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OCMomBlogLogoThe OC Mom Blog is the #1 Resource for families living and traveling to Orange County. Shelby Barone, the founder of the OC Mom Blog, was born and raised in Orange County.  Along with a team of talented writers, The OC Mom Blog highlights the best adventures, fun, and creative ways for families to enjoy visiting and living in Orange County.

OC Mom Blog is part of the largest family based Orange County Media brand, OC Mom Media LLC. Over the past ten years, we have expanded to include to the ultimate OC dining guide at ocmomdining.com, and broadcast videos at ocmomtv.com.

OC Mom Media LLC looks forward to partnering with you to help grow your brand to a large local and national audience.

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Shelby is the founder of OC Mom Media LLC, and is the most influential online mom in Orange County. She has been a freelance writer in Orange County to almost all of Orange County’s top publications over the past 10 years, and has over 100,000 followers on social media. She is founder of the largest online resource site for families in Orange County ~ The OC Mom Blog, OC Mom Dining, OC Mom Travel and OC Mom TV. Along with her three children, she shares her passion for encouraging moms to get outside and savor the natural beauty that OC has to offer families living, visiting or dreaming of the OC. [email protected]

 

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Dad Bloggers

Houman Jazaeri is an OC dad who juggles work, play and his love of technology. On the side he runs Socialacity.com, a website that reviews apps and has published his first book, 52 Apps for the College Student.

Rich Manning is a freelance writer that has been covering Orange County’s food, wine, and lifestyle scene for ten years. He currently lives in Fountain Valley with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.

Steve is a race car, boat loving Dad with a love for adventure. When he is not bungie jumping off a bridge he is playing Monopoly with his kids or working on re-building a classic car.

 

Tween/Teen Bloggers

Sarah is an OC Mom Blog tween contributor. She’s an avid reader and writer and loves fashion, music, singing, acting and telling jokes. She recently earned her green belt in Karate.

Ella is the OC Mom Blog tween blogger. She is a student by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people.
Sax playing, bilingual, and aspiring master chef. Andrew is a mad scientist & mathematician middle schooler by day, and an avid reader by night.

Mom Bloggers

Together with her teenage son Chase, Mary Bailey is the co-creator of Chase ‘N Yur Face, a free online resource designed to inspire children and families to celebrate life—from the simple to the spectacular. In 2014, Mary made the decision to step down from her corporate job in order to home school her son who, as a toddler, was diagnosed with autism. Today, the single mom and entrepreneur creates her son’s curriculum which revolves around his love of cooking. Through this journey, her goal is to help Chase become a self-sufficient adult, as well as to establish a foundation for people like Chase, who need a helping hand to make their dreams achievable.

Honestly, you won’t catch me without a smile on my face. I am an easy-going wife and super patient stay at home mom, always looking to excite my busy boys with adventurous fun! We love to be outdoors running wild and getting dirty. My boys are pretty rugged, [so as a tom-boy myself], we are the best of friends. We especially love bike riding together, splashing around at the beach and hanging out with those who want to join in on the fun. After starting a family with my childhood sweetheart, Jarred, and becoming a mother to our sons, now 3.5 years old and 18 months old, I was given a purpose in life! I thrive to balance every day, as a sincerely loving wife, mom, sister, aunt and daughter. Family is everything to me.

Andrea Pascua is wife and mother to 8 year old twins and 1 wild and adventurous 3 year old. Living in Huntington Beach, she is a nurse and currently teaches homeopathic healthcare through essential oils. When she’s not playing taxi to her 3 little ones you can find her checking out new coffee shops and local eateries for date nights, exploring flea markets and restoring vintage furniture or enjoying a glass of wine with a good friend!

Teena is a Master Gardener who appears as the western US ‘Gardeniere’ in Home Depot and Miracle Gro ‘how to’ gardening videos on YouTube. She also shares gardening tips, ideas and inspiration on her gardening blog, Thyme to Grow (thymetogrow.com), as well as offers online gardening classes on Udemy.com.

Belle Regeer is a stay at home mom to a precious six-year-old. Belle is Dutch and was raised in southern Spain. She has lived in the UK, Holland, Switzerland, NYC, New Jersey, Santa Barbara and is now happy to call SoCal her home. With foreign roots and friends in far away places, Belle has traveled the globe, giving some truth to the old adage that the Dutch are born explorers. While always in search of the local experience, she and her husband want to show their daughter that this world is indeed a small place, one that we should embrace and care for. When back home in SoCal, Belle is passionate about healthy living, tending her vegetable garden and volunteering at school.

Darice is a very active mother of a gorgeous daughter.  Darice, enjoys a career in sales, surrounded by many friends and family; always taking on another opportunity for growing and networking. A people person who embraces trying new things, helping others, a social butterfly and enjoys cheering on her niece and nephew at soccer and/or volleyball games.

Angie Beever is an OC transplant from Texas who works as a labor and delivery nurse at Hoag Hospital. She is mom to her 3 1/2 yr old daughter Kaylen and her 3 1/2 month old Austin. Whether she is at the park, the beach or swimming in her pool, she loves living the California dream and exploring all that it has to offer. On a rare date night, she and her husband Mike like to try new restaurants.

Originally transplanted from the Bay Area, Anne Marie Panoringan is a freelance writer who prefers to divide her spare time motoring between great cuisine (especially breakfast!) and workouts that get her hungry again. Anne Marie’s day job is in government, but late evenings are spent typing and catching up with her spouse and DVR.

Kiomi is a happy Mama of a big multi-blended family, with little kids, medium kids, and big kids. Born in Japan and raised in SoCal, she loves sharing her bilingual/bicultural background with her family and friends. Find her volunteering at her kids’ schools, running errands around town, and connecting on various social media (mrsnovak777 on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter).

I have two fabulous and out of the box thinking children. My son Tristian is 13 and my daughter Isabella is 9. I was born in Scotland, all of my family still live over there. I am the only one here. I spend a lot of time with good friends, they have meshed into family here for me. I have a passion for art, recycling things into good useful projects, material, art. I believe in waste not want not for sure. Music Music Music, you will hear music in my house more than a television. We are a huge outdoor family when I can pull my family away from technology. We kayak, bike, hike, ski. Huge fan of enjoying your environment whatever it is. We love to travel. Last but not least I love to cook:) That just about sums it up.

Pam Gausman is a wife and stay-at-home mom of two energetic boys. In between planning and attending the boy’s activities she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, relaxing with friends, and dreaming of future travel destinations.

Karen Bremer is a North Orange County native. She’s a mom, freelance writer, and owner of www.shopbeecreative.com. Her company Bee Creative specializes in products for scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafting online and in person at consumer shows in major cities around the country. Married for 16 years with 13 and 11 year old girls, her business provides the flexibility she needs to be a dance mom, room mom, and girl scout leader among other titles. Free time? She’s never seen it and wouldn’t change it for the world.

Jennifer Jensen is a stay-at-home mom in Fullerton. She has three boys that keep her in constant ‘stand by’ mode in her car. She has been happily married for almost twenty years and she enjoys her chaotically entertaining household. She enjoys traveling, and going to every jazz concert, basketball, and scouting event her boys are in. She loves volunteering every month at a soup kitchen as coordinator and volunteering as an Art Docent for her son’s school. A self described, ‘Summer girl,’ Jennifer lives for sunny days when she can grill (her therapy), and blast her 80’s music in the backyard.

Chantile is a wife and stay at home mom to an amazing little girl. She is active in her daughters school, enjoys volunteering and is always looking for her next marathon or triathlon to tackle

Dawn Maltin is a Loving wife and devoted stay at home mom to three amazing little boys. Her philosophy is family first and everything else second. She is a self proclaimed craft-a-holic. When she is not knee deep in family adventures you can find her making,baking and crafting just about any and everything. If she does not know how to make something, you can be sure she will learn and master it before too long. She also has a love for fine dining,travel and reading.

Mollie is a wife to a wonderful man and stay at home Mama to three beautiful and energetic little ones – two girls and a boy . She has lived in South Orange County for most of her life and enjoys crafting, running, clean and natural living, party planning, and being involved in her community and church. She believes that being a Mom was and is her highest calling and attempts to give her kids a wide array of different experiences. From soccer cleats to tutus, running races to enjoying the beach, she wants them to grow up with a childhood that impacts their lives for years to come.

Tammi is a vegan wife and stay at home mother of 3 children living in Laguna Niguel. She is an environmental advocate and volunteer for Food & Water Watch, an avid recipe tester, and passionate about organic living. When she’s not cooking or blogging, she’s driving her kids around to karate, tennis, youth group, swimming, drama club or Kumon. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at GMO Free Girl.
Dana Wilde grew up playing “sous chef” for her father as he churned out one amazing meal after the next for family and friends. She inherited her father’s life long passion for cooking and has spent the past two decades studying, reading, practicing, experimenting, and creating in the kitchen. Together, she and her sister, Shan are Simply Wilde, a small boutique catering business focusing on in-home entertaining.
I’m an OC mom of two and photographer. I love living in Southern California and want to expose my children to all that it offers. I love taking my kids on adventures and capturing their every moment so much so that my kids find it odd if I don’t take their pictures. You can see my work on facebook.com/photosbynaz.
Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls ages five and eight, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator.  
Dr. Courtney Harkins, Psy.D, MFT, is a local licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and mother to three young children. She runs a private practice as well as works with children at various organizations in Orange County. She specializes in adoption and parent child attachment, and is currently a doctoral candidate for clinical psychology.
Rebecca is a stay at home mom of 2 boys with Autism that keep her very busy. She has been writing her blog “The Real Moms of OC” for 2 years. She is a wife, mom, slayer of dragons, CEO of the home, bus driver, maid, short order cook and princess. She also runs through the mud and half marathons. She managed with the help of an amazing medical team to beat breast cancer and is thankfully cancer free for 3 years.
Julie is an OC Supermom to five beautiful children in Orange County. She is active in her children’s school, the community and enjoys running in her free time.

Nicole Sebring is a young professional who loves to travel, stay fit and live life to its fullest. She’s a true California beach girl, with a passion for the ocean and enjoys surfing, paddle boarding & diving. As a Sr. Visual Merchandising Manager for the action sports retailer, Tilly’s, she’s on the pulse of fashion, music and pop culture. Nicole has a close relationship with her mom, Darice Sebring, who also blogs for OCMomBlog.com.