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.Allison escaped the frozen tundra of Minnesota for the sunshine and beaches of Charleston a little over two years ago . She now lives with her husband, toddler, and American Bulldog on James Island and is expecting her second boy in October (she’s totally outnumbered with a house full of boys)! Balancing working from home for the business she owns with her husband and raising two boys under 2 will be Allison’s newest challenge! She loves exploring Charleston with her little family and writes about their day-to-day adventures on her blog, Happy Little Honey.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 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. 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. In 2014, her family expanded with a son, Maxx. She turned her love of family and the environment into a business that allows her to keep her family first while helping others. 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, 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 baby girl. A native of South Carolina, (from Hilton Head Island) Elizabeth moved to Charleston about five 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.Emily Guerrero is a happiness-chasing, Lowcountry-loving wife and mom to two wild and wonderful kids. She works as an attorney and director of a bustling non-profit immigration legal services office. Her true joy is writing and musing on life, love, family, and personal growth at www.emily-guerrero.com and www.hellobliss.net. She also enjoys cooking up a storm, reading, and sitting very, very quietly on her porch.A South Carolina native, Erica is originally from the Upstate and has 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. She has been married to her college sweetheart for 13 years and together they have a six year old daughter and a three year old son. She prides herself on being honest about motherhood and enjoys learning from other moms who don't sugarcoat reality. 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.Erica is Charleston prenatal yoga teacher on a mission to help pregnant and new mamas find more balance through yoga, mindfulness, self-care, community, and humor. (Please join her free Facebook group!) She's also a trained journalist and editor. You can find more of her writing at SpoiledYogi.com and in several local publications like Lowcountry Parent. Erica lives in Hanahan with her husband, two young daughters, and their sweet dog.Erin is the mom of a 4 year old boy and 1 and half year old girl. She moved to Charleston a year ago and has been loving every minute. She is originally from the Midwest and grew up in Wisconsin, but has also lived in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas before settling in South Carolina. She has enjoyed being in warmer weather! Her family loves the beach and being by the water! She also has a passion for the special needs community, and worked for several years in various capacities. Erin loves spending time with her family and running her photography business, Erin Marie Photographie, in her spare time.Jessica is the owner and chef of JLOkitchens. She loves #MakingHealthyDelicious as a personal chef for families in the Charleston area. Jessica has a new perspective on cooking for her family since becoming a mom. So she loves teaching others how to create quick but nutritious meals that satisfy a chef's palate. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her son Pete and husband Rich. Jessica loves reading sci-fi, slowly navigating the marshes in her paddle-board and sipping wine in the kitchen.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. She has recently hung up her hat in the preschool world to write and speak and be able to greet her kids with fresh gluten free cookies and almond milk, as they joyfully skip through the door after school. (Mom of the Year!) Check out her Interrupted Life at jillforbes.com.Check out her Interrupted Life.Keri lives in Summerville, SC with her husband and three kids. She loves to use her day-to-day life to encourage other moms to thrive. Since moving to the Charleston area, she has loved exploring the city with her family and spending time at the beach. Connect with her over at Keri Lynn Snyder, and Instagram.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.A native of New Orleans, who was raised in New Jersey, Pamela has lived in the Lowcountry for the past 15 years. She graduated with a journalism degree from Penn State, and met her husband, Daniel, while working at a newspaper in Beaufort, SC. The two left-handed parents have two adorable right-handed children — Wolfe, 5, and Selah, 4 — and one unruly black Lab, named Lefty. They live in Mount Pleasant and Pamela works from home as a freelance graphic designer, writer and editor while also taking care of aforementioned children. She loves champagne, Bluegrass music and South Park.Rhonda James was born and raised here in Charleston. She received her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Claflin University where she also met her husband, Leo. Rhonda is a first time mom to a bouncing baby boy. She works full-time as a Museum Program Coordinator and also managers her personal lifestyle blog, Walks of Motherhood. Spending time with her family is her greatest moments. She is also a sucker for Game of Thrones, Grey's Anatomy, Starbucks Tevana Tea, and french fries.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.