About Me


I’m a New England-born and raised mom of two boys who has lived in the South since 1996.  My husband and I lived in Charlotte, NC for over 10 years, about 20 months in Little Rock and then settled in Memphis in 2010.  If you’d like to learn more about how I ended up in Memphis, read this.  In 2014 my family relocated to Dallas for a big career opportunity for my husband, but we are still huge fans of Memphis so this site isn’t going anywhere! I founded Plano Area Moms late 2014.

Before motherhood I worked in technology marketing and product management, as well as project management.  Today I’m like most moms – a bit of everything – wife, mom, handyman, accountant, nurse, teacher, personal shopper, and more. I also do some marketing consulting work, especially to East Memphis businesses looking to reach out to moms!

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When I was a new mom I found a lot of support out of an online, events-focused group in Charlotte that I later came to manage.  The group grew from 500 to over 2,000 members under my watch, and I moved on to help run the non-profit organization that founded it – helping to start close to 100 local mom support sites nationwide.  I’m a communicator and very information driven, and wasn’t finding the type of online resource I wanted in Memphis, so I figured I’d just start one on my own.

So join me as I stumble around the East Memphis area, viewing Memphis through the eyes of a transplant, with lots of help from readers.  If you’re interested in advertising on East Memphis Moms please email me for a media kit.  [email protected]

Awards, Articles & TV Appearances

Memphis Parent magazine Family Choice Awards 2016 – Best Local Blog (silver)
Memphis Parent
magazine Family Choice Awards 2014 – Best Local Blog (gold) (no 2015 contest)
Commercial Appeal 2014 Memphis Most Awards – Favorite Blog
News Channel 3 – May 2014
Memphis Parent magazine Family Choice Awards 2013 – Best Local Blog (silver)
Good Morning Memphis August 2013
Interview with Kontji Anthony of Action 5 NewsFebruary 2013
Memphis Parent
magazine Family Choice Awards 2012 – Best Local Blog (gold)
Commercial Appeal
Women to Watch, March 9, 2013
Memphis Parent magazine Family Choice Awards 2011 – Best Local Blog (silver)