Lucy Riles is a mom to 4 precious children, dog mom to 2 Royally Cute Dogs and wife to one handsome man. Married for 12 years and a SAHM for the past decade, Lucy has added a few new roles in her life; two-time published Author and Producer/Co-Host of the After Bark Podcast after wrapping Season 1 contestant alongside her Black Lab, Duchess on Amazon Prime Video’s new hit series, THE PACK! (think Amazing Race but with your dog)
Lucy also founded Life of Mom, a “virtual village” for moms worldwide in 2016. Her goal for Life of Mom is and has always been to support and celebrate moms by creating a positive, safe space to bring a community together who share in this universal role called motherhood. The intention is very specific; help moms feel less isolated and not judged, because motherhood is hard enough! These ideals came from Lucy’s own experiences as a new mom.
In 2010, Lucy’s entrance into motherhood was both terrifying and isolating when her first child was born with a serious heart condition requiring life-saving open heart surgery at 3 days old. Within the first 5 years of motherhood, Lucy was raising a medically fragile child with special needs as well as suffered the loss of her mom and stillborn son. By sharing some of her truth and vulnerability in each story and post she shared, Life of Mom’s community continues to grow more and more by the day. Lucy’s story is one of hope after loss, love after heartbreak and having an inner mother warrior strength during life’s most difficult times…universal emotions that bring moms together.
Later this year, be sure to tune in to THE PACK on Amazon Prime Video to cheer Duchess and I on and pick up a copy of MOM vs DAD: The Not-So-Serious Guide to the Stuff We’re All Fighting About co-written with Life of Dad founder and husband, Tom Riles.