Ashlee Gadd is a wife, mother, self-taught writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. When she’s not dancing in the kitchen with her two boys, Ashlee loves curling up with a good book, lounging in the sunshine, and making friends on the Internet. She loves writing about everything from motherhood and marriage to friendship and faith. Running Coffee + Crumbs is her dream job, x 100.

 

Anna Jordan is a writer, adjunct professor, and procrastinator of laundry living in Santa Barbara, CA with her husband Kiah and her three wild children. She attempts to maintain her sanity by reading, running, practicing yoga, and drinking too much coffee.

 

Anna Quinlan is a full time freelance writer and copywriter living in Sacramento, CA with her husband and two boys. In 2010 she left a career in medical sales for a two year stint as a stay-at-home-mom, during which she adopted her younger son through the foster system. Anna believes that stories bring people together, working up a sweat can cure almost anything, and time outside is never wasted. 

 

April Hoss is a wife, mom, and study in contradictions. She prefers hamburgers with champagne, enjoys Twilight and Tolstoy, and dreams of Bakersfield and Paris, France. April works part time for a non-profit, part time chasing German Shepherds, and lots of time spinning stories into a novel. Her favorite storyteller is Jesus, followed by Stephen King, naturally.

 

Callie Feyen lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, Jesse, and their two daughters, Hadley and Harper. She is a contributing writer for Relief Journal, and Makes You Mom. Her writing has been featured in Altarwork, Good Letters, and Tweetspeak Poetry, and she is a LTYM DC 2014 cast member. Callie's first book, a memoir, is forthcoming through TS Poetry Press.

 

Jennifer Batchelor is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. She’s the wife of the most patient man ever and a mom of two. She openly admits to being the messiest member of her household but makes up for it with baked goods. You can read more of her musings on motherhood, marriage and the space for grace at That Batchelor Life.

 

Lesley Miller lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband and three children. Lesley loves the beach (with a good book), date nights (with a strong Moscow Mule) and skiing (preferably on a sunny day). She hopes that her experiences and words will be an encouragement to others, and reminder they are known and loved.

 

Katie Blackburn lives in a little corner of the Pacific Northwest and is a teacher, writer, dreamer, and reader.  She had three kids in three years, which makes her a tired mama saved by grace and cold brew coffee. She writes about motherhood, friendship, justice, community, and finding Jesus in all of it at Just Enough Brave.

 

Melanie Dale is a minivan mama and total weirdo who stinks at small talk. Her laugh is a combination honk-snort, and it’s so bad that people have moved away from her in the movie theater. She adores sci-fi and superheroes and is terrified of Pinterest. Author of Women Are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends and It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose, she’s also a panelist for MomsEveryday TV, an advocate for Children’s HopeChest, and a speaker for churches, conferences, and events across the country. Living in the Atlanta area, she enjoys recording her podcast, Lighten Up with Melanie Dale, blogging at Unexpected.org, and raising her three kids from three different continents.

 

N'tima Preusser is a 24-year-old mama to two wild grown daughters born on the same August day, two years apart. She's is married to and obnoxiously in love with the boy who gave her butterflies as a freshman in high school. Together they live near the mountains of beautiful Tokyo City. She is never punctual, and always anxious. Writing is her medicine. Writing makes her pay attention. Writing makes her live better.

 

Sonya Spillmann lives in the DC area with her husband and four kids. She's a critical care nurse by training and a writer at heart. She is a motherless mother who believes in the power of hard questions and honest answers. (She also believes in the power of red lipstick, a good laugh, and Jesus.) She started her blog, Spilling Over, after being cast in DC's LTYM 2015 show.

 

Sarah lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Colson, and infant twins, Isabel and Elijah. Originally a Jersey girl, she has reluctantly learned to pump her own gas and root for the Bears (but will always stay true to the Yankees). She's passionate about Jesus, whiskey cocktails and all things food and family. Read more from Sarah at The Homemade Haus.

 

Leslie Tresher is a wife and a mother to a little girl with the biggest brown curls. Together they live near the beach in Aptos, CA. In 2016 she started a digital and social media consulting business (with a side of photography) and has been attempting to balance business and motherhood ever since.

You can check out her photography at www.lealietresherphoto.com