Ali is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner on Johns Island, SC. She also owns a farm to cup bone broth company- Abundant Broth. She loves teaching people how to heal their body naturally. She's a busy mom to two teenagers and one German shepherd. As corny as it may sound she is truly married to her best friend and they love traveling, eating, cooking, fishing, and going to the beach together.Amber is a native Texan who moved to Summerville with her family in June 2015. The transition from career banker of fifteen years to a stay at home mom and moving halfway across the country where they knew no one was a challenge, but totally worth it. Now settled, Amber has become a paint brush wielding interior decorator who loves to build new things through her business, Chandler by Design. But her most important job is to be an example to her kiddos, Lily (8) and Luke (5). Amber’s newest hobby is running and now that she has completed her first individual 5k she is headed towards a half marathon.Amy grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Environmental Studies. Her dream was to make the world a better place by improving the environment for everyone. After getting her dream job in Texas, she met the love her of her life, Evan; they had a beautiful daughter Maggie, in 2012 and moved to Mount Pleasant in 2013. Amy intended on continuing to work in the field of Sustainability (all things green and ecofriendly) but ended up being a SAHM. Although she found it a blessing to be able to stay home full time with her daughter, she struggled to find herself in her new identity. In 2014, her family expanded with a son, Maxx, and with his birth she began to be more confident as both a woman and a mother, and lover of the Lowcountry. She turned her love of family and the environment into a business (www.de-cluttered.com) that allows her to keep her family first while helping others. Through de-cluttered, Amy helps families deep clean their homes, taking the weight of clutter off of their shoulders and donating those extra items to local charities throughout Charleston. Amy also loves being at the beach, having an adventure, connecting with new people and is always looking to learn something new.Ashley and her husband, Matthew currently live in North Charleston with their rescue pit bull Bella and thrive on Netflix binges and decorating their first child's nursery (due in July). After three previous losses, Ashley is thrilled to be a first-time mom raising a multicultural baby in Charleston. On her personal blog, Out of Ash’s, Ashley explores faith, family and her life’s frivolous footnotes.Ashley is new to the Charleston area and is a wife, mother, and self-appointed fun curator. Her husband's job keeps them moving, and as a former teacher, she has taught in four different states. She now spends her time learning dinosaur names with her toddler son and taking walks with her family, which includes her 150 lb. English mastiff "puppy." As a lifelong learner, she is excited to explore the Charleston area and to paint her experience of motherhood with words.Ashley Smith was born and raised a southern girl in the small town of Valdosta GA. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Speech Communications and it was there she met and married her HOT and oh so supportive husband, Olin! She and Olin live on James Island where they raise their 3 children Nona Wynn (6), Caston (4), and Reyns (5 months). Ashley works a very demanding full time job as a medical device representative. She also works full time as a mom and entrepreneur. How you ask? That’s a good question. If it weren’t for my “Whine Down Time” I would be insane but my Whine Down Time helps to give me a renewed energy. Whine Down Time is a company I founded and it is a lifestyle movement for busy women like you and me to embrace the art of selfishness and “Whine Down.” We’d love to have you join the Whine Down group! Women are wired like electronics…we all work best when unplugged for a bit!Aubrey is a late 30's gal, born and raised in Atlanta, but has affectionately called Charleston home for the last 10ish years. She spent a good many years traveling the states and abroad after college while all of her friends were settling down and starting families. Once she settled here, she met her husband through a series of random circumstances and friends- however, don't be surprised if he tells you it was MySpace! Ha!!! After years of struggles and through a combination of faith, science, and lots of love (and needles, and appointments, and amazing docs,etc..) they now have three girls under two- a set of "twirls" (twin girls), and a new baby girl- known as the "twirlsquad". Yes, they are only 14mo apart! She is an advocate for the infertility community and being real through the process of it and now mommahood. You can most often find her working out (or dressed like she did), drinking lukewarm coffee, or at a local brewery- yes, with her hubs and twirlsquad in tow! She chronicles her escapades at For the Love of Mom Genes on Instagram and Facebook.
Christine is a 30-something mom doing her best to balance it all while staying half sane. When she’s not busy at her full-time job as a principal user experience designer for a software company or with her other full-time job wrangling a spunky toddler, you can find her blogging, running (so much running - that helps with the sane thing), paddleboarding, hitting the barre, designing jewelry, painting or drawing, making messes in the kitchen, or trying to invent the 36-hour day.
She and her husband are originally from PA and also lived in Charlotte for a bit before relocating to Charleston. They love living the beach life here with their son and four fur kids. She blogs about running, designing, and coastal living on her blog, Into the Glimmer. (Link - www.intotheglimmer.com).Christine Jeanne’ is a Lowcounty loving children’s literature author. Christine has been teaching and working with children in Charleston title one schools for over fifteen years. Since the birth of her son, Beecher (now two years old), Christine has been writing children’s books and is enjoying South Carolina as the writer’s perfect backdrop. Her life motto, "Living Life Lowcountry Style Through Literature." Follow Christine @lowcountry_literature on Instagram and www.authorchristinejeanne.com for literature and lowcountry life based posts.Elizabeth O’Conor lives on James Island with her husband, 2 year old daughter and 2nd baby girl due in January. A native of South Carolina, (from Hilton Head Island) Elizabeth moved to Charleston about 5 years ago. She loves to travel (especially with the family) as well as stay as healthy as can be. She is currently in school for Holistic Nutrition and cannot wait to help our community with any health and nutrition needs! Her family is very natural minded family and she loves showing her daughter how to grow her own food in the garden and take care of their chickens.A South Carolina native, Erica is originally from the Upstate and has recently moved back to Charleston with her family after a 10 year, traffic-filled hiatus in Atlanta, GA. Having lived in only two states she likes to explore different cultures through travel and food. Of all the hats Erica wears her most important roles are as a wife, mother, daughter and fundraiser for her alma mater, College of Charleston. She has been married to her college sweetheart for ten years and together they have a spunky 4 year old girl and inquisitive 1 1/2 year old boy.She prides herself on being honest about motherhood and enjoys learning from other moms who tell it like it is. When life offers a little down time Erica enjoys wave jumping at the beach, unapologetically watching bad TV and organizing and re-organizing everything from the dishwasher to the sock drawers to help calm her inner OCD.Jill grew up in the Washington, DC area and migrated south for college. She has a degree in Religious Education from Gardner-Webb University and also got her MRS. degree there. She married a fine southern gentleman, Heath, in 2001 and they have three kids: Will, Micah, and Lydia.Traveler. Home maker (ish). TV watcher. Crafter. Natural birth advocate. Spanish speaking wannabe. Minivan driver. Organic shopper. Beach lover. Mosquito hater. Jill’s resume is littered with randomness, but is now living life as a preschool teacher at Deer Park Child Development Center and writing and speaking, when she can keep her eyes open. Check out her Interrupted Life here..Lauren is a South Carolina native who fell in love with the city after attending the College of Charleston. Lauren is a wife and mother to three kids ages 6, 5 and 1. These little guys bring much joy and chaos to her life. She also works full-time for her family's business, The Backpacker. She has been working for her family since she was a little girl, wrapping presents at Christmas time and now managing their shop in Mt Pleasant, a job she loves. Lauren is an aspiring writer with hopes to write a novel one day. Now she writes for her own blog at Embracing the Essentials. When she's not working, you can find her at the beach or in the mountains with her family. Life has gotten a lot busier in the last 6 years and Lauren is trying to maintain focus on the meaningful moments in her life, writing helps her do that.Melissa recently resigned from her career in higher education and was promoted to her new title as Dr. Mom to two-under-two. Her quest to have a family involved a long road of infertility struggles. She has a son named Rowan who is 21 months old and a girl named Ildi who is 6 months old.Meredith was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, where she met and fell in love with her husband Justin. They married in 2009, and decided to make Charleston their honeymoon destination. Charleston quickly became one of their favorite cities, and in the back of their minds they had hopes of one day making this city their home. Meredith received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UNC Charlotte and taught Kindergarten for three years. After her second son was born, Meredith’s dream of being a stay at home mom came true and she have been living that dream ever since. She spends most of her days learning how to be a mom to her three little boys: London-age 4, Reece-age 3, and Jackson-age 1. In June of this year, God provided a great job opportunity for Justin, and their hopes of one day living in Charleston became a reality. She is so excited to for her family to begin our journey in this great city!Stephanie is an only child, married to an only child, raising an only child! Stephanie and her husband (Brian) are Pittsburghers at heart, but made the move to Charleston in ’08 after moving around the country. Stephanie has a background in television, and has a (not so secret) dream to start a talk show and to publish books. She’s currently working on her first book and recently started a blog, called Speaking of Today, with her friend and fellow mom Dawn. Stephanie loves to spend every spare second with her daughter Kennedy. Kennedy was born 12 weeks early and spent the full 12 weeks in the hospital. Thankfully Kennedy is totally healthy, but the experience of being a preemie mom certainly changed Stephanie’s life! She looks forward to sharing stories of mommyhood with the Charleston Moms Blog readers.Born in Boston, but raised in Mount Pleasant, Sydney left South Carolina to go to Lenior-Rhyne College (now University) where she met her husband and graduated with a degree in Political Science. She and her husband moved back to Mount Pleasant in 2012 and are currently living in the family house (zoo) with Audrey who is two, two dogs and two cats. Sydney loves re-familiarizing herself with the city through the eyes of a toddler, traveling, and listening to audiobooks.Charleston native Whitney Williams McDuff has devoted her life to being the best daughter, sister, friend, wife, coworker, leader, and now mother she can be. She graduated from USC with a double degree in Public Relations and Psychology, partially because she’s fascinated by the nature of people, and partially because it set her free from the claws of a monstrous statistics course that she was eager to avoid. (Hey, sometimes the truth isn’t always pretty). Her career spans across the world of sales, marketing, and public relations, thriving in a realm where building relationships was the key to the contentment kingdom. Her passions include writing, reading, painting, her piano and guitar, interesting conversation, film, her pug Bee, and a great glass wine. Ok, glasses. She and her husband Jimmy are expecting their first child, Baby Holbrook, this summer, so wine bottles have been left on the shelf for now. Her blog, No Wine for Nine, began when Whitney became fed up with the pressure to be flawless and knew that laughter and sharing her stories with her girlfriends was essential to making it through this thing called Motherhood. Her hope is that her blog is a cherished place for any woman who longs for an escape from the stress of perfection, because she believes that true magic lies in the imperfections and hilarity of everyday life. Still trying to navigate Babies R’ Us. Biggest fears include spiders and mis-posting on a mom-swap site.