Katie van Straten
, founder of Tending Lambs and co-host of the Tending Lambs podcast, is a stay at home mom, currently living in the Netherlands, with her husband and 1 year old son, Calvin. She worked as a nanny for many years, and as Montessori toddler-teacher, before making the decision to stay home.

She loves Jesus, and her family, and enjoys cooking, gardening, and singing. Working to align her own parenting with the biblical model of loving our neighbors, and helping others do the same, are the main reasons she wanted to create Tending Lambs. As someone once said, you learn best through teaching!
She hopes you are encouraged and strengthened by what you find at Tending Lambs!


Abby Alam, Tending Lambs team-member, blog contributor, and co-host of the Tending Lambs podcast is a stay at home mom to Evelyn and wife to Abe. Currently residing in sunny Florida, Abby loves to take advantage of year-round dress weather and December park days. Abby is an avid reader, coffee consumer, and amateur house-fixer-upper.

While investigating her own views on parenting, she became passionate about gentle parenting from a Christian worldview and never looked back.
She hopes that Tending Lambs is a place that you will be challenged and encouraged where ever you are on your parenting journey!

Ashton Taylor, Tending Lambs team member and blog contributor, is a stay at home mom to TJ and wife to Timothy. She lives in the cornfields of Indiana, with the wonderful summers and grey winters. She enjoys reading, attempting to sew, and being outdoors.

She spent a couple of years working with special needs and in childcare learning a bit about children’s needs before having TJ. After having her own child, she began exploring gentle parenting, as well as studying the Bible’s model for parenting. She hopes to learn and heal as others do the same through Tending Lambs!