Carmen Garcia-Shushtari

Branded Content Editor
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As the Branded Content Editor for The Everymom, Carmen creates and oversees sponsored content for the site, on social, and in our newsletter. Before starting this role, she had over 20 years of experience working as a teacher, university administrator, and manager. Her true love has always been writing, and her work explores the joys and challenges of being a working mother while pursuing her own dreams. She is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, a mom of two precious boys, and an LA native.
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Education: UC Irvine & UCLA

Expertise

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Carmen is a firm believer in the saying, “All you need is love.” She enjoys writing about all matters of the heart and has always been a lover of words. Becoming a mother has redefined her existence and has given her a deeper understanding of what unconditional love truly is. She writes the truth about motherhood—the good, the bad, and the lovely. As the Branded Content Editor at The Everymom, she is passionate about supporting sponsors and partners who can empower all mothers to embrace self-love, achieve their goals, and provide resources and services to help in the journey of motherhood.

Experience

Before her current role as Branded Content Editor for The Everymom, Carmen served as a Contributing Writer for the site where she developed a deep interest in writing about all aspects of motherhood. With over 20 years of experience in different areas of the education field, Carmen has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine and later received her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from UCLA. One of the highlights of her career has been serving as the cofounder of UCLA’s Working Mamas Collective—the first-ever working mothers’ support group at UCLA with a mission to empower mothers in the workplace. However, Carmen’s true love has always been writing as evidenced by the short stories she would write in her diary as a little girl. In 2013, she started her blog, ShuGar Love, to document her interests in fashion, traveling, and art. After becoming a mother to her two sweet boys, her blog has evolved into a platform that discusses the balancing act of being a Latinx working mother while raising bilingual, multicultural children. In her role as Branded Content Editor on The Everymom, she is honored to support and grow the brands that partner with The Everymom through the stages of ideation, production, writing and editing, promotion, brand feedback, and metric analysis.

Fun Stuff

Carmen is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, an LA native, and always on the hunt for the perfect, juicy taco. She enjoys all types of dancing and is slightly obsessed with bold fashion statements that mix patterns and unexpected color combinations. She is a true Beatles fan and even had her own Beatles-themed wedding! Most days you can find her juggling work while finding cheerful adventures in chasing after her two beautiful boys.

About The Everymom

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.