The Everyday Mom Life
The Everyday Mom Life is a blog and news website about everything that can impact your daily life as a mom. From news that affects your family to product reviews, tips and recipes to personal experiences that make you laugh and cry – The Everyday Mom Life has a bit of it all.
Our goal is to entertain you and make you feel at home as we walk through this crazy journey of motherhood together.
Thank you for stumbling into this fully caffeinated piece of cyberspace. We hope you will stay and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with us as you curl up after a long day and connect with moms just like you.
For us, openness means that we will share our hearts with you. We will share our ups and downs, our goods and bads. Since all are a REAL parts of life, we believe it is important that you see (read) it all so that you don’t feel like we are sugar-coating motherhood. Let’s face it, motherhood is the greatest.most rewarding gift life can give us, but it’s also the most trying. We promise to be open with our lives and share them honestly with you.
Because we believe in openness so passionately, we also believe in respecting one another. We are all from different places, with difference experiences and different personal values. This site does not shy away from providing opinions on politics, lifestyle choices, religion or the really hard pieces of parenting – discipline, loss, nutrition, illness, etc. We will always respect your opinion even if we do not agree.
With respect also comes kindness. We ask that even if you have a difference of opinion with an author or with another person on the site that you remember your manners. We promise to remember our’s. Not only that, but we promise to do our best to spread kindness and understanding in the stories that we present.
Rachel Q., Owner & Founder
Rachel is a working mom who is just trying to make it through everyday life balancing the demands of a job, marriage and motherhood. She is passionate about her family, food and creating stories that move people – whether it’s an experience that she is having with one of her children or something happening in today’s world that will affect her as a mother and a woman. These experiences, no matter how mundane to some, are packed with emotional moments that will make you smile, laugh and even cry. She believes that the events that happen in everyday life can change your direction, make you think differently or further enhance the idea that every moment in life should be cherished.
Life at home
Rachel blogs from outside Chicago, sandwiched in between a cornfield and a Christmas tree farm, in a house that’s never clean enough. Today she has two, beautiful children, but the road to becoming a mom was a difficult one – experiencing four miscarriages and having a stillborn son in 2011. All the hopes and disappointments have given her a unique perspective on motherhood.
Life at work
Rachel works in communications and has previously been a journalist. She is the owner for The Everyday Mom Life and also a contributor for the Huffington Post where her posts are frequently featured in the Parents section. Additionally, her writing has been syndicated on the Mom’s Choice Awards blog. She has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and a Master’s of Arts in Advertising & Public Relations.
Diedre A., Writer
Diedre is is a monthly contributor at The Everyday Mom Life and on her blog Are Those Your Kids?, she focuses on her experiences raising her biracial girls in an interracial marriage. She is a full-time school counselor, mother and wife. She. Her posts are filled with helpful tips about raising children, diversity, curly hair as well as entertaining stories and anecdotes. Several of her posts have been published by the Huffington Post.