Meet the Contributors
Get to know the great minds behind the mamas of Ingrid & Isabel's blog, A Mother Is.
Natalie Fitzgerald is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Postpartum Doula. Natalie’s approach to sleep training is tailored to each family she works with, meeting them exactly where they are and developing a customized plan to help them reach their sleep goals, based on their unique baby’s needs and their parenting style. Natalie walks alongside families during the time they need the most support, encouraging parents and helping them find a rhythm that works best with their baby and lifestyle. Before consulting with families, Natalie taught high school English and Campus Ministry. Natalie and her husband Danny live in San Diego with their three children Connor, Kate, and Makenna.
Ciara Clark is a certified yoga instructor and holistic health coach based in Boston, MA.
She specializes in combining the healing wisdoms from both yoga and plant-based nutrition to set women on the path towards optimal health. As a Scientist by training, her specialized academic and industry knowledge has given her a unique westernized and holistic perspective that aims to create customized wellness approaches empowering clients to find strength in healing their own bodies.
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Chef Tana J Duncan is a natural foods personal chef residing in Santa Cruz, CA. She is also owns Bay Area catering company, Salt & Stone Catering. With her love for cooking with natural foods, she has an incredible passion for pregnancy, women's health and the value of nutritional meals. In her spare time, you can catch Chef Tana cooking up something hot for her clients, adventuring in the city with her best friends or hanging out with her son, Zenovio.
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Michelle Clookie is a Lactation Consultant, and also works for the Postpartum Health Alliance supporting families in their parenting journey. As a Lactation Consultant, Michelle works to help families reach their unique goals for feeding their babies, and is passionate about normalizing all things motherhood. Michelle also works to provide Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMADs) awareness by providing families, and clinicians with education through the work she does with the San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance. Before shifting her work focus after her first born, Michelle spent 9 years in non-profit working as a Training and Development Director. Michelle, along with her husband Jeremy, live in San Diego with their daughter Charlotte (4 years), son Beckett (2 years), and baby number 3 due this Fall!
You can follow on Instagram or visit her website www.michelleclookie.co
Brooke Radloff, MA, IWLC has been supporting women and families in pregnancy, birth & parenthood for over 20 years. She developed the Integral Model of Pregnancy and Childbirth (IMPC), a groundbreaking, integrative model that has been studied and applied internationally and recognized as a powerful system that supports positive pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences. She provides Integrative Counseling, Transformational Life & Wellness Coaching and Dynamic Healing services that support and facilitate optimal health, well-being and personal growth from pregnancy through parenthood. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Petaluma, CA and works with clients throughout the world.
Kelly Gallagher is a Philadelphia native and holds a master’s degree in Special Education. Recently named the recipient of a KYW women's achievement award, she is passoniate about giving back to families who have babies in the NICU.
She is a blogger, wife, dynamic philanthropist and has been a full time elementary school teacher for the past 16 years. She is also the mother of four beautiful children - Addyson, Ryan, Connor and Curran. Kelly founded The Superhero Project Inc in late 2015. This 501c3 organization supports premature babies and their families and started shortly after the premature birth of her twin sons, Connor and Curran, in 2014
Kelly organizes photo sessions, speaks to families and provides them with emotional support needed in a time of crisis. She has donated over $50,000 to hospitals in the Philadelphia area to install Angel Eye Cameras bedside so families can see and interact with their baby 24/7 via a remote and secure feed.Kelly has allowed her experience in the NICU to transform the role of the family unit and help bridge the gap between home and hospital. She continues to be inspired by the many families who don't start their journey to motherhood easily and motivated to help other moms who need support.
Ryann Donahoe is an excellent example of today’s modern mom. As a wife and mother of four she shares all of her experience on balancing mom life while trying to stay on top of the latest trends. With just a brief look at her blog, Balancing In High Heels, you’ll quickly see she shares her thoughts on motherhood, health, fashion and much more. Ryann has always found joy in being a mother, and she blended this with her passion for writing to delight her audience with stories of love, fear and the many challenges that encompass parenthood. Her goal is to share advice that helps all families achieve their best potentials.
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