Jennifer is a Phoenix native, mother to two wild toddlers and is married to her high school sweetheart. She graduated from The University of Arizona with a B.F.A. in Art education with an emphasis in painting in 2008. She is an Art Teacher, Artist, and Semi-professional Photographer. She loves to talk about all things natural, and is always planning her next family adventure. She started the blog hawks and honey to share about everyday life including her local food club project. In 2014, she started hawks & honey apparel, and loves being a part of the Phoenix creative community. Her favorite color is black. And she will never RSVP ‘with regrets’ to a wedding. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Lindsey is mom to an adorable and precocious little girl born in February 2015 after a long and difficult struggle with infertility. It was a painful journey to motherhood, but in the end, it was all more than worth it. Originally from Minnesota, Lindsey moved to Phoenix in 2004 and met her now husband within a month. Needless to say, she was swept off her feet. 13 years, four homes and several jobs later, they are loving life as parents while laughing through the madness that it brings. She is happiest when her love of food, drinks and fun meet with her passion for fitness and wellness to create a balanced and active life. Her family and friends are the center of her world and that includes a lovable golden retriever Leinie, a dog who (literally) wears many hats. Connect with Lindsey on Facebook and Instagram and follow her here to laugh along!
Ashley is just a sunshine loving girl who married a handsome cowboy. They’ve been married since 2011 and have a wild little girl, Harper Grey, and another girl due to arrive in April 2016. Her husband was born and raised in AZ, and though she is originally from a small town in Ohio, she has lived here for more than 18 years. She’s a hairstylist, though has embraced more of the stay-at-home-mama life these days. She has a passion for DIY projects, photography, going on adventures, style, and capturing all the little moments in between. She runs the Sunshine & Lullabies blog, where she gets to fully embrace her love for writing and photography.
Michelle is a mom to three minis: a Queen Tween, a nine year old standup comedian, and a sweet baby who hasn’t let anyone sleep for 14 months (and counting). Michelle was born and raised a Southern California girl, but relocated to the Pacific Northwest where she has spent the past 4 years living in Seattle. Michelle is a brunch enthusiast by nature; filling her weekends exploring the town’s best offerings and searching for the next, best, perfect latte. Naturally, Seattle was the perfect fit. But after four years, Michelle, her husband, and her three minis moved to Phoenix in search for more opportunity, and, hopefully, better brunching. Michelle is a makeup artist by trade, with ten years experience in beauty, bridal, and fashion makeup. When Michelle isn’t busy packing lunches, or driving to basketball practice, or attending PTA meetings, she can be found beautifying her clients. “Everyone has a story” says Michelle, “This is mine; it isn’t boring.”
Jen is an Arizona native, born in Flagstaff but a Phoenician since childhood. She has been married to a man who encourages her to take risks. Jen and her husband own Phoenix Photo Booths, an idea which stemmed from the desire to have a photo booth at their own wedding. She has 2 children, Amelia and Henry, who keep her busy every day. She enjoys local festivals, workshops, brunch and a good coffee date. Traveling Route 66 is a dream that she hopes to accomplish along with finishing the Arizona Trail with her husband. Camping and road trips are a few of her families’ favorite pastimes.
Lesley is a native Phoenician who married her high school sweetheart and settled her family only a few miles from her childhood home. The mom of three little boys (a 3 year old and twins who are 1) is paid to communicate in the professional world, but is a novice in the blogging world. When she’s not busy with her gaggle of boys, which even includes a male dog, she enjoys searching for the perfect cup of coffee and psyching herself up for her latest design project.
Ashley is an Arizona native and is married to her stud husband Brandon. Together they have two crazy adorable kids; Ellie and Eli. When Ashley is not chasing and cuddling her kids, or hiking mountains with her husband, she focuses on her career as a Mortgage Advisor for Pinnacle Capital Mortgage. Ashley has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing- helping a variety of businesses with graphic design, online marketing, advertising, and blogging. She is now assisting Real Estate agents with their marketing needs to help build a relationship with them and grow her mortgage business. Ashley’s favorite way to relax is with a glass of wine, a good book, and a bubble bath. She enjoys family walks with her 2 Rottweiler’s, watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette, and really good Mexican food. If you are interested in learning about real estate, lending, and financial tips, be sure to follow her business blog.
Charlie Allred is mom to twin daughters Ceci and Edi, a Scottsdale real estate broker and a type 1 diabetic. She loves helping her clients find the best home for their family to grow and thrive. She sees diabetes as a blessing because it helps her live her healthiest 🙂 She loves most things vintage, clean eating, working out (to help her sanity), making check lists and shopping at Anthropologie. She believes in being realistic in life and will never tell anyone motherhood is all unicorns and rainbows!
Coral is a young married broad from Phoenix and a new crunchy granola mama to the prettiest blue eyed girl. She is a very passionate writer who loves to share her stories and adventures about being a mom and traveling the world. She has a knack for the fine arts; loves to sing, play piano and dance. She is also studying at ASU to become a therapist and has a passion to use music and art as a process of healing. She is an artist and enjoys doing anything with a paint brush! DIY is her life and she loves the challenge of taking on something new. She just starting writing her first novel as well as working on illustrations for her first children’s book!
Courtney is a wife to her college sweetheart, momma to a toddler girl and baby boy, and keeper of 2 dogs. She has her Masters degree in Elementary Education but decided once her first child was here that staying home instead of teaching was the best decision for her family. Having moved to southern Arizona from Massachusetts at a young age, she pretty much considers herself an Arizona native and loves getting out, seeing the beautiful desert sights, and being active whenever possible. She and her hubby are Sun Devil fans through and through and have a dream to retire and drive an RV around the country following their football team. When she’s not drinking coffee or taking care of her kiddos, you can find her scrapbooking, working on a DIY craft for the house, or organizing. For more posts by Courtney, head on over to her personal blog Glitter & Goldfish.
Kelly, a Phoenix Native, is a wife, mother, and passionate Real Food advocate and educator. Besides blogging at Oh Lardy she teaches numerous classes and workshops in the Phoenix area on a variety of Real Food and Wellness topics. You can learn more about her workshops and events on her Class Page. When she isn’t helping people transition to a Real Food lifestyle, she enjoys spending time with her family, photography, CrossFit, and just being awesome.
Aneasha is a southern belle who’s been transplanted to the desert. She spent most of her life in Virginia before being relocated to sunny Phoenix in 2009. She graduated from NAU (Go Lumberjacks!) with a B.S. in Organizational Communication in 2012. She is currently pursuing her MBA and plans to continue on to get a PhD. She has been working for the same wonderful company as an insurance agent for nearly a decade. In her spare time she enjoys chasing her rambunctious two year old around, baking, and creating makeup tutorials on YouTube. Football season is her favorite time of year as she is a diehard University of Alabama and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Her blog, CakefaceKitchen will be launching very soon. In the meantime catch her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube!
Born and raised in Phoenix, Felicia married her high school sweetheart and became a mother to a beautiful baby girl in March of 2016. An experienced educator, she graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education, a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: Language and Literacy and spent seven incredible years teaching in the heart of South Phoenix. Known to be a total sap, Felicia has no shame in admitting that she cries at just about anything: movies, sentimental commercials, and yes, even sporting events when she is overcome with happiness for a complete stranger’s accomplishments. She’s a serial creator, constantly dreaming up new ideas and ventures. Exploring the outdoors is a family value, so you may find her and the family hiking local trails, planning adventures, and soaking in the sunshine while the weather is still cool. When she’s not relishing in family time, you can catch her teaching Literacy for Littles at Modern Milk. Find more about Felicia on Instagram, and Pinterest.
Haley is an Arizona transplant who moved here from San Diego 12 years ago. She married her husband Nick in 2013 and they welcomed their son Emerson in December two years later. After the birth of their son Haley decided to leave her corporate job in order to stay home and spend more time with her family; a family that seems to be growing since a puppy, Nala, joined the crew in October and a baby girl is expected to make her debut in the summer of 2017. If Haley’s not watching HGTV or running after an active toddler there is a good chance she’s at Spotlight Youth Theater a local non-profit where she teaches dance. She also has a personal blog The Business of Blonde, where she documents her life and covers everything from getting out to debt to organizing her closet.
Katie and her husband have called North Phoenix home since 2009. Katie is fully embracing boy mom life, as the mother to an energetic 3 year old who is known to introduce himself by saying “Hi, my name is Colton, I have fast shoes.” Katie is also welcoming a brand new baby boy scheduled to make his arrival mid-April 2017. In her spare time you will find Katie searching out the best deals for anything and everything or trying out new apps, software, and products that will increase her efficiency so she has more time to partake in her favorite activities: relaxing with her boys, taking power naps, and learning new skills! As someone who loves school and plans to be a lifelong learner Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Individualized Studies: Business & Marketing Education from Central Washington University in 2008 and then continued her studies at the University of Arizona where she obtained her Master’s in Higher Education with an emphasis in Access & Success in 2010. While working at ITT Technical Institute Katie was able to earn her MBA in 2012. She is an educational professional with almost 10 years experience in Career and Technical Education and Higher Education. She is passionate about assisting individuals in gaining success through access to education and career opportunities.
Lauren has lived in Phoenix her whole life and loves calling the Valley home. She is the proud mom of two perfectly imperfect boys and the wife of a major babe. She is passionate about her job as a Realtor and is obsessed with recycling. She has two cuddly rescue dogs, and she is likely to destroy you in a rap battle. Her biggest goal as a contributor is to help other moms realize that we’re all fighting the good fight together. Lauren would say, “Let’s build each other up!” You can find Lauren on Instagram.
Nikki is an Arizona native who is married to her best friend. She is a a newly second time mama of two handsome little boys, Jacob and her newbie, Owen. When not embracing mom life, Nikki puts her nursing degree to good use. Nursing has provided her with an amazing community of mom friends and plenty of playmates for her little guys. She comes from a big family and is thrilled to have been able to add to her clan. Favorite pastimes include cruising the local farmers markets and yoga classes, coffee dates with her hubby, and of course, spending time with her boys.
Lauren is the proud mom of two spunky little boys, ages 4 months and 3 years, wife and business owner. She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree, is a marketing communications professional and owner of Auriga Marketing. While she was born in Phoenix, she grew up in Temecula, California and moved back to attend Xavier College Preparatory. After high school she ventured to Denver for college (and skiing) and then on to Honolulu a couple years after graduating. She and her husband returned to Arizona in 2012 and made Central Phoenix their home. They love to travel and experience different cultures, having a deep appreciation for a warm beach and sand between their toes. When she isn’t chasing after two boys or playing with their overly energetic dogs, she can be found working on a home DIY project, trying out a new recipe or planning their next family adventure. Oh, and she is also a firm believer that chocolate should be its own food group!