SJPmama is the schemer, founder, and the editor at San Juan Parent. She created San Juan Parent because she wanted to find fun activities for families that would tire her kids out and make them go to bed at a decent hour. She has been banging away on computers for longer than she can remember and freelances at various tech jobs. She considers herself extremely lucky to have such awesome friends and family who are willing to let SJP feature their stories on the interwebs. See posts by SJPMama here.
Radmama is a busy mom. In her spare time, she is the mad couponer behind Coupon Madness. She believes that there is a coupon for everything you should ever need, and hasn’t paid full price for something since 1999. Radmama also loves to cook. She is always looking for the easiest and most satisfying recipes to feed a family of five. Her specialty is Asian cooking, and her challenge in small town life is seeking out all the ingredients that make her recipes so awesome. See posts by radmama here.
Musicmama: One of musicmamas’s passions is music in all its forms. Based in Telluride and surrounded by excellent music, she is falling in love with new sounds every day. When not immersed in the the music scene, she loves to hang out with her two kids and hubby. Constantly surprised with what life brings to the table, the adventure continues with good music, food and family. See more of musicmama’s posts here.
Bookmama is a writer, parent, and avid reader. She likes to think she has good taste in books, but she doesn’t always agree with the literary crowd. Her nine-year-old son is even harder to please, and together they hope to provide occasional reviews of great books for both adults and kids. See more posts by bookmama here.
Krista Montalvo is a Southern Peach living the mountain dream with her children and husband. She owns Ginger Magnolia Catering in Montrose, CO. This year she started Marmie Bags which are handcrafted purses with a vintage flair. She is a lover of all things domestic which ranges from a great antique find to cooking & gardening to fashion for you & your home. She also loves to share all the interesting things she happens to experience along the way! See more of Krista’s posts here.
Carolyn Packard is the mother of a busy 9 and 7 year old. She has been a practicing physical therapist for 13 years specializing in orthopedic and women’s health rehabilitation. She own Aspen Grove Physical Therapy where she enjoys assisting women in meeting their fitness and health related goals, rehabilitating their injuries and making their days easier and more pain free. See more of Carolyn’s posts here.
Kim Huchel is a chef, nutritionist and certified lactation counselor and is the owner of Nutrition Made Simple. She has two daughters, an assortment of four-legged furries and a passion for whole foods and eating healthy. Her best job to date is being Mama…well, most of the time anyway. One of her mantras at home, other than “be the adult” is “eat your rainbow” and she is thrilled to have SJP as a forum to help parents and kids eat their rainbows too! See more of Kim’s posts here.
G-man is the lucky husband of the SJP brains, and father of two terrific girls. Killer of spiders, opener of jars, reacher of high shelves and doer of any other required task. He is thankful to be needed and loves every minute of it. A native of the Western Slope of Colorado, he wonders why anyone would even consider living anywhere else when we have the greatest people you can find, hard- to-beat weather and some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire world right here in our backyard. He spends far too much time hunched up over his computer but you gotta do what you gotta do. See G-man’s posts here.
Juliet Carr is a spunky irreverent sorta girl whose soul found its home on the Western Slope of the Colorado Mountains. Juliet is madly and deeply head over heels in love with her husband and children, ages 15, 8, and 4. She finds that being mom to kids who are each at such different stages of childhood is really interesting, and she loves watching her three children grow into the people they are meant to be. She is an author and founder of a non-profit organization and serves on a local and state board of directors whose focus is suicide prevention. This mama wears her heart on her sleeve and speaks her truth from her heart. See more posts from Juliet here.
Rovingmama is a former resident of Montrose who longs to be back, but by the looks of things, is taking a route that requires living a couple years in every state in the continental U.S. She has been married to her handsome husband for ten years, and is the proud mama to two funny, spunky girls, who teach her something new everyday. Rovingmama’s passions include: photography, finding good deals, traveling, laughing, cooking, eating, and her newest passion, running. She’s excited to contribute her random musings to SJP, because sometimes her cat just isn’t that interested in what she has to say. See rovingmama’s posts here.
Twyla Righter, aka Chipetamama is a mama of three. Her recent accomplishments include allowing each of her children to suck on the shopping cart at some point in time, being the world’s best non-rockclimbing belayer, and mastering the art of changing a diaper one-handed. See chipetamama’s posts here.
Nana is a retired school teacher with 35 years of classroom experience. She holds BA and MEd degrees from Tufts University, and a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant certificate from William Paterson University. Her experience includes teaching 2nd through 8th grade in public and private schools. She currently tutors children with varying degrees of need, ranging from children on the autism spectrum or with learning disabilities to children needing specific subject help. She also works with children on their study skills, academic organizational skills and test- taking skills. See Nana’s posts here.
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Leah Otto: Leah grew up in Western Colorado. Wife of local business owner and mother of two amazing boys. She is a self proclaimed busy body who goes nonstop. Whether it is a DIY project, a children’s party, a great meal to cook, or a fun craft project with friends you can be sure that Leah will have her hands in at least two at any given time. She plans children’s birthday parties through local company Giggle Tree Events, and blogs on Mommyinthemountains.com. Fun with her kids is always at the top of her agenda and loving the good times that our lovely Colorado life makes possible. See Leah’s posts here.
Katie Rice is a professional photographer in Montrose. She’s a mother of three amazing, beautiful and crazy children who are an endless inspiration both artistically as well as in her personal life. She enjoys playing with her kids (MARIO!), listening to her husband rant about music, blowing up Nickleback cds in the microwave, and snuggling up with her puppy.
Julie Yarnell is a Colorado native and grew up in Montrose. After moving away and living in the big city, she and her husband were drawn back to Montrose to raise their two children. As an avid competitor, gardner, and crafter who likes a challenge and to try new things it’s hard to beat living in beautiful western Colorado. She has been woking in the fashion industry for a mighty long time and currently does free-lance fashion consulting so she can live the life she loves here in Mo-town!
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