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Meet Your Dallas Moms Blog Team
Abby is a wife to Logan and Mom to Stella (January 2013) and Chloé (March 2015). She was raised in Lake Highlands and moved back after college to pursue her Corporate Marketing career with two major retailers here in Dallas. All her goals and plans changed after a whirlwind weekend in California where she experienced love at first sight with a Frenchman. A year later they were married and moved overseas to embark on a 2 year fairytale living and working in France at a B&B in the French Countryside. After her daughter was born, they made the bittersweet decision to come back to Texas to plant roots. Now she spends her days juggling 2 little girls and running a couple of businesses part-time from home. She enjoys drinking French wine, spends way too much time picking out the perfect Emojis for her text messages, refinishing furniture, and is a complete Netflix snob. You can follow her blog Bonjour, Y’all or find her on IG overgramming pics of her darling girls at @mrsfrenchy.
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Amanda is a co-sleeping, wine drinking, homeschool teaching, Bravo/HGTV watching, wife/mom/step mom. She married her fun hacker husband, Tony, almost 9 years ago and became a stepmom to 2 really cool kids, Nick and Izzy. Then she had 2 more cool kids – Miles and Natalie. Recently moved back to Dallas (from Frisco), Amanda and family can’t get enough of urban living. Check out her blog at Miles Away From Suburbia. All the pictures she posts of her kids on IG. And all the dinners she’ll never make on Pinterest.
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Sarah and her husband Brandt live in Dallas and have 3 boys that are 3, 2 and almost 1! She is a RN and works from home for an aesthetic laser company. In her “spare” time she and a friend/neighbor have started a business called All Out Celebrations. In this new venture she started blogging and realized how much she loves to write, make people laugh and help fellow moms with everything from baby care to maintaining your sanity with toddlers. She may look familiar?? If so that’s because she won season 7 of The Bachelor years ago!
Gabby Cullen arrived in Dallas by way of Northern California in 2013. After a full-time career in Media Relations, she now works from home as a freelance writer and editor. She’s the proud mama of a pixie princess (October 2009) and a lil’ man (November 2013) Her love of hustle and bustle gets the family out exploring as often as possible–it’s been a pleasure to discover all Big D has to offer. You can find her looking for the most local craft beer on tap, dancing to Michael Franti and Spearhead, enjoying good food, wine, books and friends.She blogs about her adventures in motherhood at CAmamaindallas and loves to tweet at anyone willing to read her 140 characters. Find her on Instagram @dncegrl!
Cassidy and her husband Jackson live in Garland with their daughters, Evelyn (March 2010) and Penny (June 2014). Both she and Jackson consider themselves wanna be foodies-neither are great at cooking but love eating great food. You can follow along with their Dallas Foodie adventures on Instagram @JustEatDallas. Beyond eating, she enjoys traveling, afternoon naps, and reading blogs. Follow her at www.ThePhantasticLife.com
Christina is originally from Louisiana but grew up in Richardson, and considers herself a Cajun Texan. She left Dallas temporarily to attend school at the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em!), where she met her husband Steven. They recently left the Lake Highlands city life for suburban bliss in Plano with their two kids – mini-Superhero Beckett (3) and Queen Ellis (7 months). She works in digital marketing at an agency in Dallas, and loves documenting her journey as a mom on her blog, Project Domestic. When not sleep deprived, you’ll find her reading, eating, furniture shopping and Netflixing.
Born and raised in Dallas, Dana left only temporarily for college in Abilene. There she found a husband, Louis, and dragged him back to Dallas as quickly as she could! She used to call teaching 5th grade science her passion, but now her focus revolves around Carter (Nov. 2012) and Carrie (Apr. 2015), as well as her fur babies, Sadie Jo and Griffey Girl. She is still working in education as a Preschool Director, and fills whatever space is left with reading, baking, church activities, eating Mexican food, shopping, and snuggling in front of the tv with her husband!
Ryan is a true-blue Texas girl, married to her high school sweetheart and mommy to a crazy-haired two year-old named Grace. By day she is a patent litigation attorney, and by night she moonlights as a fort maker, boo-boo kisser, and short-order cook. Ryan’s life is generally a hazy jumble of brief writing and snack dispensing, but in her spare time, she enjoys Mexican food, Pottery Barn, and Friends re-runs. You can read more about her adventures at loved & lovely, and she has been known to post a picture or seven on Instagram at @lovedandlovelyblog.
Megan and her husband, Daniel, moved to North Dallas in 2011 and have been falling in love with the city ever since. She stays at home with their spunky little girl, Elli (February 2014) who loves to play in the dirt while wearing a tiara and sunglasses. A graphic designer in her ‘pre-mommy’ life, now she shares free printables, DIY projects, and the adventures of motherhood on her blog, Wit & Wander. The way to Megan’s heart is through dark chocolate, HGTV, and a big basket of craft supplies. Join her little family’s adventure on Instagram.
Katy moved to Dallas in May of 2015 after calling Austin home for 20+ years and loves all the aspects of big(ger) city life. She and her partner Judy share their North Dallas home with 3 dogs, 1 cat and their 9 month old daughter, Harlow Jillian. Prior to being solely employed by Harlow, Katy worked in Medicaid policy for the State of Texas and has a passion for working in public health. A runner looking to get back to distance races, Katy has enjoyed getting to know Dallas with her jogging stroller. Her favorite activities include making to-do lists that will never be accomplished, watching almost anything on Bravo, hanging out at local breweries and eating chips and queso, though usually not all at the same time.
Kristi was born and raised in Dallas, moved away during college and graduate school, and came home to land 7 miles from the house she was raised in. She is a fitness instructor by trade and lover of chocolate and Jesus by choice. She has been married to David, a Dallas firefighter/paramedic, for 16 years and loves having the bed all to herself every third day when he’s at work. She is mom to 3 boys – Ethan (15), Chris (14) and Sam (12), and thinks she won the lottery of life in that deal.
Hallie is a proud East Dallas resident who relocated to Dallas from Oklahoma City 6 years with her husband Chase. Hallie works from home for a web technology company while also trying to keep up with her two girls Molly (4) and newest addition Ellie (1). also writes on her personal blog Chasing Hallie where she shares her truth about motherhood and family life. Hallie and Chase love being outdoors with the family, winning championships on their kickball team, watching any and all sports and hanging out on patios around town with friends.
Rachel has been a wife for a decade and a mother for 7 years. When she has all 3 of her kids at the grocery store she is inevitably told that she has her hands full (she does). Her heart is full too, from: exploring foreign cities with Tim (married in ’05), adventurous eating with Lowell (6yo), living room dance parties with Ansel (4yo) and taking orders from her adorable drill sergeant, Rosen (2yo).
Natalie was born and raised in Dallas, went to Georgetown and spent her college years in DC, then lived in New York and LA as an actor and later in production. She and her husband decided to come back to Dallas to be close to family when she was 32 weeks pregnant…with twins! It’s a good thing too, since her life took some pretty dramatic turns. After living through a long list of difficult health problems, she accidentally founded a non-profit organization, Mommies In Need (www.mommiesinneed.org), which provides free childcare to stay-at-home parents temporarily disabled by illness or injury. She is now a mommy to twin 4-year-old girls, wife to an amazing husband, President of Mommies In Need, and cancer survivor. You can read more about her adventures at www.mysupercrazylife.com.
Rachel Randolph writes and speaks with humor and honesty encouraging moms to live more nourished lives, even in the midst of raising babies and toddlers. An East Texas native, she and her husband Jared, a high school football and baseball coach, live in Forney with their funny adventurous little guy Jackson (July 2011) and his smiley independent little sister Corabelle (June 2015). And yes, she did plan their births around baseball and football season. Rachel co-wrote Nourished: A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night’s Sleep and We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook with her mom, Becky Johnson (both published by Zondervan). She likes to write about cooking with kids, self-care for mamas, natural and gentle parenting choices, and the funny and poignant things her kids say and do. Read more from Rachel at The Nourished Mama .