Who are these women? They are moms and step-moms; some with one child, some with four. A few of them stay-at-home, some work-at-home, and and many work away-from-home. They are attorneys, business owners, nurses, producers, teachers, photographers, therapists, professors, librarians, lactation consultants, pastors, paralegals, and principals. They are also writers. They have been published online and in print and have had their names and faces graced the likes of Parents Magazine, Her View From Home, Motherly, and Scary Mommy, to name a few. So, who are these women?
They are Mid-Michigan Moms Blog.
Amanda is a 29 yr old wife & stay at home mom who resides in Riley. Her & her husband, Joey, have a handsome four-year-old son also named Joey, who just so happens to share a birthday with his Mommy! The family also has two fur babies, a lab/chow mix named Dakota & a tabby/maine coon mix kitten named Rubble. In her free time, Amanda loves to read & she also coaches volleyball. Being a coach is a huge passion of hers along with raising awareness in regards to the struggles with Endometriosis & PCOS, and mental health. She is also very passionate about forming bonds to become lifelong friends. For fun, she enjoys reading, watching Demo Derbies & Figure 8’s, taking lots of pictures & spending time with those she loves most!ContributorAmanda lives in Holly with her husband, their 3-year-old daughter, and two mini-dachshunds. She's a boss-lady times two - running her own wedding and portrait photography business, as well as, hitting the 9-5 during the week. Amanda was a stay-at-home mom for 2.5 years, so she's seen both ends of the spectrum and is navigating the ever-changing roles of motherhood. Amid a busy schedule, she makes it a priority to slow down for family time such as breakfast at a local restaurant, exploring a new park, or heading to their family cabin Up North - all with her camera in hand to capture the memories of course! At home, you'll find Amanda binge-watching true-crime documentaries and baking sweet treats. Follow Amanda's "mompreneur" adventures on her Instagram @justapregler or @lifeonpurposephoto.ContributorContributorAngela is a 31 yr old wife and mother that lives in Davison. She is also a full-time teacher of special needs students. Angela and her husband, James, have a beautiful one-year-old daughter, Nya. In her free time, Angela enjoys crafting and learning new things. Angela enjoys participating in 5Ks and other walks supporting a variety of causes. Being new to the mommy world, Angela is excited to learn more about mommy life and things to do with her daughter.ContributorHi Everyone! I’m Angela and I am pumped to be joining this incredible group of Mid-Michigan Moms. Although I am a SAHM to two little rascals, I try to wear several hats throughout the week. I am a runner, graduate student, prayer warrior, wife, and cook of Greek food (or any food for that matter) among other things. Angela is also a writer - you can check her out here! I’m a fervent believer that I will NEVER be too old for a good girls night that may just include one too many cocktails. I am absolutely in love with the comradery of sisterhood and motherhood because strong women together can do extraordinary things.Senior ContributorBorn and raised in Grand Blanc Michigan, Christine and her husband are big fans of “do what works for you” parenting. She’s a stay at home mom to two boys, born 13 months apart, and stepmom to a creative and compassionate grown daughter. Michael, a sensitive and resolute 4-year-old and Andrew, a 3-year-old wildly spirited soul, keep Christine active and on her toes. She hopes to instill her same love of the Michigan outdoors in her kids by keeping busy outside. They can often be found walking their two German Shepards, cheering on the Detroit Tigers, exploring local parks or enjoying play dates anywhere kids can expend large amounts of energy with minimal destruction of property.ContributorCourtney lives in Grand Blanc. She's married to Matt, and they have two very smart, energetic, and involved kids, Walker and Tenley. Courtney is a working mom who spends her days teaching High School Biology and English. She thrives on being busy, but also struggles with finding a good balance. She loves working with people, but definitely is inspired when she is interacting with young people. In her free time....just kidding she doesn't have free time, but she does love to go to concerts and catch up with friends and family. Favorite things include Michigan football, college basketball, scented candles, any beach, campfires, traveling and spontaneous dance parties.Contributor + Sales AssociateDena lives in Grand Blanc with her husband, Chris (a film professor and writer), her daughter (a smart and sassy preschooler, whose nickname is Sprout), and her daughter's BFF, a grumpy-but-sweet old lady cat named Luna. She works full-time as a children’s librarian in Lapeer and volunteers with her local Great Start Collaborative, the Michigan Library Association, and other organizations to help make the world a better place for kids. Dena grew up in Metro Detroit and spent six years in Massachusetts for grad school and her first library job, before moving to Grand Blanc in 2016. She loves spending time with her family, exploring local parks and museums, reading children’s books, trying new restaurants, and checking out a trivia night every once in a while.ContributorErica currently lives in Dryden and is married to her high school sweetheart, Kevin. They have two little girls, Savannah and Sydney. They also have a dog, cat, and some chickens. During the day she works full time, and at night she takes care of the household and kids She also runs her own network marketing business. She dabbles in photography and loves taking pictures of her kids. She also enjoys being outdoors with her family, baking, and sitting around a bonfire and watching the stars. She is excited to be joining this group!ContributorHi, I'm Katie, a teacher by training who is currently loving the SAHM life. I live in Chesaning with my husband, principal of Zion Lutheran School, our 3-year-old daughter, and 1-year-old son. My roots are in Milwaukee, but have been a small-town Michigander for the past 6 years and love it! I run a toddler/baby playgroup called Mornings with Mommy in Chesaning - come check us out! My loves include coffee, reading, cooking, writing, my family, and Jesus most of all. Being a mother is a great blessing, and I am grateful to be a contributor with Mid Michigan Mom's Blog - can't wait to journey through motherhood with you!ContributorKendra has moved all over the Mitt and lives in the Hartland/Howell area…for now. Yoga, journaling, and a Jesus following life keep her focused as a mommy to a sweet and spicy 7-year-old girl who aspires to be a ninja! She has been a teacher for 16 years, working with children from middle school all the way down to Young 5’s. Kendra completed her undergrad at Western and earned her Master’s in Reading and Language Arts from Oakland University. Her passion for teaching extends beyond the classroom where she shares her journey of finding faith, family, and fun in Michigan on her personal blog https://highfiveforhome.com Follow more of her on Facebook and Instagam @highfiveforhome.ContributorKylie grew up in Capac, a little rural town in the thumb of Michigan. She now resides in Washington Township with her husband, Michael, daughter, Ella, and senior cat, Kiplan. Prior to becoming a mother, Kylie completed a Bachelor of Science in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science/Pre-Health and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Analytics, both at the University of Michigan. Her career is focused on improving the quality of healthcare in the most vulnerable populations of Michigan. The past year has given the opportunity for the most challenging and rewarding role of her life: that of a mother. Kylie is passionate about spending time with her family and friends, endurance cycling and running, going to concerts at small venues, cooking fun and unique dishes with her husband, home improvement projects, playing classical piano, and the color orange.ContributorLacy lives in Swartz Creek and is a single boy mom to three littles; Jayson, Callahan, and Grant. Lacy has a day job as a legal secretary while she daydreams of being a work from home writer. The greatest perk of her day job is its location; in the heart of Genesee County. She enjoys sampling every new craft coffee shop in the area and walking to the Farmer's Market as often as possible. Her passion fueled purpose is to help mothers who struggle with motherhood and everything that comes with it, because of mental illness (like her!). You can read her writing on her blog Mothering the Storm and watch her live on her Facebook page.ContributorMandy Lives in Standish. She is married to Cory, and they have a busy pre-teen son named Mike. Mandy is a full-time student and working mom. She has a passion for art and writing. For fun, she likes to go camping and swimming. She plans to finish a book over the next couple of summers and finish her degree in the next few years. Follow Mandy as she writes about her journey learning to navigate student life and motherhood.ContributorHi there! I’m Mary. When my plans for rock & roll superstardom didn’t pan out, I decided to pursue other avenues. Now I’m a rock star in the eyes of my husband of 10 years and our three groupies. I am also a big fan of Jesus, words, anything Disney, and sending text messages with correct grammar and punctuation. Mary also has an Etsy shop selling custom hand-painted designs. You can usually find me studiously ignoring the full sink of dishes, geeking out when my children use multisyllabic words, or coordinating my local MOPS group.Executive ContributorMelissa lives in Dryden Township. She is married to Paul and together they have 3 beautiful girls. Liliana, 6 and the twins, Violet and Izabel, 1.5. Melissa is an IVF mommy. She owns and runs Tender Journey, a line of jewelry and blog inspired by her journey through infertility. Melissa has 2 pretty rambunctious dogs, a small flock of chickens, and a few peacocks. She enjoys spending time with family and checking out local events with her girls.ContributorMelody lives in the little village of Leonard with her husband, Luke, three young children, and a semi-reasonable collection of cats. As a stay-at-home mom, Melody spends much of her time meeting the demands of her little ones, attempting to establish order, and sneaking in as many private snacks as possible. In her limited free time, she enjoys naps, showering in private, and the occasional bit of literature. She’s also a passionate advocate of mother-centered birth care and a future midwife in the making. You can follow her on Instagram @thebirthbody.ContributorContributorShanise lives in Flint Township with her hubby Quan, and three boys, Kingston, Jase, and August. Shanise is an extremely motivated mama with managing wife & mom life she owns and operates her own T-Shirt business and online ministry that encourages women to chase down their purpose in life. Shanise also enjoys cooking, and baking as she’s Dairy and Gluten-free. For fun, you can catch her shopping, and drinking her fav chai latte living her best life.ContributorShannon lives in Grand Blanc with her husband Jon and her daughter Lara. Shannon is an associate pastor at Riverside Tabernacle and she is a work-at-home mom. She is passionate about marriage, motherhood, and ministry. She loves to discuss race, faith, and politics. She enjoys Marvel movies, traveling and exploring new cities, and shopping. Shannon works to live an integrated life where her work, family, community, and self-care are in alignment. She and Lara love social media, so you can follow the Polk family on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat or at her website www.shannonpolk.com.ContributorShonte is a wife and a mother to four busy children. She is passionate about maternal health and breastfeeding. She is a board-certified lactation consultant and the owner of YOLO Breastfeeding. Shonte’ loves to read, go to water parks with the kids, and loves to laugh.ContributorStephanie was born in England but raised mostly in Michigan. Now she's navigating traveling across the globe, often with 2 young children in tow, so she can stay in touch with her family. They are scattered between England, Norway and New Zealand giving her plenty of ground to cover. You may recognize Stephanie too. Since 2014, she has been anchoring and reporting the news at NBC25FOX66. If you would like to read more about Stephanie's travels check out her blog www.BlondeBeyondBorders.com.ContributorStephanie lives in Byron down a little dirt road where country meets lake life. She is married to Ryan, her high school sweetheart. Together they have two boys (Aiden and Caleb), as well as a girl (Isabella). Stephanie and family are in the process of adoption. Stephanie has a passion for many things and strives to balance them all as a stay at home mom that works. She homeschools her children, organizes ministry events to encourage women in their relationship with Jesus, fixes up homes in Flint alongside her husband as a fun new business venture, and dabbles in direct sales in the hair genre. Stephanie loves people despite being quite the introvert and enjoys gardening, chickens, and sweets!Contributor