Meet The Team
Our Mom Editors are just like you – strong, smart women who love great gizmos, traveling, crafts, food and all things for baby and kids. Please take a moment to meet the team!
Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is known as one of the most influential women in the social media and parenting space. This mom of three is a top parenting expert with a Communications degree from Marquette University. She co-authored her first book about baby gear (The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide) in 2008. You can also see Hollie as the host of the Baby Gizmo Videos giving parents the inside scoop on products and family-friendly travel destinations to make them smarter shoppers and travelers. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina.
Ladan Rashidi is a British mother of three, who moved to California in 2008. Born and raised in London, she graduated with a degree in Business and Computing, but then returned to university to train as a teacher. She was working as a school teacher until she gave birth, and surprised herself by becoming a stay-at-home homeschooling mom and Baby Gizmo writer. She enjoys all things baby, but has a particular fondness for babywearing.
Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).
Christina lives in Northwest Illinois with her husband, daughter, and two English Springer Spaniels. Before becoming a reluctant stay-at-home mom, she worked in a variety of customer-service-oriented jobs while dreaming of living in the lap of luxury as a housewife. Unfortunately, having a child threw a wrench in Christina’s plan to do nothing but eat bonbons while lounging in the Jacuzzi reading all day. Now, she spends her time looking for fun activities and crafts for her daughter and easy-to-prepare meals for her family, while trying not to land the kid in therapy when she grows up. Christina volunteers at her local library, and does both volunteer and paid work as a sexuality educator. She loves to read, and to learn about–and share–new products and resources.
Mandy lives in Kentucky with her husband, two sons, and a dog named Dude. She has a graduate degree in International Relations, but is currently living life as a mommy and a blogger at Words by the Glass She is a regular contributor to Baby Gizmo, and her work has also been featured on Scary Mommy, Indie Chicks, and Tipsy Lit.
Lauren and Tom Tate
Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).
As a brand new mom to an adorable baby boy, Becky blogs about all things baby, baking and life.
Self-proclaimed “Professional Mom” with tips and tricks to share that I’ve learned along the way. My crew of seven kids ranging in age from 12 months to 17 years keeps me on my toes- or in my car (taking them anywhere and everywhere). I’m also wife to my super hard working attorney husband whom I am thankful for giving me a reason to get dressed up daily. No mom jeans here!
Beth is a small-town girl from south-central Illinois. She has been happily married since 1999, has three little Mini Coopers, ages 9, 5, and 2, that keep her very busy and make her laugh. Her favorite cartoon is Little Bear and she has random people tell her that they love her thanks to the movie, “I Love You, Beth Cooper.” She is a homeschooling mama and a proud cancer survivor.
Mary Sauer is wife to Chris and young mom to Clementine and Hazel Jane. When she isn’t at home with her girls, she spends her time working on an inpatient behavioral health unit or freelance writing. With whatever free time is left, she writes on her blog, reads, and dabbles in yoga and running. She can also be found on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.