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Meet Our Seacoast Moms Blog Contributors

Adelle

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Hi! I’m Adelle, like the singer except with two Ls and, let’s just be clear, it was my name first. But at least now the baristas can spell it right…almost. Anyway, I was raised and lived most of my life in the crazy Silicon Valley of Northern California, and I’m a recent transplant to the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Big sigh of relief — I’m finally home! I share this life with my husband of almost 20 years, Gabe, and our two sons, ages 14 and 10. In order to survive, I’ve been writing about our wild and crazy existence for over 10 years. After a working-mom in advertising and marketing, I’m now at home with my boys and writing full-time. Or rather, I’m a full-time mom and I write in the meager spare time that affords. I’m a member of the Redbud Writer’s Guild, a regular contributor to ParentLife magazine, and a featured essayist in Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives, April 2017. I love great fiction, design and decorating, Gabe’s hand-crafted lattés, shoes, and getting my hands into the dirt all summer long. Stop by my blog or follow me on Facebook to read more about my messy, imperfect, boy-mom life.

Airial

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Hello, I’m Airial! Though a New Hampshire native, I moved to the Seacoast in 2003. I am a former business owner and self-proclaimed “mompreneur” (mom+entrepreneur), who made the transition to a stay-at-home parent in 2014. I have three daughters, but currently have FIVE children in the house ages six and under.

As a mother, adoptive mother, and foster mother, I have come to recognize my super power is the ability to wrangle large groups of children without losing my mind! I adore home cooking, sensible shoes, my ridiculously handy husband Gary, and attempting (daily) to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Read more over on my blog: http://thekitchencowgirl.com

Amanda

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Hello, I’m Amanda! I’m a Certified Whole30 coach, part-time librarian, blogger, and full-time SAHM to three adorable boys, and a die-hard Jersey girl at heart. We are recent transplants to the Seacoast after living in Boston for four years while I earned my MFA in Poetry. My husband Patrick and I married on a snowy October day four years ago and it was a perfect prelude to our chaotic, yet beautiful life.

We have moved four times since that day and are very happy to settle down in the Seacoast and raise our family. I love talking about my faith, drinking strong black coffee (or strong white wine), and beekeeping.

Arielle

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Hello, I’m Arielle! I am the Founder and Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant at Expect to Sleep Again Sleep Consulting, LLC. After having grown up in the Granite State, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University and settled in MA. I became a self-proclaimed “sleep geek” after the birth of my daughter, and have since made it my mission to help families get the rest they need in order to enjoy a happier, healthier life.

I offer a variety of services including sleep-specific Facebook troubleshooting groups, in-person workshops, and individualized sleep consultations. I live with my three-year-old daughter, and two longhaired dachshunds in Bolton, MA.

Danaea

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Hi there! I’m Danaea! I grew up in upstate New York, came to college in Boston and lived around there for almost 10 years. About a year-and-a-half ago, we moved our family up to the Seacoast. I’m an Accounting Professor at Endicott College, sell Essential Oils, and am passionate about DIYs, clean eating, and finding new ways to stay in shape! Motherhood has been my favorite journey of all and I hope to someday add to it and have a tribe of little ones running around. I have some major OCD tendencies, but not the kind that would land me a season on TLC. I am slightly obsessed with reality TV, and have also convinced my husband he should be, too. I love to cook, but it doesn’t happen too often. My husband is the chef in our house. My favorite place to be is home, with my daughter, my hubs, our two dogs and my cozy pants and my coffee. You can follow along with my family adventures on Instagram at @danaea!

Erin

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Hello, I’m Erin! I live in Nottingham, NH with my husband, three-year-old daughter, and our dapper Australian Shepherd, (Bill) Murray.

I’m a Holistic Nutritionist practicing on the seacoast. I am passionate about food quality, self care, non-toxic living, yoga (I’m a certified teacher), and 90s rap music. I love to learn (I hold a B.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics, and am currently studying to become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner), teach (I educate clients privately, run online group nutrition programs, and lead workshops), cook (when it comes to food, this girl is crafty like ice is cold), and write (my blog is rife with recipes, health musings and nutrition guidance).

As an eating disorder survivor and autoimmune disease warrior, I want to help other women feel good in their bodies. I’ve won the battles, and I promise you can, too. You can learn more about me and what I do on my website, ErinHoltHealth.com

Eva

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Hello, I’m Eva! I spend most of my time wrangling my two kids, Noah and Zoe! I live in Portsmouth with said kids, my husband Dan, and our two dogs. Life is crazy but great.

Heather

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Hello, I’m Heather! Born and raised in New Hampshire, I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to raise our two tiny humans, Stephanie and Uriah, alongside my husband in the beautiful Seacoast community. As a mental health therapist by trade, and full-time mama by life, I find balance in helping my kids to explore the world through deliciously messy play, connecting with other families in the area, having a good belly laugh, and enjoying a strong cup of coffee.

My passions include pouring my heart into writing, getting lost in watercolor painting, spending time along the ocean, and discovering new recipes to cook up for my family. When I’m not chasing after my kids or digging in our garden, I work to educate and share about essential oils use for mental health and holistic wellness.

Johnna

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Hello, I’m Johnna! I live in South Berwick, Maine and I’m a part-time hair stylist and full-time mom to my four and two-year-old sons. My favorite things to do include, reading, online shopping, yoga, and snuggling with my family at the end of a long day. I also volunteer for a local animal rescue and have welcomed around 20 dogs (so far!) into our home while they waited for their forever families. I live for girls’ nights with my besties and Netflix nights with my hubby–each preferred paired with a delicious wine and cheese. Motherhood has been a mysterious, challenging, empowering, and messy ride so far. I strongly believe in cultivating a sisterhood of confidantes to survive and even thrive in this crazy phase of life.

Krysten

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Hello, I’m Krysten! I am mom to Everett John, now 18-months-old. Everett came to us after I turned 40, and my husband and I now find ourselves juggling the trials of new parenthood in the “older” bracket. It’s a whole new world to us and we’re figuring things out as Everett progresses from infant-hood to toddler-hood.

We have lived in Dover, New Hampshire for more than a decade and are learning our way around the parks, playgrounds, and parent groups available in the Seacoast. I can’t wait to share our adventures with you and get tips from other readers.

Laura

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Hello, I’m Laura! The night I fell in love with my husband, I drank too much Patron and choked on a cherry I was trying to eat seductively. Despite my best efforts, chaos reigns. Ever set underwear on fire? Accidentally flung a brownie at a selectman? Fallen fully clothed into a bathtub of freezing water? I have.

I’m a potty-mouthed mommy of two little girls, farm wife, photographer, writer, and special educator. I’m happiest barefoot in the sunshine, playing with my kids, drinking tea with gal pals, or reading something a little smutty. I believe life’s best lessons are learned in chaos.

Laurie

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Hello, I’m Laurie! I live in Exeter with my husband and two kids, am a co-owner of YOGASMITH, teach Health & Sport Sciences for Capital University, and always enjoy a good evening of surfing followed by a cold drink on the beach. Since childhood, I’ve found joy and strength in getting outside, being active and competitive, and seeing the world.

I found my passion studying Exercise Physiology at UNH (go Wildcats!) and Health Education at BU. I spent a decade in Boston teaching others how to live healthy lives before coming back to NH. Thank God for the Downeaster Train that gets me back to Boston when I need a fix! Now that I’m a mom, I realize that the best thing I can do for my children is to teach them a love for being outside, staying active, exploring the world…and cheering for the Red Sox, of course.

Liza

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Hello I’m Liza! Being a member of the Seacoast for over 10 years, I feel deeply rooted and at home here in New Hampshire. My husband, daughter and I live only 30 minutes from the beach and an hour from the mountains. We have two fur babies, Ozie, a Yorkie-Poo, and Airlie, a Himalayan.

I taught elementary school for eight years, but after my daughter’s birth in July 2015, I decided to use my Masters in Education to pursue my passion in personal finance, changing lives and be a work from home Mama.

My financial journey started five years ago. I was working one full time job and two part time jobs, and still couldn’t pay my bills and debt. It wasn’t until I finally said yes to what I wanted that COMPLETELY changed my life. Since then, my relationship with money has become the best it ever has. I have paid off over $70,000 in debt, and now have money for things I never could have imagined before (family vacations, emergencies, even car repairs). I have a passion to help others experience this same success. Connecting with you is one way to get started, email me at [email protected] You can also find me on Instagram as lizawitonis.

Lydia

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I am a 28 year old mom of three girls who don’t sleep through the night! They are 3 months, 2 years and 5.5 years. I’ve spent my whole life on the Seacoast. I grew up in Lee, NH and graduated from UNH. Now, I live just across the border in South Berwick, ME with my husband, Travis, and our ridiculously fluffy Maine coon cat, Penny. When I’m not grocery shopping or watching my brood, I run the yoga studio that I own with my mom: Yoga in ME (in Eliot, ME). I am passionate about “real food” cooking, reading, music, coffee, ignoring my husband’s texts to mess with him, and growing my yearly garden of (mostly) weeds.

Lyndy

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Hello, I’m Lyndy! I am a native New Englander who hates the snow but loves the beach. I’m so thankful to be married to the most extraordinary man I have ever met and mommy to four incredible children. After having 3 daughters, Madylyn (Sept 2008), Matilda (Dec 2011), and Lennon (March 2014), I had no idea what it was like to have a son. The night Locryn (Nov 2016) was born, I realized it was amazing.

When I’m not being wife and mother, you can find me at my other gig, homeschooling my children. Most days I feel like I’m failing at everything and succeeding at nothing, but I like to think it’s a sign I’m doing something right. I would love to share what I do in my free time, but these days that mostly consists of enjoying a warm cup of coffee, taking a shower uninterrupted, and annoying my kids with my slight obsession of photographing the chaos that comes along with being a family of six! From home birth to homeschool, motherhood has been filled with adventures and I look forward to sharing some of those with you. I can also be found over at my blog, Living A New View.

Molly

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Hello, I’m Molly! I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Training Wheels Occupational Therapy in Portsmouth Originally from Rhode Island, my husband and I moved to the Seacoast by way of NYC. I eventually surrendered all of my high heels and now wear Birkenstocks as often as possible.

I lived without a kitchen for six months, while pregnant with a toddler when our house was under construction. Our boys are now two and five, and I am in the eternal quest for life-work balance. When my husband isn’t traveling for work, we are all helping to run his family’s apple farm!

Nikki

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Hi, I’m Nikki! I was a Creative Director + Copywriter in New York City for 14 years before moving to the Seacoast and diving headfirst into the crazy, beautiful world of work-from-home-momdom. My people are my husband and four-year-old daughter, and I love to write for fun on a Friday night.

Rachel H.

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Hello, I’m Rachel! I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Maine. Now I live in Seacoast New Hampshire with my ruggedly handsome husband, our sweet son, dog, and two cats. I received my degree in Marine Biology from Hawai’i Pacific University and soon after graduating I moved to Boston and began working in animal medicine. A few years after getting married, my husband and I found ourselves moving to New Hampshire and expecting our son. Now you can find me teaching yoga classes throughout Seacoast New Hampshire.

I have traveled a bunch, LOVE the ocean, I always have a thousand “projects” happening at once, love a good workout, and have found the perfect balance between lazy weekends and having adventures.

Rachel P.

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Hello, I’m Rachel! I’m a first time mom who lives in Raymond with my husband Anthony, my mini-me son Harvey, our two crazy cats, and our curious dog. We have a full household! I grew up on the NH Seacoast and spent many of those days hanging out at the beach, running around downtown Portsmouth with friends, or hiking and exploring the coast. I work full time currently as a retail manager, which is where I met my husband.

In my free time I continue on my quest to find the best cup of coffee. I’ve found a few runner-ups, but still can’t commit to a number one favorite yet. I love to cook, and spend countless hours searching Pinterest and scouring the internet to search for the perfect meal to cook for my family. I’m so excited to meet other moms as through this blogging journey!
Follow me on Instagram @bumbling.mama

Stephanie

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Hello, I’m Stephanie! I grew up climbing trees and chasing fireflies here in NH, and I love watching my son Rohan do the same! I adore the Seacoast’s close-knit community and constant stream of wholesome family activities, and I feel grateful to be here. I have a Master’s in English Education and have taught both at home and abroad. Writing has been a quiet passion of mine since childhood, and I admire anyone who has the courage to put pen to paper and express themselves.

My husband and I are from different cultures, so ours is a multicultural, bilingual home. We divide our time and hearts to family both in the U.S. and India, trying to give our son the best of both worlds. It isn’t always easy balancing here and there, but I grew up watching my European parents do the same. They taught me to be curious, appreciative, and respectful when merging two cultures, because you find more silver linings than roadblocks. This inspires me to be a better mother every day.

Taylor

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Hello, I’m Taylor! I am Mama to three beautiful kids, ages five and three, and a brand new little guy who is snuggling me as I write this. Parenting with my amazing partner James has sent us on a quest to craft the very best life we can imagine for our family. To us, that means that each of us (kids included) can pursue our passions while spending as much time as possible together as a family unit. Since 2011, we have moved three times and both changed careers multiple times. We’re now happily settled in the Seacoast, a truly special place that we think will be our forever home.

We both work from home, trading time spent working and time spent with our kids. We are passionate about our homeschooled children taking the lead in their own learning and our days are spent supporting them and their interests. I am a birth and postpartum doula and co-founder of New Mama Project, a site filled with resources and support to help new mothers navigate the postpartum transition and the profound identity shift of becoming a mom. I love exploring the Seacoast, dreaming about traveling, learning to knit, and reading and talking about homeschooling and unschooling.

Whitney

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I’m Whitney! I’m a clinical social worker and therapist with a private practice in downtown Portsmouth [www.whitneywesthelle.com]. I’ve lived here for 13 years and I love living here so much, I imported friends from across the country. I live with my husband and our two kids who remind me what is important. I think that life is better when you are surrounded by people you love, that the little things in life are the big things and that there is nothing wrong with putting ice in my Chardonnay.