Tonilyn has always preferred writing in her room to playing kickball outside. Her first book How to Raise a Husband was published for happy wives, husbands, and coffee tables everywhere. Tonilyn’s essays on relationships and parenting have been seen in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Baazar, Elle, Woman's Day, The Huffington Post, Ravishly, Grok Nation, Cafe Mom, Mom.me, Pop Sugar, Folks, Mommy Nearest, Mother.ly, L.A. Parent Magazine, Migraine.com, Scary Mommy, and Sammiches and Pych Meds. She has had pieces featured in True Story Magazine, Today's Woman Magazine, Underwired Magazine, Savvy Women’s Magazine, and The Union-Times Newspaper, Jacksonville. She is a monthly contributor for Today's Woman Magazine.