empowering growing families
Baby Boldly was formed in 2018 by two passionate mothers who believe that better pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences are the foundation for a better world. We seek to elevate the products, services, and information available to growing families so that they are empowered to live out their parenting and personal dreams. Because when a baby is born, so is a mother and that mother deserves our collective care.
- Natalie married her husband James in 2012 and gave birth to their daughters Abigail and Mabel in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
A lover of all the arts, Natalie was once an aspiring ballerina. She graduated with her B.A. in Sociology and a minor in International Studies from the University of South Florida - Tampa.
Like many, she chose a career that had little to do with her degree and thus enjoyed wedding, meeting and event planning for ten years.
Completely transformed from motherhood, Natalie became impassioned about the way parents experience pregnancy, birth and postpartum in America. It inspired her to co-found Baby Boldly with her close friend Megan Mangiaracino.
She lives day-by-day with coffee and Lexapro, a supportive family, and remarkable friends in Jacksonville, Florida.
- A small town girl from Missouri, when Megan wasn't dancing and singing in a local play she was working on her family's pig farm.
Upon receiving her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, she immediately began her career in nonprofit fundraising - a path that led her to become the Director of Development & Marketing for a conservation organization in North Florida.
After the birth of her son Bennett (3 years), she returned to work and experienced first hand the many challenges facing working mothers. Alongside co-founder Natalie, she's channeling that experience into innovative services and products that help growing families.
Megan does life with her husband Mike by her side and her furbaby Max in her lap. She believes strongly in supporting other women (especially working mothers), the power of optimism and generosity, and the sacred tradition of Showtunes Friday in her car.
While we advocate for policy change, American moms can’t wait any longer. The village moms once had is now a vast void of community and care. We’re offering accessible content that readily informs, a product that gives her time to better prepare and eventually local partnership-based services that will provide the support moms need.
As two mommas, we know what it’s like to give birth in a hospital. Megan experienced spontaneous labors and births, while Natalie was induced both times. We were ready, having taken a 12-week birth prep course, the nursery arranged and the birth bag packed. We each have our birth stories full of details that share what went as expected...
While it seems obvious that these toiletries would be packed in every bag, this particular brand checked all the boxes we knew mommas cared about most. We wouldn’t just pack anything for newborn mommas who just experienced birth. Our bags are both convenient and top-quality.
With a safe-for-sensitive skin on-the-go facial towelette like Burt’s Bees packed in your birth bag, you can still care for yourself. Nothing can replace a good face wash with warm water, but this is the next best option! We know mommas tend to put themselves on the back-burner, but we’re all about making it possible for you...