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7 Signs of Burnout in Motherhood

7 Signs of Burnout in Motherhood

Guest post by OMC member Dr. Tara Morrison, Owner of Inner Rhythm Wellness … Cases of burnout in motherhood are becoming more and more common with 12-20% of parents experiencing burnout at some point. With the increased pressures that the COVID-19 global pandemic has put on mothers, especially those now required to do both work […]

How to Talk to Kids About Social Distancing

How to Talk to Kids About Social Distancing

Guest post by our friends and OMC members Sproutable! Sproutable is research-based social-emotional parenting support for young children. … We can’t expect young children to truly understand what social distancing looks like in public spaces. Just like any skill, we have to break it down into small steps and meet them where they are developmentally. […]

Permission to Launch Your New Business

Permission to Launch Your New Business

Guest post by OMC member Kelsey Marie Knutson, Business Coach, and Strategist … Permission I’m here to give you permission. Not that, that should be my job, but I feel like it’s time to talk about something important here. What I’m talking about is when to start. As in when to launch your new business. […]

Masks and Kids

Masks and Kids

Guest post by our friends and OMC members Sproutable! Sproutable is research-based social-emotional parenting support for young children. … We can help keep our communities stay safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face coverings and helping our children to do this as well. Public Health recommends both parents and children to wear […]

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Chach Photography

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Chach Photography

Today we are featuring a gorgeous golden hour family session from Om Mama Collective member, Christina Chacharon of Chach Photography. Christina specializes in birth, newborn, and family sessions. When was the last time you had family photos taken? No, not a selfie or a self-timer shot. Or a grainy, too-dark photo taken by the first […]

Meet Lexi : Massage Therapist and Lymphatic Enhancement Technologist

Meet Lexi : Massage Therapist and Lymphatic Enhancement Technologist

Meet OMC Collective member Lexi Taylor. Lexi is the owner of Kalon Spa in Bellevue and has been practicing massage since 2012. Her most recent passion is for the benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Lymphatic Enhancement Technology, and MediCupping techniques. How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you […]

Baby Sleep Tips for the Holidays

Baby Sleep Tips for the Holidays

Guest post by OMC member Desiree Baird, a certified sleep coach, and owner of Seattle Sleep Trainer! … The “Hallmark” version of holidays is that everyone laughs and has fun and there’s little to no stress. The reality? Often much different, especially if you’re a parent trying to manage your baby or toddler’s sleep during […]

Meet Laura: Personal trainer and Birth Doula

Meet Laura: Personal trainer and Birth Doula

Meet Laura Jawad, a pre/postnatal fitness coach & birth doula. She offers services to support pregnant and postpartum people in and around Seattle’s Eastside. 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 […]

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

Guest post by OMC member Dr. Tara Morrison, Owner of Inner Rhythm Wellness … Today marks 40 weeks pregnant + 1 day. I think the waiting game is an appropriate title for this phase of a pregnancy. The average first pregnancy lasts 41 weeks, the average second is 40 weeks +3 days. I remember this […]

An Open Letter to the World ~from a Mom of a Transgender Child

An Open Letter to the World ~from a Mom of a Transgender Child

Guest post originally shared on Sproutable supporting parents growing remarkable kids. … Dear Humanity, I am the mother of a tiny unicorn. She is funny, smart, goofy, and full of love. She is just like your child. I love her just like you love yours. However, maybe unlike your child, my child is transgender. This […]

Meet Kelsey : Holistic Sleep Consultant and Owner of Nested Sleep

Meet Kelsey : Holistic Sleep Consultant and Owner of Nested Sleep

Meet OMC Collective Member, Kelsey Alford. Kelsey is a Holistic Sleep Consultant and Owner of Nested Sleep.   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? My name is Kelsey and I’m the owner […]

The Value of Doula Support and 10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Doula

The Value of Doula Support and 10 Questions to Ask a Prospective Doula

Guest post by OMC member Laura Jawad, Redmond WA based personal trainer and birth doula. … When I became pregnant with my first child, I had not yet heard of doula support. I knew I preferred a physiologic birth and I was nervous about how I would handle the pain of labor. As my due […]

4 pillars of self-care as a new mom

4 pillars of self-care as a new mom

Guest post by OMC member Amy Kovner, Owner of Embodied Wellness …   Self-Care is critical for moms, especially in the postpartum period. Understandably, most new moms are completely focused on caring for a baby and have very little time and energy to take care of themselves. Being a new mom can be incredibly overwhelming […]

Be Like Jacinda Ardern ~ The First Step to Making a Difference as a Mom

Be Like Jacinda Ardern ~ The First Step to Making a Difference as a Mom

Guest post by OMC member Aga Lawrynowicz, a certified life coach {on a mission to help mothers get back time, live on purpose, and continue being a great mom along the way} and the owner of Choose Clarity. … Imagine a world where the overqualified moms abandon their invisible task list and participate in solving […]

Meet Abby : Massage Therapist & Health Coach

Meet Abby : Massage Therapist & Health Coach

Meet OMC Collective Member, Abby Dillinger-Lee. Abby is a Massage Therapist and Owner of Shakti Bodywork of Bellevue. 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 was born and raised in North Bend, […]

Jewish Naming Ceremony for little Tova

Jewish Naming Ceremony for little Tova

Guest post by OMC member Alec Mills, Owner of Alec Mills Photography … As a newborn photographer in the Seattle area, I am honored to be asked to document such intimate family traditions, growth, and loss. Recently,  I was asked to document a beautiful and meaningful event for a client, and I was blown away […]

Prenatal/Postpartum Constipation: The Undertreated Perinatal Concern 

Prenatal/Postpartum Constipation: The Undertreated Perinatal Concern 

Guest Post by Om Mama Collective Member, Kelsey Cannon, of Elizabeth Rodgers PT When it comes to perinatal bowel dysfunction, mum’s the word…or, at least it was. Women are either shy to mention their bowel habits or they’ve been told ‘Oh, that’s just normal. It’s a part of the process!” We’ve come too far enough […]

POSTPARTUM RECOVERY: Tools that Helped me in the First 30 Days

POSTPARTUM RECOVERY: Tools that Helped me in the First 30 Days

Originally shared on Ula & Us, OMC Collective Member, Christy Talamo, shares how she survived the first 30 days of motherhood. Okay mama, get ready for some of the most magical moments of your life. Along with sleepless nights, a lot of diaper blow outs, tears (happy and sad… hello hormones), snuggles, bliss, leaky engorged […]

Meet Amy: Certified Nutritionist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Meet Amy: Certified Nutritionist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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 in Gig Harbor, Washington and have spent most of my life in the PNW. I […]

Reiki for Mamas

Reiki for Mamas

Stephanie Hunter-Dines is an Om Mama Collective member, Reiki Master, mom, and animal lover, offering in-person & remote Reiki sessions in Seattle. Stay tuned for a very special event we have coming your way with Stephanie centered on tuning in, finding your strength, and listening to intuition! As I sit here writing to you on […]

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Erin Schedler

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Erin Schedler

Today we are featuring a gorgeous at home newborn session from Om Mama Collective member, Erin Schedler! We love how she capture the true authentic beauty of new parenthood!  This was a pretty typical newborn session for me! It happened to be my last session of 2019, before I went on break. Such a beautiful […]

How I came to drink decaf (and be a predominantly decaf coffee roaster)

How I came to drink decaf (and be a predominantly decaf coffee roaster)

Guest blogger Carol Blanchet is the CEO + Founder of Talking Crow Coffee Roasters, a DECAF specialty coffee roaster. Coffee is for everyone – Caffeine isn’t. Believe it or not, I haven’t always loved coffee – gasp!  I bet you wouldn’t expect that from a coffee roaster.  I began drinking coffee in college as a […]

Meet Samantha: Seattle Physical Therapist

Meet Samantha: Seattle Physical Therapist

Meet OMC Collective Member Sam Chernak. Samantha is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and clinic owner of Emerald Physical Therapy & Pilates located in Ballard. She specializes in pilates-based rehabilitation and has found it to be a fun, effective tool for treating pre-, peri- and postpartum patients. She believes in a holistic approach to healthcare […]

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Alec Mills

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Alec Mills

Fresh 48 Session If you have been searching for Newborn Photography on the Google or Pinterest or Instagram…you may have run across the term “Fresh 48”. I know when I was pregnant and looking for new services or products, I would constantly wonder what I was signing up for…and reading “Fresh 48″… I had a […]

Decluttering + Organizing in Uncertain Times

Decluttering + Organizing in Uncertain Times

Lauren Fink Shea is a professional organizer, blogger, and founder of Organized By Heart, a Seattle based business offering home organizing services, virtual consultations, and group workshops. Her mission and greatest passion is working with moms to help them get organized at home, so they can create more time + space for what they love. […]

Virtual Offerings in the time of the Corona Virus

Virtual Offerings in the time of the Corona Virus

Om Mama Collective members are doing big, amazing things to continue to help serve their communities during physical distancing! Omies, thank you for being you!   Virtual Classes Oh Baby! Fitness: Daily Live Workouts, $7/class $25 for a five week session // Details The Works Seattle: Online classes on demand! Sliding scale starting at $0 […]

3 Energizing Smoothies for New Mamas

3 Energizing Smoothies for New Mamas

Om Mama Co Vendor, Chelsea Fechtner, MScN, CN shares some amazing smoothie recipes to energize new mamas. Chelsea is a nutritionist and personal chef that specializes in using food to help women feel happier and healthier in their lives. She is currently offering online training and coaching through her Facebook group, Eat Happy. Do you […]

Meet Kelsey: Physical Therapist

Meet Kelsey: Physical Therapist

Meet OMC Vendor Kelsey of Therapydia Ballard! Kelsey practices pelvic floor PT and orthopedics in North Seattle. Outside of her work she enjoys running at Golden Gardens, hiking in the mountains, playing sports, and exploring all the new restaurants and breweries in town. How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you […]

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Brittany Marshall

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Brittany Marshall

By OMC Vendor Brittany Marshall of Blue Rose Pictures, Seattle Newborn Photographer This was the third time I have had the pleasure of capturing Tamara’s maternity session. The last two times were for her boys and this time for her baby girl! I really love being to capture one family’s milestones throughout the years. It […]

All Mothers are Working Mothers

All Mothers are Working Mothers

Collective member Aga Lawrynowicz, Founder of Choose Clarity is a certified life coach specializing in supporting women to balance motherhood and their personal mission. A former explosives queen — she spent over ten years working as an engineer in the oil and gas industry — now Aga is a mother of two, step-mother of two, and […]

Sleep and Our Genes

Sleep and Our Genes

Om Mama Collective member, Kelsey Alford, of Nested Sleep shares her insight on what we actually can affect (or at least understand!) in our baby’s sleep! Sleep and our genes: When it comes to nature vs nurture, what can we teach and what is biologically set?  Many parents that are poor sleepers themselves, either now […]

Meet Kat : Pilates Instructor

Meet Kat : Pilates Instructor

Meet Om Mama Collective member, Kat Williams, of PROnatal – Pilates Mat & Apparatus Certified Instructor, Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula and Pre+PostNatal Fitness Instructor. 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 […]

How Yoga Helped Me Feel Like Myself While Pregnant

How Yoga Helped Me Feel Like Myself While Pregnant

Guest post by Mama member, Jenni Gritters! Jenni is a Seattle-based freelance journalist and founder of Zest Storycraft.  She writes mostly about the science of healthy living and is a certified yoga instructor. Jenni and her husband are currently expecting! You can follow Jenni on Instagram. Learn more about Jenni here! … I took my […]

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Jennifer Loomis

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Jennifer Loomis

By Om Mama Collective member, Jennifer Loomis, Seattle Maternity Photographer I have worked in the field of maternity photography since 1994. Every session reaffirms my awe of the innate power of the mother. When my client J came into the studio for her pre-consultation I was immediately intrigued by her grace, beauty, and empowered sense […]

Sweet Potato, Kale, & Black Bean Patties for Babies & Toddlers : Fox & Briar

Sweet Potato, Kale, & Black Bean Patties for Babies & Toddlers : Fox & Briar

Guest post by Meghan, recipe developer, photographer, and writer at Fox and Briar. A passionate, self-taught home cook who believes that most things are better homemade and that good food doesn’t need to be complicated. These Sweet Potato, Kale and Black Bean Patties are an easy way to get picky toddlers to LOVE eating vegetables!  This […]

Workout and Movement Guidelines for your Pregnant Body by Emily O’Dea

Workout and Movement Guidelines for your Pregnant Body by Emily O’Dea

Guest Blog by Om Mama Collective member, Emily O’Dea: Your body is changing every day, stay nourished with movement that will keep you strong for the big day! Congrats on your pregnancy! For most of us, that first trimester we are fatigued, nauseous, and can feel that life will never be the same again. I […]

Weathering Developmental Leaps and Your Baby’s Sleep

Weathering Developmental Leaps and Your Baby’s Sleep

Om Mama Collective Member Tiffany Decker of Seattle Sleep Trainer shares how to weather your baby’s ever-changing sleep habits. I don’t know about you, but it seems like the minute you figure out your baby’s sleep they hit a new developmental leap and everything seems to get thrown out the window. It can be anxiety-provoking, […]

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Julia Kinnunen

Feature OMC Photographer Sessions | Julia Kinnunen

By OMC Vendor Julia Kinnunen, Seattle Birth Photographer I first met Erika and Nick over four years ago when they hired me to photograph their wedding. I remember sitting in our first meeting and thinking “holy moly these people are so stinking cool why on earth would they want to hire me?!” but little did […]

Birth Un-Plan | Changing the Language Around Birth Preparation

Birth Un-Plan | Changing the Language Around Birth Preparation

By OMC collective member, Julieanne, owner of Vital Flow massage & bodywork The birth plan I remember when the nurse I was working with sat down and asked me if I had thought about making a birth plan. I think I was four months pregnant at the time. I really hadn’t but thought it would be […]

5 Top Tips for Staying Grounded, Centered, Forgiving and Aligned this Season

5 Top Tips for Staying Grounded, Centered, Forgiving and Aligned this Season

Collective member Jenny Rhodes is a certified life coach and yoga teacher who helps mammas thrive in motherhood with more emotional balance, ease, and physical strength. She offers public and private yoga classes, workshops, and retreats for healthy pregnancy and postpartum healing. Her curated life-coaching sessions help clients cultivate and sustain routines so they can […]

How To Take Maternity Leave When You’re Self-Employed

How To Take Maternity Leave When You’re Self-Employed

Guest post by Mama member, Jenni Gritters! Jenni is a Seattle-based freelance journalist and founder of Zest Storycraft.  She writes mostly about the science of healthy living and is a certified yoga instructor. Jenni and her husband are currently expecting! You can follow Jenni on Instagram. Learn more about Jenni here! When I found out […]

Meet Kiara : Wedding Planner, Designer, Florist

Meet Kiara : Wedding Planner, Designer, Florist

Meet rockstar local mama, Kiara Hancock! Kiara is a full-time working mama of two + founder of K. Hancock Events: wedding planning & floral design.  How long have you lived in Seattle? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a living? Have you always done this?  Hi! I’m Kiara […]

Hello Pelvic Floor | Emily O’Dea

Hello Pelvic Floor | Emily O’Dea

Om Mama Collective member Emily O’Dea of Emily O’Dea Wellness + Longevita shares: Why mindful movement practices are important to maintain, balance, and tone these very important muscles at the base of you. Om Mama Members can also access a video replay of Emily & Nicole’s (SolFuel Wellness) Meet your Daily Core workshop later this […]

10 Tips for creating an organized nursery

10 Tips for creating an organized nursery

AKA: please make it easy for me to find a clean swaddle in the middle of the night in a dark room while the baby is crying and I’m covered in spit-up! By Elise Hay, owner of Organized Sanctuaries A nursery is a sacred place. It’s where your newest, most precious gift learns the fundamental […]

Meet Erin : Lifestyle Photographer

Meet Erin : Lifestyle Photographer

Meet Erin- rockstar mama & owner of Erin Schedler Photography! Erin is a member of the Om Mama Collective – members get exclusive deals & discounts when working with her! Find out more at members.ommamaco.com!  Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you […]

Connection with Seattle Chiropractor Dr. Shea Kramer

Connection with Seattle Chiropractor Dr. Shea Kramer

C  O  N  N  E  C  T  I  O  N What’s up Omies?!? Dr. Shea Kramer here, a chiropractor at Tree of Life Chiropractic in Seattle, where I specialize in taking care of mamas (preconception, prenatal and postnatal) and kiddos (but definitely not exclusive to those populations, I care for all spines)! COMMUNITY I love […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins : Fox & Briar

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins : Fox & Briar

Guest post by Meghan, recipe developer, photographer, and writer at Fox and Briar. A passionate, self-taught home cook who believes that most things are better homemade and that good food doesn’t need to be complicated. These Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and packed full of healthy ingredients you can feel […]

My 15 Month Roller Coaster : Self-Care for New Moms

My 15 Month Roller Coaster : Self-Care for New Moms

“If we are happy, everybody looks up and shares our happiness.” ~ from a Yogi tea bag. Having a baby is so taxing on the mind, body, and spirit. It’s like riding one of those big roller coasters at a theme park where you are laughing and crying at the same time because it’s so […]

The Garden Mule + Mocktail Mule

The Garden Mule + Mocktail Mule

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! Garden Mule & Mocktail Mule Why […]

Why Exercise and Lactation go Hand in Hand

Why Exercise and Lactation go Hand in Hand

Guest post from Om Mama friend & collaborator, Christy, of Ula & Us!  Christy here to talk about exercise and lactation. Most mamas are eager to get back into a regular workout routine postpartum and I was totally in that same boat, but the other question that comes up is whether exercise impacts breastfeeding and […]

Pro Tips For Your Own Newborn Photography at Home

Pro Tips For Your Own Newborn Photography at Home

Guest post by Om Mama Collective member, Jennifer Loomis! Jennifer is an artistic photographer empowering pregnant women through photography for 20 years, specializing in larger families and large image installations. Om Mama Members get exclusive deals when working any of our curated list of business owners. Learn more about Jennifer here!  … Just had your […]

Meet Belinda: Owner of Happy Camper Cocktails

Meet Belinda: Owner of Happy Camper Cocktails

Meet Belinda – rockstar mama & owner of local beverage company, Happy Camper Cocktails! We have loved partnering with Belinda for our Mocktail series on the blog – check out all of her delicious concoctions here!  Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are […]

How to Get Quality Time With Your Kids When You Have a Newborn

I remember the 1st year of my youngest child’s life so vividly.  When he was born I had an almost 2-year-old toddling around hungry for attention and not quite sure about this new little cryer invading her space.  In a sleep-deprived coma, I would be nursing him while she was asking to play with me, […]

3 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness as a Parent

3 Reasons to Practice Mindfulness as a Parent

Guest Post by Ela Compton of ParentsPause: Ela hosts meditation playdates for parents and children in the Seattle area. Check out her full calendar & additional offerings at parentspause.com! Are you tired and overwhelmed? Are you sick of feeling like the day goes by in total chaos and you aren’t doing anything well (let alone […]

How to Baby-Proof Your Relationship

Guest post by OMC Vendor, Jessica Psenski, licensed mental health counselor specializing in couples, perinatal care & sex therapy. Find more about Jessica & our other team members in the collective here!  We are thrilled to be teaming up with Jessica for our May Workshop: Babyproofing Your Relationship on July 24th! Find out more details […]

Trusting Your Intuition : by Sarah Farris of Vibe Elevated

Trusting Your Intuition : by Sarah Farris of Vibe Elevated

Guest post by Sarah Farris of Vibe Elevated We are so excited to have Sarah lead a workshop on intuitive energy in business with our vendor collective members next week! She’ll be sharing all about how to trust your gut, build quality relationships & how all of this effects the energy in your business!  Several […]

Chamomile, Thyme + Peach “Sangria”

Chamomile, Thyme + Peach “Sangria”

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! Chamomile, Thyme + Peach […]

Meet Sarah: Holistic Pregnancy Consultant and Owner of Mom & Babe

Meet Sarah: Holistic Pregnancy Consultant and Owner of Mom & Babe

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? […]

Meet Desiree: Pediatric Sleep Coach

Meet Desiree: Pediatric Sleep Coach

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? […]

Nora’s Birth Story: Puget Sound Birth Center

Nora’s Birth Story: Puget Sound Birth Center

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, […]

One Woman’s Journey to Motherhood

One Woman’s Journey to Motherhood

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 […]

Kid Friendly Coffee Houses in Seattle

Kid Friendly Coffee Houses in Seattle

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 […]

Om Mama Co.’s Launch

Om Mama Co.’s Launch

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 […]

Sarah’s Birth Story | How to Prepare for an Intervention Free Birth

Sarah’s Birth Story | How to Prepare for an Intervention Free Birth sweet-sleeping-baby-girl

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 […]