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 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!
Alesha is a native of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. After graduating from TCU with her nursing degree, she later met her true love, Troy Brown Sr. She started her journey to motherhood at the age 40. Along with being a wife, motherhood is her truest joy. It is never a dull moment with her son and daughter, both under the age of two. Alesha enjoys singing, scrapbooking, and watching Law & Order with her husband.
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.
Andrea, a Fort Worth native, married her high school sweetheart in 2004 and now resides in Benbrook. She is a full-time work-from-home mom working as a medical biller. Andrea and her husband had a few struggles having a child, but God blessed them with a rambunctious baby girl in 2011. She is their one and only, so they treasure every minute with her. Before having her daughter, her favorite pasttime was coordinating weddings and decorating for parties. Having a girl was an extra blessing because now she can put those special skills to work. Now her favorite pasttime is throwing fun playdates and school parties.
Anna moved to Fort Worth in 1998, in hopes of finding a teaching job. She told herself that she wouldn’t stay long . . . and, as you can see, THAT was a lie! She met her husband, Ricky, in the 5th grade when he moved to her small town in Oklahoma. She did all she could to avoid him . . . only to marry him 15 years later! The couple has now been married 15 years and has welcomed three children: Hannah (2004), Andrew (2007), and Derek (2011). Her day-to-day life of teaching full time and raising kids could be a sitcom – entertaining to say the least! She openly shares her journey of parenting a child with mental illness to help families like hers.
Bianca was born and raised in beautiful Fort Worth, of first-generation Mexican immigrants. At 22, she met her soulmate, and they now have an eight-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl. They relocated to Burleson and love their new community. Bianca loves serving her local church, as a video producer. She also enjoys summer night walks with her family and trips to the park with her dogs, Kaiser and Koko. As a writer for Fort Worth Moms, she hopes to be uplifting and informative to the community.
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.
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 25 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 teens – Collin (age 21), Cooper (age 19), and Caris (age 15). Heather is an adoption social worker and her first book Chase the Kingdom: Finding Purpose Through the book of Esther was published in September 2019. She’s passionate about God’s Word, long conversations over a cup of coffee, cheering on other moms, and her organization Box Club, a community of moms learning to flourish with emptying nests.
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.
Texas transplant Katie moved from Washington State to the DFW area in 2013 with her husband, Jason. They are proud parents of two-year-old Amelia, who is growing into an animal-loving little girl who enjoys "helping" with the family's dogs, cat, chickens, and horses. Katie is digital editor at the national magazine Western Horseman, based in Fort Worth. 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 (the good, the bad, and the ugly) 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 four. 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.
Kelly and her husband Shawn are Fort Worth natives who originally met in preschool. They are parents to Avery who has been keeping them on their toes ever since she was born three and a half months early, weighing only 1 pound and 5 ounces. Kelly discovered her love of writing while working at Cook Children's and blogging during Avery’s 234 day NICU stay. It was her desire to spend more time with Avery that led to the formation of her own marketing firm - 314 Solutions. Tennis is the family hobby and it also helps pay the bills. Shawn works at Ridglea Country Club as their director of tennis. When not working, playing tennis or taking care of Avery, Kelly loves to enjoy a yummy glass of Chardonnay, a long nap, lunch at Tokyo Cafe or a shopping trip to Sephora.
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.
Born and raised in Houston, Lauren saw Dallas and Fort Worth as her second home after frequently traveling to the area to visit family during her childhood. She attended UT Arlington upon graduating from high school but later found herself moving to London, England, to study and earn a degree in art, design, and media. She returned stateside to marry the love of her life, Solomon, and live in Boston for three years until returning home to Texas. They later welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Isabelle, in 2017. Lauren is an artist, curator, college professor, and tea enthusiast who enjoys running, cycling, and hiking in her spare time.
A native Austinite, Nicole moved to Fort Worth in 2007 after meeting her husband of 13 years. During that time the couple has welcomed their three children ages 12, 11, and 6. Nicole stays active with her three children (and four dogs) by getting outside in the sunshine daily. She has been a full-time elementary school teacher for the past 11 years. Nicole’s main goal as a writer is to shed light on raising a child with special needs and the challenges it brings.