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About Us And Our Team of Authors – Welcome and Thank You for Visiting

We operate Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family with the desire to provide Parenting resources to modern busy families.

Consequently, our blog is Family centered with focus on Parenting, Kids, Food (lots of food), DIY & Crafts.

We are contributors to the WAHM movement (Work At Home Moms) Our readers are looking for business resources for themselves (busy, modern parents) and their families.  

If you are a candidate for this challenge or are already on this journey please dig deep into our 1,000 + article blog.

We are the owners of TOTS Network which include Thinking Outside The Sandbox and Thinking Outside The Sandbox: Family. Learn more about us and our team of Authors.

 

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel Susan-and-Steve-Wetmore-1024x688 About Us

 

My name is Susan Wetmore

Thank you for visiting this introductory page about us and our team of contributors.

I am owner of TOTS Business with my Husband Steve.

My career was as a Medical Laboratory Technologist working in the Hematology Lab for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. 

I am a Mother of two and active Aunt to six kids ranging in age from 3 to 24 years.

Friends describe me as a seasoned enthusiastic Mom and Blogger that is highly active in school activities and crafting.

Honored to be an award-winning volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank. I really love to Cook and Bake and share my gift with Family and Friends.

My Husband Steve stays very busy with the kids activities and is an active musician and passionate listener. Steve takes care of the technical and business end of our blogging adventure.

Contributors:

Our talented team of contributors are the heart and soul of TOTS. Without them, we would not have all of the amazing content we are able to provide you.

Located all over the US and Canada, we bring different perspectives on Parenting, Family, Kids andRecipes for busy modern families.

Most importantly, we all agree on one thing: blogging and earning for our family is important but our family is our life.

We are a PR Friendly blog and would love to work with and promote great Brands and Businesses.

Contact us here for more details.

About Us and Our Team of Authors – Meet the Team:

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Lover of film, food and photography. Mom of two, who married 'the one'. I blog over at www.alishaenid.com where you will find a bunch of recipes, lots and lots of photos and stories about every day life. Living a somewhat simple life in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Amy Williams is a freelance journalist based in Southern California and mother of two. As a parent, she enjoys spreading the word on positive parenting techniques in the digital age and raising awareness on issues like cyberbullying and online safety. @AmyKWilliams1

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Anna Sherwood is the mom of two little girls and is married. Running and working out at home are two ways she manages a little “me” time while juggling working full time, cooking some vegan meals for her family and blogs about it over at Piper’s Run.

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Mother of 7 who loves to chat about cloth diapers, homeschooling and hobby farming.

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Hi! I’m Ashley, a work-at-home-mom to three busy kids seven years old and younger. You can find all my goodies at Forgetful Momma. I love sharing recipes, fun activities for both children and families alike, and the little things that I just don’t want to forget as we continue on our homeschooling journey.

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I bring you the best FREE eBooks to help you with your family. These free ebooks are through Amazon. Amazon controls the pricing. As of publishing the books are offered for free via amazon.com.

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Catherine, a mommy of six busy boys. Lover of cupcakes and all things kid related (except video games).

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Claire is a personal and professional development expert who believes that a positive attitude is one of the keys to success. You can find her online writing and giving tips about lifestyle and development as a regular contributor at highstylife.com

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Courtney is a content creator living in the heart of Arkansas. She blogs about her faith, homeschooling, and raising special needs children as a single mother. When she is not blogging, you can find her advocating for people with disabilities, enjoying true crime documentaries, and trying to find downtime. You can find Courtney on twitter @LifeAsAConvert.

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Cyndy Thomas graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario with H.B.O.R., B.A. and B.Ed. She is a retired Teacher having 30 years of experience with Elementary, Middle School and High School. Her passion was teaching Art. Hobbies include gardening, restoring antiques and volunteering.

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Daniel is a single dad raising two children. At DadSolo.com, he aims to provide other single dads with information and resources to help them better equip themselves on the journey that is parenthood.

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Guest Posters write articles for Thinking Outside The Sandbox. Please see the bottom of the post for the authors bio. If you are interested in guest posting please email us at [email protected]

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Hi, Y'all! I'm Haley from Kentucky, work from home mom of 3. I blog at haleysvintage.com about DIY, Parenting, Blogging, and Working from Home. My goal is to encourage other moms to find more ways to support their families while being home for their little ones. I'm a huge social media addict and look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!

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Having over 10 years of journalism experience, James Thom writes for both TOTS and TOTS Family. He is a great dad to the cutest little girl and a diet coke addict.

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Hi, I'm Jen! I'm a coffee-loving homeschool mom of six. I spend my days learning alongside my children, attempting to sew, and striving to honor my husband and Jesus Christ. Join me at Thou Shall Not Whine where I write about homeschooling, large family life, share yummy recipes, and hopefully encourage you along the way!

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Jenivieve Elly is the proud mom of two handsome homeschooled boys! She began blogging in 2006 and turned her blogging, SEO, webdesign and social media skills into a business. She is the CEO of Jelly Squared Media and the Founder and Writer for her parenting blog Attached 2 Parenting. Jenivieve also holds a BS in Elementary Education.

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Jenn Decker is a stay at home mom to three amazing kids. She is the owner of the blog More Than A Mom Of Three where she shares the adventures of being a SAHM and everything that goes along with that. She enjoys cooking with her children, organizing, saving money and traveling.

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Jennie is a freelance writer and editor from New England. In addition to writing for the TOTS network, her work has appeared in MaryJane's Farm magazine, Literary Mama, Mother's Always Write, and the anthologies So Glad They Told Me and Here in the Middle. She is also trying out the hospitality business with her family's Little House in the Maine Woods.

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Jennifer is an Eco loving Mama of two beautiful little girls. A lover of cooking and baking from scratch, getting crafty and playing with her children.

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Hey, Y'all !! My name is Jenn !! I am a WAHM of 5 beautiful kids !! My wonderful hubby is a medic in the US Army !! We are currently stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland !! I'm a TOTAL Southern girl ~ born & raised in North Carolina !!

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Jessica Hehir is a former broadcast journalist who found her calling in motherhood. Jessica enjoys spending time in the kitchen with her children, running long distance and dinning out with her husband. She is working over time to create sweet childhood memories for her three young daughters. They inspired her new blog.

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With 4 Kids plus a Foster Child we are BUSY and always looking for family fun !! I love to write!

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Joyce runs a Women’s Lifestyle Blog called Women and Their Pretties. She covers topics, products, and places that women can relate to. You will also find her sharing her thoughts on travel, music, and family!

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel avatar_user_67_1521817831-96x96 About Us    Kayla

Kayla Matthews is a productivity blogger and senior writer at MakeUseOf. Her work has appeared in The Odyssey, The Next Web, Houzz and Vagabond Family. Read her articles on Productivity Theory or follow her on Twitter @KaylaEMatthews. 

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A stay at home mom of one busy boy, married my best friend and am truly blessed and love my life. I cloth diaper and baby wear, my mom says I'm turning in to a "hippie", which she thinks is hilarious. I am crafty and always looking for a greener way to do things.

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My Name is Kelly, I'm a mother of two children, My oldest is Devon and he is Autistic and a beautiful daughter Amanda. I am originally from New Jersey. I have a loving husband Ronnie and three dogs and a cat. I love trying out new recipes on my family. I love reviewing products at Kelly's Thoughts On Things,

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Margaret Anne is a green-thumbed Christian striving to live a healthy lifestyle and teach others about eating & living naturally. She understands the importance of inexpensive meals, family time, health, having fun, and cooking allergy-friendly. Buying unprocessed and organic foods are important to her, and finding new ways to save money without sacrificing quality.

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My name is Melissa Mendez and I am the blogger behind Cloth Diaper Again, my blog about trying cloth diapering again after giving up the first time, parenting, and going more green. I am the mother of two and the wife of an amazing man.

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Hi! My name is Melissa, I live in beautiful scenic Maine. I am a mom to two amazing girls and a new gramma, or "memere" if you will, to a cute little baby boy! I work full time blogging for the sites How To This And That & Clean-Eating Recipes. I am a self taught chef, hobby photographer, homesteader and lover of nature!

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel 2e35c057a441fc7654e86bb4ad21e4f0?s=96&d=mm&r=g About Us    Michelle Hancock

In between juggling a toddler, a teen stepson, a mellowed out husband and a crazy Labradoodle, Michelle also works full-time in marketing and communications. She blogs at mindofmeesh.com.

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Psychologist, writer-freelancer, traveler and just creative person, lover of world cultures, languages, food, wild spaces and urban places by nature.
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nika-goddard-a78051157/

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Olivia is a young journalist who is passionate about topics of career, recruitment and self-development. She constantly tries to learn something new and share this experience on https://www.aussiewritings.com as well as on other relevant websites.

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Rebecca Earl is an only child (because she didn't sleep until she was 2). She is a wife, a mom to two boys, a people watcher and a day dreamer. She also has a serious sweet tooth, is not afraid to dance in public and loves to sleep.

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Selena Robinson is a homeschooling mom to four super special kids. Both she and her husband have ADHD and three of their kids have ADHD, so a typical school day for the family is pretty interesting! Selena blogs about her family's homeschooling adventures every week at Look! We're Learning!

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Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to work with animals. Straight out of high school I began my training as a Vet Technician, and later began working at a local emergency vet clinic. Several years later I fell in love with dog grooming, and eventually made the big decision to change career paths. I now run my own shop where we groom everything from rescue dogs to show dogs.

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My name is Stacy Belk, founder of MomWoot.Com. I’m a mother of two boys aged 6 and 9 and a wife to a loving husband. I used to work in the food industry, but is now a stay-at-home mom who continues to cook for the family!

TOTS Family, Parenting, Kids, Food, Crafts, DIY and Travel 16b6dfb6ea526b0ede6cbe53d483282c?s=96&d=mm&r=g About Us    Stephanie Kandray

Stephanie is the blogger behind ousewifemama.com where she hosts weekly reviews and giveaways. She is a SAHM to Adah and Abigail and wife to Michael. She grew up in Massachusetts, met her husband in college in Kentucky and now resides in North Carolina.

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Hi friends, I'm Susan from Cook The Stone. I spent most of my time in the kitchen to make tasty meals for my family. The feelings when your husband and your kids are full with food cooked by you is amazing, don’t you think so?
I will very appreciate your encouragements in the comment section below.

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Tammy is a mom to five children. With 4 daughters whose name all begin with the letter K, so they call their blog, Creative K Kids! There she blogs about the crafts they do, their favorite recipes, shares some printables.

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