Rhonda Franz

Clear, creative content for your story, site, brand | Edits on existing content | Dotting "i's" and "crossing "t's" | Doing my work so you can do yours



Literacy | Special Education | Early Childhood Education | Educational Activities for Children | Managing a Family Schedule with a Traveling Parent | Educating Children in Their Natural Environment | Adapting Curriculum & Learning Environment for Children with Special Needs | Food & Cooking Recipe Modification


Rhonda’s Publication Credits Include:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms | Arkansas Gardener | Peekaboo family magazine | West Virginia Family | Calgary’s Child | Palm Beach Parenting | Treasure Coast Parenting | American Saver newsletter | Rhea Lana | OnlyinArk | Taste Arkansas



Hello! To inquire about freelance writing services, please see the “Contact “section below.

About Rhonda Franz


The Professional Bio

Rhonda has been a freelance writer since 2008, publishing with educational websites, numerous websites, and parenting magazines. She works with The Women Bloggers, a talent book of “savvy content crafters and marketers,” helping provide content and social media to organizations and companies across several southern states.

Also a licensed educator, Rhonda received her B.A. in Curriculum & Instruction and her M.A. in Special Education from Wichita State University. She is a Special Education Early Childhood Specialist with the state of Arkansas.

Print publications include Peekaboo Family Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Simply Family Magazine, Orlando Family Magazine, Calgary’s Child, and Parents & Kids Magazine. Online publications include Education.com, NWAMotherlode.com, MSNBC/The TODAY Show Mom blog, DailyWritingTips.com, Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act, NorthTexasKids.com, AmericaSaves.org, the Rhea Lana blog, Taste Arkansas, OnlyinArk.

Her past freelance gig titles include: managing editor of ParentingSquad.com, and food & cooking columnist for Peekaboo parenting magazine.


My Life as I Know It

  • I am a transplanted city girl, moving from the sidewalks and sirens of the city to the woods of Northwest Arkansas.
  • I am wife to a pilot and the mom of three boys.
  • Just for fun, like to call myself a home operations specialist. It’s an accurate title.
  • My favorite down-time activities include reading, watching movies, and snacking on popcorn. Not necessarily in that order, but sometimes all at once.
  • With family, I love to listen to music, play outside, and take long walks.

Articles & Media



Companies & organizations with whom I’ve worked in my role as editor/writer/interviewee:

  • Proctor & Gamble
  • American Home Shield
  • Ally Bank
  • Brazi Bites
  • Lifetime Television/The Balancing Act
  • Upromise

Interview by Ally Bank: What Moms Can Teach Their Kids About Money

Featured on ArkansasWriters.com Arkansas Writers Inspire Moms With Chicken Soup

Interview with First Arkansas News: Arkansas Author: Rhonda Franz

Twitter: 1392 followers | Instagram: 216 followers

Publications include:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

Arkansas Gardener

Peekaboo family magazine

West Virginia Family

Calgary’s Child

Palm Beach Parenting

Treasure Coast Parenting

American Saver newsletter

Featured Articles Available for Reprint

  • Crumbs food & cooking column for parents and families
  • Take a Hike: Using Nature to Nurture Your Child’s Education
  • Cake Pops to Piña Coladas: Party-Worthy Poolside Treats
  • Grill Bits: Tempting Summer Treats for the Whole Family
  • Preparing Your Preschooler for a Sibling
  • Summer Scraps: Small Composting for Families
  • Digging in the Dirt: Tips for Spring Gardening With Your Toddler or Preschooler
  • Knocking on Wood, A Young Child’s Education in Home Improvement
  • Turn on the Heat: 6 Reasons to Start an Affair With Your Slow Cooker
  • College Crash Course: Talking to Your Young Adult about Alcohol and Drug Safety
  • 6 Simple, Functional and Kid-Friendly Home Decorating Ideas
  • Back to School: Tips for Making the Transition from Summertime to School Time
  • Stay in Gear for (Next) School Year: Putting Education into Practice in the Hot Summer Months


Recent online articles include:

OnlyinArk/First Security Bank

Selfie Stops and Photo Ops in Springdale
Slow Food: Top O’ the Mount Farm
Getting Organized in 2017: An Arkansas Home, Decluttered

21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville

Rhea Lana

Strategies to Help With Packing School Lunch Boxes
A Family Game Night Everyone Will Love
How to Put Together a Costume Box for Boys
Journaling with Children: Starting Points, Strategies, and Story Prompts

Additional content for companies, websites, and brands:

The Balancing Act

  • How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep: Tips for the Whole Family
  • Finding Your Happy Place: A Resource Roundup for Moms and Dads
  • If the Shoe Fits: Outfitting Children With Proper Summer Footwear

Parenting Squad



Contact Me

– Updated November 2018 – 

I am currently taking on new editing and content work. Please email me at rhonda@rhondafranz.com with a brief description of the type of content or editing you need. I look forward to seeing what I can do for your readers/demographic, company, or organization.