Maria Smith is one of the top parenting and travel bloggers in the country. She’s married with 4 kids aged 3 to 8. In her pre-baby life she was a TV producer at The Oprah Winfrey Show (and others). She loves writing, traveling, and finding fun things and places for moms to do, have and go. Maria Smith has been featured as a “mom” expert on everything from World News Tonight, HLN and NBC Nightly News to Babble, and Redbook and was named one of the best Atlanta Mom bloggers in 2013. She is the editor of Mamalicious Maria.
Maria is a valued member of the SheSpeaks community. We wanted to get to know her better, and here is what we found out, in her own words.
I live in…. Atlanta.
My niche is… Parenting Lifestyle.
I write when… I feel pulled to share something.
How has blogging changed your life? It has created a community of like-minded people around me.
A brand you have loved working with? Disney.
When did you start blogging? 2010.
How I see the future of blogging/social media? I see it moving toward shorter pieces like Instagram and using video more. I also think there will be a greater move toward incorporating IRL influence with online influence.
Where I work: Anywhere!
I am connected… With other moms in the same life season as me.
When I’m stressed, I… Eat sweets.
My favorite gadget is… Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The camera is amazing.
My favorite travel destination is… Turks and Caicos or Paris.
My favorite clothing brand is… Tracy Reese (if I could afford it).
I do all my shopping…At Target.
My favorite TV shows: Blackish.
My favorite movie: Rudy.
Coffee or tea: Tea.
I love… My family, my God, the beach, and Spring.
I dream about… Sleeping in, warm weather, quiet afternoons.
What else I do: I’m the editor of Vinings Lifestyle Magazine, a print magazine in the Atlanta area.