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People vote with their pocketbooks. Parents invest in businesses that make the effort to be family-friendly.
We offer businesses and organizations concrete recommendations and hands-on assistance to make events, spaces, and services family-friendly and accessible for all.

 Our consulting service IS for you if:

  • You are designing a space, planning an event, or creating policies for pregnant women and families.
  • You understand that expecting moms, parents, and children have unique needs that require accommodations.
  • You are ready to accept 100% of the responsibility for making your space and/or event family-friendly and accessible to families of all types.
  • You value and will accept the guidance of a specialist who has been there herself and works with families to address their needs.


  1. If you think this is for you, then please contact us at We will be in touch to gather more information about your location, size, customer base, services, strengths and blocks in terms of being accessible, and goals. 

  2. We discuss options for working together. We offer phone, video, and email consultations, site visits, and hands-on management of design, events, or policy development in order to increase accessibility for your families. We also offer implementation checks to hold parties accountable.

  3. We decide upon the scope and method of the work.

  4. UP-STAND works to help you meet your goals. 

Our rate is $200 per hour.

We extend discounts to return clients and clients who successfully refer us.

What our clients are saying:

"Christine helped us make our event so much better than it was the year before. She was able to quickly identify...a number of easy improvements we could make. We received a lot of appreciation from the neighborhood - and we cannot wait to work with her on our next big event." - John W.


If you would like to leave a comment about your experience with our consulting services, please do so here.