Hi there, I 'm Kerri!
Kerri Kristoff

I know how hard it is to care for yourself while caring for a newborn.

The first year postpartum after the birth of both of my children were some of the most rewarding and difficult years I’ve ever experienced. As a mom, I deeply understand the tremendous amount of physical and emotional energy it takes to make it through early motherhood.

My almost two decades of working with families as a childbirth educator, and more recently as a postpartum support group facilitator, has helped me see that women need much more support and encouragement after baby arrives than we are typically giving them. I want to change that!

Most women don't expect that they will struggle after having a baby, but many do.

After 18+ years of teaching families to prepare for childbirth as a certified childbirth instructor I came to realize that most don’t expect that they will struggle after baby arrives; so they don’t prepare for the postpartum period and the transition to motherhood.

Similar to preparing for the wedding, but not the marriage, preparing for birth, but not postpartum can cause a lot of stress, confusion and struggle once baby arrives. This was certainly my own experience.

Even with preparation, the transition to motherhood is physically, emotionally and spiritually taxing. Families need more support than they are typically given in our culture, and in our church bodies. 

As a part of the body of Christ, we are called to serve each other and bear each other’s burdens. My labor of love is to do just that!

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another...

Hebrews 10:24-25a

A little about me

I’ve been married for 25 years to my husband, Jeff, and we have 2 kids (that are now young adults), 2 cats and 4 chickens. Through the years, we have experienced the struggle of infertility, the loss of a miscarriage, and a “surprise” baby that caught me off guard!

Over the years I’ve taught childbirth classes in hospitals, provider offices and in my home. I also have taught infant care and the Happiest Baby on the Block course, as well as completed Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care certificate.

I function on faith, coffee, and dry shampoo. I am a social Enneagram number 8 and I’ve become a morning person as time goes by. I love my quiet time with the Lord before I start my day (but that didn’t happen until my babies were much older!)

I love to get real with women about both the joys and struggles of motherhood

"Begin" coffee mug on a table

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