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Brooke-Meabon

Name :: Brooke Meabon
Site Name ::  Alamo City Moms Blog (San Antonio)
Where You Grew Up :: Midland, Texas
Number of Kids with Ages :: Harper (3 1/2) & Harris (2)
What You Studied In School :: History and Marketing
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Get out and explore! We love going to local parks and museums. San Antonio has so much to offer for kids.
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Instagram
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Honestly? Cleaning. But it gets done or else we’d be in real trouble!
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Motivated
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Sitting down!
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: The communities we have within City Moms Blog. I love the community we’ve created for moms locally here in San Antonio and, on the flip side, the amazingly supportive community that exists between all of the Site Owners and Team on City Moms Blog Network.


kelly_davisName :: Kelly Davis
Sister Site :: Houston Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Number of Kids and Ages :: 2 {3yo & 1 yo}
What You Studied In School :: Education
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Spending Time Outdoors {park, walks, zoo…}
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Laundry…it. never. ends.
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Busy!
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: A glass of wine! 🙂
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love the opportunity to connect with my fellow moms – through relationships within the Houston Moms Blog team, through our community of amazing moms where I live, and through the friendships formed within the entire City Moms Blog Network.  All of these incredible women bring a smile to my face and a sense of security knowing that I am not going through this crazy thing called motherhood all alone!


allison_mackName :: Allison Mack
Sister Site :: Austin Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Austin
Number of Kids and Ages :: 2 children, 3 years & 1 year
What You Studied In School :: English Major, Government Minor
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Play Outside
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Unloading the Dishwasher
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Crafty
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Red Wine
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love being able to connect local moms in the Austin area, but more importantly, I love that Austin Moms Blog is a diverse resource for veteran moms, soon to be moms, new moms, and wanna be moms. My heart is full knowing that we are doing great things in our community by supporting non-profits such as March of Dimes, Safe Place, and other local Austin Chapters. With 17 team members, AMB is able to reach and identify with just about every type of mom out there. I love knowing that by sharing our struggles, stories, and ideas, we are empowering other moms to do the same.


natalie_rickersonName :: Natalie Rickerson

Site Name ::  Knoxville Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Middle Tennessee
Number of Kids with Ages :: 2 kids, 3 and 1
Where You Went to School :: University of Tennessee at Martin
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Play outside and go to the park.
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Instagram
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Dusting!
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Loyal
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Reading a good book or watching DVR’d shows!
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love connecting moms throughout the city and working with the local businesses. I really enjoy planning events and meeting new people. I also enjoy being part of such a great network and making friends with other sister site owners.


beth_zustiakName :: Beth Zustiak
Sister Site :: Twin Cities Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Quad Cities, Iowa and rural Minnesota
Number of Kids and Ages :: 2 girls, 4.5 and 2.5 and loaded with sweet smiles and drama!
What You Studied In School :: Elementary Education
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: My girls always want to tour the Mall of America, usually weekly, and I am more than happy to oblige!
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook. No! Instagram. Oh shoot, I mean Pinterest. Do I have to choose?
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Dusting – I swear it comes back the second you’re finished!
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Tired 🙂
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Cabernet
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: It’s so humbling to have the opportunity to help connect such an wonderful community of moms! Being a mom can be lonely at times and bringing so many of the moms of the Twin Cities together both online and off has been an amazing experience so far. The worst thing in the world is feeling like you’re dealing with some of the hard parts of life alone and I love that Twin Cities Moms Blog offers a way for moms to find others who are in the same boat on the blog, then follow it up with parties and get-togethers to have enjoy and celebrate these amazing women in our community!


sara_meehanName :: Sara Meehan
Sister Site :: Iowa City Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Davenport, IA
Number of Kids and Ages :: Three (5, 3 and 1)
What You Studied In School :: Spanish Literature (Masters Degree)
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Family walks
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Vaccuum
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Easygoing
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Chocolate
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: Building a community of moms who feel connected, understood, and loved. I love watching these moms come out of their shells and sigh in relief “ahhh, someone gets me!”


ashley_ballard

Sister Site Owner :: Ashley Ballard
Sister Site :: Red Stick Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Grand Isle, LA
Number of Kids and Ages :: 2 Boys ages 6.5 & 4
What You Studied In School :: Business Management
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Baking
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Twitter
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Bathrooms
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Realistic
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Top Chef
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: The feedback we get from other moms in our area who’ve been looking for resources and have found them through our site. It makes my day every time.


AlisaSister Site Owner :: Alisa Sleep
Sister Site :: Madison Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Eldridge, Iowa
Number of Kids and Ages :: Ava (23 months), Nora (3 months), Jacob (3 months)
What You Studied In School :: Human Resources & Nutrition
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: We love to do anything active (and outside!): Madison has a ton of parks & trails great for walking/jogging. We also have a (free) zoo that we frequent and an amazing farmers market!
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Pinterest
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Emptying the dishwasher… because it is never-ending!
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Devoted
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Ice Cream & Dateline… while editing and scheduling posts of course!
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love the connections and friendships that I have formed both locally and through being a part of the network. I went from not knowing anything about Madison (or anyone!) when we moved here – to now feeling deeply connected with the community. Seeing people being brought together through the community we have created has been so rewarding!


kaitlyn_swaim
Name :: Kaitlyn Swaim
Sister Site :: Iowa City Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Davenport, Iowa
Number of Kids and Ages :: 5, 2, 7 months
What You Studied In School :: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: We love to read, go to the park, color, and play outside
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Laundry
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Determined
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Spending time with my husband
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love being able to connect moms in our community. My absolute favorite thing is seeing all the friendships that are forming because of Iowa City Moms Blog and the fact that women in our community are feeling like they are not alone in this motherhood journey!


tonya_blytheName :: Tonya Blythe
Sister Site :: Kansas City Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Aurora, Colorado
Number of Kids and Ages :: 2: 5 & 2
What You Studied In School :: Political Science (HA!)
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: We love trips to the zoo as well as riding (or even just looking at) trains!
Favorite Social Media Channel :: MySpace (just kidding!). Twitter, for sure!
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Laundry – putting away, not washing.
Describe Yourself In One Word :: #TypeA 😉
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: SLEEP. Oh, and The Tonight Show!
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love getting to know more about the collective “”mom experience”” from those who may have different experiences than my own. Part of the fun of this “”job”” is trying to find ways to make Kansas City feel small for moms – whether by connecting them with great local activities and resources, or through a local mother sharing her story so that others can know they’re not alone.

I also love walking into my favorite BBQ restaurant (Oklahoma Joe’s, baby!) and having the owner say “hey!” There’s that mom blog owner!”” and then give me a free plate of ribs. What’s that? Oh, right – that hasn’t happened yet …”


Vannessa EgglestonName :: Vannessa Eggleston
Sister Site :: Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Number of Kids and Ages :: 3 kids ages 7, 3, 1
What You Studied In School :: International Business
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Puddle Jumping!
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Pinterest
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Cooking
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Dreamer
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: TV with Hubby
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: Being a resource to moms. I love having a business (moms) people value and look to for guidance.


bekah_rikerName :: Bekah Riker
Sister Site :: Des Moines Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Des Moines
Number of Kids and Ages ::4 kids (5, 3, 2, 1 month)
What You Studied In School :: Family Services
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Bake
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Instagram
Household Chore You Dislike Most :: Laundry
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Positive
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Ice cream with my man!
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I have met some of my best friends as a result of starting DMMB! Love every minute of it!


emily_strongName :: Emily Strong
Sister Site :: Fort Worth Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Georgetown, Texas
Number of Kids and Ages :: 2 – Wyatt 4 1/2 and Abigail 2 3/4
What You Studied In School :: Accounting
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Explore the outdoors at area nature centers, zoos, wildlife parks and farms
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: Cleaning Bathrooms
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Fiesty
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Big glass of whole milk and a Hershey’s chocolate bar with Almonds
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love providing a resource and connecting with moms in my community. When I started Fort Worth Moms Blog with my co-founder, Carly, our #1 goal was to provide a resource to moms in Cowtown and that continues to remain the #1 focus of the blog over a year later. I love helping people find out about new cool family-friendly things to do around town and provide answers to moms looking to find the best doctor, haircut place, watermarks, etc in town!


meg_wicks
Name :: Meg Wicks
Sister Site :: Nashville Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Georgia
Number of Kids and Ages :: Two (9 & 20 months)
What You Studied In School :: Sociology & Women’s Studies
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Park time, food prep, or reading
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook & Twitter are tied
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: Dishes
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Extroverted
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Snuggling on the couch with my mister!
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: We’re just launching, so we’ll see! So far, I love the camaraderie between the sites and the excitement from my new team!


rachel_hardingName :: Rachel Harding
Sister Site :: North Phoenix Moms BLog
Where You Grew Up :: Phoenix, AZ
Number of Kids and Ages :: Reegan (4) Fletcher (2) Hudson (6 Months)
What You Studied In School :: Marketing and Graphics
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: We love to bop around the Valley, Movies, Playdates, Local Spots, anything really. I get stir crazy if we don’t get out of the house. I’m the definition of a Momma on the go!
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Instagram…I’m addicted!…Graphics designer in me loves looking at all the pictures. I’m the Queen of hashtags. It’s a problem. LOL!
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: I don’t dislike chores I just don’t have time for them. Haha! The hubs does tons around the house though. I guess I would say that laundry is my least favorite because with our family of five this is NEVER a small task.
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Outgoing
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Mommy’s Moment – Watching my shows, doing some designing or having a mommy treat. Depends on what went on that day…could be one or all! 🙂
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love that it allows me to build relationships with other moms and connect with local Arizona businesses. It’s a network of amazing individuals that work together and truly care about each other…the true definition of community. Also I love that it allows me to correspond with Krystle and Stacey almost daily and via many channels..Voxer, Email, Texting, etc. I go through withdrawals if I’m not conversing with them at some level. I lovingly call us KSR (kisser)…everything is sealed with an XO + Muah!


IMG_1979Name :: Amy Jones
Sister Site :: Fairfield County Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Norwalk, CT
Number of Kids and Ages :: 2 year old boy, expecting Baby Boy #2 in early October
What You Studied In School :: Education
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Read books
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Instagram
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: Washing dishes
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Patient
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Bravo TV
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love the support and genuine care each and every site owner has for each other. Sisters are ALWAYS willing to share and help another sister out!


tiff-websiteName :: Tiffany Nettles
Sister Site :: Columbia SC Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Columbia, SC
Number of Kids and Ages :: 1 child, age 2
What You Studied In School :: Integrated and Corporate Communications
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Gymboree Play and Music
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: Cleaning the toliet
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Accommodating
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Adult Beverages
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love being able to offer the mothers in my area a resource for kid-friendly activities around town, as well as a local perceptive on mothering issues. One of the best compliments I received was from a mom who said she moved to our area 2 weeks ago and already felt connected because of our site.


stacey_woodwardName :: Stacey Woodward
Sister Site :: North Phoenix Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Phoenix, AZ
Number of Kids and Ages :: 1 (13)
What You Studied In School :: Photography
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Go to the movies (or comicon!), swim, take road trips, eat at local yummy restaurants, hike when its not so hot out 😉
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest- they all have my love lol
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: Laundry
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Inviting
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Chocolate/Wine
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love connecting with other moms and having the opportunity to support local businesses.


RGVMB-Contributors-Spring-2014-Anastasia-Perez-200x300Name :: Anastasia Perez
Sister Site :: Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Rio Grande City, TX
Number of Kids and Ages :: 3 kids (NB – Phoenix, 1 – Benicio, 2 – Lorenzo)
What You Studied In School :: BS in Architecture Design (MIT)
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: I love building with Legos and Brio tracks with my boys!
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: If I had a choice, I’d rather not have to take out the trash!
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Analytical
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: I LOVE indulging in homemade cinnamon-sugar popcorn during movie time with my hubby!
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: Living in the RGV, my home that I am now seeing through new eyes as a mother, I am most excited to be a resource to other moms in the area and to provide a safe forum for sharing, laughing, crying, and providing lots of invaluable information!


001-Krystle-North-Phoenix-Moms-Blog-This-is-Life-Photography-300x300Name :: Krystle Porter
Sister Site :: North Phoenix Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: Chandler, AZ
Number of Kids and Ages :: 3 kids ages 5,3 & 11 months
What You Studied In School :: Nursing
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Tea parties, Dance parties, Reading, Homeschooling, & being outdoors!
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook!
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: Laundry by far!
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Thoughtful
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Taking a candle-lit bath!
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love the vast opportunities it opens up! I get the chance to connect with so many new moms, business owners, vendors, etc. I feel like it makes our BIG community feel so much smaller. It’s also really great to work with all of our contributors and my other founders. We really do have a WONDERFUL, hard-working team, with so many creative ideas. It’s so energizing and we couldn’t be more diverse. Which makes it so much fun!


photoName :: Megan Kilis
Sister Site :: Jacksonville Moms Blog
Where You Grew Up :: New Orleans and Houston
Number of Kids and Ages :: 2, Kingsley (4) Britton (5 months)
What You Studied In School :: Sociology and Women’s Studies
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Going to the beach
Favorite Social Media Channel :: Facebook, but Instagram is a close second!
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: Putting away laundry, dusting, unloading the dishawasher…oh wait, everything.
Describe Yourself In One Word :: Vivacious
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: Bad reality TV and ice cream 🙂
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love being a part of network of strong independent women that all share a passion for helping others. I love connecting with local moms in Jacksonville and hearing how one of our blog posts has helped them in some way. It’s a really rewarding “job!”


lindsey_rouseName :: Lindsay Rouse
Sister Site :: Alamo City (San Antonio)
Where You Grew Up :: New Orleans, Louisiana
Number of Kids and Ages :: Jack (4) and Barrett (6 months)
What You Studied In School :: Psychology and Early Childhood Education
Favorite Activity To Do With Kids :: Read! You can never spoil a child by reading too much with him.
Favorite Social Media Channel :: I’m a throwback Facebook girl.
Household Chore You Dislike The Most :: All of them but if I had to choose just one, probably undoing the dishwasher.
Describe Yourself In One Word :: I couldn’t come up with something so I asked my husband. He said, “Scrumtrulescent.” We are big Will Ferrell fans.
Favorite Post Bedtime Indulgence :: A cold glass of buttery Chardonnay.
What You Love Most About Being A Site Owner :: I love connecting with other moms and seeing the impact of creating a community where moms can come together for support, both online and offline. Our contributing team of writers is not only unbelievably talented, they are truly amazing women. Owning this site has providing me much personal grown and it’s so fun to work with my amazing business partner. We compliment each other well. I have met moms all over the country as being part of the national City Moms Blog network. In general, I love this job!