Hey, momma! We just want to let you know that while you're in our space, you might find differences of opinions and beliefs expressed among the various writers and even within the team. That's okay by us! We hope you'll stay awhile and tell us your story, too.
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, The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet, was published in February 2017.
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.
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.
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.
You can listen in to Sonya and Abbie on the Exhale podcast every month.
Sarah is a writer, food photographer, and omnivore living in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three young kids. She writes about faith, creativity, motherhood, and anything having to do with food. When she's not chasing her kiddos, you can usually find her sitting on the floor with a mug of coffee in hand, immersed in a pile of cookbooks. Find more of her writing and recipes at sarahjhauser.com.
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.
Kayla Craig is a full-time journalist turned work-at-home mom to four young kids via birth and adoption. She'll always find room for one more new friend at the table or old book on the shelf. Kayla and her husband chase their children around Des Moines, Iowa, leaving trails of crushed Cheerios wherever they go. Kayla works with local moms as project coordinator for Des Moines Moms Blog and twice a month, she trades her keyboard for a mic as a co-host for Upside Down Podcast.
Lottie Caiella is a freelance graphic designer, wife of five years, mama-to-be, and brownie sundae enthusiast living in upstate NY. She is inspired by the smell of pine, the sight of mountains, the humor of her dog, the essence of Meryl Streep, the palette of August wildflowers, and the method of making coffee. In another life (or maybe this one, but probably not), she’d love learn the skills to be an architect, flower farmer, a national park ranger, and or a comedy writer.
Abbigail Kriebs calls Inkwells & Images her online home, where she writes about and photographs her everyday life as a word-lover, book-reader, and work-at-home mom. She and her family live in the middle of the woods on a road that goes nowhere, but it’s not too far from Madison, Wisconsin. Abbie is one half of the Chasing Creative podcast, eats waffles in quantities that would make Leslie Knope proud, and has a serious crush on Midwestern autumns.
Join us at Exhale to hear more about how she weaves together motherhood with creativity.
Indiana Adams used to be an actor and a fashion blogger, but now her acting skills are relegated to using scary voices when she reads aloud to her three little kids and she regularly wear yoga pants despite not practicing yoga. Living outside Atlanta with her kiddos, including a long-term exchange student, and her college sweetheart turned husband, Indiana has fully embraced her role as a minivan-driving, suburban soccer mom. She bakes a mean apple pie, can't shake a La Croix addiction, and unapologetically wears overalls often. She loves turning strangers into friends and has lots of funny stories to tell. She writes about family life and style and what it means to live out the gospel on her lighthearted blog IndianaElsewhere.com.