Hi! I’m Nell. Here we are as babies before babies.

Whole Parenting Family came to be when one day my mom remarked “Gosh, you’ve read a lot of books on parenting, natural child birth, breastfeeding, cooking, gardening, and diapering. Why aren’t you running one of those online blog things?”

So I started a blog in mid-winter of 2011. I was still working part-time as an attorney, mothering my 7 month old boy, and running a household. But creative writing has always been my first love, long before law school (aren’t all lawyers failed authors?), so returning to my roots wasn’t that hard.

My husband’s name is AA. We met in law school. He’s dreamy, smart, sassy, funny, and the best father in the world. We live in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in an old turn-of-the-century house with a big back yard and wrap-around porch.

We’re blessed with four kids, all about two years apart.

I’m passionate about affirming and supporting women on our journeys, especially moms with young kids. My heart just kinda goes lub-dub for you ladies.

So! I write here, serve as Managing Editor for Blessed is She, sew organic baby and kid clothing at Whole Parenting Goods, periodically appear on radio shows, podcasts, speaking events. Mostly I’m at home with my kids, though, using my attorney skills as a cross-examiner. DID YOU FLUSH THE TOILET? REALLY? WHY IS THE TOILET PAPER OUTSIDE THE BOWL?

Find me on instagram, facebook, and never ever twitter or pinterest despite my accounts there.

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