Category Archives: Pregnancy

It Takes a Village: Online Moms Groups Forming




New Moms’ Online Support Groups are now forming for January 2015.

Motherhood is a job that comes without training, and it often comes without the support that new and even seasoned moms need to really flourish. The demands and fluctuating roles of women and mothers can be so hard to balance. You nurture your partner, your kids, your career, your community. Chances are you are focusing on everyone else first. And then there are all the worries and doubts. Do you worry that you are you a “bad mom” for taking time for yourself? Or feel you are losing yourself in family? Are you having a hard time balancing work and kids? Or a stay at home mom who is all stressed up with nowhere to go?

I can help you learn tools and mindset skills for prioritizing your own wellness, getting closer and more fun relationships with your partner and kids, and getting a handle on your daily routines.




Who: New moms and veteran moms. First-time moms and any mom with kids under 18. We’re all in this together.

When and how: This online mentoring and support group meets on once a week at the time that works best for you.  Thursdays 6:30-8pm or Thursdays 8:30-10pm or Saturdays 8am-10:30am.

Our group will meet for 8 weeks beginning January 22nd. You will need phone, a Gmail account and time set aside to call in each week. That’s it!

What’s included: Every week we will start with a check-in and group share. Then we’ll dive into the week’s topic. These may include:

  • Myths of motherhood
  • Common parenting pitfalls that no one tells you about- and how to avoid them
  • Positive parenting skills
  • Simple mama mindfulness
  • Navigating parenting decisions when your beliefs are different from those of the people around you.
  • Carving out “you” time, and…
  • …nourishing creativity, body, and spirit when you get it.
  • Healthy foods your family will actually eat- without being a slave to your kitchen.
  • Support for your changing hormones, changing status, changing feelings, changing body.


Group cost and details:  $25 a week, paid by the month with a two month commitment.  Group starts on January  22nd 2015 and will run for 8 weeks. There is space for up to 8 participants in each group.


About your coach: Kirsten Quint Fairbanks is a Certified Health Coach, Certified Holistic Life Coach, and Licensed Holistic Skincare Therapist living and working in Alameda, California. She’s a wife of 10 years, and mom to a homeschooled 1st grader and a home-birthed baby.  She brings additional knowledge from her training as a labor- and postpartum doula, and her in-progress training as a childbirth prep educator. Kirsten’s clients appreciate her warm and non-judgmental approach to helping new moms in particular navigate the sometimes-choppy waters of parenting.

Space is limited to 8. Contact Kirsten to reserve your spot. Let’s build a village together!



It’s Official!


a sentimental one of this babe who is 10 months old already

Hello friends,

After a long and very lovely maternity leave, I’m finally feeling the pull to come back to work. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be moving into and decorating a sweet little space (with parking) here in the East Bay. I’ll start taking appointments for late September skincare and coaching sessions starting next week. If you want to be on the interest list please send me a note. I really look forward to seeing you all and hearing what has been going on with you!


Warm wishes,





One last chance this summer to transform your health and lose your sugar cravings, stabilize mood swings, heal eczema and acne, get regular, and even lose weight in just about two weeks! I hope you’ll join the last round of this summer’s Craving-control Real Food Detox. Choose the guided program to work with me starting September 2nd, or the DIY option to start any time.

“I feel amazing, like a super hero. Who needs three cups of coffee when I have super powers?“ Lana, 34, engineer, after the Spring 2014 guided detox

Join now!

Choose your program

or click here to learn more. I hope to “see you” there!


Kirsten Quint Fairbanks is health coach and holistic living expert who offers real-world wellness coaching  for people who want to beat the blues and build self-esteem using nutrition and holistic lifestyle methods. She also offers skincare from the inside out consultation for anyone who is tired of the beauty hype and is ready to have vibrant health and glowing skin.  She works online and by phone. Kirsten lives happily, works gratefully, home-schools secularly, dances inexpertly, paints badly, cooks traditionally, and nurses on demand in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more about her here.