It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the unveiling of our Rusty and Rosy Star Bloggers.
We are excited to welcome to the Rusty and Rosy blogging team Michelle from Fun on a Dime, Melinda from Look What Mom Found . . . and Dad Too!, Tonya Staab from Create-Celebrate-Explore, Nadia from Justice Jonesie, Julie Meyers Pron from Just Precious, and Annie Shultz from Mama Dweeb.
Our Star Bloggers will be frequent contributors to our Rusty and Rosy blog, providing great insight, tips, project ideas, and more to help in child development and early education. Each of our bloggers has a great voice and creative ideas that we are excited to add to our blog.
Learn more about our Star Bloggers below and be sure to follow them here on Rusty and Rosy.
Michelle – Fun on a Dime
Michelle has been the author of Fun on a Dime for two years. Through this creative blog Michelle encourages families to discover that fun does not have to cost a lot or be very complicated. Michelle received a degree in Recreation Management, which sparked her interest in finding ways to incorporate fun and learning into her own family’s life every day. She has two children, ages four and five, and loves experiencing the world through their eyes. Her motto: After years have gone by, the time you have spent playing with your family will be one of the things you will never regret.
Melinda – Look What Mom Found . . . and Dad Too!
Melinda is half of the mom-and-dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Over four years ago, Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children. Fifteen years of parenting three children has provided her with many experiences that she uses to educate her family on morals, ethics, and the difference between right and wrong. While she believes academics are very important, she holds fast to the idea that an education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles, and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
Tonya Staab – Create-Celebrate-Explore
Tonya Staab is a freelance writer and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore, where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, kids’ party ideas, and tips for traveling with kids. She is a regular contributor at Kidzui, MotherKnows, Blissfully Domestic, and Creativity for Kids, and has been published in the Triumphant Child, Guide to Raising Newborns. Tonya is an Australian-born military wife currently residing in California with her husband and three children: twin kindergartners and a teenager. She feels blessed to work from home, which allows her time to volunteer regularly at her twins’ school.
Nadia – Justice Jonesie
Nadia, a.k.a., Justice Jonesie, is a savvy mom to three children, a lawyer, law professor, and blogger at JusticeJonesie.com. Jonesie writes about work-life balance, fitness, and her journey through motherhood. Blogging since 2006, Jonesie was one of three justices on the group blog, MamaLaw.com—a blog about “three moms that happened to be lawyers too.” In 2009, the Justices created Blogalicious Weekend conferences. When she is not working or chasing after her children, you may find Jonesie at the gym or enjoying a chic night out on the town with her hubby.
Julie Meyers Pron – Just Precious
Julie Meyers Pron is a parenting and education writer, who relies on her experiences as a teacher and parent for inspiration. A mother of three children (ages two, six, and eight), PTO Director, former MOMS Club President and Vice President, and a (non-practicing) elementary school teacher, Julie has both experience and knowledge about parental involvement in education. Blogging at a variety of Websites since 2005, including her personal blog, Just Precious, Julie is also a founding partner of Just Centsible Consulting and a Principal of Splash Creative Media.
Annie Shultz – Mama Dweeb
Annie Shultz lives in Kansas with her three kids – Lizzie (four years), David (two years) and Lucy (11 months). She created her blog Mama Dweeb in 2009 to share her writing and life with other moms. She is also the managing editor of 5 Minutes for Parenting and a contributing writer on the Perspectives blog with pediatrician Dr. Greene. She loves discovering and sharing parenting ideas that help caregivers find success in their role. She has learned that a mother is always learning, always adapting, and forever involved in the most rewarding adventures!