Community Leaders

BlissDom consists of a multitude of niche communities and has been supported by Community Leaders in mentoring roles since it started in 2008.  This year is no different.  BlissDom Community Leaders will be chosen and announced over the course of the next several months.

Each Community Leader serves as an ambassador, a mentor and a friend to all who attend the conference.  They’re here to act as guides, someone to help you translate the Big Picture in to your Action. They are focused on specific niches – Writing, Design/Creative, Frugal Living, Special Needs and more. They will be present in every session, and will use their experience and hands-on knowledge to help you translate the speakers’ ideas in to actions you can apply directly to your own situation.

 

Blogging 101

Beth Anne BallanceBeth Anne Ballance is a born and bred Southern belle, blogging at Okay, BA! by using words and pictures to celebrate the challenges of motherhood and joy of life. Deeply personal with tales from the trenches, she writes daily for Babble.com and spends her days chasing her toddler and attending marketing meetings with a Matchbox car in her bag. BA adores good books, coffee, and to-do lists.
Beth Anne Ballance
@baballance
Sherry Carr-SmithSherry is a mom, a wife, a re-married widow, and a crafter. Sherry believes writing can help you celebrate happiness, work through grief, and make meaningful connections. Some of her best friends are people who she's never met in real life or are people she met first online. Sherry has been a public relations counselor for non-profit organizations since 1997; and considers herself super lucky to work with amazing people and help her community.
Sherry Carr-Smith
Paper, Scissors, Keyboard
Erin KennedyErin Kennedy is the founder and editor of My Thirty Spot. She is a thirty-something gal sharing tips and advice for women to live the best 30-life they can. Erin took her love of writing and started a blog which has since turned into her profession. Erin resides with her husband and two adorable kitties in Phoenix. Her interests include dressing chic on a budget, sharing anti-aging tips, cooking, and capturing life through photography.
Erin Kennedy
@mythirtyspot
Ashley OusleyAshley is a 20-something country girl turned city girl from Oklahoma. She documents her life on her blog Ashley Lately, blogging about her family, her friends, her adventures, and her cute kitty Jack. She has an obsession with headbands, an addiction to Dr. Pepper, and knows the words to every country song ever written.
Ashley Ousley
Ashley Lately
Kacey BessKacey is on a mission to help moms take motherhood to the next level. With three little busy bodies to care for, her blog, Well-Rounded Home, is filled with encouraging words and inspiration for moms in the trenches. She’s a die-hard, born and raised, Texas girl who loves her some desserts, Scandal and the word y’all.
Kacey Bess
Well-Rounded Home
Mandy RoseMandy is a boy mom, fountain coke lover, diy wanna-be who loves to decorate. She runs a lifestyle blog called House of Rose where she writes about life with 3 crazy boys, adopting, fashion, diy and more! Her latest project is a site she started with her husband called DollarsandRoses.com where they share their income reports and teach others how to make money by blogging.
Mandy Rose
House of Rose
Becca LudlumAfter listening to Jon Acuff's message at Blissdom '12, Becca decided to quit her day job as a middle school speech therapist and follow her passion. Today she is blogging about her crazy eye-rolling tween boys, consulting with small business owners about social media strategy, freelance writing, and helping bloggers connect with brands and fall in love with their blogs again.
Becca Ludlum
@beccascrazyboys

Brand/Review Bloggers

Neely StollerHi I am Neely a 28 year old Texan with enough energy to power a small town. I run my own Social Media business called Waste of Makeup Media and my blog is A Complete Waste of Makeup. I run on Lattes, reality TV, yoga pants, wine and peanut butter.
Neely
@Neelykins
Tonia SandersTonia Sanders is the founder of The Chatty Momma where she dishes out the 411 on motherhood, pregnancy, marriage and the products that make it all easier.
Tonia Sanders
@TheChattyMomma
Charlene DeLoachAfter writing laws for 15 years, Charlene now blogs about whatever she wants; specifically, fabulous things like technology, travel, social media, fashion and fitness at CharleneChronicles.com. She also runs a local Mom group called Metrowest Mamas and spends time on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest & Polyvore. Charlene occasionally steps away from the computer so she can experience the awesomeness that is her husband, 3 year old boy, newborn baby girl & the Starbucks drive-thru.
Charlene DeLoach
@CharChronicles
Dina FreemanWhen she’s not screaming “stop hitting your brother,” you can find BabyCenter’s Dina Freeman at her computer surrounded by empty Starbucks cups. After years in PR/Marketing at Disney and Yahoo, she landed at BabyCenter where she leads social programming and manages the BabyCenter Blog. She’s a die-hard Michigan fan who lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two boys. This is her fourth Blissdom and she wouldn’t miss it for anything!
Dina Freeman
@BabyCenter

Design/Creative

Mariah HumphriesMariah is a Social Media Specialist for the Saxton Horne Agency and owner of Jula Studio (web designer/photographer). When she is not creating, keeping up with Social Media, you will find her cheering her kids at a sports event with her camera in hand. She runs off of strong coffee and a good playlist. When there is a quiet moment in the day, a good mystery novel is her book of choice.
Mariah Humphries
MariahHumphries
Kimberly MuroI am a stay at home mom of 4 trying to find that perfect balance between motherhood, marriage, and all of the mayhem in between. I have a passion for writing and photography, and am a self declared social media addict. In addition to my blog, I also run my own website design business. I am sometimes funny, a bit sarcastic, and always sleep deprived.
Kimberly Muro
@KimberlyAMuro
Kristi BartlettKristi began blogging in 2008 as a new stay-at-home mama & wife of a deployed soldier. A Military wife, mom of 2 (with a third on the way!) & homeschooling wannabe she uses entirely too little sleep and too much coffee as she tweets the day away as @CreativeKristi. You can find her creating, giving away freebies & talking tech on her personal blog & creating gorgeous blog designs at Creative Kristi Designs.
Creative Kristi
Creative Kristi
Leigh DusekLeigh is a woman in love with sharing truth about life, marriage, & motherhood. She was born a creative soul and now whether through writing or crafting she hopes to pour out Gods love to others. She started sketching as a child, refinishing/repainting furniture for a decade & is addicted to giving things new life! She self published her 1st ebook, Frayed. Holding onto God’s grace in a marriage about to snap, in June 2012.
Leigh
@funkyfaithgirl
Kacia HosmerKacia is a natural blonde, type-A and an artist: proof that God has a sense of humor. A displaced Wisconsin girl, she and her little family are city-living in Pittsburgh. She is wife to Andy and momma to Harlow London. You can find her ramblings at Coconut Robot, along with her art and accessories. She is co-founder of She Reads Truth and addicted to instagram. [@CoconutRobot for both!]
Kacia
@CoconutRobot
Allison McDonaldAllison McDonald is the founder of No Time For Flash Cards a popular early education and craft blog syndicated by Scholastic.com. A former preschool teacher turned mom Allison shows her readers how to make every day educational through play and art. Allison lives on an island outside of Seattle with her six year old son , 2 year-old daughter and husband Jason.
Allison McDonald
No Time For Flash Cards
rachel matosRachel Matos is an art historian and lifestyle blogger at The Art Muse. She studied Illustration/Art Ed. at the School of Visual arts and did her post-grad work with a focus in Modern Art at Columbia University. She has worked as an educator/program curator for a variety of prestigious museums. She is also an exhibited artist, homeschool mom, freelance writer and Account Executive for Latina Bloggers Connect. Follow her on Twitter.
Rachel Matos
@theartmuse

Don’t Niche Me In

Angela EnglandMother of five living in rural Oklahoma with her husband and children, Angela is the Founder of Untrained Housewife, co-founder of the new Homestead Bloggers Network and managing editor of Blissfully Domestic online magazine. She loves empowering others with whatever is the next step on their self-sufficiency journey but calls herself a get-it-done’ist, not a purist.
AngEngland
@AngEngland
Jill AndersonJill is the author of The Diaper Diaries. She has been changing diapers for 9+ years as a stay at home mom of three children. She also has a devoted husband who graciously puts up with this little internet hobby. They all probably wish she would exercise a bit more discretion as she shares their life's ups, downs and in-betweens with anyone willing to read it. You can (almost always) find her on Twitter @DiaperDiaries.
Jill Anderson
The Diaper Diaries
Nicole SchumacherNicole is a stay-at-home mom of one silly toddler by day, and a lifestyle blogger and designer/business owner by night. She blogs about family, faith, life, and all things creative. Nicole is the owner of Happy Blogger Cafe, which provides web and blog design along with virtual assistance for the modern blogger.
Nicole
@thestylehatch
Kim BorchertKim has been blogging for 6 1/2 years and is the proud Mama to almost 6 children, 4 living, 1enutero and 1 in Heaven. An advocate for gentle parenting, she is passionate about birth, babywearing and breastfeeding. As her children grow, she is learning how to parent school age children and the challenges and joys that brings. She can't wait to spend BlissDom with you and help you discover the absolute joys of finding your Bliss!
Kim
@prairiemama
Melanie FeehanMelanie Feehan is a recipe developer, food blogger, and social media consultant. She is a mom of four hungry kids who keep her on first name terms with the cashiers at the grocery stores. In her spare time (ha!) Melanie loves to visit flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores where she is on the constant quest for vintage cooking tools for her food blog A Beautiful Bite.
Melanie Feehan
Melanie In The Middle

Entrepreneur/Business/Tech

Kristin PotlerKristin co-founded LoveFeast™ Table blog in 2008 with her best friend Chris Ann. Being entrepreneurial, they knew they wanted to take what they had learned in previous business ventures (Kristin owned a coffee shop) to create their dream business. In 2010 they launched LoveFeast Life & LoveFeast Shop, a carefully curated décor and gift boutique. The LoveFeast Girls believe that a LoveFeast Lifestyle is being surrounded by inspiring people, great conversation and beautiful things.
Kristin Potler
LoveFeast Table
AlisonAlison has been rolling in Bliss for years, being a Blissdom veteran of both Canada and USA events. Between running her own maternity lingerie company, creating the online hit “Reflections Of Motherhood”, co-writing two best-selling books and raising her 3 kids, Alison is looking forward to leading her Blissdom community, but more importantly, dancing at night to music that doesn’t contain the Wiggles, Dora or High School Musical.
Alison :)
@NummiesBras
Wendy SchererWendy Goldman Scherer is the managing partner of The Social Studies Group, a social media research firm working with distinguished clients uncovering insights and strategies using social media monitoring, analysis, and netnography reporting. She’s married to an amazing researcher & cook (guess which impresses her more) and they have 3 teen sons. You can find her on Twitter at @wendyscherer and at gawk at all her other online obsessions at wendyscherer.com.
Wendy Scherer
@wendyscherer
LindseyEast coast native turned Utah local. Travel addict, talented multi-tasker, and total & complete spaz. Founder of Connective Circle - a blogger outreach and education organization with a growing network in Utah. Wife to one, mother to four, friend to many. Life aficionado and experienced fun facilitator. Lover and active participant in the fine arts and culinary world. I prefer warm colors, warm places, and warm people.
Lindsey Petersen
@linzlinzlinz
Molly ThornbergMolly Thornberg is a geek at heart who would ove to cover the world with googly eyes. She has a love for technology, stupid memes, gadgets and her 4 kids. She has taken those passions and created a career blogging. Molly’s current projects include: Digital Mom Blog, Babble Toddler, Babble Mom Crunch and How to Blog Camp. This is her fourth year at Blissdom and is stoked to be serving you as a community leader.
Molly
digitalmomblog
lindsey cheneyhandmade business owner, mom of 3, homeschooler, founder of "what i wore wednesday", avid crafter & fabric hoarder!
lindsey cheney
@thepleatedpoppy
Maya BisineerMaya is a tech entrepreneur and founder of MeMeTales.com - a website created to give parents the tools to raise smarter kids. She is passionate about using technology for the greater good.
Maya Bisineer
@thinkmaya @memetales
Amanda CowanAmanda is the Marketing Manager at Food on the Table, an app dedicated to help families take the stress out of dinner and shopping. She also manages Legal Alien Pecans, selling pecans from her farm in Roswell, NM. She is an aspiring cheese book author that is fascinated by all things food. She graduated from Washington & Lee University and earned an MBA from University of Texas at Austin.
Amanda
@foodonthetable
Stephanie McCraticBlogger turned pro, tech gadget addict who doesn't do IT (or trust the cloud), occasional health nut, and hopelessly transparent mom to a sassy preschooler who's lucky she's cute. Blogging is my obsession, so I turned play into work and joined the team of super-genius, mostly 20-somethings at CountryOutfitter.com. At 36 I'm practically an elder at work, which must mean I am indeed very wise. Let's be friends. Blissdom is my happy place.
Stephanie McCratic
@evolvedmommy
Crystal GonzalezCrystal is a wife, blogger, and a boutique owner. Crystal Faye is an online boutique that was created through her lifestyle blog, Crystal Faye. Crystal loves all things classy, monogrammed, and navy! Shopping at Crystal Faye is like walking into Crystal’s closet. Each item is hand selected to be the perfect addition to your daily lifestyle.
Crystal Gonzalez
@crystalfaye_
Tiffany ManleyTiffany is the sparkly mastermind behind Sweet Phenomena, a lifestyle blog focused on homeschooling and domestic violence awareness. When she's not homeschooling her daughter, shining as a wife, or writing, she does amazeballs things as a boutique business consultant. She’s been blogging for over two years and has written several eBooks for homeschoolers and parents looking for ideas on cooking with their children. Tiffany loves to read, bake, and play video games.
Tiffany Manley
Sweet Phenomena
Alissa CircleAlissa is a wife, mother, Editor at Rags to Stitches and Co-Founder of Pollinate Media Group, a social shopper marketing agency. Alissa loves building the blogging community through sharing stories about her blogging journey and experience working with brands. She has a consulting program she created to mentor blog + biz newbies navigate the world of blogging and create goals for continued growth. Alissa is also a contributor for Little Miss Momma and cupcakeMAG.
Rags to Stitches
@ragstostitches
Chris Ann BrekhusChris Ann co-founded LoveFeast™ Table blog in 2008 with her best friend Kristin. Being entrepreneurial, they knew they wanted to take what they had learned in previous business ventures (Chris Ann owned an antique shop) to create their dream business. In 2010 they launched LoveFeast Life & LoveFeast Shop, a carefully curated décor and gift boutique. They believe that a LoveFeast Lifestyle is being surrounded by inspiring people, great conversation and beautiful things.
Chris Ann Brekhus
LoveFeast Table
Jaima SchuttJaima Schutt has been a blogger and social media expert since 2011 that empowers women to find simple, healthy choices to create balance, health and harmony for their lives. She is a work at home mom who markets health and wellness products. She loves being able to teach and nurture her daughter from home while earning and income and inspiring others. Jaima writes at www.ringaroundtherosies.net!
Jaima
Ring Around the Rosies
Aimee BroussardCrafter. Baker. Apron Maker. Award Winning Cookie Creator. Her days are spent dreaming up over the top culinary concoctions, and her evenings designing equally over the top aprons to twirl around in. When she's not baking and apron making, she can be found testing recipes for Junior League's next cookbook, making craft room messes, or whipping up tailgating snacks. Aimee currently resides in Baton Rouge with husband Brian and insanely cute puppies, Stella & Milo.
Aimee Broussard
@aimeebroussard

Lifestyle – Fashion/Beauty, Food/Entertaining, Frugal Living, Health/Wellness, Travel

Kim-Marie EvansKim-Marie Evans is a freelance writer specializing in luxury and family travel. She has traveled the world with her four small children to places as glamorous as the south of France and as challenging as Rwanda. Her work has appeared in print and online. She is a regular contributor to WCBS-NY's "The Couch". You can find her best travel secrets on her award winning blog LuxuryTravelMom.com and also at TravelingMom.com.
Kim-Marie Evans
@luxurytravelmom
Monique FraustoMonique Frausto is a full-time blogger and freelance writer living in Los Angeles. She discovered blogging in 2008, little did she know it would become her passion. Her love of shopping and frustration with the fashion world led her to create CurvesandChaos.com-her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog. She is also a supporter of self-acceptance and promoting a positive body image. She remains active in the blogging community traveling, attending conferences, and events.
Monique Frausto
Curves and Chaos
Meagan FrancisMeagan Francis is a writer and blogger who's always got something new up her sleeve. Her blog www.TheHappiestMom.com helps mothers find more satisfaction in their lives. Her newest project, www.TheKitchenHour.com, makes getting dinner on the table more fun with video, a regular podcast and inspiring tips. Meagan lives with her husband and five kids in Michigan.
Meagan Francis
@meaganfrancis
Jen SchmidtAs a mom of five blessings, Jen Schmidt has learned to balance and embrace both the beauty and bedlam of every day life. As a motivational speaker and writer, Jen shares about that never ending journey at her lifestyle blog "Balancing Beauty and Bedlam,” as well as her new food blog, 10 Minute Dinners.
Jen Schmidt
@beautyandbedlam
Ruthanne GencoTo date Ruthanne has lost over 80 pounds and gained so much more – a healthier family, a passion for running, and a new outlook on life. On any given day, you’ll find her sneaking in a run before dawn or dragging the whole family out for a jog, dreaming of a Guinness and quite possibly Jack Bauer. Her passion is inspiring others to get moving and live healthy.
Ruthanne
eclecticwhatnot
Molly WeyMolly is a southern girl living in DC with her Yankee hubs and 2 boys. She writes at Stilettos and Diapers about motherhood, fashion and her attempts at mixing the two. Molly is the owner of MollySuzanne.com, a jewelry and accessories boutique. She is a contributor for Together in 10 and has been featured on BlogHer and Home Made Simple. Cooking, craftiness and shopping are some of her favorites.
Molly Wey
@stilettodiapers
Monica BarnettWith over nine years of formal personal styling and image consulting experience, Monica has advised DC politicos, styled Chicago executives, and curated New York entrepreneurs. She has performed professional development training for major companies such as Time, Inc., Comcast Cable, and NBC Universal. As founder/EIC of Blueprint for Style, Monica knows how to develop the right style; and style is the conscious selectivity of elements that work in concert to create a curated image.
Monica Barnett
@Blueprint4Style
Mariah LeesonMariah Leeson is the author, owner & creative mind behind Giggles Galore. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. Giggles Galore focuses on sharing creative parties, DIY crafts, along with tips & hints for creating memorable occasions filled with giggles galore. She believes that details are what set ordinary events apart from EXTRAORDINARY events, even in everyday life!
Mariah Leeson
@Giggles_Galore
Kate BryanKate is a hairstylist, blogger, and beauty product enthusiast. Drop her off at Sephora, and she'll be occupied for hours. Likewise, you can also drop her off around a litter of kittens and she'll be equally as happy. She started her blog a few years ago, and it's become a resource for women looking to learn new styling techniques, makeup tips, and personal style inspiration.
Kate Bryan
@K8_smallthings
Rachel MatthewsRachel Matthews is a deep-fried Southern belle, married to a cowboy boot wearin', Harley ridin’,Texan Prince Charming. She’s the proud mom of two 8th generation Texans. Rachel loves cute boots, her Canon camera, belly laughs with friends, the beach, and her family, and writes about it all at A Southern Fairytale.
Rachel Matthews
A Southern Fairytale @SthrnFairytale
Jody HalstedIreland family travel expert. Writer & photographer of captivating travel escapades & family foibles. Living the dream in Iowa; dreaming of living in Ireland. Midwest based freelance writer specializing in family travel.
Jody Halsted
@iatraveler
Karin Katherine TaylorKarin Katherine is a Homeschooling Trophy Mom of 5 who has been married for 13 yrs to her favorite Road Warrior. When she isn’t driving her children to extra-curricular activities she likes to blog about life as a Corporate Wife, Motherhood, Faith, Entertaining, Travel & how to get herself out of sweat pants & pony tails. Stop by TrophyMomDiaries.com and say hello
Karin Katherine
@KarinKath
Jodi GrundigJodi Grundig has been writing about family finances, family travel, family food, mom beauty, and products at Mom's Favorite Stuff since 2007. In 2011, she launched Family Travel Magazine, and is also co-founder of Boston Parent Bloggers. Jodi resides in the suburbs of Boston with her husband, 6-year old son, and 8-year old daughter.
Jodi Grundig
@JodiGrundig
Heather SolosHeather Solos is co-founder and CEO of SpinPicks, LLC a web / mobile app designed to explore the visual web. Her day job is at FeedBlitz, LLC where she is the Community Manager, handling customer support and outreach. She Home-Ec 101 Skills for Everyday Living, released in 2012 and based on the blog she started in 2007. She lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and really needs a nap.
Heather Solos
@heathersolos
Jenny MartinJenny Martin is the writer behind SouthernSavers.com, one of the leading frugal living websites in the South. In the past 5 years, Jenny has seen Southern Savers grow into a community of over 1.5 million users. She works directly with a number of companies, consulting and establishing brand partnerships, including BOB Strollers, Kellogg's, Aveeno, Recyclebank, Procter & Gamble, TJ Maxx, CVS, Publix and many others.
Jenny
@SouthernSavers
Courtney WhitmoreCourtney Whitmore is a party blogger and published cookbook author (Push-Up Pops, Candy Making For Kids, & Frostings). She regularly styles and recipe develops for brands such as Michaels, Tostitos, & Hersheys. She holds a masters in Organizational Leadership and also writes for a number of sites including Disney and The Huffington Post.
Courtney Whitmore
@PIZZAZZERIE

Parenting/Family/Special Needs

Robin O’BryantRobin O’Bryant is an award-winning humor columnist and the blogger behind “Robin’s Chicks.” She is the author of the indie bestseller, Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves. She is contributor to Huffington Post Parents and NickMom.
Robin O'Bryant
@robinobryant
Carmen StaicerMom to six incredibly loud and opinionated kids who are always right no matter what. I have my black belt in Muay Thai boxing. My passions include Zumba and Crossfit classes, reading and cooking. A desire to eat as close to nonprocessed as possible doesn't mean I don't love me some Diet Coke. And some coffee. Always, with the coffee. We deal with asthma, food allergies, autistic spectrum issues, and smart mouths every day.
Carmen
@mttsm
Michelle RoushShell is a former teacher turned work-at-home mom. She is cofounder of Other Half Media, which takes on blogging and social media projects for companies and bloggers. A former Babble blogger, she currently shares social media tips on SITS. BlogHer named Shell a 2012 Voice of the Year. In her free time(ha!) and when she’s not managing the chaos caused by her three boys, she writes on her personal blog, Things I Can’t Say.
Shell Roush
@shellthings
Allison OlfeltAllison Olfelt blogs at O My Family, makes babies, and remodels houses. After meeting her DIY-obsessed husband at 18 and marrying him at 21, she had 2 beautiful baby boys in 22 months. She's not trying to fit it all in by 30, she just thinks family is so freaking awesome.
Allison Olfelt
O My Family
Ellen SeidmanEllen Seidman is a magazine editor, blogger and content consultant who's mom to two kids. She's proud of her award-winning blog, Love That Max, and even prouder of her kids' accomplishments. In her spare time, she likes to breathe.
Ellen Seidman
@LoveThatMax
Claire LarsonClaire chronicles her life as an Army wife navigating the world with four sons, two dogs, and one Sergeant Handsome on her blog, The Half-Hearted Housewife. She also works for an all-girls sleepaway camp, which makes up for the lack of estrogen in her house and also makes her really good at being cheesy and welcoming in a big group of ladies. This is her first Blissdom and she couldn't be more excited!
Claire, aka The Half-Hearted Housewife
@thehhhousewife
Jen MurrayJen (QuatroMama) got more than she could ever "ask or imagine" when she became the mother of quadruplet boys in 2007 and has been living to tell about ever since. You'll finding her sharing insight on family, frugal, faith, food, and fun {multiplied} at 4tunate.net Her heart is to reach out to other moms in this mayhem of motherhood to encourage their hearts that if she can survive this, they will too!
Jen Murray (QuatroMama)
4tunate/@QuatroMama

Photography/Video/Vlogging

Casey CoombsCasey knows this is where she's supposed to tell you how many important and wonderful things she's done with herself online over the past several years, but she's more interested in learning about you. Casey considers herself to be an excellent hugger and nap aficionado. She is also strongly against the use of 3rd person, but can pull it off.
Casey Mullins
@mooshinindy
Bridget IveyBridget Ivey captures every day life through photography and written word on her personal blog, TheIveyLeague.com. Keeping up with four small children, all of their homeschool lessons, a photography business, and her volunteer responsibilities at church always keep her on the go, but she is learning to just be still. Bridget loves to read, sing, and take more pictures than she knows what to do with.
Bridget Ivey
@IveyLeagueMama
Rachel McPhillipsRachel is a jack-of-all-trades kind of gal. Not only a mom to two princesses, but also a runner, a blogger, a photographer, and a social media addict. She is a FitFluential Ambassador also. Her blog, Running Backwards in High Heels, allows her to showcase all of her triumphs and failures in the same place. Follow her on Twitter at @runinhighheels. You can also check out her out at Rachel McPhillips Photography.
Rachel McPhillips
@runinhighheels
Melissa DuncanMelissa is a southern girl who vlogs and blogs at The View From Five Two. She shares videos and stories about her adventures with her too-serious husband and her crazy goldendoodle puppy. Melissa attempts to craft, sometimes with success, and fails miserably in the kitchen, but she always has fun and enjoys sharing her everyday life. In her spare time, Melissa drinks too much coffee, eats too much chocolate, and coaches figure skating classes.
Melissa
@ViewFromFiveTwo
Deanna GarretsonDeanna Garretson is a Southern California coffee-loving (sometime) blogger, photographer and graphic designer who cooks, creates, reads, diets, and shares it all on her blog, Domestic Chicky.
Deanna (Chicky!)
Domestic Chicky
Jenny IngramLong-time blogger, longer-time mother to 3... Jenny lives in the Pacific NorthWET where she blogs and vlogs about LIFE. Jenny shares stories of family and food and non-sewing crafts, the occasional post about "running" and the ever-elusive pursuit of balance. All tempered with a heart for spreading laughter through storytelling... Jenny and her stories are powered by caffeine, sparkle, and dancing.
Jenny Ingram
@jennyonthespot
Kristi BonneyKristi Bonney is a writer, photographer and speaker with a deep-seated love for all things social media. Her blog, Live and Love Out Loud, is a beautiful and inspiring hub for photographers of all skill levels – featuring photography tips and tutorials, freebies and inspiring photo challenges. Kristi’s passion for photography is matched by her love of parenting and empowering women.
Kristi Bonney
@TweetingMama
Sarah HalsteadWife, Mom, Photographer, Special Needs Advocate, DIY-er, Crafter
Sarah Halstead
In the Moment With...
Lucrecer BraxtonLucrecer Braxton is an award-winning photographer living in Cincinnati with her three awesome children. She loves to laugh, dance and sing personalized birthday songs to her friends and family...opera-style, of course. She writing about Living the Good Life with intention and purpose on her blog (www.lucrecer.com).
Lucrecer
@lucrecerbraxton
Katie YorkSince 2005, Katie has been an extremely active member of the blogging community both online and behind the scenes. She has been a speaker & Community Leader at past BlissDom conferences, managed and contributed to various group blogs, in addition to fostering an iPhoneography addiction of epic proportions. She can almost always be found on Instagram and Twitter, sharing the world she captures one frame at a time.
Katie York
@motherbumper
Kristen DukeKristen Duke is a portrait photographer and lifestyle blogger who shares photo tips, home decor, recipes, party ideas, and stories of her life on her blog, Capturing Joy. There is joy all around, and she aims to capture it, along with encouraging others to do so as well. Kristen is the author of the beginner photo book, Say NO to Auto.
Kristen Duke
kristenduke7

Social Good/Faith/Social Justice

Sarabeth JonesSarabeth Jones is a creative who loves all kinds of artistic work: writing, directing, acting, design, photography, and the occasional flash mob. She's lucky enough to work at a church that values exactly those kinds of things. Her personal stage can be found at thedramatic.com - where life is series of scenes: some with fabulous costumes, some with witty lines, and some that she wishes she could just edit out.
Sarabeth Jones
@sarabethjones
Diana StoneWriter, Army wife, and mother to one here, two in heaven. Expecting Baby #4 in August while juggling homeschooling and working from home. You can find me on my blog Hormonal Imbalances, Twitter @lifeasaSAHM, or on Babble, SheReadsTruth, and Liberating Working Moms talking on all different aspects of my life.
Diana Stone
@lifeasaSAHM
Mary CarverMary Carver is a recovering perfectionist, writing about her imperfect life - from dieting and housekeeping to parenting and faith - and encouraging other women to give up on perfect and get on with life. She loves books, she watches too much TV, and M&Ms are her love language.
Mary Carver
Giving Up on Perfect

Writing/Publishing

Kat TierneyKat Tierney is a funky and sassy girl with a lot of spunk. She is a lover of words, creator of stories and has a passion for photography. When she is not writing on her personal blog, Sassy Irish Lassie, you can find her creating bliss as an Editor for Blissfully Domestic. A five year Blissdom veteran, Kat hopes to spark the same love and excitement she has for writing and photography in others.
Kat Tierney
@sassyirishlasie
Kyran PittmanKyran Pittman has been blogging about her "big, little life" since 2006. She has since become a frequent contributor to Good Housekeeping magazine; and the author of a critically acclaimed memoir, "Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life." She lives in Little Rock with her husband and three sons, where she continues to chronicle her days at PlantingDandelions.com, a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog.
Kyran Pittman
@KyranPittman
Abby Barnhartif people are pastries then abby is a mixed berry pie, hot out of the oven, waiting on your windowsill for thieving. in any given slice, you'll get a bite of poetry, a sprinkle of wit, and a dose of "dress for the day" inspiration. if that doesn't whet your appetite, she's cooking up brand messaging and calorie-free blog bios in her new kitchen at abbyleighcreative.com. dearabbyleigh.com: serving morsels of metaphor and malaprop since 2008.
Abby Barnhart
@dearabbyleigh
SiliEntrepreneur by morning, student by afternoon, blogger by night and Mami 24/7, Sili believes there are no such things as coincidences and living out your dream means reaching for your bliss. Owner and Chief Executive Mami for Mami Ink Media, Sili strives to live out her passion for helping others by providing dream coaching and social media management to those who seek it. Books and gadgets round out her list of favorite things.
Sili
@MyMamihood
Robin O’BryantRobin O’Bryant is an award-winning humor columnist and the blogger behind “Robin’s Chicks.” She is the author of the indie bestseller, Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves. She is contributor to Huffington Post Parents and NickMom.
Robin O'Bryant
@robinobryant
Nish WeisethNish is a dreamer, schemer, believer, trouble-maker, and rabble-rouser. She’s the founder and Editor-in-Chief of A Deeper Story and her passion is to empower others to share their stories for the sake of mutual understanding and the advancement of social good. She’s in the middle of writing her first book, and the process just might kill her dead. Nish lives with her husband, two kids and two dogs in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nish Weiseth
@NishWeiseth
Amber HainesAmber C Haines has 4 sons, a guitar-playing husband, theRunaMuck, and rare friends. She loves the funky, the narrative, and the dirty South. She finds community among the broken and wants to know your story. Amber is curator with her husband Seth Haines of Mother Letters. They are in the process of learning how to live in true community, to care for the orphan, and to love the broken body of Christ.
Amber C Haines
@AmberCHaines