About Us

Our Guest Contributors

Our guest contributors are experts, moms, and writers who share their personal stories, talents, and ideas with our community. They provide exciting monthly columns on nutrition, travel, kid style, and eco and healthy living. And their unique voices add to the colorful, fun, and honest discussions we hope to inspire on our growing blog. We’re happy they’re here and would love for you to meet…


  • Nicole Meadow
    Nicole Meadow, MPN, RD, CLC is a Registered Dietitian with specialized training in infants, pediatrics and young adults, and she’s a mom of two children, Andrew and Emily. Nicole is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and provides breastfeeding support to mothers. She works both in private practice at her own firm NutritionWise in Encino, CA and at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. A native New Yorker, Nicole moved to Los Angeles after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan in order to continue her studies at the University of Southern California where she earned a Master’s Degree in Preventive Nutrition. Follow her on Twitter @nutritionwise.
  • Dr Thalia Farshchian
  • Dr. Thalia Farshchian, N.D.
    Dr. Thalia Farshchian is a Naturopathic doctor. As an expert in women’s health, digestive conditions, hormone conditions, autoimmune disease, weight loss, and environmental medicine, Dr. Thalia’s extensive health toolbox includes herbal medicine, diet and nutritional supplements, lifestyle modification, intravenous therapy, bio-identical hormones and conventional medications when necessary. You can follow Dr. Thalia on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter @DrThaliaND, where she regularly posts her medical insights, recipes, and latest findings in healthy living.
  • Juli Novotny Joins as an Honest Blog Guest Contributor
  • Juli Novotny
    Food lover. Green chef. Health advocate. Business owner. Mother. Blogger. Modern minimalist. When she’s not enjoying the beach with her two little boys, Juli blogs and takes beautiful photographs about healthy family living at PURE Mamas. Follow her on Twitter @julinovotny.
  • Kate Brightbill 
    Kate Brightbill lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters. Out of her love for mini fashion and writing, she created a blog called Style Smaller. In her column “Smaller Style,” she will be sharing honest tips about simple and eco living, fashion and styling, and organizing life with children. Follow her on Twitter @stylesmaller.
  • Chef Jane Coxwell
  • Chef Jane Coxwell
    “Be Happy, Have Fun, Love Food” pretty much sums up how Jane feels about life and food. Food’s main goal is to nourish our bodies, and so we should seek out the best food we can. Jane believes in simple, effortless, unpretentious food that tastes great. She is the author of Fresh Happy Tasty: An Adventure in 100 Recipes, which is filled with fresh, simple, tasty yet healthy recipes that are inspired by her travels working as a chef on private yachts and her time living on a wine farm in the Napa Valley. She is currently the personal chef to Diane von Furstenberg and the Head Chef on Sailing Yacht Eos. She divides her time in NYC and the rest of the world. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter @Janestweet.
  • Jill Besnoy
    Jill Besnoy enjoys a life of happy chaos with her endlessly patient husband Craig, two boys Jack and Wyatt, and baby girl Charlotte. Having another go around with a little one gives Jill a chance to share her realistic tips on all things baby in her Honest checklists and quick tips. She believes that parents not only need the facts, but also need a laugh to put it all in perspective. With her background in television and film comedy, Jill knows that having a sense of humor about parenting is just as necessary as diapers. You can find her at her Web site SoggyPuffs and follow her on Twitter @SoggyPuffs.
  • Amie Valpone
    Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP, Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com is a Manhattan based Culinary Nutritionist, Personal Chef, Professional Recipe Developer, and Food Writer specializing in simple Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook. Visit Amie on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.
  • CHLA
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ RN Remedies® Program is an award winning blog program that leverages the child health expertise of nurses as a way to share knowledge outside of the hospital’s walls. It’s an opportunity for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles nurse bloggers to answer tough questions asked by you—loyal readers and parents on the clinical floors of the hospital. Their expertise makes them perfect contributors to your weekly newsfeed—people you can trust, delivering health information in a language you can understand.