Family Coaching

Family life should be joyful.

Together with my husband, Chris Cunningham, I offer a range of services to help you find joy and balance as a family.

We partner with parents and caregivers to support you in helping your children become more confident, capable, and independent. As parents and educators, we believe in composing a family life that gives children the childhood roots for adult happiness. Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • parenting strategies and decision-making
  • partnering with schools
  • school placement
  • learning from home, including homework routines
  • resource suggestions including other specialized professionals

As parents and educators with over forty years of experience in the field, we use a signature approach in our work with families based on Katie’s book Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness. Childhood is a window of time. Your children’s and family’s happiness matters to us.

Ready for a more joyful family life? Sessions are at least one-hour long and can be held virtually or face-to-face depending on your geographic area.


We believe that parenting is heart work and we are here to support you with your family’s particular needs.


Drawing on the evidence-based pillars from Start with Joy, we share tangible strategies to apply right away.


Our focus is simple: to help you create a more joyful, balanced family life including how to partner with schools for more joyful learning for your child.

Ready for a more joyful family life? Let’s get started!