A Sad Farewell but an Exciting Welcome

by Susan

For the last two and a half years Jennifer Sikora has been our fabulous virtual assistant here at 5 Minutes for Mom. She’s been such a huge part of our lives and our business… in fact she’s has written 659 posts here!


jennifer-sikora-profileJennifer has been such an important part of our team that it is scary to have her leave. But we knew this day would come eventually. She has grown and expanded her own blog and audience so much and now it’s time for her to focus on her own projects.

While we are so sad to say goodbye, we are thrilled for her success. Make sure you visit her and watch what she’s up to at Jen’s Journey.


To take over where Jennifer has left off, we have brought on two fabulous bloggers from our Social Media Training Program. Nolie will be our new virtual assistant and will handle advertising and communications and Anna has joined us as managing editor.

Nolie Smith
NolieProud fiance to a Canadian Forces member. Mother to 2 boys and step-mother to 1 boy. Currently filling up her spare time with planning her wedding, selling scentsy, blogging and all things social media. Nolie has also just discovered price matching and couponing which she is using to her advantage to save money for her wedding.

Nolie loves to share stories of her life, her boys and anything else on her mind over at her blog Nolie’s Place (www.noliesplace.com).
Anna Hettick
Anna Hettick HeadshotI am a wife & stay at home mom. I write on my blog Green Eyed Country Girl about life in general, fashion that I love, and sometimes my journey as a photographer.

I love all things country – cowboy boots, spurs, hats, hay bales, etc. – NOT country blue & mauve! Nutella & iced coffee are crucial to my well being. I am extremely excited about this new intern opportunity with 5 Minutes For Mom.


While we are so sad to have Jennifer leave our team, we are excited for the future… we will love to see Jennifer move forward with her plans and we will love having Nolie and Anna working with us.

Please help us welcome Nolie and Anna to their new roles and wish Jennifer the best on her new adventures.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Jennifer Sikora January 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

Aww! You guys are awesome! It is because of your wonderful training that I am able to go out now and do my own thing :) You both rock the blogging world and make the best friends ever!!

Thank you so much for all you have done for me over the course of the last two years :) You both are always in my heart!


2 Emily January 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

Exciting! Congrats girls:)


3 Bonnie Way January 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Welcome to Nolie and Anna! And goodbye, Jennifer… I’ve only met you recently but I look forward to following your blog as you move on. Good luck with your new endeavors! :)


4 angie January 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

well looks like there is exciting news on your blog congratulations


5 Tammy S January 6, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Congrats Jennifer!!

Welcome Nolie & Anna!


6 sisters from another mister January 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Farewell hugs and big welcomes xxx


7 Linda Kinsman January 6, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Best wishes Jennifer and welcome Nolie and Anna. I look forward to getting to know you!


8 Quida January 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Good luck to you Jennifer and it was great seeing your writings. :) Virtual hug…


9 Sarah Normandie January 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

We’ll miss you Jennifer! Good luck on your new adventure!


10 Mimi January 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Exciting to see your new contributors! Much luck to Jen as she gets her own projects off the ground!


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