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 ballroom. Ballroom became her new favorite in college. She met her husband during an unfortunate dance tryout. He accidentally tripped her in front of the judges, but he still made the team. Let's just say she didn’t make it, and may have been just a

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 ... More

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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.

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 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), Facebook, and Pinterest.

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), Facebook, and Pinterest. ... More

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Galit Breen

Galit Breen is the bestselling author of Kindness Wins, a simple guide to teaching your child to be kind online; the TEDx Talk, “Raising a digital kid without having been one”; the online course Raise Your Digital Kid™; and the Facebook group The Savvy Parents Club. She believes you can get your child a phone and still create a grass-beneath-their-bare-feet childhood for them. Galit’s writing has been featured on The Huffington Post; The Washington Post; Buzzfeed; TIME; and more. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, three children, and a ridiculously spoiled mini goldendoodle. Find her at TheseLittleWaves.NET and read her 5 Questions to ask before getting your child a phone at bit.ly/firstPHONE

Galit Breen is the bestselling author of Kindness Wins, a simple guide to teaching your child to be kind online; the TEDx Talk, “Raising a digital kid without having been one”; the online course Raise Your Digital Kid™; and the Facebook group The Savvy Parents Club. She believes you can get your child a phone and still create a grass-beneath-their-bare-feet childhood for them. Galit’s writing has been featured on The Huffington Post; The Washington Post; Buzzfeed; TIME; and more. She lives in ... More

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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 and Mona. Jen is a recovering infertile, currently pregnant after two losses, and is slowly getting used to the idea that she may, in fact, meet her son someday soon. Jen chronicles her war with infertility and her love affair with pregnancy on her per

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 ... More

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Chaunie Brusie, RN, BSN

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss.

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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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 Holly M. Campbell: Adventures in Writing.

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 Holly M. Campbell: Adventures in Writing. ... More

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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 learned a lot about reaching tough kids through love and high expectations. Once becoming a mother, Samantha traded in her classroom days for time at home with her daughter. She now stays busy trying to keep up with (and clean up after) her thirteen mon

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 ... More

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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 Relationships. Her book on the topic is "What's Your Dosha, Baby? Discover the Vedic Way for Compatibility in Life and Love." A sought-after guest expert, Lissa Coffey appears frequently on television and radio and contributes to many

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

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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, while trying to maintain her sanity and she wouldn't have it any other way. She talks a lot. She may not always say what you want to hear but it will always be her honest viewpoint.

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, while trying to maintain her sanity and she wouldn't have it any other way. She talks a lot. She ... More

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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.

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

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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 (with just ONE bathroom mind you) on a farm - with tons of animals of course. One day, due to her sheer aversion to shoes and her immense love of the sea, she aspires to penning her way to fame on a deserted island in the Florida Keys. For now though, Georgia will do. Stef moved from Maryland to Georgia on a whim that proved transformational at the age of 21. Soon after she met her

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 (with just ONE bathroom mind you) on a farm - with tons of animals of course. One day, due to her sheer aversion to shoes and her immense love of the sea, ... More

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Jamie Davis Smith

Jamie is a Beltway Insider who loves channeling her pre-motherhood love of traveling into spending time exploring all D.C. has to offer with her brood of two girls and two boys ages 9, 7,5, and a baby. She is a reformed lawyer turned full-time kid wrangler who enjoys photographing her everyday chaos and anything salted caramel. Since life is never dull, she loves writing about the issues and events going on in her life at any given time, including caring for a daughter with special needs and the special time spent with a newborn. She also blogs for the Huffington Post and can be reached at jdavissmith03@gmail.com.

Jamie is a Beltway Insider who loves channeling her pre-motherhood love of traveling into spending time exploring all D.C. has to offer with her brood of two girls and two boys ages 9, 7,5, and a baby. She is a reformed lawyer turned full-time kid wrangler who enjoys photographing her everyday chaos and anything salted caramel. Since life is never dull, she loves writing about the issues and events going on in her life at any given time, including caring for a daughter with special needs and ... More

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Melanie Denney

Melanie Denney lives in the smallest of towns, with her 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.

Melanie Denney lives in the smallest of towns, with her 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

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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

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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Elizabeth Durham

Elizabeth Durham helps others bring joy into their everyday life. She is the creator of ElizabethDurham.com, where she encourages women to stop hiding and take control of their health so they can live in their purpose while living a happy and healthy life. She also runs Lettuce Heads Organics to provide families with fresh and affordable organic produce.

Elizabeth Durham helps others bring joy into their everyday life. She is the creator of ElizabethDurham.com, where she encourages women to stop hiding and take control of their health so they can live in their purpose while living a happy and healthy life. She also runs Lettuce Heads Organics to provide families with fresh and affordable organic produce. ... More

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Megan Klay

I have a constant craving for adventure and love to pack as much fun into life as I can. Becoming a mom to one sweet boy has caused me to slow down - a little, and provided me with a wonderful new way to find joy in life. I try my darndest to soak it all in, as I have already found life to move a lot quicker since welcoming this little hunk of love into it. I am married to an amazing man, and I'm still trying to figure out how to embrace the changes in our relationship that have come with new parenthood. I'm an extrovert, so while finding things to talk about doesn't come as much of a challenge, sitting down and recording my thoughts sometimes does. In addition to writing for EverydayFamily, I also manage our social media accounts and try

I have a constant craving for adventure and love to pack as much fun into life as I can. Becoming a mom to one sweet boy has caused me to slow down - a little, and provided me with a wonderful new way to find joy in life. I try my darndest to soak it all in, as I have already found life to move a lot quicker since welcoming this little hunk of love into it. I am married to an amazing man, and I'm still trying to figure out how to embrace the changes in our relationship that have come with new ... More

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Rachel Engel

Rachel is a stay-at-home-mom to her 4-year-old daughter, Sydney, and her 18-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.

Rachel is a stay-at-home-mom to her 4-year-old daughter, Sydney, and her 18-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 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.

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

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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 trends with the Polyvore community.

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 trends with the Polyvore community. ... More

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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.brainyconnections.com.

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 ... More

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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 bike rides to the coffeeshop are part of her everyday adventures. In her spare time, Jeannie enjoys yoga, dark chocolate, long walks with her two black labrador retrievers and, of course, the everyday fun parenthood brings.

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

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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®, 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 Coach Federation. With the help of technology, Rhona coaches clients (both individuals and couples) across North America.

Rhona Berens, PhD, CPCC is an individual and relationship coach, and mom to a preschooler. Rhona is the Founder of Parent Alliance®, 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 Coach Federation. With the help of technology, Rhona coaches clients (both ... More

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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. Her acclaimed book "Get the Behavior You Want... Without Being the Parent You Hate!" is available now. As a Board Certified Family Physician, mother of four, author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and a professional parenting speaker, she captivates parents through her humorous straight talk and takes the guilt out of parenting. Doctor G is a regular contributor to Huffington Post Parents, Your Teen Magazine and several of the largest parenting sites online. Doctor G is a Clin

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. Her acclaimed book "Get the Behavior You Want... Without Being the Parent You Hate!" is available now. As a Board Certified Family Physician, mother of four, author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and a professional parenting ... More

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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 freelance writer.

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 ... More

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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 balance to her life, she needed some sort of gainful employment and decided to try her hand at freelance writing. In just a few short months she realized that her skill set was perfect for providing interesting and informative web content for compan

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 ... More

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Nicole Hempeck

Nicole Hempeck is a mom, military spouse and full-time marketing manager. She spends her days working hard to raise three strong daughters and manage the many ups and downs of life as a military family while also working her marketing magic for amazing family brands. Occasionally, you can still find her writing at her little spaces in the online world – Moments That Define Life and Trending Parent.

Nicole Hempeck is a mom, military spouse and full-time marketing manager. She spends her days working hard to raise three strong daughters and manage the many ups and downs of life as a military family while also working her marketing magic for amazing family brands. Occasionally, you can still find her writing at her little spaces in the online world – Moments That Define Life and Trending Parent. ... More

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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.

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. ... More

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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. In her free time, which she rarely has anymore, she reads, cooks, gardens, works as a freelance writer and social media consultant, and drinks wine…lots of wine.

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. In her free time, which she rarely has anymore, she reads, cooks, gardens, works as a freelance writer and social media consultant, and drinks wine…lots of wine. ... More

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Katie Hurley

Katie Hurley, LCSW is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and writer in Los Angeles, CA. She is the author of "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" and "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World". 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 Practical Parenting. She lives in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her rock & ro

Katie Hurley, LCSW is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and writer in Los Angeles, CA. She is the author of "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" and "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World". 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 ... More

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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.

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

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Tracy Jensen

Tracy Jensen is a writer, marketer, mother, fundraiser, marathoner, and music lover. A working, single mom of two kids ages six and five, 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. She can be found at night ignoring the dishes and playing on Twitter.

Tracy Jensen is a writer, marketer, mother, fundraiser, marathoner, and music lover. A working, single mom of two kids ages six and five, 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. She can be found at night ignoring the dishes and playing on Twitter. ... More

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Shiloh Johnson

Shiloh Johnson is mom to Lyra (a beautiful, independent, smart, strong-willed 5 year old) and Coda (the most loving, sweet-natured, yet still wild and crazy, little boy), 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 wanted to find a career that better suited her role as mom. Luckily for her, she was able to join the family business! In her spare time, she enjoys reading books

Shiloh Johnson is mom to Lyra (a beautiful, independent, smart, strong-willed 5 year old) and Coda (the most loving, sweet-natured, yet still wild and crazy, little boy), 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. ... More

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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.

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

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Tom Konecny

Tom Konecny is a dad of four children and husband to wife, Erika. Tom currently serves as a private consultant in writing, communications and marketing. In 2013, Tom founded Dad Marketing, a site dedicated to exploring the world of marketing to dads. He previously worked in sports marketing, served as an associate editor and writer for several publications, and directed an award-winning corporate marketing department. His first book, "DADLY Dollar$" will be published this summer, and he is contributor of another due this spring titled, "DADLY Dads: Fathers of the 21st Century." Follow along at www.dadmarketing.com.

Tom Konecny is a dad of four children and husband to wife, Erika. Tom currently serves as a private consultant in writing, communications and marketing. In 2013, Tom founded Dad Marketing, a site dedicated to exploring the world of marketing to dads. He previously worked in sports marketing, served as an associate editor and writer for several publications, and directed an award-winning corporate marketing department. His first book, "DADLY Dollar$" will be published this summer, and he is ... More

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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.

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

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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, she traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison is a former blogger (Writing, Wishing), and her writing has been featured on Mamalode,On Parenting at The Washington Post,The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, Club Mid, andDrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is the Submissions Editor at Bon

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, she traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison is a former blogger (Writing, Wishing), and her writing has been featured on Mamalode,On Parenting at The Washington Post,The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, Club Mid, andDrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists ... More

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Jessica Lynn

Jessica Lynn is days away from popping out her second child—another girl—and is counting down the minutes until she can bend enough to tie her own shoes again. When she’s not dreaming of drinking wine again, she’s trying to keep up with her active almost-two-year-old daughter. She’s an accidental southern girl living in Georgia, thanks to the military; her husband just returned from his sixth deployment, and she’s extremely happy to have him back home in time for the birth. Jessica's the voice behind Jessica Lynn Writes, a lifestyle blog where she shares everything from tales about motherhood, the joys (and hardships) of pregnancy, her adventures overseas and around America, life as a military wife, good eats, and everything in

Jessica Lynn is days away from popping out her second child—another girl—and is counting down the minutes until she can bend enough to tie her own shoes again. When she’s not dreaming of drinking wine again, she’s trying to keep up with her active almost-two-year-old daughter. She’s an accidental southern girl living in Georgia, thanks to the military; her husband just returned from his sixth deployment, and she’s extremely happy to have him back home in time for the birth. ... More

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers who are changing the world," Devan's a regular contributor to The Huffington Post Canada, Disney's Babble.com, and other places around the web. Check out Devan's lifestyle website byDevan, where you will find everything you need to have a

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 and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers ... More

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Sara McTigue, CLC

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. After several years teaching high schoolers how to think critically, write clearly, and text message during class discreetly, she was lucky enough to conceive her daughter Annabella. Suddenly there was only one student in her classroom, and she was mor

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. ... More

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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 for taking the licensure examination, and continuing education for nursing staff. She also holds a graduate degree in church music and is a harpist. Ms. Mercer has also finished graduate nursing training and is a certified nurse-midwife.

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 for ... More

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Nicole Merritt

Nicole Merritt is a mother of three and the Owner and Founder of jthreeNMe, an imperfectly authentic peek at real-life marriage, parenting, and self-improvement. jthreeNMe is raw, honest, empowering, inspiring, and entertaining; it’s like chicken soup for those that are exhausted, over-stressed and under-inebriated, yet still utterly happy. Nicole's work has been featured by Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, BLUNTmoms, CafeMom, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, Everyday Family, Motherly & many others. You can follow Nicole at jthreeNMe.com and as @jthreeNMe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter!

Nicole Merritt is a mother of three and the Owner and Founder of jthreeNMe, an imperfectly authentic peek at real-life marriage, parenting, and self-improvement. jthreeNMe is raw, honest, empowering, inspiring, and entertaining; it’s like chicken soup for those that are exhausted, over-stressed and under-inebriated, yet still utterly happy. Nicole's work has been featured by Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, BLUNTmoms, CafeMom, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, Everyday Family, Motherly & ... More

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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.

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. ... More

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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.

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 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 on her blog, Mama to the Rescue.

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 on her blog, Mama to the Rescue. ... More

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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 contributing writer at Savvy Sassy Moms. Her writing has also been featured on In The Powder Room, Mamapedia, All Things Chic, Care.com, The Mouthy Housewives, and BlogHer. Tracy is also the co-producer of Listen To Your Mother - Twin Cities.

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 contributing writer at Savvy Sassy Moms. Her writing has also ... More

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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.

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

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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

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

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Jennifer Parker

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

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

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Julia Pelly

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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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 and 10 nieces and nephew - of course never lacking drama. She holds a lot of respect for parents who’ve come before her or will come after her. Her favorite phrase is, “Why re-create the wheel?” She sees advice from other parents (even sometimes

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 ... More

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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 apron, Kelly is out searching for great eats either local or on the road, snapping photos along the way, sharing her delicious finds on her new site, Eat Picks. She has been blogging since 2009, sharing life stories on family, food and sports. A reti

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

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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. While the author writes on a variety of subject matters, she specializes in the areas of Children and Parenting, Mass Communications and Home Health Care. Feel free to e-mail Nichole with any questions, comments, or concerns. The author encour

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 ... More

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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 loves being outdoors, is learning the French language, and dreams of dancing ballet again. She's been married, since 2008, to her best friend, Matthew, and currently resides in Louisiana, where he produces the local NBC news. She loves spending time with her family and documenting her son, as he grows and discovers the simple things, in our beautiful corner of the world. Ellen's hope is that her nutrition articles will educate, comfort

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 loves being outdoors, is learning the French language, and dreams of dancing ballet again. She's been married, since 2008, to her best friend, Matthew, and currently resides in Louisiana, ... More

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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.

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

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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 the better part of every day with her daughter. The YMCA has also been an important part of her life for over ten years: she started out as a summer camp counselor / equestrian director, and now she works mainly in the aquatics department. She en

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 ... More

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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 articles about stuff she loves, wrangling her 3 little Dudes, petting her Baby Dog Daughter, high-fiving her stuck-in-the-90s husband, and eating cupcakes in her garage to escape the crazy. You can Tweet with her online as @dumbparent, but don’t expect her to be serious. It’s virtually impossible.

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 articles about stuff she loves, wrangling her 3 little ... More

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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 lessons and recipes learned from Grandma Grace and to tell stories of world travel. The heart of Vintage Mixer is about a meal, a table and a conversation contrasted with calendars that fill as quickly as we allow. Sadly, hosting and hospitality

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 ... More

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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 snappish take on parenting, pop culture, technology and much more. Her writing has also been featured at Babble, Travel Mamas, BlogHer, Mamapedia, Modern Baby, and other parenting sites. She works as a freelance social media consultant and is a frequent speaker at blog conferences about being a

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 snappish take on parenting, pop culture, ... More

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Sharon Rowley

My name is Sharon and I am the busy Mom of six children ages 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 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!

My name is Sharon and I am the busy Mom of six children ages 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 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! ... More

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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 her British accent, but fears that living in America may be detrimental to that goal. If anyone knows of any ways to preserve British accents, please contact her immediately.

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 ... More

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Katelynne Shepard

Katelynne has been trying to get the hang of this raising kids thing since 2007 but spends most of her time wondering who stole her copy of Parenting 101. When she’s not playing referee for her two children or writing all the words, she fantasizes about a full night’s sleep, uninterrupted showers, and triple venti caramel macchiatos with coconut milk.

Katelynne has been trying to get the hang of this raising kids thing since 2007 but spends most of her time wondering who stole her copy of Parenting 101. When she’s not playing referee for her two children or writing all the words, she fantasizes about a full night’s sleep, uninterrupted showers, and triple venti caramel macchiatos with coconut milk. ... More

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Sheri Silver

Sheri Silver is a mom, landscape designer and author of the blog Donuts, Dresses and Dirt . She loves sharing tips and tricks on the things she's most passionate about - including baking and cooking, gardening, shopping and her adventures in and around New York City with her 3 kids.

Sheri Silver is a mom, landscape designer and author of the blog Donuts, Dresses and Dirt . She loves sharing tips and tricks on the things she's most passionate about - including baking and cooking, gardening, shopping and her adventures in and around New York City with her 3 kids. ... More

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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 & yoga pants with a major career change to that of an Infant Nanny. Dubbed "The Baby Whisperer" by her latest charges' parents, Karen spends her days giving care to two infants - Jude & Lyra - and researching arcane baby factoids on the internet.

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 & yoga ... More

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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.

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

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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 generational cycles change and progress as parents improve themselves and their parenting. Andy is the creator and author of the TRU Parenting program and blog.

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 ... More

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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.

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

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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, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's speech, language and feeding development through everyday moments.

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, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's ... More

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Heather Stouffer

As a mother herself, Heather Stouffer was unable to find healthy, store-bought alternatives to a home-cooked family dinner. Inspired, she launched Mom Made Foods to offer busy parents convenient, delicious snack and meal options for kids that do not sacrifice taste, quality or nutrition. Over the last ten years, Heather Stouffer has been the CEO and voice of Mom Made Foods, guiding the brand to a prestigious position within the food industry. She was named one of Washington DC’s ‘40 Under 40’ business leaders in 2010 and was a recipient of Washington Business Journal's ‘Women Who Mean Business’ prestigious award in 2014, as one of the top 25 female business leaders in the Washington metro area. Additionally, Mom Made Foods was rec

As a mother herself, Heather Stouffer was unable to find healthy, store-bought alternatives to a home-cooked family dinner. Inspired, she launched Mom Made Foods to offer busy parents convenient, delicious snack and meal options for kids that do not sacrifice taste, quality or nutrition. Over the last ten years, Heather Stouffer has been the CEO and voice of Mom Made Foods, guiding the brand to a prestigious position within the food industry. She was named one of Washington DC’s ‘40 Under ... More

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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 as well as Mental Health and Rehabilitation.

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 as ... More

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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 could do without, meltdowns, crying and sibling rivalry! She is jealous of her daughter Grace’s beautiful long hair, her son Hudson’s reckless abandon, and her daughter Tessa’s charm and worries constantly that she may not be the one in charge.

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 ... More

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Natalie Sudia

I've lived all over the place! I was born in Hawaii, grew up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, enjoyed some time in the cities of the Bay Area, and even spent a few years in Arizona. These days I am living in beautiful Colorado and loving it. I live with my husband, baby boy, my mom, and our 5 pets (3 cats, 2 dogs). There's a lot of love in our little condo! A few of my favorite things include: Pretty dresses (especially ones I can wear while breastfeeding/pumping these days.) Tea parties with my best girlfriends, and ALL the tiny tea sandwiches. Weddings, filled with love and joy, beautiful clothes, special people, delicious food and fun events! The Arts! Especially good novels, the theater, and photography. Traveling to all the won

I've lived all over the place! I was born in Hawaii, grew up in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, enjoyed some time in the cities of the Bay Area, and even spent a few years in Arizona. These days I am living in beautiful Colorado and loving it. I live with my husband, baby boy, my mom, and our 5 pets (3 cats, 2 dogs). There's a lot of love in our little condo! A few of my favorite things include: Pretty dresses (especially ones I can wear while breastfeeding/pumping these days.) Tea parties ... More

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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' nicknames. There she writes about life, love, food and the pursuit of happiness in Denver. She is a jack of all trades, a master of none but she does what she loves and she loves what she does!

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' ... More

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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, Watts in the World, Shannon loves to explore new places. Nothing is more exciting than waking up in a new city everyday, and discovering what's great about the people, the food & culture. In her downtime, Shannon enjoys taking photos on a camera way more sophisticated than her, and hanging out in nature. Unless there's lots of bugs or mud, then she'd rather snuggle up with a good book in the RV!

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, Watts in the World, Shannon loves to explore new places. Nothing is more exciting than waking up in a new city everyday, and discovering what's great ... More

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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.

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

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Kristen Zajac

Kristen Zajac is a children’s author. Her published books include "The Veterans' Clubhouse," “Ebeneezer’s Cousin” (English and Spanish editions), and “Chasing the Spirit of Service”, winner of the 2011 Global eBook Award in multicultural fiction. Upcoming releases from Guardian Angel Publishing include "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 service members. Prior to that, she worked at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. as an analyst in the Counterterrorism Division. She was awarded a 1997 Presidential Management Fellowship in Washington D.C. Kristen earned

Kristen Zajac is a children’s author. Her published books include "The Veterans' Clubhouse," “Ebeneezer’s Cousin” (English and Spanish editions), and “Chasing the Spirit of Service”, winner of the 2011 Global eBook Award in multicultural fiction. Upcoming releases from Guardian Angel Publishing include "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 ... More

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