Guest contributors

(in alphabetical order by last name)

Jacquelyn Bauer

ContributorJacquelyn lives in Canada with her son and husband. Director of customer service for a software company by day, and wife, mother, and chef at heart/food blogger by night; Jacquelyn’s days are pretty full. When she’s not busy trying out a fascinating new dish, scouring Wikipedia, or playing peek-a-boo with her son, you can find her nose buried in a book. You can follow Jacquelyn on Twitter (@jnbauer) or visit her cooking blog at

Wendy Baudín

Wendy Baudín | The MomiverseWendy Baudin, MPA, SLC started paving her path to become a Self-Love Sherpa 30 years ago while doing plenty of deep and heavy lifting in her own life. She dealt with and overcame a wide range of challenges ranging from surviving a near-death experience, suffering the tragic loss of a twin son at birth, divorce, and being a care giver for a parent. Through these experiences, she acquired the skills to move ahead with grace, without carrying the weight of such heavy baggage. Utilizing a lifetime of formal and enrichment education, Wendy’s mission today is to work side by side with women at mid-life. Working together, Wendy takes them on a step-by-step journey to reach their goals for life and work.

Susan Stone Belton

Susan Stone Belton, family coach and motivational speaker, is a certified special education teacher with over 40 years experience working with families. She has presented hundreds of talks to Bay Area groups and works with individual families to help solve their parenting concerns. Susan is the author of Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk, a book for parents with children of every age.


Robyn Benincasa

Robyn BenincasaRobyn Benincasa is a World Champion Adventure Racer, 3x Guinness World Record Kayaker, City of San Diego Firefighter, 10x Ironman Triathlete, sought-after leadership speaker, New York Times Bestselling author of How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth, proud owner of 2 bionic metal hips, and the Founder and CEO of The 501c3 Project Athena Foundation, which helps survivors live an adventurous dream as part of their recovery. In her spare time, Robyn’s favorite hobby is inspiring people to do insane, life affirming things like run their first triathlon, start their own business, hike the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim, or kayak and ride 100 miles from Key Largo to Key West. For more information visit and

Nicole Betti

Nicole BettiNicole Betti is a style writer and the proud owner of Gold Coast Couture, a fabulous online boutique that carries designer hats, jewelry and clutch purses. She’s a firm believer in the fact that any outfit looks better with a hat or fascinator. To learn more and check out the collection, head to today.


Richard Craig Bezozo, M.D.

Richard Craig Bezozo, M.D. is President of MoleSafe U.S.A., where he helps direct all operational and service logistics. In addition to his role in day-to-day responsibilities, Dr. Bezozo is an influential force behind the expansion of MoleSafe facilities in the U.S. MoleSafe services provide a special imaging technology, dermoscopy, which can help to detect early skin cancer, specifically melanoma. Additionally, Dr. Bezozo is currently CEO and full-time physician at Care Station Medical Group of New Jersey. He is a consultant on current issues including, Occupational Medicine, Occupational work practices, controlling healthcare costs and improving outcomes and drugs in the workplace.

Dr. Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba | The MomiverseMichele Borba, Ed.D., is an educational psychologist, former teacher, and mom who is recognized for offering research-driven advice culled from a career of working with over one million parents, educators, and children. A frequent Today show contributor she also appears on Dr. Phil, The View, CNN American Morning, and The Early Show, Michele is the author of 22 books. For more information visit

Sherry Borsheim

Sherry Borsheim | Contributor |The MomiverseSherry Borsheim is the founder of Simply Productive, an international organization expert, and has appeared on national media including HGTV. Sherry is an author and sought-after speaker who loves helping busy professionals, business owners and moms organize their chaos at home, at work and in their life. Sherry believes there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to getting organized and that your organizing systems need to work for you and the people in your life. Contact Sherry to get organized today at

Barbara Bowden

Barbara Bowden is attorney and owner of The Law Offices of Barbara A. Bowden. Barbara’s favorite part about being a defense attorney is handling a case from beginning to end – turning something from a negative into something positive. She is extremely passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives through the tireless work of her law office. When Barbara is not in the office, she is doing her other job – being a mom to her two daughters.

Sherianna Boyle

Sherianna BoyleSherianna Boyle is an adjunct Psychology Professor and author of five books the most recent being The Four Gifts of Anxiety and Choosing Love. Her work has been featured in Psychology Today and Psych Central. For more information on her private services, workshops, and classes on increasing love go to


Ariadne Brill

Ariadne BrillAriadne Brill is the mother to three children. She has a B.S. in Communication, is a certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator, and continues to advance her studies in child development, psychology, and family counseling. Ariadne is also the founder of the Positive Parenting Connection and the author of Twelve Alternatives to Time Out: Connected Discipline Tools for Raising Cooperative Children.



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Lee Brochstein

ContributorLee Brochstein is a been there done that mom of two as well as a certified professional divorce coach, blogger, a well-known author and a nationally known expert from her appearances on television and radio talk shows. She works with individuals, attorneys, mediators and families to help navigate the process of life after divorce.

To find out more about how Lee’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach, guidance and business sense can help take the emotion out of the process of rebuilding your life and get you on the fast track to finding happiness again, please visit her at or, you can also follow her on twitter at @LeeBrochstein or find her on Facebook.

Evelyn Roberts Brooks

Evelyn Roberts Brooks | The MomiverseEvelyn Roberts Brooks is a bestselling author, speaker and transformational life coach. Visit to enjoy over 400 articles, webinar invitations and receive your free 3-Way Guilt & Stress Busters gift collection. To learn more about W.A.I.T. and other tools for working in harmony with the universal laws, see her book, You Were Born to Triumph: Create a Five-Star Life in Your Quantum Kitchen. For your free parenting workshop video gift, The Secret to Family Harmony, and articles about raising great children and enjoying a happy family life, visit her parenting tools.

Armin Brott

Armin Brott | Contributor | The MomiverseArmin Brott’s bestselling books, including the recent release Fathering Your School Age Child, have helped millions of men around the world become the fathers they want to be – and their children need them to be. Armin has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television shows, writes a nationally syndicated column, Ask Mr. Dad, and hosts a weekly radio show. He lives in Oakland, California. For more information visit

Dan Castro

Dan CastroDan Castro is the award-winning author of Hidden Solutions All Around You: Why Some People Can See Them and Some Can’t. He’s also an attorney, and a serial entrepreneur who has built a law firm, real estate brokerage, property management company, loan servicing company, marketing company, real estate investment company, and real estate investing boot camp. For more information visit

Claudette Chenevert

Claudette Chenevert, author and sought-after Stepmom coach, has lived in your shoes as a mom and stepmom. She’s been there and done that and now teaches other women on what not to do in stepfamily relationships. Download your free audio The 3 Biggest Mistakes Stepfamilies Make at


Alison Cooper Chisolm

Alison Cooper Chisolm | The MomiverseAlison Cooper Chisolm heads the college admissions consulting practice at Ivey College Consulting. She came to private consulting after working in admissions for more than 10 years at three selective universities (Southern Methodist University, University of Chicago, and Dartmouth College).


Dr. Sue Cornbluth

Sue CornbluthDr. Sue Cornbluth is a nationally recognized parenting expert in high conflict parenting situations. Dr. Sue is a mental health contributor for national television shows such as NBC, FOX, and CBS. She contributes to national publications and writes a monthly parenting column in Parents Express magazine. She is the author of the best-selling book Building Self-esteem in Children and Teens who are Adopted or Fostered. To find out more about her work visit

Brigitte Cutshall

Brigitte CutshallBrigitte Cutshall is a media solutions consultant, a certified health coach, and a two-time breast cancer survivor living with a benign brain tumor. Brigitte obtained her health coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition based in New York. Brigitte is the author of Real Things: 6 Ways to Embrace Life. For more information visit and Connect with her on Facebook.

Dhiren Dave, M.D.

Dr. Dhiren Dave is the first fellowship-trained robotic surgeon at Somerset Medical Center, in the Somerville, N.J. borough.  He graduated Tau Beta Pi from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 1998. He earned his M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2003 and went on to complete his general surgery internship and urologic surgery residency training at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. It was during this time that he cultivated a specific interest in urologic oncology, advanced laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written several book chapters.

Sarahlynne Davis

Contributor | The MomiverseSarahlynne, MEd, is a co-founder of, a blog that analyzes our generation of mothers and the choices we make as parents. She is an experienced educator with eight years of teaching experience and is especially trained in working with students who struggle in reading, writing, or who have difficulty succeeding in school. She is a Parenting Guru on Yahoo! Shine and her work has been featured in Z-Life magazine and Project Marriage. Follow Sarahlynne on Twitter at @SarahLynnes or @MerelyMothers.

Diane Danvers-Simmons

Diane Danvers-SimmonsDiane Danvers-Simmons is a passionate, visionary global citizen who offers solutions to inspire women to embrace their core values and live life by their own definition with wit & wisdom. Through inspired Spirituality in Stilettos programming, uplifting Made by Survivors jewelry, impactful documentaries, and speaking engagements, Diane creates experiences and brands to raise awareness, uplift souls, inspire action, empower and connect people from all walks of life on one universal journey for a brighter, more enlightened future. For more information visit Get your free chapter of Spirituality in Stilettos.

Anne Deidre

Anne Deidre | The MomiverseAnne Deidre is the CEO of Inner Visions Publishing, an Intuitive Life Coach, sought after Speaker and the Bestselling Author of Miraculous: How Spiritual Awakening Cured My Depression, Inspired My Purpose,  Ignited the Intuitive Powers Within, and Extreme Intuitive Makeover 55 Keys to Health, Wealth and Happiness. Anne is an acclaimed artist. Her artwork is filled with Divine messages and healing energy. For more information and to receive your free Your Intuitive Prosperity Makeover Kit visit

Jane Delaney

ContributorJane DeLaney is the Founder and CEO of E-Meals, Inc. eMeals provides a simple on-line meal planning system based around Jane’s own frugal organization structure and delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy. Visit for more information.


Rebecca Eanes

Rebecca EanesRebecca Eanes is the creator of and author of The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting. In her new book, Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, Rebecca shares her hard-won insights on giving up the conventional parenting paradigm to reconnect heart to heart with her children. Because parenting is about so much more than discipline, Rebecca hits on important topics less spoken about, making this more than a parenting book. It’s a book about building lasting family bonds and reclaiming joy in parenting. Learn more about the book and an exclusive online book club.

Emily Erickson

Emily EricksonEmily Erickson is a mother of a toddler and twin babies. She started blogging during her struggle with secondary infertility. She works part-time outside the home, makes a mean sugar cookie, waits all year for the state fair, and could read all day long. She blogs (when she should probably be sleeping) at Teach me to braid. Her favorite topics are motherhood, spirituality, and what happens when infertile people become parents. A major theme of her blog is acknowledging the fact that the best things in our lives are usually equal parts blessing and struggle. She especially loves encouraging moms of young children.

Stephanie Fader

Stephanie FaderStephanie is the Senior Marketing Manager at Punchbowl, Inc. She blogs about celebrations, party planning, and free eCards.



Beverly D. Flaxington

Beverly FlaxingtonBeverly D. Flaxington, The Human Behavior Coach®, MBA, is a three-time bestselling and Gold-award winning author, international speaker, successful entrepreneur, business consultant, executive coach, Certified Hypnotherapist, college professor, corporate trainer, facilitator, and Certified Behavioral Analyst. She has created trademarked success models, is often interviewed and quoted on her views. She is also a mother of three children and actively involved in animal rescue. Learn more about her at

Spencer Frandsen

Spencer FrandsenSpencer Frandsen is a writer, digital marketer, husband, and new father who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. A stranger to fatigue, mountain man Frandsen is currently pursuing an economics degree at the University of Utah – all while cuddling a brand new baby, keeping his kitchen knives Japanese-chef sharp, keeping up on his Russian skills, and whittling his own longboards. An enigma in his own right, he is interested in writing on a variety of topics including travel, technology, food, and entertainment.

Lisa Gaché

ContributorLisa Gaché, CEO of Beverly Hills Manners, is the foremost etiquette, manners and life skills expert for children from the parenting perspective. Lisa is a native New Yorker who was raised in Beverly Hills. She currently resides in Beverly Hills with her entertainment attorney husband and two young daughters.


Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D.

Andrea GoegleinAndrea Goeglein is an academically trained Applied Positive Psychologist. Andrea is a counselor, catalyst and personal mentor to CEOs of privately held companies and C-suite executives globally. Over her extensive career, she was a hotel owner and fast food franchisee, event organizer, CEO advisor, community activist, and author and media spokesperson. She is a recognized media expert in the application of positive psychology to daily life, business strategy and goal attainment. Andrea is an accredited Authentic Happiness Coach and authorized to administer Inscape Publishing’s DiSC Profile® and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. If you would like to learn more about Andrea and her work, visit

Diane Gottsman

Diane Gottsman is a nationally recognized etiquette expert and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas, a company specializing in corporate etiquette training. Diane is also the author of Pearls of Polish, an etiquette guide for today’s busy woman. Follow Diane on Twitter and Facebook.


Sean Grover

Sean Grover | The MomiverseSean Grover, LCSW, author of When Kids Call the Shots, has worked in child development and adult psychotherapy for 20 years, and maintains one of the largest private group therapy practices in the U.S. He has been quoted in Newsweek, New York Magazine, NPR, and elsewhere about parent-child relationships. For more information please visit and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

Marcia Hinds

Marcia Hinds | The MomiverseMarcia Hinds is Ryan’s mom and the author of I Know You’re In There –Winning Our War against Autism. This inspirational book tells how her family combined medical, behavioral, and educational interventions to help Ryan. Marcia has a degree in sociology and psychology from UCLA and is a credentialed teacher. But, Marcia’s most important qualification is that her family beat autism. You can preview her book at Marcia is available for speaking engagements, media appearances, and interviews.

Mary Kay Hoal

Mary Kay Hoal is a nationally recognized expert on children’s online safety and social media. She is the founder and president of Yoursphere Media Inc., which focuses on the family and publishes the kids’ social network – sign your kids up!  Mary Kay also offers parents Internet and social networking safety tips and information at She has been profiled on CNN, BBC, E!, Fox & Friends, Lifetime TV and many others. Mary Kay is a part of the ABC 20/20 web avenger team as their family Internet –safety expert.

Paul C. Holinger, MD

Paul Holinger | The MomiversePaul C. Holinger, MD, MPH, is Dean of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Training/Supervising Analyst and Child/Adolescent Supervising Analyst, and a Founder of the Center for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy at the Chicago Institute. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Holinger is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and Certified in Psychoanalysis (adult and child/adolescent) by the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His best selling book, What Babies Say Before They Can Talk, has been translated into several languages. For more information visit

Anna Ivey

Anna Ivey | The MomiverseAnna Ivey is the former Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School and founded Ivey College Consulting to help college, law school, and MBA applicants navigate the admissions process and make smart choices about higher education.


Al Jacobs

Al Jacobs Al Jacobs has been a successful entrepreneur for a half-century. His business experience ranges from investment in real estate, mortgage loans, securities, property management and the operation of a private trust company. His latest book, The Road to Prosperity, embodies his last ten years of newsletters on the subject of wealth — how to get, keep and profit from it. To receive Al’s free monthly newsletter, On the Money Trail, visit his website at

Mar Jennings

Mar Jennings’ inventive and original blueprint for design infuses Mother Nature’s colors and textures throughout the home and garden. Mar creates resourceful designs for a casual luxury lifestyle. As featured in HGTV, QVC, the Today Show, NY Times and many other national media outlets. For more information visit


Kimberly Johnson

ContributorKimberly is a proud working mother who owns and operates her own public relations and digital marketing business. In addition to writing for other online and print publications, she is the editor of EntrepreMOMs, a blog for entrepreneurial mothers in New Jersey and the surrounding area. Kimberly blogs about being a proud mother, a working woman, and rocking it all out at her personal blog, (Sort of a) Rock Star Mom.

Ellen Kenner, Ph.D. and Edwin Locke, Ph.D.

Ellen Kenner, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist and host of the nationally-syndicated radio talk show, The Rational Basis of Happiness® and Edwin Locke, Ph.D, a world-renowned psychologist, have co-authored The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason. Both are experts on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. For more information visit

Melissa Lanz

ContributorMelissa Lanz is a former Internet marketing executive who quit her day job to pursue her passion and promote good eating habits. As founder of The Fresh 20, Melissa strives to bring fresh food back to the family dinner table and reduce the amount of processed ingredients typically used in American households. During the fall of 2009, Melissa dedicated her efforts to creating a tool for families stuck in a takeout rut. The Fresh 20 is her answer to “what’s for dinner?”

Anne Leedom

Anne Leedom | The MomiverseAnne Leedom is the publisher of, a website offering expert strategies on raising caring kids. She frequently contributes to national media and works with the Portola Hotel and Spa and other travel destinations too offer ideas on how to connect with kids through the wonder of travel and adventure. For more information visit


Dr. Michael Levittan

Dr. Michael LevittanDr. Michael Levittan is an accomplished and recognized expert on domestic violence, anger management, child abuse, and PTSD. He is a licensed psychotherapist, director of a state-certified batterers’ treatment program, and serves as an expert witness in court. Dr. Michael believes in his work to further the cause of establishing safety in the family and peace in the world. His passion comes across in his presentations. For more information visit

Dr. Janet Lintala

Janet LintalaJanet Lintala, author of The Un-Prescription for Autism: A Natural Approach for a Calmer, Happier, and More Focused Child, founded and heads Autism Health!, which serves children and adults in 12 states. Her advice integrates the clinical expertise of a nonprescription autism practice with the firsthand experience only an autism parent can deliver. For more information please visit and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Samantha Madhosingh

Dr. Samantha MadhosinghSamantha Madhosingh, Psy.D. a psychologist, executive coach, bestselling author & speaker specializes in mind, body, & spirit transformation for clients globally. In addition to her bestselling book, Strike it Happy! 101 Reflections to Revolutionize Your Life, she also authored Magnify Your Brilliance: 5 Keys to a Powerful Life & co-authored the bestselling books Motherhood Dreams & Success and You are Whole, Perfect, and Complete…Just As You Are. For more tips, visit

Dr. Laura Markham

Dr. Laura Markham | The MomiverseDr. Laura Markham is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. Her new book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life, supports parents from the birth of the second (or third) child right up to the middle school years. Dr. Laura trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Columbia University – but she’s also a mom, so she understands kids – and how tough it is to be a parent. You can find her online at

Scott McMahon

Scott McMahon is the former CEO and founder of Grid Iron Flag Football, an NFL Flag Football approved league delivering competitive fun for kids ages 5-14. Scott found there was a strong disconnect between athletic excellence and quality coaching in youth flag football. He’s been active in sports all his life as an athlete, a coach and as an official, and coaching sports long before he had children of his own.


Dr. Linda Miles

Dr. Linda Miles | The MomiverseDr. Linda Miles is a leading expert on relationships and mindfulness. She is a psychotherapist, author, media expert and speaker. She has studied and worked in her field of counseling psychology for over 30 years and often speaks about mindfulness, stress reduction, mental health and relationships. Dr. Miles is personable and accessible in her books, articles and talks about how mindfulness and loving kindness can positively change your brain, your chemistry and your life. She can be reached at or on Twitter.

Patti Morrow

Patti Morrow | The MomiversePatti Morrow was born with incurable wanderlust, eventually leading her to a career as a freelance travel writer. She specializes in adventure travel and has traveled throughout most of the United States and 35 countries abroad. Her byline has appeared in International Living, Women’s Home Journal, Travelers Press, MORE magazine, Mexconnect, Wave Journey, Yahoo, The Right Way to Travel, Travel Post Monthly, and Women’s Toolbox and was featured on Tori Johnson’s (of Good Morning America) Spark and Hustle. She is the
editor of Luggage, Lipstick and Laptop, an online resource for women traveling solo, with families, or girlfriend getaways. Follow Patti’s travels at

Betty Murray

Betty MurrayBetty Murray, CN, IFMCP, CHC is a Certified Nutritionist & Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner with the Institute for Functional Medicine, Founder of the Dallas-based functional medicine clinic Living Well Dallas and Executive Director of the the Functional Medicine Association of North Texas. A master of the biochemistry of the body, Betty teaches her clients how to utilize nutrition for autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, and weight loss. Connect with Betty on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Get your free Guide to Going Gluten Free – everything you ever needed to know to Go Gluten Free!

Meryl Neiman

ContributorMeryl gave up litigating multi-million dollar cases as an attorney at a large firm to raise her children and write fiction. However, she quickly found herself championing other causes. She co-founded, a website intended to encourage unstructured play and socialization for children by making online play date scheduling quick, easy, and fun. Meryl blogs regularly on the site about issues related to play, posts thought provoking ideas and links at the site’s Facebook page, and tweets at @PlaydatePlanet. Through her research about play, Meryl learned to her dismay that play is even more critical than she thought for children, and yet disappearing at an alarming rate. She intends to lead a reversal of this trend and is in the midst of writing a call-to-action book for moms, tentatively titled Is your child playing enough now to ensure success later?

Douglas E. Noll

Douglas E. Noll | The MomiverseDouglas E. Noll, JD, MA is an award-winning lawyer, author, speaker, and trainer. After a successful two-decade career as a trial lawyer, he devoted himself to understanding the root causes of human conflict. Today, he shares his knowledge with those interested in transforming their lives and relationships from drama and chaos to peace and love. For more strategies, visit


Christa O’Leary

Christa O'Leary | Contributor | The MomiverseChrista O’Leary has a degree in Human Development from Boston College and continued her graduate education in Psychology. A near death experience awakened her to explore the spiritual and metaphysical. She created the Home in Harmony Lifestyle program. This program emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy body and making healthful choices with the products you bring into your home and the foods you put into your body. For additional strategies, visit, Facebook, and Twitter for additional information about inspired living.

Amie O’Shaughnessy

Amie O'Shaughnessy | The MomiverseAmie O’Shaughnessy runs Ciao Bambino, a leading global travel planning resource for families. In 2004, Amie founded Ciao Bambino as a trip planning service for parents traveling to Italy with kids. After planning vacations for hundreds of families, Amie transformed Ciao Bambino into an award-winning online resource offering reviews of hand-selected accommodations and a blog powered by a team of family travel experts sharing tips, news, and narratives. Ciao Bambino is frequently quoted and has been featured in Travel & Leisure Family, CNN Travel, Hemisphere’s Magazine, Budget Travel, Town & Country Magazine, MSNBC, Luxury Travel Advisor, 7X7 Magazine, LA Times, and more.

Joan Pagano

Joan Pagano | Guest Contributor | The MomiverseJoan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books, including the new release Strength Training Exercises for Women, (DK, 2014), an informational speaker on health and fitness topics and the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in New York City.  Former trainer to Jacqueline Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has specialized in strength training for women since 1988. She is an authority on the benefits of exercise for women’s health issues such as menopause, osteoporosis and breast cancer, as well as strength training through the decades. For more information, visit

Meghan S. Phillips

Meghan S. PhillipsMeghan Phillips, L-MSW is a school social worker in an elementary school where she works with kids and their parents. Meghan is writing a book about how parents can make small shifts in parenting that will help children to become in-tune with their authentic selves and live in alignment with their true purpose and desires. Meghan lives on Eastern Long Island, NY with her husband and two children. For more information, visit

David Pollock

David Pollock is a global beauty expert who has formulated products for some of the most recognized names in the business. He is a published author, radio personality and was recently named one of the “20 to Know” by Global Cosmetics Industry. Today, David is empowering women to take control of their health and beauty. Subscribe to his free newsletter at


Steve Reifman

Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher in Santa Monica, CA. He is also the acclaimed author of several books, including Changing Kids’ Lives One Quote at a Time and Eight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8, and the creator of the Chase Manning Mystery Series for kids 8-12. For tips and strategies on teaching the whole child, visit


Steve Repak

Steve Repak | The MomiverseSteve Repak, CFP®, the author of Dollars & Uncommon Sense: Basic Training for Your Money is an Army veteran, transformational speaker and consultant. Steve was selected the 1995 Fort Bliss, Texas Non Commissioned Officer of the Year and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Management Communications from Amridge University. He now works for himself as a successful Certified Financial Planner™ in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife and three children. Steve has been a guest on Fox and Friends, 700 Club, Fox Business & Bloomberg Radio. Steve has been featured in BusinessWeek, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and Investor’s Business Daily. For more information about Steve and his book you can visit

Renee Robinson

Renee Robinson | The MomiverseRenee Robinson is a writer and speaker on topics of family and everyday faith. She is the author of Seeking Christmas–Finding the True Meaning Through Family Traditions. Renee writes weekly on her inspirational blog where she writes to inspire a beautiful journey. Renee is married to her high school sweetheart. She and her husband have three boys and live in Davidson, North Carolina. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Mary Jayne Rogers, Ph.D.

Mary Jane Rogers | The MomiverseDr. Mary Jayne Rogers is an Exercise Physiologist specializing in whole-person wellness and fitness education and instruction. As an educator, Mary Jayne brings multi-dimensional wellness and fitness experiences along with a welcoming and genuine teaching style to inspire students and wellness enthusiasts of all ages. She is also the owner of Profound Wellness LLC.


Stacey Ross

Stacey Ross_bwStacey Ross is a blogger, social media enthusiast, freelancer and founder of She’s a middle school tutor and a mom of two who researches and freelances about lifestyle topics involving family and well-being.



Shannon Ryan

Shannon Ryan, CFP® is a Certified Financial Planner and a Mom on a mission to help busy parents teach their children simple, value-based principles that guide their money decisions and support their long-term financial well-being. Shannon wrote The Heavy Purse to help parents start money conversations with their children through a fun, bedtime story and developed companion workbooks to help deepen those conversations. Visit her website at to learn more on how to raise Money Smart Kids.

Dr. Howard C. Samuels

Dr. Howard C. Samuels | Contributor | The MomiverseHoward C. Samuels, Psy.D., author of Alive Again: Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, is an internationally renowned recovery expert. He is the founder and president of the prestigious The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles and he appears regularly on national TV news shows about the challenges of drug addiction. For more information, visit, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. R. Saravanan

Dr. R. SaravananR. Saravanan, BHMS, is a qualified Homeopath from the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in India. Dr. Saravanan has received special training in Nutritional disease reversal from SHARAN, the pioneer organization in India offering Nutritional disease reversal programs. Currently he is serving as a Health advisor with SHARAN.


Alyson Schafer

Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and one of Canada’s leading parenting experts. Alyson is the best selling author of three parenting books: Breaking the Good Mom Myth, Honey, I Wrecked the Kids and Ain’t Misbehavin’. She’s also the media’s go-to person for parenting and speaks regularly on parenting issues involving kids of all ages. For tips on discipline, bullying, sibling rivalry and other daily parenting issues visit

Erin Spitzberg

Erin SpitzbergErin Spitzberg, MS, RDN, CDE, is a nutrition coach, author and speaker specializing in, in-home concierge nutrition counseling to clients nationwide. Based on her own life experiences, Erin published the Amazon best seller Eat Like A Normal Person: Your Guide to Real World Solutions for Healthy Living. Erin holds an MS in Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University. For more information, visit Erin at

Jamee Tenzer

Jamee Tenzer | The MomiverseJamee Tenzer, PCC is a Life and Executive Coach for Women. She specializes in coaching working mothers, women in entertainment and 50-something moms. She is also a Trainer for the International Coach Academy and Mentors new coaches. For mom tips and more free stuff, visit and check out Jamee’s book.


Isabelle Tierney

Isabelle TierneyIsabelle Tierney, MA, LMFT, is a pioneering eating disorder therapist, life coach, energy healer, and motivational speaker who transformed a 30-year bulimia struggle into an unparalleled reverence for the sacredness of the human body. She has helped thousands break unhealthy habits and heal their relationships with their bodies. Learn to love your body as a conscious, unconditionally-loving ally by joining the Body Beloved Renaissance.

Dr. Jerry Weichman

Jerry Weichman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist focused solely on teen and preteen issues. Dr. Jerry is in private practice at Hoag Hospital’s Neurosciences Institute in Newport Beach. Dr. Jerry is also the author of the teen self-help book How to Deal and is a noted public speaker on teen-related topics including parenting, bullying, and adolescent coping skills. To receive tips for teens and parents, visit

Dr. Andrea Weiner

Dr. Andrea Weiner is the founder of Emotionally Smart Beginnings, educational products teaching emotional and social skills for children and parents. She is the author of The Best Investment: Unlocking the Secrets of Social Success for Your Child and More Than Saying I Love You: 4 Powerful Steps That Help Children Love Themselves. Her books have made her a popular media guest, parent coach, lecturer and workshop leader. For tips on how to help your child develop life long skills based on social and emotional intelligence and well-being visit

Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D.

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D.Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D. is a world-renowned psychologist, pioneer in the field of pressure management, the originator of criticism training and the author of two New York Times bestselling books. He has consulted with and developed programs for dozens of Fortune 500 Companies and government agencies and has taught in Executive Education and Executive MBA programs at Wharton, UCLA, NYU, Cornell, Penn State, and MIT. His work has been featured several times in national media including The New York Times Sunday Business Section, and numerous publications. His new book and recent NY Times Bestseller is Performing Under Pressure: The Science Of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most. For more information visit Read more of his work here.

Vanessa Van Edwards

Vaness Van Edwards | Contributor | The MomiverseVanessa Van Edwards is an author and highly sought after behavioral investigator. She is a columnist for Huffington Post and her work and research has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. Vanessa speaks regularly and appears in the media regarding the latest research. Vanessa’s groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people. Her specialty is human lie detection and body language in business. For more information visit

Tom Venuto

Tom Venuto | Contributor | The MomiverseTom Venuto is a fat-loss expert, transformation coach, and bestselling author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle. Tom holds a degree in exercise science and has worked in the fitness industry since 1989, including fourteen years as a personal trainer. He promotes natural, healthy strategies for burning fat and building muscle, and as a lifetime steroid-free bodybuilder, he’s been there and done it himself. Tom blends the latest science with a realistic, commonsense approach to transforming your body and maintaining your perfect weight for life. For more information, visit and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

Carol Whitaker

Carol Whitaker | The MomiverseCarol Whitaker is the author of the acclaimed book Ridiculously Happy! The Secret to Manifesting the Life & Body of Your Dreams. Carol is a media expert, lifestyle fitness & life coach, motivational speaker, and mentor. Carol is a happily married mother of three and is an avid equestrian. Connect with Carol on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter to receive her health, happiness and fitness tips. Visit and learn to unleash your inner powers to live a ridiculously happy life!

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