As longtime magazine editors (we launched Cookie Magazine ten years ago and now work at Conde Nast Traveler), we created Momfilter as a lifestyle destination for moms. The idea was to create a reprieve from the overwhelming universe of parenting chatter, anxiety, and product—offering you just the right balance of inspiration and information. We won’t give you daily updates on your child’s in-utero fingernail growth. We will, however, arm you with everything from the best stretch cords that won’t sag at the knees and off-the-beaten-path spring-break ideas to the collective conversation–and wisdom–about the issues that keep us all up at night.
Miranda Crowell is the deputy editor at Sunset Magazine and former features editor of Cookie, and mom to Emilio. She has the rare ability to capture the essential pith of her interview subjects and to tap into cultural trends long before anyone else, and is now our “official” reviewer of baby products.
Myles McDonnell is the copy chief at Martha Stewart Living. At Cookie, he served as copy chief as well as the editor of the all-important Reviews section (games, books, DVDs and more). Myles, the father of Dashiell, 10, and Griffin, 6, has since gone on to launch his own reviews blog, You Know, For Kids.
Rebecca Misner is a classics scholar, former lawyer, yoga instructor, and senior editor at Conde Nast Traveler. She’s also the mother of Mila, 8, and JoJo, 5. We love her effortlessly chic style, her unparalleled wit, and her arsenal of dirty jokes.
Jennifer Smith is a brilliant fashion editor who most recently was the fashion director of Cookie. She lives in New York City with her 13-year-old son, Fisher, where she works as a social media consultant and stylist. She’s an obsessed researcher in the worlds of fashion, food, photography, and travel.
Co-founder and editor of Designtripper and editor-in-chief of CS Interiors magazine, Meghan McEwen is on a mission to prove that travel can be interesting and exhilarating with kids in tow (pitfalls included). Last trip, Sayulita, Mexico; next one, New Orleans–both with her husband and three children.
Anna Winger is a Berlin-based novelist, photographer, and mother of two kids. As a child of anthropologists Dr. Robert LeVine and Dr. Sarah LeVine, who specialize in maternal behavior and child development, it is fitting that Anna is writing a regular column, The Mother Culture, about parenting practices around the world.
Ian Kerner, Ph.D, is a sex-and-relationships guru whose off-with-the-kid-gloves candor about problems in the bedroom has landed him regular appearances on the Today Show. He’s the author of best sellers She Comes First and Love in the Time of Colic, and founder of the site Good in Bed.
Kristin Nilsen is a Minneapolis writer and erstwhile librarian who lives with her husband and tweenage son near one of the city’s urban lakes. She recently bought a tiny cabin in the north woods of Minnesota and has since become totally immersed in cabin life, cabin philosophy and cabin style. She blogs about her little cabin’s transformation from dumpy to adorable at CabinCrush.com.
Jennifer Miller has been immersed in the documentary, art and commercial photography world for the past 20 years, and is the Photography Director at Conde Nast Traveler. She’s the mother of 7-year old twin boys and lives in Brooklyn.
Artist, crafter, blogger, and mother of two, Jaime Rugh is what we would call a Renaissance Mom. We first learned about Jaime through the beautiful posters she, her husband, and their artist friends created to raise autism awareness.
With a 40-year career in education and a son of his own, Jon Maksik, Ph.D., not only understands kids but also had to get parents to understand their kids. Jon was headmaster of the Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho, from 1987 until his retirement in 2006. He lives with his wife, Leslie, in Ketchum, Idaho and Paris.
Jenny Rosenstrach is the creator of the wildly popular family-dinner blog Dinner: a Love Story, and book by the same name. She co-authored the family cookbook Time for Dinner with Pilar. As the mother of Phoebe, 11, and Abby, 9, Jenny has made it her life’s work to take back family dinner.
Photographer, director, cook, hunter, collector, fisherman, and father, Matthew Hranek is the ultimate coolhunter. He writes about his finds on his blog The William Brown Project, and has a show launching on the Esquire Network this fall called Alternate Route.
Lisa Rubisch is an award-winning commercial director whose client list includes Nike, Puma, Ikea, and Polaroid. She is also a hilarious and poignant writer who claims that her work is the sum total of all of the embarrassing moments of her life strung together. She’s the mom of Owen, 11, and Beckett, 8, and lives in New York City.
Tracey Stewart, mother of two, is the founder and creative director of Moomah, our idea of heaven: an inspiring cafe for parents and kids that combines artful activities and great coffee. Her beautiful blog, Moomah the Journal, aims to inspire parents with it’s simple, creative ideas.
Cynthia Rowley, the acclaimed fashion designer, is also a DIY lifestyle guru. We are inspired by her boundless energy: in addition to running her own fashion line as well as a contemporary art website, Exhibition A, with her husband Bill Powers, she is a mother of two girls, Kit, 14, and Gigi, 8. Plus, she’s a bad-ass surfer.
A lifelong magazine journalist, Carrie was the editor of Real Simple, a founding editor of InStyle, and a Life magazine reporter and editor for more 9 years. She is the mother of two adult children and thinks you can move forward by looking back once in a while. She is currently writing a book, The Second Lives of Women.
Artist, musician, trendspotter, and mother of three-year-old Ada, Brooke Williams is a true renaissance woman. The executive editor for the blog on Krrb, a new classifieds site dedicated to vintage finds, Brooke also maintains her own blog thisisauthentic. She was a founding contributing editor for the late great Domino Magazine.
Rory Evans is the deputy editor of Martha Stewart Living, although to us she will always be Cookie’s secret weapon. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York. They have a cat and may someday soon get a swing set.
After having co-founded and sold the kids’ trade show Bubble, Vanessa launched BozAround, an inspiring travel blog for modern families. She’s also the UK correspondent to Milk Magazine, and just spent six months traveling around the world with her husband and two children.
Jennifer Cooper is a mother, toy maker and chief blogger of Classic Play. After spending years helping parents understand their kids, she took some time off study her own, during which time she created the small toy line Ellie Bellie Kids. Her work has appeared in magazines, most recently in Anorak.
Kiera Coffee is the co-author of the Alexander Girard book published by Ammo in 2011. She has been creating interior design stories for more than ten years, and was the home editor for Cookie. She has an eye for the beautiful and the absurd in equal measures.
Stephanie Nicks, mother of 7-year-old twins, is our SoCal editor, keeping us abreast of all-important micro and macro trends on the left coast. The Santa Barbara-based tastemaker and former photo producer can throw a dinner party on a moment’s notice that we can only wish we could replicate.
A renowned commercial and fine-art photographer, Juliana Sohn has shot everything from portraits for W magazine to IBM campaigns. She’s also a tastemaker, an ideas machine, and a Momfilter secret weapon. The mother of two boys, Forrest and Emmett, 10 and 7, Juliana lives in New York City.
Megan Kaplan has contributed to Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Town & Country, and the former Cookie magazine. After spending years as a magazine editor in Manhattan, she now writes from the land of 10,000 lakes—and lives by one, in Minneapolis—with her husband and their three young daughters (ages 5, 2 1/2, and 7 months).
A consummate creative, Amy has worn just about every hat at some point: graphic designer, pastry chef, food editor at Martha Stewart Living, and creator of kids’ clothing line Mr. Tiny. She lives with her husband; her twin sons Owen and Oliver, 8; and daughter Bea, 4, in Brooklyn, and has an addictive blog, Eclectic Mom.
Maca Huneeus, a Chilean native who lives in San Francisco, thinks nothing of jumping on a plane at a moment’s notice with her four girls, ages 6 to 16. We are inspired by the ease with which she can pull together an outfit or an entire house with her eclectic finds from around the globe.