The team and individual head shots by Stacey at Dream Photography Studio.
Originally from the Midwest, Jinny has lived in Arizona since 1996 and is desperately missing winters. She met her husband Paul at church, and they married in 2010. In 2014 they were surprised with the blessing of their daughter, Ruby, through adoption. With a background in Interior Design, Jinny loves decorating and space planning. She’s a failed minimalist who loves options and patterns too much to commit. She enjoys organizing and decluttering, photography, party planning, cookie decorating, and has a healthy obsession with planners and all things paper.
Amanda is an Arizona native, a passionate theatre artist, a recovering perfectionist, an unlikely gardener, and an enthusiastic blogger. She loves being a wife to her fellow Shakespeare nerd, Dan, and mom to three amazing children. You can read more of her writing at: AlphabetResolutions.com where she explores new goals and reflections one letter at a time. She loves laughter, music, avocado, reading, coffee, hiking, and much more. She’s thankful for a husband who can cook, family and friends who feel like they are family, yoga, the oxford comma, and, above all, grace. You can also find her on instagram: @alphabetresoultions
I am a Nurse Practitioner by day and mom always, balancing life with 3 kids, a husband, and the dog. Twin mom of daughters and their older brother leading the way. I have a tremendous love for writing and passion for story telling. I decided to start a mom blog in 2020 to share my experiences navigating motherhood with a special needs child. 2020 was also the year I published my first children’s book, ABC D is Ability, created to explore children’s abilities despite their disabilities. I served four years as an Army Nurse and became Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014.
Nevin Tawil (pronounced Naveen) is a proud Arizona native. Nevin graduated from ASU in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology, and became a mom in 2019 to a lovely girl named Nadine. Nevin believes motherhood is exhausting, inspiring, and purpose-giving! She is passionate about crafting, planning, decorating, and all things beauty! During her free time she loves to try new restaurants and travel.
Jessica was born in Denver but grew up in Arizona. She now lives in Chandler with her beautiful son Paul who is 3, her newborn son Finn, a silly pit bull Armani, and an amazing husband Ryan. They have been married 2 and a half years but have known each other since middle school. She went to Arizona State University and was an elementary school teacher for 10 years in Mesa Public Schools. She loves to play dodgeball. Yep, dodgeball. It started out as just a fun recreational league but have started to train and travel to tournaments around the country.
Tara knew being a mom would change her life forever. And, just a few years into being a mom, she realized that she was a hot mess (or a spicy disaster). Her go-to tactic of ‘do more’ left her exhausted and disappointed. Tara knew she had to find a way out of the fear, doubt, and overwhelm inherent in raising children, especially children with ADHD, anxiety, and gifted diagnoses. Thankfully, she did, and she’s dedicated to sharing her methodology with other moms who are raising spirited kids. Even though things feel broken, her approach isn’t about “fixing” mom or child. For more information about her approach, coaching programs, or to schedule an initial conversation, check her out at www.dramafreeadhd or follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
Wendie, native Phoenician and professional writer, holds a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education/English, SEI Endorsement, and Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in Writing and Psychology. Honing her craft, Wendie specializes in ghostwriting, aviation, event planning, communications, interviewing, education, creative writing, poetry, and the nonprofit sector. She is inspired by stories of valor, is actively involved in philanthropy, loves traveling, and spending time with family and friends.