A good friend told me this picture is very descriptive of me so here it is…
My name is Carolina. I am a mama to 2 little girls who are my world! I’m a parenting educator, a wellness advocate, a Natural Parenting expert for TLC, a TV contributor, a writer and a speaker. You can say I like to keep busy!
I’m on a mission to help and empower mothers, like you, who want to live an intentional life, who feel a pull towards alternative parenting styles and a more natural way of living. And who desire to do this without losing their minds, without going to any extreme and on your own terms.
If this resonates with you, welcome! I am so happy we have found each other.
Here's how we can connect right now:
I’m constantly sharing inspiration, parenting and green living tips as well as a behind of the scenes of our crazy lives on Instagram stories.
This is my favorite way to connect with you and where you can find me regularly, no matter what!
This podcast is deeper dive on conscious parenting topics. If you want to try new parenting strategies, this is a great place to start.
Make sure you subscribe to The Mama Instincts Podcast.
Join my free Facebook community where you’re welcome to chat about all things motherhood. The moms in this group are some of the most amazing and supportive moms you’ll ever meet.
Come hang out with us!
What is Mama Instincts?
Welcome to Mama Instincts®, a website for conscious parents who want to confidently raise happy, healthy and mindful children.
This website focuses mostly on parenting and natural living but you will find we cover more than that. Find advice and resources on:
- positive and conscious parenting
- natural parenting/living
- green living and wellness
- mindfulness and life inspiration
- motherhood uncensored
- non-toxic product recommendations
- simple food recipes
- kids activities
- and a little bit of family adventures, from crafts to family travel
Who is behind Mama Instincts?
My name is Carolina, and I am a real human being that pours her heart and soul into this website.
My most important job is being a mama to 2 little girls who have changed me in many ways. This blog is my third baby!
I was born and raised in Costa Rica and moved to the US (Washington DC) in 2011 when I married the love of my life, Graham.
I am a firm believer in positive parenting practices and natural living, in enjoying life to the fullest, questioning everything, raising children from a place of love, and listening to my Mama Instincts®.
My biggest passion is to empower parents to become the best version of themselves and to create the life of their dreams, from the inside out...because life is too short to not enjoy it!
This quote is what drives me:
“One generation of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world.” – Charles Raison
My other passions are reading spiritually inclined books, my family, coffee, coffee, coffee and traveling.
And my biggest dream is to meet all of you in person. So here’s to hoping we end up in a retreat or conference together but in the meantime let’s connect on Instagram.
You might have seen me:
- On TLCme.com
- On TV (click here to see my TV appearances)
- At The White House
- At Local Workshops in Washington DC
- On The Huffington Post
- On The Organic Report magazine (print issue January 2017)
- On Green Child Magazine (summer 2018 issue and also on all issues of 2019 and 2020)
- On Mother Earth Living magazine (print issue July/August 2018)
- As one of Mamavation’s top 100 Healthy Mom Blogs
- Speaking at various conferences
My work has also been featured on Baby Center, Romper, Today.com, CafeMom and mentioned on hundreds of websites.
Mama Instincts is mostly the effort of me, Carolina, but part of my goal is to expand this website to reach more moms and to include voices of different moms.
In 2018, I expanded the team by hiring an amazing woman who is my right hand woman! Holly helps me when I have too much on my plate, she also helps me with emails, finds amazing content to share on Facebook and she makes most of the cool earrings you see me wearing.
As of July 2019, I decided it was time to allow a few more voices in the blog regularly. You will find guest posts written by other amazing parenting and wellness writers. You’ll be able to recognize them because they will have an author bio at the end. All posts are approved and edited by me, Carolina, to make sure they are aligned with Mama Instincts’ mission.