About Us

Motherhood isn’t just about having kids. It’s about the life that comes next. It’s not just about one day or one thing. It’s about everything you do and every day you do it. It’s about having fun experiences as a family, and some not so fun ones. It’s about making food your family will love, or at least just eat. It’s about planning vacations, keeping kids entertained during long winters and hot summers, researching the best products for your household and making your house feel like a home. And, it’s about you – your health, your sanity, and the balance you strive to create as you attempt to keep it all together. It’s your everyday life. The Everyday Mom Life.

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.

Our Values

Openness

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.

Respect

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.

Kindness

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.

Owner & Founder: Rachel Quenzer

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.

Contributors

Emily

Emily is a wife and working mother of three that is experiencing life with kids in preschool up through middle school. She spends her time as a mother figuring out the best way to support her family and doing her best at raising her little human beings. She doesn’t have it all together and doesn’t pretend to because she has discovered that life is easier if she is just honest about it versus pretending. She love spending time with friends, playing board games and cards, reading, knitting and watching her favorite shows. She has worked with victims of domestic violence for almost two decades and currently works as a grant writer for a domestic violence services agency.

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Diedre is a full-time school counselor, mother, wife and blogger at Are Those Your Kids? where she focuses on her experiences raising her biracial girls in an interracial marriage. She recently had a third child and experiencing motherhood all over again with a boy. 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.