Family Resources

Nannies from the Heart has worked with Austin families for more than 10 years, and during that time we've built great relationships with a variety of resources and remarkable women around town. All listed below are referrals from our staff, clients and nannies. If you have a service you love, drop us a line and let us know so we can add to the growing list of referrals.

  • Parenting Tips/Coaches
  • Personal Renewal
  • Extra-Curricular
  • Special Needs
  • Food/Nutrition, Beauty and Fitness
  • Pregnancy / New Baby
  • Photography
  • Professional Services
  • Gift Ideas
  • Schools
  • Interior Design and Home Services
  • Business Resources
  • Resale Consignment
  • Charity/Nonprofit
  • For more great references, also see the resources page for Renee Trudeau and Associates.

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    Camp Sloop

    Camp SloopCamp Sloop Austin Summer Camp Guide
    www.campsloop.com
    Notes: Owned and Operated by Rebecca D'Amico and Rebecca Cole

    Finding the perfect Austin summer camp just got easier.Search by date, theme, location, price, age, gender and more. "Pin” your favorites, save your searches, compare and print, view Facebook friend picks ... They’ll all be there when you return.


    Parenting Tips / Coaches

    Bethany

    Bethany Prescott
    http://www.bethanyprescott.com
    Notes: Referral by clients and Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Offers private coaching sessions for parents who are seeking support and are looking for new tools and strategies to incorporate into their family structure.

    Austin Mothers of MultiplesAustin Mothers of Multiples
    http://www.austinmoms.org
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Resources and information for mothers of multiples.

    Katie

    Katie Malinski
    http://www.katiemalinski.com/
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Katie Malinski, LCSW, is a licensed child & family therapist and parenting coach. She helps parents gain understanding, effectiveness, and confidence in all areas of their parenting, and offers workshops on communication, puberty and "Beyond Birds & Bees." She does one-on-one work with kids and families to help restore balance, and loving, fun relationships.

    Carey

    Carrie Contey
    http://www.earlyparenting.com
    Notes: Referred by clients and Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Supporting, educating and inspiring families from before conception through childhood.

    Allison Reyna
    www.cheerupbuttercups.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    A one-stop "shop" for issues concerning child development, lactation and nutrition. No matter what challenge you are facing, we support parents from the newborn stage through the early childhood years.

    Clair Flynn For Kids Sake

    Claire Flynn
    http://www.for-kids-sake.com
    Notes: Referred by clients and Rebecca D'Amico has used their services.

    The latest information on child growth and development, focusing on effective and positive parenting strategies to support parents. Also offers strategies on choosing schools tailored to your child's learning styles.

    Seat Check

    Seat Check
    http://www.seatcheck.org
    Notes: Referred by clients and, Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Child safety seat installation resources and inspection locator.

    Renee Trudeau

    Renee Trudeau
    http://www.careerstrategists.net
    Notes: Referred by clients and friend of Rebecca D'Amico, who also has used her services

    Career planning, coaching and marketing.

    Katherine

    Katherine Torrini
    http://www.creativelifespark.com
    Notes: NH Client; Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Classes and workshops to spark creativity and passion!

    Melissa

    Melissa D'Antoni
    Fire Tree Studios - http://www.firetreestudios.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Fire Tree Studios is a laboratory for the art of living that offers individual and group experiences celebrating the creative process through the expressive and transformative arts.

    Adventures in WisdomAdventures in Wisdom
    www.adventuresinwisdom.com

    Adventures in Wisdom™ is a program that parents and mentors can use to "coach” children on how to proactively develop strong self-esteem and self-confidence; to learn how to handle challenges in life such as fear, failure, mistakes, and peer pressure; to learn how to make good decisions; to learn how to set and achieve their goals; and to learn how to create happy fulfilling lives.

    Special Needs

    The Johnson Center for Child Health and DevelopmentJohnson Center
    www.johnson-center.org
    The mission of nonprofit Johnson Center is to advance the understanding of childhood development through clinical care, research, and education. Services include medical and nutritional care, diagnostics and assessments, and behavioral therapy (ABA). The organization supports the community with free educational events such as monthly webinars and also hosts fun, family-friendly events throughout the year that cater to children with special needs.

    Personal Renewal

    Renee

    Renee Trudeau
    Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal - http://www.reneetrudeau.com
    Notes: Referred by clients and friend of Rebecca D'Amico, who also has served as a Personal Renewal Group Facilitator

    Read the book, The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal or join a group. The Personal Renewal groups offer you:
    * Monthly resources for creating balance in your life
    * Strategies and insights for self-renewal
    * Ideas on reconnecting with "who you are"
    * Community and meaningful connection with like-minded mothers

    Extra-Curricular

    Camp SloopCamp Sloop Austin Summer Camp Guide
    www.campsloop.com
    Notes: Owned and Operated by Rebecca D'Amico and Rebecca Cole

    Finding the perfect Austin summer camp just got easier.Search by date, theme, location, price, age, gender and more. "Pin” your favorites, save your searches, compare and print, view Facebook friend picks ... They’ll all be there when you return.


    Garden Heads

    Candis Clarke
    Garden Heads - http://www.gardenheads.net
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Organic garden and art classes and camps for children.

    Michael Zumpano Minds in Motion

    Michael Zumpano
    Minds in Motion - http://www.mimel.net
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used his services.

    Experiential learning ... Summer camps and programs designed just for boys.

    Life Ki-do and Austin Martial ArtsLife Ki-do

    www.lifekido.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico's kids use his services.

    Life Ki-do® Parenting, Martial Arts, and Life Education empowers children, teens and adults with the essential skills needed to find true inner strength, confidence and happiness from the inside out while cultivating the social intelligence for positive, healthy interactions with others.

    Little Helping Hands

    Little Helping Hands
    http://littlehelpinghands.org
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Inspiring community service in kids.

    Little Gym

    The Little Gym
    http://www.tlgaustinlakelinetx.com
    Notes: Referred by clients and partnership with Nannies from the Heart.

    Physical development classes for babies and children.

    Yvette

    Yvette Montalvo
    Mariposas Spanish Language Programs - http://www.mariposasspanish.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Spanish language programs and camps for kids.

    Music Forever Music Together
    Music Forever Music Together -http://www.musicforevermt.com/

    An internationally recognized, research-based music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the adults that love them.

    Carey Young blood Heartstrong Music

    Carey Youngblood
    Heartsong Music - http://www.heartsongmusictogether.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Music together programs for babies and kids.

    Lauren

    Lauren Boyle
    Lupine Lane - http://www.LupineLane.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Classes provide a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers to experience their child's learning and creative process first hand.

    Food / Nutrition and Fitness

    Food on the Table

    Food on the Table
    www.foodonthetable.com
    Notes: Referral from Rebecca D'Amico

    Web-based solutions for meal planning and saving money at the grocery store.

    Pure Touch Massage
    Jane Sampson

    www.puretouchmassage.com

    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Massage Therapy for Pregnancy, Postpartum & Motherhood
    As a wife and mother, Jane understands the importance of balance and self care.  Whether you need pampering in order to escape the stresses of daily life or you require focused work to meet life’s physical demands at work and at play, Jane will provide a customized massage to meet your needs.

    Chrissie Novek
    http://www.myfitlist.com
    Notes: Referral by clients and Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Making living a healthy and fit lifestyle easier, more accessible, and more productive.
    Andrew

    Andrew Brooks
    Spirited Food - http://www.spiritedfood.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used his services.

    Personal chef and catering service that provides convenient, time saving, and nutritious meals through a weekly meal service.

    Toni

    Toni Scott
    Dinner Made Simple - http://www.dinnermadesimple.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Personal chef and catering service that provides convenient, time saving, and nutritious meals through a weekly meal service.

    Confituras
    http://www.confituras.net 
    Notes: Referral by clients.

    Sells small batch, locally sourced jams, jellies and preserves.

    Amy

    Amy Culp
    Sculpture Nutrition and Fitness - http://www.sculpturetexas.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Comprehensive fitness and nutrition services.

    Chris Heidel Libra Fitness

    Chris Heidel
    Libra Fitness - http://www.librafitnessaustin.com
    Notes: NH client.

    Trainer that provides the tools, education, support, and commitment needed for you to meet your goals.

    David Ansel The Soup Peddler

    David Ansel
    The Soup Peddler - http://www.souppeddler.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used his services.

    Quality soups and dishes delivered to your doorstep each week.

    Texas Medicinals

    Ginger Webb
    Texas Medicinals - http://www.texasmedicinals.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Texas Medicinals is an herbalist-owned company specializing in therapeutic herbal products made with fresh organic and wild-harvested herbs.

    Judy Wadsworth

    Judy Wadsworth
    Beauty from Flowers - http://www.beautyfromflowers.com
    Notes: NH nanny, and Wendy Lipe uses her products.

    Organic line of skin care products created from a wide array of beautiful flowers also blended harmoniously with potent plant antioxidants, nutrients from the sea, skin nurturing vitamin blends and pure essential oils.

    Mary Mearig

    Mary Mearig
    Rodan and Fields Independent Consultant - https://mmearig.myrandf.com/
    Notes: NH nanny, and Wendy Lipe uses her products.

    While everyday skin conditions can be complex, the solutions don't have to be. That's why our products are based on a philosophy of Multi-Med Therapy—using the right medicines and active cosmetics, in the right formulations, in the right order. As practicing dermatologists, Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields know that treating the underlying cause of a problem works and yields long-term benefits.

    Cameron Babberney

    Cameron Babberney
    Aroma-Massage - http://www.aroma-massage.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Aromatherapy massage for health and healing.

    Pregnancy / New Baby

    Darline

    Darline Turner-Lee
    Mamas On Bed Rest & Beyond - www.mamasonbedrest.com
    Notes: Referred by clients and friend of Rebecca D'Amico.

    Personal care services and gifts to high risk pregnant women on prescribed bed rest.

    Infant Aquatics

    Infant Aquatics
    www.infantaquatics.com
    Notes: Referred by clients and friend of Rebecca D'Amico.

    Searching for swimming lessons for your baby or young child? Look no further - you've found the premier site for infant swim lessons and swim classes for children.

    Pure Touch Massage
    Jane Sampson

    www.puretouchmassage.com

    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Massage Therapy for Pregnancy, Postpartum & Motherhood
    As a wife and mother, Jane understands the importance of balance and self care.  Whether you need pampering in order to escape the stresses of daily life or you require focused work to meet life’s physical demands at work and at play, Jane will provide a customized massage to meet your needs.

    Austin Diaper Service

    Austin Diaper Squad
    http://diapersquad.com/

    Notes: Referred by clients.

    A locally-owned, ecologically-friendly diaper service.

    UpSpring Baby
    http://store.upspringbaby.com/Default.asp

    UpSpring Baby is dedicated to creating highly innovative products to promote health, wellness and safety for infants, toddlers and parents.

    Baby Stay Asleep
    http://www.babystayasleep.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Baby Stay Asleep is a safe, effective sleep system that allows you to elevate the head of the crib up to 30 degrees while keeping your baby secure and comfortable. Elevating the head of the crib may be recommended for infant acid reflux, respiratory issues, ear infections, colic and other sleep concerns.

    Photography

    Kaoni

    Kaoni Norris
    Kaoni Norris Photography - http://www.kaoninorris.com
    Notes: Referred by clients, and Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Photojournalist and portraiture photographer.

    Lindsay PattersonReflect and Record
    http://www.reflectandrecord.com
    Notes: Referral by clients and Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Video and multi-media storytelling for businesses and families

    Flashpool Productions
    Sarah Teveldal
    www.flashpoolproductions.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Underwater portraiture photographer for families, sports and unique settings.

    Life in Motion

    Lyndsay Stradtner
    Life in Motion Photography - http://www.lifeinmotionphotography.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Real life is worth photographing.

    Brooke West Photography

    Brooke West
    Brooke West Photography - http://www.brookewestphotography.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Child photographer who enjoys capturing people and moments as they truly are.

    Alison Eden Photography

    Alison Eden
    Alison Eden Photography - http://www.alisoneden.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Mama of two intolerably funny boys captures the charm of children on camera.

    Mindy

    Mindy Ravines
    Mindy Ravines Photography - http://www.mindyravinesphotography.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Family photographer capturing joyful moments.

    Cozy Impressions

    Tanya Warpula
    Cozy Impressions Photography - http://www.cozyimpressionsphotography.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Babies, family, children and seniors photography concentrating on natural light, location shooting.

    Professional Services

    Bailey Solutions

    Bailey Solutions
    http://www.baileysolutions.com
    Notes: Recommended by Wendy Lipe.

    Reducing your stress by turning your ‘to-do' list into a ‘to-DONE' list!

    Errand Solutions-Grocery shopping, pick up the dry cleaning, wait for the repair man, get that last minute birthday gift and find someone to watch the dogs while you are away. Sound familiar? Let Bailey Solutions complete your to-do list and errands. Whether you need a personal assistant, household manager, organizer, or just a personal shopper we have the solution for you.

    Organization Solutions-From the garage to the pantry or closet, get organized today.

    Referral Solutions-We have sought out the best vendors and have built personal relationships with each one to ensure your complete satisfaction. We don't just pick someone out of the phone book, we believe in relationships and relationships build trust and we know the most trusted vendors in Austin.

    Rebecca Obenhaus

    Rebecca Obenhaus
    Club House Scene - http://www.clubhousescene.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    All-inclusive and personalized children's parties for ages 3 to 12 years old.

    The Fix
    Jessie Tilton

    http://www.thefixorganizing.com/

    The Fix isn't your conventional organizing model, it's more of a lifestyle approach that caters to the individual client and the personality of their space. Your environment is a direct representation of your interior life. Thus, it should be peaceful, happy, and coordinated. My number one goal is to allow my client to feel confident and in control of their home.
    Jen

    Jen Allen
    Jen Allen Design - http://www.estrojen.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used her services.

    Customized wedding, baby and party invitations.

    Gift Ideas

    Anita Mennucci Stella Dot

    Anita Mennucci
    http://www.stelladot.com/sites/anitamennucci
    Notes: NH client and friend of Rebecca D'Amico.

    Host a trunk show to earn free jewelry, start your own work-from-home business as a stylist, or just shop the online catalog of unique jewelry pieces.

    Reflect & Record
    http://reflectandrecord.com/
    Notes: Friend of Rebecca D'Amico
    Reflect & Record preserves stories for families, and for future generations. We craft beautiful, documentary-style multimedia memoirs with a modern aesthetic.
    Gina McCool KBeau

    Gina McCool
    http://www.kbeau.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Gina McCool is the artist behind KBeau. She is primarily a self taught jewelry designer and jewelry maker.

    Joe Jones Whole Earth Provision

    Joe Jones
    Whole Earth Provision - http://www.wholeearthprovision.com
    Notes: Family of NH nanny, and Rebecca D'Amico has shopped there forever!

    Whole Earth Provision is a locally owned chain of three Austin stores that outfits you for travel, adventure, and fun ... and offers a wide variety of gifts for all ages.

    Tamar Cryer Pocket Loveys

    Tamara Cryer
    Pocket Loveys - http://www.pocketlovey.com
    Notes: NH client and referred by clients.

    The PocketLovey goes beyond the traditional lovey, blankie, or security blanket. Created by a company dedicated to helping your baby blossom into a happy, healthy, well-adjusted little person.

    Schools

    Khabele

    Khabele School of Austin
    www.khabele.org

    Notes: Referred by clients, and Rebecca D'Amico's son and daughter attend the school.

    The Khabele School serves early childhood through 12th grade beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to college prep.

    A+ Learning Solutions
    http://www.apluslearningtexas.com
    Notes: Referred Rebecca D'Amico

    A Tutor and MORE ~ A+ Learning Solutions provides effective services for children with ADD, dyslexia and autistic spectrum issues.

    Interior Design and Home Services

    Spark Interiors

    Misty Adair
    Spark Interiors - http://www.sparkinteriors.com
    Notes: Friend of Rebecca D'Amico.

    Assisting people in creating homes that they love, that use less space and resources, and that are congruent with their lifestyles.

    Wellspring Landscape Services
    http://www.wellspringlandscapes.com
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico has used their services.

    Lawn maintenance and landscape design by "Green Garden" certified professionals with a thorough knowledge of plants.

    Business Resources

    Business and Balance

    Business and Balance Austin
    http://www.bizandbalanceaustin.org
    Notes: Rebecca D'Amico is a member.

    A professional organization for women entrepreneurs who also happen to be parents. Membership includes more than 300 entrepreneurs, many of whom "off ramped” after successful careers in corporate America to launch small businesses that allow for flexible schedules that support their families and life goals.

    NextDeskNextDesk
    www.nextdesk.com
    Notes:

    NextDesk designers aspired to reach one goal: create an elegant, sleek, and modern adjustable height desk that gracefully moves from the sit to stand position with the touch of a button.

    Resale Consignment

    MamaCents

    MamaCents Consignment
    http://www.mamacents.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Consignment sales and motherhood classes.

    Pumpkin Patch

    Pumpkin Patch
    http://www.pumpkinpatchresale.com
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Popular resale store.

    Sparkle Kids: Upscale Resale
    http://www.sparklekidsresale.com/ 

    Notes: Referred by clients.


    Kids consignment, with great gated off play are for the little ones while you are shopping.

    Charity/Nonprofit

    North Central Caregivers

    North Central Caregivers
    http://driveasenior.org/
    Notes: Referred by clients.

    Assists older adults to remain independent and in their own homes by offering a variety of services provided by volunteers at no cost to the recipient.