Hello! My name is Kelly Wood and in December 2014 I started a mommy Meetup and Facebook group called Sippy Cups & Chardonnay to help moms in the Salt Lake Valley find other moms just like them and over the following year, along with over 500 moms, we turned it into a fun, wine drinking, 501(c)(3) that gives back all over Salt Lake County.
I grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa and now live in West Jordan, Utah with my husband, Steve, our three amazing kiddos (Farren, Olivia and Ethan), 5 chickens, 2 cats and a little dog.
I have been a full-time air traffic controller since 2003, spending my first 7 years at Washington ARTCC (Air Route Traffic Control Center) in Leesburg, Virginia and the rest here at Salt Lake ARTCC. I love my job, but more than that I love to volunteer for the really rewarding stuff like at my kids’ school administering their Facebook page and their website. I am also a Cadette Girl Scout troop leader who loves to write, hang out with my family, paint, garden, travel, research cool stuff to do in Salt Lake, host Whineless Wine Times, pot lucks, and all kinds of playdates.
I started this blog to be a place to post all the cool places to go and things to see in the area, a few fun things to read, some resources for local moms, my go to websites, recipes, crafts, volunteer opportunities, and a list of events happening in our Meetup group. I hope you enjoy it and please join us on Facebook or Meetup if you’d like to meet other super awesome moms here in Salt Lake and to see the rest of our jam packed calendar!