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 of anticipating, expecting and new moms. Through monthly meetups and workshops, online resources and community and discounts with industry experts, we are supporting and celebrating women during this season of life. Our mission is to grow a community of women eager to have some fun, build friendships & change what motherhood can look like in the greater Seattle area!
This blog is filled with resources, photography features, guest posts, interviews, tips & tricks, and uplifting stories. It serves as a home base for inspiration, and a way to get to know some of the incredible business owners we partner with, and other mamas in the greater Seattle area! They have so much knowledge & wisdom to share & we love bringing all of this insight together in one place. So whether you’re looking for tips on what to wear for your family portrait session, what to look for in a maternity fitness program, an interview with a local doula, or how to teach your kids gratitude, you can find it all here on the blog!
A little about me…
Incase I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you in person yet, hi! My name is Meredith McKee Ruth & I am the founder of Om Mama Co., and a milestone photographer here in Seattle! The vision for Om Mama started when my friend, a pre/post-natal yoga instructor, suggested that her services would be a great fit for my “forever clients”. I thought, YES! I would love for my clients to have access to incredible service providers like Jessica, but wasn’t sure how to make that happen.
The truth is, it was so much more to me than hoping my clients could experience the benefits of yoga. I have seen clients, friends & family struggle with not only their physical bodies before & after pregnancy, but also with feelings of loneliness, depression and anxiety. I wanted to create a space where moms can connect with each other, exercise, learn from industry leaders, and have FUN. Together.
I also wanted to create a space for business owners in these industries to connect, and share their expertise with each other. It is important for me to build this community for us, as vendors, too. There is always more we can learn from each other and grow to serve our community even better!
(Shout out to my amazing hubs, Kevin! Om Mama wouldn’t be what it is without his support! – Not pictured, our adorable furbaby, Lemon – she deserves some credit, too!)
How we’ve grown…
In just 3 months we’ve added 70 (and counting) mama members, 21 (and counting) biz members, and a few hundred new friends on the IG. We’ve hosted 11 meet-ups & events, 10 interviews & discussions, 5 Instagram takeovers, and 17 blog articles.
2019 collabs will include:
Why you need Om Mama in your life:
- A community of like-minded women passionate about building friendship, giving support, and having FUN
- A built in network of curated, high quality resources (and discounts for industry experts!) in an overwhelming and confusing world of internet searches & directories
- Multiple monthly opportunities to connect in person and combat that lonely feeling of anonymity online
- Break a sweat, have a glass of wine, share & get advice from other Seattle mamas Just. Like. You.
Join Our Community!
If you’re a mama (anticipating, expecting, new or seasoned) – or know someone who is! please share! – and this sounds like something you’d love to be a part of, I hope you’ll join us!
Mama membership includes:
- monthly meet-ups and workshops
- virtual access to webinars, online resource hub filled with educational content
- access to community Facebook group
- discounts for Om Mama Collective business owners
& most importantly…
- a community of like-minded women eager to have some fun, build friendships & change what motherhood can look like in Seattle!
Om Mama is a living, breathing, learning, growing, community – I always want to hear what you guys want & need so we can build something that really celebrates & supports you. So please, reach out to me & let me know what would make Om Mama the best it can be for you!!
Meredith & the Om Mama Co. Team
Huge thank you again to everyone who made our launch party such an incredible event! Big thanks, especially, to The Collective, for hosting us & Reid of Best Made Videos and Huoy Chen Photography for capturing the party!
Raffle Prizes included donations from: Bodies for Birth // Constellation & Co. // Happy Camper Cocktails // Pink & Posey // Jen Lagers // Something to Chalk About // Julia Kinnunen Photography // Dana Nicole Coaching // Meredith McKee Photography