The Ultimate Birthday Bash – Our Co-Hosts

Have you heard about our Ultimate Birthday Bash? For the next 11 days, we’re celebrating the joy, excitement (and sometimes exhaustion) of planning and celebrating your child’s birthday! Plus, we’re offering a $500 Birthday Bash giveaway (click here to enter) so one lucky winner can choose favors, games, crafts, and gifts from for your own birthday celebration!


Meet our wonderful Birthday Bash co-hosts! 

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Alissa Marquess makes families happier at Creative With Kids by sharing simple and doable crafts, activities, and parenting suggestions.  She is a homeschooling mom to three kids. Chat with her on Facebook or join the CWK Community to get creative play ideas sent to your inbox each week.



Amanda Morgan writes at Not Just Cute, a blog focused on intentional whole child development.  She’s also a full time mom to four busy boys, part time trainer and consultant for a non-profit children’s organization, and a self-proclaimed chocolate junky.


Jamie is a baker’s wife and stay at home mom of three boys. Jamie began hands on : as we grow as a New Year’s Resolution to do hands on kids activities with Henry when he was 2.5 years old. Read more about Jamie and her family. Follow Jamie on Google+ and Pinterest!


Jillian: Besides a love for her kids (and well just kids in general) Jillian (A Mom With a Lesson Plan) has a degree in Early Childhood Education and 10 years experience as a preschool teacher.  Right now her “students” call her mom.  Jillian believes that life offers an abundance of learning opportunities. She loves figuring out what they are and how they can be expanded on.


Joyce is the mom behind Childhood Beckons, where she encourages parents to focus on their families and the childhood that beckons them. Her motto is “Childhood is calling my son to play and explore. And childhood is calling me to help him on his journey.” She enjoys discovering creative ways to play and learn and passing along her family’s favorites. You can find Joyce on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Julie Kieras mothers two inquisitive boys with the support of her husband in the lovely four seasons of New England. She is often found at home interpreting toddler-speak, elbow-deep in PlayDough, or behind the pages of a book. In her spare time she enjoys organizing, walking, crafting, or baking! She blogs about her family life at A Year With Mom and Dad.

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Stephanie Morgan is mom to two young children, a style and parenting blogger, and the founder of the popular lifestyle site Modern Parents Messy Kids (MPMK for short), which provides daily inspiration to thousands of parents on simplifying, connecting, and living well.



Tiffany Dahle is the hostess behind Peanut Blossom where she shares her belief that strong families start with strong and happy mothers. She encourages you to develop everyday possibilities for stretching your creativity while doing what you do to keep that household running! You can find Tiffany on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest.


Plus, we’re joined by our fabulous Blog Ambassadors, who always have wonderful ideas for birthdays and will be providing tips and insights along the way!


Click here to learn more about our Birthday Bash and to see all our resources!


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