Introducing Our Guest Contributors

Introducing Our Guest Contributors

We’re delighted to introduce the newest members of our blogging family! Our guest contributors are moms + writers who will share their personal stories, talents, and ideas with our community. They’ll provide you with exciting monthly columns on travel, kid style, and eco and healthy living. And their unique voices will 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…

Jessica Shyba is as an Honest ContributorJessica Shyba

Jessica Shyba is the wife of a NYU Dental School student and full-time stay at home mother to Jack, 5, Zoe, 3 and Beau, 8 months.  Jessica shares her adventures around Manhattan with the children both through stories and photography on her blog, Momma’s Gone City.  She has been recognized as a Top Mom Blogger at Babble for two years straight, and she was named as Cision’s top influencers in 2012.  Jessica is the National Community Manager at RedRover and can be found in various corners of the Internet blogging about parenthood and travel. In her column “Honest Travel,” Jessica will share tips and tricks for exploring the world with your family. Follow her on Twitter @MommasGoneCity.

Juli Novotny Joins as an Honest Blog Guest Contributor

Juli Novotny

Juli Novotny is a: Food lover. Green chef. Health advocate. Business owner. Mother. Blogger. Modern minimalist. When she’s not running her health food company Kookie Karma or 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 and Erin Join the Honest Blog FamilyKatie Brightbill + Erin Taylor

Katie 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 with her cousin and good friend, Erin Taylor. Erin is also from the Bay Area and in addition to her role as a wife and mother, she owns an event design business, and a custom and vintage rental company. Together in their column “Smaller Style,” they will be sharing honest tips about simple and eco living, fashion and styling, and organizing life with children. Follow them on Twitter @stylesmaller.

Serena Norr Joins the Honest Blogging FamilySerena Norr

A Brooklyn-based writer and mom of two, Serena Norr believes living naturally doesn't have to be all or nothing. In her column “Going Natural,” Serena will chronicle her journey to living more naturally as she tries out everything from eco cleaners to eliminating certain cosmetics to testing out new organic recipes. With a family of four this will include it's fair share of challenges as she figures out what works and how to slowly make changes that make sense for everyone. Serena also serves the managing editor of Momtrends and the creator of Seriously Soupy, a Web site devoted to soup making. She loves to cook, travel, explore the city with her kids and learn more about green living, which she chronicles in her blog, Mama Goes Natural.  Follow her on Twitter as @MamaGoesNatural.


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