I couldn’t manage this blog entirely on my own – there’s too much going on! I’m honored to have a team behind me to keep things moving and continue to get quality content out to you, our readers. Learn a bit about them and see all the expertise they bring to the table! ~Katie
Mary Voogt, Graphics/Design Editor & Contributing Writer
Mary is a Christian, a wife, a mother and a lover of real food. She lives in West Michigan with her husband of thirteen years and three small children. After a career as an electrical engineer Mary became a stay-at-home mom when her first daughter was born seven years ago. Since then she has been learning all she can about real food, nutrition and natural health. Mary has overcome infertility, disordered eating and OCD. She dedicates all of her time to helping her kids heal from allergies, including a whole house makeover due to palm/coconut allergies.
She blogs about her journey through infertility, her passion for homemade food, her knowledge about allergies and her life with three young children at Just Take a Bite. When she’s not in the kitchen Mary enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family. You can follow along with her daily musings on Just Take a Bite.
Find all of Mary’s posts HERE.
Lori Hernandez, Contributing Writer
Find all of Lori’s posts HERE.
Becca Stallings, Contributing Writer
Becca has been cooking real food and thinking about how to use resources wisely all her life, but she’s always finding room for improvement! She is the mother of an 11-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, a social science data specialist, and the coffee-hour organizer for her church.
‘Becca and her family live in a wonderfully walkable neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where they strive for minimal environmental impact and maximal enjoyment of life’s abundance. Making good use of stuff that would otherwise be thrown away (including food) is one of their favorite hobbies. They also enjoy reading, hiking, and playing games.
‘Becca is constantly adding chapters to The Earthling’s Handbook, an all-purpose guide to life on this planet for natives and visitors. Many of her articles focus on environmentally friendly habits, including a low-meat, seasonally sensitive diet.
Find all of Becca’s posts HERE.
Robyn Wagner, Site Editor and Social Media Assistant
Robyn has always been a foodie and a long time KS fan. She loves spending time cooking and learning about living a real food lifestyle. Spending much of her free time in the kitchen she is excited to share that passion with her 2 year old daughter teaching her through Kids Cook Real Food. Teaching and empowering kids to cook is a new found love of hers and she’s working to share it with her community at local non-profit organizations.
Robyn and her family live in the suburbs of Kansas City where her and her husband work together in real estate investing. They love traveling and usually are planning their next trip before they have left their last. Being a lover of her Instant Pot and real food, she’s excited to try tips for cooking in hotel rooms shared on KS.
Laura Snell, Admin Assistant and Customer Service
Laura has been a long-time reader of Kitchen Stewardship and after the birth of her youngest child, with the inspiration that Katie offered through her early Monday Missions, she began her journey of converting her family from a diet full of processed pseudo-food to a real food and clean living lifestyle.
She lives with her family in Southeast Tennessee where she homeschools her two kids and has enjoyed teaching them life skills in part with the help of the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse.
When she’s not working or facilitating her children’s education, Laura enjoys frequenting her local farmers markets and getting to know the people that grow her food, learning how to play the piano, and taking as many shortcuts in her real food kitchen as possible so she can avoid spending all day every day preparing her family’s meals.
Leanne Seel, Affiliate Manager
Leanne could not stop talking about how much she loves Kids Cook Real Food so I (Katie) knew I needed her on my team. Leanne is a CPA, CA and homeschool mom whose life has been made a lot easier by having kids who know how to cook.
Leanne lives with her husband and two children in Ottawa, Canada. She enjoys spending as much of her day outside as possible, whether it’s extended walks with the family dog, swimming in the summer, or cross-country skiing in the winter.
Sonia Hubly, Admin. Assistant
Sonia is a homeschooling mother of two busy boys. She found Kids Cook Real Food while looking into planning her next school year. After only a few classes her son was making food on his own and she was hooked on the course. She soon took a position helping with the behind the scenes tasks.
Sonia and her family live and farm in Minnesota. She can often be found gardening, checking the honey bees, tending to livestock or preserving her harvest almost any day of the week. Her favorite thing about farm life is being able to put fresh home-grown produce into jars for the winter. She is most excited about teaching her children life skills and Kids Cook Real Food has helped her to achieve one of those goals.
Danielle Hart, Contributing Writer
Danielle is a Christian wife, stay-at-home mom, and uniquely picky eater: a year after recovering from an eating disorder, she was diagnosed with food allergies to egg whites, peanuts, wheat, and lactose intolerance. Thankfully she can safely consume trace amounts of wheat, dairy, and eggs these days.
She married my high schosweetheartart 8 years ago as they were both finishing college. And recently relocated our family of 3 to Connecticut for her husband’s postdoc at Yale. While she waits for more children to join the mix, she’s preparing to get a master’s in music.
In the kitchen her physicist husband is the precise scientist and rule follower, Danielle is the impulsive artist, and their daughter is the spice of life! After Danielle read aloud the subject of an email from Kitchen Stewardship (Who cares about teaching kids to cook? I just want them to eat their veggies!) her daughter loudly proclaimed, “I care about learning how to cook!”
Danielle was raised following most of the 10 starter strategies found on Kitchen Stewardship and have found them easily adaptable to her family’s unique needs. She believes the keys to good health are moderation and involving the whole family in the before, during, and after stages of a meal.
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