Wife and mom of two, former paralegal and lifelong writing enthusiast. I transitioned into the world of freelance writing two years ago and haven't looked back. I am a monthly contributor to Suburban Living Apex and Suburban Living Holly Springs magazines (both based in North Carolina).
I was also a writer and editor for Construction Claims Monthly, an online legal publication that focused solely on construction law.
It's the taboo subject that nobody wants to talk about, though we've all thought it, heard it and said it. "Wow, he has really lost weight" or "She would be so pretty, if only she lost that weight."
For any budding actor, landing a job on a hit primetime show is a dream come true. For 16-year old Apex High School student, Susanna Skaggs, this dream became a reality. For the final season of the show Halt and Catch Fire on AMC, Susanna played Haley Clark, the introverted, technology loving teen forging her way in the world of the 1990s.
Daniel Arnold has been around woodworking and crafts his entire life. Growing up, he would spend a lot of time with his mom, who made baskets, at craft shows and really enjoyed being in those creative environments. His grandfathers had woodworking shops and he was always around it.
In a world where there are so many circumstances that can divide us, one group of high school students is doing everything in their power to make sure no one feels left behind. Apex Friendship High School's UNIFY Club has one goal, "to establish and maintain an inclusive school environment for all students."
Spring has finally sprung, at least according to the calendar. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and thanks to Japanese Organizing Consultant and latest Netflix star, Marie Kondo, men and women all across Apex, and America, are starting their spring cleaning early and tossing anything that doesn't bring them joy.
When you meet Apex resident Amy Steeves the first thing you notice is her infectious smile. It's the kind of smile that shows in her whole face, and you can't help but reciprocate with a smile of your own.
If you were to ask most teenage boys what they want to do with the rest of their lives, many would respond with a resounding "I don't know." After all, they aren't even allowed to drive yet, let alone have any idea what they want to be when they "grow up."
Rowan Toro made his grand entrance into this world three weeks early, in December 2015. By all accounts, Rowan was a perfect, quiet baby. Mom, Ariana Toro, was very familiar with infants since she and dad, Juan, had a little one at home. Big brother Fielder was just 20 months old when little brother Rowan was born.