Alexandra L
Alexandra is married to Matt with 3 kids, Anna 9, George 7, and Catherine 4. Alexandra is originally from St. Louis but spent the past 15 years in New York City and Darien, CT. She is happy to be back in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. Before having kids she worked in the luxury goods/bridal business. Since 2007 she has been a happy homemaker and stay at home mom for her husband and kids.
Allison S
Allison is referred to as Al, Alli, MOOOOOOOM!, and Mrs. S. She is the mother of one beautiful, wild, strong-willed toddler girl, a freelance writer, and a substitute teacher. She grew up in the same town as her husband, Woodbridge, NJ, eventually happily relocating closer to the beach by moving to Manahawkin, NJ. When she is not spending her time in the classroom or at home writing articles, she enjoys walking the shore line hunting for sea glass, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and spending time with her daughter, husband, and dog. Allison has gone from FT Working Mom (returning from maternity leave when her daughter was 4 months), to SAHM, to PT working mom. She firmly believes of all the jobs she has had in her life, motherhood is the hardest yet most rewarding job thus far.
Amy D
Amy is married to Dan with two children, Claire is 4 years old, Lyla is 2, and another baby is on the way! Of course, Amy is a coffee addict, but she is also an author, blogger, runner and a self-proclaimed "hot mess" (we beg to differ!). Her most important role now is stay-at-home mom to her growing family. She currently resides in Bradenton but will soon swap in the Florida sun for wind and snow of Chicago, Illinois.
Amy S
Amy is a writer, mom, and southerner lost in the suburbs of Chicago. She has also worked for several large non-profit organizations. Amy is married to her hunky pilot husband, and they have two sons, Graham and Hudson. Graham is a hilarious, talkative, three and half year old. After a strong fight with congenital heart disease, Hudson passed away at eight months old in March of 2016. Amy is also in the process of growing her family through adoption. You can find Amy wrestling with God and motherhood on her blog at
Andrea M
Andrea Montalbano (aka “Andy” to her mom friends) is the voice and author of the Soccer Sisters. She grew up playing soccer in Miami, Florida, and went on to play in college. She’s too modest to say so, but her pals know she was quite the star.
Anika Lani
Anika Lani is a mom and writer proud to call Brooklyn, New York home for most of her life. She recently developed an interest in digital content marketing. After two years of study she is a digital community mentor for an online education company. She has worked as a Project Coordinator and freelance writer for the past ten years with a focus on contemporary art along with fashion and beauty. Her passions though, will always be raising her 17 year old son and writing science fiction set in New York City. She has been published in magazines, blogs and Columbia University's Journal of Literature and Art. ​​She believes all moms deserve to see themselves not only as capable but beautiful in the mirror as well. She hopes working with Smart Mamas she can spread this message far and wide!
Arianne B
Arianne Brown is a mother of seven young children who loves hearing and sharing stories. For more of her writings, search “A Mother’s Write” on Facebook. She can be contacted at Twitter: A_Mothers_Write
Ashely J
Ashley is an early childhood enthusiast and play advocate based in the metro Atlanta area. Born and raised in Boston, she is a seasoned early childhood caregiver and having worked as a nanny, teacher, children’s museum interpreter and family helper for the last fifteen years. She offers a wide variety of services including preschool play classes and party planning for young children. As a writer, she enjoys the topics of motherhood, parenting and play. She is currently working on children's books and her greeting card line: From One Kid to Another.