Meet the Kiindred Authors


Discover the Experts behind the screen, sharing their knowledge and advice for you and your baby.


Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.

“When my daughter Ishq was 3 months old, I realised there was a real lack of quality resources available that spoke to me as a modern parent. I also felt that the parenting space hadn’t caught up with the world of tech and couldn’t understand why” 


Chris Minouge

Chris Minogue is Australia’s foremost Mothercraft Nurse with over 35 years of experience in providing care and support for parents of newborns, infants and toddlers.
With more than 35 years of experience as a Registered Mothercraft Nurse, Chris has worked in both the public and private healthcare systems with experience in lactation and parent education.  Chris’ consultancy work has taken her to international destinations helping families to relocate or bring their babies “home” to Australia. 

Mandy Sacher

Wholesome Child was created to provide informative and creative advice, support and inspiration to empower parents to make healthier food choices for their kids.
Wholesome Child founder, child nutrition expert and mother of two, Mandy Sacher, is a Paediatric Nutritionist and SOS Feeding Consultant. Her private practice focuses on prenatal and childhood nutrition, helping parents and mums-to-be feed their children healthy, nourishing foods right from the start.

Stephanie Wicker

Stephanie Wicker is a child behaviour expert, parenting educator, counsellor and speaker – who has successfully guided families through early childhood for over 15 years. She has worked across the many facets of early childhood behaviour. With experience in private consultancy, as a preschool teacher and special needs therapist
Stephanie’s evidence-based programs are grounded in behavioural science and her passion for Relational Frame Theory (RFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and developmental psychology all play a big role in her programs.


Anita Birges

Anita is a mum of two and the founder of professional organising and property styling service, Mise en Place.
Many of Anita’s skills have been gathered over the years from working in project management, event organisation, hospitality management and real estate. With these skills she decided to share her knowledge and passion by creating Mise en Place – Professional Organising and Property Styling Services.


Claire Aristides

Claire Aristides is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Coach, Speaker and founder of the Mindology app.
“Finding calmness and confidence during those first few months after having a child can be incredibly difficult… you have hormones all over the place, sleep deprivation and total shock of what’s happens to your independence. Plus all the love and emotions of this new little person in your life.  The guided visualisations are a tool to assist you during these tough times to help you keep calmer and more…”


Dr Christine Catling

Dr Christine Catling, a midwife for over 25 years, is the Director of Midwifery Studies at UTS. She believes research, innovation and good quality midwifery are pivotal to the well-being of mothers and young families.
Christine has extensive experience in antenatal education, policy development and research.
In 2015 she was the inaugural research fellow for the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre at UTS. 


Sarah Hunstead

Sarah Hunstead started CPR Kids because as a paediatric nurse knows that what a parent or carer does to help their sick or injured child in the minutes before an ambulance arrives, can directly impact the health outcome of their child. Sarah realised that a little knowledge, and confidence to act, could make all the difference. 
Today, a team of over 20 paediatric nurses help Sarah on this mission. We have now held thousands of classes, and receive calls and messages every week saying that our classes have helped make a difference in the lives of families around Australia.


Dr Nicole Highet

Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to reducing the impacts of emotional and mental health problems in the pre and postnatal periods.
The COPE foundations are underpinned by extensive research and best practice. Building upon this, COPE provides a national, dedicated focus to perinatal mental health, to address the identified issues that we know are currently preventing people from accessing timely and effective, information and care.


Emily Smith

Emily Smith is a Sydney-based Podiatrist with over 14 years clinical experience nested in human mechanics and women’s footwear. Emily’s mission is to pioneer the outdated insole industry with scientifically orientated innovation and female-focused products, that support healthy body alignment and pain-free mobility without compromising style.
Emily Braidwood was born from revolutionary research that identifies the underlying cause of high heel pain and the subsequent patented design of sophisticated footbeds to enhance all styles of heels and flatties.

Jaimie Bloch

Jaimie Bloch is a leading child and family Clinical Psychologist and the Director of MindMovers Psychology. 
MindMovers Psychology was founded in 2015 by Jaimie Bloch, created based on the ideology that we change together rather than in isolation. She has supported thousands of families to navigate the challenges and the balancing act of raising a child and keeping a connected supportive home environment in the modern world. 
Jaimie melds western psychology, philosophy and neuroscience that is both palatable and enjoyable to engage with and understand.

Joanne Lia

Jo is a qualified Building Biologist and certified Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) consultant who specialises in creating healthy indoor environments.
This mother of three’s passion lies in creating safe spaces for kids to grow and learn. In 2015 she developed a safe school program to educate educators about the toxins children encounter every day.  Joanne has been working closely with pro-active primary schools and advising them on the safest installation and use of wireless technology. 

Kimmy Smith

Kimmy is a mum of three girls and aims to inspire mums to achieve postnatal weight loss and fitness in a safe and positive way through exercise and positive thinking.
Kimmy is a former professional athlete, fitness instructor and qualified yoga teacher, but these days she is on a mission to support and empower women to embrace the journey of motherhood.
In 2016, Kimmy launched her own postnatal fitness and wellbeing hub, the Fit Mummy Project and Nourished Mummy Project App before going on to launch The Empowered Motherhood Project with Women’s Health Expert, Lyz Evans.


Lyz Evans

Lyz is a Women’s health expert with a Masters in Women’s health and Continence Physiotherapy.  She is the passionate founder and Director of Women In Focus Physiotherapy, an industry leading pelvic health clinic in Sydney and a mum of two herself. 
Lyz has over 15 years of experience and having recently published her own clinical research exploring the impacts of severe perineal tears from birth on the overall long term health of a woman, she has an unwavering passion to educate women to better understand their own bodies and the impact that the childbearing years can have. 

Nadine Richardson

Nadine Richardson is a mother and has been a childbirth educator, labour assistant (doula) and prenatal yoga teacher for over 20 years. She is the director of The Birthing Institute and creator of the She Births® program.
She Births® is her own holistic and evidence-based birth course for pregnant couples that was developed within her local community of Bondi Beach, Sydney. After many years of attending births, supporting hundreds of families and influenced by her medically-trained family she became inspired to develop a more comprehensive preparation for birth that made a real difference. 


Vanessa Hamilton

Vanessa Hamilton is a Sexuality Educator based in Melbourne and the founder of Talking the Talk Sex and Health Education, her business she now runs full time.
In her professional career, she has spoken to tens of thousands of people about sex and sexuality during her 24 years experience as a Registered Sexual Health Nurse as well as 16 years of that also spent educating children and adults.
She is a mother of three and has now immersed herself in helping parents, teachers and health professionals understand Human Sexuality with a specific focus on how to have conversations with children.


Turia Pitt

Turia is a mindset coach, author, athlete and mother of two, who is dedicated to creating content that makes people happier.
In 2011, age 24, Turia was an ex-model, fitness junkie and successful mining engineer when she was caught in a grass fire while competing in a 100km ultramarathon in Western Australia. She was choppered out of the remote desert barely alive, with full thickness burns to 64 per cent of her body.
Surviving against overwhelming odds is the least of her achievements. Since then she’s crossed the finish line at the Ironman World Championships, written four bestselling books, coached more than 40,000 people in her online programs, completed the Kokoda Trek, sailed a boat around French Polynesia, taken on massive physical challenges and had two sons with her partner Michael.

Turia has gone on to thrive in the ultimate story of triumph over adversity.



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