Kellie Osler

Kellie Osler
Kellie received her BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa and stayed around after college instead of returning home to SW Iowa. She went to high school with Mike and they met again downtown after her college graduation. They’re now married and live in rural Riverside with their son Calvin, age 4. She owns Motherly TLC as a birth and postpartum doula, and is an active member of the IC Doulas. When she’s not building her business or chasing her son you can find her making vegan recipes, hunting for deals, volunteering at her bi-monthly eating disorder group, or putting in sweat equity on home remodeling projects. If she had spare time she’d love to write a book, do craft projects like hand decorated birdhouses, volunteer more and curl up to watch a favorite show with a hot cup of tea.

Home Alone?! 10 Ways to Celebrate Having the House to Yourself

As a mom, it’s rare–perhaps impossible–to get the house to yourself for an evening, let alone a few days. The first time I was supposed to have one free night to myself, I spent...

We Survived Preschool!

We did it! We made it through his first year of school with minimal bruising and no broken bones. And now we get to celebrate with summer vacation… wait, what? I was a school mom for the...

Smoothie Time!

Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? Their simplicity, nutrition, and delicious taste make them great options any time of day! Our family gives our blender a good workout on a daily basis. Here are...

Activities for April Showers

Spring is here. And here come April showers! I absolutely adore thunderstorms. I mean the really big ones. I love watching the clouds form and pile higher. I sit and wait for the sudden streaks...

St. Patrick’s Day Must-Haves

Growing up at our house, St. Patrick’s Day was always a big deal. Our family always celebrated by wearing green, eating the traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner, and watching John Wayne’s movie The...

No More Valentine’s Day Rules: Celebrate However You Want!

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, we all sit somewhere on the spectrum between full-on romantic holiday bliss and boycotting it completely. I think the beautiful thing about the holiday is that you can...

“I just have the one child, but…”

It’s a phrase I must’ve been saying for years, but I have just recently started to notice. I love that my job as a doula allows me to talk with so many mothers. But...

25 Books of Christmas: Our Holiday Tradition

When I saw an idea of the 25 Books of Christmas a few years ago I knew we had to do it. We didn’t have many Christmas traditions yet since my son was still...

Giving Thanks for Food

Food is an important part of our family. We grow it. We enjoy making meals from scratch. We enjoy dinnertime, especially on the rare occasions we can all sit down together. Even in our...

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Our early years weren’t how I pictured it. I once was a loving, fun, forgiving person. I wanted to be the mom who went above and beyond, happily. When I got pregnant, that woman slowly...