Meet The Pedi- A Dinner for Expecting Parents

When: Tue, November 14, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST

Where: Mandola's 4301 West William Cannon Drive 78749

Join Partners in Parenting (PIP) for dinner and a panel discussion with local pediatricians from across Austin. Our guest pediatricians will speak about the topics you are concerned with and will answer questions such as:

-How to choose a pediatrician
-What to expect from your pediatrician in the hospital and during your first few visits
-Baby care tips for when you come home from the hospital
-Resources for you as a new parent
-What you need in your house when you bring your baby home
-Suggested vaccination schedule

Haven't picked your pediatrician? This a great opportunity to meet some of the premier pediatricians in Austin. 

Buffet style dinner included in the price of the ticket.

Snag your tickets here! 

Dr. Grady at Grow Pediatrics

Dr. Patterson at Capital Pediatric Group

Dr. Aditi Sule at Oak Hill Wellness Center

Dr. Knema Rezaei Bazazidad at Austin Regional Clinic SW

About Partners in Parenting:

Partners in Parenting (PIP) PIP is a nonprofit organization that provides neighborhood-based support to new parents in ATX. We do this primarily through our PIPsqueaks groups for parents of babies 0-4 months old. Over the course of 10 weekly meetings, the families in PIPsqueaks groups share their highs and lows, process the experience of becoming a new parent, and learn from each other as well as guest speakers. All groups are led by a trained facilitator. We also offer groups for parents with babies 4-10 months old and Second Time Around groups.

PIP Dad's Night Out w/ Guest Speaker Michael Kelley, MBA, LMFT

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

LOCATION: NXNW Restaurant & Brewery 

RSVP Here!

We know that Dad's work hard and we think you need a night out with other dads! To talk about dad stuff, make dad jokes and enjoy an adult meal in peace with other guys who get it. Join us for Partners in Parenting's (PIP) inaugural Dad's Night Out! Our guest speaker, Michael Kelly, will give a presentation and lead a discussion around... dad stuff.

I’m a Dad, Now What? With Guest Speaker: Michael Kelley, MBA, LMFT

For fathers ‘parenthood’ means different things—cultural, professional, emotional—than it does for mothers. Fathers have a different kind of connection to their children than moms, as well as different roles and responsibilities, so how does that come to be? There are basic biological differences at play and there are also important variables that fathers introduce into the family milieu that distinguishes his essential part in nurturing a balanced child that emerges ready for action. In this presentation, we will look at some of the neurobiology that makes men different, turns them into dads, and influences positive child development. We will also discuss what it takes to be a successful father and what to expect on the adventure of fatherhood.

Michael Kelley, MBA, LMFT has been counseling adolescent and adult males in individual, family, and couples therapy for the past 12 years with a focus on self-awareness, living on mission, and creating secure-functioning relationships. As a husband, father, and professional, Michael does his best every day to operate from a mindset of clarity and purpose to help propel him forward and support a life that is grounded in reality, filled with gratitude, and in service to family, friends, and community.

2017 Alumni PIPnic

Join fellow PIP Alumni for a morning in the park. We will be gathering at Pease Park just north of downtown Austin to play and catch up. Rally your PIP group and come out to celebrate the PIP community. 

Date: October 21st, from 9am-12 pm 

Location: Pease Park 1100 Kingsbury St, Austin, TX 78705

We will have snacks and water to share. There are plenty of picnic tables and space to lay out blankets. Pack a light lunch if desired. We may even have a food truck, so stay tuned for more details!

We will also be hosting a PIP Clothing and Toy Swap: Do you have baby or toddler items you don't want anymore? Bring new or lightly used baby/toddler clothing and toys to swap with your fellow PIP Alumni. Our Alumni range in age from newborn to 3 years old. All remaining items after the swap will be donated.

RSVP and let us know you will be there!

-The PIP Team

Questions? Email

Newborn PIPsqueaks Groups Starting Soon!

 Your village is waiting... Join today!

Your village is waiting... Join today!

Calling all new parents! We have three PIPsqueaks groups starting in the next month!

Second Time Around (STA) group in Oak Hill/Ciricle C starting end of August

South/Central Austin group for moms starting end of August

North Austin group for parents starting end of August

The groups are for parents with newborns 2-16 weeks old. Both groups will meet once a week on a weeknight for 10 weeks (6 weeks for STA), rotating between the homes of participants. There are still spots left in our groups!

PIP groups are a great way to connect with other families and babies who live nearby. For more information or to register click:

Or email, call or text  Dorothy: 512-413-3119 

#AmplifyPIP Alumni Park Day

Dearest PIP Alumni,
One of my favorite things about PIP is that although we each have unique parenting experiences, we share a common desire to be a part of a supportive community of fellow parents. We recently launched an Alumni Facebook Group with the hope that as our littles grow up we can continue our parenting journey together. Come join our group and invite your alumni friends!

I look forward to connecting at one of our upcoming events!
Rachel Ladov
Executive Director


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We are a small organization with a big mission -- help families just like yours build their village. Austin is a place where we come together and support each other across all our differences. As we work together to make the world a better place, there's no better place to start than with our own local new parents and babies.

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Click here to schedule your March 2nd gift today!

What is the impact of YOUR #AmplifyPIP investment?

$500 - Outreach to serve one new neighborhood
$300 - Training and support for one volunteer group leader
$150 - Full scholarship for one family in a newborn group
$75 - One workshop for expectant parents
$25 - Materials for one newborn group

Amplify Austin, organized by I Live Here, I Give Here, is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving. Your donation will go twice as far because our Board of Directors is matching ALL donations until we reach our goal!