Modern Mami

modernmami™: A mom trying to make it in the modern world. Juggling a business, husband, kids, household, life, etc., etc. One who not only values her family, but also herself.

What is modernmami™.com?

modernmami™.com is an award-winning lifestyle blog covering parenting stories, Latino culture (particularly Puerto Rican culture), and concerns of working mothers, with a focus on work-life balance. modernmami™.com was included in Babble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012 and named a Parenting.com must-read blog.

Who is modernmami™?

With a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering and over 10 years experience in Information Technology, Melanie Edwards founded modernmami™.com in 2006. Combining her education with 3 years of e-learning industry experience, Melanie applies the various techniques she acquired to digital marketing and social media consulting. Collaborating with individuals, and small to large businesses, Melanie focuses on multi-layered strategies for implementing social media. Through Ella Media, Melanie’s focus is to connect businesses with today’s digital Latina.

Melanie’s insight is often sought by her social media peers and organizations. She has spoken at various conferences, including Type-A Parent, Blogalicious Weekend, BlogHer, and SheStreams, on topics such as blogging balance, marketing to Latinas, and HTML basics, among others. Melanie has been featured on Univision, NBC’s Today Moms, Parenting.com, Fox News Latino, and The Miami Herald, along with local media coverage. Melanie has been a contributor and/or provided content for DisneyBaby.com, Let’s Play, and Pampers. In the past, Melanie has also contributed to sites such as Scholastic Parents, Fox News Latino, and Mamiverse. Currently, Melanie has partnerships with  Nintendo, Walmart, and Together Counts, with many more successful brand partnerships in the past. One of Melanie’s most recent accomplishments was participating in an intimate round-table discussion with the First Lady, Michelle Obama, representing Latina mothers and their concerns.

Married 10 years, she is the proud mother of an energized 8-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy, who are being raised in a bilingual, multicultural environment. Originally from Puerto Rico, Melanie now resides in the Tampa, Florida area. Connect with Melanie on Twitter, Facebook, or via the contact information found below.


Melanie Edwards
5450 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. #182
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

melanie (at) modernmami (dot) com

(407) 8-LATINA or (407) 852-8462

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1 Jackie Ashton March 14, 2008 at 2:55 pm

I really love your blog…I am a new mom trying to balance career and family too!

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2 Tonia Sanders March 16, 2008 at 11:36 am

Hola Modern Mami. Que tal?

I’m a new mom to 16 month old Isabella, and I think your blog is great.

Looking forward to more posts!

3 ModernMami March 16, 2008 at 9:37 pm

Hi Jackie and Tonia! Welcome! :)

4 Jai May 3, 2008 at 11:39 am

Hello, great blog! I’m also a working mom of a toddler (boy) 14 months and I’m dieing to become a WAHM as well!

5 Terri Wilson January 4, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Hi Melanie,
I love your site! I am also a single modern Mom with a goal of being a WAHM. I enjoy spending time with my 14 year old teenage son. It’s challenging and rewarding. He is developing into an independent young man which makes me proud.

6 Melanie (Modern Mami) January 4, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Hi Terri! So glad you stopped by. I can’t believe your son is already 14! So glad he’s growing into a fine young man. :)

7 denise grant January 5, 2009 at 12:11 am

hey – i just recommended you at stumble upon – hope it sends traffic – love your blog – besos!

8 denise grant January 5, 2009 at 12:12 am

one more thing… have you checked out elance.com – there’s tons of listings – i haven’t bid yet but i’m definately looking into it.

9 Melanie (Modern Mami) January 5, 2009 at 7:09 am

Hey Dee! Thanks so much for the stumble love. I will check out elance. Thanks.

10 Yvonne Roberts February 25, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Hi Melanie, I am a new friend of yours on the CreepBook and am now a new FAN of your blog. Loving your honesty and ideas on juggling mommyhood along side careers and life. I look forward to learning more from you and I hope to teach you something as well!


11 Melanie (Modern Mami) February 26, 2009 at 9:47 am

Welcome Yvonne! Thanks for connecting.

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