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A mother of four, residing in Los Angeles, Rebecca is writer of the award winning blog, Girl’s Gone Child and author of Rockabye: From Wild to Child (Seal Press, 2008). Since 2005, she has shared her daily musings on family life, love, style and music. Girl’s Gone Child was recently awarded Blog of the Year by Babble.com and was a finalist for Lifetime Achievement in the 2011 Bloggies. Rebecca can also be found at "ChildStyle: with Rebecca Woolf" a web series about nursery/children's room decor on HGTV.com.
Casey lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband Cody and their two daughters, Addie and Vivi. On her blog, moosh in indy, Casey shares stories about being a mom, as well as her battles with depression and infertility. When she is not writing for moosh in indy, Casey can be found writing for Babble on her blog ShutterLovely. With each blog post, Casey strives to let others know they’re not alone in their struggles or feelings.
Entrepreneur by morning, student by afternoon, blogger by night and Mami 24/7, Sili’s drive and determination to succeed while helping others is what sets her apart from the rest. Not only is she the Chief Executive Mami here at her blog, but Sili is also the owner and Digital Ninja for Mami Ink Media, a digital services agency specializing in social media management, project management, strategic planning and process improvement. This year, Sili’s was selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggers. When not appearing on top 10 lists, Sili loves hanging out with her frog princess, helping others, setting up all-girl Fantasy football leagues, reading and finding new gadgets to play with.
Dresden began Creating Motherhood in 2005, as a place to chronicle her journey to motherhood as a single woman. Now living just outside of Philadelphia with her son and mother, Dresden covers both the good times and the bad, including her family's struggle to overcome homelessness, on her blog. When she is not writing for Creating Motherhood, she works for a tech startup in Philly and is a contributing writer for Babble and advocate for hunger related causes.
Amanda Peet is a mother, actor, and ‘Every Child by Two’ Vaccine Ambassador to the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign. She has appeared in many films including Identity Thief, Syriana, Something’s Gotta Give, The Whole Nine Yards, and Please Give. Amanda is married to David Benioff, an American novelist, screenwriter and television producer; best known as for his role as the co-creator and showrunner of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Amanda and David have two daughters and currently reside in Los Angeles.
Writing from the crossroads of a personal narrative and a photography blog, Polly’s blog shares her experiences with being a lesbian dad. A parent of two, she regularly shares her parenting experiences on her blog, as well as for other publications, including Lesbian Family where she serves as Editor-in-Chief. Polly has talked about LGBT and “alternative” families online, as well as writing at social media conferences like Mom 2.0, Dad 2.0, and BlogHer.
Jessica is author of the single--mom-in-the-city blog, Sassafrass, and calls herself a super-savvy editor, video host and shameless shoe whore. She contributes to Babble Voices, Huffington Post, ParentsConnect and Mom.me. She is a mother of one third-grade scooter-boy ninja.
Rachel Faucett is the author of the well-loved blog - Handmade Charlotte. She's the mother of five ridiculously cute children, 1 parrot, 6 horses, and a fat puppy. Her Anthropologie mini collection has earned her rave reviews and skyrocketed her tiny little company to the moon. Rachel regularly contributes to Disney, Martha Stewart, HGTV, Paint Me Plaid, Sewing Secrets, and more. The Handmade Charlotte craft line launched in Jo-Ann Stores, Michaels, and Paper Source this summer and will continue to roll out through the year. Handmade Charlotte has been featured in the Huffington Post, Business Insider, Make, Country Living, Family Fun, Parenting, and many more. She loves children everywhere and wants to give every child a high five + a chance to live a healthy life!!
Amy Lupold Bair, blogger, social media marketer, and mom, is the founder of Resourceful Mommy Media. As writer of her blog Resourceful Mommy, Amy brings readers everything from great parenting advice to resourceful ways to frugally decorate your home to exciting contests. In 2008, Amy burst onto the social media scene inventing the Twitter Party – a hashtagged social event with panelists and a conversational theme catering to the needs of clients ranging from e-commerce start-ups to nationally recognized trusted brands.
Ellen Seidman is a blogger, magazine editor and writer, and proud mom of two. She writes Love That Max, an award-winning blog about kids with special needs who kick butt. One of Babble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs, it’s been featured on CNN.com,Today.com, The Huffington Post and MSN.com. Ellen also writes blogs for Parents.com (To The Max) and Babble (1000 Perplexing Things About Parenthood).
In 2008, Fred Goodall started Mocha Dad to chronicle his life as a father and to counter the negative stereotypes regarding black fatherhood. He wanted people to get a first-hand account of a black father who is intimately involved in his children’s lives. Now he uses the blog to not only capture his personal experiences as a father, but also to help motivate other men to be more actively engaged and involved with their children, families, and communities.
Shannon Des Roches Rosa started blogging about parenting, autism, & geekery at www.Squidalicious.com in 2003. She co-founded and is senior editor at Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, www.ThinkingAutismGuide.com. She is on a whole new learning curve in parenting two teens one of whom is autisticplus a capricious grade-schooler.
Denene started MyBrownBaby in 2008, back when the Barack Obama vs. John McCain presidential election was in full gear and the pregnancy of Sarah Palin’s teen daughter, Bristol, was setting news cycles on fire. Her debut post focused on how the conversation around Bristol’s pregnancy would have been viewed if she had been a black teenager. The blog combined the two things the New York Times bestselling author and nationally-recognized parenting expert loves writing about most—black folks and parenting—and it created a space for African American moms looking to lend their critical but often ignored voices to the national parenting debate.
I am mom to six incredibly loud and opinionated kids who are always right no matter what. I have my black belt in Muay Thai boxing. My passions include Zumba and Crossfit classes, reading and cooking. A desire to eat as close to non-processed as possible doesn't mean I don't love me some Diet Coke. And some coffee. Always, with the coffee. We deal with asthma, food allergies, autistic spectrum issues, and smart mouths on a daily basis.
Tanis Miller started blogging in 2006, at Attack of the Redneck Mommy. Her blog was a humorous and insightful look at the joys of parenting, the delights of marriage and the heartbreak of losing a child. Attack of the Redneck Mommy has repeatedly been named as one of Babble's top mom blogs and has won the Best Canadian Blog award in the 2011, 2010 and 2008 Bloggies, earning her a spot in the Bloggie Hall of Fame. Tanis continues to spread her brand of humor and honesty on her self-titled site, Tanis Miller, only this time she isn't pretending to be 50 feet tall while doing it.
Migdalia, also known as @MsLatina on social media, is a single mother of a tween and teen. She is the Founder of Latina on a Mission, a nationally recognized Latina lifestyle blog, and Stiletto Media, a multi-cultural Blogger Network. Residing in New York City, Migdalia and her sons blog about living frugally, while thriving in the Big Apple.
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empowering married couples and a knowledge of how to leverage social media, Ronnie and Lamar have in five years taken Black and Married with Kids from a small personal blog to an international brand under their own Tyler New Media umbrella that also boasts four independently produced films and a social media presence that includes nearly 200,000 Facebook fans.
Liz is a Brooklyn mom of two, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the popular website Cool Mom Picks, and the author of the blog Mom-101. She's been named a top digital influencer by Forbes, Parents and Nielsen, and can frequently be found in media like NBC's TODAY Show discussing parenting trends and culture. Liz once expressed that for bloggers, "comments are our currency". Her remark was part of our initial inspiration to create the Blogust campaign.
Guy Kawasaki is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Jill Nystul is the creative force behind One Good Thing by Jillee. She credits both her background in broadcast journalism and her many years as a "professional mom" as the best preparation for her current career as a blogger.
Chloe has been blogging at Chloe of the Mountain, since 2008. She is also the co-publisher and CEO of Generation Fabulous: The Voices of Midlife, a website for midlife women. Besides being a writer and a publisher, Chloe works as a labor and delivery RN. With over 20 years experience in women’s health, she’s been present at the births of over 2,000 new human beings.
Jeff is one of the bloggers for Dad-o-Matic, a place for dads to share thoughts, post reviews, talk about parenting and what it takes to be a dad. He is also a co-host of the Cast of Dads podcast. A highly creative marketing exec and serial entrepreneur, he has more than 30 years of experience in the technology and entertainment industries, but Jeff considers his greatest accomplishment to be his three children, now ages 21, 23 and 25.
Darryle is co-founder of WHOA! Network, the most recent addition to her lifelong journey as a pioneer. After experiences as a writer, artist, TV journalist, mother and breast cancer survivor, Darryle realized nothing turns out the way we expect. So she decided to blog about handling the big and little things — with humor, humanity, and hope.
An accomplished photographer, writer, vlogger and mixed-media artist, Lucrecer draws inspiration for her work from everyday life and the interesting things her children say. She has been a photographer for over thirteen years and has won several awards for her work.
Caryn writes for her site, The Mid Life Guru. She shares the wisdom that she has gained in her first 50 years and continues to add to it new, relevant, and important information to enrich the next 50 years. Caryn writes about healthy living, education, family life as a mom and grandma, current trends and inspiring stories from women who are making a difference.
During the day, Kelly Wickham is a respected educator who speaks nationally about creating change that focuses on results. She is the assistant principal at a technology magnet middle school. She started writing her own personal weblog, Mocha Momma, in 2004 where she chronicles education, issues of race, and serious topics mixed with regular pursuits of shoes. She lives in Illinois with "The Cuban", a couple of her 4 kids, a couple of The Cuban's kids, and her Pekingese dog, Lola.
Kristen is the mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption, and has been blogging at Rage Against the Minivan as a coping skill since 2006. Kristen is a professor of psychology, a freelance writer, and a musical theater geek. Kristen is a regular contributor to Disney's parenting site Babble, as well as to Huffington Post and OC Family Magazine.
A talented and versatile actress in both film and television, Sasha Alexander currently can be seen playing Dr. Maura Isles on TNT’s hit drama Rizzoli & Isles. Alexander is well-known for her role as Special Agent Caitlin Todd in the first two seasons of NCIS. On the big screen, Alexander can also be seen in such films as He's Just Not That Into You, Yes Man, Mission: Impossible III, Tenure, and Love Happens. This year, Alexander can be seen in Michel Compte's "The Girl from Nagasaki,” a modern adaptation of “Madame Butterfly.” Ms. Alexander resides in Los Angeles with her husband, film director, Edoardo Ponti and her two children.
Sharon taught high school English/Reading for 30 years, and now celebrates each day writing, biking, swimming, running and enjoying her family. She is a mother of 4, and a grandmother to 10 grandchildren, with another due in February 2014. In 2009, on Sharon's 57th birthday, she embarked on a project she called "57 in 57," trying 57 out-of-the-box or unique experiences in one year. In her 58th year, Sharon ran her first marathon. At 59, she embarked on renovating a retirement harbor front cottage with her husband, Barry. Now at 60, she has completed her second marathon and is writing a rap song about menopause!
Audrey McClelland, a wife and mother of 4 boys and 1 girl – William (8), Alexander (7), Benjamin (6), Henry (5) and Victoria (newborn), has become a powerful force in social media as a digital influencer, consultant, and brand ambassador/spokesperson and named from Nielsen Ratings as one of the most powerful mom’s online. Her blog, MomGenerations.com, reaches over 300,000 women each month and dishes on the latest trends and styles for all things motherhood.