Our leadership team is one of the key things that makes our site unique and a prime destination for writers looking to submit content. From BLUNTmoms founder Julie Nowell to our editor-in-chief Magnolia Ripkin to social media manager Alison Tedford and syndication editor Lynn Morrison, these gals all work hard to bring you the freshest, highest quality content on the web and to provide a supportive community for all of our writers. Find out more about our awesome leaders:
Founder: Julie Nowell
A mom who knew there had to be more than an overwhelming suburban life filled with good jobs and soccer practices, Julie swept her family off onto a small island in BC to start over! Craving a life of fulfillment she blogs about facing fears and courageously going after your dreams!
She believes that if you do something, you should do it fully: eat butter, sweat hard and laugh till you pee. Julie’s blog is filled with stories of how her family adapts and continues to strive for a fulfilled life… while enjoying a few perks along the way!
Editor-in-Chief: Magnolia Ripkin
Our Editor-in-Chief Magnolia Ripkin is sort of like your mouthy Aunt who drinks too much and tells you how to run your life, except funny… well mostly funny… like a cold glass of water in the face. She writes a flagrantly offensive blog at Magnolia Ripkin Advice Blog answering pressing questions about business, personal development, parenting, heck even the bedroom isn’t safe.
She is the Editor in Chief at BluntMoms. Other places to find her: Huffington Post, The Mighty and Modern Loss. You can also check her out in two amazing compendiums of bloggers who are published in “I Just Want To Be Alone” and most recently, “Martinis and Motherhood, Tales of Wonder, Woe and WTF”
Social Media Manager: Alison Tedford
Alison Tedford is a funny suburban mom who can never find her keys. She is passionate about mental health, physical fitness and being a good parent. Alison likes naps and long walks on the patio with a skinny vanilla latte. She’s Canadian, but not sorry at all. You can follow her on her blog at Sparkly Shoes and Sweat Drops.
Syndication Editor: Lynn Morrison
Lynn Morrison is a smart-ass American raising two prim princesses with her obnoxiously skinny Italian husband in Oxford, England. After a long day of struggling to remember to say “chap” instead of “y’all” or “dude,” Lynn likes nothing better than to curl up with her Macbook and a glass of wine and write thought-provoking essays on why sweatpants are the new black or why it is impossible to suck it in for eight hours. If you’ve ever hidden pizza boxes at the bottom of the trash or worn maternity pants when not pregnant, chances are you’ll like the Nomad Mom Diary. Lynn is the syndication editor here at BLUNTmoms. Catch up with her daily on Facebook and Twitter.