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Weekly newsletters full of good information, class offerings, schedule reminders and team and 'hoodie profiles.


You've heard of the mama' hood but you're curious what we're all about?

Come join us for cookies and tea while you learn about our services and take a tour. Guest companies and presenters often show up too...
New & expecting families and practitioners welcome!

BOULDER & DENVER:  3rd Friday of each month from 5:30-7p



2902 zuni street  denver, co 80211  
Conveniently located off I-25 and Speer Blvd in LoHi

tel: 303.643.5662
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9:30am-2pm

  We are right next to  Teatulia Tea Bar  - enjoy a drink with your new friends after class!

 We are right next to Teatulia Tea Bar - enjoy a drink with your new friends after class!


2525 arapahoe avenue unit h-7boulder, co80302
Inside The Village Shopping Center on Kids' Row

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tel: 303.443.3832
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12-4pm


                       Finding us can be a little tricky!  click here for detailed instructions.

                      Finding us can be a little tricky! click here for detailed instructions.



Drop-In: $16

Punch Cards:  5 Punch = $70 / 10 Punch = $130



Please check schedule for pricing.




$100/month or $90/month with auto-renew**

Membership has SO many benefits!

Unlimited Yoga Classes and Groups:
Only 6 classes or groups/month will pay for your membership

10% off all mama 'hood Signature Classes and Workshops
10% off of Retail^
^Excludes Medela Items, Gift Cards. **3 month minimum for auto-renew.


At the mama ‘hood, our mission is to help families find joy (not shame) in their parenting journey.  All families.

In an effort to ensure our groups & classes are accessible to all, we are delighted to introduce new prices that include a sliding scale. 
Pricing that works for all - pay what you can.

Please let the front desk know what pricing tier you fall into and we’ll get you set you up in our system with pricing that works for you.  
The discounts apply to drop-in and punch-cards..

Standard Pricing: Drop in = $16 / 5 Punch = $70 / 10 Punch = $130
Tier A: Annual Household income of $45,001 - $49,999 = 10% off
Tier B: Annual Household income of $39,999 - $45,000 = 20% off   
Tier C: Annual Household income of $34,999 - $40,000 = 30% off
Tier D: Annual Household income of $29,999 - $35,000 = 40% off
Tier E: Annual Household income of less than $29,999 = 50% off

If you need adjusted pricing to join us for other classes or services, please email Allison Schneider, Director of Everything,  
and she’ll help you out:

You bring the belly, the baby (or toddler) or the boobs.

We've got you covered on the rest.

Established in 2012.


Help families find joy (without shame) in their parenting journey by establishing a new normal through instruction, research and community building.

The mama 'hood was born out of an opportunity in Denver:
Create a community for new moms & families that addresses all of their pre and post-natal needs.

The idea came from Co-Founder, Linda Appel Lipsius who had her first child in Los Angeles, where many great resources existed. Seeking similar support for her second child in Denver, but not finding exactly what she needed, she decided to build it.

Introduced to Amanda Ogden, Co-Founder, RN and IBCLC extraordinaire, the mama 'hood started taking shape.

With the expert guidance of Co-Founder Allison Schnieder, the threesome built the multi-faceted model and created a modern and inviting space in LoHi.
In July 2015, we took our journey to Boulder and opened our beautiful second location in the McGuckin's Shopping Center on Kids' Row!

the 'hood welcomes moms, babies, partners, grandparents, aunts, uncles & siblings throughout each day for a variety of classes, groups and shopping. 
Families of all types, composition, orientation, birthing philosophies & feeding philosophies are most welcome.

We are honored to be entering our 5th year serving mamas and families across the Front Range! 


expert breastfeeding support
family-centered yoga
classes and groups for before baby arrives
classes & groups for after baby arrives
yoga teacher trainings and professional breastfeeding conferences
boutique retail


The team at the 'hood is here to serve you.
Please read below to learn more about who the people are who will greet you every day
and do not hesitate to reach out any time with questions, concerns or suggestions!

Aurora Adams

Aurora Adams, Front Desk DENVER

Hi, my name is Aurora and this is Jette. We love the mama 'hood community because it's where we come to relax, shop and commune.  We enjoy taking classes here, working the front desk and helping all the mamas and their precious little ones get in and out!  My background is in performing arts. I love to sing, teach travel and create. As for Jette's passion, if there's a new baby-related product, she's all over it!


Jessica Bouck, Front Desk DENVER, Yoga Instructor

Hi, Jessi Bouck. I love helping new moms find the perfect nursing bra to make them feel beautiful in their new skin. I also have so much fun teaching the baby-wearing class and helping parents make their lives a little easier with the right baby carrier. 

When I'm not at the 'hood, I'm home with my husband and 2 children, cooking, gardening, and brewing beer.



Leanne Chambers, Front Desk BOULER, Instructor for Baby Wearing

Hi! I’m Leanne! I love my work here at the mama ’hood – it’s like my home away from home! I’m so grateful for this community and I can’t tell you fulfilling it is to help a new mama in the midst of her postpartum journey. Helping mamas (and papas!) learn how to wear their babies makes my day!

When I’m not snuggling babies at the ‘hood, you can find me running, practicing yoga or wearing matching aprons and baking with my two girls!

Margeaux Flannery, Front Desk BOULDER, Yoga Teacher

Prenatal wellness is what makes my heart sing, every aspect of it. I'm passionate about helping mamas fully experience their pregnancy in any way that they need to and in ways that are healthiest for mama and baby. I act on that passion through teaching pre and post-natal yoga, lactation counseling, working as a birth and postpartum doula, and prenatal nutrition counseling. I just love taking care of people... and animals... and trees. My other dreams come to life while hiking, spending time with my wonderful husband, practicing yoga, looking for hummingbirds, and eating nourishing foods. 

Amanda Glenn

Amanda Glenn, Assistant Manager BOULDER -

Hi! I’m Amanda.   I’ve been supporting families with new babies for over a decade and always wanted a place like the mama ’hood where families could come and be taken care of by people who really understood what they need.  I am so grateful to be working at the mama ’hood in Boulder and pretty much have the best job on the planet. I get to snuggle babes, support families and help mamas feel happy and confident in their bodies.  In addition to managing the Boulder store, I am a craniosacral therapist and part of the Boulder Doula Circle. 

Sara Guenther

Sara Guenther, Yoga Lead DENVER & BOULDER

My favorite thing about working at the mama 'hood is being part of a community that is creating a positive shift in prenatal, postnatal, and family centered practices. I have the honor of offering yoga to women during the pregnant and postpartum periods and inviting sweet little ones to embrace yoga as well.  It warms my heart to work with women and families through their pregnancies, see their growth and expansion as they embrace motherhood, and them come together to practice yoga as a family!
When I'm not at the 'hood you can find me spending time with my own two sweet children, on my yoga mat, brewing kombucha, fermenting veggies, or in the mountains enjoying the beauty of nature. 

Carrie Harrison

Carrie Harrison, Front Desk BOULDER

Hi, I'm Carrie and this is Freya.  the mama 'hood is Freya's favorite place. She loves to spend her days making new little friends, greeting anyone who comes through the door, and exploring our wonderful boutique.  What makes me happy is being in a position to provide mamas with the same warmth, acceptance, and self confidence that drew me here in the beginning.


Gabrielle Johnson

Gabrielle Johnson, Buyer, Assistant Manager, DENVER -

Hi, I'm Gabrielle, and the mama 'hood is my balance. I love the unique culture the mama 'hood has created for mamas to cultivate their individual professional passions while making the business of motherhood top priority. A balanced life is wholeheartedly embraced at the mama 'hood.

When I'm not scouting out mama 'chic fashion or novel innovations to help make life with a little one a bit more blissful, I'm either reading, practicing yoga with my girls, or sewing Barbie a new wardrobe!


Linda Appel Lipsius

Linda Appel Lipsius, MBA, Co-Founder & CEO -

Hi, I'm Linda. I love the mama 'hood because it helps mamas enjoy & embrace this crazy, terrifying and awesome experience of motherhood by providing community, education and a place to let it all hang out. Walking through the 'hood and seeing the brand new babies and the toddlers as they grow up and the moms as they get more & more comfortable with their new reality - that's the best part for me!

When I’m not at the ‘hood, I’ll be drinking tea, hanging with my kiddos, watching movies, running or doing yoga.

Amanda Ogden

Amanda Ogden, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Co-Founder & Director of Lactation Services-

I am very passionate about the art and science of breastfeeding and rebuilding this lost generational knowledge. Women are powerful and tenacious. Watching new mamas discover how the birth of their child changes and empowers them is my favorite part of the 'hood.

When I am not reading or talking about breastfeeding and parenting you will find me hanging out with my two teenagers skiing, riding bikes, and attending theatrical productions.   I also enjoy piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

Allison Schneider

Allison Schneider, Co-Founder & Director of Everything -

Hi, I'm Allie.  I love the 'hood because this is where this mama sh*t gets real.  Come to laugh, cry, fall completely apart - we've got you covered, mama. I also love the community of mamas we have here as well as the most incredible staff on the planet.

When I'm not at the 'hood my favorite thing to do is enjoy our amazing city with my husband and our two boys.  We love to ride bikes to City Park, hang at the amazing museums, and cruise to some of the great watering holes (when we're not at all the sports practices & games). I also enjoy pina coladas and long walks on the beach...

Serena Shaw

Serena Shaw, Front Desk DENVER

My name is Serena and I am super excited and grateful to be working here at the mama 'hood. I love working in an environment that supports new moms, mothers to be and growing families. 

I am a licensed massage therapist and have just completed my Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and hope to be licensed and practicing in the spring. Some of my favorite pastimes are dancing, rock climbing, painting and hanging out with my daughter Nora.

Maha Swanson

Maha Swanson, Front Desk BOULDER

My name is Maha and I am a mother of a 6 month old. After having my son, I started coming to Breastfeeding Group at the mama 'hood in Boulder and knew I had found the support I was in desperate need of.  I fell in love with the place and was so happy when I was able to start working here.

Before my son was born, I was a Birth Doula and hope to continue helping mamas and families whether it is at the mama 'hood or through my work as a Doula.


Jessi Walls, Front Desk, DENVE

Hi, I'm Jessi, and I've been with the mama 'hood since it opened. I love the supportive and uplifting community here at the 'hood, and these mamas and babies are like family to me and my little girl. My passion is lactation, and I am currently preparing to take the exam to become an IBCLC. 


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August 2016

Colorado Parent Magazine names the mama 'hood a Family Favorite for Breastfeeding Instruction & Support!

and a finalist for Maternity & Baby Store...

Thank you Colorado!

June 2016

the mama 'hood's 'hoodie foodie Group kicks off at Mell's Cheese and Parisi's!

Connect with your fellow hoodies - or with families at two of Denver's most beloved restaurants. Enjoy discounts and build community while enjoying AMAZING food.



Parisi's is offering 'hoodies 15% your dine-in meal purchase when you mention you are a 'hoodie foodie. 
4401 Tennyson Street/303.561.0234



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At Mell's Cheese, buy 1 food item and get 2nd of equal or lesser value for 1/2 off when you mention you are a 'hoodie foodie.
3000 Zuni Street/303.455.9555

May 2016

shop the mama 'hood for cutting edge maternity and nursing fashion

the mama 'hood offers Denver's most extensive and unique selection of maternity and nursing fashion, gear and necessities.

Come explore our carefully-selected dresses, pants, skirts, tops, nursing bras & accessories to find clothing that you love. No longer is maternity and nursing clothing merely functional - now you can feel beautiful and fashionable too! Our expertly-trained front desk teams will guide you through our shops to make your experience at the mama 'hood successful and enjoyable.


April 2016

the mama 'hood to offer their signature Breastfeeding Groups at the Denver JCC

In partnership with The Mama 'Hood, Family Programs is thrilled to offer a weekly breastfeeding support group on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, starting April 12!

No reservations are necessary, just drop in and experience community support and experience-sharing (you are not the only one dealing with this!) Babies will weigh-in at the beginning of group and at the end of group so that you have a clear understanding of how much milk you are producing.

Facilitated by Sarah Choinard, a registered nurse and an IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant) with The Mama 'Hood.

Classes cost: $16 drop in; 5-punch card for $70; 10-punch card for $130.

Please visit to purchase your punchcards! This class will meet in the Living Room, room 205 at the JCC.

Questions? Contact Jill Katchen at 303.316.6336 or


March 2016

the mama'hood is making an impact in Colorado...

We recently received a prestigious award from CO Impact Initiative.  We were among 600 applicants to be able to participate as an organization, only 66 were invited to the event and only 8 of us were selected as winners.  

the mama'hood received a prestigious award for Outstanding Social Venture in Early Childhood Education and Development.

What is Colorado Impact Initiative?  CO Impact Initiative is a unique opportunity for social ventures such as ours to receive support to help make a real impact in Colorado. With the support of the CO Impact Initiative we will be able to do even more in our community.

Questions? Contact Linda Appel Lipsius at 303.433.2980 x102 or


February 2016

Treat yourself to the Conscious Cleanse with your fellow mamas at the 'hood!

Why are we so HAPPY? For almost a decade, we have been connecting thousands of real people with real food to achieve real results.

The mission of the Conscious Cleanse is to provide simple ways to help you flourish in your own body so you can access true healing. Jules and Jo will call forth your vibrant self so that you can live your best life. This is the Conscious Cleanse journey, and we are grateful to share it with you!

Sign me up for the Concious Cleanse!



We partner with local organizations to help them support their communities in culturally relevant ways and are seeking to expand our offers through creative outreach in the months & years ahead.


If you are part of an organization who would like to partner with the mama 'hood, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Academy of Urban Learning
Clinica Tepeyac
Florence Crittenton Services


Show that special someone how much you care by purchasing a mama 'hood gift card.

The cards allow them to shop or attend classes... on you. 

Thank you!