Meet A Mom
Anyone else get a bit overwhelmed or maybe just skip back-to-school shopping altogether this year? We’re right there with you, and that’s why we’re partnering with Rockets of Awesome, a mom-founded kids brand that allows you to shop through a subscription service (customized to your child) or simply make a la carte purchases online. All of the clothes are super fun, as unique as our kids, and not cheesy at all. Between the convenience factor and the quality and selection, we love it, and think you will, too. We spoke to Rockets of Awesome Founder and CEO Rachael Blumenthal about her amazing brand, back-to-school picks, being a dual-entrepreneur family (her husband founded Warby Parker) and more.
Anyone else feel like staying hydrated is a constant battle? Especially as we head into summer, increasing your water intake is so crucial to your health. But if you’re not great about drinking water (hello, coffee and wine!) you should definitely try our newest obsession—Flow Alkaline Spring Water. Launched in 2015 by Tammy Eckenswiller and her husband Nicholas Reichenbach, this game-changing H20 takes hydration to the next level.
We are thrilled to have you all meet Mandy Lane, she is basically a sister from another mister and we are so excited to share her Interior Design business, Lane Home Design. We could not recommend her services more, if you are looking for someone with amazing style and precision she is your girl! Learn a little bit more about Mandy below:
Meet the mama’s behind Two Board Moms: Nia and Devon, sisters-in-law who love to create charcuterie boards, party spreads and dinner platters, with a focus on healthy and whole ingredients, for our family and friends.
We are so excited to introduce you to Lauren Stack today! Most of you may already be familiar with her beautiful, swoon-worthy Instagram feed featuring an incredibly stylish family, gorgeous home and party decor that anyone would want to be invited to, and an all around positive + fun space that keeps you coming back for more! After following Lauren and her eye for design, fashion, and events for some time we just knew we had to get to know Lauren more and share that with you! Make sure you follow Lauren at @laurstack to see what we are talking about!
Today we are introducing you to the insanely talented and adorable, Kira Sauer from Domaine Design! Kira has an eye for all things design, decor + fashion! Kira is currently building a custom home in Frisco and takes her followers on her journey of designing the home, where she gets inspiration from, and also all things decor as she goes along. Kira also has the dreamiest house on 30A Beach in Florida that she also treats her followers to, whether it be through her stories or even a giveaway once in a while! If you aren’t already following Kira, make sure you do, you can find her at @domainedesign!
Recently, Bre Haizlip (“Dr. Bre”) gave an end of year motivational Zoom talk to the moms of The Local Moms Network. We all loved her down-to-earth advice and her commit to helping woman. For this week’s Meet a Mom interview, we spoke to Dr. Bre about her counseling and teaching career, her activism, some of her favorite mantras, and more.
Tell us a little bit about you! I am an Interior Designer. Coming from a modest background and being the youngest of four girls, I learned very quickly how to turn trash into treasure. I discovered garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores were full of priceless pieces that would make any room tell a story and feel unique. I took this early knowledge and refined it with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and became a Registered Interior Designer with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. That accompanied with 14 years of industry experience in commercial, corporate, retail and residential design has molded me into the designer I am today.
We are here to perfect our small Thanksgiving For Two game plan! For many reasons, throughout the years, my husband and I have been alone for the holidays. We lived far away from home, plus my husband’s parents are split between the two coasts! Not to ever forget the holidays I had to miss traveling due to being pregnant or with a newborn. Cooking for two is my specialty. I’ve been writing this blog called Dessert for Two for 10 years, and I have written 4 cookbooks all about cooking for two. You have come to the right place for your small Thanksgiving dinner ideas!
Kathryn Richardson is the founder of YearCheer, a holiday subscription box that each month contains the items that help busy families decorate, connect, and celebrate holidays throughout the year. Designed for kids age three to tween, YearCheer boxes come with easy decorations, fun activities, games and different surprises each holiday. She calls it “every mom’s secret weapon for creating holiday magic.”
I am SO excited to be joining Frisco Area Moms! Since becoming a mom four years ago, I wanted to be a part of a community of incredible, strong, and supportive moms and I have definitely found that group within Frisco Area Moms! The community that supports FAM is wonderful and I can’t wait to share this journey of mommyhood with each and every one of you! I am looking forward to meeting as many moms in our community as possible and making new friends along the way!
There are as many ways to homeschool as there are ways to raise children. Find the freedom to unashamedly do what works for you. That being said, here are a few steps I would recommend for getting started and a few resources to help you along your way.
As moms, pregnancy and childbirth is a magical and also, complicated time. We look forward to meeting our child, but also want to be sure we’re making the best decisions, along with our healthcare provider, to get them here as safely as possible. Black moms (as well as American Indian and Alaskan Native) also face a greater risk for themselves; they are 2 to 3 times as likely to die from pregnancy related causes as white moms. In an effort to understand this important issue, we reached out to one of the top experts on this subject, Dr. Alicia D. Bonaparte, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College and co-editor of the anthology, Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth.
Where do we go from here? What’s the solution? Why did it take this particular moment in time for everyone to wake up? Did the [COVID-19] pandemic and our lack of movement or distractions result in forcing everyone to pay attention to what we have been screaming for 400 years? As someone who’s a master of my emotions and knows for the most part how to re-center and refocus this week—my emotions have been out of control. I am mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually exhausted.
We are so excited to introduce you to Heather Twedell this week.
Heather is a wife, a mom of two and Licensed Psychologist/Consultant and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
Mommas we are so excited to introduce you to our meet a mom feature this week!
Her name is Dr Alison Hsu and she’s a pediatrician at Starside Pediatrics in Frisco.
We are so excited to feature this amazing Momma today – Jennifer Whitley. Jennifer is the co-owner of Re:Gen Pilates and from the moment you meet her – you will absolutely love her!
Meet Alexis Jackson. She’s the Director of Economic Development for the City of Celina – which you all know that we absolutely adore. She’s also just a gem of a person.
When you first walk into UP Inspired Kitchen, it feels like a ray of sunshine or a breath of fresh air and that is exactly what it feels like when you meet the creator, Rae.
We are thrilled to introduce you all to Alycia Trotter, the mastermind behind A Joyful Mess Art Studio in Prosper! She is a true JOY! We love the space she has created, to encourage kids to explore their creative side.