Meet The Team Behind Seacoast Moms

Allison, Owner

Hi, Allison here! I feel like my mission in life is to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. This commitment to see beyond what’s in front of me was fostered by a degree in Philosophy and Theology from Boston College. I’m a book nerd and hoarder, and credit my parents and inspiring English teachers for my love of reading and writing. I earned my Master in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College and then taught high school for several years, both in New England and San Francisco. After moving from San Francisco to Boston with my engineer husband, I began teaching yoga and working as a social media marketing consultant.

Now a Portsmouth resident, I spend most of my days with my daughters (ages 8, 6 and 3!). I do my best to find the bliss amidst the endless snacking, dance parties and tiaras. With all the beautiful chaos in my life, I’m grateful to have a partner-in-crime (husband Charlie) and fellow movie quote enthusiast alongside me.

My passion for writing first drew me to Seacoast Moms as a contributing writer, then as SM’s Director of Sales. Now, I own Seacoast Moms and am totally loving it! Being able to write about the ordinary grace present in motherhood, while interacting with incredible Seacoast business owners is a dream come true.

Say hello here: allison {at} theseacoastmoms {dot} com


When I was 12, I received a coveted writing award at my 8th grade graduation. So right about now my 12 year old self is super pumped to be writing for Seacoast Moms! Writing loads of poetry helped get me through many challenges as a preteen. Nowadays I write often in advocacy and in relating to others and about newer, deeper challenges as a parent and as a woman. Expressing my feelings and writing about what I’ve learned while becoming a grown up may hopefully be relatable to other moms too. In college I was set on a law career but took one intro to education class and fell in love. I received my Master’s in Education from Lesley College through a life changing program called Art Integration in the Classroom. During my years of teaching 4th grade I also coached for The Girls on the Run program and witnessed the importance of extracurricular activities, teamwork and movement for children. Once my daughters came along, I made the tough decision to pause my career and focus on motherhood. I became the organizer of my family (and chaos) as a stay-at-home mama. The trick I found to support my extrovert personality was to not “stay-at-home”. 

I like to speak up when it’s important and I truly believe we should skip the small talk and discuss the meaning of life. I love my family and friends and community fiercely.


Hi! I’m Amy. Born & raised in New Hampshire, I moved to Portsmouth in 2017 where I currently live with my lawyer husband, our three kids and two dogs. Pre-kids, I was a preschool instructional aide and nanny, so I’ve always been drawn to working with kids. In fact, my high school friends regularly referred to me as the mom of the group.

I’m enjoying this stage of motherhood where my kids are getting old enough to gain some independence, are becoming more involved with community activities and starting to learn their true interests. The things that currently keep me sane are coffee, reading, and attempting the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge with my kids. Our Seacoast has so many incredible outdoor spaces to explore!


Hi, I’m Alyssa, your friendly neighborhood pediatrician! As a child, I dreamed of serving my community as a physician, thanks largely to my first responder parents, who to this day are a nurse and a firefighter in Connecticut. I had some incredible experiences on my journey to becoming a doctor, including competing as a Division 1 college athlete, singing in an all-female a capella group and touring the world following college graduation, and learning from some incredible doctors at UPenn, where I found my calling working with children. Kids are so funny, honest, and resilient, and it’s such an honor when I get to partner with families on their journey raising them.

After completing my residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in 2017, I moved to New Hampshire with my husband, who grew up in North Hampton, to raise our family. With a four-year-old daughter, one-year-old son, and high energy dog at home, life is never dull! My other full-time job is at Pediatric Associates of Hampton & Portsmouth, where you may already know me as Dr. Smith. Professionally, I’m especially interested in early childhood development and social justice. I’m currently entering my 7th year of practice and looking forward to many more years of working in this vibrant community.


Hello, I’m Airial! Though a New Hampshire native, I moved to the Seacoast in 2003. I am a former business owner and self-proclaimed “mompreneur” (mom+entrepreneur), who made the transition to a stay-at-home parent in 2014. 

I am a mother, adoptive mother, and foster mother, with four daughters and two sons. Yes, that totals SIX kiddos. I have come to recognize my super power is the ability to wrangle large groups of children without losing my mind! I adore home cooking, sensible shoes, and attempting (daily) to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Read more over on my blog:


Hi. My name is Brinn and I’m an Exeter mom but I have lived all over the Seacoast. I have spent the last 16 years working in the Recreation biz. Currently I manage the Portsmouth Senior Activity Center and the Portsmouth Holiday Parade. Before Portsmouth, I worked for Rochester Recreation & Arena…Some of your children might have been taught to skate by me! I started my career in Boston at the New England Aquarium and pretty much love all animals. In my free time I volunteer for the Marine Mammal Rescue Team at the Seacoast Science Center. Originally from Cape Cod, I moved to New Hampshire in 1999 and live in Exeter with my husband and 4 children. As a full time working mom of 2 daughters and 2 stepdaughters, I juggle work, family and an ever growing schedule of activities for our household. In addition to my children, I also live close to my parents and thankfully they provide Grannie-Uber service on a daily basis. Follow me at @brinnieloohoo on Instagram to learn more about my #forrealmama journey and struggle with sweets.


As a life and style contributor, I love pieces that are excellent investments that endure. My style is classic and timeless with a touch of trend. Business ownership, military service, and all the career changes that ensued with multiple relocations and having a husband who travels FT for work give me a broad view of life. 

Formerly a dental hygienist and Les Mills instructor, I launched See Beauty in Everyone in October 2018. I wanted to represent brands and businesses through life and style influence, ambassadorship and market affiliation. My natural influence in real life is now being shared on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

My kids are a blend of Lebanese, Irish, Italian and Korean ethnicity. So much delicious food at the Khoury house! My adult son, 2 teen & preteen girls + 1 baby boy = the loves of my life with the greatest of all time love being my husband Gary. Together we share life, making it through the best and the worst, always emerging with more strength, more humility and an even richer life than before. Check out


Hello, I’m Elizabeth! I grew up in Dover and returned to the Seacoast in 2015 in hopes of settling down with a career and family. On the way, I discovered a beautiful community of runners, slept many nights in my car on a semi-solo 6 week roadtrip, explored the option of single motherhood, ran a 100 mile race on the backroads of Vermont, worked in an emergency room during the early pandemic and pursued IVF with my now husband.

By trade, I am a Registered Nurse, Certified Lactation Counselor, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and Yoga Teacher. My husband and I live in Barrington and are currently raising our twin one-year-olds on dirt, homemade croissants, the Hamilton soundtrack and volunteering at trail races.


Hi, my name is Heidi.  I was born and raised on the Seacoast of New Hampshire and I still believe I’m a mermaid.  If I’m not in the water or on the water, I’m wishing I was.  I’m a single mom with three kids who are twenty-three, twelve and I’m a foster mom to my soon to be adopted sixteen year old. I’ve been widowed, divorced, and have found there is life and happiness after tragedy. I’ve learned to thrive with my children thanks to the support of my family, friends, and community. As a middle school science teacher, I love to inspire my kids and get them excited about science. I’m also a science curriculum developer, and love to use my twisted humor to write about my crazy beautiful life.


Hello! I’m Holly. I spent half of my life in North Carolina, where I developed a love of food and college basketball simultaneously while studying for a modern east asian history final at UNCC. Since moving to the seacoast, I’d say i’ve had a series of rather fortunate events. I am a wife to an Air Force veteran, a mom of two kids and a super happy golden retriever. In 2018, I quit a career trajectory that did not fill my bucket to be a stay at home mom. The things that do fill my bucket include cooking, random Spice Girl sing alongs with my kids in the car, and bringing our house out of the 80’s through several both successful and unsuccessful DIY projects. You’ll find me on the field, coaching my kids various rec sports, as well as helping them blaze their own trail in the scouting world. My world right now is family centered, and it’s absolutely perfect for me.


Hi, I’m Jessica – a native New Englander with a love for family, the seacoast and the profession that ties them together, real estate.  After spending my college and early professional years in Vermont, I returned home to the Seacoast (a whole 9 months pregnant), to plant my own roots with my husband Joey, our lab, Kona and a whole lot of baby gear in tow.  My days are filled with all things motherhood and real estate.  Our (now not so) baby girl is 19 months and cruising!  I’ve enjoyed following Seacoast Moms over the past 19+ months and am thrilled to now be a contributing writer!!  To be a resource and give motherly love back to the community I was raised in and now raise my own family in is a dream come true.  I can’t wait to navigate the new normal on our beloved seacoast with you all!  Cheers and happy reading!

You can find me @jessicaleighmcintyre and @jessicamcintyrerealestate


I am a Freelance Content Writer with expertise in parenting and long-term care. I worked in the long-term care industry for almost 10 years and completed a research study on the effectiveness of using Progressive Muscle Relaxation as a method for decreasing agitated behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia.


Hi! I’m Justine. I’m a part-time pediatric speech language pathologist currently working in Early Intervention and full time hot mess mom. I live in North Hampton with my lovely husband, two (mostly) delightful children and a very sweet old-lady Boston Terrier.

When I’m not chasing after my little guy or dodging my pre-teen daughter’s eye rolls, I can be found sneakily enjoying trashy reality TV, oversharing on social media, traveling in search of live music, shaking my crazies out via running and adding to my extensive “to-read” book stack.

I’m passionate about sharing my life through writing, never straying too far from the ocean, helping families and toddlers find their voice and drinking my coffee while it is still hot. You can find more of my writing at and follow my adventures (and disasters!) on Instagram at @justinewrites


Hi, I’m Kristen! I am a marketing and community outreach professional and certified Integrative Health Coach living in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

In addition, I have attended trainings through the Federation for Children for Special Needs, the Parent/Professional Advocacy League, and Mass Families, which focuses on building foundational advocacy skills to empower our children to lead rich, meaningful, and exciting lives.

I believe that community support and connection is an integral resource for families that are caring for children and loved ones with disabilities.

You can find me supporting families at Relief Parenting Respite and Resource Center in Hampton, New Hampshire as the Community Outreach Manger.

I am also the co-owner and co-founder of the Amesbury Farmers’ Market. Both of these organizations focus on connecting with each other through community and I thrive off of building connections through both of them.

I’d love to hear from you!
IG Handles:
Personal: @willlowtrees
Relief: @reliefparenting
AFM: @amesburyfarmersmarket

Laura G.

Hi. I’m Laura. I’m really excited to be writing again after a long hiatus. My thoughts have been years in the making in my mind and I’m grateful to share them out to the world. I’m in love with New Hampshire. I’m a wife to a woman. A mom to two brave and strong little girls ages 3 and 4. And…I’m 45 years old (almost 46). That’s right…I’m an older mom. And I’m here for you.

Laura M.

I’m a Maine native and after a long stretch of time living in Chicago, I feel lucky to again call the Seacoast my home. I currently live in Kennebunk with my husband, two sons, and a spaniel mix who truly believes he is a furry big brother to our boys. I hold a Master of Education degree from the University of Maine and as a certified English and Special Education teacher, a passion of mine has always been helping students and connecting them to reading and writing. Free time is best spent in the sunshine with family and friends, curled up with a good book, eating my husband’s incredible cooking, running the beautiful roads of the Maine and New Hampshire coastlines, or creatively writing for the kids in my life. Being a mom is the most challenging and amazing job I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  

Laura S.

Hello, I’m Laura! The night I fell in love with my husband, I drank too much Patron and choked on a cherry I was trying to eat seductively. Despite my best efforts, chaos reigns. Ever set underwear on fire? Accidentally flung a brownie at a selectman? Fallen fully clothed into a bathtub of freezing water? I have.

I’m a potty-mouthed mommy of two little girls, farm wife, photographer, writer, and special educator. I’m happiest barefoot in the sunshine, playing with my kids, drinking tea with gal pals, or reading something a little smutty. I believe life’s best lessons are learned in chaos.


Hello, I’m Lindsey! Originally from the West Coast, I moved to the Seacoast after college and found a permanent home with my husband, two kids, dog and cat. I’ve held a lot of titles including Marine Biologist, Wilderness Instructor, Teacher, Writer, and Mom. I am passionate about the outdoors and am always up for an adventure. Part of the joy of being a mom is to share my passions with my children and provide quality learning experiences. I share more family-friendly adventures on my blog The Freelance Adventurer. Follow me on Instagram 


I am a proud MoM (mother of multiples), a postpartum doula, a librarian and an overall story loving mama. I live with my amazing wife and children in Hampton. My passion is supporting families as they connect with each other and move through all the seasons of their life together. After 18 years as a public librarian, I started my own business, Story Loving Mama, so I could combine her love of books and babies through postpartum doula care, writing and being a community bookseller for Barefoot Books. You can follow me online at or on Facebook or Instagram:@storylovingmama 


Hi there! My name is Michelle and I am a mother of two girls, ages 3 and 1. I have been a nurse for a decade and feel so lucky that my passion and profession are aligned practicing as a perinatal nurse. I love all things wellness, pregnancy, birth, baby, postpartum and motherhood. Now more than ever, there is a great need to support, educate, and empower mothers. I am the founder of Moment for MAMA that was created after reflection over the last several years during my transition into motherhood. The hope for Moment for MAMA is to create beautiful spaces to honor all that mothers are and to celebrate, support, gather, connect and grow together.


Hi, I’m Misa! I’m a certified health coach, educator, mom of 2 girls, and a wife. I enjoy exercising, cooking, being outdoors, playing with my family, and a night out with my girlfriends. My favorite place is the beach. I feel very lucky to live on the Seacoast with miles and miles of coastline to explore. Prior to staying at home with my girls, I was a first grade teacher for close to 9 years. I recently took a leap of faith, and decided to turn my passion for nutrition into a business! My mission is to help families make small, sustainable changes with their nutrition to improve their health. Connect with my on instagram @MisasCleanKitchen, Facebook page, and blog.


Hello, I’m Molly! I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Training Wheels Occupational Therapy in Portsmouth Originally from Rhode Island, my husband and I moved to the Seacoast by way of NYC. I eventually surrendered all of my high heels and now wear Birkenstocks as often as possible.

I lived without a kitchen for six months, while pregnant with a toddler when our house was under construction. Our boys are now two and five, and I am in the eternal quest for life-work balance. When my husband isn’t traveling for work, we are all helping to run his family’s apple farm!


Hello, I’m Nancy! I’m a New Hampshire native and have enjoyed living in the Seacoast with my husband, stepdaughter and son for quite a while, decades in fact! I’ve been a software engineer, home stager, a school and community volunteer and a stay-at-home mom.
I wrote a weekly running column for Seacoast Sunday/Foster’s Daily Democrat/Portsmouth Herald for many years and reported on road races including my dream assignments at the Boston Marathon. Not surprisingly, I’m an avid runner and am happiest outdoors! Nothing beats the sweet exhaustion after a long and active day spent outside in every season.
Our nest is now generally empty with both kids navigating their own adult lives and my husband and I are enjoying our time together and with our two great cats. Motherhood (and life) is ever-changing and I’m adjusting to this new stage and reflecting on how lucky we’ve been.


Hello, I’m Rachel! I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Maine. Now I live in Seacoast New Hampshire with my ruggedly handsome husband, our two kiddos, dog, and two cats. I received my degree in Marine Biology from Hawai’i Pacific University and soon after graduating I moved to Boston and began working in animal medicine. A few years after getting married, my husband and I found ourselves moving to New Hampshire and expecting our son. Now we have a daughter as well! You can find me teaching yoga classes throughout Seacoast New Hampshire.

I have traveled a bunch, LOVE the ocean, I always have a thousand “projects” happening at once, love a good workout, and have found the perfect balance between lazy weekends and having adventures.


I’m a full-time freelance writer specializing in the outdoor industry, environmental issues, and eco-tourism with bylines at Matador Network, 5280 Magazine, The Denver Post, and REI Co-op Journal. Prior to my work as a writer, I spent over a decade as an ecologist for state and federal agencies giving me a unique perspective when writing stories about the outdoors. After exploring the Rocky Mountains for 9 years, I now live in southern New Hampshire with my husband, 4 year old son, and geriatric blue heeler.


Hi All, I’m Rebecca! I’ve worked in marketing strategy in the healthcare and wellness industry since college and my MBA for 20+ years (yikes!!). I’m blessed to have combined my geeky professional self with my passions: awareness of and mental health supports for disenfranchised populations and communities. I volunteer in educating the greater community about the real experiences of those in (and out of) recovery from the disease of addiction. I was so honored to give a TED talk in 2019 about removing stigma and shame by simply shifting the language we use, as this is near and dear me. Yet, at the end of the day, my family is everything in my world. I live with my husband Mike and two teenage sons in Lee, along with a crazy cattle dog (Maggie), cat (Leia), fish, 100 snails and soon to be chickens. While a Jersey shore girl at heart, living in MA and NH since the late 90s has fully converted me to a New England sports fan and avid skier, hiker and kayaker. I guess I’m a perfectly imperfect, harmonious, and happy runner, who cares deeply for humans, and Mother Nature. Follow me on Instagram @mommabear5786 to see what life in a house of boys, recovery, loud music, a bit of attitude, and nature looks like!


Hi! I’m a technology leader turned career and life coach on a mission to make life more fulfilling for women. Through my business Infinidei, I helps both individuals and organizations become acutely aware of the challenges women face in the workplace so they can implement policy, programming and changes that create more equitable working environments. As a Fair Play Certified facilitator I help organizations maintain a thriving workplace by implementing the Fair Play Method, a proven solution that fairly distributes the demands of work and home between dual career couples.

Courtney, Founder

With an extensive background in public relations, brand strategy, communications and graphic design, Courtney felt an instant connection and desire to service and inspire this unique community when she moved to the Seacoast in 2015. Seacoast Moms Blog was launched in May 2015 and continues its mission to connect online, as well as offline, and to inform and empower the families locally and beyond.

She has a son and a daughter and fills her cup by volunteering at the schools and coaching various local leagues, surrounded by those who inspire her most–the kids! Local businesses and supportive content are what directed this project!

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