Before taking over Mormon Mommy blogs, Elisa– also known as Motherboard around the interwebs– was just your typical grunt putting in a days work for free. After being in the right place at the right time she is now the owner, chief email reader, and the buck stops here girl at MMB. To help her cope with being transplanted from the big city life of Chicago to small town Utah and to avoid being assimilated into the Utah culture, she began blogging. At least that’s the story she tells everyone. She really had a secret blog which she still maintains and has done so since 2003.
(Don’t you wish you knew what it was? Muwah-hahaha!)
Motherboard served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Washington Spokane mission. She started as an English speaking missionary and ended as a Spanish speaking missionary. She can fluently tell you how her horse fell off a bridge and recite the “Indigo Montoya” monologue from a Princess Bride. All in Spanish. After returning home she graduated with a degree in Travel and Tourism.
She met and married a guy from Chicago/Oklahoma in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and they quickly moved back to Chicagoland to live and finish law school. Four kids (ages ranging 14 to 1), a mortgage and a dog later is what provides her food for fodder on her non-award winning blog: Crazyland: Tales from the Motherboard.
Caroline Bingham is the managing editor and designer for Mormon Mommy Blogs. She is a twenty something mom to four young children, all of whom are approximately one year apart. Caroline began blogging in 2007 because she had four children, approximately one year apart, and needed to talk to other adults. Her blog, The Bingham Diaries was a finalist for Best Parenting Blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards.
Caroline was raised in Arizona as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She met her husband there, and was married shortly thereafter in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. She worked as a hair stylist until it was time to trade in the thinning shears for burp cloths and bottles. She and family have recently been transplanted to the East Coast where they now enjoy actual seasons, and she has finally experienced snow.