About Pat Snyder

For nearly a decade, Pat Snyder, a lawyer and mother of three, has chronicled her crazed struggle to lead a balanced life in “Balancing Act,” a regular humor column that appears in Suburban News Publications, a chain of 22 weekly papers in the Columbus, Ohio, area.

When she is not dancing around in a Dr. Seuss hat and leading laugh-ins as a certified laughter leader with the World Laughter Tour, Pat speaks on life balance and leads workshops to help others bring more humor into their lives and their writing. She also coaches lawyers who would like more satisfaction and balance in their careers and personal lives

Before law school, as a reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal, she won state and national journalism awards. When her marriage to Bob Snyder made him both an unsuspecting stepparent and first-time parent, the two of them co-authored a Sunday column for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer on the challenges of stepfamily living. Her account of their adventures combining his Hanukkah traditions with her Christmas ones was published in the book A Cup of Comfort for Christmas.

Pat lives in Columbus, Ohio, with all the dogs that eat her planner. Visit her anytime on her web page. www.PatSnyderOnline.com