Education & Resources from Pregnancy to Age 5
Pregnancy and the first 5 years of a little’s life are the most crucial period for development but also the most confusing! But parents are often left wondering what expert to look to, which resources are best, and where to find solutions to common everyday questions as they navigate the ever-changing journey of parenthood.
FamSummit was created to ease that anxiety parents feel through care & development resources, tips, demos, and expert advice about pregnancy, postpartum, birth, and the first 5 years of your little’s life… all in one spot!
does this sound familiar?
Trust me, we’ve been there!
MEET YOUR Hosts
We’re Alanna and Shari!
We’re both moms to 4 or more kids and felt there was a gap in the information parents receive during pregnancy and the early years of childhood. No one knows everything or all the right things to do, so we’ve enlisted the expertise of others to speak on all the subjects parents worry about, or maybe didn’t even know were a thing!
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Education & resources from pregnancy to age 5
Pregnancy & Postpartum
Join The Bloom Method founder, Brooke Cates, for a 25 min Birth prep class focused on mentally + physically training you for your birth marathon. This class will push you to your edge safely while showing you just how strong and powerful you are! This workout is designed to mimic the way contractions move through the body during labor and is full of self-empowering cues to help you navigate your individual marathon experience.
Tools for an Empowered Birth
Learn key techniques to use while in labor from author, massage therapist, and expert doula Sara Lyon as she covers ways you can feel supported during your empowered birth experience.
Black Maternal Health Crisis & Mental Health
Birth Queen founder, Rachel Nicks, discusses the U.S. Black maternal health crisis and how all mothers can experience a safer birth and postpartum.
Babies hold onto birth trauma in a different way from adults. Dr. Kate Wong of Andromeda Wellness shares more about this research and solutions that help.
Car Seats 101
Jen Saxton shares her knowledge as a CPST, parent, and baby gear business owner with over a decade of experience during this informative session covering what you need to know about car seats before you give birth (and just after).
Diastasis Prevention & Healing
Let’s shift the narrative around diastasis by understanding what it is and why/how it happens! Prevention is possible with the right approach and awareness. The Bloom Method founder, Brooke Cates, will dive into how to navigate this naturally occurring change in our body while offering practical tools to prevent and heal various levels of injury-based diastasis.
Dr. Jane Shomof, PMH-C, LMFT, and founder of Bloome, guides expecting parents through what to expect in postpartum and how to prepare.
The Partner’s IVF Journey
Michael Perry shares his experience as a dad going through the IVF journey twice (once during COVID) and how partners should be included in the process.
CranioSacral Therapy 101
Meghan McGrath, CST, CMT, CECP demonstrates what CranioSacral Therapy looks like and why a mom and baby may need it after birth.
In this session, Natalie Garay walks through realigning your physical and energetic body after birth.
Family Planning Tips
You’re TTC, expecting or just gave birth… now how do you figure out your finances and plan for the future?! Ameriprise Financial Advisor & Planner, Cheryl Nelson Boyd talks tips for financial success as a new family.
Back to Work
Whitnee Hawthorne shares tips for going back to work after having a baby.
Arianna Zabriskie, MFT, covers how family dynamics affect littles.
Classes About Ages 0-2
Shari Stamps (PPD, CEIM, LEC, CBS) at Navigating Parenthood covers ways to communicate and bond with your baby via a mini infant massage demo.
Learn the signs of readiness, and how to get started on your family’s potty learning journey with parenting coach, Laura Lynn LaPointe in this informative talk.
Formula Labels 101
Bobbie co-founder, Laura Modi, shares how to decode what’s actually in your baby formula, and what you should look for.
Tongue & Lip Tie Restrictions
When a baby has a tongue or lip tie it takes a whole care team to help. But how does PT fit in, and when do you need to see a PT? Dr. Gigi shares how ties affect feeding & development, how/when PT can make things better, and other tips to think about.
Baby Mobility & Motor Skills
Brita DeStefano, PT, DPT, PCS chats motor skill milestones, tummy time, head shape, and what not to put your baby in.
Healthy Sleep Starters
Mylee Zschech shares how to set up healthy sleep associations from birth onward for better sleep.
Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days
ChildLife Essentials‘ Dr. Nicole Avena shares the importance of proper nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life.
Erin O’ Connor discusses why parental attachment is so important as a little one learns about the world around them.
Early Speech Facts
Stephanie & Becky (SLPs) discuss the facts about early speech development and how to know when intervention might be needed.
Ways to Reduce Your Baby’s Food Allergies
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, SpoonfulONE‘s Chief Medical Officer, shares insights on current infant feeding guidelines and ways to reduce food allergy risk.
Creating a Green Home
Aaronica Cole gives simple tips for making the family home greener & safe for littles.
Babywearing & Ring Slings
Hope & Plum founders, Mallory & Skye, demonstrate how to use a ring sling, along with when to use the different types.
Dr. Payal Adhikari shares how babies’ nutritional needs change (and when), as well as covers recommendations from AAP and WHO to demystify when to start solids with your baby.
How do you support your baby so they can become more resilient? Dr. Sarah Bren discusses actionable tips in this session.
Cloth Diapering 101
Janice Wong demonstrates how modern cloth diapers are easy to use, wash, and care for. Learn how cloth diapers are friendly to the environment, baby’s skin, and your wallet!
How do you balance working from home with parenting your baby and other littles? Stephanie Uchima-Carney shares tips and resources for making it work.
Content About Ages 3-5
Dr. Rebekah Diamond discusses how to safely move back to normal with preschool and daycare socialization during COVID.
Learning Through Outdoor Play
Tinkergarten Founder, Meghan Fitzgerald, explains the importance of nature-connected play outside.
Importance of Play
Alanna Gallo of Play.Learn.Thrive shares why learning through play is so important in these early years.
Dr. Kate Wong of Andromeda Wellness speaks about the importance of a proper care team to ensure milestones are met with proper mobility.
Australian parenting coach Stephanie Pinto explains how to become a calm, confident, and emotionally intelligent parent.
Montessori educator, parent coach, and writer, Rachel Kincaid, shares the different ways you can incorporate Montessori principles at home.
Raising Global Citizens of The World
Dr. Zabina Bhasin, founder of In KidZ, discusses ways to teach your children early about diversity.
Why is sensory exploration so important to early learning & development and how can we incorporate it within everyday play? The Monarch Studio Founder, Lauren Evans, discusses.
Joy Marchese joins us from the UK to share how to talk to your child so they don’t tune you out.
The Absorbent Mind
Anya — lawyer turned SAHM, author & coach — discusses Montessori’s idea of the 3-6 year period of the conscious absorbent mind and the importance of sensory play.
How to Tell if a Company Supports Parents
Finding the right company isn’t a simple matter when you have kids. Bobbie co-founder, Sarah Hardy, hosts a discussion about finding a supportive work environment as a parent and five important questions you’ll want to ask both yourself and any potential employer.
Imagination isn’t Just for Kids
Shana Sutton share show imagination can be a powerful tool in creating more mindful, peaceful, and balanced family experiences.
Michelle Diasinos joins us from Australia to lead a breathwork demo for conscious parenting.
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