Atlanta Area Moms Blog is fortunate to have a diversity of voices and motherhood perspectives. Contributing to that collective voice is also the valuable writings from our past contributors. The following writers have contributed to our site and we are thankful to them for their support and contributions!
Alicia is a blogger, writer and mental health awareness advocate who works full-time as a legal assistant. She was born and raised in New Haven, CT and at age 18 became a mother to a beautiful baby girl. This prompted her to seek new opportunities and move to Philadelphia, PA where she lived for 10 years. During her time in Philly, she met the love of her life and now husband Jared in 2005. They went on to have a son in 2008 and were wed the following year in 2009. In 2014 they decided they wanted to have a new lease on life and moved 800 miles away to Stone Mountain, GA where they have lived for the last 2 years. In her time here in GA, Alicia has enjoyed exploring Atlanta and all it has to offer. In her free time (when she can manage that), she enjoys blogging, spending time doing arts and crafts with her children, dating her husband, writing poetry and amateur photography. Her motto on life? Take it one day at a time!Ashley is a television reporter and network news producer turned part-time journalist and full-time (S)Mom to Andrew (15), Elizabeth (14), Spencer (8), and Mom to Graham (Almost a year and counting!). Instead of chasing storms, booking major interviews with serial killers, and breaking news, she is now chasing after allergy free food in Atlanta, booking activities for the four kids, and hopefully NOT breaking the wine glasses…because let’s be honest, most of us mommies need those! She still works part-time as a reporter and a freelance producer for 20/20. After graduating from Harvard College then living in New York while attending Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and working for ABC, Ashley is thrilled to be back in her native southland. She lives with her husband and best friend, Chris, and the kiddos in East Cobb, where she loves long runs, thick books, and big glasses of wine or champagne, best enjoyed on a porch.In 2001, Beth began teaching. Beth loved being an educator. Now that she’s a parent, She loves being a mom. Beth thrives on staying motivated and is confident her experience with education can inspire. Her goal is to help us all (including herself) find the balance between preschool education, and keep preschoolers busy. – Because we all know, mom needs a minute too! Join her as she merges motherhood with preschool education, fitness, and a hint of design at Days with Grey.Jane lives in Buckhead and enjoys gardening, cooking, writing, running, and exploring the outdoors with her two school-aged children. She loves writing about the adventure of traveling with kids as a single parent.Jasmin is a SAHM, freelance photographer, and blogger at Life with the Crazy Crums. She and her husband, Evan, moved to the Atlanta area just over a year ago from a small town in Middle Georgia, and city life has been a pleasant transition. They have one son, Liam, and though he has been an extremely easy baby, she’s convinced that she’s done having babies…we shall see how that plays out. She considers herself a major foodie and enjoys discovering eats and treats (and the occasional margarita) all around the metro. The rest of her time is spent keeping her rambunctious Liam busy. Her life is in a perpetual state of “trying to tire him out for a nap”.Katie Lantukh lives in Sandy Springs with her husband, 16-month-old daughter and menace of a labradoodle. She does freelance marketing and PR during mother's morning out and naptime. She enjoys road trips, reading, brainwashing her daughter into enjoying reading, and exploring parks with her family.Lauren is a full time stay at home hybrid homeschooling mom to 3 boys: Carson (6), Mason (4), and Branson (1). Raised in Tampa, FL, Lauren moved to the Atlanta area in 2006 and married her husband Derek in 2007. For the last 2 1/2 years, she has run an at home Rodan+Fields direct sales business. In her free time, Lauren loves to travel all over the Southeast with her family. Among their favorites are the beach and Disney World. In the Atlanta area, they enjoy checking out local restaurants, parks, shows and festivals as well as participating in local children’s charities and events.Nekeidra “Niki” Taylor is a mom of three – two boys and a little girl. In her “free time,” she enjoys blogging, traveling, catching up on magazines, and exercising. This mama is also a work at home mom, where she owns a public relations and events planning company and co-owns a barber shop with her husband in East Point. Most days you can catch her with at least one of her kids at the grocery store, the dry cleaners, or most important, Starbucks. You can also follow all of her shenanigans on suntaylor.com…because the sun always comes out after the rain!Sarah was raised in Florida (Go Gators!) but now considers herself a true southerner, having been in Atlanta since 2000. She works as a lawyer, and will continue to do so until her law school loans are paid off (so basically, forever). Sarah met her husband Travis while playing on the same flag football team, and they have been together since the first date. They have three girls, Finley (2011), June (2013) and the biggest and best surprise of their lives, Cora (2015). Sarah lives in East Atlanta and enjoys listening to podcasts while running through local parks, trying new restaurants, drinking wine with friends, and spending summer weekends at Lake Hartwell.Shannon is a thirty-something mom of two young girls (“A” and “E”) who has been married to her husband, Todd, since 2009. After spending most of her life in Tampa, FL, Shannon and Todd moved to the Atlanta area in the summer of 2011 and settled in Rockdale County. “A” was born in the fall of 2012 and “E” was born two years later, in the fall of 2014. After nearly a decade of working as a Human Resources professional, Shannon recently decided to put her career on hold to spend more time with her family. She hasn’t had “free time” in years so she isn’t really sure what she likes to do anymore but she’s looking forward to figuring it out. Shannon blogs about motherhood, affordable style, beauty, kid stuff, and everything in between at Mom Without Labels. She also spends way too much time on Instagram.