BOARD OF MOMS
The Raise Them Well Board of Moms is a team of "Mompreneurs" that embody the values of Raise Them Well. They are experts in nutrition and healthy living and seek to help families live well, while understanding the stresses of modern parenthood. We value their contributions to wellness as well as their input as we create and refine our Raise Them Well products. Look for our Board Members to be featured in our blog post area as well as in our social media with tips, recipes and more!
Jessica Bryant is a pediatric sleep coach, confidence builder and child development enthusiast over at Sleep Happy Consulting. Her purpose is to build confidence in sleep deprived parents and equip them with the tools to create confident healthy sleepers for life.
Parents today are bombarded with messages and opinions on sleep routines. Sleep Happy Consulting consolidates all of the information, helps parents focus on their child’s individual needs, and equips them with a tailored plan and real time support in order to help them reach their sleep goals fast.
To get to know Jessica, join her over on Facebook and Instagram where she shares her story, sleep tips, and encouragement.
The Constipation Gurus
Annette Thomas, MSPT is a pediatric physical therapist with a focus on pediatric pelvic floor therapy for constipation, encopresis and enuresis. Her goal is to be able to provide parents and children with the tools needed to gain independence in bowel and bladder control. Her treatments include toileting posture, diaphragmatic breathing techniques, strengthening and relaxation exercises for the pelvic floor, biofeedback and more.
Jessica O’Connell, MBA, RD, LD is a registered dietitian who is passionate about helping kids achieve normal bowel function. Through diet and natural supplements, she counsels parents on helping their kids accept more foods that help with constipation. Additionally, she closely monitors and follows the use of osmotic laxatives to get these kids back to the things they love without the fear of accidents and belly pain. Jessica provides easy to follow snack and meal guidance and has proven solutions for picky eaters.
Annette and Jessica are the powerhouse mom professionals behind The Constipation Gurus for Kids. They provide a collaborative approach to constipation, encopresis and enuresis using natural, non-invasive solutions that actually work. The Gurus have helped hundreds of children overcome constipation and experience bowel and bladder regularity. With a physical clinic based in Epping, NH, Annette and Jessica have helped hundreds of kids overcome constipation. They also offer virtual consults and a private Facebook subscription. To learn more about what Annette and Jessica do or to work with them, visit their website www.constipationgurus.com. Also follow them on Facebook and Instagram @TheConstipationGurusKids
Katie Kimball, CSME, founder and CEO of Kitchen Stewardship, is passionate about researching natural remedies and making healthy cooking easier for busy families. As a trusted educator and author of 8 real food cookbooks, she’s been featured on media outlets like ABC, NBC and First for Women magazine and contributes periodically on the FOX Network.
Over the last 11 years, Katie has spoken prolifically at conferences, online summits and podcasts and become a trusted authority and advocate for children’s health. Busy moms look to this certified educator for honest, in-depth natural product reviews and thorough research, and she often partners with health experts and medical practitioners to stay on the cutting edge.
In 2016 she created the Wall Street Journal recommended best online kids cooking course, Kids Cook Real Food, helping thousands of families around the world learn to cook. A mom of 4 kids from Michigan, she is also a Certified Stress Mastery Educator, member of the American Institute of Stress and trained speaker through Bo Eason’s Personal Story Power.
Whitney is founder of Miracle Milkookies, co-founder of Collective Thirty One, and the host of the Message from Mom podcast. Born in Nashville & raised in Dallas, Whitney went to college at TCU where she was named Entrepreneur of The Year after launching her first business, a jewelry company called Tramonti by Whitney. During her senior year, Tramonti by Whitney was labeled by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Coolest College Start-Ups. After college, Whitney moved to New York City where she worked in lifestyle and travel PR, representing luxury boutique hotels around the world and overseeing brand collaborations, events, and social media for her clients ranging from The Surrey in Manhattan’s Upper East Side to OPUS in Vancouver.
In 2015, Whitney moved back to Dallas and launched her own marketing consulting company, focusing on representing ‘organizations with heart.’ Several of Whitney’s clients included, Council for Life, Elizabeth Toon Charities, and The Halftime Institute. In 2017, after Whitney discovered that a recipe she posted for her homemade lactation cookies had gone viral, she decided to create a fresh-baked, all-natural, direct to your doorstep lactation ‘Kookie’ company, called Miracle Milkookies.
Through the process of meeting with other female entrepreneurs as she grew her own ‘Kookie’ business, Whitney and a friend decided to start an invite only networking group for local female entrepreneurs in Dallas to support one another. The group, called Collective Thirty One, hosts monthly coffees for members, pop-up events and an annual Collective Thirty One Holiday Market that takes place every November. With a passion for moms, female entrepreneurs, and others who are really trying to juggle it all, Whitney launched a podcast on Mother’s Day called Message from Mom. She uses her podcast as a platform to chat with healthcare professionals, mompreneurs, influencers and other inspiring women about the real-life topics that we sometimes feel shame around, trying to bring to light that many of these feelings and experiences are actually normal. When she’s not working, networking, or podcasting, Whitney loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and their two young daughters, going on long runs, baking, and spending time at the lake.
Anjali Shah is a food writer, published author, board certified health coach, nutritionist, mom of two, and an advocate for healthy, clean eating for individuals and families. Her work has garnered nationwide attention as she has been featured on Oprah.com, Women’s Health, Cooking Light, Reader’s Digest, CNN, Food Network, SELF, Glamour, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Ladies’ Home Journal, Whole Foods, SHAPE, and at Kaiser Permanente.
Anjali grew up a “whole wheat” girl, but married a “white bread” kind of guy. Hoping to prove that nutritious food could in fact be delicious and desirable, she taught herself how to cook and successfully transformed her husband’s eating habits from a diet of frozen pizzas and Taco Bell to her healthy, yet flavorful recipes made with simple, wholesome ingredients.
Anjali’s programs are focused on teaching individuals and families how to make healthy choices and pick the right foods at the grocery store for either weight loss or overall wellness and maintenance. After becoming a mom, Anjali expanded her programs to include strategies and techniques to combat picky eating in kids of all ages.
Anjali started The Picky Eater in 2011 to make healthy food accessible, tasty, easy to make at home, and picky-eater proof. Get her Free 7 day plan for clean eating here and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.
Tricia is a Holistic Health Coach & Certified Essential Oil Specialist. She founded Wellness Warriors in 2015 to help empower, inspire, and educate women to regain control of their health for themselves and their families.
She is passionate about helping to minimize the overwhelm and confusion that often comes with learning about wellness and inspiring her community to take one step at a time to achieve the happy healthy lives they deserve!
You can connect with Tricia on Facebook (Facebook.com/wellnesswarriorstribe), Instagram (triciawellnesswarrior), or her web site (EmpoweredWithOils.com) which has awesome free classes about essential oils. You are also welcome to join her Facebook group Healthy & Ready For Anything which features talks and tips from a panel of various doctors, nurses, and health coaches.
Kara Swanson is a certified nutritionist, recipe developer, and meal plan creator over at Life Well Lived. Her passion is to show that eating clean + healthy is not only simple but also really delicious. Kara is passionate about helping women ditch the diet mentality and helps them create healthy lifestyles that truly last.
Kara’s approach to nutrition is simple: She goes back to the basics and teaches her clients valuable tools they can implement into their daily lives. Living a healthy lifestyle is all about habit creating and Kara loves helping her clients tackle one healthy habit at a time to help them reach their goals.
Kara believes nutrition is powerful and is so important to living a life full of energy and well-being. Life is crazy and Kara loves making the food part for women a no-brainer with her 4-Week Meal Plans that offer quick, healthy meals the whole family will love. No more boring chicken + broccoli.
Roxanne Underwood is a Wellness and Toxin Free Educator with a strong focus on personal care products. Her desire is to help empower women to live their healthiest lives, both for themselves and as examples to their families and future generations. Through personal experience and sharing her own journey, Roxanne makes it easy for anyone to take steps toward living a less-burdened life and have fun while doing it.
Every single day people are being exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals that are being used in the products and food they trust. Even the air around them and the water in their home are filled with toxic chemicals and are causing countless health issues.
Roxanne helps to consolidate and prioritize the steps needed to detoxing your home and your body. By removing the overwhelm of this learning process, She makes it simple and fun!
To get to know Roxanne and hear more about these topics, join her in her wellness group on Facebook where she shares her heart and story, along with wellness tips and tricks. She will spend time recommending products that are only toxin free and safe including a “Master List” of products you can use to help you when shopping for anything from laundry detergent to nail polish. You can find her on Instagram. Be sure to visit her website, for information on the brand of skincare and makeup she loves the most that has been the platform for her in this journey.
Meagan Visser is a registered nurse turned folk herbalist and natural lifestyle blogger at Growing Up Herbal. Located in the Southern Appalachian mountains of East Tennessee, you can find her homeschooling her four boys, working to make her home a cozy and hospitable space for friends, embracing a slow and seasonal lifestyle, pittering in her gardens, and teaching others what she's learning along the way! Connect with her on Instagram at @growingupherbal.