Annemarie Conte is a writer, editor and beekeeper living the suburban dream in New Jersey. Ironically, she doesn't really like honey all that much. She enjoys venting her feelings about mass transit delays on Twitter at @annemarie and posting photos of her ridiculously adorable children on Instagram at @annemarieconte.


Kristin Lewis is the executive editor of Scholastic Scope, an award-winning English Language Arts magazine for middle school. She loves coffee, yoga, and brutal northeast winters, probably because she has managed to never shovel snow, a task she suspects is a total bummer. She hails from the California desert and now calls Brooklyn home.


Melissa Walker is an author and freelance writer/editor.


Rachel is a NYC-based magazine editor and writer.

Her work has appeared in Parents, Weight Watchers, Woman's Day and more.


Jeannie is a journalist based in Texas.

She is the mother of two teenage boys and had the great fortune of homeschooling and traveling with her sons while they were in middle school. Their international educational trips are the basis of her e-book, The Mother of All Field Trips: Homeschooling 2 kids in 14 countries.


Michelle Crouch is a freelance writer and mother of three who lives in Charlotte, N.C. When she’s not running carpool, helping with homework or volunteering in her kids’ school, she writes about parenting, personal finance and health. She is a contributing editor at Reader’s Digest, and her work has appeared in a variety of other national publications, including Parents, More, Real Simple and The New York Times.