United States Women’s National Soccer Team Captain, three-time Olympic gold medal winner and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Christie Rampone is now a part of Momtourage’s team of mom bloggers. After living in Monmouth and Ocean counties for most of her life and delivering both of her daughters at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Rampone shares her unique perspective on family, fitness and the challenges of motherhood.
Alix is a former television anchor and reporter who stepped away from the cameras to be a stay-at-home mom. Now a mother-of-two on the Momtourage beat, she keeps her toddlers constantly busy with daily activities and trips around the Garden State. She somehow manages to find time for herself when she can through blogging, volunteering, and being a freelance writer and publicist on the Jersey Shore.
"Hug your kids, everyone.
This self described "fit mamma of two" is one of our most dedicated Momtourage bloggers. She’s currently working toward building a family fitness franchise and continues to make good on her commitment to help her fellow mothers keep fit, sane and sexy 365 days a year. Be sure to check out Lori's health and fitness site, "Mommy Moves."
"I am a Jersey girl; Jersey girls do not give up. We are strong, and we will rebuild.
This busy mother is also a doula and health coach, tirelessly committed to helping pregnant women and moms stay healthy and fit. A former English teacher, Cristie is known throughout the Momtourage for her unique balance of humor, imagery and insight. For more, see her blog, "The Right-Hand Mom."
"The kids have to spend a few hours at the end of summer doing their projects and hopefully it won't kill their love for the reading they were doing naturally. I'll listen to them grumble about it. I'll agree that it stinks but I'll push them to get it done.
Clarissa Nassar is a California native living at the Jersey Shore with her husband and three children. Her blog, The Posh Parent, chronicles her life from busy homemaker to photographer to youth minister and recent back-to-college student. Her ultimate goal is to encourage moms to be the best versions of themselves, which she does through inspirational quotes, fashion advice and lifestyle tips on her blog and Facebook page.
Sheila H., code name "Monmouth County Parenting Examiner," brings a little attitude (and a lot of know how) to the Momtourage posse. But if you really want to know this prolific writer, you’d be best going to the source. You can start by checking out her blog, "Pieces of a Mom."
"Freelance writer. Blogger. Wine and tea drinker. Taker of pictures. Maker of lists. Reader of books.
Beth is a thirty-something mom to three children who keep her on the move. She stays involved by going above and beyond as Cub Scout/Brownie leader and soccer mom. She loves seeing the world with her family and tries to travel as often as possible. She loves to keep moving in the online world as well. In addition to Momtourage, Beth has garnered a following at family travel site Trekaroo, on Twitter and through her blog, Life in the BAT Cave.
Carly Walko is a thirty-something wife and mother obsessed with all things fashion and style Whether it be giving style tips on her fashion blog “ThirtySomethingFashion”
or outfitting women through her personal-shopping business, Carly’s greatest pleasure is helping women feel their absolute best!
A 2010 Nickelodeon Parents Connect Top Parenting Blog nominee, I turned to blogging as a way to vent about my life as the "CEO" of my family. When I’m not tweeting, blogging or running my household, I can be found "pinning" things in my virtual closet, reading celebrity gossip magazines, watching chick-flicks, shopping, & spending quality time with friends & family!
Check out Chrissy's blog, "Organized Chaos"