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From a Doula’s Perspective Each and every single birth is a wholly unique and individual experience. When Jamie asked if I would help support her as both her doula and photographer, I was thrilled. This was my second birth center birth. While I tend to feel most comfortable supporting clients delivering in a hospital setting, […]

January 30, 2019

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Growth of Nature-Based Preschools Helps Get Kids the Outdoor Time They Need Seattle is infamous for its weather. It may not have sunny skies all the time, but that doesn’t stop Seattleites from getting outside. It’s especially important for children to get outdoors and play, and studies show that’s just not happening enough. One study […]

April 16, 2019

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We are thrilled to introduce you to Om Mama Collective member Sarah of Mom&Babe! Sarah is a holistic pregnancy consultant based on Bainbridge Island. Om Mama Members receive special package discounts with Sarah – if you’re interested in learning more about becoming a mama member, click here!   How long have you lived in the Seattle area? […]

April 9, 2019

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Om Mama Collective member, Amy Kovner of Embodied Wellness, shares her tips on surviving morning sickness. Amy is a mom to 3 (including twins), certified nutritionist and licensed mental health counselor. Join us for a perinatal nutrition workshop with Amy on April 16th – details at the bottom of this post!  The past few months […]

April 4, 2019

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So, what’s the best? A question I see getting asked ALL the time on the internet & mommy forums is… What neighborhood is the best for raising kids in Seattle? Truth is, there are about a MILLION reasons someone may choose a particular area to live in. Apart from family-friendliness, people consider: commute (both work […]

March 26, 2019

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Let’s talk about this time because I have a hunch that we’re lacking support in a really big way. Some might say this could apply throughout the trajectory of the perinatal time, but today I want to address the first trimester. This can be a window of overwhelming change, erratic emotions, adjustment and sometimes fear. […]

March 20, 2019

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Healthy Pelvic Floor For A Healthy Life: The Importance Of Healing After Birth The biggest issues I see with moms and women, at my practice, stem from improper healing and lack of restoring deep core muscles after childbirth.   Most women get cleared by their MD, midwife or OB at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum. […]

March 7, 2019

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We are thrilled to introduce you to Om Mama Collective member Desiree Baird! Desiree is a pediatric sleep coach with specialty in multiples! Om Mama Members receive special package discounts with Desiree – if you’re interested in learning more about becoming a mama member, click here!   How long have you lived in the Seattle area? […]

February 28, 2019

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When I say “Family Photographs”, you might think… oh yeah, we need one of those for our Christmas card. Then you line one up with a photographer sometime between September and November. However, if your family is like mine, the fall is hectic and chaotic. School has just started and routines are back in place […]

February 21, 2019

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The Importance of Date Night Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And whether you & your honey plan on hitting the town or not, I wanted to share some of my favorite Seattle date night spots perfect for any occasion! Kevin & I usually stay in on Valentine’s & cook up something special at […]

February 12, 2019

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We teamed up with Belinda (a rockstar mom herself) of Happy Camper Cocktails to create a series of seasonal mocktails for Om Mama Co.! I wanted our readers to be inspired to create a little something special for themselves, whether they’re pregnant, nursing, or choose not to drink alcohol in general! Thai Swizzle WHY IT’S GREAT: THIS […]

February 4, 2019

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From a Doula’s Perspective Each and every single birth is a wholly unique and individual experience. When Jamie asked if I would help support her as both her doula and photographer, I was thrilled. This was my second birth center birth. While I tend to feel most comfortable supporting clients delivering in a hospital setting, […]

January 30, 2019

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Hi there! My name is Erica and I’m new here — new to Seattle that is. My husband and I recently relocated for his job, and I’ve been exploring the Emerald City and preparing for our first baby ever since. Still acclimating to the weather 🙂 I’m a certified personal trainer, yogi, writer/blogger, and mom-to-be […]

January 23, 2019

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Om Mama Co. Member, Alexis, has pulled together some of her (and her daughter’s!) favorite family-friendly coffee shops in Seattle! Thank you for sharing with us, Alexis!! The Dane Address: 8000 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117 // Neighborhood: Crown Hill / North Ballard  The Dane is a huge space with indoor and outdoor tables. They […]

January 16, 2019

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It’s OK Hey, friend. How ya doing? Did you set a ton of big exciting, (hopefully a *little* scary) goals for 2019? I hope you did – but I also wanted to give you a little pep talk… aka give myself a little pep talk. We’re 9 days in to the new year. 9 days. […]

January 9, 2019

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Our Story… I thought I’d share a little background incase you’re new around here! (Along with some photos of our amazing launch party by my friend, Huoy Chen!) Back at the end of September 2018, Om Mama Co. was born. Om Mama Co. is a collective of photography and wellness businesses in Seattle serving a community […]

January 3, 2019

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Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a living? Have you always done this? I grew up on Camano Island, about an hour north of Seattle. I spent some time after high-school […]

December 27, 2018

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Dana of Dana Nicole Coaching shares goal setting tips and how to set yourself up for success in 2019! I love this time of year – a time of reflection, celebration, hope, and anticipation for the year ahead. In my work with clients, I find that reflection and visioning are key to creating the life […]

December 17, 2018

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Guest Post: Why Postpartum Specific Training is Important by Maura Shirley, Bodies for Birth WHY IS POSTPARTUM SPECIFIC TRAINING IMPORTANT? So, you’ve had your baby. You’re feeling up to exercise, but you don’t quite know what you should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes down to it. You know certain areas of your body have […]

December 12, 2018

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Getting a “Real Camera” Hi Omies! Meredith, here! I get this question a lot – a lot, a lot! People always ask, “I’d love to get more in to photography, what’s a good beginner camera, that takes great photos, but doesn’t cost too much?” This is especially common with new moms, or families heading somewhere fun […]

December 5, 2018

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I had the pleasure of meeting & getting to know Alex back in 2013 when she was teaching yoga at Corepower! I joke that she “chatu-right-ed” my  chaturanga – just a little yoga humor for you! Alex (& her sweet family) has been an incredible support (& model) for Om Mama & I am so […]

November 27, 2018

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Want to raise happy kids? Teach gratitude Ask any parent what they want for their children and they will likely say, “I just want her to be happy.” It is what we strive for within our own lives, and what we anguish over for our children. It guides education decisions, discipline, and even shopping. Lately, […]

November 21, 2018

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You know what would make motherhood easier? … If we talked about how hard it actually is. I saw my friend and fellow new mom post the other day about how hard being a mom is and it made me want to reach out to all new moms and let them know – this shit […]

November 15, 2018

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Feature: In-Home Newborn Session by Blue Rose Photography This was a very special newborn session for me since I got to capture baby Luc’s birth only a couple weeks before. Karolina and Michael are such a wonderful and sweet couple. I was so excited when she reached out to me to document her maternity photos. I […]

November 6, 2018

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We teamed up with Belinda (a rockstar mom herself) of Happy Camper Cocktails to create a series of seasonal mocktails for Om Mama Co.! I wanted our readers to be inspired to create a little something special for themselves, whether they’re pregnant, nursing, or choose not to drink alcohol in general! This year for Halloween, Kevin and […]

October 31, 2018

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Meet Jessica – perinatal yoga instructor of Movement With Jessica and one of Om Mama’s founding collective members!  Q: Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a living? Have you always done this? […]

October 25, 2018

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Guest Blog Feature: Danielle of Blue Cascade Doula shares her perspective on the importance of self care as a new mom! You can follow Danielle & her business partner, Gabby, on Instagram at @bluecascadedoula! Find more amazing doulas in our Collective here! Interested in joining the collective? Apply here! self-care is non-negotiable It’s really simple- self-care is […]

October 18, 2018

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Guest Blog Feature: Om Mama Collective member, Jeanna Rice Photography, shares her tips for what to wear for your fall/winter family photo sessions! You can follow Jeanna on Instagram at @jeannaricephotography! Find more amazing photographers in our Collective here!  Hello fellow Mamas! Fall is the most popular time for family pictures, and with good reason […]

October 12, 2018

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A Birth Story: Ava Sarah F. shares her birth story of bringing her baby girl, Ava, into the world! You can read more from Sarah on her blog, Nectar & Hive, and follow her on Instagram @sarahfreeman_. Interested in sharing your birth story or journey to motherhood with our readers? Every birth story is different […]

October 4, 2018

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Meet Dana – life & career coach for Dana Nicole Coaching and one of Om Mama’s founding collective members! You can also watch our pre-launch Instagram LIVE Q&A with Dana on YouTube here! Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you […]

September 10, 2018

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Guest Post: 4 Things To Consider When Choosing A Maternity Fitness Program by Maura Shirley, Bodies for Birth Congratulations! You probably just found out you are going to be mom for the first (or fourth!) time. Perhaps you learned during your last pregnancy that you should have stayed more active? Perhaps you’re an athlete looking […]

September 4, 2018

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Feature: Maternity Session at Rattlesnake Lake by Meredith McKee Photography  I’ve done a couple maternity sessions at Rattlesnake lake now & it is just such a dreamy place to shoot! We did Kelly’s maternity session during the peak of wildfire season this summer & it cast such a dreamy pink haze as the sun began to set […]

September 4, 2018

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I sat outside, sipping a gin & tonic enjoying the warm evening Seattle sunshine with my sister and her family. They were visiting from Nashville, and my sister was about 3 months pregnant with their third baby. I ran inside and mixed up the most festive mocktail I could for her, and said “cheers! I […]

September 4, 2018

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