Contributors

Abby Burd

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

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. 

Alyson Brown

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.

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Amanda Hearn

Amanda is a normal(ish) girl who found her way to the healthier, greener side of life. She shares her journey at The Eco Friendly Family in an effort to help others do the same.


Amanda Llorens

Amanda is ¼ of an amazing multiracial family. She spends her days hanging out with her two active kids, writing letters to her congresspeople, lobbying for LGBT rights, talking about race and eating Oreo cookies. She blogs about her adventures over at her blog, Mommies are Light.


Amy Giannakis

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!

Website: reviewbabycarriers.net


Andrew Dodge, DC

Dr. Andrew, as he’s known to his pediatric clients, currently lives outside of Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife Nicole and their 9-month-old son Luke. He is a chiropractor in a family clinic in the area, treating mostly expectant mothers and children. He is opening his own clinic in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia this fall, where their children will be able to grow up around extended family. In addition to his doctor of chiropractic degree, he is also in the process of certifying for a diplomate in neurology as well as an advanced certification in pediatric care. Dr. Andrew and Nicole are enthusiastic babywearing advocates and will be establishing the Shenandoah Valley’s first babywearing library!

Autumn Bonner

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.

Babywearing Institute

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

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

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.

Website: 127thstdancecompany.blogspot.com


Brian Speckart

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

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.

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Cathel

Atheist, vegetarian, babywearing, breastfeeding, home-birthing, anti-labeling, stay-at-home-but-never-at-home mom of two, Cathel blogs regularly about her family’s travel adventures at Mama Marsupial.

Christina Soletti

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.

Danielle Hampton

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. Danielle received both her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in English, and enjoys talking shop any day of the week. Her former days filled with 100+ high school students are now filled with two wild boys, toddler laughter, and toy trucks. Lots of trucks.

Doyin Richards

Doyin is a blogger at Daddy Doin' Work and his first book titled, Daddy Doin' Work: Empowering Mothers To Evolve Fatherhood is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more fine retailers.

Frances Largeman-Roth

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 Crosley-Corcoran

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.

Website: thefeministbreeder.com
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Guest: Xza Higgins

Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

Henrik Norholt

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.


Henry Amador

Henry Amador is a Gay Dad and Husband. An Activist, a Leader and an all around Adventurer, leading his family boldly into daily adventures of a lifetime. Henry blogs regularly at DadSquared.


Holly Hays

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.


Jamie Lynn Grumet

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.


Jessica Martin-Weber

Drawing from a diverse background in the performing arts and midwifery, Jessica Martin-Weber supports women and families, creating spaces for open dialogue. Creator of The Leaky Boob, she co-parents her 6 daughters with her husband of 16 years.

Julia Mangan

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.

Website: A Little Bit of All of It
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Julie Kieras

Julie is a former English teacher turned SAHM and blogger at A Year With Mom and Dad. She loves poetry, baking apple pies, sewing quilts (or cloth diaper wipes!), writing, and learning about natural / organic living!

Website: ayearwithmomanddad.com
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Kara Motts

Kara Motts is a wife, first time mom and writer who works in corporate America during the day. She blogs about family, marriage, friends, faith, parenthood and adoption at www.lovemattandkara.com.

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Kecia Healy

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

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

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 Ess

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.

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Kortney Campbell

Kortney is a vegan lifestyle blogger and social media consultant with a little green/organic/vegan baby on the way. She blogs at Vegan Housewives.


Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

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.

Kristina Meltzer

Kristina Meltzer is the mom of two gorgeous little boys, a home cook, a gardener, a blogger, and also the founder of 100LayerCake.com and http://100LayerCakelet.com - inspiration for weddings, parties, and families.

Instagram - @kristinahm
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Laura Beaver

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


Laurel McCarthy

Laurel McCarthy sells great baby carriers through her web store, Carry Me Away. Visit the CMA Learn Center for tons of advice on choosing the right baby carrier for just about any situation. She lives in Napa, CA with her husband and two children.

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Lauren Hufnagl

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.

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Leah Forester Johnson

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.

Website: Leah Forester
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Lindsay Ingalls

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

Website: naturallyfamily.com
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Lindsey Wilson

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.


Lisa Rotondi

Lisa Rotondi is an actress and writer along with being the co-owner of LJ Gourmet, an organic children's food delivery company - www.ljgourmet.com. She has a 2-year-old son, Luca Joseph who she very much enjoys. She also very much enjoys eating.


Mandy Reid

Mandy is a tea drinking, tattoo wearing, fashion loving, wife to Kyle, and mama to a little girl (and baby number two on the way!). She lives in the south, detests the heat, and is a certified Christian yoga instructor.

Mandy blogs over at www.shebreathesdeeply.com.


Marcy Sauter IBCLC

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


Marlene Lin

Marlene is a mama currently full-timing in an Airstream with her husband, three little kids and Yoda the cat. She is traveling the entire country and blogging about their adventure daily.

Website: malimish.com
Instagram: malimish_airstream


Meriah Nichols

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.

Meriah’s also spearheading the Down syndrome Blogs site and the T21 Writer’s Alliance , both of which help connect bloggers and writers by and for Down syndrome. Stop by anytime. You’ll be welcome.

Website: www.withalittlemoxie.com
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Mini Time

MiniTime revolutionizes the way families plan and book vacations. Whether you've got a newborn or a teen -- or several kids in between -- MiniTIme is your one-stop destination for finding the best places to stay and things to do for your family.

Nancy Mohrbacher

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.

Rebecca Michi

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

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

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.

Website: Metropolitan Mama
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Tiffany Delancy

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.

Tracy Cassels

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.