Triad Moms on Main is an online parenting resource for the Triad, NC area. Our website launched in October of 2010. We are an all-inclusive resource for parents that features daily blogs, directories, a detailed local events calendar, contests and giveaways. Our website explores new topics daily through our blog – from how to find the right school or summer camp for your child, to showcasing local restaurants and birthday party venues. Our team focuses on needs and interests of parents raising children in the Triad while also hosting guest blogs from a variety of viewpoints. Thanks to our sponsors, all Triad area parents are welcome to use our website at any time free of cost.
Keep up with TMoM by:
– Subscribing to our newsletter. You will receive an event email newsletter every Monday and a re-cap newsletter every Wednesday.
– Subscribe and listen to our podcast, Triad Moms on the Mic, here.
– Follow us on Facebook here. This is where we share our daily blogs, giveaways, local events and promotions.
– Join our TMoM Community Chat page here. We hope this group will become a go-to community for you when you are not able to find answers to your questions on our website.
Co-founder – Email
Katie moved to the Triad nearly 17 years ago (en route from Charlotte,en route from Ohio University, en route from a childhood in New Jersey), and she and her husband, Charlie, say every day how lucky they are to have landed here. Launching this web site was a natural next step for Katie after introducing and co-managing a popular mom/parenting blog in the Triad for two years. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance writer and project manager part-time while raising her daughter, Emily, and son, Henry. And before her life as a stay-at-home mom, she was busy building a career in the fast-paced world of both agency and corporate public relations. In her position as co-founder of Triad Moms On Main, you still find Katie blogging as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the site along with Rachel.
Co-founder – Email
Rachel is an Appalachian State graduate who started her career as an elementary school teacher directly after graduation. Rachel taught in the Mecklenburg and Forsyth school systems for eight years, and then decided to change her career to a stay-at-home mom after she had her first child. Rachel and her husband Kevin have lived in the Triad for 18 years and have two teenagers, Jake and Anna. Rachel is an active volunteer in her church, her children’s schools, as well as the community. Rachel felt like TMoM was a perfect fit for her, as she was able to combine and use all of her talents in sales experience, love of children, managerial skills, social marketing, love of organization, and her knowledge of the Triad.
Sales Rep. – Email
Ashleigh Welder grew up in High Point and graduated from UNCG with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has been a sales representative for Triad Moms on Main since the launch of the website in 2010. She is also a Kindergarten teacher at High Point Friends School and teaches day camp programs at Greensboro Day School in the summer. Ashleigh and her husband love living in the Triad with their children, Bryce and Savannah. They have lived in Greensboro, Jamestown, or High Point all their lives. They feel a strong connection and sense of community in this area and never want to leave!
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Dani is a third-generation native of Greensboro. She received her B.A. from University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Go Vols!), and moved to New York City to receive her Masters in Education. After meeting her husband, Ryan, they moved to Greensboro in 2006. Dani has privately tutored students in various subjects, taught English-As-A-Second-Language, and Pre-K, but her best (and toughest job) has been staying at home with their three children, Shaina, Mira, and Ari. She enjoys volunteering in the community, hosting playdates, cooking, and keeping up with friends and news on Facebook and Pinterest.
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After moving from New Jersey 25 years ago, Melissa has lived most of her life in and around Greensboro. Melissa graduated from UNCC with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She had a few different positions after college, but never found that “dream job.” Her most rewarding and challenging job has been staying home with her three girls – Kamdyn (6), Paige (3) and Reese (3). While staying home with her children, Melissa has been an active volunteer with Family Support Network of Central Carolina as well as Kamdyn’s school and church. Melissa has utilized the Triad Moms on Main website for years and is thrilled to be the newest member of our team!
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Podcast Team Member
Laura is a transplant to the area, but fell in love with Winston-Salem the second she arrived. She moved to the Triad with her husband from York, Pennsylvania where she was born and raised. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Bloomsburg University and has worked in various healthcare positions since 2013. She is currently a stay-at-home-mom since the birth of her son George in May of 2019. She loves to explore new places with her family and find hidden gems anywhere she goes, which is what brought TMoM into her life. She’s always been passionate about local business and loves the community and support she has found in Winston Salem.
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Podcast Team Member
Kodia is originally from a small town in the mountains of North Carolina and has been living in the Winston-Salem area since 2012. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S in Communication Disorders and has a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Before becoming a stay-at-home-mom, she taught at a community college, 6th grade English Language Arts and most recently, 2nd grade. She and her husband Zack have two daughters; Mae and Edie Rees. Kodia enjoys spending time with her family, discovering new places around town, being outdoors (hiking, swimming, going to the lake), especially in the mountains, cooking and baking. She loves watching the Triad grow and evolve all while maintaining a feeling of community and togetherness.
Sales Rep. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle has lived in NC since 2014 and knows how hard it can be to learn a new area – especially as a stay-at-home mom. She gave birth to twin boys, Beckett and Fielding, that same year, and found TMoM was the best way to learn what all the Triad had to offer. She has worked for TMoM since 2016 as both a guest blogger and TMOM directories assistant. Adding the role of sales representative makes the most complete use of her professional skill set. Michelle has both a B.S. and M.S. in Journalism and has worked for media outlets, chambers of commerce and most recently as a full-time stay-at-home-mom and (very) part-time marketing coordinator for the Jerry Long Family YMCA. In 2017, she ran for and won a seat on her local governmental body and continues to serve as a Councilwoman for the Village of Clemmons through her 2021 term. Her favorite part about TMoM? “Knowing I am helping other parents easily access the resources they need to make the best decisions for them and their family.”
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Suzy was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC and is now raising her 14-year-old daughter here. She and her daughter started the homeschool journey in 2018 and love it. She received her B.A. in Communications and Psychology from Coker College in SC and her M.A. in Communication Studies from UNC-Greensboro. After working in marketing since 2007, she tried a change of pace in 2019 when she became the G.M. at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Winston-Salem. It was an absolute blast and she loved being able to see all the happy, smiling faces. In 2021, she decided to branch out from freelance writing to full-time writing and helps small businesses and mompreneurs with their content marketing. She is also writing her first book! When not writing, she loves spending time with her daughter and fiancé (husband on May 1, 2021)! She blogged and was a sales rep for TMoM in the past and is thrilled to be a part of the sales team once again!
Dennette is a mom of three, an aspiring author, and a teacher. A graduate of Winston Salem State University, the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Piedmont International University, she loves learning and teaching. Having spirited conversations about politics, religion and education with her spouse (who is also an educator) keeps her grounded, but going to church, planning family vacations and hosting parties keep her enthusiastic. Dennette has submitted guest blogs to TMoM since 2015 and joined the TMoM team as a regular blogger in 2018.
Blogger & Podcast Team Member
Laura is a recent transplant to the Triad, and she and her husband, James, hope they never have to leave. A Cincinnati resident for over fourteen years, Laura worked as an English teacher at the middle, high school, and college levels before leaving education to work as a freelance writer. She homeschools her two oldest children, ages five and seven, while her two-year-old plays the class clown. In her spare time, which really doesn’t exist, she surprised herself by becoming an avid runner and just completed her second half-marathon. She loves to read, quilt, cook food her kids refuse to eat, and explore the beautiful mountains and beaches NC has to offer. She found Triad Moms on Main while her family was preparing to move to the Triad, and she’s thrilled to be a regular part of the blogging team.
Anna and her husband, Kevin, moved to Winston-Salem from Atlanta nearly nine years ago for what they thought would be a two-year stint (he went to business school at Wake Forest), and they’re thrilled they never left. They love the strong, close-knit community here, and find it to be the perfect place to raise their toddler, Maggie. In addition to blogging for TMoM and doing other freelance writing, Anna has her own blog, curiouser & curiouser, where she writes about topics ranging from health and wellness to pregnancy and parenting to fashion and baking — and lots more! She’s also a Pure Barre teacher and a Beautycounter consultant, loves spending time with her family, catching up with friends over lunch, reading (though time for that is rare these days!), and organizing the refrigerator — especially on days when everything else seems out of control (it’s so very cathartic!).
Sydney Richardson is an educator, writer, and coffee-lover. Born in New Jersey and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina she often played “school” with her sister. It’s no surprise that they both went into education. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (B.A. and PhD) and North Carolina A&T State University (M.A.), Sydney has spent the last sixteen years in higher education, working in faculty and administrative roles. Her writing often focuses on topics related to education, leadership, and work/family balance. She has her own blog, Rokleader, and gives workshops on areas of women in leadership. When she’s not working, Sydney can be found perfecting her coffee brewing, trying out new recipes on her family, or painting a new room in her house. She and her husband, Herbert, are proud parents to two children and hound/boxer mix pup.
Blogger & Podcast Team Member
Kelly Hines is a preschool teacher, freelance writer, part time student, and mom of three above average children. She has lived most of her life in and around Winston-Salem, and loves calling the Triad home. Kelly loves to overcommit, volunteer for things she’ll later regret, cook, sit on her porch and drink, hang out with her husband, and watch soccer. She has strong opinions, especially about things she doesn’t know all that much about. She’ll eat just about anything except green olives, which are disgusting. Her motto is, “Eh, I’ll wing it.”
Graphics Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristie has 20+ years of graphic design experience and 17 years of experience in the printing/packaging/display industry. She has continued to build on her experience through the years, and has more recently been involved with web design and maintenance, social media design and execution, as well as design for digital billboard advertising. She and her husband, Ricky are the proud parents of triplets, Abby, Andrew, and Adam, who are in high school. Being a TMoM graphics coordinator is a great balance between her past work experience with local and global customers, as well as her love of graphics and photography. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys running, watching Clemson football, and making creations on her decal machine.
Triad Moms on the Mic Podcast
Four of our team members: Kodia Byers, Laura Dydek, Kelly Hines and Laura Simon make up our podcast team, Triad Moms on the Mic. Each of these ladies bring a unique perspective to the podcast in regards to parenting, living in the Triad, current events, and just making the most of every day! Listen while you’re in the car, on a walk, doing chores around the house, or simply relaxing. It is a great way to feel connected to other local moms who are on the same journey as you, just at different junctures along the way! This podcast is brought to you by the Triad Podcast Network. Subscribe and find our playlist here.