I wish I had all the time in the world to write about all the things I am passionate about, but I just can’t keep up. I will still be posting a couple of times a week, plus my Nourish & Love YouTube webshow, so don’t fret, I’m not going anywhere. P.S. if you are on my email newsletter list you are automatically entered into a monthly prize, so hop to it!
In addition to my regular posts, there will be some awesome new content from these very lovely ladies. I handpicked the most amazing team to help me out. I have dubbed myself Creative Director and each of these lovely ladies will be editors in their own niches. I think one of my favorite things about being an entrepreneur is creating something out of nothing. Owning a business is like making art in that way. Anyway, I hope you love them as much as I do.
Please take a moment to give a warm welcome to…
Haley is our Gardening Editor. She will write about urban gardening, vocational motherhood and anything else that strikes her fancy. She is a Mama that I met at the playground and library and instantly took a liking to her. We go to the same church and I am very inspired by her and everything she is into.
Haley Stewart is a Catholic wife and mother trying her best to nurture the bodies, minds, and souls of her two little ones and to teach them to love the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Having been unreasonably obsessed with Little House and the Prairie in childhood, she savors the bounty of her urban garden and front-yard chickens. Although her family has settled in the city, they aim for a natural agrarian lifestyle that Wendell Berry would approve of. Ballet teacher, blogger, coffee-drinker, medieval literature reader, and lover of all things Jane Austen, Evelyn Waugh, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and Flannery O’Connor, Haley muses about seasonal eating, books, motherhood, faith, the liturgical year, and her undying love for bacon at Carrots for Michaelmas. You can also find her on Facebook.
Becky Levitt is a friend that I have known since middle school. When I introduced her to the other writers, I said she was a hipster before they even had a word for it. She is way cooler than me. She is also pregnant with her first child. She is henceforth dubbed our Pregnancy Editor and will be chronicling her pregnancy and other fun experiences.
I met Lisa Waszkiewicz, at the Blissdom blogging conference. We did not talk very long, but later I fell in love with her quick wit and writing style while devouring her blog one night. I am beyond thrilled that she will be our Parenting Editor and her talent will be featured here.
Lisa is known about the intranets as Franny Bolsa, is the mother of a feisty teenager, and is about to turn the corner on 40. She tells stories to keep the voices in her head from getting her into trouble. She talks to plants, ignores recipes and cooks by intuition (not always successfully), and generally makes her way through life on sarcasm and daydreams. You can also find her on Facebook.
Cassandra is my first official online friend. I e-met her through my blog and I am so grateful to have met her. We had similar breastfeeding struggles and we are both very into Real Food. She became my blog assistant back in January and recently became my ad manager. She also happens to be a fantastic writer and she is a vault of knowledge on all things Weston A. Price and nutrition research. I tend to say things like, “Um, because I said so,” but she actually backs things up with quotes and references to research articles. She is good to have around. She will be our Real Food Editor.
Cassandra became fascinated with nutrition after her breastfeeding problems lit a fire under her butt to actually figure out the health problems that had plagued her since childhood; mainstream medicine was no longer simply failing her, but it was now failing her daughter. While her lifelong passion for writing blossomed anew in the era of blogging, aiding in reaching new levels of self-realization as a wife and mother in the world of natural living, Cassandra has also worked tirelessly to overcome the many obstacles that have stood in the way of achieving a healthy, happy life for her family. She now shares the knowledge she has gained to help other families find their own health and happiness. You can also find her blogging at Metaphysical Mama.
Rounding out the writers is Lauren. She is one of my BFF’s with a capital BFF. She will be our DIY and Fashion Editor. She puts the smack down on Martha Stewart with her baking and DIY skills. She is a tad self conscious and very, very funny as you will see in a second when you read her bio that she wrote about herself. Can’t wait to show you her projects and fashion tips. She also blogs at Simply Inspired Mama.
Lauren is an overweight, overspending, spoiled, stay-at-home mom to a hitting, picky-eater, almost three year old son. She is a mediocre baker and moderate photographer. But she is thrilled to be a part of this amazing blog, thanks in advance for reading my posts and to Stephanie for putting up with my nonsense and believing in me.
Leslee Boldman enjoys working and talking with mamas and mamas-to-be about all things baby. She also loves reading, writing, and puzzles, and editing is the perfect blend of these. Leslee is a DONA certified birth doula, certified lactation consultant and owner of Bold Birth Doula Services, and Co-President of the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op. She is called Mama by Sarah Beth, almost two, and has been married for nearly a decade to Dan, her high school sweetheart. You can check out more about her on her website: www.BoldBirth.com