Classes, consultations, and speaking engagements

Upcoming

  • Speaker for the Babywearing VIP, Toddlerwearing, and Ring Sling 101 sessions at MommyCon: February 5 and 6, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia; March 4 and 5, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois; April 1 and 2, 2016, in Seattle, Washington; June 24 and 25, 2016, in Austin, Texas; July 22 and 23, 2016, in Washington, DC. TBA: August 19 and 20, 2016, in Costa Mesa, Califormia; Sept 2 and 3, 2016, in Orlando, Florida; October 28 and 29, 2016, in San Jose, California.
  • May 27 to 29, 2016, at WEAR in Chicago, Illinois — host for the Babywearing X Factor, consultation room staffer, and speaker for “It’s Okay to Get Paid” with Laura Brown,  “Teaching Babywearing Effectively,” and “Social Justice Kiddie Pool”
  • July 14 to 17, 2016 at International Babywearing Conference in Atlanta, Georgia — speaker for “Why understanding social justice concepts matters”
  • July 20 to 23, 2016, for ErgoBaby at ILCA in Chicago, Illinois
  • September 10, 2016 for Moby Wrap at The Woodlands Target’s Bump Club and Beyond event, which is free to the public, though they prefer you register: http://www.bumpclubandbeyond.com/target‪#‎BCBasics‬
  • October 14 to 16, 2016, for ErgoBaby at CAPPA in Destin, Florida
  • October 18 to 22, 2016, at ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • October 22 to 25, 2016, for ErgoBaby at AAP Conference in San Francisco, California
  • November 11, 2016 for the Inherent Birth virtual conference on “Tying it all together: Including babywearing in family education”
  • November 12, 2016 for Moby® Wrap at The Woodlands Target’s Bump Club and Beyond event, which is free to the public, though they prefer you register: http://www.bumpclubandbeyond.com/target‪#‎BCBasics‬

 

Ongoing: Babywearing International of Greater Houston (BWIGH) educational meetings

logo for Babywearing International of Greater Houston

You can find me anchoring one meeting per month for BWIGH. Meetings are free and open to family and caregivers of all ages who wish to learn about the use of slings and carriers through discussions, one-on-one help, and demonstrations. Members (dues are $30 per year per family) may borrow baby carriers from the library the chapter maintains. BWIGH holds several meetings a month across Houston.

First Friday evenings (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) at 1533 1/2 Heights Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77008 (map), thanks to Texas Lactation Consultants and the Bay Area Birth Center. Free street parking and limited parking in the front lot.

For more information, please visit the chapter’s website or Facebook page.

 

Ongoing: Private classes and consultations

I offer staff training, small-group classes, topic-specific workshops, and private consultations on an as-needed basis.

Private Consultations
• In person, with your family and any other caregivers you wish to be included. At your home or an alternate comfortable location, which I can help provide. Locations inside the Beltway included in the fee, but I am happy to make arrangements. — $120 for 2 hours
• Via video call (FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts, or Zoom) — $30 per 30-minute block

Classes and workshops for families and / or professionals
• Please contact me to discuss your interests and needs.

Sling Sundays At The Birthing Place: March 13, 2016 and September 11, 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Babywearing sessions (various topics) hosted by Bayou City Mamas.

Educator trainings for BWIGH and others on a case-by-case basis, held the last day of the month at various times.

I welcome information exchanges with those in the birth and health care fields and seek to identify and understand areas of both concordance and differences of opinion in various related fields.

I welcome your email about the possibility of our working together.

 

 

 

On hold: Babywearing Institute (BI) classes

logo of Babywearing InstituteBI classes are an intensive way for individuals to solidify knowledge and skills required to teach caregivers and families the optimal use of baby carriers. No previous babywearing experience is required, but those who possess it will certainly be able to gain a greater understanding of the topic. Those working in birth, health care, and child care are particularly welcome, but parents and other direct caregivers are always welcome.

Current State of Texas legislation requires that certification programs be licensed. I will therefore no longer offer certification courses, although I plan to continue offering professional training. Previously, students who completed a class were considered BI Scholars, and those who completed the take-home written exams, consultations and self-evaluations, and carrier reviews successfully were considered Certified Babywearing Educators.

No classes are scheduled

If you are interested in planning a class, please reach out to me.

Interested? I have written much more about BI certification classes. Please also request to join this Facebook group to join conversations about upcoming classes.

 

Past appearances

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015: MommyCon Chicago, Illinois (Babywearing 101 session from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and ErgoBaby brand ambassador from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. )
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Bayou City Mamas, Houston, Texas (more info here)
  • Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, 2015: MommyCon Atlanta, Georgia (VIP Babywearing session Friday afternoon; Babywearing 101 session Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; and ErgoBaby + Beco brand ambassador Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, 2015: MommyCon Minneapolis, Minnesota (VIP Babywearing session Friday afternoon; Babywearing 101 session Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; and ErgoBaby + Beco brand ambassador Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23, 2015: MommyCon Orlando, Florida (VIP Babywearing session Friday afternoon; Babywearing 101 session Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; and ErgoBaby + Beco brand ambassador Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31: Babywearing Educator Training hosted by Woodland Babies, Houston, Texas (more information to come)
  • Friday through Sunday, July 10 to 12, 2015: ErgoBaby brand ambassador at CAPPA conference and convention, Tuscon, Arizona
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Birth, Baby, and Beyond support group at Woman’s Hospital of Texas, Houston, Texas
  • Friday and Saturday, August 21 and 22, 2015: MommyCon Washington, D.C. (VIP Babywearing session Friday afternoon; Babywearing 101 session Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; and ErgoBaby + Beco brand ambassador Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015: Bayou City Mamas, Houston, Texas
  • Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19, 2015: MommyCon Columbus, Ohio (VIP Babywearing session Friday afternoon; Babywearing 101 session Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; and ErgoBaby + Beco brand ambassador Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • tentative — Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015: babywearing classes near Little Rock, Arkansas
  • October 2015: Babywearing Basics at BIRTH Fair, BWIGH Sling Station, Houston, Texas
  • October 24-27, 2015: ErgoBaby brand ambassador at American Academy of Pediatrics convention, Washington, D.C.
  • tentative — Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, 2015: MommyCon Newport Beach, California (VIP Babywearing session Friday afternoon; Babywearing 101 session Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; and ErgoBaby + Beco brand ambassador Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, 2015: MommyCon Seattle, Washington (VIP Babywearing session Friday afternoon; Babywearing 101 session Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; and ErgoBaby + Beco brand ambassador Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016, staffing for Moby® Wrap at the Woodlands Target’s Bump Club and Beyond event, which is free to the public, though they prefer you register: http://www.bumpclubandbeyond.com/target‪#‎BCBasics‬

Past workshops hosted

  • Babywearing Community Advocate Crash Course with Arie Ann Brentnall of the Canadian Babywearing School

3 thoughts on “Classes, consultations, and speaking engagements

  1. Jennifer

    I was interested to find out more about the event at babies r us on Tuesday September 16 @7p. What all will be discussed? With the VIP ticket what is the included lille baby carrier? What is the dinner that is included?
    Thanks

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