Sage Parenting Coaching

Be the parent you want to be

with a Personalized Plan to a Better Relationship and Life with Your Child In The Next 30 Days

Sage Parenting Coaching

Have you ever said to yourself . . . 

“I just yelled at my kids - another day failing at motherhood."

"I won't hit, shame, or punish my child. But then what do I do?"

"How do gentle parents get through tantrums in Costco without everyone thinking they're raising hellions?"

"I'm stuck. What I'm doing isn't working and I just can't see a way through this issue."

Whether you are mothering a baby, toddler, child, or tween, the struggle is real. For those of us committed to walking a gentle parenting path that respects our children's natural needs, we can feel even more alone. 

I know I did when all my colleagues were prescribing control-based time-outs and behavior charts in the group supervision of my family therapy practicum while I was offering connection and respect-based tools like collaboration, finding the quality yes, and "I'm noticing / I'm wondering" language. But I don't mind the side eye anymore because what all those colleagues and families witnessed is that this approach works, especially when the goal is to raise heart-full and competent people. 

"What if I knew how to handle all the challenges? You know, like that mom wearing a flower crown who calmly dances through problems with her children?

"My life would be great if I could just understand how to apply those gentle parenting ideals to the hard moments."

"OMG, I could be the mother I want to be and actually enjoy my kids and my life. We would be thriving instead of just surviving!"



For every season


Every baby is unique, which can leave you asking, "What does my baby need?" Invite a warm, knowledgable expert into your life, not to tell you what to do (you certainly get enough uninformed advice as a new parent) but to explain, interpret, and provide (research based) options with the goal of enhancing the bond you share (and assisting in your family’s survival). You are the conduit for your baby’s experience of themselves, others, and the world around them. I’ll show you how to honor that awesome role.


As your child grows into their own, the relationship you share must also grow and evolve in ways that support your child on their unique journey. You want to foster an authentic connection for the long haul, while offering guidance to help your child to be their best self. I get it, I’m right there with you, and I can show you the path.


Toddlerhood is a special and patience-exhuasting season of wonder. The good news is, I speak toddler fluently! You can meet all those intense toddler needs for direct experience and help them to navigate their newfound turbulent emotional sea with respect and connection. Everyone can be safe and supported while also free to be their natural selves.


The tween years are a time of transition as your child grows into their own with a more established sense of self and the expanded independence, freedom, responsibility, and community connection that comes with that. This is a fork in the road when many in the mainstream disconnect, diverging onto contradicting paths. But it doesn't have to be that! That close connection and respectful support can carry through into the tween years seamlessly and beautifully.

We'll cover

1. Priorities

First, we'll establish your family's values and create a plan moving forward based on them.

2. Environment

The home environment has a profound impact on children and their mood and behavior so we'll create a playscape that sets them up for success.

3. Flow

Then we'll build a rhythm for your family that incorporates everyone's needs. 

4. Tools

Lastly, I'll give you the specific tools you need to address your challenges within an easy-to-follow plan and I'll continue to support you as you implement and we adjust.

The benefits

In one month, through a connection and evidence-based approach, you will:

↠ better understand your child's needs

↠ have a clear plan of action

↠ take gradual and gentle steps

↠ enjoy more peaceful and easy days

↠ enhance your connection with your child

↠ align your lifestyle with your values

↠ be on a long-term path of success

↠ gain confidence as a mother 

In other words, start now and you’ll be confidently slow-motion strutting in aviator shades (Maverick glasses not included) by the next month’s playdate.

Mother Son

You'll get

You'll be coached through your parenting challenges from anywhere in the world, without ever leaving your home (real pants not required). I will hold space for your struggles and guide you forward with a personalized plan, rooted in connection, that unfolds as an easy conversation with a trusted mentor, to support you as you shift, via Skype and email.

1 month of coaching

4 weekly 45 minute Skype sessions

a personalized guide

email support

exclusive Facebook group membership

for $599

*Next available month: August

*Only 5 spots available each month

“This gal is amazing. A veritable encyclopedia of healthy parenting tips tricks and paths. Hands down…. Rachel is my go to when I’m lost in kiddieland confusion. The best part is that her light and gentle personality puts you at ease instantly. I’m grateful to have her in my mommy corner… And my little one is too. Thanks Rachel.”

Erin White

"I can’t recommend Rachel (Sage Parenting) enough! Rachel is a beacon of guidance to connected, respectful, authentic relationships in our parenting journey. I love her podcast and she’s incredible to work directly with as a coach. She articulates in a honest and approachable way and is an abundance of knowledge. I often ask myself “what would Rachel do” to channel her inner wisdom. Thank you Rachel for all that you bring the world, we need more like you, and thanks to you we can all follow the path you lead and change the world in the way we raise the future generations."

Christen Nicole

“Rachel Rainbolt, thank you so much for helping us to get to a better place and reminding me what my values are. I feel like I am making every day choices that are in alignment with our values and my daughter’s behavior has improved so much. I knew what I wanted but didn’t know how to get there and needed the support to get there. Thank you. You are inspiring!

You have helped me connect back to my daughter in the way I want to connect with her. You have helped me connect and start living out my values in daily living. My daughter’s behavior has improved a lot since incorporating a structure and routine and I feel better because I am getting more sleep and I found out that the things I was doing in between were not value driven so I am living more how I want to live. I always knew I didn’t want to watch TV but just got in this rut. Now we only watch 1 movie on Saturday night and I just took the step of taking the TV out of my bedroom! So cool. WE are spending more time together and connecting more doing things we love.”

Emily Dailey

“Rachel took me under her wing as a scared, nervous single momma – struggling with sleep, consistency and quite frankly trying to not lose my sh#! with a full time job and a precious and precarious growing toddler. With loving kindness, Rachel gently guided my son and I to a more peaceful and calm relationship.  I jokingly asked how much coaching would be for the rest of the year, knowing that each and every single email exchange holds wisdom beyond anything I could have learned on my own.  Rachel is a fierce and honest momma warrior you simply need in your corner.  No matter the issue or growth you and your family need to step into – Rachel will hold your hand the entire way and none of you will ever want to let go. Thank you for changing my relationship with my son and how I see, know and love him on a minute to minute basis.  And thank you for mirroring the love I need to sometimes send my way as well.  I look forward to working with you again in the future as my son and I run together into this wonderful world of discovery.”

Erin Michelle

“Wow, I have to say this experience with you has opened my eyes! Thank you for sharing your expertise with me this month! I feel like I’ve been given the tools to become a better mother!”

Ami Patel

“It was very nice to connect with you yesterday. Not only do you have a calming energy but you help problem solve so gracefully what I go over and over again in my head. I know the kind of parent I want to be but sometimes lack the self esteem to put those things that I know are right into action. I get embarrassed or feel left out in the mainstream parenting world. When I rely on you for a guide I not only feel validated but supported. Thank You!!!”

Rachel Carnick

“Well sage email parenting coaching is my new favorite thing ever and I wish everyone had some wise Rachel advice in their inbox on the daily.

I’m liking the email since I can reach out in a bit more of real time. Plus, writing things out helps me process. It’s been super helpful already. Used some of the goodness tonight and was like- oh, the simplest simplest connecting advice totally changed the interaction– for both of us. So encouraging.”

Kelly Pappas

“In a huge transition in our life as a family, you were a calm voice of reason that helped me to re-find myself and my way. Instead of letting all the change and confusion get us off course I feel like we are more cemented in the way in which we want to move forward. I am questioning myself less and feel more inclined to making confident decisions quicker. Also at at a time where my husband could not be as involved as we are all used to you were an ear to listen and a partner in our journey. Thanks so much!

That all being said Rachel, you have been like a great friend, whom I have never even met in person, that has impacted this season in our lives greatly. I believe in my heart that you have allowed me to view my son through different eyes and to allow us to speak each others language much better. You have shown me how to parent through love and to make positive impacts no matter what we are going through. Especially during this time I could not be more grateful. This is far from an easy season, and we have even more change coming but I believe through love we will all prevail. And I believe in part thanks to you, helping me foster this amazing soul my son is, will help him to be a real world changer. I truly am so grateful for all ur responses and help. I hope for more one of these days. Thanks so much for everything.”

Megan Molz

“Right on! I just started Rachel’s Email Parenting Coaching a week ago and I love having the time to reflect and respond via email. The way Rachel responds and dives into each and every detail is amazing. I have reimagined my life, my relationships and myself in one week. I’m so excited to see where I/we will be at in the weeks to come. So Awesome!”

Megan Goss

“Rachel and her email coaching were the best for my family and I to get the specific advice we needed in a way that was easy… that didn’t take a lot of time! Our 2.5 year old had a terrible time with taking the binkie away. Rachel coached me with a gentle approach that mixed nighttime and daytime tactics. It felt reassuring that I could ask silly questions from an expert as well as finally get some advice on trends in my daughter’s behavior. I really appreciated that Rachel took so much time to explain options. She clearly stated what I was attempting to explain via email so we were on the same page with each email response. Very cool way to get parenting advice. Thanks Rachel!!”

Elaine McGhee

“I can feel how much you care through your words!”

Mara Vicente

“I feel like I have a plan for the moments when I know connection is missing and necessary – with an approach that lets me stay in the love. Now that we have a blended family (I know this is not the traditional way it is portrayed but it is a blended family) your coaching. Rachel. Has saved me! I feel hopeful which is a huge shift from the dispair that was creeping in. [I now have] more insight into the littles so that I can be with their upset and not take it personal, not let myself be upset. And the beauty: seeing them modeling with one another what I have modeled to them. I am so grateful for you Rachel. I have seriously been in tears more times than I can count unable to see a light at the end of the tunnel or worse feeling it was a train and that I was doomed. Now I see differently- I feel that there may be a tunnel but there is light right here and the only train is the one I am on with this sweet family of mine. Thank you so much. Scary brave steps you have encouraged but sooooo grateful for every bit.”

Elisa Phoedovius

"The greatest benefit Sage Coaching has brought my family, is the gift of truly feeling and moving through emotions. I've seen in just the months time working with Rachel how smooth things work when I am able to feel and move through my emotions, and be less reactive. It shows in so many ways, but it shows when my children, particularly my 3 year old, is able to do the same.

I've become less reactive.

My son trusts me a bit more, and I him.

My family is going outside and going on adventures.

I've become more creative in regards to adventure taking. I thought because of our income we couldn't do much, but I have been doing so much!

I am doing inner work that a lifetime of therapy never gave me.

I AM ENJOYING MY KIDS EVERY DAY. Not that every day is perfect, but every day has something heart warming and awesome in it. At least one thing!

My son is weaning, but we are still so connected.

My heart feels so heavy thinking about the time I spent working with Rachel. I appreciate the getting back to my e-mails with thorough responses, that I was able to print out and look at when I felt overwhelmed. I love that the way my house was set up, was taken into consideration, and how well our apartment is functioning with some simple changes. I love that I feel much more confident in the face of other parents, or onlookers who may not agree with how I treat my kids. Or even more so for the perception that the onlookers might not all be so bad. 🙂 I really could go on, but I think most of all I am thankful for the seed of freedom that was planted in my heart. I feel free to live my life how I choose, free to love on my kids to everyone's hearts content, and free to collaborate with these amazing little humans (and their daddy) that I get to live this life with. I have a lot of work to do still, but I am excited for all the adventures to come! Thank you!"

"Doing Sage Parenting Coaching has been like planting a potent seed in my mind. And the more I nurture it the more it keeps growing. I often find myself making sense of something Rachel said, but in a different way. Having random Aha moments. And true to what she walks about, the more gentle I am with my care of the seed and it's growth (no matter the discomfort), the more abundantly it flourishes. All this to say . . . that month working with her truly inspires evolution far beyond just that month. I'm so thankful."

Sarah Duran