Meet our newest contributors!
Interested in writing something for the page? Send submissions to melissalfenton(@)gmail.com with “submission” in the subject line. Submissions and guest posts are not compensated, and you retain the full rights to your work.
Debbie Bechtel is a Happily Married Mom with 2 AMAZING KIDS! She’s a very proud 5th Generation Floridian. A few of her favorite things include watching her kids pursue their passions: football, baseball and all-star cheer, GATOR FOOTBALL, cooking & anything on the FOOD NETWORK, traveling, writing, listening to podcasts, giving compliments and positivity! BK (Before Kids) she was a successful TV Journalist, worked for FOX News, CBS & SNN. She has a degree in Journalism from the University of Florida and paid her way through school by working 3 jobs (all at the same time): bartending at THE SWAMP, the bakery at Albertson’s and Student Financial Aid. Check out her blog at MY KIDS STOLE MY BRAIN, follow her on Instagram or find her on Facebook.
Heather Reid is a writer, freelance editor, essayist and avid home cook with a particular passion for baking bread. She has a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has worked as a newspaper editor and advertising executive with a specialty in digital marketing. Her work has appeared in various parenting magazines and a collection of her essays can be found at www.heatherreidwrites.com. Most importantly, she’s the proud mother of two precocious and hilarious little boys who keep her ninja skills on point. Find her on Facebook at facebook.com/heatherreidwrites.
Erica Russo has served in the military for 16 years. She is also a proud military spouse, mother of two, third-term PTA president, wishful gardener, and terrible housekeeper. Erica spent most of ninth-grade biology guessing song titles with 4BoysMother and hopes her children will be more conscientious students.
Gretchen Koehne is a stay/work at home wife and mom of 2 little boys. She enjoys spending time with family and friends at home and at the lake. She likes to help moms feel good about themselves and would love to see the end of mom-on-mom shaming. The kids aren’t the only ones who need a village! Find her on Facebook!
Jennifer Thompson is a stay-at-home mom of four sweet and sometimes a bit wild children. Like most parents, her life is spent managing the chaos to the best of her ability – some days are more successful than others. Recently relocated from Indianapolis to Nashville, she and her family are on the hunt for the best hot chicken in town. Life is full of ups and downs, and she hopes the words she writes will be a source of encouragement.
Jennifer enjoys writing about her parenting experience and life observations as a freelance writer, and keeps a personal blog at www.trulyyoursjen.com, where she has fun writing when time permits. You can find her on Twitter and follow her on Facebook
Marissa Glover teaches and writes in central Florida and shares her thoughts more than necessary, which she considers a form of charitable giving. If it counted as a tax deduction, she’d be rich. Her work has appeared in various places including Blunt Moms and The Opiate and on her parents’ refrigerator. Find her on Facebook.
Rhianon is a stay at home mom of four young boys who loves picking up other moms at the park. She would rather have no coffee than bad coffee, makes a mean pesto and believes that there are amazing moms hiding below every topknot and underneath twice-worn shirts. Who runs the world? Moms! She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and their Wolfpack. You can find her blog at www.brooklynboymom.com, and follow along with her daily adventures on Facebook and Instagram.