Meet Your COLLIN COUNTY MOMS BLOG Team
Alice and her husband, Sean, live in the town of Fairview with their two active and entertaining boys Mason (Dec 2010) and Harrison (Sept 2013), and their crazy puppy Isebel. She grew up in Collin County and recently made the decision to move back to the ‘burbs from Dallas to raise her family. Now a stay-at-home mom, she previously worked in marketing for a Big Four accounting firm. She spends her time taking her boys on adventures throughout the metroplex, volunteering for their schools and organizations, and hunting down the best fashion and home décor deals. Follow along with her adventures on Instagram.Amanda was born and raised in San Diego, California. In 2016, she and her family packed up and took the 1,500 mile trek to north Texas, happily settling in Collin County. Amanda was a hairstylist in California, but is currently taking a break from the world of beauty to care for two young beauties of her own. When she’s not chasing after her kids, sprinting through the neighborhood with her high energy dogs, or vacuuming her house like a mad woman, Amanda enjoys exploring Texas, shopping, cooking, and catching up on her favorite television shows. Although she sometimes misses the palm trees and salty ocean breeze, she is proud and excited to call Texas home. Stay tuned for more on her adventures living the SAHM life in Collin County.Amanda moved to the Dallas area as a child, moved away for college, but then returned “home” with her husband and new daughter. Now 5 years later, she and her family are putting down roots in Collin County. She has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a graduate degree in Early Childhood Studies. Most days you can find her doing her best to put her knowledge to work with 4 of the sweetest students around- born in 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2018. You can read more about her collection of thoughts on everything from motherhood to DIY to fitness at This Collective Life.Ashley was born and raised in Carrollton and settled down in Frisco. She met her husband while playing intramural basketball at UNT. Ashley taught Pre-K and then was a trainer for a technology company until having her little one.She loves cooking, going for walks with the whole family and watching HGTV and Food Network. She loves to keep up with the latest tech gadgets and is the nerd of the family. She and her husband own pandachans productions, which specialize in video production. Ashley is always looking for the cool new places in Collin County and loves to eat and explore with her family.Ashley has lived in Collin County for most of her life, with the exception of the 2 years she spent working at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Now she's a stay-at-home mom and the Disney expert in every room she enters. She lives with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat. When she is not traveling to and from Orlando with her toddler, you can find Ashley working as a pet-sitter, being adventurous as she grows her hobby of photography, volunteering with a local cat rescue group, and spending as much time as possible with her family.Chrissie is a mom to a 2-year-old maniac (with another on the way!), wife to a 34-year-old man-child, infertility warrior, and mom blogger at onehangrymama.com. She lives in McKinney, but works part-time at a PR agency in downtown Dallas, so she's painfully familiar with US-75 during rush hour. She finds herself perpetually tired, stressed, and hungry – hangry, if you will. You can also follow her antics on Instagram, OneHangryMama.Deva is a former data analyst who now spends her days chasing her energetic toddler, Oscar. Newish to Frisco, she can be found reading, drinking coffee, or at spin class when she and Oscar aren’t exploring their new home. She writes to find community with other moms and you can find her thoughts on motherhood at devabydefinition.com and see more into her daily life with a toddler on Instagram.
Jennifer knows a thing or two about kids & families. By day she’s a psychotherapist; by night she’s a mom and wife. Jennifer is a mom of twins who are sweet as sugar, but just hit that tween stage so all bets are off. Most days you can find her in her office seeing clients, doing laundry, loading or unloading the dishwasher, or catching up on the latest episode of Real Housewives of (Insert City Here), Walking Dead or This Is Us. She is a tree-hugging country girl from West Texas who reads, writes, and teaches about human development and families as a hobby and profession. You can read more from Jennifer at www.ichoosechange.com.Jennifer is an Oregon native, transplanted to Princeton, TX in June of 2016 with her “high school sweetheart turned husband”, Stephen. She worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for just over 6 years before taking on the role of stay at home mom. She has two boys: Wyatt (October 2015) and their little Texan, Henry (May 2017). She loves a good book, crafting, coffee, playing video games with her hubby and, of course, snuggles from her boys. She is still adapting to the heat, humidity, traffic and everything else that is different from back home, but enjoys all the storm watching and exploring new areas!Jessica, a native of North Texas, lives in Wylie with her husband and kids. When she’s not up to her elbows in a random project, writing and re-writing lesson plans, or reading (trying to finish?) a good book, she and her husband are busy raising their three incredibly amazing kids. She loves to write and recently started a blog about being a mom, wife, and teacher. Jessica graduated from UTD with a degree in Literary Studies and received her teaching certification from Texas A&M Commerce. She is currently teaching preschool in Wylie and finishing her MS in Curriculum and Instruction.Julia and her husband moved from Southern California to Texas in 2014. They love exploring their new home state and finding fun things to do with their son (born 2015) and daughter (born 2017). She studied Theology & Fine Arts in college and enjoys using that unique combination in daily life! Recently, she and her husband have started on a Foster to Adoption journey and are looking forward to the adventures that await. She enjoys the daily adventures of Mom life while writing about faith, family life, photography, and healthy food on her blog, Southern Mercy and on Instagram.Julie is a NOLA girl at heart who is setting down roots in Texas. She is married to her high school sweetie, Christopher. They are raising their sweet boys Harrison (2014) & Douglas (2016) and crazy GSP puppy Liuzza. They live in McKinney and spend their weekends yelling “Geaux Tigers & Who Dat” wherever they are! Julie lives for playdates, mom dates, friends, and family. She can be seen watching her DVR’d shows, reading the same book for months, taking nice relaxing bubble baths with a warmish cup of tea, cooking her newest pinned dinners, starting 17 different crafty projects and just enjoying what life has to offer.Katie grew up in Dallas, went to SMU, and spent 10 post-college years in Austin, where she and her husband Mick welcomed Gemma in 2011 and Ryker in 2013. They all moved to central Fort Worth almost 4 years ago and have found it to be quite fun and a great place for kids. Katie is horrible at social media but will admit to a preference for her Twitter timeline these days. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. She's forever down to watch any show that's British, supernatural, or on The CW. If you can quote Death Becomes Her, Big Business, or the 1987 Shelley Long flop Hello Again, please get in touch because you are most certainly kindred spirits.Katie resides in Plano and is a Stay-at-Home mommy who rarely “stays at home”! Katie and her husband are both Mississippi natives and alumni of Mississippi State University. (Insert cowbell ringing.) They started out with a four-legged child, Manny, and five years later decided they were ready for the “real thing”. Greyson was born in October 2014 and in April 2018, they welcomed a little girl, Taylor Elizabeth. Her favorites include ANYTHING chocolate, SEC football, Netflix binge-watching, small town festivals, shopping the clearance aisle at Marshall’s, and throwing theme parties. You can read about her adventures, victories, failures, and everything in between on Two For One Wells or on Instagram.Lisbeth is an East Texas native who was drawn to the big city lights of North DFW after attending the University of North Texas. Her past several years have been spent inside the chaotic walls of a public school classroom, but now she turns her sights to the adventures of being a wife to Kevin and SAHM to Levi (2015) & Wyatt (2017). She’s a compulsive iPhone photographer obsessed with documenting her ordinary days on Instagram. Many of those days involving the balance of story time at the local library, throwing a thrifty meal into the crockpot during nap time and keeping up with her mommy girlfriends.Nadia was born and raised in Collin County and currently lives in Wylie. She is a former Kindergarten teacher, but is staying at home for the first time this year with her own little students: 2 year old TWINS and 5 month old TRIPLETS. Yes, you read that right, 5 children under 3 years old! Though her hands are very (literally) full, Nadia wouldn’t have it any other way. Nadia always makes time to snap pictures of her littles, have friends over for parties, and go on adventures with her family. You can follow our family’s shenanigans on Facebook or our blog, Sherwin Full House.Sarah is a sought-after Travel Coordinator in Collin County, and is the Agency Owner of Park and Preston Travel, LLC, where she helps families to live out their travel dreams each year. Embracing diverse life experiences, Sarah has worked for law firms, pro sports teams, hospitality companies and in various marketing positions. This enables her to develop a genuine rapport with clients from all walks of life. When she is not helping others to make their travel dreams a reality, she is chasing her daughters around, training for her next runDisney race, cooking, or enjoying a cup of tea with her husband, Brandon.Sarah Crilley lives in West Plano with her son 6 year old “dinosaur expert” son Caleb! With hands full balancing “working mommy-life” Sarah assists in managing one of the fastest growing PR firms in Dallas, Real News Public Relations. She is a lover of coffee, attending community events, and writing! She enjoys reading and sharing with other moms. We are truly in this all together!Sarah is a midwestern girl turned full on southerner after moving to Dallas at 19 to follow her older sister, Whitney, and get out of all that nasty, cold weather! Sarah has been married for 11 years to Taylor, and together they have a super ornery 6 year old girl, Lila, and 2 puppies, Hank and Chuck. Sarah lives in Frisco, but works in Dallas as a medical esthetician at a physician’s office. Although most days you’ll find her in scrubs or yoga pants and workout gear, she LOVES any excuse to get all dolled up. Other obsessions include binge-watching tv, puppy kisses, traveling and travel planning, and BLUSH.Born and raised in Plano, Sarah went to college at the University of Kansas & studied Journalism. Sarah moved back home where she received a MA degree in Advertising from SMU and then studied abroad in India. Married to love of her life Kyle (2012), they took to the suburbs in Allen to start a family. Sarah is now is a stay-at-home mom to her 2 babies, Everett and Winnie, and believes she was put on this earth to be a mother to teach love & kindness. Sarah is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and teaches Vinyasa & Prenatal Yoga in the Allen/North Dallas area.Tami was born and raised in Texas. Yee-haw! She currently lives in Anna with my husband (total hottie), two wonderful daughters, and our black lab named Dr. Pepper. Yes, she does have a degree in medicine. Besides working full-time and going to nursing school, she loves cooking, reading, hiking, and having dance parties with her family. She also enjoy yoga and photography…but let’s be real, she mostly enjoys sleeping in until one of her girls decides to jump or kick her in the face.Taylor was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she met her husband James. They lived in Arizona and California, and recently moved back to live in West Plano. They have a daughter (born 2013) and a son (born 2017)! Taylor was a stay-at-home mother for over a year and then returned to work as a licensed counselor in the mental and behavioral health field. She enjoys yoga, exploring the parks and nature preserves in the area, and eating Mexican food!Vanessa is wife to Jose and mommy to three loving, rambunctious boys ages 10, 5 and 2. They keep her busy in the best possible way. She was born and raised in Dallas and is a hard-core Dallas Cowboys fan. She and her husband moved to Allen in 2006 after finding our ‘just right’ home. She taught kindergarten for seven years (in Garland and McKinney) and after having their third son decided to become a stay-at-home mom. Aside from the three boys occupying her time, she's also a family, children, graduating senior, and maternity photographer at RC Photography.Whitney is originally from central Illinois but moved to Texas for love! After enjoying being a single twenty-something in Dallas, she settled down in 2010 and married her college sweetheart (the guy who got her here)! She has two sons (August 2011 and January 2013) and a daughter (May 2015). Whitney works for a major retailer in digital marketing creative, where she has been for the past eight years. She loves Dallas—the amazing friends she has met here, the Tex Mex, the bluebonnets, the arts and culture, the mild winters, and having lots of family, including her in-laws, one of her sisters, and her favorite uncle, nearby. Her passions include reading, sports, (daydreaming about) traveling, and spending time with friends and family.