Welcome to dandelion moms! I am so glad you found us and hope it becomes your favorite place to hang out and share some of your stories! As a mother, wife and woman who enjoys creating, I know how much work we have to do as women. And some days, work out better than others! I created dandelion moms so that women can share their stories and inspire and be inspired. It is important to have your voice heard and stories told – so please contact us about contributing a post!
Meet the Dandelion Moms Team
My name is Melissa, and as I mentioned – I love to create. After my daughter was born six years ago, I was inspired to write children’s picture books. I joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) to find out how to make my dream of publishing a book come true. The journey was long and tons of work, but in January 2011, my first storybook app, Penelope the Purple Pirate, was released through my company Polka Dots Publishing (yes, I started a publishing company to make it happen) and PicPocket Books. I share my story as often as I can because I didn’t listen to the naysayers who said the way I was going about getting my story published wasn’t the way it was done. I am a big proponent of carving your own path and going after your dreams.
I hope you are inspired by the women who write about their journey and please share with us yours! ~Melissa
Wendy Conte began her career in the electronic component distribution industry over twenty years ago as a customer service representative. Ten years later she moved on to the accounting department where she found her passion.
She has always enjoyed the challenges and rewards of working with small businesses but after over twelve years of working as a bookkeeper for other people she decided to strike out on her own. Wendy offers small to medium-sized business the experience she has gained as a low cost option for their bookkeeping and accounting needs.
“I take great pride in the job that I do and give my clients the best service and attention to detail that is necessary for their businesses.”
Nina Lim, M.A. is a mom, writer and author of children’s book app Super Harry. Her new storybook app Henrietta is Hungry will be released soon. She is passionate about kids books, literacy, good food and healthy living! You can find out more about Nina on her website www.ninalim.com, or her facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SuperHarrysRottenLuck
Michelle Norris, B.S. is a busy home-maker and educator. With over 8 years of homeschooling experience, she strives to provide not only the best learning environment for her two boys, but also to give the pair real world experiences. An avid volunteer in her community, Michelle currently serves on the Board at Longview World of Wonders, a children’s museum in the making. She also volunteers her time to 4-H, her local homeschool group and community church, as well as her Junior Master Gardener class. You can find more out about Michelle on her blog Texas Homemaking at www.texashomemaking.com, or her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TexasHomemaking
Carrie Clark is a professional chef and business owner. She earned her degree in Business Administration at Regis University, Denver Colorado and went on to receive Le Grande Diplome from Le Cordon Bleu, London, England. Through her career she has worked in catering, fine dining restaurants and 4 Star Resorts from California to South Carolina for over 15 years. She is a culinary consultant for Marketplace Ministries Worldwide. She is the Owner/ Executive Chef of The Jammin’ Gourmet and is currently working on her first cookbook. Food is her true passion and as she always says in her kitchen, Life Never Tasted So Good!
Allow myself to introduce,… myself: I’m Lynne Snowden. I am a stay at home mom. Yep, that’s all I do. Stay at home. Well, and cook. And clean. And help with homework… which kind of makes me a math/reading/art/science and PE teacher. I also run my kids around for all of their many adventures, take care of their aches and pains and boo boos, which makes me a nurse. I am also a scout leader, soccer coach, school volunteer, small business owner, writer, jewelry designer, baker and cook. You can call me ‘chef Lynnie’. (the party hostess with the most-est.) I am also the wife of an entrepreneur, which keeps us both pretty busy. I also have celiacs, which means on top of it all I have to avoid wheat like the plague. Other than that; life’s a breeze!
My name is Charly. I’m a SAHM of two children both of which have varying special needs and medical d/x. I’m addicted to technology; iPad, tablets, apps – especially FREE APPS, and anything else that emits a glow or makes a beep. Did I mention “free apps”? Oh, right, I did. I scour the internet reading any and everything I can about “the next best thing”. Even if I can’t afford to buy it I can dream about it or go into the store and “look”, “touch” and “feel” it. Then I can write about; so you can dream along with me. I do my best to help “indie developers” or “start up developers” with promoting their apps. I ask for nothing in return. I like to be helpful. I like it when others can get their information in one place. Plus, I have no life (I’m kidding … or am I) really though, I try to just help whether it’s an app/new tech/gizmo etc … especially if it will help kids (educationally or as a reward so they can have some fun). I am southern born and bred. I say “y’all” a lot and I write the way I speak. So this may be an interesting way to immerse yourself with the fastest talking southerner you’ll ever meet (albeit via the internet). Grab some sweet tea and a heapin’ plate of (gotcha you thought I was going to go gross on you or the obligatory bbq nod …) CHOCOLATE and indulge me (and yourself) in what I hope will be something you have yet to hear about or a new spin on it at least. If not, we’ll just test drive that baby until the wheels fall off! Now c’mere and gimmie sugah!
Kelly McMullen is pursuing her M.A. in In-Depth Counseling, with personal emphasis on women’s experience of soul and spirituality. This is followed by licensure as a Marriage Family Therapist. She works with women one on one or with groups, and also facilitates women’s circles and sacred rituals. For many years Kelly has helped different women of all ages and stages return to them selves, their sense of truth, voice, compassion and power. Kelly’s background is in teaching and educational counseling for adults. She is currently fulfilling her practicum (professional training) at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center and has several years of experience working with young adults, especially those struggling or on a tough path. She is also very experienced with multi-cultural and diverse heritages and languages. Visit her website www.wildwomenwisdom.net for more information, and be sure to like Wild Women Wisdom on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter, @wildwomenwisdom!