I’ll help you, your partner and baby soak up the bliss, navigate the blahs and waahhhs, and make the absolute most of those precious first weeks together—while building the foundation of a vibrant life for your little one.
Yes, all that and a bag of love chips (aka an incredible community of parents to cheer you on).
with a science-made-simple roadmap to your baby’s cognitive, physical, and emotional development
to improve baby’s digestion, circulation, development, and sleep
for mom's post-birth recovery
for the partners-to-parents transition (so you can keep liking each other no matter what)
of parents ready to chat and share insights
during our 84 days of goodness and beyond
It’s time for guilt-based parenting, mommy wars, and one-size-fits-all sleep training to go by the wayside. It’s time for a revolution in parenting.
We’re bringing humans into this world and shaping our humanity in the process. To do that, we need a break from the chatter, the critiques and the baby product-pushing. We need a gentle return to the very center of how to parent—from the heart and biology of human connection.
Because fear-based parenting is so 2015!
I’m Molly McDonald, a bodywork practitioner, parenting connection specialist and the creator of TAD. This course has been a “soul project” for me, a gift I’ve wanted to give new parents for so long. It was born of my 16 years of teaching, study and hands-on experience with new families—and all I’ve learned about what baby humans truly want and need from us. I’ve put my heart into TAD and will continue to do so every step of the way.
I’m here to ease your journey, boost your confidence as a new parent and foster that warm-fuzzy-baby-bliss you’ve dreamed about.
Let’s do great things together—one happy baby at a time.
TAD and dads go together like peanut butter and jelly. Dads tell me the course has inspired them, boosted their confidence and helped them tap into their own wonderful fatherly instincts. TAD supports Dad in finding his own, unique style with baby—without going through mom. Dads just love TAD (and Moms love that Dads love TAD).
Every day of this 12-week course has a theme, with specific hands on tips for understanding your baby’s experience of the world and offering him the therapeutic touch that will help him thrive. You’ll see your child through many lenses so you can more deeply understand exactly what she needs at any given moment.
The TAD week looks like this:
I was pretty self-confident going into this- I'd had a lot of experience with babies. That said, TAD helped reassure that my instincts were accurate. A lot of the things I've been noticing in my baby were eventually mentioned, and it made me feel more confident to know that what I was experiencing was "normal." My baby appears calmer and has an easier time moving between the various states. He also has grown to love tummy time!
I now know how to read him and how to soothe. I always ask myself does he feel safe and loved and if the answers are yes to both then I'm doing the best I can! The techniques work--so knowing that I have the skills to handle whatever he throws at me has been great!
I was looking for more ways to connect with my baby and I feel like TAD definitely helped with that. A bonus were the partner activities. I am not ashamed to admit that, although I adore my partner, 95% of my focus was on baby in the fourth trimester. Those partner activities really grounded me and reminded me why we chose to have a baby in the first place. He's a good dude!
My son (J, 3 yrs) used to get up, have breakfast and watch cartoons. Now he watches with us and wants me to do everything to him that I’m doing with Baby J. It’s really added to that bonding time. Or, he’s helped me with massaging Baby J. It really turned into not just a mommy-baby thing, but a full-on family thing!
Our time with Dad is in the evenings after work. TAD helps him a lot as far as bonding with Baby J, since I am exclusively breastfeeding. With our first child, my husband was able to feed him since I wasn’t able to breastfeed that time. This is helping him get his bonding experience even when he isn’t a part of feedings!
Everything is clear, even though I haven’t kept up with it as it comes out. I love that the sessions are short so that if I want to, I can watch several of them back to back. One of the sessions that really struck me was (what you taught us) about Grandparent comments that are well-intentioned, but not helpful!