Writing Samples & Popular Posts

If you are new to my blog, welcome.  I have established a well known and popular parenting blog in DC. In addition, I am invited to speak on panels, participated in a roundtable discussion on Huffington Post LIVE about work-life balance,  have been interviewed by the Washington Post on several topics including the prevalence and influence of mommy blogs as well as engaging toddlers in technology, by NPR on traveling with young children, Today Show Moms for a piece on lice, and I contribute to Washingtonian Magazine and Huffington Post. I am always happy to consider new invitations to speak, so please contact me at wiredmomma@me.com if you have any questions. For a sampling of my most popular posts, read below. I am most well known for my sense of humor but also tend to gravitate towards work-life balance issues:

Humor (aren’t the topics endless, particularly with a toddler in tow?):

Watch me here — it’s short & it will make you laugh- it’s my reading during the May DC premiere of  “Listen To Your Mother

The Bad Attitude Guide to Surviving Epic Power Outages – this piece was picked up by 94.7 Fresh FM & Tommy McFly talked about it on air during morning drive time

The Survivors Guide: The Top Five Toddler Truths – did you know you married a serial killer? Your toddler knows. Find out why.

Occupy Parents: Oppression by Toddler

Spare Me “Too Cute to Spook” – my first attempt at video blogging –

Halloween Diva...on how I birthed Beyonce

The Year of the Rat – life with a three-year-old

Do You Need a New Year’s Resolution When You’re Already Awesome

Hynie Mouth: Another Evil Plot to Destroy Moms

The Uncensored ABC Guide to Preschool

Work-Life Balance

Tweak Your Life –  Watch me during a roundtable discussion on work-life balance on  Huffington Post LIVE

The Glass Ceiling Keeps Calling: On Marissa Mayer and the Fortune Magazine Cover

On Mothers “Having It All”

The Wired Momma Working Mother Hero Award Series

Perfection, Martyrs & Motherhood: Where does it leave the kids?


Re-branding SAHMs

Time..or lack of it

I currently contribute to publications locally in the Washington, D.C. area. But if you are looking for contributions elsewhere, I have endless ideas and would love to hear from you.  Here’s a sample of where else I publish or have spoken. I can be reached at monica.sakala@gmail.com

Speaking/Conference Opportunities:

  • October 24, 2013 – Panelist on Blogging & Small Businesses for the Femworking gastrointestinal Conference, Washington DC
  • March 17, 2013 – Expert Panel at the A Baby Affair Conference, Washington DC
  • November 14, 2012 National Consumer League Panelist on Food Safety on Capitol Hill
  • November 3, 2012 – invited speaker at a mom’s retreat in Middleburg, VA
  • Listen To Your Mother DC May 6, 2012 – selected as one of 14 performers in the debut of the national show
  • UN Foundation Shot@Life Fundraiser Co-Host  April 20, 2012
  • Women in Government Relations Conference March 2012: Panelist for “Work-Life Balance – Does It Really Exist?”

Read Me Elsewhere:

Huffington Post

Washingtonian Magazine January 2013 –Winter Wonderland

Washingtonian Magazine  July 2012 “Best of Washington” issue:

Washingtonian Magazine

August 2012 ” Great Day Trips” issue:

July 2011 “Best of Washington” issue – “Happiest Birthdays” article – wrote on best vendors for kids birthday parties

Washingtonian Magazine Babes Around the Beltway Parenting Blogger February 2011 – May 2011: