Tanya Clark is a mother, teacher and writer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. An avid traveler with a taste for adventure and culture, she has lived in Italy and Japan and has visited regions in Southeast Asia and Europe. When she’s at home with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, and newborn son, she’s often in the kitchen poring over a new recipe or having the occasional dance party in the living room.
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
I wanna make you laugh and cook you dinner. Come over for homemade pizza or pasta (or maybe pizta), and we’ll swap stories about what fills our soul and touches our heart. Some 90’s rap (Nelly or Usher) will play in the background, and my man will keep your wineglass glowing red. I’ll share about my journey to become a mother (#thestrugglewasreal) and how I’m on a mission to make my newborn laugh every day (#thesnuggleisreal). If we can’t meet at 7 p.m., let’s swap stories via social media. So tell me: My kitchen or yours? Your blog or mine?
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!)
Sam Dobson is a published writer, blogger and professional dog rescuer who lives in San Clemente, California with her husband, Blake, and four dogs. Already an expert canine mom, Sam is about to embark on a whole other level of motherhood with the birth of her first (human) child in October 2016. Aside from preparing the pack for the new addition, Sam spends her free time curled up with a good book or hiking with her dogs.
My name is Lauren, and I am boo’d up for life with my favorite person, Matt. We live in Atlanta, where I work as a marketing professional and content writer. Right now it’s just the two of us, but we are expecting a mini-me come June 2016. Neither of us can truly fathom what life will be like post-delivery, but 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. I am still navigating the process of becoming “maternal” but count the hours until I get to meet this little girl.
Stay up-to-date with my journey by following me on Instagram and adding me on Facebook! You can eventually meet (the new) Queen B when she makes her debut. What’s her name? You have to keep reading to find out! Thanks for sharing in this incredible milestone with me!