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Welcome to Atlanta Mom!

Atlanta Mom Team

Photography by Katya Atlanta Photographer

Adrianna Poetzsch

Adrianna Poetzsch

Adrianna is a mom of two boys, Julian(3) and Nolan(1.5). Originally from New York, she and her husband moved to Atlanta in the fall of 2018. After moving here, it immediately felt like home for them. Despite the hot and humid summers she loves Atlanta and all that it has to offer for her and her family. After becoming a first-time mom, writing became an outlet for her to openly share all about motherhood; the good the bad, and the ugly. After blogging on her own for some time, she was thrilled when she found the Atlanta Mom community. A former teacher and now stay-at-home-mom, you can usually find her chasing around her boys. When she has some free time she enjoys exercising, reading, or binge-watching a show with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and of course a snack to go with it!

Alison Paul

Alison Paul

Alison is a Florida transplant who came to Atlanta just in time for the ’96 Olympics. She married her husband Travis that same year and is the proud mama of daughter Carolyn, 21, and son Emory, 18. She is a self-employed web and graphic designer, rooster art collector, and squirrel enthusiast. She enjoys blogging, watching her kids follow their dreams, and spending as much time as possible on her back deck.

Ashley Arinez

Ashley Arinez

Ashley and her husband, Matthew, recently relocated to Atlanta from St. Louis with their growing family (two daughters and a pit bull rescue). You’ll find Ashley sharing about her mental health journey, incorporating her passions into her motherhood style, and encouraging her daughters to embrace their Latin culture. She is a freelance social media strategist, writer and hosts her own podcast, Tell a Mother.

Ashley Pooser

Ashley Pooser

Ashley is a part-time writer and a (former) full-time wanderer. She is currently settling back into polite society after living in a camper and traveling all around the country with her family of five. She is a cautionary tale for never saying never. She tries to adult responsibly, but is basically just flying by the seat of her pants. You never know where you might cross paths with her, but you can bet she’ll be singing car karaoke and documenting all the shenanigans on Facebook and Instagram more than what’s probably acceptable. She blogs about life, faith, and all the lessons learned from motherhood on the road at ashleydoylepooser.com.

Becca Dorr

Becca Dorr

Becca has lived in the Atlanta area most of her life and settled in East Cobb in 2016. After struggling with infertility and going through IVF, she is proud to be a stay-at-home mom to a four-year-old daughter. She is a crafter, introvert, and infertility advocate.

Blair Sucher

Blair Sucher

Blair lives in Smyrna, Ga with her husband, Rob, two little boys, Jones and Steele, and her beloved Goldendoodle, Penny. Blair has her MA in Counseling and though she doesn’t get paid to use it, she uses it every day in her house with two wild little boys. Blair started blogging after the diagnosis of her oldest son with a congenital heart defect, which led to his full heart transplant, to process what she was going through. She continues to write and has a heart for encouraging other mothers to live out their full stories, over on her blog wecarryyourheart.com and later this fall she will be releasing her first book, Full, a prayer book written specifically for moms by an ordinary mother!

Caitlyn Viviano

Caitlyn Viviano

Caitlyn is a military spouse and mom to three children under seven. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University and worked as an elementary school counselor before having children. She continues to support and advocate for public schools but has found writing is her true passion. She is currently working on writing a children’s book about unicorns inspired by her daughter Chloe. When she is not writing or chasing after her kids she enjoys painting, baking, and has just started gardening. She recently left South Carolina and moved to Georgia and is looking forward to making Georgia home for the next few years until the Air Force tells her otherwise.

Dana Herndon

Dana Herndon

Dana Herndon is a writer, blogger, middle school teacher, and a lifelong resident of Georgia. She and her husband have enjoyed living in the Atlanta suburbs for over 20 years. They have three children, who are 21, 18, and 12. In addition to teaching and writing, Dana loves to read, paddleboard, and sometimes run. She shares about faith, family, and enjoying everyday life on her personal blog and Instagram.

Dana Shamesh

Dana Shemesh

Dana is a wife and mother of two active boys, ages 12 and 8.  She was born in Tel Aviv and raised in Atlanta. She has an extensive background in journalism and public relations.  Dana is currently enjoying a hiatus from fulltime office employment.  Although she is able to spend more time at home – she marvels at the fact that she still gets less done than ever before.

Diana Coffman

Diana Coffman

Shortly after marrying Chad at her dream wedding in Walt Disney World, Diana left the life she knew in Illinois {not Chicago} and moved to the suburbs of Houston, Texas. Nearly four years later, thanks to IVF, she was able to trade in her work clothes and Office Manager title at a large hospital system for yoga pants to manage their household. Just prior to daughter Charleigh June’s first birthday she found out their FET was successful and was expecting TWINS! Fast forward 33 weeks later, twins Campbelle and Coleson were born after a whirlwind morning one Friday the Thirteenth, making them a family of five. Not long after the twins first birthday, Chad, a manager in the construction industry, accepted a position in Atlanta; uprooting their family of five people, three cats {two visually impaired}, two dogs {one hearing impaired}, and what seemed like a thousand boxes to Senoia, Georgia.

Emily Flanders

Emily Flanders

Emily is originally from New York City and moved to Georgia with her family. She met her husband at work and they have been together for ten years (married for 5 years). They have three wild and sweet sons. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, crafting, exploring her city, and going on adventures with her family. Emily blogs and writes about motherhood, her adventures, documenting life, and so much more at “The Emi Times.”

Haley Hobson

Haley Hobson

As a Georgia native and Atlanta area resident for 12 years, Haley, her husband, and their four kids recently relocated to the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains. They now embrace small-town life with the great outdoors at their fingertips, while maximizing their two-acre homestead that includes two dozen chickens, a hive of honeybees, a muscadine vineyard, and a berry patch. Day to day, Haley helps her husband with his small business, manages their on-site Airbnb rental, and wears many (often outlandish) hats for their four kids. But when she has any extra time, you’ll most likely find her cooking in the kitchen, being active outdoors with her family, or blogging at hobsonhomestead.com.

Janice Suarez

Janice Suarez

Janice is originally from Puerto Rico (Caribbean Gal) and currently living in Smyrna with her husband, Rafael and their two very wild boys (Carlos Eduardo 8 years old) and (Mateo Luca 21 months old). Send reinforcements please! She is outnumbered by boys around her, but forever Queen of the house!  She currently holds a position as a Category Manager in Procurement for Novelis (Global Aluminum supplier and biggest recycler in the world). Janice went to the University of Puerto Rico where she got her undergraduate degree in Industrial Management and currently attending Louisiana State University for her MBA. She loves travelling around the world with her family and learning about new cultures and cuisines. She enjoys cooking, dancing, fashion, the beach, sports, and wine!  They love to have fun as a family, movie night is a big thing around their household as well a Baseball! Their backyard looks like a baseball field, just after a game! She likes to surround herself with people that motivate her, empower her, and support her with her personal goals as well as in this amazing motherhood journey. Janice considers herself a fun time with a good sense of humor.  She believes that laughter makes everything better (and brownies)! Always trying to learn something new, help others and be the best mommy, wife, sister, daughter, and fabulous friend that she could be!

Jasmin Crum

Jasmin Crum

Jasmin is a baby juggling mama of 4 kiddos! With a six-year-old and 3 under 2 (yes that means TWINS!) there is never a dull moment in her full family life. A Georgia native, Jasmin, and her husband moved to Atlanta from middle Georgia in 2015 after they found out they were expecting their first baby. They have lived in a few places around the metro but ultimately fell in love with the North GA area. They spend their weekends volunteering and spending time outdoors whenever they can.

Jill Leary

Jill Leary

Jill is a failed stay-at-home-mom turned part-time digital marketer. After a number of years and adventures in Washington, D.C., she moved back home to Georgia and settled in Woodstock. Jill lives with her husband, two sweet littles (a thoughtful, loquacious 4 year old and a fearless 2 year old ready to take on the world), and her fur-st born, Apollo. Not quite willing to give up her SAHM dream, you can find Jill regularly outmaneuvered by her two littles anywhere from the library to her living room. Send wine.

Kelly VanBeek

Kelly VanBeek

Kelly is an aspiring free spirit, a metro-Atlanta native, and stay-at-home-mom to a mischievous 2-year-old and spirited 5-year-old. When she is not chasing her kiddos through Walt Disney World, you can find Kelly running on a trail, scoping out local markets, cheering on the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Tech football, reading, writing, and sipping iced coffee. After a wonderful 4 years exploring St. Louis, MO, she moved back to her home state of Georgia and settled down in a sweet little neighborhood in Smyrna. She lives with her husband of 10 years, her two sweet daughters, and their fur-kids: a dog named Molly and a cat named Caesar.

Sandra Chung

Sandra Chung

Sandra is a so-southern, second-generation Korean-American, born and raised in Rome, Georgia. She moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech and never left! She and her husband, Alex, live in Smyrna with their two daughters, Mia and Emmie. They are a tight-knit family that enjoys adventures, travel, and pajama days at home! Sandra has a passion for celebrations, both large and small…from holidays to birthdays to random Tuesdays…she loves them all! She recently began sharing her passion on Instagram @sandracelebrates and is excited to share her entertaining, crafting, and family fun ideas on Atlanta Mom!

Tara Schoeller

Tara Schoeller

Tara lives in the Atlanta area with her husband & 5 children. She is a PT LCSW family/ child clinical social worker with an MSW from Columbia University in NYC. She spends her summer days on Lake Lanier relaxing with her tribe and teaching stand-up paddle boarding/ SUP yoga. Tara believes in miracles big and small, including finishing larger than life piles of laundry and daydreaming of ways to clone her Mama-self, while shuttling her army of children around town.

Tara Sierra

Tara Sierra

Tara grew up primarily in the Atlanta area and attended the University of Georgia where she met her husband. They settled in Buckhead and lived the DINK (dual income, no kids) lifestyle out and about in Atlanta and traveling the world together. She left the corporate world in 2018 to become a stay-at-home mom. As a mom of 2, she has been fortunate enough to exclusively focus her time on raising her girls, wellness, cooking, and creating memories and traditions with her family. While her ultimate goal is to continue global travel as a family, in the meantime during naps you can find her riding her Peloton, writing, scrapbooking, and scouring Atlanta Mom for fun things to do with the kids.

Tracie Andrews

Tracie Andrews

Tracie is a Florida girl who fell in love with Atlanta’s southern charm after graduating from college. She currently lives in the John’s Creek area with her husband and four kids. If you don’t see her in a carpool line or at a kid’s sports field, she’s most likely at home writing or in her virtual classroom where she teaches high school students in language arts. She is passionate about her faith, cooking, and food allergy support and awareness in our community. You can read more on Tracie’s blog at: www.tracieandrewswriter.com

Vanessa Smiley

Vanessa Smiley

Vanessa is a yoga loving, blog writing, coffee drinking Alpharetta mom. Originally from the Chicago metro area, she moved to Atlanta in 2005. Life keeps her busy juggling a career in the insurance industry, being a wife of 10 years, and maintaining what sanity is left to parent her son and daughter – ages 7 and 5. You can find her in the Atlanta area sipping coffee (or wine after the kid’s bedtime), taking a yoga class, or finding solace in the aisles of Target. She recounts her wellness journey in her blog shesnsync.com.