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Newsymom Board

Michaela Madison
Founder, Board President, Journalist
First of all, I just want to say THANK YOU! I am so happy to see that there are other moms out there interested in keeping up with the world around them. After all, we did bring small people into this crazy place… Well with that, it likely comes as no surprise, I too am a mom. I have been blessed with a beautiful little girl, Remingtyn Lanay. The journey through parenthood is a wild one, isn’t it? From celebrating poopy diapers to literally crying over spilled milk! I’m sure you’re with me when I say that my eyes have been opened wider than ever before since changing my name to momma. (Of course, that’s a metaphor because we all know it feels more like a ton of bricks sitting on our eyelids most days). But, seriously…what’s up with this world? It seems like every day there is something new to be worried about. And that leads to why I decided to create this resource. In addition to being a mother, I am also a dedicated and passionate journalist with nearly 10 years of experience under my belt. I have a nose for news and the drive to get the bottom of things. My career has taken me through multiple mediums including both print and broadcast. I’ve anchored on several local radio stations, hosted news-talk shows, appeared in T.V. commercials and even produced in-depth documentaries and special series on hard-hitting news topics. I am a firm believer that KNOWLEDGE truly is POWER. If you know about it then you have the ability to plan your life accordingly. Now, (while I strongly believe that mom-powers are a real thing) being informed and aware of what’s happening in society, unfortunately, doesn’t give you a superpower that stops you from ever making the wrong choice. It does; however allow you to head out each and every day with a better idea of what you’re walking into. I hope to create a powerful team of women dedicated to staying informed and aware of what’s happening so we can all better teach and prepare our kids. What’s the latest crazy virus floating around out there? How can you help your kid chill out? And how can you teach your child to ‘politely’ tell that bully to “shove it?” This will be a one-stop-shop for you newsy moms out there. Each and every day I will cover a new topic that’s on the mind of us mothers and I’ll bring the experts right to you. And what’s a mom blog without a little mom humor? Don’t forget to check out my daily Momfession about real-life situations that cause moms to temporarily question their sanity! I hope you stick around! You have my word that if ( and hopefully when) you join my email list you WILL NOT be spammed. That stuff is annoying and wasted words. Instead, you’ll only receive emails when there’s new…news. Just a quick reminder to check it out. Thanks for taking a second to get to know me!
Jess D
Board Member, Author
Who am I? Jess, the newly drafted stay at home mom who could use some “on the job training”, in the cleaning my house department. I am so excited to get started with! I am also a procrastinator who started this biography over a month ago and trashed it, because I didn’t like how the first 15 flowed together. Who am I? Jess, the newly drafted stay at home mom who could use some “on the job training”, in the cleaning my house department. My husband and I have had 10 glorious years together<——This is sarcasm, one of my most endearing qualities, which I have undoubtedly passed onto our kids. I love being a mom. So when Michaela asked me to join the Newsy Mom team, I was thrilled. I thought, I have so much I could share; like the time our six year old convinced our nine year old to pee in the trashcan or when my two year old decided to give herself a yogurt facial. Mostly, I want to be able to write relatable posts that make people laugh at those small little moments when I feel like I’m going to pull my hair out. I suppose those will be the moments that my kids talk about during the holidays in 20 years and everyone still laughs about. Here is the run down: Our oldest is nine – Kaden Dean, and my husband and I have a six year old boy – Payton Alexander and two year old girl – Presley Elizabeth. I am a stepmom to the oldest boy. I make that a point to be said, because I respect the fact that I am given the opportunity to be a parent to a life that I did not create. I think that is very important! Payton – he is one of a kind and the driving force behind most of my posts. The kid is hilarious and yeah, I am one of those moms who thinks most things their kids do is hilarious or interesting but there is also times where I tell them to go run around the house a few times because they’re driving me crazy. Presley is a wild child. She is destructive, sassy, and stubborn, but can also be the sweetest thing. Just last night she learned to climb out of her crib. She greeted me with her baby doll at 4 am to break the ice that she will now be letting herself out of bed. She also is the apple of her daddy’s eye. Lastly, the more serious journey that I have been debating on sharing is, I am BRCA gene positive…You know like Angelina Jolie, only way less glamorous. In between baseball, diapers changes, kids schooling and being a wife, I am at doctors appointment every 3-6 months with these ticking time bombs of mine, known as breasts, getting smooshed, poked, and prodded. My heart beats out of my chest every time the phone rings to tell me the results of my tests. I will get into that more one day but today…I want to say thank you to Michaela to opening the door for me to engage with readers in this crazy life that most of us call motherhood. Happy Reading!
Rebecca M
Board Member, Author
I have a friend and we used to joke that one day we would write a book titled, “You can’t make this shit up!” That’s basically how I feel about the life of a mom! If I had ever dreamed that my days would be filled with saying… “put your penis away,” “why is there chocolate milk on the shower ceiling,” “who pee’d in the bathtub,” them I might have re-thought becoming a mom! Not really, but being a mother is definitely an adventure! I have three children; Delaney, who just turned sweet 16…(and whoever coined that phrase never had a hormonal teenage girl); Leland, who is seven years old; and Trevor, who is six years old. I have a beautiful step-daughter who has made me a grandma three times over at the young old age of 45. Our family is a blend of his and hers, (our daughters)…and ours (‘our’ boys, who we adopted through foster care). I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and to help all of you realize that at the end of the day…you can’t make this shit up!! <3 Rebecca