The devoted mission of Illuminated Baby is to enrich the lives of families in the Hudson Valley by offering natural eco-friendly products, progressive child development classes, and free monthly community forums. With a focus on mind, body, and spirit these services and intimate workshops will serve to educate, support, and encourage an enlightened communion between parent and child, as well as foster a feeling of community among local families.
Now open in the heart of Woodstock, the 1,000 square foot store offers a vast selection of high-quality natural baby and maternity products. Illuminated Baby was conceived to meet the myriad daily needs of families by providing healthy alternatives to the better-known conventional products on the market, as well as educate about and support alternative parenting choices.
Jessie Walsh holds a masters degree in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling Psychology, Human Development, and Family Studies. Before becoming a mother herself, Jessie dedicated 10 years to counseling homeless and at-risk youth and young families in the Hudson Valley. It was in working with this population that she acquired the experience, instinct, and passion for educating young mothers about infant and child development, working one-on-one to enhance the lives of both parent and child by helping to foster the natural bond between them. She conceived of Illuminated Baby in the same spirit, hoping to encourage a strong community for mothers like herself and the Hudson Valley at large.
A Hudson Valley native, Jessie lives in Palenville with her husband Simone and their daughter Pearl, who was born at home in July 2010.