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.
- Juli Novotny
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. In her column “Honestly Pure,” Juli will share the process and the lessons she learns along the way as she focuses on feeding her children (and herself) well. 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.
- Isobel Benesch
Isobel Benesch is a first time mama to a little wild child named Holden, documenting it all on her lifestyle and style blog holdenonbaby. Her son’s arrival made her understand the importance of knowing and caring about what you put on, in, and around your body and your house. Since then, she’s been on a journey to incorporate eco-friendly alternatives in her family’s everyday life. In her column, “Going Natural,” Isobel will share honest tips for raising a child in a more natural, simple, and non-toxic environment within the context of a modern lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter @holdenonbaby.
- 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 Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.