Manifesto

She’s the seasoned mom, the new mom, the expecting mom.

She’s trying to become a mom. Fierce, smart, always multi-tasking.
She is passionate about life, her family, and her own self-care.

She wants to learn new things and seeks advice on everything
from vacation planning to sleep training to prioritizing time for herself.

She’s the working mom, the stay-at-home mom;
She needs a bit of guidance, she wants to be inspired.

She is The Everymom. This is for her.

About The Everymom

Over the past six years, The Everygirl Media Group has grown to become a household name in online media, providing millions of women around the globe with a daily dose of inspiration and guidance.

We’re excited to begin the next chapter as many of our readers embark on the journey of motherhood – while still trying to balance a cultured, experiential life.

By offering detailed in-depth features, career profiles of working moms, relatable first-hand stories, budget-friendly shopping lists, and how-to guides, The Everymom inspires mothers and moms-to-be toward leading a well-rounded, financially sound, and stylish life.

Alaina Kaczmarski

Cofounder and Editor

Alaina is the cofounder and co-owner of The Everygirl and The Everymom. She is mom to sons Henry and Charlie.

Danielle Moss

Cofounder and Editor

Danielle is the cofounder and co-owner of The Everygirl and The Everymom. She is mom to daughters Margot and Kate.

Thao Thai

Executive Editor

As the mother of a spirited 4-year-old daughter, Thao spends much of her day laughing in delight or groaning in aggravation. She’s eager to tell the myriad stories of motherhood, in its joyful, absurd, and heartbreaking glory. In her downtime, you’ll find her hiding somewhere with a book or a plate of fries—preferably both at the same time.

Alexandra Pagar-Wolf

Director of Partnerships

Life is never boring with three dogs and two boys, Zachary and Ollie, running around Alexandra’s home in New England. She is passionate about raising awareness for those struggling to grow their families, automating errands, and all things blue and white.

Julia Birkinbine Poulter

Managing Editor

Though she’s not a mom quite yet, Julia loves reading and writing about inspiring women, motherhood, and kids. She’s currently obsessed with vanilla lattes, watching Real Housewives, and following cute babies on Instagram.

Ojus Patel

Senior Content Editor

When not chasing her two boys, Arian and Shea, and snuggling her baby daughter, Zadie, Ojus loves to write about the layered complexities of motherhood. She lives on tacos and daydreams, just like her boys.

Kathy Sisson

Assistant Managing Editor

An easy laugh and an eternal optimist, Kathy tries to find the positive as she navigates the everyday adventures of work, marriage, and motherhood. Her day-to-day often includes a 5am snuggle sesh with at least one of her two girls.

Keely Geist

Social Media Editor

Though she was born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Keely feels most content lounging on the beach with a good book. While she isn’t a mom yet, she still believes coffee is its own food group and that bedtime can never come soon enough.

Amanda Shapin Michelson

Contributing Editor

Amanda is a writer specializing in health, wellness, and, of course, motherhood. When not at her computer, you’ll find her teaching (or taking) fitness classes, planning her next vacation or really just trying to figure out this whole mom thing. She currently lives in Portland with her husband, daughter Millie, and pup Ollie.

Laura Adom

Contributing Editor

Laura is a writer living in Columbus, Ohio with her son Oliver and husband Albert. She is passionate about sharing the unfiltered truths of navigating the twists and turns of motherhood and womanhood. She loves belly laughs, tacos, coffee, ice cream, teen drama TV shows, and Moana (even before being a mom).

Jaclyn Voran

Contributing Editor

Jaclyn is a writer and PR & marketing pro living in Kansas City with her husband, kids Leo and Ella, and fur baby, Miley. You can find her eating an aggressively early lunch that may or may not include mozzarella sticks, queso dip, and baked potatoes. She believes in finding the humor in the chaos.

Melissa Guida-Richards

Contributing Editor

Melissa is an author, adoptee, and mom of two boys. In January, her first book, Bedtime, The Ultimate Battle, was published with Skyhorse. Her next book, to be published in fall 2021 with North Atlantic Books, will focus on transracial adoption. She also runs a podcast, Adoptee Thoughts, in her spare time.

Lizzie Goodman

Contributing Editor

Lizzie is an editor and writer specializing in pregnancy, child development, and parenting. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two young daughters in a funny old house filled with books.

Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke

Contributing Editor

Reshmi is a writer/director working on her latest project, DETOUR. She lives in Chicago and draws inspiration from the artist/activist community she is surrounded by. While not a mom yet, she and her husband are looking forward to expanding their family and practicing radical parenting with love and empathy along the way.

Leigh Ryan

Junior Graphic Designer

Leigh is an artist and designer who moved to Chicago from Boston in 2019. She doesn’t have kids so she totally agrees yours are the cutest!

Beth Gillette

Associate Editor & Copy Editor

Beth is an Associate Editor and Copy Editor with The Everygirl Media Group. Although she isn’t a mom yet, she still can go through an entire bottle of dry shampoo in a week and reheats her coffee at least three times each morning.

Jessica Welsh

Editorial Assistant

Jessica is a native Chicagoan writer and designer who just loves a good book, a good laugh, or a good iced coffee. She also can’t get enough of all things fashion, scrolling through Pinterest, dreaming of her next vacation, or her dog (and looking at puppies on Instagram).

Ashley Selleke

Editorial Assistant

Ashley is a pediatric emergency nurse and freelance writer based in Chicago. Though she doesn’t have any children of her own, she gets her kiddo fix at work and is a dedicated fur mama to her tabby cat, Gizmo. 

Gabriela Garcia

Contributor

Gabriela is a Chicago-based writer, mom-of-two, and founder of Modern Brown Girl. She loves to cook food that her children don’t eat and pretends to be a bibliophile when in reality she’s a Bravo TV and chip addict.

Liz Greene

Contributor

Liz is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two little boys, Bode and Otis. Her days are filled with endless messes, tons of cold coffee, Post-It notes transcribed with everything she’s worried she’ll forget, and lots and lots of baby wipes… and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Mary Noreen Cheng

Contributor

While not a mother yet, Mary Noreen gets her baby fix as a full time pediatric physical therapist in Chicago. She loves to advise on all things related to gross motor development and especially loves to snuggle with her dozens of cousins and godchildren.

Kate Mundo

Contributor

Kate is a born and raised New Yorker now living in Kansas City with her husband, baby girl, and pup. As a photographer, writer and style guru, Kate looks to inspire moms everywhere giving them the confidence to tackle each day (with coffee!). She believes every week should include pizza and wine.

Erin Strybis

Contributor

Erin is a writer and editor based in Chicago who loves connecting with other moms through storytelling. As the mama of one strong-willed toddler, she believes the secret to motherhood is leaning into grace. She practices self-care on her yoga mat and by losing herself in a good book.

Dana Peters

Contributor

Dana is a writer and registered dietitian specializing in family and kids nutrition living in the Chicago suburbs. She is mom to Charlie, a wannabe baker and a farmers market enthusiast.

Brigette Marshall

Contributor

Brigette is an office-working mama of a rambunctious toddler and loves book clubbing, watching The Bachelor, and convincing her husband to cook for her.

Deanna McCormack

Contributor

As a health and beauty writer with clients on both coasts, Deanna is never far from a coffee shop (or fresh oysters, when possible). She travels with her laptop, a classic rock playlist, and her son, Mats.

Jeannine Benoit Adams

Contributor

Jeannine is the founder and CEO of Ready Pretty, an online wardrobe styling service. She lives in Chicago with her husband and three little ones.

Julia Dellitt

Contributor

Julia is a Midwest-based writer and a mom-of-three whose work has been published by SELF.com, Lifehacker, BRIDES, Aaptiv, Work + Money, and more.

Erica Gellerman

Contributor

Erica is a CPA, MBA, and founder of The Worth Project, a site that provides financial education and inspiration for women. She currently lives in Hawaii with her husband, Jordan, and son, Henry.

Katie Adams

Contributor

Katie Adams is a 30-something, full-time marketer and mom who lives in the Chicago Suburbs with her husband and two sons.

Kristina Lynne

Contributor

Kristina is an interior designer, blogger, and house flipper who is navigating the new world of motherhood with her busy son, Jack.

Madeline Galassi

Editorial Assistant & Copy Editor

Madeline is an Editorial Assistant and Copy Editor with The Everygirl Media Group.

Jessie Bernhardt

Former Social Media Editor

After growing up in D.C. and spending most of her 20s in New York, Jessie is now living in Chicago with her husband and toddler son, Teddy. She loves cheese boards, Real Housewives, Amazon Prime, and gin martinis.

Rachel Dorton

Former Managing Editor

When she’s not wrangling her sons, Henry and Connor, Rachel loves to share all the advice she learns along her motherhood journey with anyone who will listen.

Victoria Greenwald

Former Editorial Assistant

Although not yet a mom herself, Victoria spends her days snacking on kiddo faves (hello, Pirate’s Booty) and texting her own mother for life advice.

Christina Huynh

Former Assistant Editor

Christina is a 20-something who believes dreams are meant to be chased, life is meant to be loved, and that her mom was right about everything.