Passionate About Our Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet the Writing Team

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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 InstagramFacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

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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. 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.

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Jacqueline is an Arizona native, married to her high school sweetheart, and mama to a sweet, almost two year old girl. As a Prenatal and Mommy & Me Yoga instructor at Modern Milk, she is passionate about making health and fitness accessible to every mom. Don’t let the “healthy” part fool you though, as she’s never one to turn down dessert (preferably chocolate!). She enjoys reading, family hikes, extra large iced green teas (no sugar and light on the ice!), and is a big believer in the power of positive thinking.

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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.

Read Ashley’s posts HERE.

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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!

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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.

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Alex was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona and just loves it here! She met her husband when they both were 17 on a blind date and now have the most wonderful, full of energy 1 year old boy! Before having her son, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona Christian University. She was blessed enough to have the opportunity to play on the ACU Women’s Soccer team after she finished playing at Phoenix Community College for a year. Running and exercising are her therapy (along with a cup of coffee or glass of wine here and there ;))! She absolutely loves living life to the fullest and is so excited to be a part of the North Phoenix Mom’s Blog team!
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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.

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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.

Read Katie’s posts HERE.


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

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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.  

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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!

Read Lauren’s posts HERE.


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.

Read Haley’s posts HERE.

Photography by Agnes & Art Photo

Haley’s headshot by Dream Photography Studio
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