Who Is MyDFWMommy? A Dallas Coupon Blog!

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MyDFWMommy was established in August of 2009 as a Dallas Coupon Blog.

Laura Thornquist is the author behind the website and is dedicated to educating our fantastic community about great deals, must-attend events and great living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Laura loves to find a good deal, but she doesn’t consider herself “cheap”. She just likes to stretch her dollars so she can splurge on her family when she wants.  She’s also a wife, mother and a business woman.

She is dedicated to helping readers learn how to stretch their dollar so they too can enjoy all life has to offer! Laura is a wife of 21 years, mother of two GREAT kids, ages 17 and 9, and author of MyDFWMommy.com.

She also has a marketing, television news and sales background. She was hugely impacted by the economy in late 2008 with job losses and transfers. That’s when she discovered a new frugal way of living. After learning valuable savings strategies, Laura couldn’t help but share! It has changed her life and she’s committed to helping others pinch pennies in times of need!

Laura Thornquist is a former TV News Journalist turned Digital Influencer and Social Media Specialist, Blogger and Consultant. She currently consults in building effective blogger campaigns and affiliate networks. She also consults with PR companies, advertising agencies and corporations such as P&G, CVS, ConAgra and Krispy Kreme to name a few.

Laura authors and is a spokesperson for her own blogs, including MyDallasMommy.com/MyDFWMommy.com. She’s a daily contributor and “fronts” her savings segments on WFAA in Dallas/Fort Worth. She’s provided content on Good Morning America and has also been featured on GMA. Other media includes the local Fox, CBS, and NBC TV stations along with several local newspapers. Prior to entering the social media market, Laura was a news anchor for over 20 years in markets such as Denver and Kansas City.

Feel free to reach me at mydallasmommy@gmail.com!

jennyMy name is Jennifer Carles and I have been working with Laura and Michelle on DFWMommy since October 2012. I love this site because we really strive to share deals that are relevant and meaningful to Texas moms and families. For me personally, it also allows me to make those ordinary and sometimes monotonous tasks, like grocery shopping and menu planning, much more fun and interesting. The challenge of figuring out deal scenarios and maximizing coupons is really rewarding- especially to your wallet! Over the past year, I have really come to appreciate that I get to pass on savings to other women who are in the exact same situation as I am, but may not have the time to search around for the best deals.

I have been married to my amazing husband, Moe, for over 13 years and we have 2 incredible kids- Maddy (10) and Jake (6). Our family moved to the Metroplex in 2007 from New Mexico and we love living in Flower Mound. Like many other families, we spend the majority of our weekends out on the sports fields/courts and are especially aware of what extracurricular activities can do to a family’s budget. But with the help of our site and a little effort, you can surely be a successful “Coupon Mom” too!

meHi!  I’m Jeni Hawkins.  I’m a Blogger, amateur Paleontologist and science fanatic, master sweet treat baker, hockey fan and seasoned deal hunter.  I’m a California-coast native, but I call Texas my home.  I absolutely LOVE Dallas and Fort Worth, and can’t imagine living anywhere else!

I spent 10 amazing years in the US Army, and of all I’ve done in my life, my service gives me the most pride.  I’m honored to be a veteran, and wouldn’t trade my time in the military for anything.  After the military, I went back to college.  That wasn’t easy, returning to academia as a 30-year old!  I double majored in Chemistry and Geology and adored every minute of my education.  I’ve always been budget-minded and a deal seeker, so blogging about bargains comes really naturally to me.

Working on My Dallas Mommy is really fulfilling – I get to share deals and events around DFW with our wonderful readers, and help them save more money and have more fun.  You’ll find me scouting out the best burger joints, new venues for live music and fun happy hours around DFW.  If there’s a crowd of people  having a great time, I’m probably in the mix with them!  See you around Dallas!