About Us

About us: Supporting Area Families 24/7 since 2008

In September 2008, Charlotte Bowman, a freelance writer and work-at-home mom with a 5-year old and a 2-year old, realized that there wasn’t a central online resource in Columbus, GA, where parents could access information about local events and resources specifically for families.

So she launched a blog called Muscogee Moms®… targeted moms with young children (infants to age 14)… added a list of upcoming events… and told a handful of her friends.

The rest is history!

Muscogee Moms is now an extensive online resource and events calendar for families with kids of ALL ages! We cover events within the Columbus Metro Area — up to a 50-mile radius.

Our social media  and mobile networks (including our website, Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest page, weekly e-newsletter, and mobile/SMS database) reach thousands of parents across all socio-economic levels and offer a broad range of information that is useful for anyone working with children.

In September 2011, we launched a sister website in Troup County – LaGrangeMoms.com. The new site is similar in appearance and functionality as our main website, but provides details about family-friendly events and resources in LaGrange, Hogansville, West Point and the surrounding communities.

Today, Muscogee Moms offers the local business community a targeted way to reach busy area families who are online 24/7. These local businesses can showcase their products and services in our Business Directory and via banner ads on our website.

Meet our Staff

Muscogee Moms

Charlotte Bowman – Owner and Editor

Charlotte is the proud mother of two boys ages 10 and 7. She is a long-time resident of Columbus. Prior to becoming a mother, she earned a B.A in English from Auburn University and worked for many years as a technical communicator in the financial industry. A former Freelance Writer, Charlotte wrote for various local magazines, including a monthly parenting column for her magazine. She manages all operations of Muscogee Moms. From sponsorship sales, to event coordination, marketing and editorial, Charlotte keeps Muscogee Moms on the go.

Stephanie D. Litz – Staff Writer, Travel Blogger & Twitter Admin

Stephanie writes and posts articles on the website and helps to monitor our Twitter feed. Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Stephanie has lived in the south for the last 16 years and is a work-at-home mom. She teaches undergraduate history courses online for various colleges and universities. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, target shooting, and traveling. She has two daughters ages 10-and 8-years old. Follow her on Twitter @hungry4history and her history blog online.

Sara Davenport – Staff Writer, LIfestyle Blogger & Pinterest Admin

Sara writes and posts articles on the website and keeps our Pinterests boards up to date. Sara also works part-time for Columbus State University’s Servant Leadership program. In her spare time she enjoys reading and cooking. Sara moved to Columbus almost 30 years ago as a young child and considers herself a Columbus native. She has two daughters ages 2- and 4-years old.

Alexa Johnson Anderson photo

Alexa Johnson Anderson – Staff Writer & Lifestyle Blogger

Alexa is both the harried mother of a boy (4) and girl (3 going on 27) and a full time employee at TSYS. She has lived in Columbus for most of her life and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. Alexa writes and posts articles on the website. In her spare time, Alexa enjoys cooking, reading, and photography.

Laura Erickson- LMoms Editor & Facebook Admin

Laura is the Editor of our sister site LaGrange Moms®. She manages all operations of LaGrange Mom. From sponsorship sales, to event coordination, marketing and editorial, Laura keeps LaGrange Moms on the go. She is the mother of two girls.

Katie Fields-Damke – MMoms Sales Executive & Facebook Admin

Katie handles all of our sponsorships and advertising sales for Muscogee Moms. She helps to monitor our Facebook wall. She has a 5-year old son.

Tiffany Watson – Executive Assistant & Newsletter Admin

Tiffany is our “Girl Friday” for both Muscogee Moms and LaGrange Moms. She performs many “behind the scenes” roles such as maintaining our weekly E-Newsletter and helping keep our website updated. She has four children, one boy and three girls.

Carrice Quinnie – Guest Blogger

Carrice Deering-Quinnie is a native of Columbus. She is a professional working in Corporate America with her current company for 6 years. Carrice is a divorced, single mother of three girls, ages 11, 9 and 5 months.

Julie Rivera

Julie Rivera – Guest Blogger

Julie has lived within the military her entire life. First as a dependent of a Navy Supply Corps Officer, next as an active duty Navy Supply Corps Officer, and now as the wife of an Army Artilleryman. She has over seven years experience as a mother and over five years experience as the owner of Julie Rivera Photography. Her children might be among the most chronicled on the planet and she absolutely loves when she has the chance to turn her lens on new families and children. See more of her work on her website at http://www.julieriveraphotography.com.


As we grow, our goals remain the same–to keep parents up-to-date on family-friendly community activities and to connect them with the wonderful family resources available in the Chattahoochee Valley.