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!
Andrea was born and raised in Fort Worth. She met and fell in love with her finance tutor, now her husband, while at TCU. Andrea and Bernee have two beautiful children, both currently in elementary school and both currently keeping them very busy. Andrea enjoys empowering women to chase dreams and create a life they love. She’s not a writer by profession but has lots to say and hopes to encourage, educate, and entertain with her words. Coffee with friends, long neighborhood walks, and family date nights are her love language.
Anna moved to Fort Worth fresh out of college in hopes of finding a job. She quickly landed a teaching job on the northside of town and has officially declared Texas her home “for the time being.” Spending the last two and half years in her “cloffice,” she devoted all of her evenings and weekends to online lectures, grad school assignments, and research. She recently graduated with her masters in special education with an emphasis in dyslexia and acquired a strong dislike of statistics and APA7 in the process. Married for 21 years and a mom to three teens, she spends her free time recouping the thousands and thousands of hours of lost sleep that motherhood gifted her. When not napping, you can find her listening to her favorite crime podcasts, singing showtunes, or attending any school event that involves her talented offspring. She openly shares her journey of parenting a neurodiverse teenager through the unpredictable, yet rewarding, days of high school to help families like hers.
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.
Ashley is from Hurst, and though she’s flown the nest a few times now, she always seems to boomerang right back to her hometown. Her latest stint took her family to Chicago for the last four years. While Ashley, her husband of almost 16 years, her son and daughter loved life as honorary Midwesterners, Texas called, and it was time to answer. Though her children are in upper elementary school, Ashley found her groove as a stay-at-home mom and is not eager to give up the title quite yet. You can find her putting in the miles all over town with her “doggy clients” as a Rover walker and caregiver. (Dogs talk back less than children.) Ashley is often the loudest mom at the ball fields but comes in peace with the best snacks. She recharges with a run around Hurst, a ride on that stationary bike everyone’s talking about, or on a patio with a margarita and her very funny husband. Ashley has written for local mom groups, church and is a returning writer for Fort Worth Moms. Her husband hopes she will stick to more pieces on motherhood and less on disappointing stays at grimy motels.
Chelsea has been a writer for as long as she can remember. She blogs about sustainable fashion, clean beauty, sewing, and intentional living. A Northeastern native, Chelsea now calls the mid-cities home with her husband, Travis; son, Logan; daughter, Alba; and rescue dog, Argos. She also leads the community group HEB Moms.
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 since 1995, 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 daughter, Elizabeth, after Collin's August 2022 wedding. Heather is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, The Adoptee Collective, which offers lifetime adoptee support and post adoption resources, as well as pre-adoption education. Heather has authored and published multiple books, finding joy in using her gifts, time, and energy toward her life goal to finish empty.
Proud to be raised in Burleson (shout out Kelly Clarkson), Jami was even the Elk mascot for her beloved Burleson High School. Jami's greatest pleasure comes from exploring the world and learning about all the beautifully unique people in it, so she started a business in the summer of 2021 taking groups of women around the world! Her business, "Women Exploring the World," has already taken women to experience Christmas markets in Bruges, Brussels, Paris and London. They've also taken women to Costa Rica, Italy, Tanzania/Zanzibar, Scotland and to Norway to see the Northern lights. Jami's greatest gift is her family, Corban, her beloved hubby, Jessy (born 2011), Maggy (born 2013), Lilly (born 2015) and Jude (born 2018). Besides running her travel business, Jami spends her days having adventures with her kids, homeschooling them part-time, assistant coaching PE, attempting to keep her brother and sister labradors out of trouble, keeping her son from killing their cat and supporting her husband at his Edward Jones office downtown Fort Worth. Jami is a woman secure in God's love for her and He is her first love.
Jennifer was raised in Louisiana and moved to DFW right after college. She's been in Texas for 16 years. She and her husband have two beautiful daughters who are as different as night and day. That second born keeps everyone on their toes! Jennifer is a full-time stylist for a subscription company while her husband’s career takes him all over the world. While they’re never sure when and where he will be, Jennifer has become quite adept at balancing work from home while also being a stay-at-home mom with the two year old constantly by her side. When not at home, Jennifer is running the girls to all their extracurricular activities or squeezing in family road trips. Her goal is to take her girls to all 50 states.
Originally from upstate New York, Jessica has lived in the Fort Worth area since 2001. She has been married to her husband for more than 10 years, and they have a spectacular nearly five-year-old daughter through adoption. Jessica was previously very active in animal rescue and now has three dogs, a cat, a fish, a frog, and some snails for good measure. She is an aspiring plant mom and coffee enthusiast, but is really only good at one of those things. When she isn't juggling work, play dates, or every day life, you can often find her crafting. Jessica is looking forward to her next stage of parenthood as an elementary-school mom. Jessica Salyers is a writer for Fort Worth Moms.
Jessica is a Cherokee and Shawnee artist who lives with her five kids and their dog, Francis, on the west side of Fort Worth. The number one rule of their household is: Be kind.
From the sweet state of Wisconsin, Kae'leen moved to Texas after college. She met her husband, Evan, in Dallas but they have made Fort Worth their home. Together, they have three children whom they are homeschooling, plus one angel baby. Kae'leen and her children have taken on the 1,000 hours outside challenge. They love getting out to the parks and going "creeking." She loves checking out the locally owned and unique coffee shops, thrift stores, and bookstores and attending festivals around town, jazz concerts, and comedy shows. In her spare time, Kae'leen loves reading, writing, and getting back into art!
Katie FManaging Editor
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.
Kelly and her husband, Shawn, are both Fort Worth natives and proud parents to their eight-year-old daughter, Avery, the inspiration behind many of Kelly’s articles. In her time as a mom, Kelly has become an unofficial expert on the NICU, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and global developmental delays. She’s an open book about their experiences and is always happy to talk to other moms looking for guidance or just another mom who gets it. After being in corporate marketing for almost 20 years, craving more flexibility and time with Avery, she founded 314 Marketing Solutions in 2019, a full-service boutique marketing agency. She considers herself an expert in multi-tasking and counts her car as the main headquarters for her business, regularly switching being a special needs mom driving to and from multiple therapy appointments, activities, and business owner.
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 her lifestyle blog, SimplyKristyLynn. 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.
Lauren moved to Texas from Maryland in 2010. She has made Fort Worth her home and loves the area! She's a single mom to her son Henry, who is on the Autism Spectrum. She works in a Fort Worth pediatric dental office, and she enjoys running, hiking, and being involved in the community. Lauren is the leader for Moms of Kids with Differences and Disabilities., as well as Southwest Fort Worth Moms.
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.)
Laurie, known to many as “L,” is an only child born in Cleburne, Texas. She grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and relocated back to Big T almost 20 years ago. Laurie married her husband Taiwan in 2006, and they’ve collectively raised three sons and a daughter. Her professional experience includes working for city municipalities, independent school districts, and as a youth case worker. In 2015, she became the owner of CakePopsByL, a cottage bakery boutique. When she’s not filling dessert orders, she spends the majority of her time creating innovative digital content for more than eight social media accounts, where she shares recipes, baking tips, and cooking tutorials. She’s a self-proclaimed chef and spends a lot of time in the kitchen filming content and preparing delicious meals for her family. Laurie is a homebody who considers herself an extroverted introvert. She likes to travel, spend time with her family, and feels most rewarded when she’s teaching and helping others.
As a native Fort Worthian, Elizabeth loves Fort Worth. She and her husband, Will, have two children who are absolute gems. She is a research analyst at Tarrant County College – access to education is a passion of hers. When not working or playing with her kids, she is running. Elizabeth competed in the 2016 and 2020 marathon Olympic trials, she and her children held the 10K double stroller Guinness World record for a hot second, and she has won each Cowtown Marathon distance -- 5K to 50K. Liz is also the hospitality coordinator for Fort Worth Moms.
Melissa is from Connecticut and moved to Texas in 2012. She is married to Willie, a Marine Corps Veteran and they have two children, Liam (2005) and Penelope (2020). Melissa runs her own Edward Jones branch as a financial advisor and serves her community by volunteering on multiple nonprofit boards. When Melissa isn’t juggling all the things as a working mom, she lives off of coffee and loves fantasy football and reading. Most of all, she loves to spend time with her family.
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.
Quinn was born and raised in a small town of Bellville, Texas. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches with a bachelors in health science. Nacogdoches has a special place in her heart, especially since meeting her now husband of two years. Axe Em!!! The two began their journey as first-time parents living in the Fort Worth area where Quinn works in the finance industry. Quinn’s favorite hobbies include dancing, wine tasting, writing, and attempting to keeps plants alive. Above all else, Quinn loves spending time with family. Especially her husband and 19-month-old son. Becoming a parent has been the most challenging, rewarding, terrifying, awesome journey in her life, and she hopes to share these experiences with the community.
Rosalinda is a proud Latina. Her Latinidad is a really important part of her identity. She is a longtime resident of Fort Worth, Texas. She is truly grateful to live in a colorful and vibrant community. Her goal is to build community wealth to reinforce authentic identity and unite voices. Alongside her college sweetheart, Arturo Martinez Sr. of 20-plus years, together they take pride in raising their three wonderful children, Isabel, Arturo Jr., and Elizabeth.
Sana was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She moved to Texas in 2013 and has three children. Her first two are one year apart, and her youngest was born January 2022. She is a graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands with degrees in communications and accounting. She always had a passion for reading and writing and is growing that love in her children. Sana enjoys finding a great deal, dance parties in the kitchen with all three kids, and her daily cups of coffee.
Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sarah met her husband in college where they were both pursuing music degrees. After several fast-paced years in New York City, they settled in the Fort Worth area in 2013. Their greatest adventure began in early 2019 with the birth of their daughter Eleanor. Sarah currently works in the real estate industry. She enjoys practicing yoga, watching "bad" tv, perusing restaurant menus online, and pretending she can cook and host like the Barefoot Contessa. Sarah is a social media coordinator for Fort Worth Moms.
SuzyCommunity Groups Coordinator
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, at the moment she is taking a break from libraries to stay home and raise her two littles. 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.
Tasha is a proud Fort Worth native. She is the mother of two energetic young children. Her passion for her faith, education, supporting the development of others, and adoption all energize her and influence the legacy she hopes to leave. Tasha is a leadership coach, director of leadership development, and a certified Enneagram coach. She enjoys reading, writing, taking walks, fellowship with her small group from church, and gatherings with family when she finds free time.
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.