As the creator of Gluten-Free MARCKS The Spot, Jennifer helps Moms and families fall in love with their gluten-free life. Having Celiac Disease and a gluten-intolerance in her family, she knows exactly what families are going through when trying to navigate gluten-free living and how to empower children to make healthy choices when they have food allergies.
Jennifer's mission is to help families ditch the overwhelm so you can have coffee with friends, lunch with the girls and take that beach vacation without wondering how you will manage dietary restrictions. When Jennifer is not whipping up a new gluten-free treat, you can find her sneaking off to read a good book, going for a walk or snuggling up with her family for games or possibly binge-watching Netflix.
Priscila is a Registered Dietitian whose focus is on child and family nutrition. She completed her dietetics training both here in the US, and in Brazil where she is originally from. She also earned a Masters' degree in Nutrition from Florida State University. She creates digital resources and online programs for parents and caregivers, to cut through all of the nutrition noise and decrease the overwhelming stress of feeding little ones. She is passionate about helping parents raise happy little eaters through joyful and confident feeding.
At home her life is also all about feeding babies and toddlers. She and her husband have two small children - a 6 months old and a 2 year old. She loves dancing (especially Zumba!), traveling, cooking, and watching good movies. She usually spends her days sharing life with her little ones, and keeping her two big furry babies from eating the food left behind.
Jen Brazeal was an elementary school teacher when she decided her passion was in photography and she was ready to make the leap into doing that full time. She left her career and and started her own photography business which she quickly grew into a very successful endeavor. After having her third baby she decided to switch gears again to teach others what she had learned in starting and growing her own business.
Jen likes long walks (with her double bob) grommet cuisine (with her crockpot) and beautiful things (phone pics of her kids)! In her past life she was an elementary teacher turned photographer, after her 3rd babe came into the world she switched gears again, funny how that keeps happening in life, to podcaster and online educator! Sharing with mama's how to slow down, get all the laundry done and live as the best version of herself!
Claibourne had always said she wanted to have four children, but her third sealed the deal that her and her husband felt their family was complete However, she ended up having a fourth because in her words, she was lucky enough to be a surrogate for her cousin. Claibourne and her family live outside of Atlanta in Madison, Georgia on the family farm. They have a variety of animals and hobbies that keep them busy at home. She has been a Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper for almost 5 years. Matilda Jane offers clothes for girls and women and operates through online sales and in home trunk shows. She works with a team of 30 amazing ladies to help them run their own boutique businesses too.
Jayne Havens, founder of Snooze Fest, is a certified sleep consultant specializing in infant and toddler sleep. Jayne supports parents through the sleep training process and together they get their children sleeping through the night. In addition to supporting families one on one, Jayne also created the Center for Pediatric Sleep Management. Through CPSM, Jayne provides a comprehensive certification program for those looking to become certified to work as sleep consultants. There is nothing better than helping families to teach their children healthy sleep habits!
Rose Clark is a parenting coach for women who don’t want to parent the way their parents did. After a difficult childhood, she knew she wanted to do things differently. Now, as a coach, Rose equips mamas with solid strategies to get them to a place where they LOVE the way they PARENT! One of here specialities is teaching women to decode the messages of their heart and use them as a powerful force for holding boundaries and getting needs met. Rose lives with her best-friend-husband, Steve, and their 2 daughters in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Yumnah Syed-Swift, LMSW is a proud bio-mom to her sweet son and bonus mom to two amazing girls, and a Licensed Masters of Social Work . A born and raised California girl, turned New Yorker, Yumnah has lived in LA, New York City, and now calls Austin, TX home. She has a Masters degree in Social Work and is licensed to provide therapy in the state of Texas. Currently, Yumnah is working on obtaining her LCSW, with her ultimate goal being to open her own private practice in the future.
She recently launched her own Virtual Assistant business, Swift and Savvy Virtual Assistant Services. She founded her business to help small business owners take things off their plate so they can focus on the things most important to them. After years of experience working as an Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, PR Assistant, and Event Planner and Coordinator, creating this business felt like the right step in cultivating her own goals and supporting others in the process!
When she's not at her desk, it's likely Yumnah is chasing around her infant, helping her stepdaughters with homework, cooking, cleaning...ya know, mom stuff! Her husband says she is a "type-A" person and doesn't know how to relax. She can't resist a cozy blanket, sour candy and a good cup of chai.
Carly Hamilton-Jones is a mindset coach who helps high-achieving women dissolve mental roadblocks as they move forward to create a purposeful life and business.
Overwhelm, self-doubt and perfectionism are obstacles that stand in the way of our big life and business goals. Carly guides women through mindset strategies and gives them the tools and perspective to move forward with confidence.
She has 20 years of experience coaching, mentoring and teaching women and young adults to create lasting change, shift their thoughts and beliefs and lead purpose-driven lives. She is a mom of three and lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Michelle is a Certified Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist and a GroovaRoo Instructor. Originally from New Zealand she moved to the USA in 2010. The majority of her work life has been working with families as either a nanny, foster parent, postpartum doula or newborn care specialist. She became a GroovaRoo instructor in 2016 to encourage a way to do something enjoyable with your baby and also create a support system.
To learn more about Groovaroo and to find a class and instructor in your area visit http://groovaroo.com/
Poly Sla, Copywriter and Brand Strategist
Polly has a background in healthcare administration and is a former lifestyle blogger. She decided to use her past experiences to build her copywriting business and works with entrepreneurs in the health, wellness, and motherhood industries. She lives in Seattle with her husband and and two boys. She specializes in helping women and mama entrepreneurs grow their business by expanding their online presence through website content, blog posts, and social media.
Brenda has taught elementary school for 25 years. She earned her Elementary Education degree from San Diego State University and her Masters in Education from University of Connecticut. She is GATE certified, has a CLAD certification and is a Tech Coach for her school in Southern California. She also has a sixth year professional diploma in Exercise Science. In addition to her robust teaching credentials and certifications she taught fitness for 30 years and developed a kids fitness program called Silly Willy Workout.
Leanne Page is Mom to two and a BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Leanne helps parents incorporate positive behavior strategies in their parenting. Leanne has a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and has been a BCBA since 2011.
After more than15 years in retail and apparel manufacturing, and after a very
personal introspective journey, Bridget decided to pursue her passion for
inspiring elementary aged kids to take action in their communities. In 2006, she
founded Ripple Kids, a nonprofit seeking to inspire and empower kids to take
action in their communities. A Ripple Kid is a kid who has identified an issue and
has taken action to resolve it.
Her most recent venture is based on that experience of introspection in
supporting moms who are trying to reconnect with who they were before they
had kids - some discovering who they are for the first time. She holds free
workshops, offering tools based in Positive Psychology to help women connect
with their purpose and passion. Bridget also works with clients one on one to
help them define and achieve their own vision for their lives.
Bridget has a BA in American Studies from Scripps College and a Certificate of
EBusiness from UCI Extension and a Certificate of Positive Psychology from
UPenn via their online program.
Download her guide outlining 3 essential tips as well as projects you can do with your children to make a difference. Download the Thrive Guide by going to www.bridgetbelden.com
Bridget is also offering listeners a FREE 30 minute breakthrough session. Go to www.bridgetbelden.com. OR click HERE. OR Text BREAKTHROUGH to 474747
Kelli Anderson is the founder of Mindset Mamas, where she helps moms find and pursue their purpose. She believes that it's possible for moms to prioritize themselves while also being amazing parents. Kelli lives in Hebron, KY with her husband, Chad, and two boys, Owen (3) and Connor (6 months). She loves coaching gymnastics, refinishing furniture, and learning to play her ukulele!
Join the conversation by using the Hashtag #Iammorethanmom
Holly Booker Nutrition
Holly Booker is a retired paramedic, now a registered holistic health and nutrition counsellor. She specializes in helping moms like herself to find physical and mental health and wellbeing through creating sustainable healthy lifestyle habits. Holly is also a mom to a spirited four year old and works extensively with families to help overcome common mealtime and food struggles so that parents can be confident that their children are getting the nutrition that they need to thrive.
Russell Meyerowitz and his wife Amy started the Parkinsons Wellness Fund 18 years ago. Russell's father was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease 18 years ago and he and his family experienced firsthand the burden of medical expenses that often leave families with little ability to get the things that would help their loved one live the best quality of life possible when living with the disease. So the mission of the Parkinsons Wellness Fund is to assist individuals living with the disease to live an improved quality of life TODAY.
Amanda Bennett is the creator and host of the Gotcha Mama podcast. Amanda is sharing what led her to create a podcast and her journey through that discovery process. She also openly shares the challenges she had breastfeeding her daughter. As Mamas, there is so much pressure on how we feed our baby, that breastfeeding should be this amazing connecting and wonderful experience. The truth is, it isn't that way for everyone. Sometimes it can be extremely challenging. Whether you choose to breastfeed, bottle feed, formula feed or pump - you're doing a great job mama! I hope Amanda's experience and story will leave you feeling like you are not alone in whatever journey you are on.
Connect with Amanda on Facebook or Instagram @gotchamama and listen to her wonderful podcast on Apple Podcasts HERE or wherever you listen to your podcasts.
Alexandra Paetow, MD RD CDN
Pregnancy and Postpartum Nutritionist
Alexandra Paetow, MD RD CDN is a Registered Dietitian and (soon-to-be!) mother of two, who specializes in prenatal and postpartum nutrition. She is the founder of Thrive and Bloom Nutrition, a nutrition practice that empowers moms and moms-to-be to use real food to nourish their bodies and go from surviving to thriving. You can find her on instagram talking about all things postpartum nutrition @postpartumnutritionist or visit www.thriveandbloomnutrition.com to learn more.
Brooke Raybould is The Southern-ish Mama. She's Mom to 3 boys, balancing building a social media platform with raising her little ones.
Brooke grew up in Southern California. She met her husband at a Starbucks while on a trip to Dallas to consider business schools. Brooke ended up attending Georgetown business school - part of the time pregnant with her first son - She received her MBA from Georgetown and she and her growing family moved to Nashville where they had their second child. Brooke and her family now live in Dallas where they recently welcomed their third boy! The Southernish Mama is a platform dedicated to the honesty of motherhood and explores navigating the ins and outs of daily life raising young children.
Avital Shuster is the founder and director of Tumble N’ Dots, Inc.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Occupational Therapy, she began her work as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist (OT).
Having completed post-graduate education and training in Ayers Sensory Integration and Feeding Therapy, Avital has been working with children since 2008 and has experience serving children with a variety of diagnosis in the clinic, home, school, and community-based settings.
She specializes in using task analysis to develop goals and plans that support the child’s needs. Avital believes in helping parents to focus on the strength and abilities of each child while incorporating behavior plans and strategies to foster success.
In her free time, Avital enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 young children and dog, going to the beach, hiking, and traveling. Avital brings her love for children, understanding of parents struggling with a special needs child, and years of therapy experience to every session.
Miriam Edwards is a birth and postpartum doula, she supports women through pregnancy, labor, and their postpartum journey into parenthood.
Connect with Miriam on Facebook @miriamedwardsdoula or on IG @miriamedwards_doula