Louise is an experienced Canadian freelance writer, who began her career in health and science writing by putting her biomedical science and journalism degrees to work. Initially, her writing focussed on health promotion and advocacy work for non-profit organizations. Never one to wander far from her personal interests, Louise also wrote book reviews and short articles for a community newspaper about topics that grabbed her attention.
Following the arrival of her four children, that attention naturally shifted to topics related to family life and parenting, and she’s been publishing in those areas for many years. She also continues to write and share insights about music, literature and good food—because they tend to distract her, too.
Louise’s writing can be found here on her personal blog, as well as in several parenting and lifestyle publications, including: The Washington Post, Today’s Parent, Huffington Post, and SavvyMom. In 2017, she was honoured with a National Magazine Award for a collaborative package in Today’s Parent magazine on the topic of breastfeeding.
HUFFINGTON POST PARENTS
HUFFINGTON POST CANADA
YUMMY MUMMY CLUB
THE NEW FAMILY
Late Night Plays has been recognized as one of the 75 Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs and 24 Mom Blogs You Should be Reading. Louise's writing has also been featured on SavvyMom and BlogHer. She was also nominated for a Canadian Weblog Award and has been an adjudicator for two years.
Louise's blog was initially launched to help practise her writing skills and create a portfolio. But, thanks to the compelling interactions and relationships that have grown from sharing her stories, it has become a space for honest conversation. Her images and words are known to resonate deeply with her readers.
Although it is a smaller blog, she has a very loyal following of readers with whom she enjoys sharing this journey. Parenthood invites compelling conversation, and Louise and her blog offer a welcoming and compassionate space to share.
Louise lives with her husband, four young children, and dog on the west side of Toronto, where she can often be spotted with mug in hand, standing with a friend, or peeking in the window of a ballet class.