Say “HELLO” to our 2018 Team of Influencers!
We are happy to work with an impactful team of blog ambassadors who bring a fresh mindset to our main mission: inspiring parents to have conversations with their kids and encouraging them to say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking.
Similar to how all kids are different, all parents are different too. Using different approaches, values, and rules to raise our kids, parents all manage to navigate their way through the mystery that is adolescence. We as parents often turn to friends, family, and the internet for the answers to our questions and solutions to our problems. Bloggers are so beneficial to the modern-day parent, as each blogger brings a unique outlook to the everyday issues that come up.
Here’s a look at each of these amazing parents—we hope that you find their style refreshing and their information valuable.
Galit Breen is the bestselling author of Kindness Wins, a simple guide to teaching your child to be kind online; the TEDx Talk, “Raising a digital kid without having been one”; the online course Raise Your Digital Kid™; and the Facebook group The Savvy Parents Club. She believes you can let your child be online and still create a grass-beneath-her-bare-feet childhood. Get your free guide: 9 surprising things that keep your child safer online HERE.
Laura Fuentes is a food and lifestyle blogger who believes in Fresh Living when it comes time to recipes, fitness, wellness and parenting. She’s the Author of 4 cookbooks, producer of a popular YouTube cooking channel and she often makes television appearances on shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Food Network.
On LauraFuentes.com, Laura shares family friendly recipes and her journey to live a healthy and fresh lifestyle. This includes her workouts, a candid take on just “how she manages to do it all” and her frequent travels with and without her family.
Whit Honea is the author of “The Parents’ Phrase Book” and co-founder of the philanthropic organization Dads4Change.org, created to showcase empathy and good done well. Deemed “the activist dad” by UpWorthy and one of the “funniest dads on Twitter” by Mashable, Whit can be found as a regular contributor to Fandango, The Washington Post, Stand Magazine, City Dads Group’s Modern Dads Podcast and managing community for the Dad 2.0 Summit.
Jenny Ingram is the voice and personality behind Jenny On The Spot… a lifestyle and parenting blog. Jenny lives near Seattle with her husband and 3 teens. Yes, THREE TEENS. She can’t believe it either. When not online you will likely find her holding tight to her cup of coffee, and half-regretting not keeping up on those photo albums.
Jill Krause (also of BabyRabies.com fame) embarked on a new journey in January 2018 with her husband and four kids—selling their dream home so that they can live their dream life. They are traveling across the United States in a RV learning, sharing, and experiencing everything and anything they possibly can. Follow their adventures at HappyLoudLife.com and watch episodes of their journey on BabyLeague on YouTube.
Jen Mann is best known for her wildly popular and hysterical blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. She has been described by many as Erma Bombeck―with f-bombs. Jen is known for her hilarious rants and funny observations on everything from parenting to gift giving to celebrity behavior to politics to Elves on Shelves. Jen is the author of the New York Times bestseller People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges which was a Finalist for a Goodreads Reader’s Choice Award. Her latest book is My Lame Life: Queen of the Misfits, her first fiction book for young adults. She is also the mastermind behind the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series. Jen is a married mother of two children whom she calls Gomer and Adolpha in her writings―she swears their real names are actually worse.
Audrey McClelland, a social media writer and brand advocate is the founder of MomGenerations.com, an online destination for mothers. Mom Generations is in its 10th year and is a lifestyle destination for mothers, Audrey is known as one of the “original” mom bloggers. Audrey was named to “The Power Pack” Moms in Nielson’s Online Power Moms list, naming her one of the most influential moms online. Audrey’s naturally honest and positive approach to sharing parenting advice has led to features in numerous parenting and lifestyle magazines, TV shows, news segments, radio shows, and popular websites. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband and 5 children.
Julianna W. Miner is an adjunct professor of Public Health and a contributing author of the New York Times best-seller “I Just Want To Pee Alone” and of the award-winning humor blog Rants from Mommyland. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Parents Magazine, The Today Show, and many others. “Text Me When You Get There” will be published in August 2018 by Tarcher Perigee (Penguin Random House).
Shannan Younger is a writer and recovering attorney who lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and teen daughter. She writes about parenting adolescents at BetweenUsParents.com and for Chicago Parent magazine. Her work has also appeared in two anthologies by the HerStories Project and on the Erma Bombeck Humor Writers’ Workshop website. She has been in the cast of Listen to Your Mother and hopes her daughter takes that suggestion to heart.