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Meet the Nesting Experts

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang - Pets Expert

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang is one of the most widely read veterinarians on the web. A graduate of the prestigious UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine with experience in both emergency and general practice, Dr. V- as she is known on her website- started her award winning website pawcurious in 2009 as a way to share her love of animals with the world. Quickly recognized as an entertaining and informative voice in the pet world, Dr. V has become a sought-after contributor in print, video, and radio.


Mardie Caldwell - Adoption Expert

Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P., is a nationally-recognized authority on adoption. A Certified Open Adoption Practitioner, Mardie has assisted in over 3,000 successful adoptions nationwide. She is dedicated to educating and helping birth parents and adoptive parents through teaching, motivational speaking, writing, and being the talk show host of "Let's Talk Adoption." Author of a number of award winning books, Caldwell has made more than 200 appearances on television, including NBC's The Today Show, The 700 Club, The Larry King Show, CNN, Fox, ABC, CBS, PBS, BBC, CBN, and The Dr. Laura Show. She has been featured on hundreds of national radio shows and is widely sought for print articles.

Mardie's books are available on Amazon:

- Called to Adoption
- So I Was Thinking About Adoption...
- Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide
- AdoptingOnline.com

There are also a number of Mardie's radio shows available on CD on Amazon.


Wendy Bellissimo - Design & Lifestyle Expert

Wendy Bellissimo is widely known as a successful entrepreneur with a passion for creating products that families love. As her self-defined style has evolved over the years, Wendy’s brand has grown organically into the family lifestyle space through her products for moms, babies and kids which range from maternity wear, to home décor, to kids apparel and much more. Earning it’s position as today’s fastest growing family lifestyle brand Wendy’s designs can be found in more than 3,000 locations in the United States and will soon be available in more than 100 additional territories internationally.

The mother of four daughters aged nine to fourteen, Wendy runs all aspects of her company from her Southern California home with long-time business partner and husband of 19 years, Joe Bellissimo. For more information, visit www.wendybellissimo.com.


Lulu Powers - Entertaining Expert

Lulu Powers is a best-selling cookbook author and lifestyle designer celebrated for her inspiring creations and impeccable event curation. While revered among Hollywood elite, Nantucket locals and New York luminaries alike, Lulu’s fresh approach to hassle-free entertaining – from food to flowers – has made her a sought-after culinary talent, inspiring mentor and credible entertaining expert. Part visionary and part teacher, Lulu translates her client’s passions and desires into unique entertaining experiences. Mindful of her client’s resources and at times, fear of entertaining, she imparts her wisdom with spirit and panache to transform the simple into sublime. Her tips and tricks are designed to inspire and empower, teaching both the novice and seasoned entertainers that the process can be as rewarding as the final product. An arbiter of taste and style, Lulu is revolutionizing the way America entertains with her fuss-free philosophy and innovative ideas. With an insistence on infusing color, personality and imagination into every element, she creates ingenious menus and event platforms that become a playground for the senses and truly memorable occasions. Her client list boasts a staggering collection of talent including Will & Jada Smith, Madonna, Bill Clinton, Arianna Huffington, among others. She is also an influential member of The Vogue 120. One of six children, Lulu was raised in Connecticut. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, acclaimed fashion photographer Stephen Danelian, and their three dogs, Teddy Kennedy, Mr. Pickles, and Sparky.


Kim West - Baby Sleep Expert

KIM WEST is a mother of two now teenage girls and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than twenty years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, over the past seventeen years she has helped tens of thousands of tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone. Kim has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk, Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post. Kim is the author of three books: “GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Happy”, the “Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies”. Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching, she started training Gentle Sleep Coaches® all over the world in 2010.


Rachel DeAlto - Relationships Expert

Rachel DeAlto is communications and relationship expert, love coach, and the author of the bestseller, Flirt Fearlessly. Rachel is dedicated to helping people remove the blocks that are holding them back in life and love. Rachel believes in the art of communication, and its inherent value in all aspects of your life. Rachel developed her communications expertise through her undergraduate degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and later as a practicing trial attorney after receiving her Juris Doctorate at Seton Hall University School of Law. Rachel has been featured on a multitude of media outlets including: Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, CNN/HLN, Access Hollywood, The Steve Harvey Show, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, and Glamour. Rachel is also a frequent TEDx speaker.


Lisa Druxman, M.A. - Fitness Expert

M.A. Pre/Postnatal Fitness Expert
Lisa Druxman, M.A. is a nationally recognized speaker and author and considered an expert in the field of fitness, particularly pre/postnatal fitness. When you think "fitness for mom, fun for baby," you should think of Lisa Druxman. She is the creator of Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby, the largest pre/postnatal programs in the country with nearly 1,000 locations nationwide.


Maria Locker - Entrepreneurship Expert


Corinne McDermott - Travel Expert

Corinne is a prolific writer on the topic of family and baby travel, and her articles have appeared in Canadian Family Magazine, Today’s Parent, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, Up! magazine, Parentcentral.ca, WhatToExpect.com, and Oh Baby Magazine to name but a few. She is a noted family travel expert by FlipKey.com, a TripAdvisor company and a respected mom blogger with a large following on Twitter and Facebook. She currently manages the travel channel for Bell Media’s TheLoop.ca.