Partners in Parenting selected as Philanthropitch finalist!

The seven nonprofits competing for donations this year range from children’s groups to criminal justice reform organizations.

One of them, Partners in Parenting (PIP), aims to double the number of families it serves by next year and sees Philanthropitch as an “enormous opportunity to get our message out,” said Jessica Burleson, the group’s executive director. “We are small, but mighty, and we have been growing exponentially… We’re ready to scale.”

See full video and article on KXAN here.

May 2019 update - Partners in Parenting was awarded $4,496 on May 7th. Watch our PIP Pitch here:

2019 Alumni PIPnic

PIP Turns 5 on June 1, 2019! 

This year at our annual PIPnic, we will be celebrating PIP's 5th Birthday Party! We hope you will join us as we honor the growth of the last five years and set the tone for the next 5. 

Gather your PIP group for this fun PIP event. It is most fun if you can rally your group to come and see how everyone has grown. You'll also be able to meet other PIP parents and get to know our village. 

Expect to see: 
Activities for the kids
Snacks, Water, Cupcakes! 
Tables from our partners
Weigh in on our new logo design 
Don't miss some surprises from PIP to celebrate our day! 

(It's free.) 

2018 Alumni PIPnic

Sat, June 9, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

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

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 or tacos, so stay tuned for more details!

Questions? Email

Talk First! Workshop

Wed, June 27, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

Join Partners in Parenting (PIP) and Planned Parenthood as we host this Talk First! Workshop for parents to learn how to talk about bodies and relationships with their young children.

"From birth to age 5 children are curious about different kinds of relationships and their bodies. Their curiosity creates a natural opportunity to start building a respectful and trusting relationship. Join us for an award-winning Talk First! workshop. We can help get the conversation started. Learn how to answer your child's questions and identify teachable moments to share your values and beliefs. Know what to look for and when to speak up during this life-long conversation."

We will gather at 7:00 pm, have some snacks and time for connecting with other parents, then start the workshop promptly at 7:30 pm. The workshop portion will conclude around 9:00 pm.

This event is donation-based with a recommended $10 donation to help cover workshop costs. Please contribute what you are able.

About the presenter: Katie Wolfe Community Health Education manager at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas where she oversees education staff and programs for youth and adults across central Texas including the Talk First! parent program. She has worked for nearly a decade helping youth and families stay safe and healthy. Katie has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Baylor University and is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She serves on the steering committee of the Healthy Youth Partnership and the Travis County Adolescent Health Collaborative. Katie lives in Austin, Texas and enjoys hiking with her dog, Evie.

Contact with questions.

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.