Meet Bert, First Time Mom’s Creatorbert

“There’s a first time for everything!”

That is the motto by which Elizabeth “Bert” Anderson lives. The frequent moves she experienced growing up as a military brat helped her become very comfortable with new encounters. She approaches every aspect of her life with that mindset, including motherhood. And she wants to help other mothers welcome the excitement of facing new experiences while reaching milestones in parenting.

As the creator of the parenting blog First Time Mom Bert supports millennial moms facing the challenges and changes of motherhood. First Time Mom is an online community that offers support through real life stories, encouraging advice, and answers to questions mothers have from pregnancy to pre-school and beyond. Stories from First Time Mom have helped women across the globe through the Huffington Post, Today’s Parent, and on the Harry show. Whether expecting their first child or delivering their tenth, Bert’s writing helps ease the fear of needing a little help navigating the “first time” jitters of motherhood at all stages.

Bert learned to adjust to changes in life at an early age. She never saw the frequent moves of her military family as an obstacle, but merely a part of life to be embraced. She became very good at making the best of her situation and building a community wherever she landed. In the age of social media, Bert turned her skill for community building into a service helping brands and small businesses build their online communities.

Married to her college sweetheart she resides in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with their three children…for now. Join the over 50,000 women who connect with the First Time Mom community each month on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and at Be sure to engage with Bert and be among the first to know when her upcoming book, Me Before Mom: Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First, becomes available.

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 Meet Laura

First Time MomHi, I’m Laura, Bert’s little sister. I married my college sweetheart and we have a busy preschool boy and a toddler girl. I’m a lifelong lover of music, bassoonist, and music educator. Before becoming a stay at home mom, I taught elementary music and band in the Boston area. Now I have a classroom of two and love using music to nurture, entertain, and teach my son and daughter. While I’ve always been health conscious, becoming a mother has made me more aware of what my family consumes and how we take care of ourselves. Bert introduced me to cloth diapers. We’ve used them on my little guy since day one and I love it! Bert ushered me into the wonderful world of blogging and social media. In addition to contributing to First Time Mom I am also the social media coordinator for the cloth diaper company, Thirsties. I’m so grateful to navigate the waters of motherhood here on First Time Mom.

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Meet Lindsay, First Time Mom Photographer

Hi, I’m Lindsay.  I have two amazing daughters, ages 5 and 6, and one spunky little boy, age 2.  I am married to my wonderful husband who is creative and compassionate, and also a lover of hockey.  My family lives in Delano.  I am the owner of L.O.v.B. Photography, specializing in family lifestyle photography.

Simply put, I adore motherhood.  My favorite time with my family is the summer months.  My kids spend their days digging up carrots, building fairy gardens and selling lemonade on the corner.  They are usually sticky and running around barefoot… but they are happy and sweet and I adore each of them so.

Life is full of such precious fleeting moments.  I have a heart and passion for capturing this beautiful life, in all it’s sticky and dirt-filled glory.  Children bring out these joys and make the magic of this life easy to see.  As adults, we have to choose to notice it-  to honor it, and to remember to take a picture.

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Megan ZarsMeet Megan, First Time Mom Contributor

Hey! I’m Megan and I’ve been married since February 2014 to my incredibly creative hubby, Jacob.  We are the parents to two sweet boys, born just 18 months apart. They definitely keep us busy! I work professionally in Marketing for a local nonprofit, teach dance during the school year and run a online health business from home. Our family is passionate about living healthy: We eat a plant-based diet (and grow most of our food in the summer months), stay physically active and try our very best to make earth conscious decisions when it comes to everything else; yup, we cloth diaper, too!

Since becoming a mom, it’s been a constant adventure (that I LOVE) and wouldn’t trade it for anything! I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to contribute to First Time Mom and hope to share many stories to come!