About Us

Navigating Parenthood

Content. Services. Education. Support

We believe that families deserve to be equipped with the information, tools, resources, and support necessary to navigate their parenting journey. After all, it affects you physically, emotionally and mentally … it’s only right that you understand how and why. 

This site is for all of Navigating Parenthood’s programs, Store items, and summit recordings. Our content promotes science-based and intuitive practices such as attachment theory, gentle parenting, and breastfeeding (with environmentally friendly practices when applicable).

The focus of our content is really whole family health, which is why we present information from experts in so many different areas of study. We want to help improve your next birth and postpartum experience or guide you through a new one. We’re here to help you reach your goals and empower you to believe in yourself. We want to lower the maternal mortality rate. Will you help us?

We are an inclusive company that uses both traditional terms and “them,” “partner,” in programs/courses.

shari and her littles

Who We Are

Hi, I’m Shari — Semi-crunchy NorCal mom to 4, postpartum doula, mother roaster, infant massage instructor, breastfeeding educator/counselor, and founder of Navigating Parenthood. I started creating these online programs to help families understand the changes they experience in postpartum and to help them get through it. It’s grown from there!

Guiding you through this thing called Parenthood

The Contributors

Wondering who you’ll be learning from? Navigating Parenthood’s online programs include video, audio, and resources from a large list of expert contributors. Meet them below! Click a contributor’s image to see their website.

Rachael of Hey Sleepy Baby

Rachael Shepard-Ohta

Baby Sleep Expert

Marina Castellanos

Marina Castellanos

Physical Therapist

Tanya Saunders

Tanya Saunders

RNA & Pause Breathwork

Natalie Silva

Natalie Silva

Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. Nina

Nina Palombo

Pelvic Physical Therapist

Thamar Innocent

Thamar Innocent

Full-Spectrum Doula

Berenice Kernizan

Berenice Kernizan

Childbirth Educator & Doula

Kristin Neimi

Kristin Neimi

Yoga Instructor

Crystal Karges

Crystal Karges

Dietician Nutritionist & IBCLC

Rachel Welch

Rachel Welch

Yoga Instructor & Health Caoch

Charisse Balance

Charisse Balance

PT, DPT, RYT

Melissa French

Melissa French

Taoist Yoga Instructor

Kathryn Leary

Kathryn Leary

Hatha Yoga Instructor & Professor

Charlotte Blake

Charlotte Blake

Pilates Instructor

Kira Lynn

Kira Lynn

Mindset Coach

Catherine O' Brien of Happy With Baby

Catherine O' Brien

Marriage & Family Therapist

Ronnie Joy

Ronnie Joy

Photographer

Angelique Estrada

Angelique Estrada

Photographer & PP Doula

Alison Boden

Alison Boden

Functional Medicine Nutritionist

Ready to learn more?

Navigating Parenthood offers a variety of videos and programs for families to enjoy. Click the button below to see a list of our current programs.