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Oct 8

October 8, 2015


October’s One Successful Mama Profile: Shan Semprevivo, Sofabean Photography

“It has given me a creative outlet. This allows me to be more focused and patient when the inevitable frustrations of motherhood and everyday life kick in.” — Shan Semprevivo, Sofabean Photography This month, I’m profiling Shan Semprevivo of Sofabean Photography, a small, on-location family and lifestyle photography business that operates in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Shan is married to Matt and is the mother of six children, ages 8 through 15. “My family is a crazy, tight-knit group of…

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Sep 9

September 9, 2015


September’s One Successful Mama Profile: Jen Wirsing, The Green Berry Juice Bar

“Opening The Green Berry has reminded me that I can still have my own life and be my own person, while finding a balance of being a mom and a wife.” – Jen Wirsing, Owner This month I’m profiling Jen Wirsing, owner of The Green Berry, a unique hometown eatery serving cold pressed juices, smoothies and other seasonal specials located in Irwin, Pa. A native of the area, Jen lives in nearby North Huntingdon, Pa., with her 6-year-old daughter Adelle and husband…

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Aug 25

August 25, 2015

Kelly Wonderlin

August’s One Successful Mama Profile: Kelly Wonderlin, Digital Lifestyle Enthusiast

“It has given me the ability to make my own office hours and really enjoy my time with the kids and my husband.” – Kelly Wonderlin, Digital Lifestyle Enthusiast This month, I’m featuring Kelly Wonderlin, a digital lifestyle enthusiast that I met through Twitter! Kelly was raised in Austin, Texas, where she resides today with her husband Mark, their daughter Avery, who is 10 months, and her stepson Chase, who is 6 1/2.  Kelly is a blogger, social media rockstar, and the owner of a YouTube…

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Jul 21

July 21, 2015


July’s One Successful Mama Profile: Jillian Darlington, MomCo App

 “Although I am extremely busy, it allows me to be able to spend time with my son and still be the type of mom that I want to be.” – Jillian Darlington, MomCo This month I’m profiling Jillian Darlington, founder and CEO of the successful MomCo app, which helps moms connect with other moms as well as the businesses that cater to them and their children. Jillian is a successful entrepreneur, business consultant, public speaker and work-at-home lifestyle expert. She’s…

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Jun 17

June 17, 2015

One Successful Mama: Carrie Nardini, I Made It! Market

June’s One Successful Mama Profile: Carrie Nardini, I Made It! Market

I feel a huge amount of gratitude in the fact that I get to do something I love and something that helps others build on their successes. – Carrie Nardini, I Made It! Market This month, I’m profiling Pittsburgh’s own Carrie Nardini, founder and organizer of the I Made It! Market, Pittsburgh’s nomadic indie craft market. Carrie lives in the Brookline area of Pittsburgh with her husband, toddler son and “ancient” Boston terrier. Following the success of the I Made…

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May 13

May 13, 2015

Deena Blumenfeld

May’s One Successful Mama Profile: Deena Blumenfeld of Shining Light Prenatal Education

“Finding my niche and my career joy has opened the door for me to be a happier person and more present with my kids.”–Deena Blumenfeld With May being a month of rebirth and renewal, I am excited to introduce to you a local mother who is helping new mamas and mamas-to-be celebrate the joys of pregnancy and new parenthood. Readers, meet Deena Blumenfeld, a Certified Khalsa Way™ Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Lamaze® Certified Childbirth Educator and the owner of two Pittsburgh-based…

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Apr 15

April 15, 2015

One Successful Mama Presents: Photographer Kate Cole

April’s One Successful Mama Profile: Photographer Kate Cole

“It has given me something where people know me for me…I get rejuvenated, which makes me a better wife and mother.”—Kate Cole This month, I’m profiling Kate Cole, the creative and successful mama behind “Captured Moments by Kate C,” a portrait photography company based in Jessup, Maryland. Kate is mama to a 14-year-old stepdaughter, an 8-year-old son, and a 5-year-old daughter, and is married to an Army veteran. As a photographer, she specializes in capturing the essence of a family’s…

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Mar 23

March 23, 2015


March’s One Successful Mama Profile: Jennifer Lyker, Inksplash Designs

“Having control over my work schedule is HUGE when it comes to having young kids. I feel like I have found a good balance between Mom and Work.” -Jennifer Lyker, Inksplash Designs This month’s One Successful Mama profile features Jennifer Lyker, the owner of Inksplash Designs, a freelance website design and consulting firm. Jennifer and her husband Dan have three young children: Maggie, age 7; Audrey, age 4; and Zachary, 23 months.  Jennifer strives to build websites that add value her clients’…

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Feb 20

February 20, 2015

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February’s One Successful Mama Profile: Jill Sorrels

“It’s not the joy of owning my own business, but rather the joy I find within the community and the fellowship of the musicians, artists and authors who have become like family to me.”  -Jill Sorrels, Owner, Keynote Cafe This month, I’m featuring Jill Sorrels, the creative visionary behind the wildly successful and much beloved Keynote Café, a small music performance venue and art gallery located on South Fourth Street in Jeannette, Pa. I had the joy of meeting Jill nearly…

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Jan 4

January 4, 2015

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January’s One Successful Mama Profile: Heather Holtschlag Public Relations

“I wanted to do something for myself, to retain my own identity and to do something outside of my most important job as Mommy.” -Heather Holtschlag Happy New Year, dear readers! My first One Successful Mama profile of 2015 features Heather Holtschlag, owner of Heather Holtschlag Public Relations, which is based in Pittsburgh. Heather is the mama of two active boys, Matthew, age 6, and Luke, age 4, and married to Jim Holtschlag, who owns a Grease Monkey franchise in Canonsburg, Pa. WIN A FREE…

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