We are here to celebrate real moms and real moments. We tell our stories to break down stigmas. We believe in kindness and community. We believe in the power of motherhood to uplift the world.

 

The Mama Sagas is a blog and online video series dedicated to empowering moms through shared experiences and expert solutions. With humor, honesty, and raw emotion as our foundation, we’re building a online village of mamas who celebrate the beauty of the imperfect moments. Becoming a mom doesn’t happen in 9 months; it happens constantly – and continuously – every day after giving birth. When you enter into motherhood you enter a tribe of heroes. Most of us don’t feel like Supermom – this gig is certainly not all rainbows and butterflies. But if we are lucky, motherhood is an opportunity: the chance to illuminate our true path, to discover our potential, to rise up. The Mama Sagas redefines what it means to be Super Mom and celebrates the hero in every woman. Motherhood,after all, is a love that transforms.

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Saralyn Ward, Creator, Producer and Host  SARALYN HEADSHOT

Saralyn Ward has written for Huff Post, Colorado Parent MagazineDance Magazine, elephant journal, liveplayluxe, The Broadview Denver, and FitPro Magazine. She has contributed content to many other platforms including Gaiam.com, MyGroupFit.com, Dance Spirit Magazine, and as a presenter for the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability conference. Saralyn’s film credits include commercials and fitness DVDs for companies such as Honda, Perkins Restaurants, Comcast, Boppy, Reebok, and SELF magazine. She was named an Official Artist of the 2015 New York Television Festival when The Mama Sagas was selected as a finalist in A&E Network’s 360˚ Unscripted Development Pipeline Competition for network television. Most recently, Saralyn has poured her passion for educating and empowering women into a monthly parenting segment on Colorado’s Everyday Show, a live morning broadcast filmed in Denver.

Saralyn graduated from Penn State with a degree in Integrative Arts, and moved to New York City to study the Pilates method and pursue a Broadway career. During her time in New York, Saralyn unexpectedly landed spots on The View and SpikeTV, which ignited a passion for television. Meanwhile, she completed her STOTT Pilates certification in 2004, and started certifying new instructors through Pilates Academy International three years later. After a few years of clients, callbacks, and commercials, Saralyn and her husband Tom decided to leave the concrete jungle behind and moved to Colorado for a life of mountain adventure.

In her teaching, producing and writing, Saralyn aims to inspire and empower people of all ages, backgrounds and physical conditions to live a life of fulfillment and wonder. When she’s not making her daydreams a reality, Saralyn is trying hard to remember that the two little girls that call her mom are not the boss of her. You can connect to Saralyn on Facebook or LinkedIn.

 

Heidi McGuire, Cinematographer HEIDI HEADSHOT

Former TV broadcaster and Emmy-award winner Heidi McGuire has covered about every story you could imagine and a few you’d just have to see to believe.  During her decade-long news career, Heidi seemed like a typical reporter to viewers, but her unique skills behind the camera allowed her to pioneer a new way of storytelling as a crew of one. Heidi’s ability to shoot, write, edit, and go live gave her a significant leg-up in the business and eventually allowed her to become the first Backpack Journalist at the top-rated KUSA in Denver. In 2012, Heidi created 321 Media Productions, a Denver based full-service video production company with the goal of helping businesses and organizations tell their story online through video. Heidi says the best part of her job is making meaningful connections with extraordinary people. Heidi graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She lives in Denver, Colorado and absolutely loves winter, especially now that she doesn’t have to report on snow storms.