Mommy and Me for Working Moms
We know that your first year with your baby can be extremely hard especially when going back to work! 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.
Unlike our original Mothers' Gathering Classes, our Working Mothers' Gathering Class is tailored for moms who are returning (or have returned) to work. Returning to work presents significant transition and change. The Working Mothers' Gathering Class covers all the same topics as our original Mothers' Gathering classes, but it also focuses on pertinent issues such as time management and emotional guilt. These classes are not typically offered in our original three-session format that spans baby's first year and are generally limited to one or two sessions. However, moms are always welcome to join an ongoing Mothers' Gathering Class with other moms of babies around the same age if they would like to continue enjoying friendship, support, and education through their baby's first year.
Our Mothers' Gathering moms are grouped with other moms whose babies' birthdays are generally within several weeks or a few 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.
***Beginning in 2024, our Mothers' Gathering classes will be offered in 3 sessions. Session 1 is for babies 0-3 months old, Session 2 is for babies 3 months old, and Session 3 is for babies 6-12 months old. Sessions 1 and 2 last 10 weeks, and Session 3 lasts 8 weeks.
Classes are held once a week and last 90 minutes. Moms can join at the start of any new session (or mid-session, if space is available). Many moms stay with their group for all five sessions through the whole first year of their baby's life, and some transfer into the Working Moms group after their first or second session. Many moms will come back to later join us for our Second Time Mothers' Gathering class.
There are typically four to twelve moms and babies enrolled. Each class includes a specific topic led by an 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.
Please review our Mothers' Gathering Class Policy for questions regarding cancellations, rescheduling, and refunds.