As the mother of a newly minted kindergartner and sweet newborn baby, Catherine has no idea who the Real House Wives of any city or county are – unless you are talking about the women in her playgroup. She has food on the brain at all times and measures her success as a parent by the variety of foods her daughter will eat. Catherine firmly believes motherhood is a jungle and if she has any hopes of survival she has to keep evolving. You can find her at EvolvingMommy.com, where she shares her evolving life.
Esther Carlstone is a full-time working mother of one two-year-old girl with another on the way. In addition to the 9-to-5 job, she rambles on about all things lovely over at A Lovely State of Mind and is a contributing writer to Savvy Sassy Moms. Learning to juggle it all with two kids will be a brand spankin’ new adventure, but, hey, that’s what coffee is for!
Jill Simonian is a Television Host, Entertainment Journalist and Founder/Author of TheFabMom. Having two “surprise” baby girls in two years (September 2010 & March 2012) she contributes to ModernMom, Momversation, BlogHer, has guest-blogged for BabyCenter and was a co-host for the 2011 web series HerSay alongside Soleil Moon Frye. Jill’s day jobs have included on-camera work for CNN/HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight”, Travel Channel, KTLA-5 (Los Angeles), ReelzChannel, the UK’s popular ITV morning shows “Daybreak” & “Lorraine” and more. Jill lives in Los Angeles with her husband and girls, and has a blast trying to keep life ‘fabulous’ after having babies.
Kate Wilkinson is a wife to an amazing man who loves to cook (yes she knows she’s lucky!) and is blessed to be a stay at home mom to her two year old Little Man. They are expecting their second child in February. Come join her adventure to maintain sanity while she juggles a VERY energetic two year old, housework that never seems to end, and the occasional date night that isn’t thwarted by falling asleep in the movie theatre. When pregnancy brain allows Kate blogs at RetroModernMom.com about family, faith and the funny things in between. It may be hard living in LA but she’s a modern mom doing it the old-fashioned way.
Melissa Jenkins is new to the blogosphere and thrilled to share her experience as an adoptive mom. She and her husband are the obnoxiously happy parents of one daughter, born and adopted in August 2013. In addition to being an all-the-time new mommy she also works full-time in spinal care focused clinical research. Though research does help satisfy her curious streak, her first and greatest passion is dance. She has the great pleasure of dancing with a local Modern dance company as well as teaching a weekly ballroom dance class with her husband, who is a full-time ballroom dance instructor. (Yes you read that last part right!) Melissa is constantly amazed by her tiny human and still has to pinch herself to be convinced that she really gets to be the mother of such an incredible little lady.
Rachel Lister is a former teacher and the owner of BusyMommyMedia.com, where she writes about simple solutions for a busy life. As the mother of 4 incredibly different kids, she thought she’d seen it all, but the recent addition of a newborn daughter to a house full of boys is changing things up again.