Feel good about how you're parenting.

You want to help your children learn how to express their emotions in healthy and positive ways.

But when your child is experiencing big feelings or challenging behaviours like kicking, hitting, or biting, it’s hard to know how to respond.

Everything you say seems to make it worse, and using traditional discipline methods like spanking or time-outs just leave you feeling guilty.

You know there must be a better way to parent but you have no idea where to start!

Whether you’re a new mom planning proactively for the toddler years, or in the thick of two-year-old meltdowns – Our Mama Village can help you:

  • Understand your child’s big emotions and meltdowns
  • Respond to challenging behaviour with compassion and respect
  • Find your calm as a parent and understand your own childhood triggers
  • Grow in self compassion and protect your own mental health
  • Parent in a way that aligns with your personal values
  • Connect on a deeper level with your child
  • Raise emotionally intelligent little kids

At Our Mama Village, we believe respectful, loving discipline helps children grow into respectful, loving adults.

Parenting can be fun!

Hi! My name is Jessica and I’m a Registered Psychotherapist and a mom of two young children. When I had my first daughter, I felt so alone and anxious in my new role as a parent. When I finally reached out and got the support I needed, everything changed!

I started Our Mama Village to support parents as they raise emotionally healthy little kids and care for their own mental health in the process. For the past three years, Our Mama Village has helped thousands of parents learn how to understand their child’s behaviour and parent in a way that feels good to them. Are you ready to get started?

” I’ve taken parenting classes, read multiple parenting books and even hired a parenting coach. I used to feel ashamed when I “knew what to do” but struggled to implement without practical examples.

Your course gave examples upon examples to illustrate the lessons. Other parenting experts tend to use easy examples to make a point but your examples were real-life, challenging and helpful!? “

– Happy Mom

Here’s How We Can Help


Our Ultimate Toddler Meltdown Guide will give you the skills you need to navigate challenging behaviours with your little one.


Gain confidence in your ability to respond to “big feelings” in a way that builds a stronger bond with your little kids.


Find your calm as a parent, understand your children’s emotions, and create a calmer, happier home through personalized coaching.

Founder of Our Mama Village

Jessica VanderWier is a Registered Psychotherapist who helps families understand and respond to their child’s “big feelings” with gentleness and respect.

Jessica has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and has logged thousands of clinical hours supporting parents and their children. Through groups, presentations, and one-on-one clinical sessions Jessica has helps hundreds of parents restore peace to their home.

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As the founder of Our Mama Village, Jessica uses her expertise to support parents through online courses, personalized coaching, and free resources. Our Mama Village offers daily parenting guidance to over 200,000 families on their popular Instagram account.

Jessica lives in Guelph, Ontario with her husband Scott and their two daughters, an infant and a 3-year-old. Whenever she finds the time, Jessica loves to be outside in nature, hiking or biking, before refueling with Scott at a quirky hole-in-the-wall restaurant of a fun coffee shop.

Connect with your child and feel more confident as a parent.