All classes at Mama’s Hip are taught by compassionate professionals in the mother/baby field. Learn a bit more about them here!
Shannon Stone Porter is the owner of Mama’s Hip, a parenting store and resource center which opened in Louisville, KY 2007. Mama’s Hip offers a variety of groups, classes and activities that foster and nourish relationships among parents, children and community. She believes that community is vital in the transition to motherhood and strives to offer opportunities for mothers to connect with each other and seek professional guidance and support. She founded Mama To Mama in 2012 as a non-profit extension of Mama’s Hip to provide prenatal, postpartum and parenting support to low-income and under served families in Louisville. It is her belief that parents are their children’s best advocates and need support to do the very important work of raising healthy children.
by Amy Miller
Bridget Kelly, owner of Squeaky Pieces, brings the retail magic to Mama’s Hip.
I am Jenny Claire Hoffmann, mother of 4 beautiful sons, birth doula, La Leche League leader, and Lamaze trained childbirth educator. Supporting mothers and babies is not just my job; it’s my calling and my passion. The dandelion is a powerful symbol for me: I believe every act of love and kindness we commit is a seed planted for more love and kindness to grow. Birthing and child-raising are world-changing acts! My hope for all families is that they are able to birth and parent in empowered/empowering, peaceful, joy-filled ways and I want to do all I can to encourage and support them. I feel honored, humbled, and awed by each family who has chosen to include me in their birth and breastfeeding stories in some way and I learn more from them than I can say. The power of birth and the strength and beauty of the women I am lucky enough to serve are a constant source of inspiration
Mary Oliver Humke, M.Ed., IBCLC
I apprenticed and worked as a lactation assistant at Clark Memorial Hospital for seven years, prior to becoming an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009. I also hold a masters degree in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville. In addition to my work in lactation, I co-founded the local ICAN chapter (International Cesarean Awareness Network) five years ago, and have a special interest in cesarean recovery support and VBAC advocacy.
I currently consult with clients in their homes and teach monthly breastfeeding classes at Mama’s Hip. My mission is to protect and support the breastfeeding relationship between mother and baby through professional and compassionate care. My ultimate goal is to educate and empower a mother to be able to care for her breastfed baby with confidence and ease.
Bridget Dewson teaches Toddler Yoga at Mama’s Hip. Her company Mini Me Yoga empowers teachers, parents and childcare providers across the country to bring the practices of yoga and positive thinking to children. The Mini Me Yoga 15 minute program is easy to integrate into classroom and group settings, as well as something to do at home. In addition to workshops for grown-ups, her toddler, kids and family yoga classes bring fun and laughter to life.
Bridget spent much of her adult life coaching people and organizations to go beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary – and she has loved doing just that! Now as a mom, her purpose is to provide her children and all children access to joy, peace, and love – beyond the ordinary. She discovered that kids yoga is a perfect pathway to fulfilling that purpose and she’s delighted to share it with children and adults in Louisville. She’s a certified Kids and Family Yoga Teacher with Rainbow Kids Yoga and enjoys taking time for her own yoga practice.
I am Jamie Yeager, mama to two daughters (the second coming Earthside in July), certified holistic health coach, yoga teacher-in-training, and Attachment Parenting advocate. In my life and in my parenting, I firmly believe in peace and compassion with a side of grace and humility. It’s important to me that all women in our community feel welcome and safe, so I work to facilitate gatherings where mamas may come as they are and laugh until they cry (or cry until they laugh).
I’m Molly Shah, mama of a quirky sweet preschooler who at any given moment may decide to be a pig, fairy or dragon!
I tend to make big life changes. I practiced public interest law for several years before changing careers to teach special education to students with moderate to severe disabilities. Helping kiddos with different abilities is a big passion of mine!
About two years ago I made the big change to stay at home with my daughter and I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. I’m embracing the awesome Community that Mama’s Hip has provided me to work towards social justice and evidence based support for all mamas. I believe that community can change the world.
I’m Emily Van Bogaert, mama of two beautiful children – a dynamic gal and a charming guy. I’m currently putting my professional experience in nonprofit arts management to work with my family’s wildly creative “artists in residence” and their robust events calendar. I also enjoy contributing my time and talents to Attachment Parenting support and advocacy, co-founding and co-leading Parents for Social Justice, building The Community online and in-person at Mama’s Hip, and a variety of other creative endeavors. I aspire to laugh often and love deeply, to appreciate beauty in its many forms, and to give of myself in hopes of leaving this world a better place. I’m truly honored to work toward those goals alongside so many amazing mamas here in The Community.