Meet Our Team

Janice and Susan

We are Janice and Susan, the twin bloggers who created 5 Minutes for Mom. Within a few clicks around here, you’ll realize there’s more than two bloggers behind this site.

5 Minutes for Mom started in 2006 with only Janice and I writing posts, but it soon grew into a fantastic team blog. Now we can’t even imagine life without the rest of our team. Our regular contributors help us bring you the best in product reviews, the latest news on blogging, and regular features which bring you news you can use from industry experts.

In July 2008, 5 Minutes for Mom expanded by introducing several topic-specific sister sites. Our managing editors have helped us to expand our reach within the blogosphere.

Keep reading to find out more about our contributors, both here on 5 Minutes for Mom and at our sister sites.


ericaprofile-3Erica does a little bit of everything at 5 Minutes for Mom – from writing posts and reviews to answering emails to managing the calendar. She is a mommy to three children: Audrey 6, Isaiah 3 1/2 and Christian 2.

You can also find Erica blogging at 3 Little Sparrows.


Jennifer Donovan administrates our contest winners and writes product reviews and authors our weekly 5 Minutes for Books column here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

She is managing editor at our 5 Minutes for Books site. Find out more about her and the team of bookworms who review books in all genres for all ages, encouraging everyone to take a little bit of time to read.

She can also be found blogging at Snapshot about parenting her 10-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son, travel, and whatever else crosses her mind.


Tammy is the managing editor of 5 Minutes for Special Needs. She has some other fabulous writers who help her offer encouragement, support, and insight for those who want to understand those with special needs better. Read more about her and the rest of her team HERE.

She can also be found at Praying For Parker where she blogs about life with Parker (pictured), an outrageously cute, medically fragile child with Down syndrome.

Kerri Anne

Kerri Anne Ladish is the managing editor of 5 Minutes for Going Green. An avid t-shirt slogan aficionado and Pacific Northwest native, Kerri Anne is a former English Literature major turned web geek / writer / non-profit savant.

When she’s not enjoying all that the good green earth has to offer, Kerri Anne is most likely writing at her personal site,, or at, wherein she nurses her undying obsession with movies of all lengths and genres.

Find out more about Kerri Anne and meet the green team who helps her encourage everyone to live life a little bit greener.


Stephanie Precourt is the managing editor of 5 Minutes For Parenting. Find out more about Stephanie and meet the parents who help her create a warm and open atmosphere and reminds us that we are all in this together. Watch our video interviews with Steph about 5 Minutes for Parenting and building an online community.

You can find Stephanie blogging about daily Mommy life at Adventures In Babywearing. She writes the Real Reviews column for NWIparent Magazine and the NWIparent blog Close To Home, reviews at Mama Speaks, and contributes to the Chicago Moms Blog.

Meet Our Feature Editors

Here’s a brief introduction to each of our feature columnists. For more information about the writer or her column, click on her name:

shares the most up-to-date online happenings including announcements, giveaways and new sites, each Sunday in 5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere. She blogs at An Island Life and An Island Review.

Jena is our Resident Tackler at Tackle-it-Tuesday. She shares personal tackles and manages our Guest Tacklers. She blogs at Organized Everyday.

Lisa writes our 5 Minutes for Fitness column which appears every other Thursday. Her personal site Workout Mommy also inspires moms to get fit.

Shera coordinates the Sampler, which features bloggers from around the blogosphere once a month on Fridays. She blogs at A Frog in My Soup.

Kelly Curtis
writes Positively Speaking on the first Saturday of each month to provide parents with the tools to raise successful, confident kids. She blogs at Pass the Torch.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie January 7, 2009 at 11:19 am

Having a great give away this month and next week on
specifically the sf site.
One month free ad on sf
and one night stay at Ritz-Carlton SF
Thought you might want to add to around the blogapher


2 Nadia February 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Excellent job guys!! I’ll definetly be coming back to this site =) Keep up the great work!


3 Naturepedic March 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Awesome website! Love everything you do!


4 Mona May 6, 2009 at 10:42 am

Hi Janice and Susan,

Both of you are doing a great job, and I can’t begin to tell you how much of a positive force you have on our lives.

I’d be the first to admit that sometimes we forget about the beauty of life around us, and just continue down the path of a mindless life – as if it is some kind of a race that we have to win. We forget who we are and all that we are capable of.

When I read your blog for the first time, It was as if it opened up a part of me that was hidden away.

With mother’s day approaching, I just want to wish you moms and all of the other readers of this site, a VERY beautiful and meaningful life ahead. I hope we can all achieve our greatest potentials and be better people for the rest of the world.

Mona A.

P.S: I couldn’t find the link to contact you directly. I know some great handmade products that are perfect items for your “Mothers’s day giveaway contest”.


5 Misty RIce May 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm

This is really a great site, I am glad I stumbled across it today.

God Bless.


6 vaishvi June 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm

it is lovely.


7 DEB LOWE July 22, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I would be glad to be on your Give Away site. I have the Universal Cooler Pad by BABYBEECOOL. Just let me know what I need to do. Thanks, DEB 1866-612-2665 or 602-697-9180


8 ms picket to you July 29, 2009 at 12:42 am

where’s jacques?


9 Traci September 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Thanks Cowboy here is the link and presales for book Take care!!


10 Traci September 18, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Sorry about first post I was doing 2 things at once and posted the wrong thing!!

Hi there I would like to talk to you about helping promote our new book “The Momma Guide” Maybe you could offer it on your site. It is do to release this week Thanks I look forward to seeing what we can come up with 254 433 0806


11 angeline September 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm

please i am new to blogging,visit my blog
and help me making it better.


12 Mikki October 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Hi ladies,
I’m trying to find you Contact form and I just can’t find it.

I’m hosting a Free Movie Moment Giveaway on my blog and I would love to be added to your weekly Around the Blogsphere..

Thank you


13 Theresa Chabot November 24, 2009 at 8:40 am

I just came accross this site and your blog. I am a single mom with a great business selling Discovery Toys. These toys are educational toys that grow with your children and engage them in learning. This is also a great business for anymom who needs some extra cash in this economy. I would love your insight on how to better market my site, and the business opportunity. Thanks for your help.



14 Becky December 14, 2009 at 8:14 am

Great Job Ladies!! Nice to see a women owned business do so well, especially in the ultra competitive world of Online!


15 Mike Frizzi December 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Hello 5 minutes for for mom!

I’m writing to you to let you know about a free photo contest my company is holding for parents and their children. Aqility, the company I represent, has developed an iPhone game called Little Cook. The game is currently ranked #3 in the Educational games category at the iTunes app store and is also ranked #3 overall in Kids games!

We are incredibly excited about the success of Little Cook and we are now holding the Little Cook – Little Critic photo contest!

I hope you will consider posting the contest info on your blog in case your readers (or you!) want to enter.

The first prize winner will receive a $50 iTunes gift card and a free copy of the Little Cook iPhone application. Additional winners will also receive iTunes gift cards, along with the Little Cook app. To enter, simply visit the Little Critic contest webpage to upload your favorite funny photo of your child enjoying their favorite meal – that’s it!

Thank you so much for reading this far! We hope you decide to spread the word about our contest and give your readers a shot at the prizes. Please feel free to use the images from our website and/or Press Release on your blog. Have a very safe and happy holiday season!

Mike Frizzi

Here are the links you will need:

Our link at the iTunes store:

Our contest page link:

Our homepage:

The contest Press Release:


16 Simone February 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Hello Ladies:

My name is Simone Perry and I am the host of a weekly internet radio show entitled Mom Madness.
Please check it out:
scroll down to the audio player (under the video player) and select Mom Madness.


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