Meet the Contributors



Sara Elizabeth enjoys writing about her family as they discover the joys of homeschooling, natural living, and strengthening their home through Biblical principles. Learn more by visiting her blog, A Mama’s Story, to see how her family is “creating culture and breaking tradition.” Join discussions regarding the blog’s topics by liking A Mama’s Story’s page on Facebook.




Wendy Staas is a birth doula who is passionate about educating, encouraging and empowering women during pregnancy, birth and motherhood.  She does this through her own blogs, guest blogging, and her membership community.  It is important to her that all women know their rights when they are pregnant, giving birth and as a mother.  So often women ‘go with the flow’ not realizing that they do have options when it comes to medical care, diagnostics and treatment.  She hopes as women learn that they have choices that they start demanding change from their doctors, which in turn changes Western Medicine for the better.

dbumgarner_bioDoña Bumgarner is a late-life mama to a 2-year old and step-mom to a teenager and caretaker of three cats and three chickens. She lives on the Central Coast of California, happily surrounded by mamas practicing alternative lifestyles of all varieties. She writes about the struggle and necessity of mothers taking good care of themselves and their dreams, even while raising little ones, at Nurtured Join in the discussion by liking the Nurtured Mama page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.



Roz Mignogna is a daughter of Jesus Christ, wife and mom of two girls (so far). She blogs at Real Food Family (link and offers a whole food weekly meal plan library at Real Food Weekly (link to Roz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and DONA certified Birth Doula. She is passionate about nutrient-dense family nutrition, childbirth education, natural birth and natural healthcare. Roz is also a professional singer and dancer who performed in the Broadway musical Wicked before starting a family and turning her focus to the home. She now uses her musical talent to teach high school performing arts, lead worship at church, and record Christian music.

404765_3233788882230_1373001544_nLiz of Now Let Me Rejoice isn’t sure if she’s an actual hippie or just a closet hippie, because she doesn’t wear Birkenstocks and she shaves her legs. Also, she wasn’t alive in the 70’s. She does, however, believe in living the way God intended – especially when it comes to birth. Her passion for caring for women and babies has brought her to serving families as a doula and pursuing education in midwifery. Someday, she wants to be apartera (midwife) in a poverty-stricken Spanish-speaking country (namely, the Dominican Republic). She also has formal plans to have a Hello Kitty themed baby shower when the time comes for such an event. She is a lover of coffee, bacon, and lavender. But mostly coffee. And bacon. And lavender. Check out  her doula website at

Julia @ A Little Bit of All of ItJulia of A Little Bit of All of It  worked in Advertising and Marketing before her daughter came along but now enjoys staying home with her 4-year-old daughter and toddler son. She blogs about those things she is passionate about like cloth diapering, breastfeeding (past infancy), bedsharing/cosleeping, baby-led solids, natural childbirth, attachment parenting, natural living, Christianity, miscarriage awareness and babywearing.

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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