My name is Emily Garts Mulqueen, and my sons were born in 2012 and 2014.
Every family is different, and I don’t like dogma. That is why I strive to listen and meet moms where they are, and help support each individual’s goals.
You have a way, and you may just be learning what your way feels like. I want to help you know confidence in the natural patterns of you and your baby.
Before My Mama Body, I was the Chief Strategy Officer of Revolution Partners. With gratitude, I can say that my colleagues were supportive of the choices I made to prioritize motherhood while working outside the home. I enjoyed the State of TN’s four-month maternity leave, and my boss modified my work space to be a comfortable place to pump breast milk. I know that not all workplaces are as supportive of nursing moms, but I also know that we can and should stand up for each other and for our rights.
I have also treasured a couple of stay-at-home mom periods—one for several months in 2013, and again in 2018. I am awed by the time spent in the wild habitat of my small children, who regularly challenge me more than the accomplished adults I know. I feel grateful to be pacing my work life now more closely to the rhythms of my family.
I volunteer with the Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope, the Shelby County Veterans’ Court Foundation, CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, GiVE 365, and I serve as a Deacon at Idlewild Presbyterian Church. I am a member of the Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition, the Memphis Area Lactation Consultant Association, and DONA International.
My husband Matt is a strong partner and a compassionate advocate. He is employed as at attorney at Baker Donelson and is a regular volunteer on behalf of immigrants and the working poor through the Community Legal Center. We like to make art, listen to music, and play outside with our kids.
I am certified PCD(DONA), CLC®, RPYT®, RYT® 200. Find out more about my training to do this work:
and visit my LinkedIn profile to learn more about my background.
Thank you for reading this! I hope I get to know you, too.