"I would absolutely recommend your class to anyone!"

I want to thank you so much for your class. It has helped me tremendously especially with breastfeeding, an area that I was totally unfamiliar with.  I am excited for our next monthly chat. I cannot thank you enough for how amazing you are and how much my husband and I learned  from you. I would absolutely recommend your class to anyone.                                   

                                            - Deanna & Brian


"The breastfeeding chapter was comprehensive and really prepared me to advocate for myself" -Angie


"To be amongst an academy where you can ask questions. . . it's really dope" - Britteney

You want to breastfeed but you watched your BFF eat all the lactation cookies she could find and still couldn't produce enough!

The thought of bathing a newborn feels a bit like juggling goldfish and you'd like to have someone actually show you how!

Humans have been doing this since the beginning of time so you're just supposed to know how to soothe your crying baby. . . right?!?

You know you can't sleep train a newborn but there's got to be some way to let him know we don't hang out at midnight outside the belly!

I've spent 8 years as a Postpartum Doula & Lactation Counselor working in the homes of new families in the weeks & months after their babies were born.


For some people, one-on-one care isn't in the budget! (It definitely wasn't for me when I had my kids).

That's why I created Expecting 101!

"It gave my husband the basics to know. . . it was a nerve calmer for him!"

It gave my husband the basics to know as he’s never been a part of taking care of a baby. It was a nerve calmer for him! For me, the course helped refresh my memory from all the babysitting classes I took growing up... though you pay A LOT more attention when you’re learning for your own child. We’ve referred back to videos multiple times since we’ve been home with our baby boy!

                                                    -Bobbi & Ben

  • Feeding the baby
  • Bathing the baby
  • When to call the doctor
  • How to dress the baby
  • Why your baby might be crying & ways to soothe her
  • Feeding cues
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough (AMEN to this!)
  • Positions for breastfeeding
  • How long a feeding should last
  • Pumping & milk storage
  • Taught by a Certified Red Cross Trainer
  • CPR, First Aid & Choking for a baby 0-1 year
  • Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    *This is must-know info but is not a certification
  • How to find a pediatrician
  • Setting up stations around the house
  • What you can do now so nothing falls through the cracks in that sleep-deprived first month!
  • I will save you money by telling you what you absolutely don't need and what's good to have!
  • If baby super stores freak you out, you're going to love this cliff notes version of baby gear!
  • I'll show you what these products are so YOU can decide what YOU need.



This community is amazing and I'm in there to answer your questions too!





Get good sleep habits in place from Day 1!


I love a good checklist and these link right to the products online! AND...You're going to love the Pediatrician Q&A!




"The fact that you were still going to be available to us was huge." - Samantha


"My husband was like. . . we're going to sign up right?"  -Nina


Want to see inside before you enroll, no problemo👇


"The soothing techniques were so important and we used them a lot!"

As first time parents we had so many questions about how to care for our baby in those first weeks home. At the hospital we had nurses to help and ask questions and at home it was all on us. This course gave us the confidence we needed to be the best parents we could even with sleep deprivation and a lot of dirty diapers!

                                       -Emily & Joe

"There's no where else you can find all this information in one place"

Every Sunday we would cast our computer to the TV and view at least one section. It was nice to look forward to this bonding time while soaking up all the new info for our first little one on the way. There’s no where else you can find all this information in one place. Plus, Valerie is right there with you along the way. 

                                       -Lauren & Patrick


"Expecting 101 has helped so much in preparing for a baby "

Expecting 101 has helped so much in preparing for a baby and now in the first weeks. The videos are informative, easy and full of great tips. Thanks for all the advice!


I want to be sure you're happy!

Expecting 101 is a comprehensive course that covers a ton of information. As far as I know there isn't anything like it!
I think you're going to love the convenience of being able to watch from the comfort of your home whenever you want to.  And, being able to re-watch as you encounter different situations will be reassuring. 
If for some reason you go through the course and are not satisfied with Expecting 101 please send us an email within 14 days of purchase.  The only thing I ask is that, before your money is refunded, we have a quick 15 minute phone call so I can find out how to better improve the course! 
But again, I think you're going to love Expecting 101!

You Might Have Some Questions. . .

I know you're exhausted already and this baby isn't even here yet but sorry to break it to you. . . .you can't sleep train a newborn! 

Don't worry there ARE things you can do from day one that help this little bundle of middle-of-the-night joy learn when it's time to sleep.  So no, to answer your question this is not sleep training but this is what you'll be glad to know about newborn sleep, from day 1!

You have access to the course and can participate in the Monthly Chats for 365 days from the date of purchase.  

That gives you plenty of time to watch the course and then re-watch any sections you'd like to as you encounter different situations.

The course is divided into five chapters; Baby Gear, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care & Soothing, Sleep and Postpartum Prep.  

There is about 3 1/2 hours of course content.  Each chapter is divided into short videos that are on average 5-10 minutes long.  I did this so that watching a video or two per night, or whenever you have time, doesn't feel overwhelming. Hopefully, you and your partner can find time to watch most sections together.

Immediately! After your payment is processed you will receive an email to set up your course login and password and then you can start watching! 

No, you can watch the chapters in any order you'd like to!

I do recommend watching the videos in each chapter in order and completing one chapter before moving on to the next but it's totally up to you! You'll be able to see which videos you've watched so you'll know where you left off. 


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