Meet Your Raleigh Moms Blog Team
Tiffani is a Raleigh native and has enjoyed watching her hometown grow over the years. She and her family love to explore all the Triangle has to offer from city festivals, sporting events, park openings, winding trails, yummy eats and so much more. After attending undergrad at Meredith College and graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill she worked as a School Counselor in Wake & Durham County serving and connecting with families. She is a wife to an NCSU Wolfpack Hubby and a mom to 3 busy kids – ages 13, 11 & 9. Tiffani is passionate about her community and connecting with Moms who like her are raising their busy families and creatively trying to capture all the joy in each moment.
Jill Judd Kornegay
Jill is a northeast transplant that was swept off her feet by good, old-fashion, southern hospitality and a southern man. Anyone ever heard of Pink Hill, NC? Yeah, he’s a little bit country and she’s a little bit rock ‘n roll. Together, they agree that life is just a little bit sweeter south of the Mason-Dixon, so Raleigh is where they are raising their other love, Harper Jane.
Jill is a full time working mama, splitting time between that, the blog and chasing her wild child…so basically she runs around like a crazy person all day, but always tries to have fun doing it! In love with her work and family, Jill is also passionate about her faith, healthy living, good food, good wine and good interior design. It’s amazing the redecorating ideas that have sparked from a glass of oaky chardonnay!
Floating somewhere in between working part-time and staying at home with her little lady, Jill found herself wondering where the other moms like her were? Raleigh Moms Blog grew out of love for her community and the desire to connect with more moms in the area…and maybe just a little entrepreneurial spirit!
Social Media Manager
Hannah is a former labor and delivery nurse turned work-at-home mama. She manages all things social media for Raleigh Moms Blog, and also works as a freelance Virtual Assistant. Born and raised in Raleigh, Hannah currently resides in Charlotte with her husband and 14-month old daughter. She enjoys grabbing coffee with friends, Target runs, hunkering down on the couch with a good read, and catching up on her favorite shows. You can follow more of Hannah’s life on Facebook and Instagram.”
Jenny is a former teacher turned work-at-home-mom. She manages social media and editorial for Raleigh Moms Blog, as well as social media for for a cloth diapering retailer. Jenny loves her quiet little life at home in Fuquay Varina with her husband and 2 sons. When she’s not piecing together the newest Lego set with her 5 year old or changing cloth diapers, she can be found working on her newest sewing project, binge watching her latest TV addiction, or blogging about cloth diapers and baby wearing on her website, Cloth Diaper Revival. You can follow more of Jenny’s life on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Contributor, Team Photographer
Darah Huels is a full-time mom of three boys (ages 8, 6, and 2), while actively pursuing her passion in portrait and lifestyle photography. As a photographer, she helps families create timeless images to share and cherish. Darah believes in evoking spontaneous smiles through play and raw silliness to provide a stress-free photo session and a happy memory in itself. She is also known for her reassuring and calm demeanor while photographing newborns either in the hospital or in her studio. As a mom, her approach to mindful parenting is to ignore the small stuff, grow from the big stuff and cherish every moment. Darah has lived in the triangle area for almost 30 years, went to UNC Chapel-Hill and was a nurse for many years before officially earning the title of stay-at-home-momma.
Kim is a JerZ girl through and through, but has called Holly Springs home for almost 4 years. A really long time ago she graduated from American University with a degree in Video Production and Graphic Design. Still a really long time ago she met an equally creative man named Tim and since their names rhymed, the natural next step was marriage. 12 years, 2 boys and 4 houses later, they are settled in a whirlwind life of awesomeness. Two years ago Kim launched, The Fancy Feathers to step out of the four-year stay-at-home mom life and has been working steady with local Marketing clients and the title of Art Director and Designer for two local monthly magazine publications. Somewhere amidst all that, she fell in love with fitness. Madly, deeply and strongly. A Spartan racer, Crossfit-er, weight lifter, Insanity, Zumba and Yoga lover, her mission is to give back to the many people that helped to positively “re-shape” her family’s lives. After pounds and inches lost, but quality of life gained, she is the co-founder of Impossible Couple with Tim, documenting the process of what it means to be fit and excited to now share the journey with a broader audience!
Julia Malinowski is a recent transplant to the Raleigh-Durham area. She and her husband relocated to the area to be closer to his family. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she’s bounced across the country living in New York City and small town Arkansas. She and her husband just welcomed their first child in September 2016. Her passions include cooking, hiking, traveling, woman in politics, and education.
Contributor, Team Photographer
Bobbi is the quirky, creative soul & photographer for FROLIC & CO. PHOTOGRAPHY in Raleigh where she is passionate about capturing sweet family moments. She loves nature, animals, and weather. She believes in kindness and human rights for all. Bobbi is a mom to a creative and smart young lady. In what little spare time she may have, she might be designing, planning a party, or off on some random tangent.
Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Heather moved down South shortly after graduating from college, saying goodbye for good to wintry weather and shovels. The only blizzards in this girl’s future were going to be from the Dairy Queen! After a few years of living the single life, Heather met and married her husband, Kenny. A few years later, they welcomed their little boy, Gavin. Heather works as a special education teacher but keeps busy when not at work or chasing after her active toddler. She enjoys running/walking, sharing mommy adventures on her website, Real Life Mama, devouring mystery novels, and spending time with family and friends.
Megan is a born and bred Raleigh native. She graduated from Meredith College and after working 7 years at a local private school decided to take on the exciting world of commercial real estate, where she manages the business and marketing for a local company. She and her husband spend their summers at the beach and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fall. They have one 2-year-old son and a dog, and couldn’t be happier with this crazy wonderful life they’ve built together.
She currently works in special education and runs her own blog called The Mini Mama. Her purpose in writing is to help families creatively encourage their child’s development, and give tools for positive parent-child relationships.
Shruti Tannan, MD
Shruti is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a practice in Brier Creek (Tannan Plastic Surgery) in Raleigh, NC. Every day she puts her passion to work, helping women and men look and feel their best on this journey called life. Raised in a small town just north of Raleigh, Shruti came to the Triangle to attend the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC. She then made her way to UNC-Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies and medical school, where she also met and married her fellow Tar Heel husband. Shruti is a proud mother to her spunky 5-year-old daughter and newborn son. When she is not making other Raleigh moms’ lives better at her plastic surgery office, Shruti enjoys family adventures, swimming, yoga, hiking, fine wine, and good books.
Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s book. When not adventuring with her family in her mini-van, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus. Follow Chika on her blog, www.theantibland.com.
Michele is a Raleigh native that is enjoying the way her hometown is growing by leaps and bounds. As a full-time Marketing Manager, dedicated Girl Scout leader and self-proclaimed food critic, exploring events and activities in the Triangle is one of her passions. As a mom to brand new triplets and a 9-year-old (all girls), she is excited about finding free and low-cost activities for them to enjoy, as well as date night fun when mom and dad can get away. Finding unconventional activities for her girls to experience is a must, especially having to do with the outdoors, science and math, financial literacy and sports. Feel free to interact more with Michele via Instagram and Twitter, both @msmichelehood.
Julia is a mother of three, wife of a supportive husband, and a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant with Good Night Sleep Site North Carolina. She has lived in NC for almost 5 years and is a stay-at-home mom who volunteers often at her children’s school. Julia loves music, is always singing, and uses music in many ways to teach her children about everything. She taught preschool for 8 years, worked at a school for children with special needs, and has a degree in both Child Development and Early Childhood Education. After two years of sleepless nights with her first child, she knew that parents needed help with sleep. Julia received her certification as a sleep consultant from the Family Sleep Institute. When she’s not playing with Legos and dolls, or baking yummy treats with her children, she helps families to overcome their sleep challenges through a customized sleep plan. You can follow Julia on her website, Facebook, and Twitter for daily baby, toddler, and child sleep tips and advice.
Addie Ladner, a freelance writer and PR pro, lives in Raleigh with her husband, their two young children, a beagle mix and a few too many house plants. She enjoys doing all the things she rarely has time for such as reading, fine dining, gardening, exploring and connecting with the world around her. Follow her on Instagram, Twitter or check out her food blog, Grace-Gourmet.com
A native New Yorker, Shana moved to Raleigh in 2015, where she is a work-at-home Marketing Consultant and mom to a toddler (i.e. the equivalent of two full-time jobs!). She specializes in marketing within the mom/baby industry, including content marketing for personalized baby registry site Gugu Guru, as well as in the beauty, arts and restaurant industries. When she’s not exploring the Triangle with her daughter, she enjoys reading, graphic design, and eating her way through the local restaurant scene. Connect with Shana on her website: Shana Marie Smith.