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Meet Your Dallas Moms Blog Team
Alaina is a transplanted Georgia peach who moved to Texas as a newlywed in October of 2010-- three days after her wedding. She never expected for the move to Dallas to be permanent, but 7 years, 2 children, 1 cat, and 1 mortgage later, she’s happy to call Texas “home.” She spends most of her time running after, feeding, and breaking up fights between her kids: a 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son. She loves starting her day with a cup of coffee (or three) and ending it with a good book.Amanda is a co-sleeping, wine drinking, homeschool teaching, Netflix watching, wife/mom/step mom. She married her fun hacker husband, Tony, over 10 years ago and became a stepmom to 2 really cool kids, Nick and Izzy. Then she had 2 more cool kids – Miles (7) and Natalie (4). Her and her husband are currently renovating a 144 year old church in Oak Lawn, in all their spare time. 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.Amber was born and raised in Dallas and graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2008 from Texas A&M University, where she met her husband, Devin. Amber finds joy in serving others & is happy that she has found that in a career as an Assistant District Attorney that helps advocate for victims in order to make the community safer. In her spare time, Amber loves to karaoke, shop, and work on her motivational campaign, You CAN Sit With US. But most importantly, Amber is mom to 2 year old Princeton, who she considers to be the biggest blessing that God has given to her.Andrea Coker is a Dallas mom of three, Margaret(5), Odette(2) & George(6 months) and wife to Michael. Andrea is a senior political consultant with Mayes Media Group but prefers The West Wing politics to actual news. Once in an effort to become an outdoorsy family, she took her family of five on a nature walk that took 4 water bottles, 3 hours, 2 stroller seats, 1 Elsa scooter. It lasted .25 miles, and everybody cried.Asia is a Texas native and an entrepreneur who owns both an event planning company, and a Baked Goods Company. She has an extensive background in the social services field, healthcare, and early childhood education but her love for helping others has kept her passion in the social work field. She is the mother of 2 beautiful children Garon (3) and Harlem (1) and wife of 10 years to Cedric. In her spare time, you can catch her baking, dancing, or at a baseball game/ gymnastics rehearsal with her kids.Brooke is a graduate from Texas A&M Commerce with a Bachelor’s of General Studies (2013) and a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Masters of Arts in Management (2016). She's a single mom to 2 spunky, beautiful little girls, Marli (8) & Madison (6 mos.). Aside from spotlighting as a pro mac-n- cheese maker & boo-boo kisser, she works full-time as a Pre-Sale Specialist for a group insurance company & a Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay. Whenever that glorious moment comes around, she tries to unwind with a cup of coffee or the occasional glass of wine and binge on Netflix.Carla is a North Dallas wife & mother of 2 slightly over-scheduled teen girls and a happily overweight golden retriever. Living between the pulse of the city and tranquility of the burbs makes it easy to take weekly jaunts throughout the community in search of an interesting story lead, or just a good cup of coffee. A recent, epic 4,000-mile road trip inspired her to write about building intentional family moments through the wonders of travel around town and across the U.S. on her blog, Mommy’s Minivan Monologues.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.comDeb is a Mommy to 3 and originally from Sonora- where Hill Country meets West Texas! Deb and her husband of 19 years have been raising their kids here in the DFW area. When her kids aren't keeping her busy, Deb is training for marathons. "I drag my family all over Texas and even across state lines for a race! I love the experience and the memories I am making with my family on each trip to the starting line." Deb is also an early childhood educator and an entrepreneur, running a mobile photo booth out of a restored 1960's vintage camper.Jennifer has been married to John for ~12 years and is mom to fraternal, twin boys, Jace and Jett (6). Originally from San Antonio, Jennifer graduated twice from UNT and has a M.S. in Criminal Justice. A work from home mom, Jennifer has been a Medicolegal Death Investigator for over a decade. Hobbies include binge watching superhero shows like Smallville, Gotham and The Flash and making cool, homemade costumes for her kids. Jennifer loves all things comic book related and adores horror and zombie films. Although she loves being a boymom, Jennifer can’t wait for girls' nights out or get out to Target by herself.Jessica and her husband, Alex, were born in raised in Oklahoma and moved to Dallas recently for Alex's pediatric residency. Most of Jessica's time is focused on her two beautiful children, Jackson (2015) and Camille (2017), along with a bit of freelance writing and volunteering at church. Amid the craziness of raising toddlers, there is always time for a Diet Coke and chocolate. You will frequently catch Jessica trying to find the best deal by researching the best products at affordable prices. When her husband does have a day off, spending the day outdoors is the perfect way for them to reconnect as a family.Joanna is a lifelong Dallas resident with part of her heart in New Orleans; which gave her a husband and similar priorities: Food, Family, & Faith - all important parts of her life as a mom of 2 spirited girls & 1 needy dog. She graduated from UTD with degrees in Child Learning and Development & Psychology, before becoming a public school teacher. She's now a stay-at-home mom who loves experimenting in the kitchen and exploring the local food (and beer) scene. Joanna is also involved in her church, loves a good workout, and diving into a good book (or reality TV show). You can find her on Instagram and on her blog: Cafe Du Martin.Katherine and her husband, Christopher, grew up in Dallas and met at SMU. They have been married 12 years. While working full time and pregnant with their curly-haired Little Man (February 2015), Katherine completed her Master’s Degree in Communication & Leadership at Gonzaga University. She loves dining in Dallas’ local restaurants; chips and salsa are her weakness! When she’s not running after her family or busy with church activities, you might find her working on a homemade craft or two. You can catch up with her on Instagram.Katie grew up in Dallas, went to SMU, and spent 10 post-college years in Austin, where she and her husband Mick welcomed Gemma in 2011 and Ryker in 2013. They all moved to central Fort Worth almost 4 years ago and have found it to be quite fun and a great place for kids. Katie is horrible at social media but will admit to a preference for her Twitter timeline these days. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. She's forever down to watch any show that's British, supernatural, or on The CW. If you can quote Death Becomes Her, Big Business, or the 1987 Shelley Long flop Hello Again, please get in touch because you are most certainly kindred spirits.Katy moved to Dallas May 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. Her favorite activities include running, making to-do lists that will never be accomplished, watching almost anything on Bravo, hanging out at local breweries and eating chips and queso.Kelly and her husband, Christopher, are a business owning couple in the Frisco area. Kelly handles the digital marketing from home while parenting her spunky daughter Hallie (June 2014), puppy dog Stella and running her own personal blog Happilyevermock.com. You can often find her baking cookies in the kitchen or working on crafts or DIY projects with a little help from Pinterest. Kelly is an avid reader. She enjoys perusing Target, lives on coffee and carbs, and in the rare incident she is alone, she is probably belting out Journey songs in her car! Follow along with Kelly on Instagram.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 almost 19 years and loves having the bed all to herself every third day when he’s at work. She is mom to 3 boys – Ethan (17), Chris (16) and Sam (14), and thinks she won the lottery of life in that deal. Kristi writes about family, faith, and things like that unfortunate home perm incident on KristiWalters.com.Liz is a mom to Miles (April 2014) and Laila (July 2016) and has been married to her husband, Daniel, for 6 years. She was born and raised in Dallas, leaving for about 8 years to receive her Psychology and Criminal Justice degree from Indiana University & Master's degree from National Louis-Chicago. She enjoys movie date nights with her hubby, vacationing at Target (sans kids), family fun days, Bachelor night with her girlfriends and hip hop class. And let's not forget her favorite pastime, overposting her fun-loving kids on Instagram.Mary was born and raised in Oak Cliff and just recently moved out to the quaint and quiet world of Red Oak. She married her college sweet-heart, Felipe, and they have 2 spunky girls, Natalia (March 2014) and Catalina (June 2016). She is a full-time creative communications director, a stay-at-home mama, and just recently launched a small crafting business. Mary loves to catch the best kid-friendly food spots and probably has the most insane dance battles in her living room with her tots. She also volunteers at Scottish Rite Hospital to spend time crafting with some of the hippest kids in town. Follow her silly adventures on Instagram!Mary-Emily lives in Trophy Club with her husband, Steve, 3-year-old daughter Adeline, and a baby girl due June 2018. Originally from San Antonio, she lived in Austin before moving to the Big D nearly 9 years ago. Chasing after Adeline is her full-time gig with a little freelance writing on the side. She considers herself the ultimate millennial mama, loves all things Target, and enjoys a good frozen margarita and Tex-Mex. Mary-Emily loves traveling and looks forward to tackling getaways with little ones in tow. She documents their fun and travels on her blog, Joy Forever, and shares everyday moments on Instagram.Megan is originally from Waco, TX (even before Chip & JoJo made it cool!) and moved to DFW with her husband Mark soon after graduation from Texas Tech University. Megan works as a Financial Advisor for a Texas-based financial firm in uptown Dallas, but her greatest work of all is being Mom to Wyatt (July 2015). Megan enjoys trying to be creative in her writing at www.ThePricePod.com and documenting the life of her family by penning personal letters to her son in a journal. The Prices love to travel, geocache in any places near or far, religiously watch Survivor, and spend time together cheering for the Red Raiders!Melody is an attorney & writer, wife to Ashkan, and mama to Theo (August 2016). After attending law school at UVA, Melody practiced litigation at a white-shoe law firm in NYC for several years. Since moving to Texas with her husband in 2015, she has loved embracing her new role as a mother! In her free time, Melody enjoys investigating the Dallas food and workout scenes, reading, discovering new music, connecting with fellow moms, and writing about her experiences on From City to Suburbia. You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @fromcitytosuburbia & @melodyellie!Nancy and her husband Sam live in Lakewood with their four children: Catherine (December 2010), Peter (June 2012), Elisabeth (September 2014), and Andrew (October 2017). A graduate of Duke University and Brigham Young University Law School, she now uses her best lawyer skills – negotiation, project management, advocacy, problem solving, motivational speaking, and systems analysis – in her roles as a mother of four and small business owner for Dallas's Tart Bakery. Her days are filled to the happy brim with meal planning, swim meets, music recitals, ballet classes, serving in her church, and pitching in at the bakery.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 in production. She and her husband came back to Dallas to be close to family when she was 32 weeks pregnant with twins! After living through a long list of difficult health problems, she founded a non-profit organization, Mommies In Need, which provides free childcare to parents temporarily disabled by illness or injury. She is now a mommy to twin 4-year-old girls, wife, President of Mommies In Need, and cancer survivor. You can read more about her adventures at www.mysupercrazylife.com.Born in Israel and raised on the East Coast, Nili studied opera and international relations. She lived the nomadic NYC artist life, moved abroad for her singing career, and has performed professionally on stages from Chicago Lyric Opera to NYCO to Oper Leipzig. Nili recently relocated to Dallas with her husband and 3 children (5, 2.5 and 3 mos.) after spending 7 years as an expat in Germany. Along-side her performance career, Nili works in PR and as a social media consultant in the arts. While on maternity leave with her 2nd child, she and her SIL wrote and designed Toddler Tales: My Very First Book of Memories and Friendship.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).Rori has lived in Farmers Branch her whole life. She met her husband Zach in college and they have two living children, Miles and Aurelia. She works part-time as an editorial consultant at a local college and serves as the social media director for a Dallas artist collective. She loves books, Target, coffee, subscription boxes, Netflix and snail mail. And she is trying to accept the fact that she will never catch up with the laundry. You can often find her on Instagram at @MadeByRori.