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An Event for Growing Families

Last April I was asked to be the family photographer at a new event in Portland designed for growing families to help them navigate parenthood. I was beyond excited to be a part of this new event. It was so smart to have different practitioners all in the same room providing resources to new parents. I was honored to be asked to be there as a Portland newborn & family photographer. 

The Parent Trip is the brainchild of Olivia Spitzer of Doula Olivia (who was featured on my blog last year in my Women Warrior series) and Sarah Fuller of Opus Lactation (featured next week on my Women Warrior series —be sure to check back!). 

The Parent Trip is a totally free, twice a year event where families can come and meet providers without an appointment. All under one roof and at one time. Olivia & Sarah specifically designed this event to have one provider representing each modality of care for a reason. They are not looking to sell you pregnancy or parenting services. The Parent Trip is designed to help you discover community resources for new parents.

This free event for expecting parents and families of young children is designed so that you can come and meet local practitioners in a low-stakes atmosphere.

The hardest part of being a new parent, is you don’t even know what you don’t know… And The Parent Trip is here to help you navigate parenthood Portland-style. You might find: 

 A family photographer you love! 😉

A chiropractor who specializes in pregnant bodies, postpartum bodies, and infants.

Great parent-focused exercise classes.

Last April was so much fun, that when they reached out to me to participate again in October, my answer was, “absolutely!” I loved not only getting to chat with all of the families who attended. But also with all of the other amazing providers who are a part of this event. And when they asked again for me to participate this April, I of course said YES! 

This is such a great event to provide you with pregnancy and parenting resources I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

There are two different events taking place this April, one on the Eastside (where you’ll find yours truly!) and one on the Westside. Below are all of the details. I hope to see you there! 

Be sure to make it all the way to the bottom to see photos I took of past Parent Trip events! 

The WestSide Event

When: Sat. April 25th, 2020

Time: 10am – 2pm

Where: Virtual Event via Zoom – Register Here!

The EastSide Event

When: Sun. April 26th, 2020

Time: 10am – 2pm

Where: Virtual Event via Zoom – Register Here!

You can also check out the website for more information, to meet the practitioners, and find FAQs.

The Parent Trip signage, Portland Oregon - New Parent Resource Event
Olivia Spitzer & Sarah Fuller
Olivia of Doula Olivia & Sarah of Opus Lactation
Founders of The Parent Trip
The Parent Trip PDX Raffle Baskets for Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum, and Beyond
Midwife holding out a baby head measuring tool
Coyote Midwifery
Joni & Caitlin of Coyote Midwifery
Adventure Therapy Portland Oregon
Barb & Erin of Helping Hands Doula, Sarah of Opus Lactation
The PDX Parent Trip event room
Dr. Danielle of Laurelhurst Chiropractic
The Parent Trip Eastside Event - Portland, OR
Marcie of Adjoyn at her table at the Parent Trip event - an event for growing families
Marcie of Adjoyn
Dr. Molly of Jade Chiropractic and Gillian of The Tummy Team at the Parent Trip event - an event for growing families
Dr. Molly of Jade Chiropractic and Gillian of The Tummy Team
Fit4Mom SE Portland/Happy Valley table setup at The Parent Trip event - an event for growing families
Dr. Danielle LaSusa talking with another woman at the Parent Trip pdx event - an event for growing families
Danielle LaSusa PhD Practical Philosophy
Yoga Way to Birth Table at new parent resources event
Marnellie of Hanau Doula & Olivia of Doula Olivia, at the parent trip event wearing their doula shirts
Marnellie of Hanau Doula and Olivia of Doula Olivia
The Parent Trip PDX event signage at Taborspace. An event for growing families


  1. Julie says:

    O wow this looks like a ton of fun 💖 Wish I could be there and get involved. Have a wonderful time

  2. […] is also one of the founders of The Parent Trip, which you can read about in my most recent blog post. I’m so excited to be participating in this event again this year. And we hope to see you there […]

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