Co-Owner of Adore Them
Karissa & her husband are from Lititz, PA & have three children (Mady, Carter & Cohen). A couple years ago Karissa created the Proper Posie baby lounger & launched Life’s Phases, LLC. From that she founded the Lancaster Baby Shower event, the largest baby & young family expo in Central PA. Along the way, Karissa began blogging, & the idea for Adore Them was born. In late 2016, Karissa pitched the idea to Shari, & they brought the idea to life!
You can reach out to Karissa via:
— Available for speaking engagements, interviews, & other parenting-related projects. —
Co-Owner of Adore Them
Shari is a content creator & consultant living in Lititz, PA with her husband & two little boys (Matteo & Julian). She has been working from home in the world of digital marketing since 2010, & throughout that time has worked with a variety brands. Shari does freelance work, is the co-owner of Adore Them, runs @iLoveLititz that features her local town, & co-hosts the Push Pull Sales & Marketing podcast with her husband, Marcello.
You can reach out to Shari via:
— Available for speaking engagements, podcast interviews, & other parenting-related projects. —
We love having guest bloggers contribute to Adore Them. Together we collaborate on a variety of topics in order to bring our audience value, insight, & inspiration.
We are looking for individuals that would like to team up for additional collections over the upcoming months.
So, if you are passionate about a specific topic, or would like to get your message out to our audience, we want to hear from you!
Featured Contributor: Grant Langston
Grant Langston has been with eHarmony since its inception in August, 2000. He has influenced almost every aspect of the brand – from his early days as a writer to later years managing marketing, customer care, content, social media, and the trust and safety departments. A passionate advocate of eHarmony’s mission, Grant never misses an opportunity to speak about compatibility and its importance in a successful, long-term relationship.
Noha Waibsnaider is the founder of Peeled Snacks, a maker of organic fruit and vegetable snacks. Committed to organic, clean food, Peeled Snacks makes a variety of vegetable and fruit snacks available in Whole Foods, Target, Amazon.com and grocery stores. Learn more at www.peeledsnacks.com
Featured Contributor: Scott D. Grossman
Scott D. Grossman is a veteran New Jersey accident lawyer. When he isn’t lawyering, Scott can be found spending time with his family or weightlifting in his decked out basement home gym.
Featured Contributor: Lynn Perkins
Lynn is the Founder and CEO of UrbanSitter. With over 15 years of experience building and growing consumer Internet businesses, and a passion for connecting people with each other, she decided to unite babysitters and parents as her latest quest. Lynn is a graduate of Stanford University. She and her husband enjoy exploring San Francisco with their three adventurous boys.
You can learn more about UrbanSitter via:
Thinkbaby and Thinksport’s founder, Kevin Brodwick brought his interest in health and preventative medicine and his background in biotechnology together to form a company whose sole purpose is to create alternative products for little ones to adults.
Featured Contributor: Jess Robertson
Jess lives in Redlands, CA with her hubby and two boys. She is the owner of Honest Mama, which was born out of the desire to connect with mamas everywhere. You can follow her crazy and beautiful journey through motherhood on Instagram: @honestmama.co
Featured Contributor: Kim West, LCSW-C The Sleep Lady
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than 24 years. She is now the world’s foremost expert on child behavioral sleep and on a mission to help 1,000,000 families find sleep by 2020. With trained Gentle Sleep Coaches® (19 countries worldwide), free articles and guides, e-courses, and the bestselling book Good Night, Sleep Tight — tens of thousands of families from all over the world have found sleep again with The Sleep Lady’s gentle, proven sleep methods.
Featured Contributor: Dr. Paul Glat, M.D.
Dr. Glat is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon from the Philadelphia area. Dr. Glat attended medical school at New York University (NYU) where he also completed residency training in General and Plastic Surgery. He then moved to Philadelphia for a fellowship in Craniofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Glat then joined the faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine where he is a Professor of Surgery. He is also the Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital where he is the Director of the Burn Unit.
Featured Contributor: Samantha Rodman
Samantha Rodman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Maryland, and the founder of DrPsychMom.com. Dr. Rodman lives in Maryland with her husband, three kids, and a rescue dog and cat. She has written 52 Emails To Transform Your Marriage and How to Talk To Your Kids About Your Divorce. For therapy or consultation, contact her here.
Featured Contributor: Robin Fisher Roffer
Brand strategist and storyteller, Robin Fisher Roffer has provided the rocket fuel that has launched and evolved dozens of media brands all over the world such as A&E, Animal Planet, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery, FX, Hallmark Channel, History, Lifetime, MTV, and TNT. As Founder and CEO of Big Fish Marketing, Inc., she leads an award-winning creative team. Robin has also authored four books, including Make A Name For Yourself (now available on audible) and Your No-Fear Career, 2nd Edition.
Featured Contributor: Amber Floyd
My name is Amber, and I’m the owner of My Cherished Jewels! I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and have worked with families all my life and am currently serving new moms as a part-time labor and postpartum doula in addition to providing safety tattoos on Etsy!
Featured Contributor: Angie Englerth
I am Angie, a wife and mama to two sweet little boys! I’m a portrait photographer in Lancaster county capturing the journey to and through motherhood. I believe that women look the most gorgeous when pregnant and I want them to feel the same way about themselves. I also enjoy capturing little ones while they are still little.
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Featured Contributor: Erin Shebish
Featured Contributor: Alison Pidgeon, MA, LPC
Alison is a licensed professional counselor and the owner of Move Forward Counseling, a boutique private practice in Salunga, PA. Her group practice specializes in women’s issues and offers mental health counseling for children, teens and adults. In her free time Alison can be seen running after her two small children and cooking is her therapy.
Featured Contributor: Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD
Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, is the Founder of Mindful Return, a blog and e-course that helps mamas returning to work after maternity leave to feel present – both with their babies and in their careers. She is also the author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, which was published in April 2017. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two little redheaded boys and is a partner in the healthcare practice group at Dentons US LLP.
Featured Contributor: Lindsey Cover
Lindsey Cover is a work-at-home wife and mom of two young boys, Jadon and Owen. She blogs about affordable healthy living, money-saving methods, simple recipes, and more at SimpleSaverWife.com
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Featured Contributor: Fern Weis
Fern Weis is a Parent Coach and Family Recovery Coach. She helps parents of tweens, teens, and young adults who are going through difficult situations – from homework battles to addiction recovery – and all points in between. Fern works with parents to nurture the parent-child relationship, improve communication, and set firm and loving boundaries. Parents learn to confidently prepare their children to reach their potential and be successful through life’s challenges. Fern is regularly interviewed on Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life (WOR710 NYC), and is a contributor to Huffington Post and Ridgewood Moms.
Featured Contributor: Amy Collins, M.S Ed.
Amy Collins, founder of Create Clarity, offers workshops to help women clarify who they are, re-awaken their intuition and make a transformational shift to live a more vibrant life. Learning practical tools to become more mindful is empowering. Once learned, these tools last forever. Amy is a Mindful Living Instructor and a certified Creative Insight Journey Instructor.
Featured Contributor: Katie Strohecker
Katie Strohecker is an event planner in Lancaster, PA area with experience in planning private parties, vendor events, and fundraisers. She is a work-from-home-mom of two children, ages 5 and 2.
Featured Contributor: LauraJane Bethune
LauraJane Bethune is a 20-year-old blogger/writer from Aberdeen, Scotland. She is engaged, and a mum to a beautiful little daughter, Ella-Grace. She blogs about motherhood, anxiety, lifestyle and more. She is also a feature writer for BabyGaGa.com.
Featured Contributor: Lauren Wolf
Lauren recently graduated from High School and will attend University of Delaware in the fall. She enjoys traveling, running (very slowly), and finding a good deal at Marshall’s. Her love of celebrating life and creating traditions with her family, along with her passion for hand lettering and painting, lead her to start her own business, LettersByLew on Etsy. There, she has released “seasonal chalkboard bucket lists”, and has several other handmade products that will be featured on her website in the coming months.
Featured Contributor: Rhonda Moskowitz
With over 30 years experience as a parent coach, speaker, and educator, Rhonda shares her natural humor and genuine caring with parents. Her goal is to help moms and dad create the loving, life long connected relationship with their children that they dream of.
Featured Contributor: Anika Vassell
Anika Vassell is a Teen Behaviourist with over twenty years of experience and academic specialism with adolescent aged children and their families. Alongside the sale of books and courses for parents, Anika offers one-to-one mentoring for teens; coaching for parents and training in teen psychology for professionals who work with children & young people.
- Website: teen-behaviour.com/vlogs
- Facebook: @starburstess.co.uk
- Instagram: @anikavassell_teenbehaviourist
Featured Contributor: Nicole Kilgore
Nicole is a dental hygienist with over 17 years in the field. She is passionate about children’s dental health, and educating the public as to how it is linked to overall health. And it just so happens that her husband, Ken Kilgore, also shares an interest on keeping kids healthy and safe — he makes customized children’s beds to help a child transition from crib to big kids bed in a fun way.
Featured Contributor: Erin Lawler Patterson
Erin Lawler Patterson is a mom, high school addiction’s counselor, blogger, world traveller and author. As the Goodness Chick, her mission is in laying the groundwork for a healthy home addressing mental health, drug trends, addiction & providing parenting advice on raising teens.
Featured Contributor: Kathy McClure
Kathy and her husband were always asked about the FREE and cheap things they were discovering. They started sharing everything the knew on the Frugal Lancaster blog in 2010 and haven’t stopped since! They love to check out free petting zoos, free summer movies, and all the free christmas light shows during the holiday season—and their kids love the free splash pads, roller skating, bowling and ice hockey lessons they learn about in Lancaster County!
Karen Szabo is a part-time worker by day, toddler-mom by night, and blogger any time in between. She’s doing her best to keep her sanity by writing about being an anxious mom. She’s a contributor for The Mighty and has written for Sunshine Spoils Milk, Sammiches & Psych Meds, and Mamapedia.
Featured Contributor: Judith Madrid
I’m Judith, I’m from Columbus, OH, and mama to my perfect baby boy. I’m a coffee addict, wine enthusiast, book-worm, photographer, and lover of anything that takes me outside! I’ve started working alongside my best friend, Alexa, to create an online community (thriving mamas) for fellow moms to uplift and support one another!
Karen Bumbaugh is an Information Technology professional who enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two children, ages 1 and 5. Outside of her family and career, her passion is helping parents find places to have fun with their children. In 2014, she founded “Been There Done That with Kids” a website and blog that includes trip reports, tips, and ways to prepare for family outings.
Sharon Picone is the founder of Sleep Metro, an online review and informational site that provides savvy, no-nonsense tips for the best sleep possible that’s beneficial to both health and well-being. Through in-depth reviews, the site also guides readers to make informed decisions when choosing mattresses and bedding. Sharon lives in Florida with her husband and 5 beautiful cats.
Featured Contributor: Jill Lubin
Jill is a trained, non-practicing elementary school teacher and reading specialist. She works as a local childcare consultant (LCC) for Cultural Care Au Pair where she helps host families and au pairs share a meaningful time together; living together, providing childcare and sharing cultures. Jill lives in Lititz with her husband Jeff and her 3 sons Matt (10), Alex (7) and Josh (3).
You can reach Jill via:
- Website: http://jlubin.aupairnews.com
- Email: email@example.com
Featured Contributor: Kelly Lynch
Kelly is a wife and mother to three amazing young children, one who resides in Heaven. Kelly has battled 4 different types of cancer, and blogs on Sacred Mountain Press about her journey showing us how life’s lessons show up differently for all of us, yet we all seem to walk parallel paths. She is a Lancaster County native, and loves sharing her message about Random Acts of Kindness.
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Featured Contributor: Lauren B. Stevens
Lauren is a former publishing rep-turned-writer, whose work can be found on The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and Care.com, & more. She also finds time to freelance & contribute to books between chasing her precocious preschooler.
You can reach Lauren at:
Featured Contributor: Marianne Ryan
Marianne Ryan PT, OCS is a physical therapist and board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist. She is an award-winning author of the international best selling book, Baby Bod – Turn Flab to Fab in 12 Weeks Flat (available on Amazon), Clinical Director of MRPT Physical Therapy in New York City and a spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association Media Corps. With more than 30 years’ experience, she specializes in helping women reclaim their bodies after childbirth.
Featured Contributor: Michelle Stulberger
Michelle is the Director of Business Operations at littlebeam. littlebeam Nursing Pillow is the perfect way to get comfortable during breastfeeding. This easily portable pillow has a unique body hugging shape that doesn’t need straps or velcro. Developed by a lactation consultant, littlebeam can be used in any position. Plus, this compact, firm pillow has a 100% cotton, machine-washable cover. littlebeam is proud to support ALL families, no matter their feeding choices.
Featured Contributor: Tyler E. Johnson
Tyler E. Johnson is a mother and author of “The Bonafide Moms Spot”. She created the blog when she discovered she had unique creative writing capabilities that could help give a voice to everyday life in mom land. Tyler’s journey as mother is relatable, organic, uncut, and enthralling.
Featured Contributor: Sandra Noojin
Sandra Noojin is an educator, blogger, researcher, wife and mother. Read more of her work at sandrabasile.com
Featured Contributor: Michelle Brubaker
Michelle is a health and wellness enthusiast, specializing in essential oils. She loves empowering individuals and families in their journey to a healthier life. She lives in East Petersburg with her husband, Alex and children, Scarlett and Zavier.
You can reach out to Michelle via:
Featured Contributor: Julie Mathers
Julie is a certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, Co-Founder of On My Mat, and the founder of the “Love Your Selfie” project. This married mother of three lives in Millersville with her husband Jeremy, son Jackson, and twins Jemma and James.
You can reach out to Julie via:
Featured Contributor: Carey Martin Bender
Carey Bender is a wife, mom, & entrepreneur. She is a fashion lover & a fitness fanatic who is always looking for a DIY project, a perfect cup of coffee, & inspiration around every corner. Carey adores Lancaster County living, but is always dreaming up her next adventure.
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Featured Contributor: Liz Disterhoft, LICSW
Liz attended Bard College in New York & received her Masters in Social Work at Simmons College. She has worked in community health centers in Boston for the last eight years doing therapy with children, family, & adults. Liz uses a heartfelt & creative approach in her work, combining mindfulness techniques, trauma informed methods, & art. She is also a mom to two young children & enjoys painting, organic gardening, & hiking.
Featured Contributor: Rachael Wood
Rachael is the mother of three incredible girls and the owner of Komfy Couture. She is passionate about designing comfortable and fashionable clothing for children and making custom weighted blankets. She lives in Lititz, PA with her fiancé, Brian, and her daughters, Alison and Angie.
You can reach Rachael via:
Featured Contributor: Yi-Hsian Godfrey
Yi-Hsian (pronounced “E-Schwan”) is a mother of two elementary school-aged children. She also knows first hand that for people to fully lean into their professions and passions, they need to get their home life running as smoothly as possible. She is committed to helping families reclaim precious time by having the best support at home.
Catherine lives in Wilmington, DE with her husband, John, and 18 month old son, LJ. She is an Independent Consultant for Usborne Books & More. She is passionate about getting children engaged in purposeful reading and positively impacting children’s literacy.
You can reach out to Catherine via:
Featured Contributor: Autism Sparkles
I am a mom, special needs advocate, and public school teacher who believes a child’s value is so much greater than grades or numbers on a score card. In these last seventeen years navigating this autism journey with my son, I have learned that who my boy is… is exactly who he is meant to be. The reason I love, rather than fear, autism, is I see the bigger picture and how it has blessed us with a bigger view of life and a deeper appreciation and affection for different.
You can reach Autism Sparkles via:
Featured Contributor: Gene Zannetti
Co-founder of Z Winning Mindset, Gene Zannetti graduated with a Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has two masters degrees; one in Sport Psychology and the other in Clinical Psychology. Gene is a certified School Psychologist, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. His masters degree thesis (Perfectionism & Anxiety) has been published in the International Journal of Wrestling Sciences. Gene was a nationally ranked All-Ivy League wrestler at UPenn.
Featured Contributor: Angie Collins
Angie Collins is a Parent Coach at Empowered Parents Empowering Daughters. As a Parent Coach, she helps mothers and fathers discover their own strengths so that they feel empowered to face their parenting challenges with confidence. She is particularly interested in Girls Issues and Girl Empowerment. Angie has a BS in Elementary Education from Chaminade University, an MS in Education from Tufts University and has experience as an Elementary School Teacher and a Preschool Teacher Educator with the United States Peace Corps. She lives abroad with her husband and three tween daughters.
- Facebook: @ParentCoachAngie
Featured Contributor: Michael Wolf, MD
Michael Wolf, MD is a board-certified sports medicine pediatrician at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. He treats children with acute injuries, fractures, acute and chronic athletic-related pain, concussions, and non-operative pediatric orthopedic conditions.
Featured Contributor: Alexa Bigwarfe
Alexa Bigwarfe is a mother to 3 wildlings, author, publisher, writer-entrepreneur, and podcaster. Her writing career began after her infant daughter passed away at 2 days old. She has written and/or edited and self-published numerous books of her own and for other authors through her hybrid publishing company, Kat Biggie Press. She also helps other writers and small businesses with their books through her company Write.Publish.Sell.
Featured Contributor: Kathryn Hively
Though a Southerner at heart, Kathryn Hively lives with her husband and two young daughters in New Jersey. Her blog Just BE Parenting promotes non-judgmental parenting and celebrates families in all forms. Her work has also appeared in Scary Mommy, mom.me, Ravishly, and the Mighty, among others.
Kathy Radigan is a writer, blogger, social media addict, mom to three, wife to one and owner of a possessed appliance. She posts a weekly essay each Sunday on her blog, My Dishwasher’s Possessed! She is a regular contributor to HuffPost, and her work has been featured on, Scary Mommy, Yahoo, Thought Catalog, TODAY Parents, What the Flicka, as well as other online publications.
Featured Contributor: Samantha Olivier
Samantha has a B.Sc. in nutrition, and has spent two years working as a personal trainer. Since then, she has embarked on a mission to conquer the blogosphere. When not in the gym or on the track, you can find her at Ripped.me, or in a tea shop.
Rachel Stewart Johnson is a former lecturer in human development and a mother of three. Her writing has also appeared recently in Thrive Global and Elephant Journal, among others. Rachel received a Ph.D. in psychology, with a developmental psychology focus from Stanford University in 2000.
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