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Rebecca Feher Tegnelia (CGS’98, COM’00) is a stay-at-home mother of two. Before having her children, she was a publicist, an event planner, a realtor, and a television host. Her blog “is dedicated to all of the mommies (and daddies) who truly have no idea what they are doing.”
Jen Singer (COM’89) is the mother of two boys, a writer, a blogger, an author, a cancer survivor, and the creator of MommaSaid, “a place for moms on the brink of desperation to laugh and linger.” Jen has been quoted in numerous magazines, newspapers, and web sites, and has appeared on many television shows, including the Early Show, the CBS Evening News, and the Today show.
Kate Roberts (CGS’83, CAS’85), an expert in child psychology and parenting, earned a degree in psychology from BU and a doctorate in clinical psychology from University of Rhode Island. She has published articles in professional journals and writes a biweekly parenting column in the Salem News: Dr. Kate’s Parent Rap.
Larisa Spillman (COM’95) writes, “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a bit overprotective. Whether it’s guys in a bar coming on too strong to my friend, a friend in the 8th grade being pushed around, or some clueless fair-weather Cubs fans who don’t know the rules of bleacher seats at Wrigley, my Momma Hen just comes out.” A mother of three, Larisa blogs about family life: birthdays and other milestones, parenting, and her three children, whom she refers to as hatchlings.
In 2011, Kim Forde (COM’98) left a career in corporate communications and PR to stay at home with her two children. She writes, “I’m Kim, a suburban mom fueled by a little snark, a lot of caffeine (this is often code for wine), a healthy fear of craft stores, and years of pent-up Manhattan road rage. Armed with a keyboard and an addiction to storytelling. Welcome to my tiny corner of the internet.”
Kurt Blumenau (CAS’95, COM’95) weaves family stories, historical events, and social context into his blog, Hope Street, to paint a picture of American life in the 1960s and 1970s. Kurt is a corporate communications professional in eastern Pennsylvania.