Being a mom is hard - it's also beautiful and wild and big. And we love it. But we don't love that, as moms, we've had to accept the struggle for what it is. We think your needs, your questions, your concerns are valid. They're real. That's why we've created a modern-day village to be your resource. Full of credible answers, professional wisdom, and nonjudgemental care. The struggle is real, but finding support shouldn't be.
Jessica is a researcher, speaker, and mom to an energetic little boy named Lucas. She is a registered dietitian with a PhD in physical activity, nutrition, and wellness, and has spent the last decade working on the wellness side of healthcare in the research lab, in clinical care, and with innovative medical technology startups aimed at improving the health of individuals on a person-centered, ongoing basis.
Through her work, she learned that while wellness was imperative to overall health, it was difficult to access and not prioritized for the people who needed it most. After becoming a mom herself Jessica realized just how lacking a wellness model of care was for pregnant women and new mothers, and how lonely and overwhelming new motherhood could feel. The more she talked with other moms, the more she realized how many others felt the same. During one important phone call with one of her lifelong best friends - an idea was born to create a modern village that met the needs of women like them. Several months later, the idea had a name: Kula - your modern village.
Laura is a marketing professional, consumer advocate, and mom to a little gentleman named Hank. She has always been passionate about health and wellness and prioritized that not only in her personal life, but also throughout her career. From her work in the technology space, and with health and wellness products, she believes that when you can bridge the two, you can bring truly amazing products and services to consumers that make a positive impact.
After having her son she realized that there was a major issue in our support system for modern moms today, and couldn't believe there wasn't a better solution using technology to bring moms the support they so need and want. Being a mom is hard. The struggle is real and in today's world there is no reason it should feel that way. That's why Kula was born. Like all good ideas it started with a passionate conversation with a lifelong friend named Jessica and ever since then they have been on a mission to empower and support all the badass moms out there.