My most important job is being a busy Mama to my 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. Before that, I was a driven career gal. I loved my job, but I truly couldn’t wait to become a mother. With this blog and my weekly television segments on KTVK Channel 3, I balance both and I am thoroughly enjoying the fun, tiring and crazy ride.
I also write a monthly column for 202 Magazine. You can catch my article on the last page of the monthly issue, which is called Manic Managed Mom Rachel Recommends.
After graduating in the early 90s from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, I began my career in marketing with Southwest Airlines. As an Area Marketing Manager for the airline’s Arizona office, I regularly conducted on camera and print interviews about the airline’s growth and culture. Plus I got to travel all over, so I will also include some travel tips and hotel and resort recommendations in this blog. Now I travel frequently with my son’s travel hockey team.
In 1998, I joined KTVK Channel 3 as a segment producer for the #1 rated “Good Morning Arizona!” show. Four years later, I took two years off to be a full-time homemaker after the birth of my second child. In 2003, I returned to KTVK to help create a brand new morning show for women called “Your Life A to Z” and worked on the program as a producer, writer, reporter and fill-in cohost.
Three years ago, I went freelance to better balance the growing demands of my busy family’s schedule. KTVK gave me a regular column and weekly segments that I fill with topics that include parenting, beauty, cooking and more. With the tips from my 3TV segment and the daily craziness of my family life, I dreamed up the name manic managed mom and decided to start this blog to have a place to share my segments and family survival strategies.
About My Blog:
ManagedMoms.com is a PR friendly blog, and would love to hear from you! Please contact Rachel if you have a product or website you would like ManagedMoms.com to review and/or promote.
ManagedMoms.com primary focus is with beauty products, nutritious foods and natural products. However, we use a lot of things in our home that do not fall into those categories (electronics, clothes, etc.), therefore I am open to reviewing other things as well, if you believe your product would be a good fit. We also welcome sponsored posts and offer sponsored advertising space on every page of this blog as well. Contact Rachel at [email protected] for rates and information.
With over 12 years in broadcast reviewing products as well as being a mom, I bring a lot of perspective regarding your customer’s interest. I go into my reviews with an open mind, and I give my honest opinion.
I do prefer that you provide a duplicate of the item I am reviewing for me to offer as a giveaway on my blog, but it is not a requirement. Reviews coupled with giveaways do tend to draw more traffic to the review however, which, in turn, sends more traffic your way.
Photo courtesy of John Hall Photography.