Behind the blog

It’s true, people really do call me the Marketing Mama… it’s a reflection of two of my passions: being a mom and a marketing professional.

If you know me well (or simply follow me on Twitter) you know I also love skim lattes, sushi, live music and pedicures. I like to share whatever is on my mind or heart – and that might be something as simple as a song or as complex as my thoughts on a heavy parenting topic. And since I’ve focused my career on marketing healthcare organizations, it’s no surprise I often talk about health issues here as well, such as nutrition, breastfeeding and food allergies.

In the last couple of years I’ve experienced major life changes, such as getting divorced and becoming a single mom. I’m acutely aware of privacy issues of my family and personal vs. public sharing. Although I keep most of my thoughts and feelings about these personal topics offline, I do choose to share bits and pieces that are mine – it helps me and I’ve heard from many of you that it helps you, too.

Many people ask me when I have time to write. We all make time for the things we love, right? On any given day I have a number of topics swirling in my head – the ones I am most passionate about end up here. If you’re interested in my thoughts on marketing, check out my other blog Marketing Insights and Inspirations.

Especially proud

Giving back

Tracking me down

I love to connect with readers. Please leave a comment if you like something you read… Or if you’d like to connect in other ways, you’ll find me over on Twitter and Facebook. If you have something personal to share or would like my ear on something, feel free to e-mail me. (I am not accepting guest posts at this time.)

If you are a PR rep or company looking to connect – please know I receive many pitches a day and am unable to respond to all requests. I love to hear about family events happening in and around Minnesota and often choose to share them with readers. I also am open to holding giveaways when there is a natural tie-in to my content and I believe it would be meaningful to my readers ($100 minimum value). I am most likely to be interested if your offer surrounds one of the following ideas: Family activities, food allergies, general health, music, parenting or education of pre-schoolers/elementary kids.

Most of the things I write about here are items I’ve paid for myself, rather than free products I might accept. Out of respect to my readers and the law, I always disclose if I received free products or passes for the purposes of publicity.

The not-so-fine print

© 2015 Marketing Mama®. All rights reserved. Marketing Mama®  name and web content, including images and posts, are protected by United States trademark and copyright laws. The name Marketing Mama® was first used in this space in May 2007. All content on this site is protected and may not be reproduced without permission – this includes scraping my content to feature on your site. My opinions do not reflect that of my employer.

The professional family portrait on this page and throughout the site are by Erica Mayer. You can see all my fave pics she took of us here: family = love.


Marketing Mama® features articles on parenting as a working mom, health, family activities, cool products, my two adorable children and sometimes I even talk about marketing.


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