Welcome to Atlanta Mom!
Photography by Katya Atlanta Photographer
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.
Ashlee is a homeschooling, business-owning mom of five (ages 12 to 1), who lives in the golf cart “Bubble,” otherwise known as Peachtree City. After spending a few years in the corporate world as a magazine editor and website manager, Ashlee and her husband took the leap into entrepreneurship and started a golf cart dealership in their garage. Today, they own multiple companies (don’t worry – they’ve moved out of the garage!) and love encouraging others to also pursue adventures on the roads less traveled. She admits that most of her homeschooling is done outside the classroom, as she has three rowdy boys and another on her hip, along with her one-and-only princess. Speaking of her daughter, Hannah was added to their family through adoption, and it’s fair to say she has added a very sparkly splash of pink to their otherwise team-blue family. When she’s not helping her husband with their latest new venture, or raising the next generation of entrepreneurs, Ashlee can be found either in a (somewhat) quiet corner writing for her blog “Fit & Free with Ash,” where she talks openly of her struggle with body image and her journey to healing, or getting her endorphin-fix in a sweaty workout session.
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.
Originally from Puerto Rico, Audrey grew up in a military family moving across the southeast US. She moved to Atlanta in 2013 for work and fell in love with the city and her now husband, Jorge. Audrey has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, an MBA from Kennesaw State University, and now works as a Quality Assurance Engineer for a global communications company. She is an advocate for infertility and pregnancy loss and co-founded and co-hosted the Infertilidad Latina podcast, a “Spanglish” podcast that provides support for the Latinx community. After battling infertility and repeated pregnancy loss for over five years, she is now a new mom of a beautiful rainbow baby boy, Matteo Makai, who was born via Surrogacy in Ukraine. She loves to write and wrote a children’s book titled Now Imagine: A story for our rainbow baby to cope during the difficult time. She journals about her journey to motherhood on her page @travelingtobaby. She is a world traveler, loves culture, and languages. She speaks three languages (English, Spanish and Italian) and hopes to master Ukrainian someday. She lives by the quote, “If there is a will, there is a way.”
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 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.
Christine is a Georgia native who lives in metro Atlanta with her husband and two sons, Dallas and Dakota. She received her undergraduate degree in education and literature from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from The University of Michigan. She began her career as a classroom teacher and transitioned to the nonprofit industry in which she launched and led holistic change efforts and implemented learning and development programs. Christine is now the owner of Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency Northeast Atlanta and co-hosts the podcast Cradle and All, with her sister. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, enjoying the outdoors, and reading.
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.
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.”
Gabrielle lives in the Vinings/Smyrna area with her husband and 6yr old son Cason. She is originally from upstate New York and moved to Atlanta in 2014. Gabrielle is a Part-time hairstylist and full-time mom who loves creating and all things pretty. She loves finding fun activities to do with her son around the Atlanta area, traveling, shopping, and creating memories.
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 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 is an adventure-loving, iced coffee-drinking, recovering perfectionist and mom of two. 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 5-year-old and a fearless 3-year-old ready to take on (over?) the world—and her fur-st born hound, Apollo. Jill is a part-time photographer, writer, digital marketer, and full-time mom (aren’t we all?).
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.
Larissa is a mom to 1 inquisitive and empathetic six-year-old and wife to a smart and funny Georgia Tech grad. Her parents were born and raised in Atlanta, her mom is from Peoplestown and her dad is from Kirkwood. Larissa is a former Army brat and when her dad retired, they settled back in Georgia. She earned degrees from The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) and Georgia State University. She worked and played in the Atlanta area until she moved to the burbs with her husband. They got the house with a yard, a dog named Gus, and started raising their kiddo. She is a work-from-home mom with a background in health education and wellbeing. She is a Cobb County mom with Atlanta roots. You can find her at an outdoor yoga class with her sister or at a local food or wine festival with friends. Larissa loves college football, festivals, fitness, travel, and creating memories with her family.
Lauraill is an attorney specializing in the areas of juvenile law and family, but her most important job holds the title “Mama”. Lauraill spends most of her non-work-related time planning both small and large events for her three babies; first born son Arlington, middle child princess Logan and baby boy Destin. She and her husband, Abraham, were both born and raised in Georgia and are currently raising their tribe in McDonough, Ga. Lauraill loves yoga, spa days, party planning, and all forms of art. She has always enjoyed writing and has tackled some of life’s biggest transitions through blogging. Lauraill believes wholeheartedly that “the perfect day, starts with coffee and ends with wine.”
Marian lives in Dallas, Ga with her husband, Carl, and their two kids, Kingston and Marlee. Marian holds a doctorate degree in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Georgia Southern University along with four degrees from the University of West Georgia. She works as a senior executive at an Atlanta-based management consulting firm and as a part-time Associate Professor of English. Marian has been a published writer for the last 15 years as well as written professionally for several corporate websites, blogs, and social media platforms. When she isn’t reading or writing, Marian enjoys traveling and trying new foods and absorbing various cultures with her husband and kids. They’ve visited more than a dozen countries and been all across North America.
Martine is the Co-Founder of The Lola, a coworking space and community for Atlanta professional women, and the mom of a boy, Grayson, and a girl, Lola. Originally from the UK, she moved from London to New York in 2007 for a job and a change of scene. After getting engaged, she moved to Atlanta in 2009 where she worked for WarnerMedia before leaving corporate America to start her own business.
While Martine and her family have lived in Atlanta for most of the past 15+ years, they’ve spent the past 18 months living in and working from Mallorca, Spain. Due to the pandemic, they had an opportunity to move to the island they love (and where they were married) for a short stint. They jumped at the chance! Their kids are enjoying the friends they’ve made at their new school and they are loving the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle with picturesque squares, mountain hikes, ceramics classes, competitive games of Padél, ridiculously challenging cycling, and the crystal clear sea just a mile down the road.
While they have been able to offer their family the most incredible experience, they are excited to come back to Atlanta later this summer and reconnect with friends and their ATL community. They are big Atlanta fans and love how green and vibrant the city is plus the incredible and diverse food scene.
Five years ago Nina moved from Toronto to the great state of Georgia with her husband, her two daughters, and son. They found a beautiful house and supportive community in Sandy Springs and have been residents since. Nina is originally from Germany, specifically Wolfsburg, which is the town where the Volkswagen factory has its Headquarters. All her relatives still live in Germany and she visits them often. Her European accent is hard to hide but also makes her memorable. In 2020 Nina created her own Photography Business (IG: @NinaFerentinosPhotography) which specializes in Family, Newborn, and Branding photography. Her goal is to create beautiful images for families to remember and help business owners to elevate their brand. When Nina is not working on her business or spending time with her family, she enjoys cooking, reading, crafting, and sometimes a bit of gardening. Traveling around the world and learning about new cultures has always been a great pleasure for Nina’s family. She and her husband believe that exploring new places broadens everyone’s horizon.
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 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 was raised in Atlanta and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is taking a break from the corporate world to focus on raising her children, caring for her aging parents, and volunteering. She enjoys sharing ideas on wellness, and sustainability, staying engaged during a career break, and preserving family memories. Tara and her husband spent years traveling the world before kids, and plan to continue the tradition with them. When she squeezes in some free time, you might find her practicing yoga, writing, reading, or curating family photo books.
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.
Unnati lives in McDonough, GA with her husband who is also her high school sweetheart, two IVF miracle children, and 2 old dogs. Like most moms, she had to make the tough decision to leave her dream job to become a stay-at-home (more like work-at-home) mom after having her daughter. She recently started her own business and is currently running a successful pediatric sleep consulting business to help create well-rested families worldwide all out of the comfort of her own home. In her free time, she enjoys checking out new food spots with her husband during date nights, reading self-development books, watching reality tv, traveling, and making sure her kids are living their best life.
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.