A Brief History of RWG (& Me)
Back in 2008 I launched Red, White & Grew as a way to explore and promote the idea of “victory gardening.” Hence the patriotic, eco-friendly name and tagline: “Red, White & Grew: Modern Life in the Spirit of the Victory Garden.”
Between you and me, my early blogging efforts were mostly about me finding a creative outlet as a journalist while I raised a kid and, eventually, stepped up to help care for an elderly, disabled parent–my late mother. As a former university administrator turned managing editor, I struggled to keep my career on life support during my “at home years.” (You can read more about my credentials on LinkedIn.)
Over time RWG has transformed as I’ve grown, giving new meaning to the “Grew” in the blog’s name.
Gradually I’ve come to share thoughts and research on broader, more eclectic interests including gifted education/parenting, bullying, eldercare, grief, and homeschooling. (We homeschool because of a food allergy.) I even shared a few recipes.
Achievements & Press Mentions
Over the years RWG and my books have been featured on news outlets in the United States and Canada, including Fast Company magazine. Early in the life of RWG, I won a social media award from the Austin American Statesman and helped with the successful online petition to revive The White House garden in D.C. I also gave a TEDx San Antonio talk, presented a few conference speeches, appeared in a podcast for the largest homeschool organization in the world, and wrote two small books on parenting/homeschooling for a non-profit education organization.
Page last updated 6 May 2017.