On March 15, 2020, as COVID-19 quickly became a reality for parents, Deanna Anderson started a Facebook Group, Moms Making it Together, for moms to share, support and smile through the “new normal” caused by the worldwide pandemic. The group quickly picked up speed and has grown to 10,000 members across the United States. To reach more moms, Mom’s Making it Together spawned a successful blog and Instagram Page.
Julie Samra is the author of an adorable children’s chapter picture book, Kadoo and Ladoo: Mystery of the Missing Necklace. The book’s colorful pages are filled with sweet messages and Indian heritage. The book features two best friends, Kadoo and Ladoo who live in an Indian village and are always searching for excitement. The little detectives discover their aunt’s favorite necklace has gone missing and begin a journey that takes them seeking clues throughout their village.
Marissa Ortiz is a force of light and hope for women and children. After growing up during her adolescent years in group homes and the foster care system, Marissa has achieved greatness and lends a helping hand to all in her path.