Meet Sarah Nelson

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Hello! My name is Sarah, and my husband, Mark, and I just celebrated our 16th anniversary.  We live in Waco with our three children Seth (10), Hannah Grace (9), and Adalee (5).   I grew up in Coppell, Texas (a Dallas suburb), and graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Marketing in 2000.   I began my career in Sales, Marketing, and Advertising, and spent five years in the corporate business.  I then chose to stay home when my first two children were born.  In 2009, when my daughter, Hannah, turned one I took on the balancing act of being a business owner while maintaining the role of “stay at home” mom.  I loved so many aspects of the business, and enjoyed working in the beauty and skincare industry while creating and implementing business strategies.  After seven years of juggling these roles, we sold the business and I have enjoyed taking time over the last year to prepare for the next stage of our crazy life.

I have a passion for music, and have been leading praise and worship in different capacities since I was thirteen.  We are members of First Baptist Church Woodway where I am on the praise team, and we have the blessing to serve in different areas of ministry. Over the years, I have been blessed 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.

Over the years, I have 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 me a heart to encourage and relate to other women.  Over the past two years, I have felt led to begin sharing some of my own experiences as a woman and mom to help minister and to encourage others.  I recently started my own blog www.saranelsonblog.net, which is still in the process of completion.  I recently started a series on dealing with crisis from a spiritual perspective, which is based on our own personal experience.  My goal with this project is to help others find hope in hardship.  I am so 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.  We moved away from Waco twice to live in Austin and Miami, and moved back both times for business opportunities.  We are grateful to have laid down roots that have grown deep within the heartbeat of our city.  We are thankful for our community, and our dear friends that we have the opportunity to live life with.  We are beyond blessed to call Waco home.  

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Carrie is the Owner & Co-Founder of Waco Moms. She was born and raised in Spring, TX and now calls Waco, TX her home. 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. She has a true passion for building relationships and most importantly, connecting moms!