We often struggle with knowing what to do or say when a loved one is going through a tough time, and when it is our own family facing those struggles we often feel alone and secluded. Our goal with this collection is to bring you personal stories that let you know that you are not alone as well as resources to help others who may need your support!
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KARISSA TUNIS is the co-owner of both the parenting website Adore Them and the family event company Milestone Family Expos. Through these ventures she is able to share inspiring, heartfelt insight with large audiences within local communities and across the country! Her knack for all-things-organization allows her to balance content creation, brand partnerships, and event planning without losing sight of what she wants for her own family. Despite her busy schedule, Karissa also makes it a priority to spend quality time with her husband and three children. You will often find her volunteering at her children’s schools, cheering them on from the soccer sidelines, or enjoying the great sites of Charleston, SC with her family.
SHARI MEDINI is the co-owner of both the parenting website Adore Them. She quit her job to stay home with her first son back in 2010 and was able to successfully navigate the freelance world while building skills and establishing connections. Her experience includes working as a marketing strategist and writer on multi-million dollar capital campaigns, website redesigns, advertising campaigns, and book launches. Shari’s parenting articles have been published in dozens of publications; and she enjoys doing speaking engagements at various local, regional, and national conferences. When she’s not on her laptop, Shari can be found spending quality time with her husband and two sons exploring their hometown of Lancaster County, PA
Featured Contributor: Alexa BigwarfeAlexa 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: Pamela RineerPamela Rineer lives in Lititz, PA with her husband, two boys, and very large goldendoodle. With a love of real estate, design, and money management she began rennovating their homes on a budget. Now, settling into their fifth house, she shares simple DIY’s for all things home.
Featured Contributor: Kathryn HivelyThough 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.
Featured Contributor: Katerina ZepposKaterina is a wife, mom of two young children, and founder of Katerina's Finest which imports only the finest quality olives and olive oil from a small collective in southern Greece. They believe that this region grows the finest and most flavorful olives anywhere in the world! To finish out their line of products, they also produce their own Dressings & Vinaigrettes with a special Greek blend.