Jennifer Derryberry Mann is the mother of two little girls who love to dance through the house, “help” in the kitchen, and color on any available surface. She is the editor of Belly Button Bliss: A Small Collection of Happy Birth Stories (Fairview Press, 2010), a freelance writer, and a certified Forrest yoga instructor who specializes in prenatal yoga and postnatal mama-baby Yoga Bonding. Jenni is the creator of, a meditation on self-care for the wondrous, winding journey through the labyrinth of motherhood. The blog has a simple yet profound purpose: It’s a daily reminder to … [Read more...]

The Perfect Baby Shower Gift

The Perfect Baby Shower Gift just offered up its Top 25 list of baby shower gifts. I confess, I was bummed not to see our happy birth stories book, Belly Button Bliss, on the list somewhere. … [Read more...]

“Belly Button Bliss” – Birth Stories Reading & Book Signing


Fri., March 11; 7:30-9:30 p.m. We’ll cozy up with wine and chocolate, music and candlelight, and readings from the book for a sweet celebration of women, birth, and babies. This event is free, but please sign up online. Blooma Yoga Studio 3919 44th Street | Edina, MN 55424 … [Read more...]

Blooma Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga

“This gorgeous, gifty book is the perfect pick-me-up for yourself or a pregnant friend. We love, too, that the stories represent a range of experiences, from natural births to C-section births.” … [Read more...]

Foreword Reviews

“…opens hearts to the possibility that one can choose a different, even alternative, parenting model and still be a good parent. … [Belly Button Bliss is] the perfect antidote to the scary headline-grabbing birth stories soon-to-be-mommies all too often hear.” … [Read more...]