Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Kristen Samson Jackson

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Kristen Samson Jackson

After becoming a mother in 2012, Kristen Samson Jackson wanted to share her experiences, thoughts and fears (as she puts it) and her blog, Mommy’s New Groove, was born. Jackson is quick to point out that she doesn’t have all the answers, but we are happy to join her on her motherhood journey. It is, after all, pretty groovy. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? After my daughter was born, I felt extremely lonely and isolated….

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Kathryn Mayer

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Kathryn Mayer

Kathryn Mayer’s humorous take on parenting makes for a great read, but if you think she’s only in it for the laughs, think again. Mayer’s blog Writing Out Loud serves a purpose beyond motherly advice: to help spread awareness for Newtown, CT and gun violence prevention. So how did she come to take on such a serious cause? We caught up with the outspoken blogger to learn more. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? Tired of…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Joy Page Manuel

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Joy Page Manuel

A former academic, Joy Page Manuel takes an analytical approach to parenting, journaling all of her adventures in motherhood on her blog, Catharsis. As she puts it, blogging “continues to save my sanity.” Here’s a little more on how she manages to balance parental duties and still be active in the blogosphere. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? The short answer is that I needed to save money on therapy while pursuing my love for writing….

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Darlene Dee

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Darlene Dee

Ever wonder how expensive it is to raise a baby? Darlene Dee decided to do the math with the birth of her daughter “Babystar.” Her blog Baby Costs Money keeps track of parenting costs and then some, offering readers fun updates on her daughter along with DIY projects and smart, budget-friendly tips. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? When I got pregnant with Babystar, the internet was a thing. The internet was NOT a thing when I…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Marie Ericson

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Marie Ericson

Mother of three and former immigration attorney Marie Ericson serves up tasty gluten-free recipes with a side of parental anecdotes on her blog Mamma’s Cooking. What started as a project for her family (particularly for her son who has celiac disease) has blossomed into a culinary space that just about anyone can enjoy. Ericson tells us more. What made you want to start your own blog? As someone who loves to cook, I am frequently asked by friends and family what…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Lorrin Sell

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Lorrin Sell

Photographer and blogger Lorrin Sell isn’t perfect. In fact, that’s the main message behind her blog Lorrin Sell | Photographer of Wild Things. As she puts it, she’s a “Mom of four with a camera, embracing the perfect mess of life with kids.” But it’s Sell’s fun and relaxed attitude about parenting that makes her blog so wonderfully relatable and why we picked her for this week’s Contributor Spotlight. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? I started…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Abby Fereday

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Abby Fereday

From healthy recipes to affordable fashion finds and reflections on motherhood, Abby Fereday’s blog Forever Mom Moments has something for every mom. We caught up with Fereday to find out how she’s able to balance it all. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? I wanted to share my passion for natural living and parenting, and I also wanted to open an avenue for a more flexible lifestyle for my family. What 3 words would you use to…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Roxanne Ferber

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Roxanne Ferber

You might think that having twins would leave little time for anything else but Roxanne Ferber manages to juggle it all. Her blog The Whatever Mom offers a little bit of everything from tips to crafts and relatable parenting struggles. As Ferber puts it, the blog is sharing whatever it takes to get through the day without losing your sanity. She shares more. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? I actually started out with a personal blog…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Stephanie Loomis Pappas

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Stephanie Loomis Pappas

Stephanie Loomis Pappas’ blog Snackdinner is designed to be a “resource for people who want to be better researchers and better parents,” but the site is much more. Rather than send parents on a Google rampage, Pappas does the work instead, offering up well-documented facts and figures on the most pressing parenting concerns along with creative approaches to problem solving. She shares more on how she sifts through bad parenting advice to serve up smart solutions. What made you want to…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Leah Rogers

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Leah Rogers

Through helpful tips and insight, Leah Rogers hopes give parents a roadmap for navigating child behavior. Her blog Momsters Raising Monsters shares techniques and tactics to get through even the most challenging parenting issues without losing your mind. She shares more on how she got started and her secrets to surviving parenthood. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? I went to school for Behavior Analysis and Cognitive Neuroscience. When I became a SAHM, I realized how much my…

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