Meet the Babblers

meet the babblers


Mary Katherine Backstrom, Founder and Contributor

Mary Katherine is a Southern mom with strong opinions and a messy, loving home. From Sweet Home Alabama, she now resides in the sunshine state with her husband (Ian) and son (Nugget). Baby Girl is expected to arrive any day now! MK’s mama taught her the value of good manners and the power of kind words. This philosophy inspires her parenting essays, which can be found on Scary Mommy, Mamapedia, Washington Post, Yahoo, Huffington Post, and Today Parents. But Mom Babble is her home. 





Chelsea Nelson, Creative Director

Chelsea Nelson is a mommy and wife, a maker-of-all-the-things, lover of Jesus, friend to all, homeschooler of two littles, and drinker of all the coffee. You can follow her messy mom life over on her Instagram and Facebook page, called Mommy Makes.





Rachel E. Bledsoe, Contributor

Rachel E. Bledsoe is a writer and an Appalachian Misfit. She is the sole voice behind the website, The Misfits of a Mountain Mama. She enjoys swimming, long walks on the beach, and Marie Antoinette biographies. Her writing has been featured on Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Scary Mommy and a variety of other publications. She writes to inspire, to bleed, and to tell her unique story in only the way she can write it. You can visit her on Facebook or on Twitter @MisfitMtMama.





Alexandra Rosas, Contributor

Alexandra is a first-generation American who writes cultural memoir and humor. She performs as a national storyteller with The Moth and is Co-Producer of Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee. A BlogHer Voice of the Year four years running, Alexandra has been published in several anthologies. You can find her on Milwaukee Public Radio, Huffington Post, Purple Clover, and other sites. A Babble Top 100 Mom Blogger, Alexandra is a 2015 Today Parents Funniest Parents on Facebook. Follow her on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, or her virtual home, Good Day Regular People. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and three children.





Kimberly Zapata, Contributor

Kimberly Zapata is the creator and voice behind Sunshine Spoils Milk, a blog dedicated to mental health and mommyhood. She is a regular contributor for Babble and Romper, and her work has been featured on Washington Post, HuffPost, Scary Mommy, and Mamalode — to name a few. You can follow her on Facebook and on Twitter!





Kristen Hewitt, Contributor

Kristen Hewitt is a two-time Emmy Award Winning Reporter and Host for Fox Sports SUN and the Miami HEAT, and writes a the parenting and lifestyle blog called mommy in SPORTS. Her work can also be seen on The Huffington Post, Bundoo, She Knows, Scary Mommy, to name a few, or you can
follow her on Facebook &Twitter. Kristen’s favorite job though is raising her two daughters.  She tries to teach them to live every day with grace, gratitude, love…and a lot of laughs!





Ashford Evans, Contributor

Ashford lives with her husband, three children, and three dogs in SC. When she’s not pregnant, breastfeeding, or polishing off a bottle of wine she is busy holding down her demanding sales career or working at their family owned business. She blogs about her crazy escapades and living life in between being the bread winner and the bread maker at Biscuits and Crazy or you can follow her on Facebook.





Christine Carter, Contributor

Christine Carter is a SAHM of two pretty amazing kids. She has been writing at for over five years, where she hopes to encourage mothers everywhere through her humor, inspiration and faith. You can also find her work on Scary Mommy, The Huffington Post, Mamapedia, and For Every Mom. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest





Shannon Lell, Contributor

Shannon Lell is a writer, editor and single mother living in Seattle. She has been published on numerous popular websites and magazines. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.





Alison Tedford, Contributor

Alison Tedford is a freelance writer from Abbotsford, BC. She writes about motherhood, mental health and moving your body on Sparkly Shoes and Sweatdrops.