Abby (also known as Mama Bird) blogs at Baby Bird’s Farm and Cocina, where she shares adventures in natural parenting, urban homesteading and seasonal cooking. She is the proud mama to two girls, born in 2013 and 2011. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist in San Diego, specializing in Maternal Mental Health.
Abigail Morgan, L.Ac, is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in the Los Angeles area, and the owner of Float Chinese Medical Arts. She specializes in Women’s and Men’s Health and the Childbearing Cycle, and is passionate about helping parents achieve balance during the process of getting pregnant, the childbearing year, and the postpartum period. She blogs about acupuncture, holistic health, fertility and pregnancy and mothering at Mama Float. Abigail lives in Northeast LA with her husband and their two children, who were born at home.
Alexsandra Burt’s graduate work at Mills College included an independent study on the Feldenkrais Method. She was so intrigued she entered the four-year Feldenkrais practitioner training with the Feldenkreis Guild of North America (FGNA), participating in trainings globally. With the birth of her son in 1990, she began a close relationship as an apprentice with Jean Liedloff, author of the book, The Continuum Concept. After eight years of one-on-one training, Jean Liedloff requested Alexsandra begin acting as a professional Continuum Concept consultant. Alexsandra has a Feldenkrais Practice and has been offering Continuum Concept Consultations on Maui, in Hawaii since 1999.
Alyson Brown is a graphic designer and first time mom living with her husband and two bad cats in Bend, Oregon. She writes the popular lifestyle blog Unruly Things.
When she's not spending time snuggling her little boy Wolf, she enjoys the finer things in life like perfectly buttery pie crust, yoga in the afternoon, and napping with the windows open listening to the rain.
Amy is an Australian chiropractor and a mother-of-two with a passion for baby-wearing.
Her aim is to help you make the best decision when choosing a baby-carrier based on numerous factors including how supportive the carrier is for you and baby, what will suit your daily activities and of course how it looks!
Dr. Andrew is a chiropractic neurologist who owns Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic, where he specializes in care for expectant mothers, children, and families. He holds a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, and he and his wife Nicole, along with their two children Luke & Josie, run Valley Babywearing Library in Staunton, Virginia.
Antje Heine, born in 1970, is a midwife and psychologist. She is head of the psychosocial department of the Mother-/Father-Child-Rehabilitation clinic, Ostseeklinik Boltenhagen. For nearly 20 years she has been studying the subject of “attachment,“ and, since the opening of her first midwife praxis in 1995, she has been an advocate for ergonomic carrying of children after birth.
Anya Clowers, RN, BA, is an independent nurse consultant (focus: customer experience), travel expert, and comfort specialist with a career and lifestyle spanning Fiji to Finland. Anya, her husband, and world-traveling son (32+ countries, 5 continents, around-the-world 8+month tour) call both USA (California) and Europe (Germany), "home". JetWithKids.com and JetWithComfort.com were created to help travelers of all ages ENJOY the Journey!
Ashley Wright is a Badass Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Attachment parenting, Pole dancing, Yogi Mama who inspires and motivates men, women and families HER WAY!
Autumn was blessed to grow up in an active family where she learned to love exercise. She created Tailored Fitness, an online fitness program, to help other moms live healthy lives and set an example for their kids. Autumn lives in San Diego with her surf-loving husband and sweet baby girl Sienna.
The Babywearing Institute is the oldest babywearing school in North America. It was founded when a young German mother, Beate Frome, married in the USA saw a need for better education on what constitutes safe babywearing.
Her philosophy is education rather than regulation. Europe has seen 0 incidents in the past 20 years. Because the European model has proven to be best practice, the Babywearing Institute is patterned after it, along with recognizing important differences in culture and preferences of carriers.
She studied babywearing with several German babywearing schools on top of all the information received from well known experts in the field. She also consults with many emerging experts in the U.S.A. on safe babywearing and how to educate parents better.
Babywearing International Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote babywearing as a universally accepted practice. BWI's Volunteer Babywearing Educators across the country provide free meetings and outreach in their local communities, sharing their knowledge and experience to ensure that babies are worn safely and comfortably.
Barbara Caioli began her dance training in her native Italy at the age of five. She holds a BFA in Dance Choreography and two personal training certifications. Barbara is the Artistic Director and one of the choreographers of 127th St. Dance Company, a professional company she launched in 2010.
Barbara Nicholson holds a master's degree in Education, specializing in learning disabilities. She has volunteered for over 20 years with La Leche League International, an educational and support organization for breastfeeding mothers. She is also trained as a facilitator in the Nurturing Parenting Program. Ms. Nicholson co-founded Attachment Parenting International in 1994.
She has spoken to a variety of groups -- including parent educators, psychology students, conference attendees, and juvenile probation officers -- about parenting as a prevention model for societal violence. Ms. Nicholson continues to work closely with API on fundraising and has served on the development committee for the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) Program at Vanderbilt University. Barbara is the mother of four adult sons and resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brian is a kid at heart. In addition to being the director of digital marketing at Ergobaby, he is an outdoor enthusiast. New to babywearing, he has been using Ergobaby carriers to experience the outdoors with the youngest members of his family.
Casey Wiegand is married to her best friend, Christopher, and mom to a 3-year-old boy, Aiden, a 2-year-old girl, Ainsleigh and a 5 month old, Apple. Casey is a freelance artist and also owns an art studio for kids called A Little Artsy. She blogs over at CaseyLeigh where you can expect pieces of her perspective on life, faith, kids, loss, marriage, with touches of art, creative inspiration, projects and things she loves along the way. Writing is a true passion of hers and being able to share her life and thoughts through this space has been an amazing journey so far. She also writes for Disney Baby. Casey is a free spirit and lives with her family in Dallas Texas.
Christanne Smith Harrison has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has experience counseling pregnant women and children on good nutrition and writes nutrition training and curriculum for schools and child care centers. She teaches online college courses and speaks on a variety of child nutrition topics.
Christina is a mama, wife, conservationist, DIY'er, vintage fanatic, dog lover and the senior community manager for Ergobaby.
She is passionate about babies, babywearing, birth, yoga, natural living and healthy eats. When not online reading and writing about all of the above, she can be found spending time with her sweet toddler girl, either outdoors or reading her a book.
Claire Kellerman, certified 'permaculture designer', artist, writer and photographer, has shared her work globally.
Claire attended Sarah Lawrence College, graduating from New York University with a BA in Music and Writing, with a focus on the classic texts. Claire served as a personal assistant to Karin Frost, Ergobaby’s founder.
Danielle Hampton is a writer and blogger enjoying small town life in the mountains of Northern Arizona with her husband Hank and their two boys, Henry and Charlie. She’s a former high school English teacher who now authors the blog Sometimes Sweet and does freelance writing, editing and social media consulting, contributing to a variety of sites.
David is International Accounts Manager at Ergobaby. He is a devoted dad to his three children, Neela, Esau and Haven and makes time to coach his two boys in baseball, football, and basketball.
Dr. Evelin Kirkilionis studied Biology and Human Ethology and works on the topic of carrying babies and basic needs of children for more than 20 years.
She achieved her university qualifications by passing the Ketteler-College, Mainz, followed by the study of biology at the Universities of Kaiserslautern and Freiburg. She did her master thesis at the Albert-Ludwigs-University (Freiburg) and the Academy of Scientific of Geo-Medicine (Heidelberg). After that she collaborated in different research projects. 1989 she finished her doctoral thesis at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, granted by ‘Boehringer Ingelheim fonds’ (Heidesheim), with the subject ‘The human suckling as a parent-clinger - under special consideration of the prophylaxis against hip dysplasia’.
Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk is a Senior Lecturer at Dundee University. Suzanne has spent the past 17 years researching parent-child interactions, with the aim of revealing just how sophisticated infants’ communication skills are, even from the earliest months of life.
Suzanne has taken an active role in parenting programs in Dundee, helping to evaluate their effectiveness and to disseminate those findings at a national level.
Dr. Tracey Alys Wright is a licensed as a chiropractor in both Hawaii and Massachusetts. Since receiving her Doctorate in 2004, Dr. Tracey has chosen to do a significant amount of traveling to bring chiropractic care to children and people in impoverished areas of the world. She has provided free care while working with other like-hearted chiropractors in Jamaica, Bali, El Salvador, India, and Brazil. Dr. Tracey specializes in Bio-Geometric Integration (BGI), a chiropractic approach that embodies the discoveries of cutting edge science while honoring the ancient wisdom of the body. Dr. Tracey is also a certified birth doula. Dr. Tracey offers her chiropractic expertise during pregnancy and births and is able to provide adjustments during labor as well as to newborn infants soon after they enter the world.
As an instructor, Dr. Tracey has served at Masterpiece Training Camp and Making Love to the Spine Seminars. She is a member of the ICPA, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. She is certified in the Webster technique — a specific chiropractic adjustment that reduces interference to the nervous system, balances the pelvic ligaments and muscles which in turn decreases constraint to the uterus therefore allowing the baby to get into the best possible position for birth.
Victoria Wilkins M.D., M.P.H. is a hospitalist* in Salt Lake City with current scholarly interests in the area of provider, parent and child communication and health disparities.
Dr. Wilkins received her undergraduate education and M.D. at the University of California, Davis, and a Master of Public Health degree in Infectious Disease at University of California, Berkeley. After completing postgraduate training in Pediatrics, she did a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at University of Washington.
Elizabeth Pantley is the author of the now-classic baby sleep book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, as well as The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution, The No-Cry Potty Training Solution, The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution and The No-Cry Discipline Solution and seven other successful parenting books. She is president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a parenting education company. Elizabeth is a regular radio show guest and frequently quoted as a parenting expert in newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide. She publishes a newsletter which is distributed in schools, doctor’s offices and parent programs everywhere. She is a veteran babywearing mother of four. Visit her at pantley.com/Elizabeth.
Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, is a New York Times best selling author and nationally recognized health expert. Frances was the Food and Nutrition Director at Health magazine for nearly eight years. Frances is the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide and her latest cookbook, Eating In Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family, was recently published.
She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is a mom of two with another baby arriving this spring. Check her website for more recipes.
Gina is a former rocker-chick-turned-mom, a blogger, and a busy doula. She's also a passionate advocate for women's reproductive rights and is currently working on a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics with an emphasis on Maternal Child Health. At home, she’s a mother of two boys and a baby girl and wife to a bilingual middle school teacher who laughs at all her jokes.
Hannah Sullivan was a contributor and co-editor for ERGOparent. She is a devoted mother of three, an avid enthusiast of babywearing, running, and vegetarian cooking. She is a working mom and lives on Maui with her husband and her children; ages 8, 5, and 2. Hannah looks forward to sharing her insights with other busy Moms.
Dr. Henrik Norholt is a member of The World Association of Infant Mental Health. He holds a Ph.D. from the LIFE faculty of Copenhagen University and is a resident of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has been studying the effects of baby carrying as it relates to child psychological and motor development through naturalistic studies since 2001.
He is actively engaged in the study of current and past research into baby carrying through his large international network of family practitioners, midwives, obstetricians, pediatricians and child psychologists and shared his insights with the subscribers to Ergobaby’s blog.
Holly was a magazine editor for over ten years at Marie Claire and Redbook, and is now a freelance writer and mama who’s written for O, the Oprah Magazine, Self, Whole Living, and parents.com, among others.
She and her family moved from Brooklyn, NY to LA earlier this year.
Jacqueline Smyth is a Los Angeles based proud mama, 500 hour certified yoga instructor, and writer. Her love of travel and adventure led her on a trip around the world throughout her pregnancy, eventually having her son in Bali. Follow Jacqueline on her Instagram , Facebook, or Twitter to stay connected!
Jamie Lynn Grumet writes about her experiences with adoption, attachment parenting, travel, marriage, and the global community her family has decided actively to take part in on her blog I Am Not the Babysitter.
Jamie has three goals for writing her blog. The first is to inspire other women to make the healthiest choices for their families (parenting for each individual child’s needs rather than society’s wants). The second is to encourage other women to have their own identity apart from their children. The third is to support and bring awareness to an HIV/AIDS children’s center in Awassa, Ethiopia, and through community provide assistance such as contributing clean water and cloth diapers.
Julia worked in Advertising and Marketing before her daughter came along but now enjoys staying home with her 3-year-old daughter and newborn son. She blogs at A Little Bit of All of It about those things she is passionate about like cloth diapering, breastfeeding (past infancy), bedsharing/cosleeping, baby-led solids, natural childbirth, attachment parenting, natural living, Christianity and babywearing.
Karin Frost comes from a truly integrated Danish background. Her mother is Danish and her father’s parents were both from Denmark. She attended La Universite de la Sorbonne in Paris before graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1984 with a BA in French and Danish. She dreamed of designing clothes and returned to the University of Minnesota and obtained an MA degree in Design in 1988. Her travels eventually led her to Maui, Hawaii and she knew this was the place she wanted to raise a child. She and her husband read the Continuum Concept by Jean Leidloff while she was pregnant and were inspired by the attachment parenting concept. She was convinced that carrying her baby was the best way to usher him into the world and with her design background it was natural for her to create her own baby carrier…thus the Ergobaby was born.
Katrin Ritter has worked as a midwife since 2001. She obtained her midwife license from the University Hospital in Münster, Germany, and then studied to become a health care management assistant. She is a licensed babywearing consultant from the babywearing school, Trageschule Dresden, in Germany. Katrin works as a Health Expert Consultant for ERGObaby Europe GmbH.
She is committed to anatomically correct babywearing and attachment parenting. She is very active in the German health expert field and runs her own babywearing consultancy.
Katrin manages all inquiries from health experts at ERGObaby Europe, such as midwives, babywearing consultants and medical experts, as well as parents encountering any problems concerning babywearing. She is constantly on the lookout for ways to further educate herself, and regularly attends congresses and symposiums within her field of profession.
She used slings and baby carriers for her son for most of the first year and is impressed with its positive effects.
Kecia Healy is a mom of 2 boys, a Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor and one of the primary authors of CarseatBlog.com. She lives with her husband and children in the suburbs of New York City.
Kelli Stewart is the creator of The Babywearing Workout™. Before she got pregnant Kelli was overweight. Then she gained 50 lbs during her pregnancy! Through The Babywearing Workout™, Kelli shares how life as a babywearing mom was all she needed to lose the baby weight and now weighs less than she did before she became pregnant.
Kim Walls is an internationally recognized skincare expert focused on optimizing health through skincare. Leading child health advocacy groups and national media rely on Kim’s clinical expertise to help parents navigate the often confusing world of natural skincare.
Kimmie is a happy mama of three awesome kids. She is married to a Desi Arnaz look-alike whom supports her Lucille Ball tendencies. Together they reside in Orange County, California. She enjoys all things crafty, wearing flip flops 365 days per year, elephants of all sizes, talking about herself in third-person, reading, thrifting, and baking.
You can say hi to her over at her blog, Hello Mess.
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP, is an Attending Physician, Assistant Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program, and Director of Pediatric Medical Education at a children’s hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In her medical practice, she cares for hospitalized children and also teaches pediatric residents and medical students. At Bundoo, Kristie an original Bundoo Pediatrician and has been involved with the site, helping develop its editorial direction, since before its launch.
Laura is a first time mom, wife, blogger, chef of all things wholesome, etiquette teacher, cloth diaper fan, and wannabe crafter/DIY'er.
Cooking is her favorite past-time, which is good because she and her family follow a special diet for her husband who has Crohn's disease.
When she isn't blogging or cooking, she enjoys playing with her daughter, hiking, running, reading, and sometimes her husband convinces her to help with his home improvement projects too.
Website: Food Snob STL
Lauren Hufnagl is a wife and mother of one (and one on the way!) living in Central Pennsylvania. She shares her adventures in renovating and decorating her tiny 1930's Tudor-style home, DIY projects, and favorite products for little ones over on her blog A Lovely Lark in addition to writing for Apartment Therapy.
Leah Forester Johnson is a mother of twins, stylist, and blogger. Blending her interests in parenting, wholesome cooking and style, Leah Forester's blog is an inspiring take on modern motherhood. Leah assists in facilitating RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) parent-infant guidance classes in Los Angeles.
Lindsay Ingalls, a certified holistic health coach and new mom, began writing in 2006. She has been featured on Living Harvest, Meatless Monday and other online publications. To learn more about Lindsay visit her family naturallyfamily.com and her personal blog at runningwithtongs.com
Lindsey is an environmental educator, her husband is a biologist. The outdoors seems to be infused into everything they do! Lindsey blogs at outsidemom.com, a blog for parents dedicated to taking full advantage of the experiences the natural world has to offer their family. When not blogging, she can be found relaxing at Lake Tahoe, biking the Sierras before dawn or making a serious batch of mud pies with her boys.
Lo is the Creative Director and Cofounder of Kid & Coe, a family-focused vacation rental website with properties around the world. When she’s not hunkered down at their NYC office you’ll likely find her and her 3-year-old son Henri running amok in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Follow Lo on Instagram @lolopetitpot.
Marcy Sauter is a postpartum doula in the Los Angeles/Orange county area. She provides support to mothers and families post birth for lactation and postpartum doula services. As a mother herself, she understands and is sensitive to needs of the new mother and family. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and DONA Certified.
Website: Rest Asssured Doulas
Meriah Nichols is the travel-hungry pregnant deaf mother of two. She writes about disability, travel and parenting on her blog, “With a Little Moxie”. She is currently preparing for the birth of child #3 and traveling the Pan American Highway early next year, from San Francisco to Chile.
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, fell in love with breastfeeding when she breastfed her three sons, Carl, Peter, and Ben, who are now grown. She began helping breastfeeding families in 1982 as a volunteer. Nancy became board-certified as a lactation consultant in 1991 and from 1993 to 2003 she founded and maintained a large private lactation practice in the Chicago area. She spent eight years working as a lactation consultant at a major breasst-pump company and two years helping mothers by phone through a corporate lactation program.
Nicole Dodge is wife and mother to two children Luke (3) and Josie (1). Together with her husband Dr. Andrew Dodge, she runs Valley Babywearing Library and has a passion for helping new parents with natural parenting education and babywearing outreach! When she’s not teaching babywearing classes, you can find her behind the front desk at their family chiropractic office!
Rebecca Michi is a British born and trained children's sleep consultant based in Seattle. Rebecca is passionate about helping children and their parents build healthy habits so they can finally get some sleep. Rebecca uses many different gentle sleep training techniques, and never uses cry-it-out. For more information or consultations, find her at her website.
Sandra Telep is a West Philly Mama (not born and raised, but she does spend most of her days on the playground). She is a former professional activist turned stay-at-home-mom. Sandra is happily married to her best friend; they have a precocious toddler and are expecting baby #2.
She blogs about parenting as a queer, Latina, feminist reclaiming family values at www.westphillymama.com
Stephanie Sheaffer is a writer and entrepreneur. In her spare time, you’ll likely find her on a hike with her family, taking pictures with her DSLR, running in a 5K, or with her nose in a book. In 2011, she and her family took a year off to travel around the country in an RV with the intent purpose of helping people. Her husband Tim wrote about their experience at: Give Every Day. Stephanie is well-known as an advocate for literacy, loving little ones, and living with less.
Sydney Seaver was a part of Ergobaby since 2004, first as Personal Assistant to the president and eventually as Administrative Assistant. She is a graduate of the University of Texas with a BA in Liberal Arts. Prior to coming to ERGO she had her own company, Ergonomic Resource Group. She is the mother of five including two sets of twins and grandmother of eight including a set of twins.
Tammy Jennings is a mother, writer/photographer and teacher. She has taught workshops and classes on women's wellness, parenting and childbirth education for over 20 years. Presently she is a University lecturer, and has put her "doula cap" away, but she has had the great honor of attending many births. She lives on Oahu with her husband and the last of three children left in the nest! Tammy has a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and is a certified Childbirth Educator/Doula, Massage Therapist and Nutritional Advisor.
A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya Altmann is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry consultant. Dr. Tanya Altmann is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson, approved by the national physician organization to communicate complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.
Tiffany DeLancy is a mother to her sweet baby, Nora Jane. She discovered a more natural way of life when she began her yoga teacher training, it ignited a passion within her for a life of balance and harmony. She teaches "Buddha baby" yoga classes for mommy & me. She is an advocate for natural birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, and gentle parenting. She hopes to find many different ways to share the benefits of living yoga.
Tiffany Field, Ph.D., is a member of the faculty of the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. In her role as a member of the faculty in the School of Psychology, Tiffany teaches seminars on Research Design and Methodology, Developmental Bases of Behavior, Biological Bases of Behavior and Health Psychology. Tiffany’s most recent scholarly work has been the use of complementary therapies for preventing prematurity and helping preterm infants grow, for depression, pain syndromes, autoimmune and immune diseases.
Tracy Cassels obtained her B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley, M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Developmental Psychology. Most importantly, though, she is a mother to daughter Maddy, stepson Desmond, and wife to husband Brian. She can be found at her website, Evolutionary Parenting.