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Parenting can bring twists, turns and pivots you don't expect. And going through the unknowns alone only works for so long before overwhelm, isolation or inadequacy will creep in.Even though these feelings might still pop up every now and then, most of the time, we're just looking to:

  • Be emotionally, mentally and physically resilient to the changes of parenthood.

  • Feel supported and empowered with information and real things that have worked for others in a safe and welcoming community.

  • Make time for ourselves, progress in our career, and keep our identity in tact after baby.

  • Feel connected to your partner and understand how to better communicate desires and needs to each other.

And guess what? You can. It's possible. And we know from our own experiential and formal learning. Learn about our community where you can feel supported, resilient and connected to yourself, kids and partner.


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Our mission is to give kids a good childhood by affording their parents a good parenthood from the start.

We focus on the parents so they can focus on their kids.Whether preparing for baby or in the throws of early parenthood, we can support by building the solid foundation for a confident transition into parenthood at the beginning with tools that will last the entire parenting journey.

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client review, I recommend Christy's coaching to anyone navigating parenthood. her approachability, insightful questions, and genuine care make her an invaluable ally during this transformative journey. thanks to her guidance, i feel more confident and pre
client review, her expertise and compassion make her an invaluable resources for anyone transitioning into parenthood

the parents table approach to coaching is different because we acknowledge the length of the transition and the multi-faceted needs of a transition

Our approach is different

What many do not realize, or perhaps are starting to understand now, is the journey into parenthood often lasts longer than expected. In fact, transitions in life, including becoming a parent, can typically take around 4 years to fully navigate and be in a new normal.Readjusting expectations and finding self-compassion takes time and effort. This isn't an overnight success story, this is a life building process we are building as parents.Transitioning into parenthood is a non-linear, multifaceted journey, tailored to each person's growth. We provide various modalities like creative expression, mindfulness, movement, communication techniques, peer support, language exploration and practical tools, allowing for personalized progress in the parenthood journey.


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Coaching & Community

From monthly memberships to focused coaching programs & masterminds, to DIY workbooks & courses (coming soon!), we're here to provide support for each unique journey.

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Consulting

Join me for a FREE 30-minute exploration call to discuss what you are looking for in a workshop, speaking event or business consulting for parental leave programs or ERG growth. Let's collaborate towards a successful partnership tailored to your needs for leaders & employees.


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Learn more about Christy, founder of The Parents Table and the mission she's on to help create a great parenthood so kids can have a great childhood and see if we align with your values and path forward.


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Coaching & community

It's important to find a coach that aligns with your values, goals and personality. We are here to provide a supportive, welcoming and personalized approach to navigating pregnancy at work and the first year or two of working parenthood.Christy, Parenthood Transition Coach and Will Lowry, Dad Coach are ready to help you through the transition to becoming a parent and growing your family in early parenthood.


Community Memberships

Join our vibrant community membership! Connect with like-minded parents, access exclusive resources, and participate in engaging discussions. With flexible options and valuable benefits, our community membership offers support and empowerment on your parenting journey.Membership programs do not have set timeframes, rather they are ongoing and members pay monthly to stay in the membership and access the community, resources and calls. Sign up now and be a part of our growing community!

Managing Motherhood Community

Welcome to the monthly membership, where motherhood is celebrated, supported, and navigated together. The Managing Motherhood Membership is designed to equip you with the tools and resources to make motherhood a bit easier and less overwhelming. Through weekly calls and engaging discussions, we'll explore a variety of topics, from self-care and home management to communication, creating a strengths-based and purpose driven home, connecting in your marriage, pivoting or growing in your career and creating a village of support, and more!If you find yourself in the category of navigating motherhood without your mom, we also provide group calls for mothers who do not have mothers anymore, either through death or estrangement. See my story to understand why this is important to me personally.


Group coaching programs

Welcome to our transformative group coaching programs! Explore parenthood together through engaging discussions, diverse perspectives, and shared experiences. Find accountability, motivation, and new insights in our affordable and flexible environment. Group coaching programs have set timeframes anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. Enroll now!

Parental Leave Mastery | 6 Month Program

From expecting employee to excelling as a returning professional parent, you'll get 1:1, group and couples support to master your initial transition into parenthood.As a Certified RETAIN Parental Leave Coach, formally educated in a research-backed and statistically proven successful system to navigate parental leave, I will provide support navigating the transitions of your maternity or paternity leave over the course of a 3-phase program. This Mastermind Program is 6 months and offers guidance through a number of modules comprehensive of group calls (Zoom), community support (Slack), private 1:1 and couples coaching sessions (Zoom).The full program will guide you through helping you prepare for leave, get support during your on-leave timeframe and assist you as you return to work and to your new normal.

Building a Strengths-Based &
Fair Home System Together | 6-Week Program

Will and Christy provide education on their process of maintaining a harmonious home and life with 3 kids, how to overcome obstacles together and how to maintain consistency with the program. This is virtual peer support couples program and requires both partners to do the work over 6 weeks.Our next cohort starts July!

  • Sift through what's working and not work, find your zone of genius to do the tasks you enjoy

  • Work through communication barriers and challenges between partners

  • Better balance priorities between you and your spouse or your caretaking network

  • Define what the ideal responsibilities are for each partner based on strengths, time and desire

  • Work to reduce anxiety, resentment, and burnout through better communication, empathy

  • And way, WAY more!

Be Leave Ready in 90 Days | 12-Week Program

Join me for my 12-week preparing for motherhood program with our virtual support group, content education, and free private and couples coaching.Our next cohort starts July!

Empowering you to lead your parenthood transition, you will gain confidence, control, and clarity in your path forward as we navigate parental leave, work-life balance, envisioning parenthood, and more together.When you join, you'll also receive access to:Free Private group chat on Slack with your assigned call day/timeFree 90 minute 1:1 Private coaching session (one-time use)Free 60 minute Couples Alignment call (one-time use)


1:1 Private Coaching

This is for individuals who are looking for bite-sized, personalized support in specific areas. I will answer questions and guide you in 60 minute sessions. I offer coaching packages in 3, 6 or 10 session groupings to ensure they see the change we set course on during our time together.This could include:

  • Support while you are on-leave and getting used to baby

  • Focus on returning to work and how to communicate with others

  • When your parental leave turns into not going back to work and focusing on your family instead

  • Vision planning and developing core values

  • Navigating motherhood without a mother - estranged or deceased

  • Getting organized and creating systems, routines and better habits for daily living

  • Being more intentional with your time at work and with your spouse, child/children and friends

  • Taking care of yourself and identifying ways to better cope

  • Grieving your non-parent identity and working through the feelings around working parenthood

  • and much more!


Parental Leave Wellness Workbook

Expecting parents embarking on the exciting chapter of maternity leave deserve a comprehensive and strategic approach. Our Workbook empowers career-oriented individuals to plan their leave, maintaining open lines of communication and expectations with workplaces while crafting a blueprint for their self-care and well-being. This Workbook is for you if you're looking to:

  • Calm your chaos, gain control, advocate for your needs, and feel accomplished not only as a new parent or parent-again, but as an individual.

  • Excel both professionally and as a parent through work planning, well-being management practices and reflection.

  • Explore and find ways to implement your self-care practices.

  • Have more tools and exercises to find relief in your overwhelm and keep track of your mental health and well-being.

  • Grant yourself and others grace during this new journey.

  • Feeling purposeful, valued as a mom and accomplished as a person with planned activities, routines and reflection.

  • Be able to focus on your family with a no mess & an easier return to work path.

  • Feel like an incredible leader with clear communication and expectations with work, family and friends.

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Parental Leave Mastery
6 Month Program


a 3-phase journey empowering you to lead your parenthood transition

Parental leave coaching offers personalized support and guidance to employed individuals as they navigate the transition into parenthood. From preparing for parental leave to life with baby to returning to work, I provide assistance with integrating work and life together, addressing emotional concerns, supporting your self care, strengthening your marriage, planning for career paths and more. I offer resources and strategies to help individuals feel supported and empowered in their roles as both parents, people, partners and professionals.

Some of our discussions will include the following:

  • Communication strategy with your employer

  • Planning your exit and transitioning work

  • Identifying your support network (aka "your village")

  • Developing a self-care practice that is sustainable and manageable

  • Perinatal mental health screenings

  • Boundary setting with work, family, friends and spouse

  • Return to work strategies

  • Roles and Responsibilities in the home

  • Shiftng priorities and identity

  • Future career planning and redefining your path

During our time together, you'll get:

  • Bi-Weekly 1:1 private coaching sessions (every other week, 10 total)

  • Bi-Monthly couples coaching sessions (every other month, 3 total)

  • Slack channel for group messaging & support (entirety of the program)

  • Monthly group calls for content teachings & discussion (last week of month, 6 total)

  • 360o Parental Leave Transition Assessment ($500 value)

  • Printed On-Leave Wellness Workbook ($79 value)

  • Access to me outside of sessions via DM, Text or Email

  • Leave planning template, email templates, conversation scripts, pre-recorded meditations & visualization exercises

You'll walk away feeling & being...

  • Confident, proud and in control of your leave plans

  • A rockstar leader committed, reliable and invaluable to work and family

  • Able to ask and allow for support, communicating your needs and expectations clearly

  • Aligned with your spouse on how birth, home and work will be handled

  • Equipped with tools for a solid self-care practice

  • A focused and present mother with the self confidence to take care of a baby

  • Grateful for your partners ability to rise to the occasion to meet you where you are when you need it

  • Taken care of my a safe community and coach who can help advocate and guide through the unknowns and unexpected situations which ultimately arise in this transition

  • Able to find harmony and fluidity in your various roles as a parent, partner, professional and unique individual person leaving you feeling valued and fulfilled holistically

$500/month* (discount for upfront payments in full)

* Ask about how you can get Professional Development & Training Reimbursement from your Company!!

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About


Christy Lowry

Parenthood Transition Coach
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Christy Lowry is a Certified Fair Play Method Facilitator, RETAIN Parental Leave Coach, and Mother Loss & Grief Provider based out of Colorado and the founder of The Parents Table, whose mission is to guide parents in creating a strong foundation for parenthood from the start, ensuring they prioritize their well-being and offer their children an incredible childhood.Previously, Christy spearheaded the creation and growth of the Parents & Caregivers ERG at a Fortune 500 Global FinTech, providing mentorship, coaching, leadership and resources to 5,000+ employees locally and globally.


More About Christy

My approach is different. It blends the use of creative art prompts, physical movement, mindfulness approaches, practical tools and formal education together for a holistic approach to transforming into a parent.I like to have dialogue and groups at the center of what we do together. And I like to talk about the real stuff - the hard, the gross, the scary, the taboo. There's too much silence in life. I encourage my clients to speak our silence and find our voices, otherwise the silence will drown us.I believe I can best support you if I can be relevant to you. Many coaches out there will say they can help with just about anything and that's fair, some can. And, I can support you in many ways, but not all ways. I'd prefer my clients and community get the best resources and support from experts as they need or want it. Sometimes that's me, sometimes it's bringing in someone else. I'm open to and will partner with therapists, other coaches, doctors and specialists knowing this will benefit individuals in a better way for them.

Who I help is focused on dual-income earners and supporting both partners as they enter into parenthood. I focus on mothers and mothers who no longer have their moms with them - either through estrangement or death.While I enjoy working with mothers or fathers individually, I really enjoy when we can bring both together to have a unified front. I believe in the growing number of husbands and non-birthing partners wanting to step into developing a more engaging, loving, warm and memorable home for their kids and wives by doing this parenting thing together. It's not about isolation anymore, it's about connection. And honestly, it's imperative for a successful parenthood and childhood for both parents to be engaged, growth minded and present - whether married or separated.

What you can expect to get when you come to the community or coach with me is an open, safe, accepting space. My goal for any of my clients is to feel good about the work we do together and to feel progress in the direction they desire.

My experience coaching, consulting and running community stems from my personal experiences, triumphs and lessons as a "working mom", experience creating communities out of thin air in corporate & non-profit organizations, and is fortified by formal education in multiple subjects, which I'm continuously adding to for the benefit of my community and clients. My certifications are below.

What you won't find here is a one-size-fits-all approach. I believe everyone needs a customized approach to the parenthood transition and there's no way we are going to survive in this thing called parenthood without understanding our unique needs and finding a support system to help meet those needs.We are not just about the birth. We are not just about the babies. We are not just about the first month or two of the parenthood transition. We are about providing a comprehensive approach to meeting your needs and desires as a person navigating parenthood.I, with my husband Will, offer our experience to expecting, new and growing families - empowering them to design their own unique story and foundation for life as parents, professionals, people and partners, which is uniquely theirs.

My husband and I have worked through the ebbs and flows of life to define and create the life we love, and we do it side by side. He's my rock and he's worked hard to be that for me and our family. And while he says the same about me, over the past 6 years, he's taken a different approach to fatherhood than was afforded to generations before him. With a desire to change the myth that you can't have both successfully - career and family - both Will and I can walk alongside you, building your confidence and a new foundation so your family and career can thrive in harmony.

Additionally, I've understood how much entering parenthood is not only a time to celebrate, but also to grieve what we don't have as we transition from non-parent to parent, or even from 1 to 2 to 3+ kids. The grieving process is imperative to forming yourself into the parent and person you want to be. Re-shaping and Re-membering your own identity as you embrace motherhood is an important piece that we do not talk about, have a process for, or honestly, even notice or acknowledge like we should. I have had a unique journey and new understanding of how grief plays a vital role in our parenthood journey that I desparately want to share with the world.Through the loss of my mother when I was 4 months postpartum with my 3rd child, I am learning what navigating motherhood without a mother is like. Many times, our "village" is our mom. Learning motherhood is hard, learning it without a mother, I can honestly say through experience, has even bigger challenges. Filling 'the mother-void' as I call it, takes effort and time, neither of which we have the capacity for when raising littles. If you are someone who doesn't have a mother - whether through estrangement or through the physical death of your mother - I am here for your support and to be part of the village you don't have.If my story resonates with you, reach out to me, I'd love to hear your story and if you are willing and wanting, I'd like to support you however I can since I know we can do this together!

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