Let’s get this straight: we do not have the time to be writing womoments.com (one of the few blogs for the working mom written by actual working moms, who hold down office careers outside of blogging and writing). Say THAT ten times fast. We came up with the acronym “WoMo” because, frankly, we got tired of typing. So. Here we are, venting for all of us working mothers out there who could use a break from the chaos. Our names are Marcie Carson and Aimee Grove. We’ve known each other for over three decades, which means our friendship has survived some pretty serious life hurdles beyond motherhood: headgear, leg warmers, idiotic high school indulgences (many of them involving fashion or pillaged booze), college frat parties, the urban singleton years, and now it’s deadlines and diaper dookie. We are both married to great guys (that we occasionally poke fun at) and we have three little dudes between us, ages 2, 3 and 7. Did we mention, we both work waaaay too much? On a whim, we decided to write a tragically comic book about the life of working moms. This WoMo blog chronicles our book progress, current WoMo topics and just general absurdities to laugh at.
Bio: Marcie Carson
Embracer of creativity, style and all-out design junkie.
Side-kick to perennial punker. Boy-mom.
Admirer of open air, courage and a good bottle of vino.
Donut-lover. Geek. Two left feet.
Marcie Carson is founding Principal and Creative Director of the award-winning, Los Angeles-based graphic design firm IE Design + Communications. Marcie began her career in fashion at the consummate eighties apparel chain, Contempo Casuals, where she worked as the trend-setting liaison between the buying and marketing departments. In 1993, Marcie’s love of vogue continued when she toured as a costume assistant for Madonna’s “The Girlie Show” (now there’s a book!). Eventually purchasing her first Apple computer and following her longtime passion for graphic design, she founded IE with her punk rock husband (who was just retiring from music after gigs with Green Day, Blink 182 and Sublime).
Consistently honored by every major design organization, Marcie and her work have appeared in countless books on graphic design, including prestigious titles from Taschen and Graphis. IE’s impressive roster of clients has grown to include names like: Getty, BMW, Disney, UCLA, Dole and Hilton. Marcie has been a longtime contributor to the design industry by participating on judging panels and guest lectures, appearing in magazines, as well as getting nervous speaking at various events across the country.
Marcie graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned a double-major in Communications and Fine Art. She and her husband Corey live in Southern California with their two sons, Macley and Cayden. And despite the couples’ music roots, the closest they get to touring with a band these days is listening to The Wiggles on family road trips.
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Bio: Aimee Grove
Workaholic with a wicked sense of humor.
Writer, rider, wife and mom.
Enemy of mediocrity, boredom and sloth.
Gossip groupie. Gummy bear addict.
Aimee Grove has been writing for fun and for profit since high school. An accomplished journalist for more than a decade who has covered topics ranging from travel and lifestyle to business and marketing, Aimee’s byline has appeared in such publications as Forbes, Via, Diablo, How, Contra Costa Times and San Francisco Magazine, where she penned a regular gossip column (how appropriate) called “The City Mouth.” In her last reporting gig before crossing over “ to the dark side” of PR, she served as the West Coast Bureau Chief of PR Week magazine for two years.
For the past nine years, Aimee has worked in public relations, serving as the Vice President of Consumer for nationally acclaimed PR firm, Allison & Partners, whose clients include Best Western, ARAMARK, Michelin, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Progressive Insurance, Philosophy, Kimpton Hotel Group and Boost Mobile. For her clients, Aimee has run award-winning, integrated marketing campaigns involving social media, digital strategy, public affairs, guerilla street teams and strategic media relations, as well as providing crisis communications counseling, penning executive speeches and coordinating special events. She is a noted speaker and media source on issues related to media relations and consumer marketing.
Married, with a three-year-old son, Tavish, Aimee and her family live in shoebox-sized apartment in San Francisco where they dream about moving someday to the beach or the burbs. She is an honors graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.