"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


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 New Parents Academy!

"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!




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


"New Parents Academy has helped so much in preparing for a baby "

New Parents Academy 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. . .

NO! I know it can be fun to search on Pinterest or YouTube as you prepare for your new baby but it can be hard to know if the person sharing the info actually knows what they're talking about and if the information that they are sharing is current. New Parents Academy is comprehensive, this is info that I KNOW you will need as you prepare for life with your newborn because I have worked with HUNDREDS of families in exactly the same place you are - getting ready to welcome their baby! The information that I give to you is evidence based and current! Yes, hearing stories from how your grandma got your mom to sleep might be fun but it's not current info and it's important that you have up to date information to keep your baby safe.

You are going to love the Facebook Community of other expecting and new parents and of course I'm in there too to answer your questions! 

You have access to the course 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.

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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