Expert Parenting Panel

As a member of The Circle, you get access to exclusive content provided by our Expert Parenting Panel. Brand new content is uploaded weekly by one or more of our experts. You’ll also see our team pop into our Private Facebook Group to answer your questions in real time!

Martha Adams  In her experience as a Certified Financial Planning professional, Martha has spent her career helping her clients plan and achieve their financial goals. Through this she has found a common theme, one in which she is determined to change — the negativity around the financial conversation. As an author and financial educator Martha is committed to keeping the conversation moving forward.   She is the owner of  TIER One Investments , and writes the “Family Money” column for  The Circle by The Holistic Parent .

Martha Adams
In her experience as a Certified Financial Planning professional, Martha has spent her career helping her clients plan and achieve their financial goals. Through this she has found a common theme, one in which she is determined to change — the negativity around the financial conversation. As an author and financial educator Martha is committed to keeping the conversation moving forward.

She is the owner of TIER One Investments, and writes the “Family Money” column for The Circle by The Holistic Parent.

Martha Adams
Certified Financial Planner

Dr. Sarah Connors  Dr. Sarah completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a minor in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, prior to attending the four-year Naturopathic Medicine program offered by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). This rigorous program is a combination of fundamental science and naturopathic modality training. She has also thoroughly enjoyed her experience working with women and their partners as a birth doula. Her specific areas of interest include general family medicine, pediatrics, women's health, Aboriginal health, mind-body medicine, and general health and well-being.  She is the owner of  Seratauga Family Medicine  and writes the “Natural Health” column for  The Circle by The Holistic Parent .

Dr. Sarah Connors
Dr. Sarah completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies with a minor in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, prior to attending the four-year Naturopathic Medicine program offered by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). This rigorous program is a combination of fundamental science and naturopathic modality training. She has also thoroughly enjoyed her experience working with women and their partners as a birth doula. Her specific areas of interest include general family medicine, pediatrics, women's health, Aboriginal health, mind-body medicine, and general health and well-being.

She is the owner of Seratauga Family Medicine and writes the “Natural Health” column for The Circle by The Holistic Parent.

Dr. Sarah Connors
Naturopathic Doctor

Lindsay Ford  Lindsay Ford is a parenting coach, certified in Positive Discipline, who helps struggling parents build cooperation in their young children and restore peace back into their home. Grab her free course on handling tantrums like a pro on her website  Think Feel Decide .  Lindsay writes the “Positive Parenting” column for  The Circle by The Holistic Parent .

Lindsay Ford
Lindsay Ford is a parenting coach, certified in Positive Discipline, who helps struggling parents build cooperation in their young children and restore peace back into their home. Grab her free course on handling tantrums like a pro on her website Think Feel Decide.

Lindsay writes the “Positive Parenting” column for The Circle by The Holistic Parent.

Lindsay Ford
Positive Parenting Expert

 
Ashley Mariani  Ashley is a registered clinical social worker providing psychotherapy to couples who are looking to enhance their relationships with one another. Ashley specializes in perinatal mental health, relationship and sexual enhancement, personal development and psycho education. From preconception to processing changes after birth, Ashley offers a safe space for growth and attachment building. Ashley has a Masters of Social Work and completed the Postpartum Support International / 2020 Mom Training in Maternal Mental Health in addition to many other complementary trainings.  Ashley is the owner of  Mind Online  and writes the “Sex and Relationships” column for  The Circle by The Holistic Parent .

Ashley Mariani
Ashley is a registered clinical social worker providing psychotherapy to couples who are looking to enhance their relationships with one another. Ashley specializes in perinatal mental health, relationship and sexual enhancement, personal development and psycho education. From preconception to processing changes after birth, Ashley offers a safe space for growth and attachment building. Ashley has a Masters of Social Work and completed the Postpartum Support International / 2020 Mom Training in Maternal Mental Health in addition to many other complementary trainings.

Ashley is the owner of Mind Online and writes the “Sex and Relationships” column for The Circle by The Holistic Parent.

Ashley Mariani
Registered Clinical Social Worker

 
Elaine Kapogines  Elaine is the owner and publisher of The Holistic Parent. Launching in 2014 when her oldest daughter was just 18 months old, she has grown a small regional print magazine into a multi-platform media hub. Elaine has been working as a journalist is senior-level editorial and management roles since 2006, and has launch two magazines from the ground up. She is the host and facilitator for  The Circle by The Holistic Parent  and will be appearing in regular live videos in the private Facebook group.  Elaine writes the “At Home” column for  The Circle by The Holistic Parent .

Elaine Kapogines
Elaine is the owner and publisher of The Holistic Parent. Launching in 2014 when her oldest daughter was just 18 months old, she has grown a small regional print magazine into a multi-platform media hub. Elaine has been working as a journalist is senior-level editorial and management roles since 2006, and has launch two magazines from the ground up. She is the host and facilitator for The Circle by The Holistic Parent and will be appearing in regular live videos in the private Facebook group.

Elaine writes the “At Home” column for The Circle by The Holistic Parent.

Elaine Kapogines
Host + Owner

Veronica Qubrossi  Veronica is a holistic nutritionist, culinary nutrition expert, brain injury survivor, and overall student of life. She is also wife to her high-school sweetheart, and mama to a six-year-old daughter. Her passion for natural health grew exponentially, both through becoming a mother and from suffering a traumatic injury. Her areas of expertise include nutrition for the whole family, natural childbirth and breastfeeding, hormone balance including autoimmune thyroid conditions, and brain injury recovery.  Veronica writes the “Holistic Health” column for  The Circle by The Holistic Parent .

Veronica Qubrossi
Veronica is a holistic nutritionist, culinary nutrition expert, brain injury survivor, and overall student of life. She is also wife to her high-school sweetheart, and mama to a six-year-old daughter. Her passion for natural health grew exponentially, both through becoming a mother and from suffering a traumatic injury. Her areas of expertise include nutrition for the whole family, natural childbirth and breastfeeding, hormone balance including autoimmune thyroid conditions, and brain injury recovery.

Veronica writes the “Holistic Health” column for The Circle by The Holistic Parent.

Veronica Qubrossi
Holistic Nutritionist

Nicole Thirne  Nicole Thorne has been training women for almost 30 years. She’s a certified fitness professional and master trainer for Bellies Inc. (the leading certification for pre/post - natal rehab). Nicole focuses to ensure women are training with correct posture while exercising, which can help to alleviate and repair conditions like diastsis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction. She believes in retraining and resetting the body first before her clients begins lifting any weights, to achieve set goals and long lasting results. Her positive, results- oriented approach will allow every woman to achieve her goals — at her pace.  Nicole is the owner of  Nicole Thorne Fitness  and write the “Fab Fitness” column for  The Circle by The Holistic Parent .

Nicole Thirne
Nicole Thorne has been training women for almost 30 years. She’s a certified fitness professional and master trainer for Bellies Inc. (the leading certification for pre/post - natal rehab). Nicole focuses to ensure women are training with correct posture while exercising, which can help to alleviate and repair conditions like diastsis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction. She believes in retraining and resetting the body first before her clients begins lifting any weights, to achieve set goals and long lasting results. Her positive, results- oriented approach will allow every woman to achieve her goals — at her pace.

Nicole is the owner of Nicole Thorne Fitness and write the “Fab Fitness” column for The Circle by The Holistic Parent.

Nicole Thorne
Fitness Professional