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A little about us

It’s long been said that motherhood doesn’t come with a manual but we thought, why not? Woman-centered and judgement-free, we are on a mission to help every mother thrive with expert advice, inspirational stories, curated solutions and more. This amazing journey requires support, real answers and real solutions so you’re not only surviving, mama. You’re thriving. That’s where we come in.

A little more about us

We are your resource

We are a team of endlessly curious editors who see the world through the lens of motherhood and all it’s beautiful and diverse forms. We’re obsessed with making motherhood better, for all mothers. It’s an honor to share your stories and to bring you evidence-based, expert support, inspiration and information. Our content strives to offer exactly the support you need, right when you need it. You’ve got this, mama. And we’ve got you. Read about Parenting, Pregnancy, Life, Wellness and more.


We are teachers

We’ve partnered with the world’s leading pregnancy, parenting and lifestyle experts to help you thrive. That’s why we’ve launched a series of quick, easy, informative and expert-driven on demand classes to help you with topics from early pregnancy to the toddler years and beyond. On demand classes you can trust from experts we’ve carefully vetted.

We are shoppers

Motherhood requires things — clothes to wear, tools to use, products to pamper and gear to make your life a little easier. We are constantly on the hunt for products and services we think will be valuable to you and only recommend the things we would gift to our very best friend. Mom-to-mom, we’re looking out for you.


We are storytellers

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video’s worth a million. We make beautiful videos to help you see, be seen, laugh, cry and just plain soak up the magic of motherhood.

We are conversation-starters

We cover relationships, health and wellness, family life, mental health, career guidance and a broad range of topics that matter to modern women. And we host The Motherly Podcast where we interview amazing humans (mostly mothers!) and go deep on topics important to you. We cover relationships, to health and wellness, family issues and women’s issues.

We are advocates

We conduct original research into the challenges and needs of modern mothers, enabling us to advocate on behalf of this new generation of parents. We work for change in society, in government and in corporate culture. When women come together for change, we make things happen. That’s why we sponsor the annual State of Motherhood Survey where we go deep with today’s modern mamas and uncover what women are truly wrestling with so we can champion for the kinds of change in our society, our government and in our world that mothers deserve.

We are a team on a mission

Writers, editors, video producers, social media experts, finance leaders, HR leaders, and an army of medical experts make up our team.

Our Story

Motherly is born, created by an award-winning journalist and an experienced business strategy consultant, both Millennial mothers determined to redefine what it means to be “Motherly.”
Motherly hosts our very first series of IRL events in NYC and LA bringing together modern mamas to share experiences, network and learn from each other.
Motherly launches our woman-centered Motherly podcast series featuring amazing entrepreneurs, scientists, doctors, philosophers and authors on a mission to change the world for mothers everywhere. Motherly wins Webby Award for “Best in Social” representation of Motherhood. Motherly launches our annual State of Motherhood survey — the most in depth research survey of millennial mothers of it’s kind— polling tens of thousands of modern mamas giving voice to their needs, concerns and challenges.
Motherly publishes the game-changing, woman-centered motherhood manual The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama. Motherly launches our direct-to-consumer Motherly Shop featuring a curated collection of goods and services designed to help mothers thrive throughout their motherhood journey.
Motherly hits 1Billion video views. Motherly wins a People’s Choice award and the Webby for Diversity and Inclusion. Motherly launches our suite of on demand digital classes designed to offer mothers the expert, woman-centered support they need for pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
Motherly continues to grow into the leading resource supporting mothers with an ever-expanding suite of digital content, community and commerce.

Meet Our Expert Panel

Motherly’s team of expert panelists include some of the top medical, behavioral, and relationship experts in the world. In today’s complex world, we are careful to share information that you can trust.
Dr. Sarah Bjorkman

Dr. Sarah Bjorkman, MD

Sarah Bjorkman, MD, is an OB/GYN who has a passion for helping the modern mama on her journey to motherhood through evidenced-based strategies for active and healthy pregnancy. She attended medical school at Michigan State University before completing residency training at Yale. Dr. Bjorkman is now continuing her training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Iowa, one of the most successful academic IVF programs in the country.


Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC

Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, is a maternal health specialist, child feeding expert, and food & body image coach for mothers. Crystal is passionate about helping mothers build a peaceful relationship with food and their bodies so they can confidently nourish themselves and their families and bring joy back to eating. Crystal is committed to providing holistic, compassionate, and evidence-based nutrition care to mothers and families worldwide through her virtual nutrition coaching practice.

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Marcella Kelson, MSc, LMSW

Marcella Kelson, MSc, LMSW is a Maternal Wellness Expert with a background in mental health and developmental pMarcella Kelson, MSc, LMSW is a maternal wellness expert with a background in mental health and developmental psychology. Marcella’s mission is to provide authentic, tangible and empowering tools for millennial mothers- covering a range of topics such as identity loss, to career change, relationship & parent-child dynamics. Marcella provides coaching for mothers on individual, group and corporate levels.

Dr. Kiarra King

Dr. Kiarra King, MD

Kiarra King, MD, is an OB/GYN that always “delivers” a dose of style. In addition to being a skilled physician and surgeon, Dr. King has a lifelong passion for fashion, beauty and healthy living, which she shares at On the job, Dr. King seeks to make women whole and empower them to live their best lives. Personally, Dr. King desires to live a life that inspires those around her to embrace their given beauty and walk in their purpose.

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Dr. Mark P. Leondires, MD

Mark Leondires, MD is a reproductive endocrinologist and OB/GYN who founded fertility practice Illume Fertility and Gay Parents To Be, the leading international fertility program serving the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Leondires attended medical school at the University of Vermont, completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center, and completed his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Leondires believes that every patient deserves inclusive, expert fertility care. As a father via surrogacy himself, he combines his personal and professional experience to provide high-quality, compassionate care to all. You can learn more about Dr. Leondires and his work by visiting and or following @illumefertility and @gayparentstobe.

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Sharen Medrano, IBCLC

Sharen Medrano is a lactation consultant and wellness coach in New York. She’s also the co-founder of With Child: A Divine Feminine Experience, guiding women from conception through the postpartum period. Sharen is currently helping create Baby Cafés in Rockland County, NY, where moms can drop-in for free breastfeeding help, and supporting medical practices to achieve the “Breastfeeding Friendly” designation to increase breastfeeding rates in the county and reduce racial disparities.

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Rachel Gorton Mitchell

Rachel Gorton Mitchell is a certified pediatric and maternity sleep consultant and the founder of My Sweet Sleeper. Rachel is passionate about educating families on the importance of rest and providing the encouragement to overcome sleep challenges.

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Diana Spalding, CNM

Diana Spalding is a certified nurse-midwife, pediatric nurse, founder of Gathered Birth, a pregnancy wellness center in Media, Penn., and author of The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama. Diana loves all things birth, and is passionate about empowering women to trust themselves and embrace their inner rockstar.

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Jessica D'Argenio Waller, MS, CNS, LDN

Jessica D’Argenio Waller is Motherly’s Health & Wellness Senior Editor. She is a board-certified and licensed holistic nutritionist and herbalist with a focus on women’s health. With more than a decade of experience in digital and print media, Jessica is passionate about translating complex scientific research into clear and actionable information.