About

Our dream for “Educated Mommy” is to have an independent location where families can come to get the research based information they need about anything pregnancy and parenting related. In order to accomplish this goal, we are dedicated to having qualified staff running Educated Mommy. Our goal is to have a lactation consultant, a childbirth educator, and an RN on staff to ensure families are confident that the information they receive is trustworthy.

The services at Educated Mommy will be wide ranging and constantly evolving to meet the needs of those who we serve. From private lactation consultations to free cloth diaper workshops, from belly casting sessions to small support groups for Moms, from car seat safety classes to Mommy & Me Yoga classes we want to make this the place where ALL families can meet their family’s needs.

Looking to get involved?

Educated Mommy welcomes volunteers and assistance year-round. Contact us today and let us know how you’d like to help!

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Mission

Nurturing young families through support and education by providing evidence-based, holistic information in a community setting, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

Board of Directors

Shelly Gaddis

Board Member

Shelly is a founding board member of Educated Mommy and has a passion for helping parents succeed at their journey. She has been the owner of Elegant Mommy, Inc for 9 years and has helped countless families navigate their way through pregnancy, post partum and the early years of parenting....

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Kari Clark, MSN

Board Member

Kari is a retired nurse with her Master’s of Science Degree in Maternal-Child Nursing. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Medical University of South Carolina. Kari’s maternal-child experience includes postpartum, labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care, gynecology, and home care. As a healthcare process improvement...

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Kelsie Thomas, CD(DONA)

Board Member

Kelsie is a certified DONA International birth doula and owner of Transitions: Doula and Life Services. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.S. in Health Science, minors in biology and studio arts. Kelsie has additionally trained with Spinning Babies, and is currently working towards bereavement certification....

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