Resources for Moms

Welcome to My Village

We all know it takes a village to raise a child, so here are a few of my favorite resources to make life as a mom a little easier. Every single one of these resources benefited me while I was either pregnant or after baby. They all helped me in such a big way that I wanted to share this with anyone visiting this page.

labor of love.jpg

Labor of Love

Post-Partum Doula, Birth Doula, Birth Classes, Lactation Consulting

Staci Berrey opened Labor of Love in 2013 to support Orange County birthing families. Her goal was to help women have a better birth experience. She quickly realized that support & education were paramount in making great birth memories regardless of HOW a woman births. Birth is NOT one size fits all.

Labor of Love's professional, intimate, hands on, personal and private expertise is a game changer for new families. We work directly with you and attune specifically to your needs, and strive to fill the gap between medical care and individual/personalized care.  This is how we change our stories - with one-on-one support.  Our goal is to bring balance and peace of mind to your pregnancy, birth & postpartum.
  • Connected Childbirth Classes
  • Birth Doula Support
  • Postpartum Doula Support
  • Lactation In-Home Support
  • Placenta Encapsulation

Mention: CHRISTINE2020


Colleen Newhall

Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant


With over 14 years of nursing experience in Women’s Health and as a certified pediatric sleep consultant, Colleen has a passion for working with mothers and their new babies.

With all her nursing experience and personal experience, Colleen has learned that a mother’s plan doesn’t always match up with a baby’s plan and sleep plays a vital role for everyone in the family.  She offers a calming, supportive and patient personality and is ready to help families bond with their new baby.

In-Home Consultation- $225

For 1 hour I will come to your home to work with you and your baby. I will have you fill out a questionnaire prior to coming to your home to develop a customized plan for you and your baby. I will show you techniques on how to calm baby, give advice on a nursery that is best conducive to sleeping, and give you step-by-step instructions on how to implement the sleep plan.

2 Week Package - $650

I will create a customized schedule to fit your baby’s needs and your lifestyle, as well as a step-by-step guide on how to implement the plan. This will include a questionnaire for you to fill out, and then a 30 min phone consult to assess your current needs and to go over the plan.  I will offer 2 weeks of unlimited support as you get your baby adjusted and sleeping through the night. 

30 Minute Phone Consult - $95

A 30-minute a LA carte phone consult to troubleshoot any sleep challenges you may be experiencing with your little one. I will give solutions and strategies to get you back on track. This is ideal for stubborn toddlers as well.


Mention: CHRISTINE2020


Diane Miles, CPT

Certified Master Dog Trainer and Canine Behaviorist

Our dogs play a vital role in our lives. They are extremely aware of their immediate environment and the family within. When that dynamic changes, due to relocation, a family member leaving or a new addition, they can experience anxiety. They can withdraw, act out or forget their established bathroom habits.  Fortunately, we can prepare them for these events with some simple steps.  If there is an abrupt change, such as bringing home a new baby, we can still help ease the confusions and anxiety.

I met Christine and Stephen a few years ago when I helped them train their amazing dog, Louie.  I later guided them in the proper way to introduce Louie to his new baby two legged brother.

Over the weeks, working together with Louie, it became very apparent to me that Christine is a women of integrity with a commitment to service.

So when she approached me to be a part of her mission, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.

Please reach out to me if you have any issues with your dog.  Fear, aggression, potty training, escaping, reactivity, basic manners, advanced obedience or any issues that are causing concern can be addressed using force-free methods. I am excited to use my education and 30 years experience to help you achieve your goals.

Diane Miles, CPT
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
Graduate of National K-9 School for Dog Trainers
Member NKDTA
Certified Positive Trainer

(For a quick response, please text 814-450-5203)

Mention: CHRISTINE2020


Diane's client Louie with his little brother Harrison
Photo by Karyn at Sweet Me Photography

JPEG image-33EF6E051997-1

Chasing Dragonflies Photography

Newborn/Maternity/Cake Smash/Family Photographer

Karyn is insured, licensed and published photographer specializing in clean, colorful and classic images with over eight years of experience capturing beautiful newborns and families.

Having moved around for her husband's career as a military spouse, Karyn has met countless families through newborn, family, cake smash, senior, branding sessions and weddings. She has experience in all areas, but her love is truly capturing families and portraits.

Karyn also has a Masters Degree in teaching Students with Disabilities and a certificate in ABA, so she is accommodating, understanding, and skillful in capturing photos of kiddos with any ability or disability.

Karyn photographs newborns up to 60 days old.  She specializes in capturing those adorable newborn poses to hang on the wall. Karyn offers a maternity session discount to her Mamas. She also can work with you on a package deal for photo sessions from maternity to cake smash through that first year. Just ask!

Get in contact with Karyn on FB:
@Chasing Dragonflies Photography LLC by Karyn
IG: @chasingdragonfliesphotog

Get 10% off with promo code: CHRISTINE2020

Karli Thornton

Bodywork by Karli

Karli Thornton

Bodywork by Karli is a blend of customized therapeutic techniques to help the body achieve balance, alignment, and relief. Utilizing a variation of Bodywork techniques acquired over 18 years as a practitioner, she creates length and space, reverses misalignment, and relieves the body. Bodywork is beneficial and often an overlooked part of both Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Care.

“Creating life is a wondrous experience, but unbelievably taxing. Throughout this process, it is essential for women to feel comfortable and balanced in their bodies, both physically and mentally. One of the biggest reasons why I love doing Pre-Natal and Post-Natal bodywork is that by relieving discomfort and pain, women feel like their body is working for them, rather than against them. That feeling allows for a more enjoyable experience as their bodies go through continual and extreme changes.”

Pre-Natal + Post Natal Bodywork Benefits
  • Helps balance pregnancy hormones
  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Calm Nervous System
  • Reduce pain and tension throughout the body 
  • Maintain overall well being
  • Restore abdominal separation to prevent diastasis recti (the term for abdominal separation)
  • Help with scar tissue breakdown (women with c-section)
  • Helps aid in milk production
Education + Experience
  •  Healing hands School of Holistic Health in Laguna Hills
  •  Certified Massage Therapist since 2001
  • Certified Massage Therapist at Montage Laguna 2004-2020
  • New School of Structural Integration Laguna Beach
  • Board Certified Structural Integration Integrator since 2016
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact her:
Call or Text: 949-370-2595
Want to learn more:
Instagram: @bodyworkbykarli
Cash, Credit Card, Check, Chase Zelle, or Venmo for payments accepted. By appointment only.


90 Minutes in Private Studio - $160
90 Minutes In Your Home - $180
2 Hours in Private Studio - $200
2 Hours In Your Home - $220
Mention: CHRISTINE2020
Cancel/reschedule an appointment within 24 hours
Same day cancellation: $50 fee
No show: $100 fee
If you are more than 20 minutes late, you will need to reschedule and will be charged a $50 late fee.

Mention: CHRISTINE2020


By Diamar

Custom Designs & Illustrations

Diamar is a designer and illustrator specializing in custom stationery and portraits. She works with each client on an individual basis to design a truly custom experience by making those “once in a lifetime” moments extra special with custom stationery designs. Perfect for Engagements, Showers, Weddings, First Birthdays, Christenings, and all the Little and Big Joys we celebrate after!

Some Custom Services Include:

  • Invitations & Suites
  • Save The Dates
  • Thank You Cards
  • Programs
  • Portraits and more

Diamar Payano is a self taught Illustrator & Designer currently based in New Jersey. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and created a career as a Visual Merchandiser and Artist. While working with some of the most innovative brands and companies, Diamar quickly began to fall into the world of design & illustration.

Soon after, realizing her childhood memories of wanting to become an Artist was not only a dream but a part of her identity, she began her journey as a Freelance Illustrator and Designer. In 2018, Diamar was featured in New Jersey’s Bergen County’s favorite, BC Magazine as 2018 Artist of the Spring/Summer.

Now, as an Entrepreneur and Professional Artist, Diamar Payano has had the opportunity of working alongside Fortune 500 companies and Luxury brands such as Sak’s Fifth Ave, LVMH, Bloomingdales’s and more! Through these opportunities she has had the privilege of meeting influencers, mentors, fellow creatives, supporters and so many other wonderful connections that have helped shape her path today as a Dreamer, Illustrator, Designer and Entrepreneur.

Contact Diamar Today:
Follow her on Instagram @by.diamar
Or contact her at

Mention: CHRISTINE2020

Scroll to Top