We know that your first year with your baby can be extremely hard! You might be feeling tired and overwhelmed, we want to help. So much more than just a Mommy and Me class, our Mothers’ Gathering classes provide Education & Support to moms who are looking for information & friendship. Not just a baby group, or a class where moms will be told how to parent their child, but a place to gather the information and tools to determine what fits best for you and your child.
The Benefits of Mommy and Me can be significant for both Mom and Baby. In our Mothers’ Gathering class, our philosophy is there is no one “right way” to parent. What works for you, might not work for another mother. What might work one week, may not work the next? In the class, we give you tips and strategies for your parenting toolbox, helping you to find confidence in your parenting skills and choices.
Our Mothers’ Gathering moms are grouped with other moms whose babies’ birthdays are generally within several weeks or months of each other. This allows you to connect with other moms experiencing similar successes and challenges and provides you with a network of support.
Our Mothers’ Gathering groups are ongoing. The first class sessions start when the babies are around 4-10 weeks old, and then continue until the babies are about a year old (including graduation day!). The year is divided into 8-week sessions (90-minutes) or 4-week mini sessions (60-minutes), and new moms can join at the start of the new session (or mid-session, if space is available). Many moms stay with their group for the whole first year of their baby’s life, and some transfer into the Working Moms group after their first or second 8-week session.
There are typically six to twelve moms and babies enrolled. Each class includes a specific topic led by the expert instructor, an open-forum discussion, and Q&A time. For babies, the class includes singing songs, developmentally appropriate toys, movement, and other activities to aid their cognitive, social, and motor skill development.
(February thru April 2021 Babies): New Session Started August 25th ~ In-Person
(May thru July 2021 Babies): New Session Started August 25th* ~ In-Person
(June thru August 2021 Babies): New Session Starts September 30th * ~ In-Person
(September, October & November 2018 Babies): New Session Started August 27th ~ Virtual
New Session Started September 9th* ~ In-Person
New Session Starts September 23rd* ~ In-Person
Saturdays 12pm – Parent & Me
New Session Starts October 2nd* ~ In-Person
Dates: October 2nd, October 16th, October 30th and November 13th
In our new Parent & Me Class, the facilitator will provide information, support, and tools on how to best support each other and your new family. This group will provide a safe space to talk about the ups and downs and everything in between and will also give you an opportunity as parents to share ideas and concerns with other parents going through similar successes and challenges. Topics for this group may include but are not limited to identity transitions for both to parenthood, roles in caring for the baby and supporting each other, self-care, relationship changes, communication, and emotional challenges. The group will be facilitated by Tara Egemo who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is also certified in perinatal mental health.
*Proof of COVID Vaccination Required for Adult Attendees. Call store for more details.
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