mindfulness matters
for modern families
What does Lou’s “no worries” mantra mean to us? It’s about expanding our ability to be present in the day, and embracing every moment of family life — even the stressful or challenging ones — together.
Get back out there with a little help from Lou!
The busy-busy pace of modern family life can lead parents and kids to accept just “getting by.” In a world where adulting and busy-ness are badges of honor, pausing to enjoy the small moments together requires practice and commitment.

When doing one more thing feels like too much, the need to spend time bonding with family can be too easily overlooked.

Lou Comes to You was born from the realization that thoughtful tools and reinforcement mechanisms can help families develop new and more mindful habits, together. Even in the face of challenging emotions.
 
FROM OUR
FAMILY TO YOURS
Life happens in the little moments.
That’s why we strive to make
everyday family activities as joyful
as possible — and that’s why we
made Lou Comes to You.
 
Mindful parents
We value authenticity.
We believe that the books and toys we provide our children make a big difference in how they feel about themselves, relate to others, and encounter the world.
Fun bringers
We value joy.
To us, bringing more harmony to family life means bringing more fun to family life. Whatever challenges we help families face, fun is essential to our solutions.
Good partners
We value collaboration.
Solving problems gets easier when we work together, get creative, and value all voices. And that’s what our products are designed to help families do, too.
Continuous learners
We value curiosity.
We watch over trends and findings in the world of mental-emotional health, parenting, and child psychology to inform products that help families thrive.
Family advocates
We value relationships.
We serve families by listening intently to their feedback, ideas, and stories — our customers’ experiences and creativity leap us forward.
For many families, extra time at home has profoundly shaped their kids’ lived experience. No wonder so many parents are seeking solutions for separation anxiety. As parents re-embrace a world with travel, tools to build confidence, comfort, and coping skills are more important than ever
BROUGHT TO YOU BY PARENTS LIKE YOU
Lou Comes to You is the creation of busy, creative travel-loving parents, Sam and Melissa Brown. Their goal is to help parents and kids problem-solve together, transform parent travel, and boost family bonding.
ABOUT:
Melissa Sprinkle Brown
 

My mom says I was a born entrepreneur. As the guinea pig for all my early business ideas, she knows best. Though most of those ideas never made it beyond her kitchen, I kept cooking them up anyway.

In 2001, I studied abroad at University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia. While living in Coogee Bay and Bondi Beach, I fell in absolute love with the Aussie people, culture, and a “no worries” way of life. I went on to travel all over Europe, South America, and Africa in my 20s, having the time of my life.

I moved to Austin in 2007 to get my MBA at the University of Texas and met Sam in the program. Fun fact, we actually fell in love while on an African safari, so travel is in our marriage DNA! Three years later, we were married and soon after we had 3 young daughters Lyla, CeCe and Sadie. I found myself balancing motherhood with a demanding career that included lots of business travel — not to mention various self-care and girls-only trips!

I love travel, but all of my trips began to create stress in my household and mom-guilt in my heart. My oldest daughter, Lyla, struggled the most. It got to where she’d start to cry the moment I brought out my suitcase.

I began researching ways to help her cope with times when I’d be away. After an exhaustive search, I realized traveling parents like me needed help that just did not exist. Soon after that, Lou was born!

As a family, one of our core values is to bring fun into everything we do. We needed to find ways to make travel fun for all of us, even when we’re apart. Lou Comes to You was thoughtfully designed for travel loving families like ours.

 
ABOUT:
Sam Brown
 

Having kids has been one of the biggest adventures of my life. But as a new dad, I couldn’t get over the ironic coincidences of modern life: Why is our time of intensive career growth so often paired with the period of intensive parenting?

Melissa and I were both traveling for work regularly when our girls were small. It got to the point where single parenting was a weekly routine for one of us. Sometimes all we got to see of each other was a passing high-five in the airport! The feeling of doing just enough to get by became pervasive. When it was my turn to travel, I felt dad-guilt both from being away from my kids, but also from leaving Melissa with a heavy load at home. Meanwhile, I knew that the years when my kids were small would fly by — and that kids form attachments at an early age. I had a fear of missing out on day-to-day developments, and I didn’t want to miss the window for healthy development of their attachment to me!

Lou Comes to You was born out of our efforts to balance the needs of the entire family. We wanted to find a way to pursue our careers and take care of ourselves as grown-ups while staying connected as a family. A tall order, we knew. But it all came down to the realization that we didn’t want to just get by in family life. We wanted to find ways for each of us — whether at home or traveling away from home — to thrive. That meant being able to leave guilt behind, work without worry, accomplish goals while traveling, and return home refreshed and ready to bond.

Nothing can replace in-person interaction. But fun family traditions like Lou Comes to You can help parents set the stage for household harmony — both between adults as partners, and between parents and kids. And that’s what we’re all about.

mindfulness
matters
for modern
families
What does Lou’s “no worries” mantra mean to us? It’s about expanding our ability to be present in the day, and embracing every moment of family life — even the stressful or challenging ones — together.

The busy-busy pace of modern family life can lead parents and kids to accept just “getting by.” In a world where adulting and busy-ness are badges of honor, pausing to enjoy the small moments together requires practice and commitment.

When doing one more thing feels like too much, the need to spend time bonding with family can be too easily overlooked.

Lou Comes to You was born from the realization that thoughtful tools and reinforcement mechanisms can help families develop new and more mindful habits, together. Even in the face of challenging emotions.
Get back out there with a
little help from Lou!
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS
Life happens in the little moments. That’s why we strive to make everyday family activities as joyful as possible — and that’s why we made Lou Comes to You.
Mindful parents
We value authenticity.
We believe that the books and toys we provide our children make a big difference in how they feel about themselves, relate to others, and encounter the world.
Fun bringers
We value joy.
To us, bringing more harmony to family life means bringing more fun to family life. Whatever challenges we help families face, fun is essential to our solutions.
Good partners
We value collaboration.
Solving problems gets easier when we work together, get creative, and value all voices. And that’s what our products are designed to help families do, too.
Continuous learners
We value curiosity.
We watch over trends and findings in the world of mental-emotional health, parenting, and child psychology to inform products that help families thrive.
Family advocates
We value relationships.
We serve families by listening intently to their feedback, ideas, and stories — our customers’ experiences and creativity leap us forward.
For many families, extra time at home has profoundly shaped their kids’ lived experience. No wonder so many parents are seeking solutions for separation anxiety. As parents re-embrace a world with travel, tools to build confidence, comfort, and coping skills are more important than ever
BROUGHT TO YOU
BY PARENTS LIKE YOU
Lou Comes to You is the creation of busy, creative travel-loving parents, Sam and Melissa Brown. Their goal is to help parents and kids problem-solve together, transform parent travel, and boost family bonding.
ABOUT:
Melissa Sprinkle Brown
 

My mom says I was a born entrepreneur. As the guinea pig for all my early business ideas, she knows best. Though most of those ideas never made it beyond her kitchen, I kept cooking them up anyway.

In 2001, I studied abroad at University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia. While living in Coogee Bay and Bondi Beach, I fell in absolute love with the Aussie people, culture, and a “no worries” way of life. I went on to travel all over Europe, South America, and Africa in my 20s, having the time of my life.

I moved to Austin in 2007 to get my MBA at the University of Texas and met Sam in the program. Fun fact, we actually fell in love while on an African safari, so travel is in our marriage DNA! Three years later, we were married and soon after we had 3 young daughters Lyla, CeCe and Sadie. I found myself balancing motherhood with a demanding career that included lots of business travel — not to mention various self-care and girls-only trips!

I love travel, but all of my trips began to create stress in my household and mom-guilt in my heart. My oldest daughter, Lyla, struggled the most. It got to where she’d start to cry the moment I brought out my suitcase.

I began researching ways to help her cope with times when I’d be away. After an exhaustive search, I realized traveling parents like me needed help that just did not exist. Soon after that, Lou was born!

As a family, one of our core values is to bring fun into everything we do. We needed to find ways to make travel fun for all of us, even when we’re apart. Lou Comes to You was thoughtfully designed for travel loving families like ours.

ABOUT:
Sam Brown
 

Having kids has been one of the biggest adventures of my life. But as a new dad, I couldn’t get over the ironic coincidences of modern life: Why is our time of intensive career growth so often paired with the period of intensive parenting?

Melissa and I were both traveling for work regularly when our girls were small. It got to the point where single parenting was a weekly routine for one of us. Sometimes all we got to see of each other was a passing high-five in the airport! The feeling of doing just enough to get by became pervasive. When it was my turn to travel, I felt dad-guilt both from being away from my kids, but also from leaving Melissa with a heavy load at home. Meanwhile, I knew that the years when my kids were small would fly by — and that kids form attachments at an early age. I had a fear of missing out on day-to-day developments, and I didn’t want to miss the window for healthy development of their attachment to me!

Lou Comes to You was born out of our efforts to balance the needs of the entire family. We wanted to find a way to pursue our careers and take care of ourselves as grown-ups while staying connected as a family. A tall order, we knew. But it all came down to the realization that we didn’t want to just get by in family life. We wanted to find ways for each of us — whether at home or traveling away from home — to thrive. That meant being able to leave guilt behind, work without worry, accomplish goals while traveling, and return home refreshed and ready to bond.

Nothing can replace in-person interaction. But fun family traditions like Lou Comes to You can help parents set the stage for household harmony — both between adults as partners, and between parents and kids. And that’s what we’re all about.