Martha Brockenbrough is a writer, teacher and a mom who lives in Seattle. Her recent writing projects include Things That Make Us [SIC] and It Could Happen To You: Diary Of A Pregnancy and Beyond. She is the founder of SPOGG, the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, and can be found at marthabee.com.
Michele Johansen is a writer in Bellevue, WA. She is the co-creator of the Ruby Slipper Guide, a website that lists activities and events for families living east of Seattle and blog that delves into the foils of parenting.
Kerry Colburn is a Seattle-based author, publishing consultant, and mom of two young girls. Her most recent parenting books are How to Have Your Second Child First and Mama's Big Book of Little Lifesavers. A former publishing executive, she also offers book proposal workshops through her company, The Business of Books.
Mandi Ehman is a wife and homeschooling mom of four spunky girls. She's also the founder of Life...Your Way, where she helps her readers sort through all of the information and opinions that are thrown at them each day to make the best decisions for their families on everything from organizing and decorating to success and motherhood.
Laura Leist, CPO, is a speaker, productivity consultant and the best-selling author of Eliminate Chaos: The 10-Step Process to Organize Your Home & Life. She founded the Seattle-based organizing services firm Eliminate Chaos in 2000 and is the President of NAPO (National Association of Professional Organizers). Laura is a frequent guest on TV, radio and has been published in several national newspapers and magazines.
Lisa Kothari is a kids' party expert and owner of Peppers and Pollywogs, a web-based company all about kids' parties. Her book, Dear Peppers and Pollywogs...What Parents Want to Know About Planning Their Kids' Partie, answers all sorts of questions that come up when planning the big event.
You can learn more about Carol at www.carolschiller.com.
Karen Bantuveris is the founder & CEO of VolunteerSpot, a time and sanity-saving online coordination tool that empowers busy parents, teachers and grassroots community leaders by making it easier get involved. Karen lives in Austin, Texas with her daughter and husband. @VolunteerSpot @VSpotMom
Tan Wells is a working mom living in Las Vegas. She is the creator of Tan/Green, a blog about trying to be a granola mom in a fast food world.
For more help getting rid of your CHAOS, check out FlyLady's website and join the free mentoring group at www.FlyLady.net or her book, Sink Reflections published by Random House and her New York Times Best Selling book, Body Clutter published by Simon and Schuster.
Georgia Johnson places an emphasis on fresh, easy-to-find ingredients and caters to the home cook who enjoys creating simple and delicious homemade meals. Georgia believes that cooking, baking and enjoying good food can bring people together any day of the week, not just on holidays, and in addition to an extensive recipe collection she offers cooking tips and tricks to readers of her blog, The Comfort of Cooking..
Andrea Pokorny writes about money and home management at MainstreamMom.com. She has been published in Reader's Digest and contributes to websites like EverythingMom.com. She is passionate about delivering tools and resources to help women everywhere with the toughest job on the planet as mothers.
Visit her site and receive her free workbook titled “7 Simple Steps to Managing Your Money (That You Can Actually Do)”.
HomePortfolio is a virtual showroom of home design, ideas pictures and products. Find more inspiration at homeportfolio.com.
Jennifer Tankersley is the creator of ListPlanIt.com, which has hundreds of lists and planning pages available to print or download and all geared toward helping you live a more organized life.
Stacey Sherman is a Certified Family Manager Coach and Creative Wealth International Coach based in North Carolina.
Aviva Goldfarb is a cook, author, and founder of The Six O’Clock Scramble, a weekly meal planning system (recipes, weekly plans and automated grocery lists) to get healthy, earth-friendly, family-happy meals on the table each and every night. She can be reached at [email protected]. You can also follow her on Twitter @thescramble.
Erin Ladd is a home improvement writer with Redbeacon.com, a home services website designed to hook families up with the right pros for their home-project lists.
Whit Honea is a writer living in the greater Seattle area with his wife and two sons. Whit's writing can be found at DadCentric, UpTake and his personal site, Honea Express. He is not nearly as funny as he thinks he is.
Geraldine DeRuiter is the founder of everywhereist.com, a travel blog for the accidentally adventurous.
Carley Knobloch is a life coach and productivity expert who helps frazzled families embrace technology and simplify life. Her free email, The Juicebox, provides weekly tips to help you conquer your to-do list and stress less.
Hsiao-Ching Chou is a writer and media consultant in Seattle. She was the food editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for nearly eight years before starting a food PR agency. She and her TV producer husband have two young children.
Elizabeth Rogers is a best-selling author, environmental consultant and entrepreneur committed to empowering people with the knowledge and skills needed for making a positive impact on their world. Her latest book is Shift Your Habit: Easy Ways to Save Money, Simplify Your Life, and Save the Planet.
Grace R. Freedman, Ph.D. is the founder and Executive Director of eatdinner.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing research, education and resources on the benefits of family meals. Along with Billy Mawhiney of TimeattheTable.org and Kathleen Cuneo, Ph.D. of DinnerTogether.com, she is the co-founder of the Blog for Family Dinner project.
Barb Snyder is a recent empty-nester who is now focusing her motherly instincts on the family's three silly pugs, and her extra time writing, learning to do home repairs, and pursuing that obligatory empty-nester task of rekindling old, and exploring new, passions.
Jeanne Sager is a mom to Jillian and writer from upstate New York. She's strung words together for Babble.com, Kiwi Magazine and AOL's Holidash, and she shares her award-winning weekly newspaper column on her blog, Inside Out.
Jenny Deam is a writer who lives in the Denver, CO area. She writes for national and regional magazines, specializing in family issues. She also writes about the West for the Los Angeles Times. She is working on a book about international adoption birth parent searches. She is married and has three children.
Certified Professional Organizer Lorie Marrero is the creator of ClutterDiet.com, an innovative program allowing anyone to get expert help at an affordable price. She is also the author of The Clutter Diet: The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. Her organizing books and products are sold online and in stores nationwide. Lorie has been a spokesperson for Brother label makers and FedEx Office, and she is a sought-after expert for national media such as CNBC, Good Housekeeping, WGN News and Woman's Day.
Maggy Keet blogs weekly about food and life with her mom and sister at ThreeManyCooks.
Amie O’Shaughnessy is an avid traveler who lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and 7-year-old son. She is the Editor of Ciao Bambino.com, a family travel guide with tips and advice around all things related to traveling with kids, as well as reviews of the best kid-friendly hotels.
Caitlin Steininger is the “Food Department” of CookingwithCaitlin.com. She designs all of the recipes, crafts all of the menus, cooks every bite we serve, and, via video, blog, and social media, educates the rest of us on everything from how to cut a tomato to how to make a burger better by choosing the right bun. With her attention to taste and texture, Caitlin uses classic flavor combinations in unheard-of ways, and is inspired to feed her audience what it craves.
Chris Perrin has always loved to cook. At a very young age, he began subjecting his parents to his own creations which, in retrospect, he is sure were perfectly awful. He did get better. Today, Chris has his own food blog, Blog Well Done, and has contributed to numerous online and print publications.
SchoolFamily.com helps parents help their kids succeed in school. SchoolFamily.com provides expert insight, information, and resources for parents of school-age children in grades K-12.
Leah Segedie is a fitness matriarch in the social media realm who helps “digital moms” learn and sustain healthy living practices to combat obesity. She has lost over 170 lbs. over two pregnancies and is an inspiration to women all over the internet with her communities Bookieboo.com and Mamavation.com.
Allie Lewis Clapp was named Food Director for Real Simple in February 2008. In this role, Lewis Clapp runs the Real Simple food department, shaping the magazine’s monthly food content, overseeing recipe development, and supervising the brand’s food content across multimedia platforms. In 2011, Real Simple’s “food” section was nominated for a National Magazine Award by ASME. Lewis Clapp makes frequent national television appearances, including on NBC’s TODAY Show and CBS’ The Early Show.
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