Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Stacey Skrysak

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Stacey Skrysak

After suffering the loss of two of her three triplets, news anchor Stacey Skrysak took to the blogosphere to find joy and celebrate the life of her surviving daughter Peyton. Through her blog Perfectly Peyton, Skrysak shares the excitement and challenges that come with raising a three-year-old and offers helpful tips and insight for grieving parents. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? My children. I went through a tragic experience that was very public, since I’m a television…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Pete Wilgoren

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Pete Wilgoren

Pete Wilgoren is a TV journalist by day and a doting dad the rest of the time. He has won numerous Emmy awards for his work in TV news. Pete’s kids are glad to use the Emmys to hang their swim goggles on, or to make goals for floor soccer. Read more about his life, from the dad’s perspective, outnumbered with a wife and two girls at Dadmissions. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? I was…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Jill Robbins

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Jill Robbins

This week we catch up with Jill Robbins of Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. She’s a wife, mom, freelance writer, blogger, speaker, producer and a proud Texan. When she’s not busy raising her three children, she can be found sipping a cup of coffee, jogging or writing her next masterpiece. She likes to think of her blog as a place to find the funny in the mundane parts of parenthood, aging and life in general. What made you want to start…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Courtney Barnum

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Courtney Barnum

Courtney Barnum is a stay at home mom blogging about her experiences with a special needs child at A Legion for Liam. She tells it like it is, with a healthy dose of compassion and humor. Read on to learn more about what motivates her to blog, and the best parenting advice she received. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? When my son was first diagnosed with Autism, I needed a way to release my thoughts…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Billy Kilgore

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Billy Kilgore

This week we catch up with Billy Doidge Kilgore (aka Wrap Daddy) to find out how this stay-at-home parent uses blogging as a creative outlet, in addition to caring for his adorable son Henry. Every day on the blog he invites readers to join him on the parenting learning curve, and maybe find a little bit of humor in everyday life. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? I started my blog because I needed a creative…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Yanique Chambers

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Yanique Chambers

This week we catch up with Yanique Chambers, of Kiddie Matters. Chambers is a mom of three and a clinical social worker dedicated to sharing creative ways to help develop children’s social skills, emotional skills and quality of character. What made you want to start your own parenting blog? I started my blog because I missed working! My passion has always been to work with kids to build their self-esteem and confidence. Prior to becoming a stay at home mom…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Phyllis Pometta

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Phyllis Pometta

Phyllis Pometta started Verified Mom as a way to release her creativity and rediscover her voice as a woman after becoming a mom. When she’s not spending time with her husband, three teenagers and two pets — phew! — she loves sharing about products she loves, DIY projects, organization, travel and her journey with relationships and parenting. What 3 words would you use to describe your blog? It’s in my tagline actually – Family *Lifestyle* Fun. My family is my life…

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MAMAPEDIA CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT: MONICA RICHARDS

MAMAPEDIA CONTRIBUTOR SPOTLIGHT: MONICA RICHARDS

Monica Richards of EcoBaby knows a thing or two about incorporating smart, eco-friendly practices into everyday living. From fun DIY projects to valuable environmental tips for the whole family, her blog is the ideal destination for all things eco-chic. We caught up with Richards to learn more about what keeps her inspired and what she hopes to share with others. What made you want to start your own blog? I grew up on a Michigan farm where everything was organic – from…

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Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Amber Adrian

Mamapedia Contributor Spotlight: Amber Adrian

Ready to get inspired? Welcome to a new series where we profile up-and-coming bloggers from our illustrious group of Mamapedia contributors. First up is Amber Adrian of Alternative Grace. We love Adrian’s mindful perspective on parenting, not to mention her fun and relatable experiences raising her daughter, Alice. What made you want to start your own blog? I wanted to start blogging as motivation to write on a regular basis, as well as a means to connect with like-minded folks….

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We recently removed Lists from Mamapedia

We recently removed Lists from Mamapedia

Regular visitors to Mamapedia may have noticed we recently removed Lists from the site.  There were a few reasons for this decision.  First and foremost, we want to keep the community focused on questions and answers and Voices posts.  Reviewing site usage and page visits revealed Lists only made up 0.02% of the site’s pageviews.  Put another way, for every 10,000 pages viewed on Mamapedia only 2 of them would be Lists. Secondly, the Lists were a prime target for spammers….

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