Somer Loomis

Somer is the Chief Content Officer at Raising Families living in Southern California with her husband and four-year-old son. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and worked for 10 years in both mixed-use development and healthcare planning.

She decided to leave the architecture field in 2015 and became a self-taught web-developer, graphic designer, course-developer, writer, social media manager, and default all-things-technology person for the family business. In these fields, she knows what she’s talking about 93.5% of the time. The rest of the time she makes it up and hopes for the best.

Somer is the daughter of Raising Families co-founder Elane V. Scott.  In addition to writing blogs she is the voice behind Raising Families’ Instagram profile and the creator of the Family Bonding Challenge. In her free time she is an avid home-chef, Montessori enthusiast, house-plant addict, and continues to design homes and small renovations for select clientele.


Posts by Somer Loomis

The #1 Way Parents Can Teach Important Life Skills

The #1 Way Parents Can Teach Important Life Skills

    If you’ve ever thought to yourself, raising kids is the best and worst job you’ve ever had, you’re certainly not alone. Guiding our children from tiny, helpless infants to self-sufficient adults is a monumental job requiring us to teach and model many important life skills. If we are able to change our approach to how we parent over time, though, our job becomes much easier. When we think about important life skills our children need, it’s not just a matter of the ability to cook, clean, and maintain a job. There are all sorts of other
The Value of Community Engagement for Families

The Value of Community Engagement for Families

    To help our children become confident, caring, and capable adults, we need to teach them about their community. Through community engagement, our children gain invaluable life experiences while learning key life skills that will help them to have more successful futures. Teaching kids about their communities and how they fit in gives all of us a sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves.Create a Community MindsetOur community is basically a wealth of knowledge and support waiting to help us. Many of us rely on the convenience of the internet for immediate responses and support when
Systems thinking

Why is Systems Thinking So Important for Parents?

Systems thinking helps parents understand how our values and behaviors are connected and how to best support our kids to reach their potential.
6 Unexpected Ways We Pass On Our Family Values

6 Unexpected Ways We Pass On Our Family Values

Here are six unexpected ways we pass our family values on to our children. Need help redefining your values? We have something for you.

How to Create Your Pandemic Parenting Strategy

A parenting strategy to approach work, education, and all of life's other demands will help you rise above the struggles of pandemic parenting.