Sarah: Founder & Owner, Philly Burb Moms
Website: Philly Burb Moms
Sarah is a long time resident of Chester County, mom of 2 and self proclaimed “blog-a-holic”.
After a long career in sales & finance management, Sarah “retired” from the business world to stay at home with her children. She started blogging in 2007 as a way to stay connected to family and friends spread out throughout the U.S.
Merging her new life of “Mommyhood” with her sales expertise, Sarah launched Chester County Moms in the summer of 2008.
The site expanded to 2 other sites, Delaware County Moms and Montgomery County Moms. These 3 sister sites comprise the Philly Burb Mom blogs: a hyperlocal resource for women living in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.
On the Philly Burb Mom blogs, local moms can find information on local events, activities, products, and fun places to go with their kiddos. They showcase recipes, crafts, parenting tips and more.
Sarah is a social Media Consultant, member of Philly Social Media Moms, and a Brand Ambassador for The View, Backyard Discovery, and Aquafina.
When not blogging, Sarah enjoys crafting, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her husband, children, and their dog “Big Doggie”. Sarah does not enjoy laundry, gardening, cleaning or rude people.
Melissa: Contributor & Local Mom “In-the-Know”
Website: Tastefully Simple
Melissa grew up in Delaware County and settled down in Chester County in 2010 with her family of 6.
After a career as a high school Special Education teacher and college professor, Melissa decided to stay at home with her 4 children. She joined the Philly Burb Moms team in 2010. Melissa has recently partnered with campaigns and/or sponsors such as Chick Fil A, YMCA of the Greater Brandywine, GMC/Chevrolet, My Gym, Cherry Crest Farms and Strasburg Railroad.
Melissa is a busy mom of 4 little ones + 2 fur-babies, active member of the Downingtown Moms Club, and proud member of the YMCA of the Greater Brandywine.
When not blogging, Melissa enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, shopping, exercising, planning the “next Disney trip”, new adventures, hanging out with friends, field trippin’, and spending time with her husband and children.
Melissa’s life motto’s include “This too shall pass” and “A house with children never needs an apology”.
Nicole: Community Manager for Montgomery County Moms
Nicole is a WAHM (Work At Home Mom) of 2 boys, Cole & Dean, and has lived in Montgomery County for most of her life. Nicole is a graduate of Penn State Main Campus with a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering (Structural Option) along with a minor and over 12 years experience in Graphic Design.
Nicole is a “mompreneur” and has owned a graphic design and stationery business for 6 years. Voilà! Customs by Nicole was started as a side business with her husband in 2007 but it has become her full time job (next to raising her 2 sons).
Voilà! Customs by Nicole has been recognized as a top Wedding Invitation Designer with 2nd Place in the 2011 & 2012 Philly Hot List (and 3rd Place in 2010) as well as back to back Bride’s Choice Awards from WeddingWire.com & Winner of the 2013 Montco Happening List.
In 2010 she began a tech blog to entertain and educate moms (or anyone!) on advancing technology, with a focus more on Android technology. The name was courtesy of her husband, Tech-mom-o-gy. In 2011, Tech-mom-o-gy Designs was added to the Voilà! family to provide custom blog design for the Blogger & WordPress platforms.