Adrianne hails from the great city of Chicago, but has been a Texan for eight years now, y’all! She’s married to her wonderful husband, Brandon, who was a long distance, Facebook love that she met thanks to a mutual friend. Together they have a two-year-old daughter named Zoey. She is a professional school counselor and owner of Everyday Occasion Event Planning. She loves a good celebration and anything Christmas! Motherhood has been the most rewarding and challenging time of her life, and she can’t wait to share it with you!
Amber has been married to her college sweetheart from Texas A&M, Kyle, for 13 years. They encountered the difficulty of infertility, and it became the biggest blessing of their lives when it pushed them to pursue adoption. Both of their kids (Willow and Jonas) were born in China and adopted as toddlers; attachment has been a beautiful and unique story with each of them. Amber used to teach and then followed her passion to help children as a school counselor before becoming a mom. Although Amber stays at home with her children now, one day a week she gets to practice play therapy as a licensed professional counselor at Family Connections Counseling in Colleyville. Faith, family, and friends are especially important to Amber. On a day off, you can find her playing games, laughing, reading, talking, sleeping, watching a movie, or enjoying family time outside somewhere.
Angie is New Mexican born, but has lived most of her life in Texas. She is the mom of a son Baylor (2007) and a daughter Avery (2012). She is a registered nurse and has taken care of moms and babies for more than 17 years. Moms needing support inspired her to open her own nursing practice as a Mama Coach during COVID-19. She provides professional support to pregnant moms, new moms, and moms of young children. She enjoys hosting parties in her spare time.
Though not originally from Texas, Brittany got here as soon as she could. She met her husband in 2017 and moved to Fort Worth to be with him. Brittany was a first-grade teacher for 10 years but has begun a new journey of being a stay-at-home mom to be a beautiful boy. When not mom-ing by the seat of her pants, Brittany enjoys any reason to cook or bake, being outside, trying new classes, or writing about her life over at her blog Homemade Bee.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Catherine is the mother of three amazing kids - ages 12, 10, and 7. She married her high school sweetheart, and they are both currently attending UTA to obtain their bachelor degrees. When they get downtime as a family, they enjoy movie and game nights.
Chelsea has been a writer and photographer for as long as she can remember. She blogs (primarily) about sustainable fashion, clean beauty, and intentional living, and she loves to photograph women in all stages of motherhood. A Northeastern native, Chelsea now calls DFW home with her husband, Travis; son, Logan; daughter, Alba; and rescue dog, Argos.
Although born in Austin, Emily grew up on the Eastside of Fort Worth. After marrying her high school sweetheart, and following the military's whims for a few years, the lovebirds wound up back in the Fort, with their three children in tow. Currently, Emily shares her love of books and writing with both her children and her middle school students. On the weekends, you'll find her outside running local streets and trails, as well as being her kids' biggest fan at whatever sport may be in season.
Emily is a 35+ year resident of Arlington, having only left for a brief time to attend Baylor University (Sic ‘em!). Her background in journalism/communications has allowed her to share her writing and editing experience in a variety of professional formats from hospitals and software companies to multiple non-profits. As a single mom of two girls, Madilyn (2009) and Camille (2012), she spends her time managing their various activities. When she gets her own time, she loves reading, cycling, and watching her long-time obsession -- the Golden Girls.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Ginni (pronounced Jih-nee) graduated from Paschal High School then attended Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant County College as an English and Spanish double-major. Currently she is wife to Jose and mommy to Elena (2018) and Santiago (2020). In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery and reading novels. Jesus and coffee are the two things that get her through the day.
Heather has called the Fort Worth area home for more than 26 years, after growing up as an Army brat and preacher’s kid. She’s married to her college sweetheart, Chris (Sic ‘Em Bears). They're parents to three – Collin (1999), Cooper (2001), and Caris (2004), and they're gaining a daughter after Collin's August 2022 wedding. Heather is the co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization the Adoptee Collective, which exists to be a healing adoptee community who revolutionize the systems that impact them. Heather has authored and published multiple books, finding joy in using her gifts, time, and energy as her life goal is to finish empty.
Proud to be raised in Burleson (shout out Kelly Clarkson!), Jami was even the Elk mascot for her beloved BHS. Jami's greatest joy comes from exploring the world and learning about all the beautifully unique people in it, so after graduating from Dallas Baptist University, Jami moved to Beirut, Lebanon where she met her wonderful husband, Corban. They now live in Fort Worth with their four children, Jessy (2011), Maggy (2013), Lilly (2015), and Jude (2018). Jami spends her days having adventures with her girls, homeschooling part-time, attempting to keep her brother and sister labradors out of trouble, occasionally working along side her husband at his Edward Jones office, and blessing other women in whatever ways arise. Jami lives by "Love God and love others" and "laughter is the best medicine."
Joining Janie on the pursuit of life’s adventures while laughing along the way are Janie’s husband, Jared who is a flight school director and pilot, their angel baby, Jackson (2016) who passed away shortly after birth, and newest crew member, Jensen (2018). With an undergraduate degree in communication from UTA and a master’s in health communication from the University of Illinois, writing has been a creative outlet for Janie. Working full-time in healthcare, being involved at her local church, and volunteering with the Junior League of Fort Worth, Janie is passionate about serving people and holds a special place in her heart for women and children. When they are not headed to their next adventure, you can find Janie and her family creating their own adventure as proud Fort Worth residents.
Junell is a born and raised Texan and grew up in Southlake. She attended Texas Tech, and then returned to the DFW area where she met her husband, Matt, and settled down in Grapevine to raise their family. She spent more than 10 years selling new homes for builders, but now works a corporate trainer for a real estate company and a writer in her free time. Junell was always an extreme girly girl, but life is funny, so she and Matt were given two boys instead, Landry (a hockey player in middle school) and Luke (a football player in elementary school)! Junell and Landry both have ADHD, which has prompted a passion for student advocacy and created many highly entertaining situations, which she loves to laugh about and share with readers.
Texas transplant Katie moved from Washington State to the DFW area in 2013 with her husband, Jason. They have a daughter, Amelia (2017), and a son, Colter (2020), as well as two horses, two dogs, a cat, and chickens. Katie has worked in publishing, specifically writing and editing, for more than 10 years, and runs her own freelance business, Katie Frank Communications. Like every other mom out there, she's "making it up as I go" as she juggles the daily chores and responsibilities of being a working mom, wife, animal mom, friend, and more, and hopes to share her story with local parents.
As a Fort Worth native, she knew she never wanted to stray far from home. After a short time at Kansas University, Katie came home to attend UTA. She is a very recently single mom to four children under five. Her twins, Harper and Scarlett, were born in 2016 after a struggle with infertility, and then she had two miracle boys, Miles (2018) and Max (2020). When she is not driving children to activities, Katie works as a real estate agent. In her spare time, which is now very hard to come by, she enjoys pilates, taking her children to Melt, or relaxing with a glass of wine and a home-cooked meal.
Kim is a Fort Worth native, living in West Fort Worth with her husband and one-year-old twin daughters, Lizzie and Sammie. She met her husband when they were both counselors at summer camp. They got together thinking it would be a cute summer fling, but here they are 14 years later! Kim works as a therapist, specializing in grief. In her free time, you can find her listening to a podcast (Will it be a TV recap podcast? A quick catchup of the latest news? A disturbing murder whodunit?), reading a medium-trashy novel, or being strangely addicted to The Bachelor franchise.
Kristy is a pastor's wife, insanely busy mom of five, and a multitasking writer. Unless she's lost in a pile of books, you'll likely find her brainstorming at one of niche blogs: Kristyscottage.com, Goodpastorswife.com, or Simplygoodreading.com. When she's not reading or writing, Kristy enjoys shopping with her teen daughters, hiking with her sons, or watching a British movie with her husband, Jeremy. You can find Kristy on Facebook and Instagram at SimplyKristyLynn.
Graduate school brought Laura from her beloved home state of Colorado to Texas (hard to beat the Rocky Mountains!), and meeting her beloved husband Jonathan convinced her to settle here. Now the two are overjoyed and exhausted parents to sweet Christopher (2015) and a little girl on the way (2017). In addition to her role as a mama, she also works full time as a clinical psychologist working with military veterans who continue to amaze her with their strength and humor. When she’s not busy juggling career and parenthood, you can find her cycling, enjoying local culture (and food!), baking, “hiking,” and embracing her love of travel.
Laurie was born in Fort Worth but grew up in Portland, Oregon. Teaching and family brought her back to Texas after completing her graduate degree at Oregon State. She has been married to her husband Darien for almost 10 years; they have three young children. No longer a public school teacher, Laurie spends her time running her small business, embracing her roll as “household manager,” and advocating for children with neurodiverse needs (through her blog Living Divergent.)
Len is a mother to four, who range in ages from 19 to 33, and a Ma to one spunky four year old. She's lived in nine states, but Len and her husband have called North Richland Hills home for the last 22 years. Her youngest child has many rare medical syndromes, and she's thrown herself into medical research and helping others going through the same circumstances.
Molly is a Fort Worth native who called the TCU neighborhood home for the first 26 years of her life. She is a proud horned frog with a degree in studio art. She began her career as an art teacher with the FWISD before moving to New Mexico after marrying her husband, Taylor, a sixth-generation rancher and TCU graduate. Molly was widowed in February 2020 and writes about grief and how her faith has carried her through tragic loss on her blog, God-Given Gumption, as well as on her instagram page, @god_given_gumption. Molly is rearing their two girls, Margot (5) and Charlotte (2), on the family cattle ranch in southeastern New Mexico, where she continues to work as an art teacher. She loves spending time with her friends and family and is thankful for the flexibility to travel home to Fort Worth as much as possible.
Rachel grew up in south Fort Worth. She moved to Oklahoma for a quick eight years to get married, earn a teaching degree, and have three lively children - Benjamin (2015), Thomas 2017), and Claire (2019). Now she's back, this time in north Fort Worth and ready to share the ups-and-downs of motherhood with fellow Fort Worth moms! In her spare time, Rachel enjoys . . . wait . . . what "spare time"? She often dreams of kicking back with a good book and a glass of wine, and she continues holding out hope for such happenings in the future.
Suzy was born and raised in Arlington. She comes from a big family. As the oldest of six, Suzy has always been the mama bear to friends and family alike. She is happily married to her best friend of 10 years, and they have two young children, Aurora (2016) and Benjamin (2019). Suzy has been a youth services librarian for 10 years, seven of those years were spent in College Station, but she is now back in the metroplex at the Grapevine Public Library. Her husband, who is her hero, is a firefighter/paramedic. Suzy is always up for a new adventure when not busy juggling work life and wife/mom life. She is a lover of good coffee, curling up in a comfy spot with a good book, watching re-runs of Friends, lifting weights, baking, and trying new food around the metroplex.
Tess is an Arlington native, who only moved away for her time at Texas A&M University, where she obtained an early childhood through sixth grade education degree. After graduation, she moved back to Arlington, started teaching, and married the man of her dreams. She then pursued her masters in mind, brain, and education from the University of Texas at Arlington. She now has a beautiful two-year-old daughter. Tess is currently the director of children's ministries at a church in Arlington. She loves travel, nature, and being with family.