Meet Our Moms


The Editorial loved ones is filled with gearheads, automobile fans, daily-grind commuters and carpool-lane veterans a number of of us also solution to “Mom.” The moms on employees have observed it all on the road, from marathon car-seat installations and late-night automobile clean-up sessions to cross-nation street trips, kid-friendly gadget testing and endless runs to school, ballet practice and baseball or lacrosse games, to name but a couple of. Along the way, we’;ve picked up plenty of tips, tricks, stories and total household-automobile knowledge.

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Continue beneath to Meet Our Moms, and remain tuned to Meet Our Dads.

Kristin Varela, Senior Editor/Chief Mom

I’;m the Chief Mom at and the mom of incredible girls. I check-drive a whole lot of autos, and I am often placing them via their paces by taking the ladies to dance courses, piano lessons and college. How’;s that for mixing function and family members time? I do uncover time for simple indulgences like a standing sushi date with my husband, bubble baths, yoga or an hour with a great book, and I relish the time I devote with my women. They still kiss me when I drop them off at college, so I’;m a content mama.

How Previous Are Your Youngsters? I have 2 daughters, ages eleven and 13, and an adorable stepdaughter, age 9.

What Does Your Family Drive? My mom-mobile is whatever car I’;m testing at the time.

What is Your Family’;s Preferred Exercise? With 3 busy, active teenagers and tweens, those uncommon moments of family time when we’;re not working all around to pursuits are treasured. Our sacred time together as a family members is our typical Friday pajama, pizza and film evening. It is a tradition that commenced many years ago when the ladies have been tiny, and it is caught.

Jennifer Newman, Assistant Managing Editor

I am a married urban mom with 2 hectic boys. On the weekends, I can be located navigating Chicago’;s streets in my 2013 Subaru Outback, which handles my kids’; sports gear. I devote my weekdays editing stories and putting in little one-safety seats into test cars for our Auto Seat Checks. My miniscule quantity of downtime is invested enjoying baseball or video video games with my youngsters.

How Outdated Are Your Little ones? I have 2 boys, ages 7 and 11.

What Does Your Family members Drive? After trading in our Honda Match last year, we now drive a 2013 Subaru Outback.

What is Your Family’;s Favored Exercise? We take pleasure in sledding in the winter, taking part in baseball in the summer season and going on household adventures in amongst.

Jennifer Geiger, Assistant Managing Editor

I joined in 2011 as a reviewer and manager of the Kicking Tires news site. As a licensed kid safety seat set up technician and a mom, I also spend a good deal of time putting in kid-safety seats in test automobiles and creating about family members and security news. How I wound up in automotive journalism is some thing I still ask myself, usually out loud, in moments of both awe (piloting a Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG by means of Napa Valley’;s twisties) and annoyance (slogging by way of rush-hour site visitors in a Wise For2).

How Old Are Your Kids? I have a 3½-12 months-outdated daughter and twins who are due this summertime.

What Does Your Family members Drive? I live in downtown Chicago, so when I’;m not walking, I drive from one particular to 3 check automobiles a week, and if it takes place to be pink (the Chevrolet Spark comes to thoughts), it quickly becomes my daughter’;s preferred.

What is Your Family’;s Favored Activity? In the summer season, we hit the bikes, pedaling Chicago’;s lakefront path or biking to the numerous playgrounds in our neighborhood. In the winter, we like to discover Chicago museums the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Shedd Aquarium are 2 favorites.

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