About Me

African American Lifestyle Blogger Melanie Sheridan San Diego
Disney Social Media Moms
Melanie Sheridan is an African American lifestyle blogger writing about frugal fashion, tech, saving money, books, pop culture, social media, family, parenting and living in Southern California.

She married her high school sweetheart 21 years ago and they share one amazing kid. Melanie is an avid reader, shoe collector, over Tweeter, newbie photographer, coupon clipper, closet gadget girl, wannabe foodie, chocoholic, #HockeyMom and recovering shopaholic.

Melanie has appeared on local television news segments and, in September 2013, was cast in a Walmart commercial that ran in her local television, print and digital media market. She has attended events for Coca Cola, Disney, General Mills, and TJ Maxx/Marshalls. She has had the honor of attending the invite-only Disney Social Media Moms Conference four times and the Blissdom conference as both attendee and speaker. 

Melanie is very active within San Diego's social media community and attends many local events. Melanie currently offers consulting services for small businesses. Please contact her for rates and sponsored content opportunities.

In addition to Twitter, find Melanie on:
Melanie Sheridan on LinkedIn 

Melanie Sheridan on Instagram

Melanie Sheridan on Pinterest (If you really want to get to know Melanie, follow her here. All her hopes, wants, dreams and interests in one place)

Melanie Sheridan on You Tube

Mel, A Dramatic Mommy on Facebook
Events Melanie has co-hosted and co-planned:
National Mom’s Out in 2009 and 2010 in partnership with BSM Media. Both events had some of San Diego's most influential bloggers in attendance and raised money for charity.

A few of the junkets Melanie has attended:
TJ Maxx/Marshalls corporate headquarters
General Mills blogger Eat and Greet in Minneapolis
Souplantation/Sweet tomatoes for a local blogger's event
HOP press movie junket
The Lorax press movie junket
Big Miracle press movie junket
International Housewares Show (Chicago, on behalf of Hoover)
Coca Cola 

Past speaking engagements:

2012 speaker in a virtual conference for small business owners, panel topic blogging for business
Blissdom 2010 as a panelist on blog monetization 

Past blog sponsors:
TJ Maxx/Marshalls
Foot Petals
Smart and Final 
National Dairy Association

*2010 Influence SD nominee 
*2010 recipient of a ToeSox scholarship for the Susan G Komen 3 Day 

Charitable cause Melanie supports: 
*2009 and 2010 Online Ambassador for Susan G Komen 
*Susan G Komen 3Day walker in 2009, 2010 and November 2011 

Melanie in the media:
Melanie and her son interviewed for a San Diego Family Magazine article on kids and sports. (February 2018)

Interview for Bankrate.com about apps and shopping with smartphones  (May 2012)

Melanie and her family were in Redbook Magazine (June 2009) as part of a feature article on finances and were interviewed by the Los Angeles Times in December 2008.

Want to know even more about Melanie? Check out her 100 Things post. Want to get in touch with Melanie? Shoot her a message. Her email address is ADramaticMommy [at] gmail [dot] com. Interested in working with Melanie? Start here.

Links to printable Google Docs:

-About Melanie
-LA Times article
-Redbook article

Updated 2020


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