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and the Moms Who Live Here

Meet Our Executive Team

Meet Your Dayton Moms Blog Executive Team

Sarah Braukman

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Owner

I am Mom to two beautiful, sassy, extroverted (didn’t get that from me) little girls; Nora (November 2009) & Meredith (April 2011). I am a certified child life specialist by “trade”, but have fallen in love with the communities I am blessed to be a part of through Dayton Moms Blog as well as it’s sister site in Cincinnati. I love the ability to connect local moms with one another as well as local businesses and resources. I truly hope you find something special and rewarding when you join our community here at Dayton Moms Blog. Motherhood is so many things… powerful, challenging, exhausting, rewarding, life-changing and amazing to name a few. So glad to be on this journey with all of you!

To contact Sarah, email her at [email protected]

Casey Purnhagen

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Business Development Manager

Follow. Lead. Develop. Design. Write. I do all of those things here at Dayton Moms Blog. I am mama to two kiddos and there are two things I know: parenting is hard and parenting is holy. It’s power and helplessness. It’s exhausting and exhilarating. And in between all of those extremes are lessons, about our kids and about ourselves. It’s my pleasure to capture some of those and share them here.

To contact Casey, email her at [email protected]

Alaina Norbeck

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Business Development Associate

Hello Dayton Mamas! My hubby and I’s love story began at the University of Cincinnati and we now have 2 little kiddos. Our daughter, Harper (3) is full of energy, loves to dance and learn and our newest little joy, Kenneth (5 months) is such a fun loving little guy! Born and raised in Cincinnati, we now live in Monroe, right in between Dayton and Cincinnati – the best of both worlds! After the birth of our son, I left my Marketing + Business Development job and transitioned into a SAHM working with the Dayton Moms Blog and soaking up my little ones during these early years. I love great food and wine, an incredible cup of coffee, Cincinnati sports (even when they break my heart), and spending time with my family. 

Kirstie Swick

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Editor

Although born and raised in northern Cincinnati, I have settled in Troy for the long haul. I’m a wife to a wonderful man who doubles as an attorney and mother to our little girl, Kensington. I use my English and Writing degrees as a full-time Director of Communications during the day and do everything Moms Blog at night. Along with eating too many chocolate chip cookies, I enjoy ignoring the dishes in the sink and laundry in the dryer. I may not be the best housewife but I believe I was made for mommin! 

Danielle DeWitt Naples

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Team Photographer

Hi there! I specialize in documentary family photography to produce authentic, feel good photos of your real moments that matter. All that I do with Chocolate Pudding Moments serves to inspire you to live in a way that lets you savor each step along this crazy dance that we all share called life. When I’m not working, I love playing outside with my nephews and niece, my sweet puppy Barley, and my amazing husband.

 

To contact Danielle, email her at [email protected]