About Us


Your local network for all things Natural!

Mission Statement

Our goal is to network the Omaha/Council Bluffs/Lincoln and surrounding areas in regards to all things Natural Parenting and Natural Living to help create a community full of support and education for like-minded parents.

Who We Are

Omaha Area Natural Parents is your one stop place for locating local natural parenting and natural living resources in the Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln Area. Check our local resources for recommended Doula’s, Pregnancy/Childbirth/Breastfeeding classes, playgroups/mommy support groups, alternative healthcare, natural healthy restaurants and more. We also advertise local events and classes – please see our event calendar!

We also discuss natural parenting topics and encourage comments from anyone no matter where you are on the “natural’ spectrum. This means we will be posting alternatives to what the mainstream prescribes. Topics will include exclusive and long-term breastfeeding, attachment parenting, intactivsm, vaccines, alternative health, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, gentle discipline, lactivism, homeschooling, natural pregnancy, natural birth, green living, car seat safety, and more. All of our articles are posted to educate and inform you. Some topics are controversial, but we do not want to avoid discussing them. We cannot withhold facts for fear of offending because the importance of the information outweighs people’s right to not be challenged in their beliefs. Please feel free to post your comments and share your thoughts.

Please see Our Beliefs statement.

We are so glad you are here!

Meet the OANP Team

Board of Directors

Katie Hines – President and Executive Director IMG_2559

Hi I’m Katie! I started OANP in December 2010 because I saw a need to network the Omaha area so other moms could find parenting support. I’m 34 and I have been married to my husband Ryan for a little over 5 years. We have a 4 year old daughter and a 23 month old son. I nursed my daughter until 28.5 months and am still nursing my son. I love the community that OANP has created and all the wonderful people I have met along the way. I look forward to continuing to build this community and helping parents find the support they need along their parenting journey.

Amanda Kuehmichel – Vice President 614764_10151696910623027_1150936210_o

My name is Amanda and I live in Bellevue with my husband Ben and two beautiful daughters Aleah who is 3 and Eliana who is 1. We moved here from Wisconsin in 2011 after my husband was hired by Google. Our journey to natural living began due to me having severe migraines. As we worked through cleaning up our lives it became a no brainer that I wanted a natural birth. Aleah was a natural unmedicated birth with a family Dr. We knew that we wanted to research vaccines and has a result of that didn’t begin any vax’s with Aleah until she turned 1. She has had one 3 part series of vax’s and has remained unvaxed otherwise. When I got pregnant with Ellie I decided to see the midwives and had a natural birth with her. Ellie is completely unvaxed. I have had 4 devastating miscarriages and am working with Dr. Mallory Rupp who is a Chiropractic Internist to get my progesterone levels up. I love having the option to treat this in a natural way. We eat as much organic food as possible including grass fed organic beef. We bedshare, breastfeeding, baby led weaning, cloth diapering, babywearing, and are a non-vaxing family. I am thankful for everything we have learned along this journey and look forward to learning more.

Nicola DiStefano-Plummer – Treasurer and Marketing Director10425386_10205710502590525_8661598841538606050_n

Hello! My name is Nicola Di Stefano-Plummer aka Princess Plummer and I am originally from Orange County California. In 2005 I moved to Des Moines, Iowa and then graced this beautiful state of Nebraska with my presence in 2011. I am the wife to my amazing husband Dr. Kent Plummer, the Step-Mother to my husband’s active twin tweens Judah and Grantham, and the Mother to our complex Princesses, Bella, Donatella and Giavanna. My husband introduced me to Holistic Living, Beliefs and Parenting when I met him early January of 2009, from there it just became my life. As each child has been blessed into our family, we have learned something new; children are beautiful but can often challenge us in ways we never knew. My passion is my family first, breastfeeding, attachment parenting, eating well and living realistic. I was lucky enough to find OANP right before the pregnancy of my 2nd daughter and really took action with the organization during that term. Due to my husband’s “guidance”, many of you who know us are probably laughing; we eat Organic, Grass-Fed, support local farmers and retailers, Gluten Free, Bullet Proof and Paleo Food life styles. If you see me cheating on Gluten, don’t tell on me… remember, I’m realistic. I’m proud of our natural and holistic community, and I love to scream it from the roof tops. Please never hesitate to reach out to me, you will find I am an open book, and love to talk with people… let’s face it I am chatty.

Margo Martynski Tobin – Social Media Director1002619_609198560448_6377069184663915955_n

Hi! My name is Margo and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My, wonderful and supportive, husband and I moved to Omaha last November. We met in the beginning on my undergrad when I was studying Psychology. I then went on to receive my Master’s in Child and Adolescent Counseling Psychology. I enjoy hiking, crafting, trying out new recipes, reading, board games, animal rescue, anything outdoors, and exploring Omaha. My husband and I have five cats and welcomed our son, Declan, into this world on Christmas Day, 2013. OANP was one of the first groups I found upon moving to Omaha and I’m so happy to have found it! Educating yourself on all of the options and then deciding what works best for you, and your family, is so important. This is why OANP is great, it has a myriad of resources spanning a variety of issues all in one place. After trying very hard and meeting with several LCs and IBLCs, I exclusively pump breast milk for our son. We babywear, cloth diaper, delay and selectively vaccinate, believe in our son’s right to be intact, and follow a plant based diet.

Open Position! – Human Resources

We are looking to add someone to our team! If you are interested please message our facebook page. Thanks!

Jessie Goodwin – Secretary

Coming soon!

Team Members

Kelly Cunningham – Graphics and DesignKelly Cunningham

My name is Kelly and I live in Bellevue. I am married to the man of my dreams, Conrad. He and I used to spend a lot of time hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, crafting, camping, playing musical instruments, spelunking, wake boarding, snowboarding, and anything else that sounded fun! When we had our first son Maddox, born April of 2011, some of those things got put on hold for their lack of “baby-friendliness” but we plan on continuing those activities as our child grows.

I am currently a stay at home mom, but I have worked in child care and at a rock climbing wall in the past. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNO in December 2011. I had planned on going back to school for my Masters in School Psychology, but I am more interested in becoming a Lactation Consultant now! Although we never planned on following a certain style of parenting, we ran across the attachment parenting style and said “Hey, we do all that stuff” and more haha. We carry our son, breastfeed, use cloth diapers, practice elimination communication (starting at 9 months) and baby led weaning, try to eat organic as much as we can, left our son intact, did some vaccines, and bedshare. We also like to garden but usually end up with way too much produce!

Jenny Peterson- Event Calendar & Resource Listjenny

I’m a married stay at home mama of a 2.5 year old boy and a brand new baby girl. I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart about 2 1/2 years ago. We came into attachment parenting totally by accident, as we were practicing attachment parenting principles before we even knew what it was! As a natural/attachment parent I practice breastfeeding, cloth diapering, cosleeping, baby wearing, some baby led weaning… I also make all of my own cleaning products and laundry detergent! I finally have the space for a huge garden and now I am obsessed with it!

Jeanie – Facebook ModeratorJeannie Gutheil Bykerk 7-12 B76I8667

Married 7 years now, 3 kiddos 13, 12, and baby Kenny was born in May 2012! We breastfeed, baby wear, cloth diaper, gentle parenting, do Baby-Led Weaning, do not vaccinate, left Kenny whole, rarely anyone in the family ever goes to the doctor (we try natural/herbal first) and co-sleep. We use unpaper towels and natural cleaning solutions, recycle as much as humanly possible, and have 15 chickens that supply us and anyone who asks with eggs. In the spring/summer we have a very large garden. I am a vegetarian but the rest of the family eats meat so we buy all grassfed beef from Pawnee Pride, I know the animals are well taken care of and the meat is great according to everyone. We have four dogs and three cats that were all rescue, we have big hearts :-)

Ashley Flanagan – Facebook Moderator
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