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Marlena AntonucciEDITOR

Marlena Antonucci

Marlena Antonucci is a recent graduate from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and a minor in Environmental Science. She is not quite sure how to define herself just yet, but is ready to exhaust every single opportunity to figure it out. At this point she can proudly say that she’s a late night reader, inventive chef, fanatical crafter, daydreamer, lover of Parisian culture, loyal friend, and devoted partner. She steers her life by her step dad’s famous w ... More

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Casey ArchibaldAuthor

Casey Archibald

Casey is a senior in college and is excited to graduate this July! She recently got married in August and is happily living in a cute, little town home with her adorable husband. Upon graduating, Casey will receive her bachelor's in English, and has focused much of her education in the world of journalism. She is obsessed with writing and loves magazine and news style writing the best. Another life-long love of Casey's is dancing. She has tried everything from ballet and jazz to hip-hop and ba ... More

Amanda AustinAuthor

Amanda Austin

Amanda is a social media manager for a health care organization by day, a blogger and freelance writer by night, and a celebrity news junkie all the time! She's also mom to an amazing 2 year-old boy and wife to a great guy who indulges all her celebrity gossip (and sometimes tries to scoop her!) Amanda loves coffee, fashion, nail polish, cats, and Tim Gunn (not always in that order.) For more celebrity gossip, fashion, beauty and DIY, visit Amanda's blog, It's Blogworthy. ... More

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Dagmar BleasdaleAuthor

Dagmar Bleasdale

Dagmar tackles motherhood, thrifty home decorating, DIY projects, and green and frugal living on her lifestyle blog Dagmar's Home. She loves finding treasures in thrift stores and sells her handmade candles on Dagmar's Home Decor. Connect with her on Twitter (26,000 followers), ... More

Galit BreenAuthor

Galit Breen

Galit Breen is a Minnesota writer. On any given day she can be found juggling three kids, one husband, one puggle, and her laptop. Galit writes women’s fiction, is the series editor of Pens and Paint, an anthology of children’s poetry and artwork, and co-directs Listen to Your Mother Twin Cities. Galit is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post blog, Soleil Moon Frye's Moonfrye and SheKnows's allParenting. Galit blogs at These Little Waves and may or may not work for dark chocolate. {P ... More

Jennifer BrunoAuthor

Jennifer Bruno

Jennifer Bruno is a credentialed trainer by day and a freelance writer and aspiring photographer by night. Raised in rural Kansas, Jen moved to sunny Florida after college where she met her husband, who married her despite hearing her sing Dixie Chicks karaoke. Shortly after saying “I do”, they moved to New York City to fulfill their dream of living amongst the bright lights and skyscrapers. They currently share their cramped apartment with two modelesque miniature dachshunds named Millie an ... More

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Chaunie BrusieAuthor

Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, speaker, and labor and delivery nurse. She began serving as an advocate for young mothers after discovering her own two tiny blue lines during her senior year of college. She blogs about her journey as a young mom of three at www.tinybluelines.com and her first book, Tiny Blue Lines, is now available. Find Chaunie on ... More

Holly CampbellAuthor

Holly Campbell

Holly Campbell spends most days still dressed in pajamas, carefully balancing time between her family and her laptop. She’s a stay-at-home mom of two girls, an aspiring novelist, and an occasional dance teacher/choreographer. She mostly writes young adult novels, but is also working on a series for children. She blogs about her writing at http://hollymcampbell.com. ... More

Samantha ChaseAuthor

Samantha Chase

Samantha Chase is math major turned elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom extraordinaire. She spent three years studying mathematics at the University of Southern Florida before deciding it was time to make a change. She switched her major to Elementary Education and became a teacher. After graduation, Samantha spent 6 years (and a lot of sleepless nights) working in a high poverty school in the heart of St.Petersburg, Florida. She taught the first, fourth and fifth grades and lear ... More

Lissa CoffeyAuthor

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey is a Lifestyle and Relationship Expert who serves up an inspiring blend of ancient wisdom and modern style on her website CoffeyTalk.com and in her e-mail newsletters. She is the host of the CoffeyTalk web series on youtube, blinkx and other online outlets. Lissa is a bestselling author, her new recent book is: "What's Your Dharma? Discover the Vedic Way to Your Life's Purpose." Lissa is often called the "Dosha Diva" - she is world renown as the authority on Ayurveda and ... More

Deborah CruzAuthor

Deborah Cruz

Deborah Cruz, @TruthfulMommy, is the creator of The TRUTH about Motherhood, an often humorous and brutally honest look at motherhood. She's a writer, a wife, and a work-at-home Mommy who's trying to do it all well. She live in the Midwest with her 2 little girls and her husband. She has a lot of degrees from a bunch of schools but mostly spends her days shuttling people under the age of 7, whi ... More

Samantha CummingsAuthor

Samantha Cummings

Samantha Cummings is a freelance writer and author, a mommy of two, and co-owner of Priceless Writers, LLC. In her spare time, she can be found furiously typing away at the computer, creating one fantasy world or another. ... More

Stef DanielAuthor

Stef Daniel

Stef Daniel is the 40ish year old, experienced (meaning crazy already) mother of count ‘em…4 daughters (yes, she takes prayers) who have taught her nearly E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G she needs to know about raising kids and staying sane. She hails from a small town in Georgia where she lives with her family in a red tin roofed house (w ... More

Melanie DenneyEditor

Melanie Denney

Melanie Denney lives in the smallest of towns, with her great husband and their two little darlings. She has a Bachelor's degree and happily works as a full-time mother and a freelance writer, specializing in sociology and recreation leadership. ... More

Grace DuffyAuthor

Grace Duffy

Grace Duffy is a Dallas-based Digital Strategist and blogger with a passion for connecting people through technology-- be it to a goal, a solution, or simply with one another. She is a Principal and Co-Founder of Splash Creative Media. Her personal blog can be found a FormerlyGracie.com. She is everywhere you tweet her name (@graceduffy) To learn more about Grace, you can find all of her links and social media profiles on about.me/GraceDuffy ... More

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Megan KlayEditor

Megan Klay

Megan is not quite a mother yet, but is every niece and nephew’s favorite auntie. At least that’s what she tells herself! She is married to her soul mate, a guy better suited to her than anyone she could have ever dreamed up. They met in true hippy fashion at a music festival five years ago. Megan was living in her home state of Washington at the time, while Ben was in Colorado. She quickly made the move after six months of visits and they’ve been attached at the hip ever since! Both are p ... More

Rachel EngelAuthor

Rachel Engel

Rachel is a stay-at-home-mom to her 2-year-old daughter, Sydney, and her 2-month-old son, Jackson. Her writing can be found all over the web, mostly detailing her own parenting struggles and triumphs, as well as her life as the military spouse of an active-duty airman. She also writes about her life as as a special needs parent on her blog, Tales From the Plastic Crib, and spends an unnecessary amount of time on Twitter. ... More

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Angela EnglandAuthor

Angela England

Angela England is a renaissance woman who doesn't let five children stop her from many pursuits, interests and tasks. Angela is a freelance writer, professional blogger, speaker, labor doula, massage therapist and can usually be found with a coffee nearby. Angela recently published her first book, Backyard Farming on an Acre (more or less) and has since published her first Untrained Housewife Guide - Getting Prepared. ... More

Sherry FahrenwaldAuthor

Sherry Fahrenwald

Sherry Fahrenwald is freelance writer and events planner with a passion for fashion and interior design who lives in beautiful Hawaii with her husband and two kids. She enjoys lunch dates with the girls, walking the gorgeous beach of Kailua and most of all spending quality time with her family. In her free time you will find her blogging about life, fashion, interior design and parties at The Life of the Party blog or setting trend ... More

Lisl FairAuthor

Lisl Fair

Lisl Fair is author of numerous children's books, parenting articles in magazines and online and a non-fiction book. She spends her days writing and taking care of her four children and mini-zoo of pets! She has a Master's Degree in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology, but gave up practicing to spend more time with her family and pursue a career in writing. She also runs a small Brain-based Learning and Development Consultancy business from home. You can learn more about Lisl's books at www ... More

Jeannie Fleming-GiffordAuthor

Jeannie Fleming-Gifford

Jeannie Fleming-Gifford is a mama to one little lady, freelance writer, and the director of education for a non-profit community school of the arts. Graduating with a B.A. in Music and a M.A. in Child Development, Jeannie began her career in quality child development programs as a teacher, then moved into creative administrative roles with science centers, symphony orchestras and arts programs. Owner of 170+ year old house, Jeannie loves living in small town America where walks to the park and ... More

Dr. Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC, Founder of Parent Alliance®Author

Dr. Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC, Founder of Parent Alliance®

Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC is an individual and relationship coach, and mom to a preschooler. Rhona is the Founder of Parent Alliance® (www.parentalliance.com), a relationship resource for expecting couples and parents with young kids who want their relationships to thrive after their babies arrive. Rhona received her training from the Coaches Training Institute and the Center for Right Relationship, and is accredited by the International ... More

Dr. Deborah GilboaAuthor

Dr. Deborah Gilboa

Doctor G. (Deborah Gilboa, MD) empowers parents to raise respectful, responsible and resilient kids. Around the country and around the world, she works with parents to increase their knowledge and to utilize the parenting instincts they already have. Doctor G is the host of the new PBS show "The Parent Intitute" premiering in February 2013. As a Board Certified Family Physician, mother of four, author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and a professional parenting speaker, she cap ... More

Lauren Gottschalk-ScherAuthor

Lauren Gottschalk-Scher

After earning her bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Hampshire College, Lauren Gottschalk-Scher went on to study fashion design at Parsons School of Design. She worked as a fashion designer for 6 years in New York City before having a baby and a subsequent change of heart. Unable to leave her young son while she worked long hours every day, she instead left the big city and moved with her family to Northampton, Massachusetts where she now works as a birth doula, freelance designer, and a f ... More

Angela HeidtAuthor

Angela Heidt

Angela Heidt is a stay at home mother of two who resides in the rural community of Fruitvale, BC. Prior to becoming a freelance writer she worked as a software support specialist for a Vancouver based brokerage software company. After the birth of their second child, Angela and her husband Dustin felt that their children would benefit from a more natural setting, so they both quit their jobs and moved to the West Kootenay region of Southern BC. Before long, Angela felt that in order to bring ... More

Nicole HempeckBlog Coordinator

Nicole Hempeck

Nicole Hempeck is a Mom to three little girls (two of which are twins), a Military Spouse, and the Blog Coordinator here at EverydayFamily. When she's not wrangling her children, dealing with deployments or working with EverydayFamily's amazing blogging team she's writing at her own little place in the blogosphere, Moments that Define Life. Nicole has a slight addiction to coffee, loves a glass of red wine at the end of a long day (truth be told she won't turn down a white either) and pretty sho ... More

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Liz HenryAuthor

Liz Henry

Liz Henry is the irreverent voice behind the award-winning blog The Six Year Itch. She lives with her daughter and her partner, Slasher, in Philadelphia. That's not his real name and that's not her real hair color. Her soft middle is totally real. Liz graduated summa cum lazy with a degree in English literature, which means she knows how to write properly, but rarely does. She loves Harry Potter and Luna is her favorite. Find her on Twitter @sixyearitch. ... More

Natalie HoageAuthor

Natalie Hoage

Natalie is a wife, mom of a five year old son and three year old twin girls, wannabe foodie, lover of wine and of all things social media. She is the author of Mommy of a Monster and Twins, her personal blog where she writes honestly about the good, bad, and ugly of parenting. She also authors Have Wine, Will Drink, a site for women who love wine and want to learn more about it in an unintimidating way ... More

Katie HurleyAuthor

Katie Hurley

Katie Hurley, LCSW is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and writer in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BA in Psychology and Women's Studies from Boston College and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She divides her time between her family, her private practice and her writing. Passionate about helping parents enjoy the ride, she provides parent education and simple strategies to take the guesswork out of difficult parenting situations. You can find her at ... More

Salma JafriAuthor

Salma Jafri

Salma Jafri is a work-at-home mom who manages a household, a business, and an energetic, willful toddler! She is a strong advocate of raising independent, confident, happy children who learn to deal with life’s tumbles and heights with grace and fortitude. In her professional life, she runs a small freelance writing and online business development firm, WordPL, and is a Contributing Writer for Suite101. ... More

Tracy JensenAuthor

Tracy Jensen

Tracy Jensen, aka ChiMomWriter, is a writer, marketer, mother, fundraiser, marathoner, and music lover. A working, single mom of two kids ages five and three, she is notorious for doing things the hard way. In addition to writing for EverydayFamily, she survives suburban exile by blogging about life’s foibles at It Builds Character and is a regular contributor for Chicago Parent, and SheKnows Experts Among Us. She can be found at night ignoring the dishes and playing on Twitter. ... More

Shiloh JohnsonAuthor

Shiloh Johnson

Shiloh Johnson is mom to Lyra (a beautiful, independent, smart, strong-willed toddler), wife to Brett (a man who completes her life in ways she never knew needed completing), and currently the Director of Content here at EverydayFamily (the best job EVER!). Growing up with all brothers and a single mom here in Tampa, FL, she may have an edge to her, but gives love freely and unconditionally to those in her life. An accountant by trade, she realized when planning a family of her own, that she w ... More

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Dr. Anna KaplanAuthor

Dr. Anna Kaplan

Dr. Anna L. Kaplan is a mother of one, freelance writer, and licensed physician. Dr. Kaplan received her B.A. in English Literature from Pomona College, and her M.D. from U.S.C. School of Medicine. She completed a 3 year residency and board certification in Family Practice. She was in active practice for 15 years. Dr. Kaplan has written in the medical field for both consumers as well as professionals. She has also authored hundreds of articles on other subjects. ... More

Dr. Cheryl LaneAuthor

Dr. Cheryl Lane

Dr. Cheryl Lane obtained her doctorate from George Fox University in 1996. She spent the first few years of her career working with children and adolescents, and then later transitioned to working with adults. She has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric, community mental health, and private practice. She also spent several years working in a large hospital ER, where she evaluated psychiatric patients as a consult to the ER physicians. ... More

Alison LeeAuthor

Alison Lee

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding . Alison shares stories of motherhood on her blog, Writing, Wishing and her writing has been featured on Mamalode, and ... More

Hillary MarshallAuthor

Hillary Marshall

Hillary Marshall is a single mother to her 13 year old daughter Alexis and her dog Rufus. She works full-time as a freelance writer. Hillary has loved writing in all its forms her entire life. She takes pride in everything she does and loves seeing a project through from beginning to end. In her spare time she spends time with her daughter, watching movies and playing games. ... More

Melissa MaypoleAuthor

Melissa Maypole

Melissa Maypole is head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Qustodio, a company that provides free software to help parents manage, monitor, and understand their kids’ online behaviors, as well as a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. She holds a Master's degree in Education and lives in Anniston, AL with her husband and four children. ... More

Devan McGuinnessAuthor

Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award ... More

Sara McTigueEditor

Sara McTigue

Sara McTigue is a secret agent, cupcake chef, award winning author, photographer, and PTA mom. At least, that is how things look in her mind. When she isn’t testing the bounds of her imagination, she is a mom to three amazing and hilariously funny children, wife to a charming and handsome man, and thoroughly addicted to reading. With a BS in English Education and an MA in English Literature, words – and their ability to shape our lives and thoughts – are an everyday fascination. Af ... More

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Kathy Mercer, RNC-OB, CNMAuthor

Kathy Mercer, RNC-OB, CNM

Ms. Mercer has been a maternal/infant nurse for more than 30 years, and has worked in a variety of hospital settings, including labor & delivery, mother-baby, intensive care nursery, and pediatrics. She has participated in home visitation and care for high risk antepartum clients, as well as women and infants following normal birth in a birth center. She has been involved in educational efforts including childbirth education, education of nursing students, preparation of nursing graduates fo ... More

Tammy MiesnerAuthor

Tammy Miesner

Tammy Miesner recently joined the blogging community, combining her passion for writing and experience with infertility on her personal blog Womb Wasteland. She enjoys spending time with her active duty hubby and fur babies (two cats and a dog). Her interests include photography, reading, and genealogy. Visit this wannabe mama's blog and follow her @WombWasteland. ... More

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Heather MontgomeryAuthor

Heather Montgomery

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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Christina Montoya FiedlerAuthor

Christina Montoya Fiedler

Christina Montoya Fiedler is a Los Angeles-based parenting writer, former publicist, dog lover, coffee drinker extraordinaire, and mom to an exuberant four-year-old boy. Follow her @cmf2009 and read her musings about being a stay at home mom at Mama to the Rescue. ... More

Tracy MorrisonAuthor

Tracy Morrison

Tracy Morrison is a work-at-home mom to three daughters. After spending 15 years in the corporate marketing and sales world while traveling the world, she decided she was up to a bigger challenge and her children now fill her days with love, challenges, laughter and humility. Tracy started her personal blog Sellabit Mum in 2008 to document the lighter side of her parenting journey. She also works in the fashion industry and is a contribut ... More

Kathy MurdockAuthor

Kathy Murdock

Kathy Murdock works as a full time writer and web designer. Recently planted in the middle of the deep south from the busy streets of Los Angeles, when she's not coding Wordpress websites or writing about women in business and thrifty motherhood, Kathy spends time photographing alligators, playing with her family, and running. ... More

Afiya Orara, CLC, CLD, CBEAuthor

Afiya Orara, CLC, CLD, CBE

Afiya Orara, CLC,CLD,CBE, is a certified lactation counselor, child birth educator, and doula. Afiya has also taken the postpartum support international two day course, and is on the Greater Grand Rapids postpartum mood disorder health advisory team. Afiya Orara answers breastfeeding questions daily by mothers she works with in Grand Rapids, as well as women all over the United States. Contact Afiya at: afiyaorara@gmail.com ... More

Jennifer ParkerAuthor

Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker is a freelance writer, doula and mother of three. She lives in Perth, Western Australia. ... More

Peyton PryceAuthor

Peyton Pryce

Peyton Pryce has worked in the learning and development industry for the past 11 years - the least interesting thing about her. She is raising a smart, sarcastic and fun little boy. On top of having a full-time job and being a mother, Peyton works hard to support her husband and country as a military wife. Never one lacking an opinion, her friends seek out her advice about parenting, budgeting, cooking, or almost anything. Peyton comes from a large family, with over 11 siblings or in-laws an ... More

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Kelly PuglianoAuthor

Kelly Pugliano

Kelly Pugliano is a wife, mom to a soon-to-be-college student and one-not- far- behind, freelance writer, photographer and a lifelong foodie who shares her love of cooking and baking through photographs good enough to eat. Seeming to be a permanent fixture in her Upstate NY kitchen, you will often find her creating tried & true recipes from family archives or testing out new delights found by reading countless cooking magazines, watching Food Network or scouring Pinterest. If not behind the ... More

Nichole RichardsonAuthor

Nichole Richardson

Nichole Richardson is a St.Louis based freelance writer with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-St.Louis. Richardson was selected and attended the National Media Convention hosted in Orlando, Florida and worked at Barnes Jewish Hospital (ranked in the top ten in the nation) in Public Relations writing press releases, online, and print copy. She has had articles published in BJC Today, BJH website, Suite101.com, The Current, The Independent News, and Patch.com amongst others. ... More

Ellen RiebowAuthor

Ellen Riebow

Ellen Riebow grew up in a large, upbeat city on the coast, and now lives in a small, low-key country town. She has a background in Nutrition and Physical Wellness from the American College of Sports Medicine and is a stay-at-home mom to a very active toddler boy. Other than being a freelance writer, she been very successful with her shop of formal baby clothes, loves being outdoors, is learning the French languag ... More

Ryan RiveraAuthor

Ryan Rivera

Ryan Rivera grew up in a small community and suffered from numerous anxiety-related issues. He is an anxiety expert, providing tips and tricks for dealing with anxiety, stress, related treatments, and potential ways to live with anxiety at www.calmclinic.com. ... More

Kornelia RobertsonAuthor

Kornelia Robertson

Kornelia is a wife, mother, freelance translator, article writer, and she also works for her local YMCA. In her free time, she volunteers at an equestrian center and hopes to improve her riding skills, learn more about dressage. After she earned a master’s degree in Psychology and another one in Oriental Studies, she worked as a translator and interpreter for Japanese manufacturing companies. Later she started up her freelance business, and now she is able to work mostly from home and spend ... More

Amanda RodriguezAuthor

Amanda Rodriguez

Amanda has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. As it turns out, her parenting advice is not generally useful for more than a good laugh, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need! Amanda spends her offline time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director for a local magazine, writing freelance ... More

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Becky RosenthalAuthor

Becky Rosenthal

Becky Rosenthal has a confession to make. Without shame she romanticizes her grandmother's era. Perhaps she's a victim of Golden Age thinking, but she believes her grandma could teach us a few things about hosting a party, warming up a room, welcoming strangers, cooking for them and striking up a conversation. We could all benefit from sitting down around a great meal and simply enjoying our families and friends more often. Enter Vintage Mixer. She originally started Vintage Mixer to share ... More

Gigi RossAuthor

Gigi Ross

Gigi Ross is a wife, mom of two, fumbling foodie, social media geek, Jason Mraz groupie, reality TV show addict, tech lover, freelance writer and wine drinker - not necessarily in that order. Gigi has been involved in all things internet since 1997 - from running e-commerce sites for Fortune 500 companies, to starting parenting forums, to writing her personal blog - if it's online, Gigi wants to know about it! Gigi's personal blog is KludgyMom, a snappi ... More

Sharon RowleyAuthor

Sharon Rowley

My name is Sharon and I am the busy Mom of six children ages 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, and 8. People often ask me "How do you do it?" I tell them that my key to success lies in planning ahead, with a whole lot of creativity and organization thrown in! You can also find me over at http://momof6.com! ... More

Kim ShannonEditor

Kim Shannon

Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree programs (Creative Writing, and Marriage and Family Therapy). At various times in her life she has signed up to study Naturopathy, only to back out at the last minute, and humored the idea of returning full-time to the world of dance. Kimberly has also started 10 different children ... More

Samantha ShelleyEditor

Samantha Shelley

Samantha Shelley is a student of Communication and Advertising at BYU-Idaho, who also works as a copywriter for Soapbox Agency. She is an avid promoter of happiness, being active, and Taylor Swift. In her spare time she enjoys singing, playing guitar, dancing, building ponds, and watching videos of kittens doing adorable things. Though currently 21 and unmarried, Samantha plans to one day have a family big enough to sing in at least 8-part harmonies. She would also like her children to continue ... More

Karen SkopAuthor

Karen Skop

A Tampa, FL native, Karen attended Hillsborough High School, St. Pete JC (when it was a Junior College) and the University of South Florida, majoring in English Education. Working since high school, Karen spent her childrearing years managing offices, coordinating marketing and directing human resources for a wide variety of businesses in the Tampa Bay area. Mother to two grown sons - Garrett & Justin - she has hung up her corporate hat and traded it in for spit-up stained t- shirts & ... More

Heather SleeAuthor

Heather Slee

Heather Slee is the mother of a beautiful four-month old girl. She and her family reside in Central Minnesota. Besides being a deliriously happy new mom, Heather works at a local college, writes in her spare time, and loves bargain hunting for baby gear. ... More

Andy SmithsonAuthor

Andy Smithson

Andy Smithson is a Licensed Masters Social worker, writer, presenter, and most importantly, a husband and a father of three energetic boys and a heart-melting girl. Andy and his family live in Burley, Id., along the scenic snake river. They enjoy spending time on the river in the summer, and in the mountains in the winter. Andy has worked with kids and families for years in counseling, parenting classes, and seminars, and provides in-home coaching. He loves to see personal, relational, and gener ... More

Carla SnuggsAuthor

Carla Snuggs

Carla Snuggs, MLIS, is a freelance writer from Southern California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in child development. ... More

Mindi StavishAuthor

Mindi Stavish

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish . Her weekly feature ... More

Phylana Stowers, RN, BSNAuthor

Phylana Stowers, RN, BSN

Phylana Stowers is a wife and Mommy to five children, ages 13, 10, 8 and 6 year old twins. She is also a registered nurse, a freelance and aspiring book writer, and an entrepreneur. In her spare time, when she has any, she makes hand decorated note cards, jewelry and swaddling blankets. Graduating with a B.S. in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, she has worked the majority of her 13 year career in Women’s Health – Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery, Recovery Room ... More

Jeanna StrassburgAuthor

Jeanna Strassburg

Jeanna Strassburg is a wife, and mother of three, who enjoys kitchen dance parties and summer time! Jeanna received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho in April of 2007. She enjoys spending her time cooking, cleaning and tending to the proper duties of a stay at home mother… NOPE! Truthfully, she enjoys eating the food, but not making it or cleaning up after it. She likes to have a clean home, but loathes laundry and dishes. Loves her children, but coul ... More

Sarah VickersAuthor

Sarah Vickers

Sarah Vickers is a happily married, stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of 2 young boys. She is also a gestational surrogate to 4-year-old twin girls and is currently pregnant with a traditional surrogate baby girl who is due to arrive sometime in March of 2013. Sarah is addicted to all things pregnancy-related. She has spent the last several years studying pregnancy,birth, Invitro-fertilization and is also a certified Doula. Sarah also runs a personal blog called Moose and Tater- her sons' nickn ... More

Shannon WattAuthor

Shannon Watt

Shannon is a mother of 3 teens, who hit 40 and decided that instead of a "mid-life crisis", she wanted an adventure of a lifetime. She convinced her wonderfully open-minded husband to pack up their house, sell most of their possessions, and travel the USA in an RV for a year or two. Besides homeschooling her kids, running their online program, The Business of Marriage, and Watts in the World show, Shannon loves ... More

Kirsten WeissAuthor

Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten Weiss worked for over 14 years in the financial services industry, first overseas in microcredit, and then as a financial advisor. Today she works as a writer and marketing specialist. ... More

Jace WhatcottEditor

Jace Whatcott

Jace Whatcott is a self-diagnosed introvert who loves crossword puzzles, golf, and reading. Despite being a male contributor—one of the few on this particular website—he is not in unfamiliar territory. Because he is an English major, 90% of his classmates are females, so he’s not too worried about being a fish out of water. One of his favorite things to do is to raid local thrift stores for used books. He’s always looking for something to read, or for something to put on his endless to-r ... More

Kristen ZajacAuthor

Kristen Zajac

Kristen Zajac is a children’s author. Her published books include “Ebeneezer’s Cousin” and “Chasing the Spirit of Service”, winner of the 2011 Global eBook Award in multicultural fiction. Upcoming releases from Guardian Angel Publishing include "The Veterans' Clubhouse", "Grandma's Telescope", and "Taking Flight: Isabella's Aviary." Before becoming an author, Kristen worked at U.S. Central Command on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida writing threat assessments for deployed ser ... More

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