Writer. Editor. Self-Care Coach. Encourager.

Tara Pringle Jefferson is the founder of multiple global sites, including TheYoungMommyLife.com, which won “Best Parenting Blog” and earned her a spot on Mom.Me’s top 50 bloggers. She created TheYoungMommyLife.com after her own experience as a student-parent at Kent State University. Through that site, she offered support and community to young mothers under 25, helping them make informed decisions about their relationships, education, career and more. Taking the support offline, she hosted the Young Mom Summit in 2014 on the Kent State campus, featuring workshops on mental health, financial literacy, and career guidance. The first event drew participants from three states. The summit garnered in-kind support from Fortune 500 companies and area institutions including Cedar Point, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

In 2015, she took the message of self-love and acceptance to a broader audience by creating Bloom Beautifully, a self-care subscription box. With this new business, Tara teaches women that the best way to achieve their goals is to first pour into themselves. Each box contains 5 items to help women develop consistent self-care rituals, giving them the energy to be better in every area of their lives. She also hosts workshops on stress reduction, time management and personal development.

Tara has received two degrees from Kent State University, earning a bachelor’s in magazine journalism and her master’s in family studies. Tara lives in Stow, Ohio with her husband and two children.