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Parenting Through Attachment

Self-Paced, Digital Course

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I am so happy that you are here.

Babies and Brains is a space where parents and caregivers of all types can come to receive education, tools, and support through parent coaching to better understand their child(ren).


The first five years of life lay the foundation for how we interact with our world in the future. With the information provided in this space, you can learn how to read your child's cues and respond to your child in a way that enhances the quality of your relationship with them, supports their emotional needs, and builds healthy brain architecture for future learning, security, happiness, and success.

My approach always honors the caregiver as the expert on their own child. Your feelings, instincts, values, and culture are of utmost importance in the coaching process and will always be honored. No matter the title or degree that someone holds, nobody knows your child better than YOU. My coaching style views our coaching relationship as a partnership, with us working together to meet your parenting goals. 

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Hi, I'm Michelle! 

I have always been passionate about helping others. I spent 8 years in the community behavioral health field, creating and supervising a birth to five specialty team, and serving families directly in their homes, before I started Babies and Brains in July 2020.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and my Master of Advanced Studies degree in Infant-Family Practice from Arizona State University. I am a registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator. I also have almost a decade of training in trauma and attachment in the birth to five population.

I have always loved working with my community. The purpose behind the creation of Babies and Brains was to expand my community to those around the globe. I am so happy to be able to connect with those that I otherwise would not meet in my previous role.

My hope is that the tools, insight, and support that I provide will empower you to parent in a way that aligns with your family values and instincts.

About Me


Melanie W.

"I am so pleased to share with you that my first weekend away from baby was such a success! I spent the week prior reviewing everything we talked about, journaling through my feelings using the tools and techniques we worked through. Instead of feeling guilt and panic during my weekend away, I felt empowered and comforted, knowing I did everything I could to support my baby (and myself!) through our separation. I shared what we talked about with the group of moms I was with, and we all agreed that more moms need access to resources like you! Thank you so much for supporting moms and their babies - the work you're doing is invaluable."

Karen S.

"Michelle did a wonderful job teaching COSP. Her class blew my expectations; I was particularly impressed by her presentation skills and her ability to break down big concepts into digestible bits of information. She was attentive and respectful in her communication with her students. The concepts taught in COSP are eye- opening, but simple and applicable during our day to day interactions with our child. I couldn’t recommend COSP and Michelle’s class enough!"

Emily K.

"This was a profoundly life changing experience."

(in reference to the Circle of Security Parenting course)


For educational purposes only.

Use of this website or accessing these services means voluntary agreement to this all parts of this disclaimer. It is your responsibility to read this in its entirety.

For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.  

The information provided in or through my Website, Programs, Products and Services is for educational and informational purposes only and is made available to you as self-help tools for your own use.

Not a Substitute for Medical or Mental Health Advice. 

The information provided in or through my Website, Programs, Products and Services is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment that can be provided by your own Medical Provider (including doctor/physician, nurse, physician’s assistant, or any other health professional), Mental Health Provider (including psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker), registered dietitian or licensed nutritionist, or member of the clergy.

A coaching relationship is in no way to be interpreted as Psychotherapy, psychological counseling, or as any type of therapy. A coaching relationship is not a substitute for counseling or psychotherapy. Michelle is not a licensed clinician. Michelle is a Parent Coach that provides educational tools and coaching.


In the event the client feels the need for professional counseling or therapy, it is the responsibility of the client to seek a licensed professional.


Talk to you soon!