Busy Mommy Media Team
Rachel – Executive Editor, Writer
Rachel is the mother of 4 little boys, ages 6, 4, 2, and one who passed away at birth. Staying home with her children has always been a priority for Rachel so when her oldest son was 6 months old she quit her teaching job and opened a home daycare and preschool. Rachel’s teaching experience, frugal living abilities, and experience as a work at home mom paved the way for a freelance writing career that soon surpassed her daycare income and became a full time job. Rachel has a passion for social media and the way it allows moms to connect with each other and be introduced to amazing new products that make every day parenting tasks easier.
Darren L – Social Media Consulting, Writer
Darren has an MBA in marketing and is a busy father of 4 children, all boys. Darren works as a social media consultant to increase brand awareness and introduce consumers to new products. Darren has a passion for electronics and cars and is working hard to encourage his sons to be future car buffs and tech geeks.
Darren writes articles about parenting, electronics, family safety, and car safety from the perspective of a busy dad.
Stacey Nerdin – Assistant Site Editor
Stacey is a work-at-home mom of five currently living in the Houston metro area. She runs a personal blog called Tree, Root, and Twig and engages in a variety of professional social media endeavors as a writer, speaker, teacher, and consultant.
When she has the occasional five free minutes of time (give or take), she can usually be found napping, playing on her iPhone, or scanning the list of recorded shows on her DVR.
Busy Mommy Media Topic Editors
Pamela Olsen – Health Editor
Pamela is the mom of three growing boys. She has been a stay-at-home mom for the last five years but is re-entering the work force and the fitness world. Pamela has a passion for water aerobics and is currently becoming a certified instructor. Eventually,Pamela plans to get back to personal training, with which she plans to focus on fitness for moms. Pamela has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis on Exercise Science, and a minor in Psychology. Her enthusiasm for the health of her family has lead her to expand her knowledge of fitness, nutrition and other health issues that most families face. Pamela hopes her contributions to Busy Mommy Media will be educational, and maybe a little bit fun, too. For more of Pamela’s thoughts on Motherhood in general, please visit her personal blog at Guide to Surviving Motherhood.
Lorie Adams – Frugal Living Editor
Lorie is a busy stay at home mom to 4. She loves couponing, cooking, sewing, reading, and looking for ways to save her family money.
Lorie has a BS degree in Home Economics Education from the Univerity of Kentucky. She worked as a County Extension Agent for Family and Consuner Sciences for the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service before becoming a stay at home mom.
Heather Thoming – Food Editor
Heather Thoming is wife and mom to four children, three girls and one boy. She created WhipperBerry in May of 2010 and has been blogging ever since. Before that she worked as an event planner for a small software company in Henderson, Nevada for 5 years. Heather enjoys creating in all different mediums, whether it’s home DIY projects or crafting with the kids, but her first love is cooking. As a child her mother loved to experiment in the kitchen, creating all sorts of good things to share and she passed this love on to her daughter. Now, as a self taught photographer Heather enjoys the daily challenge of not only feeding her family but photographing it to share with all of you with the desire to inspire your table as well.
Marie is about to be a first time mom at any moment! Originally from sunny California, she moved to New York right after college to work in the music industry. She has been entrenched in the public relations and social media world for the last ten years and dreams of getting her master’s degree in Communications. In addition to her intense obsession with music, Marie is a beauty product enthusiast and has the lack of cabinet space to prove it. She spends her free time searching for the ultimate anti-wrinkle cream, and trying to convince her husband to move to a warmer climate.
Del Kroemer – WAHM Editor
Del Kroemer is the busy – yet blessed – work from home mommy of two beautiful toddler girls and has one busy baby girl whose arrival she and her hubby are anxiously awaiting.
Del has written poetry and short stories most of her life and worked in the hospitality field before meeting her wonderful husband, moving across country and going from hard working single mom to hard working stay at home mom.
Brekke Felt – Photography Editor
Brekke Felt is a wife to her husband of 12 years and mother to her four wonderful children. She started photography in high school at age 15. Unable to get into any photography classes offered by the school, she began learning on her own and has continued with it ever since. She has worked in professional portrait studios as well as independently. Her favorite subjects are children and she enjoys creating unique pieces of art that express who they are inside. In addition to her portrait work she currently does independent projects for charity as well as commissioned work. You can see her current work and projects at www.daydreamersphotography.com.