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Your Waco Moms Team
Adrienne moved to Waco just before middle school, attended Baylor, married a Sooner and adventured in OKC and Oregon before returning “home” to Waco in 2012. She and her husband Daniel have 3 spirited kiddos Brooklyn (almost 6), Griffin (3), and Dylan (2). She’s worked in various roles in the non-profit sector prior to staying home with the kids once their third was born. Most days you can find her wrangling her 3 kids and running a clothing business from her home. She finds joy in 90’s music, oreos, fall weather and good food. She has a stack of half-read books on her nightstand that she hopes to one day finish. Find her on instagram @adriennehare and say Hi!Alexandra Price is a Baylor graduate from Channelview, TX, wife of Mario Price, mommy to Marleigh Kai, and fur mama to two pups. As a coach's wife, she lived in east Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and North Carolina and has now come back to make Waco home. Having moved to town at 22 weeks pregnant and with a passion for fitness and pre-natal/ post postpartum health high on the priority list she established the FIT4MOM Waco/Hewitt/Woodway location. As a former coach's wife with a gypsy lifestyle and first time mom, she has deep appreciation for the NEED to find a village. She writes from that perspective with a bit of sarcasm and a lot of heart.Alexa moved to Waco over 11 years ago to attend Baylor, and it won her heart!She has been married to her husband Owen for 7 years, and they have a son named Davis (9 months old). She stumbled upon blogging & writing when she started a healthy food blog in 2013. Since then, her website and business AlexaWibleFitness.com has turned into online coaching and training resources for pregnant & postpartum moms. Her desire is to educate and help women get the healing they need & deserve after having a baby. She also works 1-on-1 and in small groups with women locally through personal training. Some of Alexa's favorite things include good cold brew coffee, watching Food Network with her husband, spreadsheets & budgets, the Enneagram, Podcasts, lifting barbells, and some good mascara.Brooke Malthesen is originally from Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State with degrees in Advertising a Public Relations. She met her husband at Kansas State and they got married in 2005. They lived in Fort Worth, San Antonio and now Waco for her husband’s medical training and profession. They have a son, Cole, who is 8 and a daughter, Ellie, who is 5. Both of their children were born during her husband’s residency program in Fort Worth, and although they enjoyed their time there, they immediately felt at home in Waco. Brooke runs a local support group for moms of children with behavioral issues ranging from medical diagnoses to Autism and ADHD called Mothering Outside the Lines-a behavioral support group. She also writes a personal blog cataloging her daughter’s journey with high-functioning Autism called Our Sensory Story. She is involved in several special needs organizations in the community and strives to create a network of moms that can connect and walk alongside each other on their journey.Camille Wilder just relocated to Waco from Fort Worth, but figures after living in Texas for 20 years and marrying a native, she can officially be called a Texan. She's been married to her dream guy, Chris, for 14 years and is blessed with three amazing kids: a bonus son, Addison (28), a bonus daughter, Alexandra (27) and her sweet son, Harrison (6). After recently resigning from her 20 year position as an assistant editor for a non-profit organization, her new career will be homeschooling Harrison. In her spare time, Camille enjoys yoga, hanging out with her family, trying out new recipes, baking goodies and sharing them with friends and eating lots of chips and queso, which she believes could totally be considered a food group.Carrie is the Co-Founder of Waco Moms Blog and former Austin Moms Blog team member. She was born and raised in Spring, TX and now calls Waco, TX her home. While she obtained a degree in Business from Texas Woman’s University, she proudly began her college career at Baylor. Sic’ Em Bears! Carrie met the love of her life over New Years Eve and they tied the knot in May 2010. In 2012, they welcomed their first baby girl, Madison, and 27 months later, welcomed sweet Brooklyn. All signs were pulling the Maddux family to Waco and they relocated from Austin to Waco in 2016. Carrie is very excited to be a tiny part of the positive growth in Waco!Dedra Davis graduated with a degree in Journalism, from the University of Texas at Arlington, in 1988, but because of raising children and life, she didn't start writing professionally until 2014. Based in Waco, she lives with her two dachshunds, black Lab and husband. They have three lovely twenty-somethings successfully thriving on their own. Dedra began her writing career freelancing for a newspaper and magazine, based in Waco. She is now a Contributing Writer for Taylor Magazine and freelances for other magazines. She writes her personal blog, Dedra Davis writes, and contributes regularly to Waco Moms Blog, as well as guest blogging as much as possible. Dedra loves to travel to new places and is blessed to do so many times a year. Her work includes online magazines, including Culture Trip, Everything Home Magazine and The Outfitter, Holl and Lane Magazine, The Groove and Victoria Lee Home. Her favorite thing to write about is the ever growing and evolving small urban town-Waco. You can read her blog, about life, travel and living in Waco, at http://www.dedradaviswrites.com/Johnna King moved to Waco in January 2017. She met her husband in college and after 9 years in the Marine Corps, they prayed for place to settle down and raise their family. She is the Domestic Engineer of Team King which currently consists of five littles. Her oldest is 6, then 4, 3, 2, and 1. Johnna is due with their sixth baby March of 2018. Motherhood is one of Johnna’s many passions. She equally enjoys growing in obedience to Jesus, homeschooling the kids, running/weight lifting, photography, interior design, holistic living and writing. There is always a half-read book on her nightstand. She runs their family blog www.kingsparenting.com. You can always find Johnna looking for new places to eat, planning a date night or taking another picture.Katy Smith is a third generation Baylor Bear! She married her Aggie husband, Jarrod, almost 14 years and they have three amazing kiddos (Emma-11, Owen-8 and Hudson-2)! All three kids are in complete different seasons of childhood which means that they often live in what they like to call “joyful chaos”! Katy documents the many adventures of their happily-ever- after at www.smithtx.blogspot.com! They are actively involved in their church and community. Katy is a stay at home mom and works part time as a call analyst. She spends a lot of time in the minivan chauffeuring kiddos to and from their vast array of sports and activities. She is a thirty-something year old night owl, sweet tooth and queen procrastinator! She loves Jesus, pedicures, hot pink roses and cute shoes.Kim “Millie” Millington is a wife, mom and entrepreneur. She is a certified life coach and operates Coach Millie’s Family Life Coaching in Waco, Texas. Her husband, James, is an instructor at TSTC. Her son is heading to the Air Force and her daughter is a senior at Rapoport Academy. She moved to Waco in 2008 to attend Truett Seminary at Baylor. She is also a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. Kim is often found at the Olive Branch Cafe having some bakery blend coffee. She enjoys spending her time helping families get organized and holistically healthy.Laura is originally from Houston, TX and graduated from Baylor with a B.A. in History. Although she never thought that Waco would be her permanent home, Laura has been surprised the blessing of living in Waco since 2009. Laura obtained her Master’s Degree in Education and has taught at both public schools as well as at McLennan Community College. Currently, she works full-time as an Academic Advisor in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. Laura and her husband Kary have three children ages seven and under. Laura’s favorite things in life are spending time with her kids, watching movies with her husband, planning ahead in her planner, reading most anything, journaling with Jesus and drinking coffee before the sun rises.Paige is happily married to Andrew and became a mother to twin boys, Hayden and Ashton, in December 2016. Against all odds, a girl raised in New Mexico met a boy from Michigan while they were attending Baylor University in Texas. The Benzing currently reside in Hewitt and are finishing their bachelor degrees at Baylor. Paige also encourages other Wacoans in their health and fitness journeys by instructing at Rush Cycle Waco. When the twins are asleep, she enjoys curling up with a Common Grounds coffee and a book/Sudoku puzzle. She loves breaking stereotypes of young moms by thriving as a twenty one year old mom of multiples.Rachel Whyte is a photographer, business owner, pastor’s wife and mom to two littles. She was raised in deep East Texas and because of that, she has lots of fond memories of pasture parties and small town fairs. Rachel is the second oldest of eight kids and came to Baylor University in 2007. She has not left Waco since then! Rachel met her Coloradan husband, Luke, their sophomore year, and after a few break ups, they finally got engaged and married in 2012. Soon after they got married, Rachel jumped head first into starting her own photography business and in her first year, she photographed 25 weddings. It became clear that Rachel had found what she was supposed to be doing. In 2014, Luke was working in real estate when he was asked to come on staff at Antioch Community Church as the young adult pastor. The Whyte's felt like that was what the Lord was calling them to, so even though it wasn’t what we thought our lives were going to look like, they decided to say yes. Soon after that Rachel and Luke had our first daughter, Haven, and 18 months later, they had our first son, James. It was crazy two years to say the least! About a year ago, Luke and Rachel began to notice the swarms of people that were coming to Waco each week to visit Magnolia. Together they decided to start a tour company with their friend David where they show people around our little city. It’s pretty fun! If you see two vans zipping around the city with “Waco Tours” on the side, that’s them! One of her favorite things to do is to write, and now that she is a mom, Rachel realized that it’s a great outlet to write about her experiences as a mom. She chronicled these “adventures” on her Instagram @rachel_whyte under the hashtag #adventuresinmomming. Her heart is for moms to be encouraged, be reminded that they’re not alone, and maybe even provide a little comic relief. Rachel also loves to share her testimony, her story of redemption, as a way to give Jesus glory. If you ever want to hear it, reach out!Sara was born and raised around the Waco area. She attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, McLennan Community College, and University of Texas at Arlington for her bachelors degrees in Communication and Nursing. She currently works from home as a Clinical Review Nurse.She married her first (and last) blind date, Reed, in 2012, and is now mom to daughter Emory (3), and furbabies Harley, Noah and Lucy. In the rare event she has free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, good wine, reality tv, online shopping, and Kendra Scott earrings.Sarah lives in Waco with her husband, Mark, and their three children Seth (11), Hannah Grace (9), and Adalee (6). Sarah and Mark just celebrated 16 years of marriage. Sarah grew up in Coppell, Texas (a Dallas suburb), and graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Marketing in 2000. Sarah started her career in Sales, Marketing, and Advertising, and spent five years in corporate business. She then chose to stay home when her first two children were born. In 2009, Sarah took on the balancing act of being a business owner while maintaining the role of “stay at home” mom. Sarah found the many aspects of creating and implementing business strategies very fulfilling, and loved working in the beauty and skincare industry. After seven years of juggling these roles, she sold the business and has enjoyed taking time over the last year to write and prepare for the next stage of her “crazy life” Sarah was born with a passion for music, and has been leading praise and worship in different capacities since she was thirteen. Sarah and her family are members of First Baptist Church Woodway, where she is on the praise team, and has the blessing to serve in different areas of ministry. Over the years, she has been gifted with opportunities to create music, and to work with organizations such as the American Family Radio and Gospel Music Association, while releasing original music an independent artist within the Christian Contemporary genre https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everypage/id373073044. Over the years, Sarah has loved getting to know the women of Waco by being involved in organizations such as Junior League, and MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers). These experiences, along with being a mom, have given her a heart to encourage and relate to other women. Over the past two years, Sarah has felt led to begin to share some of her own experiences as a woman and mom to help minister and to encourage others. She recently started a personal blog www.saranelsonblog.com, which is still in the process of completion. Sarah is currently writing a series on dealing with crisis from a spiritual perspective, which is based on her own personal experience. Her goal with this project is to help others find hope in hardship. Sarah is beyond excited about being able to share, and to be a part of Waco Mom’s Blog. The last sixteen years have been an adventure! Eleven of those years have been spent living in Waco. Sarah and Mark moved away from Waco twice to live in Austin and Miami, and moved back both times for business opportunities. They are grateful to have laid down roots that have grown deep within the heartbeat of the city. They are thankful for their community, and dear friends they get to live life with. Sarah is beyond blessed to call Waco home.Tami Nutt is a native Wacoan and loves living here with her husband, son, and two beagles. She works at Baylor University in Human Resources,, and is an avid Baylor football and Lady Bear basketball fan. When not working or cheering the Bears, she often can be found at Walt Disney World (she’s been over 50 times) or helping others as a Disney Vacation Planner. She loves her church, Harris Creek, and the work the faith community of Waco does for our city.Valerie was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas but spent many years living in Colorado, Florida and Ohio. She is thrilled to be back in Texas again with her husband Paul and their daughter, Sofia. She is a board certified music therapist and a Music Together® director and teacher in the Waco area. She loves coffee, animals, teaching, scrapbooking, baking and listening to records.Victoria is from Waco, Texas and now lives here with her husband and 2 (almost 3) children. She graduated from Texas A&M University and currently stays home with her kids. She also coaches at a local private school and works with Noonday Collection as an Ambassador. She loves all things outdoors, adventure, and being real and raw with everything she writes. She loves Christ and realizes she would be nothing without Him.