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Melanie Edwards

Digital Content Creator, Award-Winning Blogger & Social Media Influencer
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
With a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, over 10 years’ experience in Information Technology, 3 years’ experience in the e-learning industry, and now 11 years in social media, Melanie is well-versed in technology and fully embraces her role as digital entrepreneur. As the owner and editor of modernmami™.com, Melanie performs a variety of roles: digital content creator, blog manager, marketing, SEO, and social media community manager.

modernmami™ is an award-winning lifestyle blog reaching moms across the world. Our community provides an honest depiction of modern life for today’s wife, mother, and woman from a Latina working mom’s perspective. On modernmami™, you’ll find stories on parenting, family fun ideas, food, and Latino culture (particularly Puerto Rican culture). We also share stories relevant to busy working moms seeking balance in managing the various roles of their daily life.

Founded in 2006, modernmami™ was named a Top 50 Mom Blogger of 2014 by mom.me, included in Babble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012, and named a Parenting.com must-read blog in 2010. Additionally, in 2012, Melanie had the honor to participate in an intimate roundtable discussion with First Lady, Michelle Obama, representing Latina mothers and their concerns.

modernmami™ was a member of the Walmart Moms Blogger program for 5 years and has had many more successful brand partnerships. We’ve collaborated with national brands such as Walt Disney World, CVS/pharmacy, JCPenney, IKEA, Nintendo, General Mills, and more!

On a more personal level, Melanie is originally from Puerto Rico and has lived in the Central Florida area since she was a young child. Along with her husband of 14 years, 11-year-old tween daughter, and 6-year old son, Melanie currently resides in the Tampa Bay area. Melanie is raising multicultural children and loves sharing about culture in an effort to help her children learn about their Trinidadian and Puerto Rican heritage.