Meet Stephanie

Stephanie Mello Lovejoy is the owner and lead instructor at Kinship. She has been working with children and families for more than ten years and is passionate about parenting with love and guidance. A native of San Diego, Stephanie’s particular style emphasizes a relaxed and effective approach to responsive parenting. While working with several different families, she often sees distinctive patterns of behavior and struggle within each home that are a huge source of stress for the entire family. Her background in child development and communication helped her establish Kinship with the hope that she can help every child develop to his or her full potential. She wants to allow every parent to feel fulfilled and confident in their parenting, to continue to be individuals, and to develop strong, unbreakable bonds with each member of his or her family.

She has been called “The Baby Whisperer” and referred to as the “Modern-Day Mary Poppins” (her particular favorite). Stephanie recognizes parenting isn’t always easy but that doesn’t mean it always has to be hard.

She believes in:

  • seeing humor in any situation
  • respectful and loving relationships
  • unbreakable bonds
  • forgiveness
  • being silly
  • reading
  • playing outside
  • getting messy
  • random acts of kindness
  • taking care of yourself
  • slowing down
  • appreciating the small things while keeping sight of the big picture
  • the calming power of a walk along the shore