Michelle – wife to John, mama to Camden and Adelicia
Michelle is one of six mamas that went through the Hypnobabies class with Kate as the leader. After having her second daughter, a successful, drug-free VBAC, she felt a need for a community of women that exercised together and shared a common goal in mothering. Michelle is a baby-wearing, nursing, co-sleeping, gluten-free, tree-hugging, recycling, herb-loving mama seeking to be gentler and more loving each day with all those she meets. She aspires to live the principles of attachment parenting and be more compassionate and patient. She has been hiking for more than three years and loves being outside. She frequents the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
Lindsay – wife to Jason, mama to Mina and Lizzie
Lindsay is another of the six mamas in Kate’s Hypnobabies class. Lindsay is a life long lover of sports and is a true competitor at heart. Other than getting her blood pumping, she loves good music, good food, family, and good conversation. She takes pride in her hometown of Nashville and loves to support the local economy. She is in a beautiful relationship with her husband and finds parenthood amazingly fulfilling and wonderful.
Liz – wife to Todd, mama to Charlie and Emily
Charlie was born by c-section delivery after 29 hours of a glorious, drug-free, Hypnobabies labor and some scary heart rate complications at the end. Liz loves learning new things about natural birth, breast-feeding, baby-wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and anything that makes life as a new mom simpler and more fulfilling. She started hiking with the brigade after attending weekly meetings at Nine Months & Beyond’s “Weigh to Go, Baby” breast feeding support group, looking for a way to get in shape while still getting together with other moms. Liz also teaches private voice and piano lessons, and loves all things musical. She has three wonderful dogs, loves gardening, and enjoys roasting her own coffee.
Kate – wife to Jordan, mama to Henry, Elijah, Charlotte, and Finn
Through 9 Months & Beyond, llc, she teaches Hypnobabies and is the director of lactation services. Along with Michelle & Lindsay (mamas who took her spring 2009 hypnobabies class), Kate began hiking with baby Charlotte when the Bambino Brigade began. “Every mama needs to find her ‘village’ of like-minded mamas; for me, the Bambino Brigade is my village. Hiking with my daughter is an amazing experience for us both!”