Introducing Mama's Bump Squad 2.0!

Introducing Mama's Bump Squad 2.0!

Published by Earth Mama on Apr 13th 2018

Introducing Mama’s Bump Squad 2.0, our second group of adorable pregnant women all due around the same time. These smart mamas are all on a path to safer products and they want to share their experiences during the glorious – and sometimes uncomfortable, itchy, achy and anxious – journey of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum too. 

Earth Mama invites you to follow along with #mamasbumpsquad on Instagram as we watch their miraculous bumps grow!

Katie

Hi! I'm Katie and I live a pretty extraordinary life! I'm a full time mama and wife (to my sweetheart.. We hit our 10 year milestone this year!! ::Happy Dance::) but people usually are more interested in my professional life. I wear a few different hats as a professional model, actress and photographer; and there's never a dull moment. I've brought my spunky 2 year old "Baby G" along with me to every casting and shoot since he was a little 6 week old, and truthfully he's every bit his mama's son - a charismatic, camera ready, ham sandwich, studio baby.

To our merry band of misfits' joy, we are expecting baby #2 this September! My husband and I love kids and we're thrilled to be growing our family. We also love to travel together; last year alone, we got to visit 5 countries!

I've always been interested in a greener lifestyle, but since becoming a mom I'm pretty darn conscious of everything I put on our skin, in our bodies, and anything we use at home that may toxic - which makes me the resident barefoot hippie of my group, (a title I wear proudly!) Come say hi over @TheKatieDeLuca

Penelope was born on 9/28/18.

Emilia

Hi! I am Emilia, a mother of 3.5 old twin boys, a 1.5 old little man and... a FOURTH little gentleman due late this September. I am living the Southern California dream with my fire fighting, college sweetheart husband (going on 15 years together!) and my soon to be crew of #4under5. As a part-time high school special education teacher, I have LOTS of time at home with my family and I wouldn't want it any other way!

Aside from being a home boss, I also have a passion for health and fitness and have been teaching classes/training for the past seven years. I am a total eco-mommy who’s purpose in life is to raise kind, compassionate, accepting and eco-conscience young men. I share my love for life on my blog, Thriving Wives, and hope to help everyone "strive to thrive".

I am living that HypnoBirthing, VBAC owning, breastfeeding, baby-wearing, essential oil loving, cloth diapering dream for the past 5 years...and counting!

Richie was born on 10/9/18.

Courtney

Hi there! My name is Courtney and I am currently pregnant with our 5th baby (including one angel baby). We are over-the-moon excited to be expecting our new (and final) baby this October! Though I may have had to twist my husband's arm a little to try for one more. My sweet husband, Adam, and I have been married for 5 years and are the proud parents to 3 fun loving kiddos - Kylee (10), Ethan (3), and Sawyer (16 months). We live in sunny Arizona with our Great Dane and four cats.

I am a lover of donuts, cozy blankets, and warm bubble baths. I'm so grateful to have been able to pursue my dream job of being a stay at home mom 3 years ago. Becoming a mom is what set me on a path to finding quality natural products, such as Earth Mama! Over the last year, I have decided to put my love of photographing my kids to good use by becoming a brand rep to support various small shops on Instagram. I am excited for the adventure ahead and absolutely thrilled to be joining the Bump Squad 2.0 team!

Everett was born on 10/11/18.

Tarah

Hi, I'm Tarah! I  am 36 years old and live in New Albany, IN with my husband and two boys (I was born a Florida girl, so I am always trying to get us back to a warmer spot). Avery is almost five, Norrin will be two in September, and now I am pregnant with our third, who will be here in October!

I stay home with my boys, but I do use nap time to try and get a little work done each day. I went back to school a few years ago and received my Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. I don't have tons of time to focus on my work right now, but I do some freelance health writing, publish articles on my own site ( whatigather.com), and I am finishing up two books that are all about helping families get more real food into their homes.

Holland was born on 11/2/18.

Kayawna

Hello, my name is Kayawna, 26, I’m in pursuit of finishing my Bachelors degree online in Alternative Medicine December 2018. With plans to further my education as a Naturopathic Doctor next fall. I’m a stay at home mom currently. My husband and I live a plant based lifestyle - we research everything. This is our second unassisted pregnancy and birth that will be at home. I plan to tandem breastfeed my 22 month old son while pregnant. Super excited to be a part of the Mama’s Bump Squad community and have your support this pregnancy. Thank you!

Kayawna's daughter was born on 10/20/18.

Emily

Hey y’all! I’m Emily Pardy. I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband Josh and 3 daughters: Matilda (8), Daphne (6), and Vivian (2). We suffered a miscarriage in January, and are thrilled to be expecting a rainbow baby due in November! I look forward to sharing this pregnancy and getting to know the other moms as well. I always get HUGE with my babies, and it never fails to make me laugh when strangers stare at my belly! Haha! This baby will be my fourth c-section, and I love to encourage other moms who also share a cesarean birth story. I’m grateful to join this group, as motherhood changed my life so much I decided to build my career around it! In 2015, I had my first book published, a motherhood memoir called For All Maternity. That same year, I completed my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy; and, in 2016 founded Ready Nest Counseling, a private practice that helps couples and individuals successfully transition through the life phases of conception, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, or loss. I love bringing awareness to this stage of life, build community, and remind myself that this journey doesn’t have to be a lonely road!

Phoebe was born on 11/19/19.

Sadly, there were members of Mama's Bump Squad 2.0 who experienced the heartbreak of miscarriage. Pregnancy loss is a devastating reality for some women. As we received the news, our hearts ached for these mamas and babies. We held space for them, listened and shared whatever loving words we could. Even at Earth Mama we feel helpless in these moments. It's difficult to know what to do or say. We respect that each mother mourns in her own way, taking as much time as she needs during this period of grief. There is no easy path to healing, but these families will always hold a place in their hearts for the baby who is not in their arms. [Please visit our sister-site BabyLossComfort.com for more support and resources.]

Now, we happily share the news that these members of Mama's Bump Squad 2.0 are expecting their rainbow babies. To honor their perspective on pregnancy after loss, we've created Mama's Bump Squad 2.5. Please continue to follow their inspiring journey at #mamasbumpsquad on Instagram!

Sarah 

Hi there! I like to call myself a semi-crunchy momma because we all have room for improvement, but I try my best to live a life of clean organic eating and am very conscious about the products that come into our home. I am a huge advocate for babywearing, breastfeeding, and baby led weaning. We have two children and a third on the way. Our son Carter is 6 and our daughter Grace is 18 months old. We struggled with infertility for 2 1/2 years before we had her. Our third little one and second RAINBOW baby girl is going to make her arrival in April. Life is about to get a bit crazy. ;)

My husband and I have been married for 9 years and have been together since I was 14 years old. Still in love as much as we were in the beginning.

I was a high school business teacher for six years and a high school principal for one year before "retiring." I built a very successful business as a healthy lifestyle coach and work from home mentoring and teaching women clean eating and help them with weight loss thru exercise and private coaching. You can find me on Instagram stories most all of the time. I love sharing what I am up to over there.

Sarah's due date is 4/6/19.

Megan 

Hi, I’m Megan. I’m a mother to my sweet 19-month-old Laurel, a little rainbow girl due in May, and two fur babies. I’m a dedicated wife to my handsome soldier as well as a registered dietitian. Originally from Florida, I attended school and graduate school there, but have lived all over the country since and am currently in the DC area. My husband and I have traveled the world, skiing, scuba diving, and eating our way through foreign lands. Our daughter recently received her first passport stamp when we took her to the Caribbean. Although not born near the beach, she’s truly a beach bum at heart! I live and breathe anything health and wellness and have spent my adult life learning and sharing my knowledge with others. I take pride in the fact that I live and raise my family in a chemical-free and low waste household. My mission is to provide myself, my husband, and my babies the most natural nourishment our Earth has to offer. I know that pregnancy and birth can be positive and transforming experiences, because I have been through it once before. I believe that women are stronger than they could ever imagine and often underestimate themselves. I recently launched my new blog thegreenbeetblog.com educating families and sharing my experiences from proper nutrition to natural pregnancy and birth to raising my daughter in cloth diapers and beyond. I look forward to every change my pregnancy will bring and I love that I’ll have Earth Mamas by my side throughout it all!

Megan's due date is 5/8/19.

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