Please meet the Corona Moms Blog Contributing Team!
I'm Andi, and I am a Southern California native. My husband and I met while working together at Disneyland in the early 2000s. We settled in Corona and started a family. We have a 4-year-old son who is a ball of energy and a 2-year-old daughter who is the ultimate girly girl but can hold her own when it comes to her brother. My husband and I run a boutique out of our home called Zesty Chic Boutique and we proudly carry women's clothing made in the USA. Besides my family and boutique, my favorite thing is tacos. If I'm not spending time with my family or working in my boutique, you'll find me at a local restaurant searching for the best tacos, binge-watching something on Netflix or enjoying an adult beverage.April, who currently lives in Chino, CA, was born and raised in Southern California. She has been with her husband for 20 years (married for 10) and have two energetic little girls. She has also been an elementary teacher for over 12 years. April loves to dance, watch movies, and go to Disneyland. Her favorite place to travel is to Hawaii! She documents her family adventures and #TeacherLife as "MommyApes" on Instagram, as well as her Facebook page, and YouTube Channel.Carla is a native Tennessean, who has lived in California for more than 10 years. She and her husband have two kids – a daughter, 19, and a son, 11. They also have four crazy rescue dogs and a guinea pig. She is a professional journalist with more than 20 years of news writing experience. She has a dual bachelor’s degree in mass communication and art education and a master’s degree in professional writing. She enjoys terrible reality television, spin class, home decorating, skiing, reading, visiting wineries, true crime, and party planning. Follow her adventures on Instagram @carlaburdt.My name is Celia. I am 34 years old. I was born in El Salvador and immigrated to Southern California when I was 3 years old. I am a mother of 2 beautiful children a 5-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy. Married to a wonderful husband for 10 years now who is originally from the east coast. I am a full-time RN Case Manager and full-time mommy.Hello! My name is Evelyn ,or Eva! I'm 30 years old with two beautiful baby boys: Dallas (4) and Zayn(1), and married to an awesome husband. I decided to start blogging because I feel it's important for us moms to get together and uplift each other and talk about the reality of motherhood. Yes it's beautiful, but tough and that's ok! I want mommies to feel it's ok to ask for help because at the end of the day, we are moms and are one in the same.I love to take pictures and capture moments - from smiling baby to tantrums and all. I'm also all about mental health. It's a topic all parents should talk about, so let's spread the love and remember to always take care of our babies and, most importantly, ourselves!My name is Heather VanderWeerd. I am a wife and mom to 3 awesome boys. I have been a nurse for 17 years, and have worked part time as an RN since my babies were born. I am a co-owner of a jiu jitsu Academy with 2 locations, where we teach kids and adults jiu jitsu, boxing and fitness. I love the outdoors and want to continue trying new adventures. My boys are my world and I love that this life journey is shared with them.Ivette was raised in Orange County and is an alumni of University California Irvine. She has been active in the community justice space and has more 15 years experience in the child welfare system, particularly around foster care and adoption. After living in Los Angeles County for several years, she returned to Corona to set down roots with her husband and two precious boys, both under 2 years old, so life is quite busy. When Ivette isn’t chasing her babies around and making memories, she and her husband run a Papel Picado art business, Amor Por Vida, and attend pop-ups throughout Southern California. Follow along on IG @amoporvida_ for their art adventures. Ivette also enjoys a good movie, photography, interior design, cooking, traveling and supporting other parents in their parenthood journey, particularly if it involves breaking down stigmas of all kinds. Follow her on IG @ivettemontejoBorn and raised in Los Angeles, Jessica knows community and has a heart to let others know they can rise above trials and tribulations. Wining numerous pageant titles has lead her to use her platform on stage to show women confidence and believing in themselves. She has a passion for one on one connections and understanding why our backgrounds and upbringings shape us. Jessica believes we all carry a crown, but sometimes life's battles can tilt it. She believes in working on yourself everyday to straighten the crown we are given. This led her to pursue her degree in Psychology from San Diego Christian College. Jessica became a certified Life Coach after becoming a mom of six because she felt the need to teach vulnerability and show other women that our experiences shape us. You can find Jessica enjoying her time off with her children at the beach, reading a book at home, or enjoying life with good food, music, and friends. She believes everyone has a story to tell and it should be used for the good!Hello, I’m Kelly! I’m a multi-passionate entrepreneur and mom to two. I am also a health and life coach whose primary passion is coaching women how to approach their health with a fresh perspective, focused on body positivity, and less centered on weight loss. My core values are authenticity, joy, and connection, and I seek to reflect that in all that I do.My name is Laura and I'm a CSUSB graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology concentrating in Exercise Science. I have over 13 years of experience in the Hospitality industry and have recently become a stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl. I'm a published author and Editor In Chief of WholeAndHappyLiving.com. I’m passionate about living a positive, healthy life full of love and kindness.Hi, I am Mikaila - it’s nice to meet you! My background is I am an expert researcher, with a Master’s Degree in public health. I am a mom of 2 boys, a wife, and a dog mom to a doberman mix named Moose. I love to cook (and eat), create, explore, and learn new things. My love of research has lead me to this amazing path of blogging. I love writing about what I know and hoping that it helps makes someones life easier. You can follow my journey on my site here and on IG @Zapatasbees.Hello! I'm a hot mess mama to two crazy boys (ages 7 and 4). I'm married to my middle school crush.️ My hobbies include eating, online shopping, eating, day drinking, eating and camping in our RV. I have struggled with my weight most of my life... I've tried every diet and diet pill you can name, even tried starving myself, which all led to binge eating (even purging). After I had my last son and found myself 90 pounds overweight.... I knew I needed to do something... I pulled out an old Beachbody DVD that was collecting dust. I completed it and lost 40 pounds in the process! I figured if I could do this, anyone could! I wanted to show other women that it was possible! I became a Beachbody coach and now get to help other women get started on their fitness journeys with the same programs like the one that helped me. I'm not at my goal or by any means perfect but I'm able to help others by sharing my story and struggles. I run online groups every month where we hold each other accountable and support each other. I need these ladies just as much as they need me. We are all on this journey together. If you want to join my accountability group, click here! You can also follow along on IG at @monique_smith_Hi! I'm Natassia, former entrepreneur and now a mamaprenuer. I have a baby boy and an amazing husband who supports my dreams. I own a Project Management Firm in the construction industry with 6 employees, all women! I know what it's like to love your career and want to be the best mama you can be. It's been a process owning a business and juggling motherhood at the same time. I want my story and journey to inspire other mamas who have a passion, a dream, or want to own a business and still be an amazing mother and partner.