Parenting

Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto by Brene Brown, PhD
Download this printable 8 x 10 poster size to frame for your wall or your fridge.

Brene's other resources include her incredibly helpful books and audio about her personal experiences and professional research on courage, shame and vulnerability.

Carrie Contey, PhD 
Parenting Coach

Carrie has a special gift for inspiring joy and connection for families wishing to parent from a new perspective. She has been a mentor for me (Brandie) both professionally and personally and our family has participated in her yearlong Evolve program for two years.  I continue to reference her incredible resources on a regular basis.

Janet Lansbury
Elevating Childcare

Janet offers a wealth of resources, information and practical guidance based on the work of Magda Gerber, Respect for Infant Educarers (RIE), including articles, podcasts, books and coaching for parents. 


Fitness

MommaStrong - Online, accessible, safe, effective and playful for mommas in all stages Prenatal and at any point Postpartum. Mommastrong also offers destination retreats in Texas, California, and Cape Cod, MA, as well as in-person events in Houston, TX.


Healthy Infant and Child Development

Christie Kiley, Occupational Therapist - Christie offers tons of resources for encouraging healthy growth and development of your babies and children at all stages. I love her toy and gift guides as well as Developmental Milestones resources!

CanDoKiddo - Another hub with helpful resources from a pediatric Occupational Therapist! I especially appreciate her focus on Tummy Time and how to make it more enjoyable for your baby (and you).

Prelude Music Classes- Music Together® is an internationally recognized music program for children from birth through age 7. The curriculum is research-based and includes music in a variety of languages and a wide range of cultural backgrounds. We love these classes and the connection and play they encourage with families! Classes are available in Houston, Sugarland and the Woodlands.


Books for Massage and Self-Regulation for Children

Calm Down Time by Elizabeth Verdick

Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl

A Modern Day Guide to Massage for Children by Tina Allen

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek


Integrative Healthcare

Dr. Monica Roberson, MD - Integrative, holistic women's health practitioner in Houston, TX.

Leila-Scott Mitchell, MAOM, L.Ac. - Acupuncture, herbs and food therapy located near the museum district in Houston, TX.

John W. Price, MA, LPC- Counseling and Therapy

Ali Miller, RD - Naturally Nourished RD - A functional, integrative medicine approach to preventing and treating disease with food as medicine. 


Local Houston Resources

New Living- non-toxic paint, flooring, mattresses and home products in Houston, TX. Two stores, one in Rice Village and one on 19th Street in the Heights.

Urban Harvest Farmer's Market - Houston Farmer's Market and Urban gardening resource every Saturday morning.

Blackwood Educational Land Institute - Blackwood Educational Land Institute reconnects children and adults to nature, the value of community and collaboration, and the pleasure of being outdoors. Just a little over an hour drive from Houston in Hempstead, TX. Worth a visit for every family!