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