Lisa Keating, Lifestyle & Travel Editor
Fifth generation Californian, wife, mom, sister, daughter, singer, friend and producer at EncinoMom.TV, Lisa Keating lives in Encino with her very own Encino Man, artist Warren Keating, and their mini-me. Before becoming a mom in 2001, Keating was an actor and singer, traveling the world, performing and perfecting her craft. With the birth of her daughter came changes; expected and un. Join Keating as she travels near and far bringing the very best family travel tips to you, where ever you are, whenever you need them! Visit http://EncinoMom.com Please link my ad to EncinoMom.com
Rachel is a mom, blogger, full-time career woman, and founder and owner of Eco-licious Mama. Eco-licious Mama was created to educate and raise awareness of the harmful health effects of toxic chemicals and to empower moms, families and communities to get rid of chemicals in the home. Rachel studied Business Management at Cal State Long Beach and is currently campaigning for the use of safe and non-toxic cleaning products in schools. Rachel’s passion is connecting with other moms, moms groups, schools and communities, ready to make a change to a healthier clean. She regularly conducts workshops and in-home consultations to help moms “Go Green and Get Clean” and help them generate income by helping others Get Clean.
To follow Rachel’s Eco-licious Mama blog, go to: www.eco-liciousmama.com. For non-toxic cleaning product information, visit Rachel’s website at: www.embraceyourlife.myshaklee.com.
Shanon Pruden CLD(CBI) is a Certified Labor Doula through Childbirth International. As mother of two little boys and the wife of one awesome hunk, she leads a pretty busy lifestyle. Homemaker by day and doula by night (well… sometimes by day!) usually has a way of working itself out. She loves supporting pregnant families through their childbirth years. The childbirth year is jam packed with so many changes and growth that it seems only natural to her that a family would employ a doula by their side to be in their supportive corner. She believes there is much more to this pregnancy and childbirth thing than most families have time to learn. She knows that a doula’s number one job is to be available for a mother’s on-the-spot learning! It is her mission to always be available for questioning… She spends a lot of time (and money for training) staying up to date with the latest buzz on the pregnancy front. From the information a family needs to make informed birth choices to the newest cloth diapering technique, she has you covered for your pregnancy and childbirth questions. She is working her way through some psychology degrees so that one day she can have the educational background to make a difference in the way America currently births. Follow her blog, if you’d like at www.shanondadoula.blogspot.com!
Lakia Pearson is a Wife, Mother to a 4-year old son, CEO, & “Spa Diva”! She has a B.S. degree in Psychology and has been a Spa Consultant for 3 years! She owns two businesses, Pamper Me Sweets a dessert catering company delivering cupcakes, cakes, and desserts to LA & Orange County and she’s an independent business owner with Lemongrass Spa (97-100% all natural, handmade, paraben free products for women, men, & babies)! For more info visit www.pampermesweets.com and www.ourlemongrassspa.com/spadiva!
Rebecca Stewart, is the owner and founder of VIP Nannies Inc., Household Staffing, the premier household staffing agency located in Los Angeles,CA. VIP Nannies has placed nannies, baby nurse’s, housekeepers, chefs and personal assistants with some of Hollywood’s hottest parents. Rebecca is an expert in the field of Nanny Matchmaking. She is a former celebrity nanny and soon-to-be mother. Rebecca is passionate about finding each family the ideal nanny that fits their lifestyle.For more information about VIP Nannies Inc., Household Staffing visit
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Natalie Gouche’ is a social media trainer and consultant based out of Los Angeles. She comes to us with expertise in marketing for the new age. Natalie started her career in social media as frustrated small business owner looking to expand her global reach. After much success in her own business using social media, Natalie decided to help others market their business with the social media marketing platform. Ms. Has coached business owners and those who manage non-profits to cultivate their vision, identify their target market(s), and reach their goals via social media.
Natalie conducts highly sought after trainings on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Video marketing, Social Media Management, Blogs, Content Coaching and more.
An alumna of California Baptist University, Ms. Gouche’ majored in Liberal Studies. Press credentials include Redbook Magazine, Mom’s Advice Magazine, GimmeMo.com and more. http://NatalieGouche.com
Leah Stewart is the founder and owner of LiveLife Pilates™ in Costa Mesa, California. Leah is also Senior Faculty and Lecturer for BASI Pilates®. Leah holds a Masters of Science in Human Movement from A.T. Still University. Prior to embarking on her current career, Leah graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a Minor in Art History. Leah has also danced and performed professionally with Orange County based contemporary dance company, Backhaus Dance. Leah works as a freelance writer and regularly writes for various fitness and Pilates blogs, newsletters and publications. Leah is currently co-producing a Pilates for Moms DVD that is scheduled to be released in early Fall. Leah has been seen on the cover of the Body Mind Spirit conference catalog and has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine. Leah resides in Costa Mesa with her husband, Jason, infant son, Turner and Miniature Schnauzer, Diesel.
Our Budget Editor Desiree Molina is the Regional Director of Grocery Smarts for the state of California. She has been practicing frugality and saving for several years and is not only able to show people how to save on their grocery bills, but can also show people how to directly save on their essential home services and utilities such as: cell phone, local and long distance, digital phone, Internet, TV, home security, Gas services, mortgages, car payments, and more. “I strive to share the best money-saving tips I find and only bring you the best deals. I also share fun, creative ways to have more time with your little ones.” Desiree’s efforts has landed her invites from Fox News and other outlets and she continues to travel the state teaching frugality to the many that are trying to prosper and save in such a hard economy. “Nothing is more important than a good win/win situation and when people have little money coming in, can get all of the essentials they need while having little money going out, I am able to help families win by being able to give their children the extras they deserve.” Find Frugal Moms Coach on Facebook and start saving joyous bundles for your little bundles of joy today!
Giselle Baturay is the owner of Granola Babies retail and online store in Southern California. Giselle, along with Granola Babies has been featured in Mothering Magazine, Coastal Kids Magazine, Green Child Magazine and her Facebook Page Nurture Baby Naturally was awarded Top 50 Parenting Pages in 2010. As a leader in Green Baby education, Giselle has helped parents worldwide in learning to raise their children eco-friendly and naturally. Giselle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a Certified Lactation Educator, Babywearing Educator and Green Baby Educator. She resides in Costa Mesa, CA with her husband and three granola babies.
As a lifestyle blogger, PR girl and creative enthusiast, Cameron Long-Tel has a strong background in journalism and a penchant for beauty and business. After working in public relations in Los Angeles, she soon found her calling as a make-up artist and quickly filled her portfolio with editorial from Los Angeles Magazine, InStyle, People, and Italian Vogue. Based on her success in the LA scene, she then founded ZuzuNova, a whimsically-curated beauty & fashion emporium on Melrose Avenue. In 2006, Cameron moved to New York City and became a direct selling expert, creating financial success working from home while raising her family. Another one of Cameron’s roles right now is as a Busy Mommy to 4 boys, 2 of which are twins. Managing to handle all of the above with laughter and ease, her unique take on running a handful-of-a-household is refreshing and real.
Jenny is a career woman recently turned stay-at-home-mom of 2 beautiful children, who she now enjoys spending her days with. She has taken on being a homemaker with the gusto that she used to take on her career, diving head first into scratch cooking and baking, getting involved in her church and making a difference in peoples’ lives. In addition toblossoming in her role at home, Jenny has also started her own company, The Peaceful Housewife, where she blogs regularly about cooking, baking, do-it-yourself home care products and children’s crafts and gentle parenting. You can find her entire line of natural, eco-friendly household cleaning and laundry products at The Peaceful Housewife.
Mrs.S. “Queenie” Johnson, is an Education Specialist & Academic Coach, with over ten years of experience in the field of education. In 2008 she founded Distinguished Learning Group LLC, a company that specializes in one-on-one academic coaching, summer camp & workshops for parents and kids. The goal of her work is to help students release their innate genius yet her passion is teaching parents tips, tricks & strategies to help their child succeed academically and socially. She firmly believes that education is the practice of freedom. Queenie received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from Occidental College. Her graduate studies were at Pacific Oaks College, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Social Change. She also possesses a California Clear Teaching Credential. Mrs. Queenie is a contributor to the recently published Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change. She also co-authored,Toys R’ Us Rehab,a book that teaches parents how to ditch the consumer gizmos and help kids use their imagination to build a great life. You can submit your education or academic questions to her at Moms Advice Magazine. www.distinguishedlearninggroup.com or www.msqueenie.com
Kelly Roberts is a BASI certified Pilates instructor and owner of Re-Form-Her LLC, a retail Pilates and Yoga apparel boutique, where she also sells her handmade designs.
She teaches at Peninsula Pilates and Wellness in Maryland. When Kelly is not training her clients she is writing and currently finishing her first young-adult fiction novel. Kelly has a B.A. in Communication Arts from Salisbury University and has furthered her writing at the Institute of Children’s Literature. Kelly’s publications include HYPERLINK “http://www.suite101.com” www.suite101.com, Charleston Home Magazine, Landmarks, American Poets Society, International Library of Poetry, Grand Living, and numerous area newspapers and magazines. Kelly resides in Berlin, Maryland with her husband Brian and two little ones, Lyla and Kellan.
Equalla Foster-All of my life I have felt inspired to help people rather it be mentally, physically, or however God would use me. Along with God, I credit that inspiration to my parents. They were and are amazing role models in my life. I am a Christian, Wife, Mother of three, Professional Makeup Artist and Inspirational Ambassador. I am no published author, credited blogger, pastor, titled minister, therapist, nor specialist. I am a woman set on her journey to fulfill my God-given purpose which is to inspire/encourage, help, mentor, and love.
Life is beautiful. You cannot convince me otherwise. The good and bad experiences are what mold us into the people we become. I believe treat people the way you want to be treated. Common sense tells me that wisdom is one of the most essential and greatest gifts that God can grant us next to His Love. Am I perfect? No, not even close. I definitely have my “moments” just ask my husband and kids. That is why I am excited to go on this journey with you. I have always used my inspirational writings as one of the therapeutic methods for myself when I endured difficult circumstances or as a badge of honor for my positive experiences. Trials and tribulations come to us all and the methods we use to get through them can make all the difference in the final outcome. I hope you receive my inspirational writings with open hearts and minds. I truly appreciate you taking the time to read what I feel lead to share with you. Please remember we are in this together and do not let another moment go by without realizing you ought to be thankful and humbled by the wonderful opportunity to be you in your life. Love and God Bless.
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