I’m Alexandra, a first-time mom and full-time marketing professional at a funky tech startup. I live in Atlanta with my baby daddy, Bill, our daughter, Lily, and two crazy dogs.
When I’m not washing off binkies or making moves in the startup scene, you can probably find me attending some sort of fad exercise class or spending time outdoors with my family. Learning how to balance motherhood and a career can be challenging at times, but luckily for me, I’ve always been great at multitasking!
Anna Thornley is a Jersey Girl living in the Wild West with her husband, their three children (with another one on the way) and two dogs. She works full-time outside of the home and is generally frantic in her attempts to keep everyone (and everything) moving in the right direction. Her house is a mess, but everyone in it is happy and loved—so she
considers it a success. Sarcasm and a generally bad attitude guide through most days. Anna is still trying to come to terms with the fact that her family expects to eat dinner every single night.
Follow Anna on Twitter to keep up with all her family’s antics: @rudeytudeymama
My name is Lauren, and I am boo’d up for life with my favorite person, Matt. We live in Atlanta with my mini-me, Bellamy. For now, you can find me planning a million luxury vacations and searching for our first home! (Babies and studio lofts don’t mix for very long.) I love to cook when I keep up with regular grocery shopping, nosh at our favorite restaurants when I don’t, and sweat it out at Orange Theory Midtown.
Ryan Darcy is a husband as well as a former stay-at-home dad to his 1-and-a-half- and 4-and-a-half-year-old sons. In September 2015, he went back to work but still maintains a level of stay-at-home dadding—because his “work day” is over at 1 in the afternoon. He and his wife are expecting Baby No. 3 in April 2016, but even after raising two boys, the nerves are still there anticipating No. 3. He also enjoys cooking, music, being outdoors as much as possible, and suffering as a long-time Raiders fan. (They’re on the upswing, though!)
I’m Ginny Butler, a mother of three (soon to be four) living in the Salt Lake City area. I love being a mom and seeing the world through my children’s eyes. If you ever ask me how I’m feeling, my honest answer most days will be, “Tired!” But that doesn’t stop me from enjoying the beautiful outdoors here in the mountain west, taking trips whenever I get the chance, and planning little bits of fun into each day.
I’ve also had the honor of writing for P&N since 2008—best work family ever, and I still miss getting to see them all on the regular!
I’m Liz, an early childhood educator turned stay-at-home mama to a sassy toddler with another sweet babe on the way, family and lifestyle blogger, and wife to a creative genius. We live in sunny Southern California where we are always on the hunt for our next great family adventure. Currently we’re focused on the adventure of planning for life with two kids under the age of 2.