Sunny Chanel resides in San Francisco with her husband, daughter, beagle and a tarantula named Lulu. She has strung words together for the SF Weekly, Bust, and Jane among others and currently writes for Babble’s Famecrawler and Strollerderby blog.
Danielle Sullivan is the mom of three, editor by trade, writer at heart, and native New Yorker. She has worked in the parenting magazine world for over 10 years, is the former Managing Editor of NYMetroParents, and has written for NY Family, Midwifery Today and Long Island Woman. She lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn, NY. When not on the little league field, at a school event or in a pediatrician’s waiting room, Danielle can be found listening to a Dave Matthews song and writing away at her computer. Visit her at Just Write Mom.
Meredith Carroll is an Aspen, Colo.-based writer and editor whose award-winning column, Meredith Pro Tem, appears weekly in newspapers across the West, and whom Rush Limbaugh once called a babe (although not in a nice way, if there is one). She also contributes to The Huffington Post and has written for such publications as The New York Times and Town and Country. More at MeredithCarroll.com.
Katie Allison Granju is the married mother of five kids ranging in age from infancy to high school. She works full time as the Social Media Manager with a large cable network. When not trying to find someone’s socks, she enjoys political debate, powerpop and Indian food. After losing her oldest child to drug addiction, Katie is passionate about raising parental awareness of teenage addiction and overdose.
John Cave Osborne was baptized by fire, when it comes to the institution of parenting. In a span of just thirteen months, he morphed from consummate bachelor into father of four thanks to marrying a single mom, then quickly conceiving triplets. The author and freelance writer lives with his loud and delightfully dysfunctional brood in Knoxville, TN. On the rare occasions when he is not with his family, you can most certainly find him somewhere in the woods, most likely backpacking along the Appalachian Trail.
Sierra Black is a blogger, writer and mother. Her personal essays have appeared in Mothering Magazine, the New York Times and Babble. Sierra writes primarily about parenting, personal finance and green living. When she’s not chasing deadlines or toddlers, Sierra spends her time gardening, crafting and finding new non-toxic ways to get crayon off the walls. Before she answered to Mommy, Sierra was a features reporter for the Eagle-Tribune newspaper. To follow her adventures parenting three kids in the Boston area check out her personal blog, ChildWild.
Heather Turgeon is a psychotherapist and science writer. She authors the weekly Science of Kids column for Babble and is a regular contributor to Strollerderby. Heather also runs groups for new moms at the Pump Station in Los Angeles. Follow the science of kids to keep up with the latest research in child development and parenting.
Carolyn Castiglia is a comedian and writer based in New York who is known for wowing audiences with her high-energy stand-up and brilliantly funny freestyle rap. You may recognize her hip-hop alter ego, Miss CKC, from Comedy Central, VH1 and MTV2. Carolyn’s web videos have been nominated for an ECNY Award and featured in two issues of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her jokes have appeared in Time Out New York, The New York Post, The Idiot’s Guide to Jokes and Life & Style magazine. You can find Carolyn’s writing elsewhere on online at MarieClaire.com and The Huffington Post. She blogs at http://carolyncastiglia.blogspot.com.
Madeline Holler, writer and freelance journalist, has contributed essays to Babble since the site’s launch in 2006 and has blogged for Strollerderby since 2007. Her work has appeared elsewhere in print and on the web, including Salon. A native of the Midwest, she lives in Long Beach, Calif., where she’s raising two daughters and a son.