My first love is the Bangor Daily News where I got my start as a storyteller, essayist, and blogger. You can find my work dotting the Internet landscape, below are highlights of my best freelance pieces. For information about how to work with me, you can drop me an email at iamhousewifeplus(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks for reading!


My work has been included in 6 anthologies that are all available on Amazon and can be found here. 

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But Did You Die? (June 2017)
I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone (March 2015)
Only Trollops Shave Above The Knees (2015)
It’s Really 10 Months Special Delivery (2015)
Clash of the Couples (2014)
Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays (2014)


New York Magazine – “Why Do Newborn Babies Smell So Delicious?”

Washington Post – “Worried That My Kids Would Only Remember Me As A Stressed Out Mom, I Tried This

VICE Tonic “Grieving Made Me a Hypochondriac”

500 Pens, a special project from the Southern Poverty Law Center – “His Murder Changed One Maine City Forever”

My Husband and I Don’t French Kiss Anymore

Features & Interviews

CNN Living quoted Housewife Plus author Sarah Cottrell for a story on how to deal with kids and snow days. – 2017

SELF Magazine interview with Housewife Plus author Sarah Cottrell – 2016

NPR – Holiday Stress & Humor – Housewife Plus – On air radio guest 2015

Catalogs of work


Dear Liz 

Huffington Post


Scary Mommy


Maine Press Association – First Place Features Blogger 2015

Push Cart Prize nominee 2015