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Cara Achterberg

I'm a blogger, freelance writer, occasional local columnist, and (hopefully) soon to be published YA author. You can find links to my blogs, news of my writing exploits, and inspiration for teen writers on my website. In my spare time (ha) I teach workshops on Homemade Life, run our small organic farm, and on a good day spend an hour on the back of a horse.
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Mike Adamick

Mike Adamick is a stay-at-home dad and writer whose work regularly appears on National Public Radio and iN the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney's and Jezebel.com. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Dana, and daughter, Emmeline. Read more from MIke at his blog Cry It Out! Memores from a Stay At Home Dad.
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Tim Akimoff

Tim is the father of three pretty amazing kids, and is married to their mom, his best friend. Tim has worked as a journalist at newspapers in Oregon, Montana and Ukraine, a television station in Anchorage, Alaska and a public radio station in Chicago, Illinois. He is completely fascinated by storytelling, and his passion is finding new ways to share our oldest form of entertainment and our most important way to communicate with others. Join him on his adventures at Killinger Nest.
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Jeanne Alongi

Jeanne Alongi has been, among other things, a florist’s assistant, a pizza delivery driver, an emergency medical technician, a bank teller, and a writer of terrible poetry. She has a habit of not following the recipe; spends most of July glued to the Tour de France; and is developing decent campfire lighting skills. She lives in Sacramento with her 10 year old daughter and her 10 year old dog.
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Angela Amman

Angela is a mother to two rapidly growing children, a gatherer of moments, and a weaver of words. Collecting her family's stories is a gift-in-progress, and she appreciates the chance to share her words as a freelance writer and share others' stories as a co-director/co-producer of Michigan's first Listen to Your Mother show. Check out her blog.
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Tricia Kushman Anderson

Tricia grew up in a small Mid West Wisconsin town but dreamed of big cities and high heels. She writes about motherhood, grief, hair loss and finding her voice in the world on her blog.
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Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson was born and raised in Montana. She was lucky enough to find her soul mate and almost every Saturday morning he makes crepes with huckleberry sauce. They have three children and live happily at the foot of a mountain. She loves the beginning and the end, but mostly... she loves the middle. Follow along at With Glitter & Gusto.
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Another Mother Runner

Another Mother Runner was founded by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea after the 2010 release of their first book, Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity. Online, the AMR community includes an engaged Facebook page, an active website, and the usual social media outlets. Their second book, Train Like a Mother: How to Cross Any Finish Line and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity, complete with nine training plans, was published in 2012, while their third book will debut in spring 2015.
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Julia Arnold

Julia Arnold is a mom of two young kids living in the Twin Cities who is still coming to terms with the fact that her counters are always sticky, and her floor is never clean. She writes about the less glamorous side of new motherhood on her blog Frantic Mama.
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Elizabeth Atalay

As a former documentarian and multi-media producer, Elizabeth tells stories and raises awareness for social good on documama. Her travels have taken her to more than 55 countries around the world, and she is currently working with Edesia to help them treat 2 million children a year for malnutrition around the world.
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Eden Atwood

Eden has now recorded 13 CDs, the last two, on Japanese label SSJ won critics choice awards for best jazz vocal recordings in Japan. JazzTimes magazine heralded Eden as “one of the most undersung heroes of modern jazz singing.” For more on Eden Atwood, visit her Wikipedia page Eden Atwood.
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Nina Badzin

Nina Badzin is a columnist at The HerStories Project and TCJewfolk, and a contributing writer at Kveller and Great New Books. Her essays have appeared regularly at Brain, Child Magazine, The Jewish Daily Forward, Writer Unboxed, and elsewhere. Her short stories have appeared in over a dozen literary magazines, and she loved participating in the 2013 cast of Listen to Your Mother. Nina lives in Minneapolis with her husband and four children.
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Melissa Bangs

Melissa Bangs grew up on an organic farm in Missoula. She is a fifth-generation Montanan and life-long painter. After a day of break dancing, snow eating and art making with her daughter Lil Miss Adelaide, she can be found filling her evenings with creative endeavors ranging from the culinary to the comical.
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Ashby Bartke

Ashby Bartke is an eighth grade teacher and Mama to two children, living in coastal Maine. Her days are spent breathing deeply, laughing, sweeping the floor and sneaking goldfish crackers in the pantry.
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Rachel Beanland

Rachel Beanland lives in Lexington, Virginia with her husband and three children. Her writing has appeared on Brain, Child, in the monthlies Adoption Today and PRSA Tactics, and in several anthologies. You can find her here.
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Barbara Beaton

Barbara is a Montana native who loves to speak French. She enjoys travel, reading, writing, and her family. You can find her at B's Words.
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Nichole Beaudry

Nichole Beaudry spends her days enjoying the small moments with her two children and uses their naptime to write about them. A former English professor, Nichole is now the assignment editor for allParenting, co-director/co-producer for Listen to Your Mother, Sacramento and co-founder of Sacramento Bloggers. When, by some miracle, she manages to find a few quiet moments, she writes on her own blog, in these small moments, where she strives to capture the smallest, most amazing moments of life with her husband and young children.
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Caroline Beaulieu

Caroline Beaulieu is a Boston girl by way of Texas. She lives in the city with her husband and their cat Stuart. All are awaiting (with healthy anxiety) Baby Beaulieu's arrival in September. She is a writer and brand strategist by day and by night she blogs about life with unabashed honesty at The Half Truth of a Whole Life.
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Because I Said So

'Because I Said So' is a 200 words or less short piece related to a theme. To submit your own 'BISS', click on "submit a story" from the website.
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Crystalee Beck

Proud mama bird to one, Crystalee Beck is a word wrangler by profession. Based in Ogden, Utah, she lassos sentences as a social community manager for a global marketing company. She celebrates the delicious art of words at delighted to write.
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Alison Qualter-Berna

Alison Qualter-Berna is a proud mother of three kids, twin girls and an active little boy. With her husband Bobby and two friends Allison and Craig, she is the co-founder of apple seeds, an all-in-one children’s play space in Manhattan that just launched its national franchise program. In her spare time, Alison likes to do as many handstands as she can in one day, run for hours in the forest with friends, hike as high as she can climb, and most of all, practice her beloved yoga.
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Teri Biebel

Teri is a working mom of two teenage daughters. She is a writer, a ranter, a fan-girl and has a huge crush on Mike Rowe. You can find her at the blog Snarkfest.
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Melissa Bierwag

Melissa lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys sewing, crafting, baking and list making but being Mommy is her number one passion and full time job. Check out her blog at My Only Sunshine.
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Kimberley Blaine

Kimberley Blaine, MA, MFT is obsessed with children, cats and dogs. She is a parenting expert, author and executive producer of TheGoToMom.TV – when she’s not working she’s skiing.
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Rachel Bledsoe

Rachel E. Bledsoe is the Magnificent Mommy to the Terrific Toddler. When she is not writing, she is chasing around a rambunctious little boy and working at a local newspaper. After bedtime, she stays up late and has Misfits of a Mountain Mama while binging on Green Tea and Cheetos.
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Rebecca Blue

Rebecca Blue loves a good plot twist, and as such, turned from writing technical documents as a river ecologist in the desert southwest to managing projects at a digital product studio in the soggy northwest. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband, where she is teaching herself to write a book.
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Jeff Bogle

Jeff Bogle is a stay-at-home dad who writes about parenting, family travel and All Things Childhood on his site Out With the Kids. His work also frequently appears on The Huffington Post and PBS Kids, among other print and online outlets. He is married to an adorable redheaded gal and has two lovely little ladies under the age of 10 who provide him with countless hours of humorous in-home entertainment, and who get to do, hear, see and play with more cool stuff than you can possibly imagine. He considers himself one of the luckiest guys in the world, although he needs to be reminded of this fact from time to time. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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Jennifer Bosse

Jennifer is a freelance writer living in Kansas City. She was first syndicated through BlogHer, but also writes for KC Parent & KC Baby Magazines. When she's not writing for others, she's blogging for herself over at Defining My Happy. There, she writes about the winding journey of life and being the ringleader of her family circus.
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Elizabeth Braatz

I am a mother to four-year-old boy/girl twins and a two-year-old daughter living in Milwaukee, WI. I am a marathon runner, group exercise instructor and freelance writer and blogger for Metroparent Magazine.
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Galit Breen

On any given day Galit Breen can be found juggling three kids, one husband, one puggle, and her laptop. Galit has had essays published in several anthologies, is the editor ofPens and Paint, a series anthology of children’s poetry and artwork, and is a freelance writer for Soleil Moon Frye’s Moonfrye, SheKnows’sallParenting, Everyday Family, Mamalode Magazine, and The Huffington Post blog. Galit blogs at These Little Waves and may or may not work for dark chocolate.
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Sarah Bregel

Sarah Bregel is a mother, writer, yoga teacher, deep-breather, wellness junkie, time-waster and perpetual balance-seeker. She is a contributor to SheKnows Parenting, Mommyish, HuffPost Parenting and Scary Mommy Experts. Find her at The Mediocre Mama where talks outloud and divulges too much thanks for a very forgiving husband.
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Kaci Briggeman

As a certified ISR Instructor since 2010, Kaci teaches survival swimming lessons and advocates for water safety awareness. She is a native Missoulian with a degree in Exercise Science. In her free time she enjoys playing with her rambunctious four-year-old, running, cooking and catching up with friends and family.
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Erin Britt

Erin R. Britt is a fiction writer, poet, and essayist. She has a BA in English-Creative Writing from Indiana University and is currently working on her MA. Her book, Celia, is available through Barnes & Noble online and Amazon.
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Katie Shea Britton

Katie Shea Britton was perfectly comfortable with having nothing in her life figured out, and then she became a mom and realized life could become even more confusing. She loves her three girls fully, laughs through the days with her favorite husband, and tries to capture snippets of the glorious insanity for posterity.
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Donna Brooks

Donna Brooks is an MFA candidate at Queens University of Charlotte. She was a finalist for the 2013 Iowa Review Award in nonfiction and a shortlist finalist for the 2013 SFWP Literary Award Program in nonfiction. She lives in Sioux City, IA with her husband and daughter.
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Megan Broutian

Megan Broutian is a behavior analyst turned blogger. She writes about parenting using the principles of behavioral psychology at Behavioral Child and about life in general, and hers in particular, at Megan Blogs.
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Amy Pence-Brown

I have a masters degree in art & architectural history and my past careers include picking up the dead at night for a funeral home and being a curator at the only art museum in Idaho. I now divide my time between being a Radical Homemaker, mom to two quirky girls, Lucy and Alice, and baby boy Arlo, fat activism, writing, and doing various odd jobs in the local arts & historic preservation communities.
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Kim Brown

Kim Brown is a mom, education consultant and freelance writer living in Sunnyside, Queens. Samples of her work can be found on her site.
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Leland Buck

Leland Buck is a father, husband, teacher, writer and coder. He is also Mamalode's digital director. He reads far too much crime fiction and likes walks in the woods with his dog. Follow along with him on Twitter.
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Julie Buckley

Julie Buckley is a part-time English instructor and a full-time mom of four, ranging from 21 to 5. She lives with her husband and three youngest kids on Long Island, NY. Their oldest daughter is upstate finishing college, their next daughter is a high school student, their boy is a middle schooler, and their surprise little girl keeps them all on their toes. She has been published on both Mamalode and Scarymommy.
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Pamela Bussi

Pamela Bussi writes about the people she meets. People with struggles, great victories, strange challenges and unique professions. All in all every story is about women that survive and contribute. Pamela Bussi Photography .
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Jenn C.

Jenn is a middle school English teacher who lives on the Southern Oregon Coast. She's the mother of two incredible children. She writes about her search for beauty in the present amidst the chaos of everyday life at Nonlinear Compilations.
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Sue Callaway

Sue Callaway is the founder and CEO of THE AUTO 100, a contributor to Fortune and CNNMoney.com. She helped launch Esquire Gentleman, Esquire Sportsman, Men’s Journal and Civilization magazines before becoming a senior editor at Fortune. She left journalism to be the Director of Marketing for Ford’s luxury brands and later became VP and General Manager of Jaguar Cars NA. Sue co-authored the internationally best-selling book "What Would Jackie Do?" And if that isn't bad-assed enough, she is the co-creator of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.
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Daffodil Campbell

Daffodil Campbell is a professional mother - with 2 children of her own and over a dozen foster children who have spent time in her home and her arms, she shares her experiences at Adventures in Paradise and in her book "Giving the Baby Back".
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Amy Cappelli

Amy Cappelli is a freelance illustrator and writer residing in Buffalo, NY with her husband, 4 children, 2 dogs, one cat, 2 rats, 2 hamsters and a parakeet. Her drawings and essays about navigating through the choppy channels of parenting teens, a tween and a pre-schooler can be found on her blog This House Gets Crazy at Three O'Clock.
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Amy Carlson

Amy Carlson can be found running after her two boys, striving for some semblance of kids/work/life/etc. balance (ha!) and telling anyone who will listen about the importance of investing in public education. She crossed a big one off her list of Potentially Big Ideas with the creation of Growing Gratitude, a free iPhone app for taking & sending thank-you videos. She blogs about her transition from school administrator to tech startup founder at Mother of Mayhem.
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Allison Carter

Allison Carter is a mom still trying to figure it out and chronicling the highs & lows at Go Dansker Mom. Her work has appeared on Scary Mommy, What the Flicka?!, Project Underblog, Mampedia, and in two print anthologies.
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Chris Carter

Chris Carter is a SAHM of two pretty amazing kids. She has been writing at The Mom Cafe for almost four years, where she hopes to encourage mothers everywhere through her humor, inspiration and faith.
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Mike Cavender

Daddy Fishkins (AKA Mike Cavender) is a stay-at-home dad who spends his days teetering on the edge of insanity while trying to find the balance between being a father and best friend to his two beautiful girls and his rock star 8-year-old son. His blog, Daddy Fishkins, is full of hilarious pictures and stories of how a former tough guy has been totally humbled by his two precocious daughters and too-smart-for-his-own-good son and forced to reevaluate his opinion of stay-at-home parents and women in general.
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Rachel Cedar

Rachel Cedar, MSW is the founder and owner of You Plus 2 Parenting, a parenting support & education service. She specializes in teaching parenting skills to parents of toddlers & preschool-aged children as well as new and expectant 2nd time parents. Rachel's writing and 28 Days of Play project has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Today Show.com, & NBC.com and her first children's book "When Mommy Has our Baby" will be available May 2014. While Californian at heart, Rachel is now living and raising her two young boys in New York City. Follow along with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Swati Chauhan

Swati Chauhan, a computer engineer and management graduate by education, is a writer by passion. She writes about varied topics like self growth, personal productivity and parenting at her blog The Eureka Life, which has been voted the "Top European Blog 2013" by Circle of Moms.
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Erin Christ

Erin Christ is a part-time teacher, full-time mommy to one, with another on the way. Her true passion, beyond motherhood, is writing. You can find her stories, personal revelations, and parenting trial and errors at Savvy New Mom.
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Nici Holt Cline/ Mama Digs

A fourth generation Montanan raising a fifth, Nici Holt Cline is a mama to Margot and Ruby, wife, gardener, crafter and runner who loves to write and take photos. She writes regularly on her popular blog dig this chick.
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Sara Cline

Sara Cline is a wife and mother of three. She has an associates degree in nursing and worked in the nursing field for 13 years before making the decision to stay home with her family. Along with spending time with her family Sara enjoys photography, reading, hiking, boating, and travel.
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Jessica Cobb

Once a Privateer in a Rennaisance Festival, I am now a full time mom. When I'm not taking care of the Captain and our 4 Cabin Kids, I am blogging at Domestic Pirate. I am obsessed with pirates, addicted to the internet, and convinced that the dough is always better than the cookie.
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Sarah Coghlan

A moustache loving Mo Sista since 2003, Sarah today leads the UK campaign and the team that make it all happen. She is responsible for delivery of the Movember campaign across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Before joining Movember in a formal capacity Sarah worked in construction project management and as a product manager. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Laws) and is undertaking a Masters of Project Management.
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Lisa Cohn

Award-winning author Lisa Cohn and her son, Michael, age 6, are co-authors of the kids' dog book "Bash And Lucy Fetch Confidence" and were recently featured on the Today Show for Michael's love of books and his YouTube book reviews.
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Debra Cole

Debra Cole is freelance writer and blogger specializing in parenting, health & wellness and lifestyle content. She blogs regularly at Urban Moo Cow, where she offers thoughtful analysis on issues facing parents today, with a side of humor. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and G+ as well as in New York where she lives with a patient husband, an impatient toddler and a neurotic corgi.
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Holly Collingwood

I am a stay at home mom by day and a freelance writer by night. My kiddos are 3, 5 and 7 and full of energy and crazy loudness. I love good jeans, snow forts, wildflower hikes, playing barefoot in the grass, jellybeans and homemade guacamole. Grumpy people, dogs and saliva are on an entirely different list. Read more about my adventures at 100 Days of Summer.
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Kelly Coloff

Kelly found her way from Southern Colorado to Kalispell Montana where she lives with her husband, two boys and their sweet Bernese Mountain Dog. She works part-time as a Nurse Practitioner and spends the rest of her time with her family adventuring on trails, rivers, lakes, and in the backyard. Kelly and her sister write about gardening, nature, and mothering at grow.
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Andrea Condodemetraky

Andrea lives with her husband, three sons and three cats in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire where her days are filled with giggles, Legos and an endless supply of Greek food. When she is not pretending to work, begrudgingly cleaning up urine from in and around the toilet, or dutifully cooking for an army, she gives her extra time to two local charities that provide clothing and personal hygiene supplies to underprivileged children. She is a contributor to the best sellers, I Just Want to Pee Alone and You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth
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Stacey Conner/ Anymommy

Stacey Conner loves chai tea lattes, bedtime and being at home with her children. She hates the cold, fingerpaints and play dough. She writes about life with four children, adoption, trans-racial parenting and other issues big and small at Is There Anymommy Out There?
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Courtney Conover

Courtney Conover is a mother of two under three, wife of an ex-NFL football player, and frequent contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Highlights of her day include tripping over Fisher-Price Little People and picking up cold macaroni and cheese off the floor. She blogs about life at The Brown Girl With Long Hair.
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Caitlin Copple

Caitlin Copple is a public affairs, fundraising, and communications consultant based in Missoula, MT. She serves as Vice President of the Missoula City Council. Her 2011 race was named one of the nation's top five LGBT races to watch by Huffington Post. Caitlin is passionate about creating gigabit cities across Montana, women's entrepreneurship, LGBT equality, and enjoying all the outdoor activities the Big Sky has to offer.
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Lauren Cormier

Lauren is a SAHM of three who shares their real life on her blog Oh, Honestly!. Her writing has been featured on Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Mamapedia, and BlogHer.
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Andrew Cotto

Andrew Cotto is the author of two novels: The Domino Effect and Outerborough Blues: A Brooklyn Mystery. His articles have appeared in many national journals, including the New York Times, Men’s Journal, Salon.com, Deadspin, The Good Men Project and Teachers & Writers Magazine. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. He lives in Brooklyn. Check out more of his work here.
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Megan Cottrell

Megan Cottrell is a journalist and mom based in Chicago. She live with my husband and 18-month old son, Teddy, in a little apartment where she cooks, cans, ferments, gardens, cloth diapers, and tries to raise her son in a Montessori environment, even when it means a few extra spills and some broken dishes.
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Deborah Cruz

Deborah Cruz is the creator of The TRUTH about Motherhood. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two amazing daughters and when she is not writing about how parenthood has changed her life in every way, she can usually be found trying to make the world a better place. Deborah has strong opinions and she's not afraid to voice them but you know what they say about opinions? You can find her most days @TruthfulMommy.
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Heidi Darwish

Heidi Darwish is a photographer who lives in Naples, Florida with her husband and three children. Her kitchen is her happy place, and cooking is her love language.
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Nicole Dash

Nicole Dash is a writer, blogger, and business owner who lives outside Washington DC with her husband and four children. Nicole writes about life, family and finding herself amid the chaos on her heartfelt blog. Tiny Steps Mommy She is also a Huffington Post Blog Contributor and is working on her dream to publish a book.
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Bea Davies

Bea Davies is an Italian illustrator based in Berlin. She is the mother of Samuel Q Chand, aka Samurai, who was born to be a comic book character. She keeps a blog where she tells his wonderful adventures through pencil, paper and ink, watching him grow and hoping he will be the first man on Mars. Find her work on Samurai’s visual journal.
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Elroy Davis

Elroy Davis lives in southern Vermont with his wife and three daughters. In addition to writing, his hobbies include LEGO trains, board gaming, model railroading, mask-making, photography, and, most recently, scratch-building traditional skin-on-frame kayaks. When not creating things, he spends his free time learning how to create things.
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Andrew Davison

Andrew has a diverse professional background as a marketer, digital strategist, product innovator and is a published author. He is married to Brooke, his wife of 13 years, and together they have three children. His passions include parenting, reading, yoga, and all types of bikes, skis, and travel.
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Mandy Dawson

I'm the creator of In Mandyland where I've documented my life for the last six years. In addition, I write for Momtastic, have been featured on BlogHer and Mamapedia, was a contributor to Aiming Low and Makes Fun of Stuff and am an editor at Bannerwing Books. I've been published in three anthologies and am currently working on a novel.
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Shannon Day

Shannon Day is wife to one gorgeous, yet slightly overbearing, Brit and mom to 3 little ladies. Once a teacher now a story maker, and occasional cocktail shaker, she shares her tales, martini recipes and her shenanigans over at Martinis & Motherhood. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and on BLUNTmoms.
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Grace Decker

Grace Decker is in love with Missoula (her adopted home since 1994.) She's mom to Alden (5), wife to Josh, a swingin' honkytonk fiddler, and an early childhood trainer and coach. She keeps meaning to get out there and weed the garden. (She's also looking for a publisher for her first children's book.) You can follow Grace's Picks on facebook. Or keep with her on her blog Missoulagrace
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Becca Deysach

Becca Deysach teaches creative writing and environmental studies for Prescott College and her business, Cultivate Clarity . She also works with people to gain clarity about their lives in one-on-one sessions and workshops.
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Alicia DiFabio

Alicia DiFabio, Psy.D. is a freelance writer, blogger and published essayist with a doctorate in psychology. Her personal essays and parenting articles have appeared in various magazines and newspapers. She writes about her daily adventures in motherhood with four young girls, one of whom has multiple disabilities, at her blog Lost In Holland.
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Lindsey Doe

Lindsey is a clinical sexologist in Missoula, Montana and host of YouTube sex education channel, Sexplanations. She is also parent to a spunky teen daughter.
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Jeffrey Dotts

Jeff Dotts is a full time dad and husband in Seattle. He spent 15 years working for young people from under-resourced communities. Then he got tired and decided to take the easy route and stay home with his twin, now-3 year old girls. Genius.
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Vanessa Dueck

I'm a stay-at-home mom from Canada who is constantly deflecting misnomers about my country since moving to the US. I love my smiley baby boy, scented candles, and the colour purple.
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Leslie Kendall Dye

Leslie Kendall Dye is an actress, a ballet dancer and a mother of one two-year-old. She has worked in film, television and on stage in both Los Angeles and New York, both before and after her graduation from Columbia University. She worked as a nanny for ten years in Manhattan and her writing can be seen (of course!) at her blog, Hungry Little Animal.
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Ally Earnest

Originally from the northeast, Ally Earnest has been living the dream of Missoula, Montana for the past 9 years with her loving husband and 2 beautiful daughters. She is a firm believer that good writing is an excellent elixir for extraordinary dreams. Ally enjoys sneaking minutes, when she can, to add to her own.
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Tania Elfersy

Tania Elfersy, mother of 3, is the co-author and publisher of the award-winning gift book for new moms, Purple Leaves, Red Cherries. Find out more about how Purple Leaves, Red Cherries is supporting women in early motherhood by visiting: purpleleavesredcherries.com
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Theo Ellsworth

I live with my family in Missoula, Montana. My wife is the owner of Mountain Sage Acupuncture and my son likes fighting imaginary fires, going down slides, and reading storybooks by flashlight. I make graphic novels, art zines, illustrations, and woodcut art out of my studio, The Thought Cloud Factory. It's all one big crazy juggling act, but it's a good life.
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endue

endue is a baby clothing company based out of San Francisco that makes some of the softest organic pima cotton baby clothing that you have ever felt. Best of all, with everyendue product purchased, endue will donate life-saving meals to a child in need. In this way, endue truly helps to make the world a better place for children everywhere. Founded and operated by CEO, Gary Hsueh, and President and COO, Nathaniel Faggioli.
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Forrest Espinoza

Forrest Espinoza is the founder and CEO of Artterro. Forrest has a lifelong passion for art and is a self-taught artisan with expertise in many techniques and media, including paper making, needle felting, ceramics and pottery, painting, drawing, collage, decoupage, sewing, knitting and crocheting. Personally and professionally, creativity is Forrest’s #1 passion. She loves thinking of new business ideas, connecting with customers, and adapting to new challenges. She’s also an unschooling mom, avid gardener, biker, hiker and artist.
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Meredith Ethington

Meredith is a mother of 3 that is all about trying to be “real” when it comes to motherhood after years of trying to fake perfection. But, it’s the hardest job she’s ever done. She loves blogging about all the perfect and not so perfect moments on her blog, Perfection Pending.
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Deborah Vincent Evans

Deb lives on a small farm with her husband, 4 kids, 2 dogs, 3 horses and 2 (and counting) goats. When she's not cleaning or cooking something up, she regains her sanity writing about things that matter to her for people who might be interested, too (unlike her kids!).
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Erin Falagan

Erin Falagan has a true City Girl turned Country Girl story. She lives with her husband, two kiddos, a couple goats and one dog trying to squeeze in a love of fashion. On a sunny day you will find her in her own backyard sandbox digging a little deeper with her babies.
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Erin Fangboner

Life with Chronic illnesses while also being a parent and a wife and how all the little things turn into big things , so it all matters! One kid One husband , we live with my brother in law, three dogs, three cats…. Insanity. I worked in Early childhood education have also worked in Misdemeanor Probation. Working full time and keeping house and being a parent became too much about two years ago. I have been trying to find my way back to me since then. Some of that has been through writing on my blog, Chronically Sick and Sometimes Manic Mother.
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Sara Farmer

Sara Farmer is a stay-at-home mom to three - a four-year-old boy, a girl who died at 15 months, and a baby lost to miscarriage at 11 weeks. She writes about her journey through grief at her blog Kittymomma's Adventures. Her passions (besides her husband and kids) include raising awareness of pediatric cardiomyopathy, her two cats, writing, and singing.
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Robin Farr

Robin Farr is a writer, wife, communications professional, speaker and mom. She experienced undiagnosed postpartum depression after her son was born in 2008 and started her blog,Farewell, Stranger, as a way of writing herself out of it. In doing so she discovered strength in brutal honesty and the power of community.
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Emily Farrell

Emily is a stay at home mom who loves essential oils and roller derby. She also enjoys making, growing and birthing babies. She has one brilliant son and a tiny on the way.
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Sara Fell

Sara Fell is an entrepreneur and mother of two boys. She is the Founder and CEO of Flexjobs, an innovative online job finding service based out of Boulder, Colorado.
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Kiran Ferrandino

Kiran Ferrandino is the author of the blog Masala Chica. She is an avid writer, dreamer, songwriter and finds time to feed the kids when work and life allow it.
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Lynn-wood Fields

Lynn-wood Fields lives in Missoula as a mom, partner and filmmaker. She feels lucky to have a family that she loves, work that nurtures her spirit, and a town that supports her soul.
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Mary Firestone

Mary is a new mother still figuring out how to balance motherhood with life. Several years ago, Mary, and her sister Lucy, founded Firestone Sisters, Inc, a blog and website dedicated to empowering women through encouraging travel and exploration. What started as just a blog has morphed into the Wild Precious Life retreat series where all that they write about is brought to life.
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Logan Fisher

Logan has two sons and a daughter. She often writes about what she learned from the many mistakes she made while parenting her sons as a twenty-something and how those mistakes guide her parenting today. She has a blog, Muddled Mother, that discusses the difficulties that often come with parenting, and she is a bi-weekly columnist for the award winning website, Hilltown Families.
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Shenna Fitzgerald

Shenna Fitzgerald is a freelance writer and marketing consultant who lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, son and several spoiled chickens. You can read more of her writing at shennafitzgerald.
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Charlotte Fixler

Maria Montessori once said, “Play is the child’s work.” Fortunately, Charlotte never really grew up, and play continues to be her life’s work. A former elementary school teacher, Charlotte works as Director of Communications at ThinkFun developing games to equip the problem solvers of tomorrow. Tweet about play with @charlottefixler or connect with her SmartPlay blog!
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Kelly Flanagan

Kelly is a licensed clinical psychologist and a writer. He also blogs at UnTangled about all topics redemptive, including marriage and parenting. Kelly is married and has three children and enjoys learning from them how to be a kid again.
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Anne Flavin

Annie Flavin is a writer, an attorney, and a mother to her three young children. She is writing a collection of short pieces on motherhood and relationships. You can find more of her work at on her website, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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Daisy Florin

Daisy Alpert Florin is the staff editor at Brain, Child. Her essays have appeared in Brain, Child, Full Grown People, Minerva Rising and Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.
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Amy Flory

Amy and her husband made two kids, a four-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy. She is a Huffington Post and Families In the Loop blogger, was named by Mashable as one of the 17 Funny Moms on Twitter, and is a contributor to the popular books, "You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth" and "I Just Want to Pee Alone." Amy writes embarrassing stories about her family and herself at Funny is Family.
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Willa Fogarty

Willa Fogarty is a full-time University of Montana student working towards degrees in both Marketing and Psychology with a certificate in Entertainment Management. She hopes to change the way women are portrayed in the media, and use empowering messages to do so. Her outside interests include music, theater, the outdoors, and ice cream.
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Jessica Fowler

A single mama of two, who hit a big bump in the road, navigating her way down an unexpected new path one day at a time. Writer, handmade shop owner, assistant preschool teacher, Mama. Discovered late night couch writing to be a source of survival and collects and reflects upon all that life is unveiling at...Living From This Day Forward.
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Juli Fraga

I am a psychologist in San Francisco. I also write for the Golden Gate Mothers Group Magazine, The Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
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Angie Frederickson

Angie Frederickson is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom. She lives in Houston and when she is not carting around overscheduled children or dodging PTA volunteer requests, she writes feature stories for a local lifestyle magazine and blogs at Accidentally at Home.
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Emily Freeman

Emily H. Freeman lives in Missoula, MT. Her work has appeared in the anthology Best New American Voices, and in various print and online publications. She has written recently about motherhood at Literary Mama and The Morning News.
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Jenni Frizzell-Fuller

Jenni is an English teacher at Hellgate High School. Writing has always been an important part of her life: journaling, poetry, prose, and memoir all have a special place in her writing life. Jenni is a wife, a step-mother to two amazing teenagers, and a mother to a three month old daughter. She loves Montana and has lived there all her life, but she does have a bit of wanderlust and would love to teach and write abroad someday.
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Adrienne Frohlich

Adrienne Frohlich is a mother of 2 boys and a native New Yorker. She is a Speech Language Pathologist and creator of the Nurse Purse, a line of stylish breast pump carrying bags. In her free time she can be found drinking coffee and exploring NYC with her family.
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Sharon Fuentes

Sharon Fuentes is an award winning freelance writer, humor columnist, special needs parenting expert and author of the soon to be released book: The Don't Freak Out Guide to Parenting Kids with Asperger's Syndrome.
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Jennifer Beck Furber

Jennifer Beck Furber is a poet and a playwright, an educator and a school board member. She says her three daughters deliver life’s best work. This happily married Mama can be found often on a beach with knitting needles and coffee, a camera and a pen. Currently working on her second collection of poetry and blogging at Baby By the Sea, Jennifer lives on Washington state’s San Juan Island and co-produces and curates Write.
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Amy G.

Amy lives in the Pacific Northwest and finds it difficult to write about herself in the third person. She blogs about random bits of life at Banana Wheels – often related to parenthood, sometimes about her domestic misadventures, and occasionally about toilets.
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Carter Gaddis

Carter Gaddis is a Florida writer and journalist. His work has appeared in the Tampa Tribune, the Huffington Post, the Good Men Project and many other print and online publications. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Tampa Bay area. He writes about life as a father and longtime sportswriter on his blog, Dad Scribe.
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Emily Gallo

Emily was a career woman, "Mommy!" in the pedagogical conversation, "Mom!" hand on the pulse of culture and art. "MOOOOM!" Now she knows what's really important. "Wipe me!" Find her musings and DI(Why) attempts at Fourtuitous.
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Jessica Garvin

Jessica Garvin is a single mom of two, Jessica is just trying to find the funny, in what is most likely NOT funny; like morning school drop off zones, booger walls and the "perfect" room mom. You can read more from Jessica at 3stagesofgirl.com and follow her daily attempts at finding the funny on twitter.
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Monica Gebell

Monica Gebell is a full-time, English teacher and contributing writer for Kveller and writes memoir on her blog, Aprons and Blazers. She and her husband are raising their three, young, wild-haired children in Rochester, NY. You can find her at Aprons & Blazers or on Twitter.
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Naomi Hartman Gerheim

Naomi is a Montana girl raising two Montana sons with a Texas boy. Trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up, while trying to make sure those two sons grow up to value what is good, true, and fun.
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Nick Geurts

Nick is a structural engineer and lives in Denver, CO with his lovely wife Kari and girls Anna and Anzi. He enjoys hiking and camping with the girls, mountain biking, skiing and teaching a bi-weekly intro to welding class.
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Dori Gilels

Dori Gilels is Mamalode's Publisher and COO. She has almost 20 years of professional experience as the director and founder of organizations, businesses and projects designed to build, nourish and mobilize communities around common interests and needs. She once told her husband there isn't a single thing she started that she didn't finish. Need we say more?
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Darrien Michele Gipson

An M.F.A. recipient from the Peter Stark Producer’s Program at USC, Darrien Michele Gipson is the National Director of SAGindie. She is responsible for the strategic planning and oversight of the SAGindie Outreach Program. A regular on panels and workshops, Darrien has spoken at numerous festivals and conferences. She has visited more than 30 states, 5 countries, and over 75 festivals to consult with independent filmmakers and actors.
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Gloss48

Jill Kravetz , Co-Founder / CEO, has a long history of business bada$$ery. Before starting Gloss48, she founded and ran MiniLuxe, an incredibly chic, ultra-hygienic nail and beauty lounge in Boston, which she founded while a Partner at The Cue Ball Group. The mom of 3 relieves stress with 3000-piece puzzles. Prior to revolutionizing online beauty discovery and shopping, Laura Bronner , Co-Founder / CMO / COO, developed upscale nail and waxing concepts at MiniLuxe, Nail Bar, and Trim. The new mom loves running, hotdogs, chocolate peanut butter cake, and cheddar fries.
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Kathy Glow

Kathy Glow lives in a house of all males-a husband and four lively boys. When she is not wiping boy stuff off walls or driving all over town in her mini-van, she is blogging about what life is really like after all your dreams come true, including the loss of one of her sons to cancer. Her blog is Kissing The Frog.
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Jennie Goutet

Jennie Goutet is the author of memoir 'A Lady in France' and she blogs under the same name. She was a BlogHer Voice of the Year pick twice, and her writing has appeared in Huffington Post, Queen Latifah’s website, and the anthology for grieving mothers: 'Sunshine After the Storm'. She lives just outside of Paris with her husband, three children, and a naughty dog.
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Elke Govertsen

Elke Govertsen is the Founder and Editor of Mamalode. She has been featured in Real Simple, Where Women Create, 406 Woman, Ad Tech, and Entrepreneur. She speaks on a variety of topics, from social media to overcoming poverty. She also leads the Learn As You Go lecture series for small businesses and is passionate about economic development in Montana. Her special skills include extreme bootstrapping, overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities. Of the many things she has learned by doing Mamalode is her ability to work with absolute chaos/kids/mess just might be the best.
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Sarah Grecula

Sarah lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with her husband, six year old daughter and infant son. Her greatest pride is reserved for her children but earning her bachelor's degree last year while mothering and working full-time is a close second. She loves to read, write and chase her dreams while helping her family pursue their own.
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Leana Greene

Leana Greene is the founder and CEO of Kids In The House, the world's largest parenting video library and a mother to three kids. She spent three years interviewing 450 parenting experts from all over the U.S., giving her a uniquely strong grasp on the latest in parenting and the different perspectives of many experts. Leana’s goal was to create a multi-media hub where parents everywhere could get quick, easy information from leading experts that they would otherwise be unable to access.
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Sonia Greenfield

Sonia Greenfield's poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, including Rattle, The Massachusetts Review, and Best American Poetry, and she has a short story forthcoming in The Bellevue Literary Review. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son, and teaches writing at USC.
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Amita Greer

Amita Patel Greer is a mother of twin boys and always tries her best to be an amazing wife, daughter and sister to her family.
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Jennifer Gregory

Jennifer Gregory is a Stay-at-Home Mama of two beautiful young boys. Motherhood agrees with her. She wouldn’t want to be anywhere else except home raising her boys, but like the little bunny in Margaret Wise Brown’s classic book, she sometimes wants to run away. She blogs at The Runaway Mama for her sanity, soul and for all of the Mamas out there, who just like her, have a small bag packed by the front door just in case.
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Victoria Grenz

Tori is a recent college grad living in Boston. She works in marketing at MyFonts, but moonlights as an editorial assistant at Mamalode. Keep up with Tori on tumblr.
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Michelle Grewe

Michelle Grewe blogs as the world permits at Crumpets and Bollocks and dabbles full time in the art of being a mom. She is a military veteran who is fascinated by mom bloggers, madhattery, and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
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Kate Groepper

I’m a part time Spanish teacher and full time mom, carrying around a traveler’s heart that's grown new roots in suburbia. Daily life includes a hectic race to and from work, parent switcheroo, and chase of my two boys through the afternoon. Summer affords me the chance for pure play, some writing and a chance to catch my breath and look in the mirror.
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Emily Hackethorn

Emily is a mountain mama & choir teacher, spending summers in Glacier National Park with Mr. Wonderful & baby Josephine, with one on the way! She loves to sing, play, collaborate, and write. You can find her blogging regularly at Peace Love Music Grows.
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Myra Katherine Hale

I'm a single mama of two precious littles. I'm a personal fitness trainer, writer, piano teacher, and consultant for Rodan and Fields. In short, I work hard to support my family! I have recorded my journey of faith through divorce at Raising Magnolias.
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Toni Hammer

Toni Hammer never planned on having kids, but she’s now a stay-at-home mom to Lillian and Levi who were born 355 days apart because the universe has an awesome sense of humor She chronicles her mommy misadventures at Is It Bedtime Yet? Stories From a Mom Who Never Wanted the Job and a book of the same name is being pitched to publishers as you read this. If you’re a fellow social media addict, you can also find her trying to be funny on Facebook and Twitter . She loves food she doesn’t have to cook, and drowns her mommy guilt in copious amounts of coffee and Diet Coke.
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Janelle Hanchett

Janelle Hanchett is a freelance writer in northern California and mother of questionable disposition to three children. You can join her in the fight against helpful parenting advice at her blog, Renegade Mothering.
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Meghann Harris

SpecialGlobe was conceived from Meghann’s passion for travel and her commitment to expanding the experiences of special needs children through travel, music, art and performance. Mother of two children, her daughter was born with Atypical Rett Syndrome. It is Meghann’s hope that SpecialGlobe will provide families of special needs children the resources to feel empowered and welcome to travel the globe with their families intact. Meghann’s ten year’s of experience as President of PolySearch Recruiting, Inc. has given her the skill set and knowledge to build a world class team to execute her vision for SpecialGlobe.
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Janette Eusebio Harwell

Janette Eusebio Harwell is the founder and owner of both Box Play for Kids and Stir Design & Advertising. She struck out on her own in 2004 to start Stir Design and Advertising. Then in 2011, inspired by her 2-year-old's obsession with old boxes and stickers, Janette launched Box Play for Kids whose mission is to promote creative play that stimulates curiosity, enthusiasm and learning in kids.
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Jennifer Haupt

Jennifer Haupt is a Seattle-based writer whose work has been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, Spirituality & Health and other magazines. Haupt's mini-memoir, "Will you be my mother? The Quest to Answer Yes," is available on Amazon and Shebooks.net. She is also the editor of the Psychology Today blog, One True Thing, an online salon of interviews with best-selling authors and essays about the moments that matter most.
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Arnebya Herndon

Arnebya writes an often hilarious lifestyle blog where no topic is safe from being tackled. A three-time BlogHer Voice of the Year, she will be featured in an anthology from HerStories later this year.
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Jan Hershberger

Jan is a mother to her son, Lennon, and works full-time as a psychiatric registered nurse. In her free time she enjoys thrifting, fitness, writing, and photography. She can be found on Instagram.
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Danielle Herzog

Danielle Herzog is the blogger behind Martinis and Minivans, a blog for anyone who has ever needed a martini after driving a minivan around all day. Or for anyone who has just ever needed a martini. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, AOL.com, What to Expect.com and Scary Mommy. She also writes a weekly parenting blog post and parenting advice column called “The Sassy Housewife” for the Omaha World Herald’s site, Momaha. If it’s part of her life, she’ll write about it, except if it is about her mother, she promised her she wouldn’t do that.
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Erika Hickey

Erika is a wife of a pretty rockin' guy, Shane. She is Mama to two boys, Simon and August. She is an owner of a little toy shop on Missoula's Hip Strip that employs a plethora of Mamas and their babes. Walking Stick Toys provides Missoula with natural toys and goods for babies and kiddos. The toy biz is only one of Erika's many interests/loves. She does some birth (doula) work in our community, loves educating and being educated on the use of essential oils, knits and sews as often as possible, and obviously really loves to make lunch.
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Shane Hickey

Shane Hickey is a computer consultant and proud nerd dad. In a former life, he toured the baltic countries with the Missoula new wave group, Volumen. These days he mostly just putters around on ukulele, plays video games and build robots.
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Marie Hickman

Marie Hickman is a journalist, freelance writer and blogger. She is writing a book about women in the Middle East. When she's not traveling, she and her family live in Palm Harbor, Florida.
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Ris Higgins

Ris is a former Board President of the Prospera Business Network and currently serves on the Women’s Advisory Board for the SBA Women’s Business Center in Bozeman, MT, who named her their 2011 Mentor of the Year. In 2012, the SBA named her as one of their Women in Business Champions of the Year. Besides the priority of her family, Ris stays active in her community, enjoys hiking, camping in the middle of nowhere, dancing with Joe, and reading voraciously.
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Rachel Hillestad

Rachel Hillestad is a 34-year-old Iowa-raised and Kansas City-living girl with one ruggedly sensible computer-nerd husband who kind of resembles the unibomber, three mostly sweet babies, and room for any foster children who need a place to stay. She has experience in dealing with OCD, anxiety, early hysterectomy, loss, love, and Diet Coke. Read more at pipsylou.blogspot.comTwitter, or "like" her on Facebook.
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Kelly Hirt

Kelly Hirt is a mother, writer, working elementary teacher and a blogger. She has a Huffington Post blog and her own site, My Twice Baked Potato where she writes about parenting her twice-exceptional son.
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Harmony Hobbs

I'm a mom of three who is navigating the waters of motherhood without any grace or finesse whatsoever. My writing style is best described as "honesty and insanity in one fell swoop." My work can be found on my blog, Modern Mommy Madness.
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Campbell Hoffman

My carpenter-husband and I can mostly be found out on a trail, encouraging (read: begging) our three kids to keep hiking. When I am not out on the trails, I am on another adventure, not altogether different: motherhood. Sometimes I write about it on my blog tumbledweeds.
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Becky Holland

I am an aspiring writer who desires to make sense of my world by writing. I blog about my journey with a child with special needs as it is a way to download my brain for daily challenges and joys. My soul desire is to write to somehow help others with their journey and for the love of it.
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Kate Hopper

Kate Hopper is the author of Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood and Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers. Her writing has appeared in a number of magazines and journals, including Brevity, Literary Mama, The New York Times online, and Poets & Writers. For more information about Kate’s writing, retreats and classes, visit her website, Kate Hopper, or her blog, Motherhood & Words.
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Chrissy Howe

I fancy myself to be a stay at home mother with the ambition to help other mothers relate to a less-than-perfect life. You will find more of me at Full Metal Mommy where I tell my tales from the front lines of motherhood.
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Lara Hudson

Lara Hudson is a Pilates Method Alliance Gold Certified Instructor, the founder and creator of The Mercury Method, an award-winning workout DVD choreographer and star, and the mother to a beautiful girl and boy. She lives in Chicago with her family, where she teaches, studies nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and writes a weekly Wellness Blog called Listen to Lara. You can find her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter or learn more about her by visiting her website.
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Rob Irizarry

Rob is a husband, father, dreamer, attention span-challenged lover of all things technical, and a voracious reader. He has worked and lived in 38 countries including a decade in the Asian Pacific region. These days he spends his time at the intersection of his two core passions: entrepreneurship and edcuation. Rob runs the Blackstone LaunchPad at Montana State University, founded CodeMontana and has a startup, Kudoso, that helps parents cooperatively manage technology with their kids.
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Ann Jamison

Ann lives in Wisconsin with her husband, toddler, and unruly dog. In addition to her day job testing software, she volunteers with Postpartum Support International and is the co-architect (with her son) of many lakeshore sand castles that are just as fun to smash as they are to build.
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Brenna Jennings

Brenna Jennings is a writer, photographer and full-time web designer. Her resume of pro-bono work includes raising one daughter, two dachshunds, and writing about her adventures in accidental parenthood at Suburban Snapshots.
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Sara Jensen

Sara Jensen is a mama, wife, sister, friend, designer, Quaker, foster adopt mother, and T1 advocate living on a tiny island on a big ocean in the PNW. Her book "Be Glad Your Dad" she co-authored with her brother from another mother, Matt Logelin, will be published soon-ish. She insists that she is not a writer. You can find her at Lost Bird Found or Sara Jensen Design. You can also follow her on Instagram.
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Eirik Johnson

Eirik Johnson is a photographer and mixed media artist who lives in Seattle with his wife Heidi and their two sons, Skye and Leo. Along with making pictures of his kids, Eirik has exhibited his work widely and has published two books, Sawdust Mountain and Borderlands. See more at his website or find him on Instagram.
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Tera Johnson

Tera Johnson is an intern with Mamalode, and a student at the University of Montana. While she enjoys writing, her interests also include photography, hiking, and eating various forms of cake.
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Alana Jones

An environmental scientist turned bookkeeper but still trying to involve herself in the Earth's issues. She once called Maryland her home but has now lived in Missoula, Montana longer than any other place she's lived. She's trying her best to raise two happy boys, love her husband, and to never stop learning how to be a better person.
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Maggie Jones

Raised urban; settled rural. Rearing two (almost three) babes and a brood of chickens in a tiny wheat town. Loving wholly, living purposefully, and infusing rural-living into everyday life. Keep up with Maggie on her blog, The Rural Roost.
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Colleen Kaleda

Colleen Kaleda is a writer, college instructor, nonprofit co-founder, and mom-in-waiting to two Congolese preschoolers. She writes from Oregon, where she and her husband train (and love) their 12 dogs, nine of which are a racing sled dog team.
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Angela Keck

Angela is an online community and social media expert who uses her blog as a means to return to her love of writing. She is proud to be a contributor to the anthology, The Mother of All Meltdowns as well as several websites. You can find her at Writer Mom's Blog.
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Clara Kelley

Clara blogs about motherhood and her daughter at Maeve's Momma and is very excited to contribute to Mamalode. She enjoys good grammar, mojitos, nerdy BBC T.V. shows, and baking for her family.
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Cecily Kellogg

Through her blog UPPERCASE WOMAN and Twitter, Cecily entertains tens of thousands on a daily basis. She was named by Babble as one of the Top 100 Mom Bloggers in 2011 (and Top 50 twitter moms in 2010). Cecily also writes about the business of mom blogging at MomCrunch for babble; works with AboutOne on social media strategy; helps companies navigate the momosphere; and partners with Plaid House Designs making media kits for bloggers.
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Gillian Kessler

Gillian Kessler can be found dancing to loud music, teaching exuberant children to appreciate language, writing in the early morning when everyone is asleep and exploring the wilds of Montana with her beautiful family. Read more about her eclectic and full life at Baby Kesslers.
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Kids in the House

Expert Parenting Advice is the world’s largest parenting video library with over 8,000 videos from 450 top experts. Parents have the opportunity to hear and share different perspectives and get solutions for parenting challenges that range from pregnancy through getting into college. Kids in the House aims to be the most comprehensive resource for parenting advice, one that respects the fact that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
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Daniel Kiely

Daniel Kiely currently plays drums for the Whizpops, works at Merrill Lynch, and lives in Missoulawith Wife Kay, and two kids, Hayden and Evelyn. He also has an intense fly fishing habit. The Whiz Pops
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Heather King

Heather King is a freelance writer, speaker and blogger at The Extraordinary Ordinary. She is also co-director of Listen To Your Mother Austin, where she lives with her family after growing up in Minnesota. Heather's work has been featured across the web (BlogHer, Literary Mama, Owning Pink, etc) and her writing and story have been covered by NBC Nightly News With Diane Sawyer, Redbook Magazine, Minnesota Parenting Magazine and Fox 9 Twin Cities News.
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Mavis King

Mavis is a Sydney-based writer that unexpectedly found herself a solo parent. She commenced her career as a lawyer, has two degrees and is living the proverb: it takes a village to raise a child.
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Jennifer Knickerbocker

With four boys close in age, Jennifer Knickerbocker is the type of mom who opens the mini-van door, and stuff spills out all over the ground. She is the president of a non-profit organization, a diversity leader and trainer, a human resource professional, a volunteer, a student, an artist, a writer and poet, a feminist, a proud Anishinaabe Native American, and sometimes, a stay-at-home-mom. And that is just for starters.
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Yarrow Kraner

Yarrow Kraner is a professional Director, photographer, and creative alchemist at production co/agency CHISEL industries and Virgin Produced. As Founder of HATCH, he is a passionate advocate that every problem in the world can be solved by creative thinking. Yarrow splits time between Bozeman, Montana and Los Angeles.
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Erika Krumbeck

Dr. Erika Krumbeck is founder and owner of Montana Whole Health, a naturopathic medical practice that serves families in Missoula. Dr. Krumbeck specializes in the natural treatment of chronic health conditions in children and postpartum women. She lives with her husband Jason, a physical therapist, and their young daughter Annika. She blogs at mtwholehealth.com/blog, and is on Twitter.
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Sherri Kuhn

Sherri Kuhn is a freelance writer, blogger and social media lurker. With a son in college and a daughter in high school, she always has something to write about. Her writing has been featured on Huffington Post, SheKnows, AllParenting, Moonfrye and BlogHer -- and on her personal blog Old Tweener. She was honored to be a cast member for the 2012 Listen to Your Mother show in San Francisco.
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Joe LaBracio

Joe LaBracio is a television agent who represents production companies known for creating and producing shows like: Catfish (MTV), The Great Food Truck Race (Food), The American Baking Competition (CBS), Raising McCain (Pivot), Boston's Finest (CNN/TNT). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Melanie, and his son, Milo.
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Stephanie Land

An awesome mama to her fantastic kiddo, a creative writing student, a part-time worker, an introvert, perpetually dehydrated, sustaining off Clif Bars and coffee, usually missing Alaska, in love with Montana, barefoot whenever possible, in Carhartts daily, and absolutely loving life.
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Mo Larson

Mo Larson is a mom with three lovely, loud children and a strikingly handsome Alaskan husband. When she isn't arranging flowers and hand-sewing her children's clothing, you can find her catching up on The Real Housewives and driving the kids to various activities in which they may or may not be enrolled. Mo and her husband Joe own SoccerTots Missoula, which they enjoy immensely.
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Alyssa Latala

Alyssa Latala lives in a house full of boys in suburban Chicago. She works for a national non-profit organization and hasn't yet discovered the secret to "work-life balance." She drinks too much coffee and blogs about parenthood at Bee and Bug.
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Brie Latini

Brie is a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and Jersey Girl. She is still a student of life and learns a little more as each day passes. Her brave, funny, sassy, smart son, PJ, is the light of her life and brings out sides of myself that she never knew she had. PJ has Autism, and it makes life as a parent that much sharper and focused and hard and wonderful. Brie shares her stories at her blog, A Breezy Life.
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Andrea Laughery

Andrea is a fifth grade teacher turned stay at home mom who lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and spirited son. She loves the great outdoors, adventures, babies, motherhood, and traveling. Keep up with Andrea on her blog Hand and the Heart.
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Mariah Lawrence

Mariah is a mama of two small boys who are as wild as baby tigers. She is a knitter, an embroidering song lyrics-er, and an obsessive baker. She spends the hours before the sun rises with a strong cup of coffee, a cat snuggled in her lap, and writing on her blog MAMARISE.
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Patty Lazarus

Patty Lazarus is a published author, blogger and mother of two sons and a daughter she adopted at birth in the U.S. After spending nine years as an Account Manager for Microsoft, she left to focus on raising her children and became actively involved in their schools and several Seattle area charities as a board member and fundraiser. She is the author of a new adoption memoir called "March into My Heart: a Memoir of Mothers, Daughters, and Adoption" which is now available on Amazon. She lives near Seattle, Washington with her husband and three beautiful children. Follow her on facebook or keep up with her on her website at March Into My Heart.
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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, Alison traded in launch parties and world travel for sippy cups and diapers, breastfeeding and potty training. Alison has been actively over-sharing stories of motherhood on her blog, Writing, Wishing since 2011. She recently launched her social media consulting business, Little Love Media. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and two boys.
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Jisun Lee

Jisun Lee has two daughters, one baby boy, seven chickens, four fish, and one amazing husband. She loves knitting, mashed potatoes, flip flops, and a good debate. Jisun blogs at Kimchi Latkes about parenting, disability, and whatever else strikes her fancy.
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Kathryn Leehane

Kathryn Leehane is a mom and a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children. Along with inhaling books, bacon and Pinot Noir, she writes the humor blog, Foxy Wine Pocket, where she shares twisted stories about her life as a mother, wife, friend and wine-drinker in suburbia. She is a contributing author to several anthologies, and her essays have also been featured on BLUNTmoms, The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and more. You can follow Foxy Wine Pocket on Facebook and Twitter.
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Shannon Lell

Shannon Lell was thrown from the corporate ladder in 2010. Shortler after, she started writing. Now, in between folding laundry and corralling two small children, she writes on her blog Shannon Lell and is the editor and social media manager of Mamapedia. She writes introspective pieces on personal and social issues and she tries to use just enough sarcasm so you don't think she's emotionally unavailable. She also studies literary fiction at the University of Washington and is working on her first novel. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
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Vicki Lesage

Vicki Lesage is an IT Director by day, writer by night. And a full-time nerd. She loves fondue, wine, math, and zombies. She lives in Paris with her French husband, rambunctious son, and charmante daughter. Her first book, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, was released in January 2014.
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Al Letson

Al Letson is the host and executive producer of the award-winning NPR/PRX program State of the Re:Union, and he’s the host of Peabody Award Winning public radio show Reveal. A true Renaissance Man, he is also a poet/playwright/actor/comic book writer/storyteller and a frequent contributor to the Moth.
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Lauri Levenfeld

Lauri Levenfeld honed her captivating storytelling skills at the top-rated USC Film School. Her documentary film work seamlessly translated into a passion for still photography and a career focused in fashion, lifestyle, and portraiture. Lauri photographed for Sundance Film Festival and has been commissioned to capture portraits of Hilary Clinton, Sharon Stone, Danny Glover, Uma Thurman,and Nelson Mandela.
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Kristen Stiefel Levithan

A former teacher of history, Kristen Levithan is now a freelance writer who pens essays, reviews, and grocery lists while living in Connecticut with her husband and three young children. She offers cultural commentary and musings on modern motherhood at her blog Motherese.
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Brynn Lewis

I'm a new parent to an incredibly hyperactive child. I think a lot of moms lie to each other, and I want to provide the truth in parenting, with a spoonful of humor at Mary Poopins.
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Ann Lonstein

I took my first plane ride when I left South Africa and moved to the United States with my husband and our eight-month-old son. While raising him and his two brothers I worked as a volunteer on issues to do with women, children and families. I have written about those issues in magazines and newspapers.I am lucky enough to travel and write a blog about my journeys at Every Journey Traveled.
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Briana Loveall

Briana Loveall is a recent EWU Creative Writing graduate. Her first year of post graduate life has included publications by Northwest Boulevard as well as her participation in the show, Listen to Your Mother. When she's not busy building tent forts for her five year old, Briana spends her time blogging, reading, and pretending to fold laundry.
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Janet Lucy

Janet Lucy, MA, is an award-winning writer and poet, and the author of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter ~ Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age (Publishing by the Seas, Second Edition, 2011) and The Three Sunflowers (Publishing by the Seas, 2012), a children’s book for all ages. She has been a contributor to Mothering, Natural Solutions, The Sun, Skirt! and Real Travel magazines. Janet is the Director of Women's Creative Network (WCN) in Santa Barbara, California. She is the mother two radiant daughters, with whom she shares an irrepressible spirit of adventure. More of Janet's work can be found at her website, Janet Lucy Ink.
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Kristen Mae

Kristen Mae is a devoted wife and mother, ADHD momma-warrior, violist, health-nut, and writer. She is the voice of Abandoning Pretense, where her goal is to provide a community where women are free to be honest about their struggles with marriage, parenthood, and life.
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Amanda Magee

Amanda Magee is the owner of an advertising and design agency. She and her husband are raising their three daughters in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York. Between desperate dashes to meet the bus, never-ending home improvement projects, and the odd trip to the gym, you can find Amanda writing at her personal blog The Wink.
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Rudey Maliszewski

Bienvenue! I'm Rudey. I’m a writer and an elementary French teacher living Chicago with my husband and two daughters. My driving force comes from my mom, who always said: "I gave you roots to guide you and wings so you can fly." I've built my life around that motto. My aim is to pass on to my daughters what my family secured in me. I want us to slow down, grow roots, and build a solid foundation. I also want to strengthen our wings and soar.
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Beth Markley

Beth Markley is a 40-something married mother of two, who holds down a day job as a fundraising consultant. As a blogger, she offers weekly perspective on mediocre mothering, fitness, and random other nonsense at Manic Mumbling.
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Katie Marsh

Katie is a mother of four, three here on Earth and one watching over from above. She's a photographer by schooling, her camera rarely leaves her side. She's an avid concert goer, pickle lover and planter of flowers.
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Cindy Laundrie Marshall

Cindy Laundrie Marshall grew up in a large family in Green Bay, Wisconsin. After living in Missoula, MT for the past twenty years, she considers it home. She spends most of her time raising her two daughters ages 7 and 8 and in her spare time she teaches art, makes large paintings, works at the restaurant her and her husband own and plays guitar in a rock band.
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Jen Mclellan

Jen McLellan is a writer and childbirth educator who advocates for plus size women. She promotes positive information to empower healthy decision-making during pregnancy, shares tips for embracing your body, and laughs at the adventures of motherhood within her blog Plus Size Mommy Memoirs.
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Crissie McMullan

Crissie McMullan co-founded a national organization to connect kids to real food so that they can grow up healthy. In 2014, though, she's taking a year-long radical sabbatical to spend more time writing, playing with her preschooler, and just enjoying life in general.
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Aimee McQuilkin

Aimee McQuilkin is the owner of Betty’s Divine, a fabulous boutique in Missoula MT. Along with her husband, two daughters, and multiple pets, Aimee enjoys bird watching, devouring books, riding bikes, thrifting, adventures, smelling things, and making people’s day.
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Briana Meade

Briana Meade is a contributor at Early Mama and writes on her own blog about millennial life. She is also working with her agent to publish a book on millennials that involves a series of short essays on growing up.
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Leslie Means

Leslie is a washed up news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, co-founder of Her View From Home.com and has several published short stories as well. Find more details about her website at HerViewFromHome.com and her children’s books at Ella B. Bella.
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Laura Meehan

Laura is the author of humor/parenting blog, Short-Winded Blog . She also writes articles on a variety of topics for local and national publications, including the Oregonian, UC Davis magazine, and Portland Monthly magazine. She has her master's in writing/publishing from Portland State University, and a bachelor's in English from UCLA. In addition to writing, she edits book manuscripts and technical projects. She lives in Sacramento, California.
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Jennifer Meer

Jennifer Meer lives in New England with a wacky, unruly, loud and loving bunch she is proud to call her family. She is a writer and mother of two adorable redheads who frustrate her, amuse her, challenge her, and continue to teach her something new about life every day. Read more about Jenn at My Jenn-eration or keep up with her on twitter.
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Tristan Young Mercado

Tristan Young Mercado is a Carolina Mama living in Texas, who writes and raises her young’un the best way she knows how. Between caring for her son and husband, she’s sweeping dog hair and writing about the relentless cast of crazy characters known as her family. Currently, she’s putting finishing touches on a recently completed screenplay and beefing up her blog titled, A Light Blue Spot.
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Alexandra Mercer McCarren

Alexandra writes, edits, and mothers her way through each and every day. As a freelance writer and editor for both children and adults, she feels fortunate to work from home while raising her two delicious daughters. She is an expert in selective hearing, benign ignorance, and triage assessment when it comes to hitting deadlines while simultaneously maintaining a copacetic sisterly environment. She believes there are lessons in every encounter, and writing is what sets them free.
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Jesse Michener

Jesse Michener likes to tell stories. Her work as a photographer and writer offer an intimate glimpse into life, relationship and our shared connections. She co-produces the popular Write workshops at Doe Bay and is a Spark Grant award recipient for her work on the Tacoma253 project. Jesse lives with her family in Tacoma, Washington with her husband, three daughters and three dogs and is currently writing her first book.
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Zachary Millar

Zachary Millar is a writer and musician who also works for Big Sky Brewing Company. You can find him skiing, biking, fishing and playing in the beautiful big sky country with his wife and two girls.
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Sarah Geurts Millar

Sarah Millar is the managing editor at Mamalode. She has the pleasure of wrangling not only writers but also her two daughters and husband. Most days you'll find her moving words around on a page or curating the best of the information freeway.
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Terry Miller

Terry Miller lives with her two sassy little girls, two black labs and a fabulous husband. A Canadian, and former outdoor educator for Outward Bound Mexico and Alaska. On any given day you will find her chasing little girls, kayaking local rivers, dreaming of Grand Canyon permits, or dispersing lactation information and support to mamas and their babes.
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Kate Milliken

Kate Milliken is a mother of two who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. When not working to create a healing environment through storytelling, she runs an independent production company, Milligrace, that produces high end mini-documentaries for private clients.
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Tricia Mirchandani

Tricia Mirchandani is a mother of two, a freelance writer, and the blogger behind Raising Humans. Her words have appeared on the Huffington Post, Literary Mama, SheKnows, BlogHer, and in Pregnancy & Newborn magazine. She tells stories about motherhood, personal growth and the life of a writer mama because sharing words can make the world a better place.
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Deborah Mitchell

I've written for Salon.com, CounterPunch, CNN, Mothering, Brain Child, the Dallas Morning News and many others. My book, Growing Up Godless: A Parent's Guide to Raising Kids without Religion was released in 2014. I also write about environmental and social issues.
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Emily Mitra

Emily is an active member of her community as both a mother with two young girls, ages three and nine, and as a businesswoman. In addition to DOSA Restaurants, Emily built and operates DOSA Catering, a full- service South Indian catering company and acts as Vice President of Japantown Center Garage Corporation (JCGC), a non profit corporation benefiting San Francisco, focusing specifically on management and technical assistance programs.
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Daria Mochan

Daria Mochan. Wife. Sister. Daughter. Pet Lover. Biologist. Photographer. She answers to many titles, but her favorite is Mommy. Daria spends most of her time as a mom to 2 wonderful girls, each very special in their own way. Follow Daria's blog, An Unexpected Path.
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Pam Moore

Pam dreams of hosting a talk show, writing a book, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, and checking off everything on her To Do list. She blogs about running, mothering, and life with her husband, toddler, and five backyard chickens on her blog Whatevs…
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Nicole Morgan

Nicole, author of Sisters From Another Mister, is a Social Good Fellow for the United Nations Foundation, a Champion leader for shot@life and a Social Influencer for Johnson & Johnson, doing good makes her heart smile. She is a transplanted Brit cross South African, technically a lily white African American with an accent. A world traveling, liberal homeschooling Mama of two blog fodder providing cherubs by day. Writer at heart. Tweeter by compulsion. Blogger by night.
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Tracy Morrison

Tracy Morrison is a work at home mom of three girls and two male cats. She keeps the cats because her daughters love them and they provide good entertainment and blog fodder. She writes about the lighter side of parenting on her personal blog Sellabit Mum. Her writing has also been featured on Savvy Sassy Moms, The Huffington Post, Mamapedia, Care.com, Everyday Family, and BlogHer.
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Lynn Morrison

Lynn Morrison is the mouthy woman behind the blog The Nomad Mom Diary. She's not afraid to admit that she wears sweatpants too often, fails at sucking it in and has, on occasion, hidden delivery pizza boxes from her skinny husband. From thought-provoking to outrageously funny to almost unbearably sad, Lynn's emotions come through loud and clear in everything she writes.
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Andrea Mowery

Andrea Mowery is a former market researcher-turned stay-at-home wife and mom of two children who are racing towards the teen years. Not one to shy away from admitting her mistakes, Andrea writes at About 100%, a blog about parenting and life sprinkled with hefty doses of self-deprecating humor, common sense attitudes, and heart.
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Melissa Mowry

I’m a mama to Chase and wife to my high school love Adam; I appreciate good food, cheap wine and a well-written sentence. This blog is my current creative outlet: a little slice of my life as a stay at home mama, navigating new motherhood as gracefully as possible with spit up on my shirt.
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Rion Nakaya

Rion Nakaya has been or currently still is a user experience designer, a photoblogger, a New Yorker, an expat and a champion of science and storytelling for all ages. In addition to finding her in Oakland, Calif., with her husband and two kids, you can find her blogging smart videos for kids at The Kid Should See This.
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Sky Nelson

Sky is a joyous husband and daddy from Northern California. He spends his time studying the science of synchronicity for his upcoming book "What Are the Chances? Understanding Meaningful Coincidences", found at Sky Nelson.com.
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Meriah Nichols

Meriah Nichols is a third culture kid, former missionary child. Deaf. Mama to 3. She is leaving soon to drive with her family from San Francisco to Argentina, along the Pan Am Overland. Follow their trip at With a Little Moxie.
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Shana Norris

Shana Norris is a writer, reader, runner, coffee guzzler, and chocolate inhaler. She spends a lot of time acquiring new houseplants, organizing photos, and thinking about what she'll make for dinner. She's passionate about being a fully present mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Keep up with Shana on her blog, Shana Norris–I Like to Write Things Down.
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Dakota Nyght

Dakota Nyght had the perfect plan to be a crazy cat lady, but was thwarted by the arrivals of first one, and then two amazing children. Since she couldn’t qualify as a cat lady with two children and only two cats, she regrouped, left the work-for-someone-else-world, and is currently attempting to practice zen and the art of creativity as an artist, writer, and Mama. She documents the craziness on her website, Dakota Midnyght.
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Sandra Ramos OBriant

Sandra Ramos O'Briant's is the author of The Sandoval Sisters’ Secret of Old Blood, which was awarded Best Historical Fiction and Best First Book by the ILBA, 2013. Her short stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous print and online journals. Find out more about her here.
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Robin O'Bryant

Robin O'Bryant is an award winning humor columnist and the blogger behind Robin's Chicks. She is the author of the indie bestseller, Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves as well as A Second Helping: Best Loved Columns from Robin’s Chicks. O’Bryant is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and Mashable listed her as one of the 17 Funniest Moms on Twitter. For the talent portion of this competition she will simultaneously cook dinner while singing the Hokey Pokey with her three-year-old, doing math drills with her eight-year-old, nodding and smiling at her six-year-old while looking lovingly into her husband's eyes and pretending to listen
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Liz O’Donnell

Liz O’Donnell is the author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and the founder of Hello Ladies, named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes. She lives with her husband and two children outside of Boston. She is a recovering PTO president, an elected Town Meeting Member, and co-founder of a non-partisan organization committed to encouraging and supporting women’s involvement in local politics.
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Randi Olin

Randi Olin is an editor at Brain, Child Magazine. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brain, Child, Your Teen, NY Metro, among others. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.
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Angela Opitz

Angela Opitz is a professional counselor with her practice in downtown missoula as well as school counselor at RA elementary. One of her greatest loves in life is learning and her kids school her every day.
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Christine Organ

Christine Organ is a writer in the Chicago area, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and a two dogs. She writes at christineorgan.com about seeking grace in the everyday, and she is currently working on her second manuscript while she searches for a publishing home for her first book. A former attorney, she is now a freelance writer for various industries and businesses. She enjoys strong coffee, cookie dough, and long naps. But then again, who doesn't?
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Kim Ormsby

Kim Ormsby is the founder and Chief Innovator of The Natural Baby Company, the makers of GroVia. She stated the company a decade ago in order to bring natural parenting products to the Montana marketplace. Named SBA Person of the Year for Montana in 2010, she is a mother to six children who provide ongoing inspiration to a business that was created to deliver safe and environmentally responsible products to parents and children everywhere.
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Megan Oteri

Megan Oteri is a mama, wife, cowgirl, and writer who collects vintage typewriters. She is a Wyoming wildflower transplanted in the South. She believes you should bloom where you are planted. She has a MA in Creative Writing from East Carolina University and a BA in Education from Providence College. Hope. Wish. Dream. Be. is her motto. You can find her writing at memomuse's Blog.
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Stacey Owen

Stacey is a wife and mother, and a seeker of beauty and balance. She is most at home with fingers and toes in the dirt, face turned toward the sun, with her husband and three children alongside. She is learning to choose adventure over comfort and she believes in making the most of this life every single day. Follow along at Oh Green Therapy.
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Cara Paiuk

Cara is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in The NY Times, The Huffington Post, Kveller and many others. She is also an entrepreneur and family photographer. If that doesn’t give her enough to talk about, ask about her three-year-old son and twin baby daughters and she will never shut up. You can follow her on Twitter.
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Jennifer Weedon Palazzo

Jennifer Weedon Palazzo is a mom and working actress.She is the creator/writer/and producer of Mom Cave TV, an online network of comedy shows for moms. When she’s not writing about the funny side of being a mom, Jennifer can be found eating Reese’s Cups while furiously bidding on vintage clothing on eBay. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their son. Follow her on Twitter.
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Julianne Palumbo

Julianne is the mother of three almost grown children. She writes poetry, short stories, essays and YA verse novels. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Into Your Light (Flutter Press 2013) and Announcing the Thaw (Finishing Line Press 2014) and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
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Rudri Patel

Rudri Bhatt Patel is a former lawyer turned writer. She is the Online Editor for The First Day. Rudri posts frequently to her blog, Being Rudri, is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and other publications. She is currently at work on a memoir that focuses on grief and life’s ordinary graces.
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Geoff Peddicord

Geoff Peddicord is a husband, a father, musician and photographer. When he's not playing guitar in VTO he's working as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Community Medical Center.
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Larissa Peluso-Fleming

Larissa is a mama of three terrific kiddos and a happily married gal. She's a mathematics specialist and has the distinct pleasure of spending her days sharing the love and magic of math with elementary-aged learners. She lives by the credo, "It is better to be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."
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Jeanette Perosa

Jeanette Perosa is a graduate Arcadia University’s MFA program. While not chasing her four children or teaching at Montgomery County Community College, she is writing fiction or traveling with her husband. Her work has appeared in The Thorn Literary Journal, Perspectives Literary Journal, Adanna Literary Journal, Delta Woman Magazine, Eunoia Review and is currently finishing her first novel.
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Angi Dilkes Perry

Angi works as a state-level lobbyist in Oregon with entries on her resume ranging from intern to Deputy Chief of Staff for former Governor Ted Kulongoski to her current role as Vice President of a small lobbying firm. In addition to her professional pursuits, she runs races, writes, chases her energetic 15-year-old and seven-year-old sons as they participate in a variety of activities, travels with her husband, reads, and eagerly seeks new adventures.
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Suzanne Perryman

Blogger at Special Needs Mom - Celebrating the Simple, Everyday- one inspiring story at a time, Featured on HuffPost Parents, Tech, Women , ScaryMommy, Blogher, Queen Latifah and more. Blogher Voice Of The Year 2013.
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Erika Peterman

Erika Peterman is a photographer from Missoula, Montana and feels extremely lucky to be raising her kids there. Also a member of the Montana State Bar, she would rather be paid to sing in one. You can see more of her work at ERIKAPETERMAN.
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Katie Petersen

Katie Petersen is a 12-year veteran with the Missoula Police Department specializing in investigating sexual crimes against children and is assigned to the newly formed Sexual Violence Unit. She volunteers with the Parenting Place Child Abuse Prevention Center, is a member of the First Step Children's Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team, is part of the Child Protection Team, and has helped form the Missoula Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Team. She can be reached at [email protected]
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Karen Peterson

Karen Peterson is a freelance writer in St. Ignatius, Montana. She works among the sometimes quiet sounds of her three children.
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Jennifer Pett

Jennifer is a reader, writer, professor, and mama who is wrangling four young boys, often by the skin of her teeth. When not doing yoga, she will likely be baking (in order to prolong the inevitable grading of the papers, of course). You can also find her at her blog, A Year By the Books, where she successfully avoids the laundry, one book at a time.
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Jocelyn Pihlaja

Jocelyn has been teaching writing at the college level since 1991. She has a husband who cooks dinner every night, kids who hold up hands requesting "silence" when their reading is interrupted, and a blog, O Mighty Crisis.
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Kristen Ploetz

Kristen M. Ploetz is a writer and lawyer living in Massachusetts with her husband and daughter. She has had pieces published on NYT Motherlode and Literary Mama, and blogs regularly at Little Lodestar.
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Alison Pomerantz

Alison (Grabau) Pomerantz is a former middle school English teacher turned writer who cut her professional teeth in the marketing and advertising world. She’s lived in so many zip codes, her accountant asked if she was a gypsy or running from something. Now optimistically calling Whitefish, Montana her permanent home, Alison lives with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, two cats and two guinea pigs and enjoys exercise, rare moments alone, and the occasional bowl of Captain Crunch.
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Molly Presant

When I was little I wanted to be on the Muppet Show. I became a lawyer instead. For eleven years I worked as a prosecutor before deciding to stay home with my two kids. I write a blog at MotherJam where I still hope to become Miss Piggy someday.
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Peyton Price

Peyton Price is the author of Suburban Haiku: Poetic Dispatches From Behind The Picket Fence. She lives in suburbia (of course) with her long-commuting husband (of course) and two above-average children (of course). Drop by anytime.
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Kim Tracy Prince

Kim Tracy Prince is a Los Angeles-based writer who has a husband, two little boys, and a goldfish. Well, it’s their goldfish. Her work appears at Notre Dame Magazine, Girl Body Pride, CBS Los Angeles, MomsLA, and on her blog, House of Prince.
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Brianna Randall

Brianna Randall is as comfortable in fancy earrings as she is in her ratty yoga pants, Bri loves writing and just set off on a new adventure with her husband Rob. They quit their jobs and set off to crew on sailboats through the South Pacific. Follow their adventure at On The Horizon Line.
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Jessica Rassette

Mama of 3, she contributes to the Huffington Post Parents Blog, she's been accepted into the blog for Brain/Child Magazine, written for Jill Smokler's Scary Mommy multiple times, is a contributing editor to Moms Everyday, and writes on her own blog Little Victories.
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Anne Reber

Anne Reber, author of the blog, Anne Reber Writes, takes her readers on a personal journey through the last 18 years of her life. As Anne explores her past as it relates to her future, readers can identify with and connect to, the universal life themes of courage, change, grief, hope and love.
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Vikki Reich

Vikki Reich writes about the intersection of contemporary lesbian life and parenthood at her personal blog Up Popped A Fox and is a Managing Editor for VillageQ, a site that gives voice to the experience of LGBTQ parents. She is also the co-director of Listen To Your Mother Twin Cities. She is a 2013 recipient of the Beyond the Pure Fellowship for writers.
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Amanda Reilly

Married to my beloved ogre and Momma to my missing puzzle piece, I'm trying to use my boisterousness for good by sharing the stories of my own magical son to help give voiceless parents and children their voices. I could always use a margarita and a nap. Follow my journey to accomplish 30 things before I turn 30.
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Jennifer Reinharz

Writes for children. Blogs for grownups. Teacher, CrossFitter, and most importantly Mom to Bubbe and The Skootch. Jennifer is the creator of the blog, Red Said What? which features an original, personal essay on the first of each month. Follow her on Twitter .
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Dina Relles

Dina L. Relles is a lawyer, writer, aspiring doula, and mother of three boys, aged four and under. She has a B.A. in Ethics and Political Philosophy from Brown University and a J.D. from Fordham Law, but mostly she likes to drink coffee and people-watch from her front stoop. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her fledgling blog, Coffee, Kids, and Common Things.
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Jill Robbins

Jill writes about post adoption life and other random stuff at Ripped Jeans and Bifocals. She likes running, dry wine, and dry humor, and is a big fan of the Lily Pulitzer Wrap Dress (because it hides crap her kids spill and her imperfect abs). When she's not gooffing off on social media or chasing her two preschoolers, she works on her first book, "My Own", a collection of adoption stories.
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Alexandra Rosas

Alexandra Rosas is a live storyteller. Raised on the riveting tales of her Spanish grandmother, she knew she would grow to be a storyteller in her own right. She now is a main stage storyteller with the nationally acclaimed, The Moth. You can follow her on twitter or on her personal blog, Good Day, Regular People.
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Jacqueline Royael

Jacqui Royael lives in upstate New York and works as the Director of Operations at the Double H Ranch. Double H is a non-profit organization founded by Paul Newman that provides programs for children with life threatening illnesses. She is surrounded by the love of her daughter, son and husband. After they are all asleep she loves to write stories about them. Adventures with her family and the inspiration of her work provided her much joy and funny stories to share.
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Kelly Sage

Kelly Sage writes about living simply and the joy of doing so on her blog Sagetribe. After nine years of teaching middle and high school English, Kelly has decided to homeschool and put more energy into her love of writing. She facilitates writing circles at Writing for a Change in Bloomington, IN., loves to be outside, and put good food on the family table.
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Tammi Salas

Tammi lives in the town of Valley Ford, CA. Population :: 126. She is a recovering retail store and wine bar owner. She writes about her days and the beauty of the Sonoma Coast at Sonoma Coast Weekly. Swing by her etsy shop.
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Jennifer Savage/Savagemama

Jennifer Savage is a writer and mama of Eliza and Lucille. Lately, she's learning to be a farm girl, again. She writes from her home at the base of the Mission Mountains in Arlee, Montana. She is also one of Mamalode's favorite writers and you can fall in love with her too at Savagemama.
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Laurie Schlueb

Laurie Schlueb is mom to Spencer and Levi; wife to Chuck; and Executive Director of the Wild Rockies Field Institute in Missoula, Montana.  She was both pleased and healed when her second son came out the old fashioned way.
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Rebecca Einstein Schorr

This former career-driven mother of three became a reluctant stay-at-home-mom when her autistic son and his two adorable sidekicks needed more from her and the transformation from a religious community leader to what her kids call a “house-mother” has been nothing short of life-altering. Writing at her blog, This Messy Life, Rebecca finds meaning in the sacred and not-yet-sacred intersections of daily life. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccaschorr.
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Becky Schroeder

Becky Schroeder found her writing voice during her battle with and recovery from postpartum anxiety and depression in 2013. She has gone on to work for Postpartum Progress, the world’s most widely-read blog dedicated to maternal mental health. In her role she supports and advocates for moms all around the world who are suffering from a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Her writing has been published on Disney’s Babble, Mamapedia, and she’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Twitter or at Sunny Imperfections.
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Janna Schuette

Janna Schuette is a wife and mother of her two daughters Saylor 5 and Svea 3. Janna grew up in Sweden and moved to the USA in her early twenties. She spent 12 years working for Google and recently went on a European Adventure with her family and spent 4 months in Sweden and 8 months on the road exploring Europe and Africa in a camper. Janna doesn’t consider herself a writer, though kept a blog of the family’s adventure called “Fun & Chaos” at West Bowl Adventures.
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Brigetta Schwaiger

Brigetta is a mama of four boys, a writer, and an entrepreneur. After living in Los Angeles most of her life, she packed a U-haul with her husband and carted her family off to the incredible state of Montana. She can found navigating the sock and paper piles that plague her daily or up on the ski hill. Online, you can find her at Brigetta - The Story of a Girl or FlyGirls Media.
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Lynn Shattuck

Lynn writes for the Huffington Post, is a featured columnist at the elephant journal, and her writing has also recently appeared on Brain, Child and Empowering Parents. Check out her blog at The Light Will Find You.
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Nicole Leigh Shaw

Nicole Leigh Shaw consistently wonders, "Why did I come into this room?" Once upon a time she was a mostly serious news journalist, an accidental magazine columnist, and a mediocre editor. Now she funnels an enthusiasm for meeting minimum requirements into her blog, Ninja Mom, and finding pairs of socks for her kids that kind of match. With four kids under age eight (two are twins), she can say with confidence that she's finally gotten the hang of this birth control thing: Facebook. Because one cannot procreate and update statuses at the same time.
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Elaine Sheff

Elaine Sheff is a clinical herbalist and the Co-Director of Green Path Herb School. You can often find Elaine in her garden, homeschooling her children, or cooking some delicious gluten-free meal. Find out more at Green Path Herb School.
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Tiffany Shlain

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, artist, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, her films and work have received 60 awards and distinctions. Four of her films have premiered at Sundance, and her latest film The Science of Character will be released in 2014 for #CharacterDay. Find out more about her work at Tiffany Shlain.
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Maggie Shores

Maggie Shores is a mom of three awesome kids, and works full time as a Senior Content Development Specialist at an IT firm in Washington DC. She is also a person in long-term recovery from a substance-use disorder, and the blogger behind Sober Courage, where she shares her experience strength and hope. Maggie is also an avid gardener, music lover, coffee junkie and happiness fanatic.
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Kathleen Siddell

Kathleen recently moved with her family from Shanghai, China, to Singapore. While she resists the term "mommy blogger," she reluctantly admits that she is a mother with a blog. You can read about her family's sometimes ordinary/sometimes extraordinary adventures living abroad at Averys Asian Adventures.
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Kim Simon

Kim Simon is a writer and mother of two young sons. Her essays on motherhood and current events are regularly featured on The Huffington Post, MSN Living, and other online magazines. She can be found telling the truth about motherhood on her personal blog Mama By The Bay on Twitter and on Facebook.
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Amanda Skelte

Amanda is a mom of 5 girls, 7 and under, one with a brain tumor, all with red-hair. In between school pick ups, dance, doctor appointments and cuddles, she is a photographer in dallas. Follow her family at This Year's Love Will Last or on Instagram: @punkfictionv4
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Stacey Skrysak

Stacey lives in Central Illinois where she is a news anchor for WAND-TV. Stacey and her husband are parents to Peyton, their surviving triplet, who was born more than 17 weeks premature. Through her heartbreaking experience, Stacey has become a voice for dealing with grief, infertility and life with a micro-premie. Her triplets have touched thousands of lives around the world, thanks to Stacey's blog Perfectly Peyton.
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Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a Twin Cities based freelance writer and former columnist for METRO Magazine. He currently writes for the Minnesota Wild. Smith enjoys building LEGOs with his son Murphy, eating bacon at his favorite restaurant with his wife Sarah, and playing hockey outside until his face freezes off.
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Sara Smith

Entrepreneur, gardner, cook, mom, writer, hell-bent on doing it all, Sara Smith lives on Maui with her family. When she’s not wrangling her two kiddos, she’s hustling from her home office (or sneaking off to catch some waves.) She is founder and CEO of Wrappily.
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Angela Smith

Angela is an introverted photographer, writer, gardener, and hiker. A lover of all animals including the loves of her life, her two kids, Tyler and Jolie. She writes SmithShack71.
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Emily Smith

Emily is a foster mom in Portland, Oregon who has been married to the love of her life for almost 12 years. They have two adorable kids who keep them laughing and Googling. Emily also volunteers with Embrace Oregon.
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Justine Solot

Justine Solot is a former attorney, who now stays home with her three small children. Her writing has been featured on the Huffington Post, the Elephant Journal, and Scary Mommy. She writes on her personal blog. You can also find her on facebook.
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Jeffrey Sparr

Jeffrey Sparr has waged, over the course of two decades, a daily personal battle to keep his debilitating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) from consuming his personal aspirations and family life. He is the founder and CEO of PeaceLove, a movement that works to support people suffering from mental illness, and a father. Not despite, but because of his illness, he is uniquely qualified as an advocate, self-taught artist, and most importantly, an OCD sufferer who communicates and articulates a message of hope and a creative vision for making a difference in peoples' lives.
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Stephanie Sprenger

Stephanie Sprenger is a music therapist, writer, and mother of two young girls. She lives in Colorado and fills her rare moments of freedom with yoga, singing, and writing. Stephanie blogs about the imperfect reality of motherhood at Mommy, for Real and women's friendship at The HerStories Project.
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Stacey of onefunnymotha

One Funny Motha's award-winning work can be found on her eponymous blog One Funny Motha, where she provides incisive cultural commentary, otherwise known as common sense, as well as on The Huffington Post, Mamapedia, Aiming Low and numerous other parenting websites. She is also the proud founder of the Detached Parenting Movement, a child-rearing model she single-handedly developed without any guidance or advanced degrees in child psychology. Currently, she's at work on a memoir.
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Rachel Macy Stafford

Rachel Macy Stafford is a certified special education teacher with a Master’s Degree in education and ten years of experience working with parents and children. In December 2010, this life-long writer felt compelled to share her journey to let go of distraction and grasp what really matters by creating the blog “Hands Free Mama.” Rachel provides readers with simple, non-intimidating, and motivating methods to let go of distraction and connect with their loved ones. Rachel’s first book, HANDS FREE MAMA, is a New York Times Bestseller. Her second book, HANDS FREE LIFE, hits bookshelves in Fall 2015. You can join Rachel on her journey to overcome distraction, live better, and love more at Hands Free Mama or The Hands Free Revolution on Facebook.
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Tove Stakkestad

I am a Danish American mother of four boys, 8 years old and younger! I report live from the trenches of motherhood on all things related to love, life, laughter and lots of LEGOs!
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Starter Series

The Starter Series is an ongoing set of interviews that share the stories of anyone who has started a business, non-profit or an interesting project in their field. Are you inspired by someone? Email any suggestions to [email protected]
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Therese Steinhoff

Therese Steinhoff is an East Coast girl raising three midwestern boys with her husband in Saint Paul, MN. She enjoys writing, running, singing, reading, knitting, and drinking lattes at the local coffee shops with friends. She writes about the joys of her life daily at The Joys of Raising Three Boys.
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Michelle Stephens

Michelle writes from the home she shares with her husband, their daughter and two dogs. She is the authority on nothing and may just be the most outgoing shy person you will ever meet. Her daughter is convinced she is a super hero but most days she feels more like the super villain. Her musings can be found on her blog, Juicebox Confession. She is always available on Facebook and Twitter. Always.
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Maureen Stiles

Bringing humor to the many challenges of parenting, driving a gigantic SUV full of smelly boys and their friends, letting go of the idea of perfection and tackling middle age all serve as my inspiration. Keep up with her on her blog, Magnificence in the Mundane.
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Rebecca Strahle

Becky Strahle lives in the Richmond, VA area with her high school sweetheart and their two daughters. She has Etsy and Big Cartel shops called Farmgirl Paints where she shares her love of words through custom cuffs and original artwork. When she's not busy cuffing or painting, you can find her writing and documenting her love of life, faith, family and fun on her blog Farmgirl Paints.
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Kaly Sullivan

Kaly is a writer and co-founder of Harlow Park Media. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, Kaly practices yoga and wrangles and referees two elementary age boys all while trying to live a minimalist lifestyle. She blogs about her efforts to lead a mindful, connected life and has been included in an upcoming humor anthology Mom for The Holiday. She also wrote a book about relocating with kids that will be coming out later this year.
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Lisa Svara

Lisa is a mom, wife, photographer, graduate student, MBA-holding introvert. She likes to write when the mood strikes and embarrass her kids as much as possible.
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Gustavo Szulansky

Gustavo Szulansky is the Founder and President of Super Soccer Stars, New York City's largest and most popular children's soccer development program. Gustavo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has an extensive career in the arts and culture as a musician, radio and television journalist, record producer and published writer. Gustavo has a lifelong commitment to promoting and supporting nonprofit organizations and social causes. Currently, he is a Board Member of Symphony Space, a multi-disciplinary performing arts center that promotes innovation, excellence, engagement, and accessibility to artists and audiences alike.
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Tara

Tara of You Know it Happens at Your House Too is the mother of five young kids, wife to one hard working farmer. She is the sometimes hilarious, sometimes serious, usually sarcastic writer of the amazingly popular (in her own mind) blog You Know it Happens at Your House Too. In her free time she enjoys wiping butts and noses all while picking up Legos and Polly Pockets. If she ever had a moment to herself she would go pee, then relax with a nice, cheap glass (bottle) of wine and any movie starring Johnny Depp. She has completely forgotten what it is like to do anything alone. Tara lives in Kansas with her husband, Farmer Bob, and her five children. You can also find her ignoring her kids on Facebook and Twitter.
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Allison Slater Tate

Allison is a freelance writer, a mother of four, a somewhat ambivalent denizen of suburbia, and a consumer of way too much Diet Coke and cookie butter to be considered a healthy person. She holds a degree in English from Princeton University and enjoyed a brief, crazy career in Hollywood before embarking on the greatest adventure: parenthood. Find her on her website or on Facebook and Twitter.
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Wendy Maragh Taylor

Wendy is a clinical social worker, keynote speaker, and, over the last two and a half years, has added “mommy” to her list of roles. She writes to engage, provoke thought and promote healing.
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Annie Tegen

Annie Tegen lives in Seattle with her husband, energetic 4 year-old son, patient 6 year-old daughter and insane black lab. Annie is a Northwest transplant from Wisconsin. For the past 14 years she has worked full time for non-profits in world of health policy, fighting to get smoking out of public places. Recently she started working two days per week as a carpenter's apprentice. She loves coming home full of sawdust on her days in the woodshop.
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Bethany Thies

Bethany Thies is a writer and the proud mother to four, young Vikings. She is the author of Bad Parenting Moments and the chronically unread poetry blog Room for Cream. She can often be found searching for socks, keys, discount non-perishables and a bathroom lock her children cannot pick. Bethany's work has been published in two bestselling humor anthologies, on several parenting sites and in old fashioned black and white in her local, independent newspaper. You can also listen to her pontificate on Vermont radio every month. Her children are unimpressed.
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Becky Thomas

Becky Thomas is a mom of two fabulous girls who inspire her to create a lifestyle of sharing experiences together. To fund those moments, Becky is the majority owner of Bexbags, the Missoula sales rep for Willies Distillery out of Ennis,MT, team member at W Chiropractic, and Volunteer Firefighter at Missoula Rural Fire Dist.
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Heather Thuesen

Heather Thuesen is a die-hard coffee drinker, has a Montana heart and a serious love of Batman. When she's not falling down rabbit-holes and walking through the looking glass, she can be found trying to settle into a whirlwind life in Colorado with her two children. In attempting the balance of being a therapeutic massage student, sometime writer and all-the-time mother, she is hoping to take the leap into the blogosphere soon.
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Will Travis

Will holds a Master Degree in Business Admin., sits on the board of TED India, HatchExperience, Eskuche and Sid Lee and continues to lecture and ignite the passions of creative globally. He is a proud father of four and resides with his partner Zhanna between their homes in New York and Indonesia.
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Rachel Turiel

Rachel Turiel tends an urban homestead in southern Colorado, where she raises children, chickens, a large vegetable garden and small orchard. She is a regular contributor to NPR "Earth Notes," Edible San Juan Mountain Magazine, and the Durango Herald, for whom she's written a column for five years. She writes about living the good wild life on her blog 6512 and growing
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Justine Uhlenbrock

Justine Uhlenbrock is an epidemiologist by trade and a storyteller by hobby. She writes about motherhood and can be found on her website and on Twitter and Instagram. She listens to podcasts every day and is always in search of a new favorite.
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Janna Urschel

Janna is currently a part-time instructor at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT and professional juggler of school, work, and her two goofily gorgeous daughters, aged 1 and 4. She has at one time or another been a harpist, linguist, Spanish teacher, and dog musher, with a perpetual undercurrent of aspirations to the literary.
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Annie Valentine

I get parenting. I have four young children between the ages of 11 and 4-years-old and am a full-time mother, part-time everything else. When it comes to writing about marriage and motherhood I have years of printed published experience.
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Karen Vatz

Karen recently moved to the wooded hills of Vermont. She is looking for that perfect balance between kids and work, though most days it feels like plain old chaos. She finds calm and perspective while hiking and on long runs, neither of which happen regularly. She reflects on parenting at The Yellow Ladybird.
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Teri Venable

I am a grandma and mother of very old kids. We are an imperfect bunch and love ourselves anyhow. A freelance writer and an evolving soul, I make more mistakes than I want to admit and have learned to laugh through the resulting chaos. Writing funny is a desire that often turns not funny but an outgrowth of much wisdom.
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Tiffany Verzal

Tiffany Verzal lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her husband and daughter. In 2008, her daughter was the victim of shaken baby syndrome at the hands of her daycare provider. She suffered severe brain damage and has spent over 2,000 hours in rehabilitation since her injury. Tiffany continues to raise awareness for traumatic brain injury, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse. She serves on the Nebraska Brain Injury Council as well as Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital’s Board of Trustees. Read more from Tiffany at Stand with Faith.
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Meghan Walbert

Meghan M. Walbert is a freelance writer, wife and stay-at-home mom to a spirited four-year-old boy. She blogs about life’s little pleasures - and its insanities - at Phase Three of Life.
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Maureen Wallace

Maureen Wallace was a PR guru trying to discover her writing passion when she gave birth to Charlie, who has Down syndrome. Now, she works at home, juggles two toddlers and panics over no. 3's arrival. During naps and at night, she writes for SheKnows Parenting and allParenting, where her column is aptly titled, "Chasing Charlie." She blogs at OperationHaveItAll.com.
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Angie Warren

Angie Warren is a writer, photographer, & mama to three. She lives in Northern California with her family, and enjoys teaching others about photography and telling their own stories. Through love, loss, and a whole lot of grace - Angie shares her soul on her blog. Additionally, you can see more of her work and details on the classes she offers, on her facebook page.
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Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson is a mom to five, four in her arms and one in her heart. She lives in Michigan where her life is as unpredictable as the weather. After the loss of her infant daughter in 2007, Jessica left the corporate world behind, vowed to soak up every living moment and found her writing roots again. You can find her wearing her heart on her sleeve at her personal blog Four Plus an Angel or on twitter @jessbwatson.
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Aline Weiller

Aline Weiller is a journalist and essayist whose work has been published in Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, Scary Mommy, Your Teen, Grown and Flown and Great Moments in Parenting, among others. She's also the CEO/Founder of Wordsmith, LLC – a public relations firm based in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
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Kristen Welch

Kristen and her family founded a non-profit called Mercy House Kenya. She is an author, a frequent speaker, and a regular contributor to Lifeway’s HomeLife and ParentLife magazines. Kristen’s blog We are THAT Family, continues to grow, and many of the readers financially support the work of Mercy House. When she and her family aren’t traveling to Kenya, Kristen and her husband and their three children live in Magnolia, Texas.
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Nathan Wenzel

Nathan Wenzel is the father of two beautiful children, husband to an amazing wife, and the CEO of Y Combinator backed SimpleLegal. Nathan graduated from Arizona State University in 1999 and now lives outside San Francisco. Follow him on Twitter.
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Bridgette White

Bridgette White is a silly mother of two who spends her days driving her children to a public Waldorf school, sneaking walks along the river, drinking lots of coffee, reading stacks of books and trying to throw a little dancing in the mix. Read more about her life at Bridgette Tales.
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Jennifer White

Jennifer White is an artist, advocate and story teller. She is the founder of Hope After Project, an initiative that encourages support for grievers by building memorial community service projects.
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Dana Whitney

Dana Whitney lives in Northwest Montana with her handsome husband, two above average children, and one below average dog. Her hobbies include, gardening, cooking, beekeeping, and pretty much anything that helps her avoid doing the laundry. You can follow her blog at triflesandtruffles.
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Mary Widdicks

Mary Widdicks is a mother of two boys, two male dogs, and an ever-changing number of gender-indiscriminate fish. Her husband calls her Honey, the three year old calls her Mommy, the baby calls her Milk, the dogs call her their Indentured Servant, and she's pretty sure the fish have no idea who she is at all. She is definitely outmanned. Coincidentally, she is also the writer of the humorous parenting blog Outmanned .
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Janice Wilberg

I am the mother to four adult children, three adopted as small children with special needs from Nicaragua. I write about adoption, feminism, social justice, aging and disability at Red's Wrap. I've been published in the NYT and Newsweek.
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Pete Wilgoren

Pete Wilgoren is Managing Editor at one of the largest local news stations in the country. He is also a husband and father, outnumbered at home by a wife, two little girls and a dog named Cupcake. You can find him on Facebook and at Dadmissions talking about his frequently embarrassing, sometimes insightful, and often uncomfortable, admissions living with a wife and two girls.
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Laura Willard

Laura Willard is a wife and mom of two via international adoption. She's a law school graduate who is proud to have avoided using her education for seven years (and counting). Laura's also a writer, editor, social media manager and a viral content curator. When she has a minute, she blogs at A(n) (un)Common Family. She's certain sarcasm is a language, so she's totally bilingual.
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Vicky Willenberg

Vicky Willenberg is a wife and mom. She currently work in Social Media and Communications when she is not folding laundry from 2 weeks ago, driving someone to practice or looking for the dog, Spike, who has escaped yet again. Vicky chronicles the good, the bad and the hilarious on her blog, The Pursuit of Normal.
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Ana Willenbrock

Ana Willenbrock was born and raised in Brazil. After getting her business degree, she moved to New York to pursue her culinary career. This is where she met her husband Jason who dragged her all the way to Missoula. She is a pastry chef and chocolatier, owner of Posh Chocolat.
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Paige Williams

Paige Williams is an award winning filmmaker and CEO/Founder of Porch Productions and FilmSpur. FilmSpur is an entertainment, film distribution, and marketing & outreach company. FilmSpur operates three film centric businesses: The Audience Awards, The International Documentary Challenge and The FilmSpur short film library. The FilmSpur library features 900 short films that businesses can use to promote their objectives via social media outlets.
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Katrina Willis

Katrina Willis is a Hoosier currently living in Ohio and is married to her high school sweetheart and a mom of 4 kids. An author and essayist, Katrina was named a Midwest Writers Fellow, participated in the 2013 Indianapolis "Listen to Your Mother" show, and is the resident "Mom" blogger for Indy's Child magazine. When she's not reading, running (slowly), or pouring a glass of Cabernet, you can find her here on her site, Katrina Anne Willis, or on facebook.
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Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson is a mom to three wonderful children who grow and amaze her everyday. Her eldest was born at 24 weeks which fueled her natural drive for social justice and introduced her to the world of disability and family advocacy. This fall, Lisa begins a new adventure as she tackles returning to school full-time to further support her ability to advocate.
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Mary Windecker

Mary Windecker is the Vice President of Planning and Marketing at Community Medical Center. She still lives happily in Missoula with her family and friends, both living and dead.
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Chrysula Winegar

Chrysula Winegar is a communicator, agitator and mother. Founder of Wake Up World Communications, she has spent twenty years in marketing communications, training and project management based in Sydney, London and New York with companies like Ernst & Young, NatWest UK and Estee Lauder Companies. More recently she has focused on nonprofit work with campaigns like #GivingTuesday, Shot@Life and the Global Mom Relay. She is the Community Manager for the United Nations Foundation's maternal and child health site, the Million Moms Challenge. Chrysula is passionate about social media for social good and was named one of Babble’s “Top 25 Bloggers Who Are Changing the World”.
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Bob Wire

Bob Wire writes words and plays music in Missoula, Montana. This father of two teenage redheads spends much of his time working frantically to keep up with his kids, but is usually a step or two behind. Fortunately his long-suffering wife keeps an eye on the ball and knows where everything is. Keep up with Bob on his blog, Bob Wire Has a Point and learn more about his music at Bob Wire Music.
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Lisa Witherspoon

Lisa Witherspoon is a stay at home mom to her three daughters and Director of Household Operations in the "Spoon" home. She blogs about the joys, frustrations, surprises, and chaos of motherhood on her blog, The Golden Spoons and is also a contributing author in The Mother of All Meltdowns anthology.
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Emily Withnall

Emily Withnall hails from the high mountain desert of northern New Mexico and is the queer, solo-parenting mama to two independent and fiery daughters. Currently a graduate student in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Montana, Emily serves as co-editor of Camas Magazine and her writing often examines the intersecting concerns of social injustice and environmental issues.
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Emma Woodward

Emma Woodward is a wife and stay at home mom to her son and stepdaughter. Together they live in the suburbs of Boston. She lives for girls night out, mani/pedis and evening cocktails with her husband.
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Jenny Wu

Jenny Wu is a partner at the Los Angeles based practice, Oyler Wu Collaborative, which she started in 2004. The office has been published globally and is recognized for its experimentation in design and fabrication.
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David Yakos

David lives on an old farm in a log cabin in the middle of Bozeman, MT with his lovely wife and 3 adventurous children. He is a full time inventor, designer and co-owner of Salient Technologies. If he isn’t working with inventors, designing indestructible dog toys or working on valves for NASA he can be found giving tractor rides, building forts, or down on the floor making up new games with the kids. Instagram @DavidYakos #placesIfindLiam
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Stephanie Young

Stephanie M. Young is a communications expert, mother of two and advocate for health and wellness. Through her blog, I'm Still Learning, Stephanie muses about being a mother and wife, staying healthy and calm and finding the positives in life’s ups and downs.
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Christine Yu

Christine Yu is a freelance writer, yoga instructor, runner and wannabe surfer living in Brooklyn, NY. She shares her love of fitness and stories about her experiences as a mom of two young boys trying to balance, work, family, fitness and healthy living on her blog Love, Life, Surf.
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