parenting / writing

Writing Portfolio


In 2017, Melissa Uhles and Amber Roshay teamed up to create Pen and Parent. We offer freelance writing services for online and print magazines, blogs, ghost writing, and web content. 

Not only are we professional writers, but we are reliable, easy to work with, and know how to connect to your readers. Send us an email at penandparent@gmail.com.

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Melissa Uhles portfolio, freelance writer, parenting, money, writing

Melissa's Bio & Portfolio

Melissa is the author of three novels , a children's picture book and co-author of How to Make a Living as a Write​r. She’s co-founder and writer for Pen & Parent. In addition, she’s been published online at The Pennyhoarder, Today Parenting Community, Rage Against the Minivan, Momastery, Yahoo Voices, and Red Tricycle. Her print articles have appeared in Salient and You Need Not Walk Alone Magazine. She’s also written and produced short film scripts and plays.

She’s published content in the following subjects: parenting, relationships, food, travel, film/t.v. and frugal living. In addition, she’s worked with nonprofit and small business clients to create compelling blogs, web content and other collateral sales content.

Note: Some content writing has been ghost-written and she cannot share those clips. Here are a variety of clips to give you an idea of her style.

The Oregonian: You Can't Take it With You Press Release

​​Today Food: Easy Strawberry Shortcake​​​

Pennyhoarder: Save 2K Per Year Visiting Your Library

​​Mom Life Collective: 3 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Greens​​​

Today Parenting:Things I Wish I'd Enjoyed More Before Getting Pregnant​​​

Red Tricycle: 6 Portland Fountains for Hot Summer Days

Rage Against the Minivan: Letter to a Pregnant Friend

Buzzfeed Community: 6 Tasty Breakfast Spots

​​Pen and Parent: SEO Tips for Bloggers​​​

Pen and Parenting: Editing a Blog Post

Pen & Parent: How to Successfully Write and Produce a Short Film

Pen and Parent: 5 Playdate Tips for Introverts


Pen and Parent / writing /parenting, amber roshay portfolio
Amber's Bio & Portfolio

Amber is a parent and writer living in San Diego. She is the author of two novels and co-author of ​How to Make a Living as a Writer​​​. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Art in San Francisco. Her work has been published in Parent.co, The Write Life, You and Me Magazine, WOW! Women on Writing, and more. When she's not writing or parenting, she teaches English at the University of California San Diego. 

Areas of expertise are: parenting, writing, education, health, and humor. In addition, she’s worked with nonprofits, colleges, and universities to create curriculum, newsletters, and other collateral sales content.

How Two Under Two At Age 40 Transformed My Life

Redefining Mom: Lack of Paid Family Leave Makes it Harder for Working Moms to Breastfeed

The Write Life: A “Novel” Idea: How to Write a Book With a Partner

WOW! The Muffin: Friday Speak Out!: Writing at 4 a.m. Will Change Your Life

Parent Co.: Cinderella Was Wrong About Stepmoms

Parent Co.: 8 Things You Need to Know Breastfeeding with a Tongue-Tied Baby

Parent Co.: Measuring the True Cost of Infertility

Pen and Parent: Are You Living with a Twonager?

Pen and Parent: 7 Lessons Moving from Bottle to Sippy

Pen and Parent: 18 Parenting Magazines, Blogs & Websites  that Pay Freelance Writers

How to Make a Living as a Writer


For examples of our fiction, check out our novels

For examples of our nonfiction, check out How to Make a Living as a Writer. 

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