Parent Classes with Mindful Birth

“This Group Saved My Life! It is so helpful!” Abby

New Parent Classes with Mindful Birth
  • Join us for a deep dive into the experience of new parenthood
  • Come for companionship with other new mothers and babies
  • Come to take a breath in the company of others and think about your new life
  • Come to get support on a range of parenting challenges

These parenting groups are about connection and exploration.

Find yourself. Find your tribe.

"It's been more than I imagined. I didn't know how much of a help this group would be. It's been amazing.”

- Jina

New Moms Talk Groups

New Moms Talk Groups

This “Not-Your-Typical’ Moms Group is a place where new parents build community and share the profound changes of identity, relationships, work, body, and so much more that birth and parenting bring. Come meet other moms and babies for meaningful discussions on a range of parenting joys and challenges. For parents and their babies between the ages of 1 week and 1 year.

  • Summer 2021  6 Thursdays, 10am-12pm July 8 to August 12, plus the options to join Parenting Co-op Topics Clinics and Support Groups

CLICK HERE for 2021 New Moms Talk Groups Dates and Times

Summer – 6 Thursdays, 10am-12pm EST  July 8 to August 12 — $196, plus the option to join Parenting Co-op Topic Clinics and Support Groups as well. See below!

Fall Group Begins Sept 2021

The Whole Egg, Nutritional Wellness for Families

Parenting Co-op This Summer!

with Kristin Lawless, author of Formerly Known as Food, Aisha Collins Williams, Ph.D., Laura Wolfe, Mary Esther Malloy and others

  • Is Sunblock The New Margarine? 
  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children 
  • Movement to Strengthen the Postpartum Mama, Body + Soul!  
  • Mothering in Color – Soul-restoring conversation with other mothers showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color. June 16
  • White Parents Taking on Racism, June 16 
  • Building a Real Foods Parenting Pantry, June 23
  • Queer Parents Support Group, June 23
  • Dads Parenting Group, June 29
  • Healing Birth Breathwork, June 30

CLICK HERE for Parent Co-op Schedule!

This summer we continue our unique form of support, engagement, and community-building.

REGISTER HERE

Options to participate virtually every week this summer:

Topic Clinics

Wednesdays 11:00 am. Weekly clinics on a range of topics, facilitated by the amazing moms of our community. Pick and choose what appeals. 30 minutes, plus additional 15 min for Q&A, unless otherwise noted. Recordings available for presentational workshops for later watching during the month in which they are offered. Partners welcome. Full schedule below. 

Moms Talk Groups

Weekly Moms Groups for your cohort on a range of topics. Led by M.E. and joined by Laura Wolfe, Aisha Collins Williams, or Sarah Manton.

  • New Moms Cohort – For moms with babies 0 to 1
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, June thru Aug
  • Toddlers & Up Daytime Cohort – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, June thru Aug
  • Toddlers & Up Evening Cohort – 2nd & 4th Thursdays 8:00 to 9:00 pm, June thru Aug

Evening Support Groups

  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm. Drop-in sliding scale available ($15 to 35). Email for link as drop-in.
  • Queer Parents Support Group, June 23, July 21, Aug 18, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe. Drop-in sliding scale available ($15 to 35). Email for link as drop-in.
  • Dads Parenting Group, June 29, July 27, Aug 31,

Fees

Moms Co-op 2021 Fees: $100 Monthly / June, July, August

Partners welcome to participate!

Questions? Let me know! info@mindfulbirthny.com

REGISTER HERE

Summer Schedule

JUNE

MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

  • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, June 8 & 22
  • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, June 9 & 23
  • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, June 10 & 24

JUNE TOPIC CLINICS

Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of June.

  • June 2 – Sunblocks and Safety & The Importance of Sunshine, plus a look at common chemicals in other kid products to avoid, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • June 9 – Let’s Move! Yoga and movement to strengthen the postpartum mama body, with Miriam Wolf @wolfmovement
  • June 16 – Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color. 1 hour, with Aisha Collins Williams
  • June 16 – White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
  • June 23 – Building a Real Foods Pantry: Healthy snacks, quick dinners, and meal planning, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • June 30 – Healing Birth Breathwork, Access the sticky emotions and energetic residue of fertility challenges, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth and mothering, 1 hour, with Ash Talcott. Moms only
  • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS:
  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, June 8, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
  • Queer parents support group, June 23rd, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
  • Dads Parenting Group, June 29, 7:30 pm,

JULY 

MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

  • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, July 13& 27
  • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, July 14 & 28
  • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, July 15 & 29

JULY TOPIC CLINICS

Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of July.

  • July 7 – Sleep! A look at the research and a chat with other parents about how everyone in the family can get the sleep they need while appreciating babies’ biological wiring for closeness, with Kristin Lawless @Kristin_can_I_eat_this? and M.E.
  • July 14- Mindfulness for Parents: Working in healthy ways with stress, anxiety, and hypervigilance, with Aisha Collins Williams and M.E.
  • July 21 Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, Soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color, 1 hour, with Aisha Collins Williams
  • July 21White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
  • July 28 – Feels Pretty Awesome, Meditation, easy-to-follow cardio dance, breathwork, and yoga to awaken the body’s wisdom, joy, and the wild parts that have gotten buttoned up: Dance like you mean it!, with Kristen Huffman @feelsprettyawesome
  • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS
  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, July 13th, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
  • Queer parents support group, July 21st, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
  • Dads Parenting Group, July 27, 7:30 pm,

AUGUST

MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

  • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Aug 10 & 24
  • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Aug 11 & 25
  • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, Aug 12 & 26

AUGUST TOPIC CLINICS

Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am. Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of August.

  • Aug 4 – Your Child’s Microbiota: How to protect and support your child’s microbiota to build immunity and create health from the inside out, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • Aug 11 – Easing Tension through Movement, Playful, easy-to-remember ways to tend to your body, even with your little one around, with Hedy Iankelevich @hedyalicia
  • Aug 18 – Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, Soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color, 1 hour with Aisha Collins Williams
  • Aug 18White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
  • Aug 25 – Developing Your Child’s Palate for Health, How to avoid picky eating and encourage acceptance for a wide range of healthful foods, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • Sept 1 – Avoiding Plastics & Other Toxins Lurking in our Food Supply, A primer on endocrine disruptors and the key things to avoid, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS
  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, Aug 10th, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
  • Queer parents support group, Aug 18th, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
  • Dads Parenting Group, Aug 31st, 7:30 pm,

Looks like an amazing line-up? It is! Hope you can join us this summer!

REGISTER HERE

Questions?

  • It is perfectly fine if you treat this as a drop-in, come-as-you-can program. (kind of the idea!)
  • It is perfectly fine if you plan to attend the Topic Clinics only (or watch videos). Same fee.
  • The $100 fee is per month and opens access to a weekly listening group + Topic Clinic + recordings of the month. The evening support groups are included as well. Partner welcome, where appropriate.
  • If you need to cancel you will not be billed for upcoming summer months.
  • If your family is experiencing financial hardship, please email me and we can make this work.
  • Your partner is welcome to join any group, by constituency.
For Toddlers-and-Up Moms’ Group

Toddlers-and-Up Moms’ Group

  • Explore Hand-in-Hand parenting tools to strengthen your connection to your children.
  • Learn mindfulness and compassion practices to keep stress in check and manage those hardest moments of high-emotion parenting.
  • Build a community of parents who are doing their best to raise children thoughtfully, and stay sane!
  • Connect between meetings by phone, pairing up for listening partnerships.

Toddlers-and-Up Parenting Groups meet twice-a-month over a 4-month period. Cost $225. Current groups are full; New groups start Fall 2021

2021 For Toddlers-and-Up Mom’s Group Dates and Times

In oder to help us build stronger relationships with our children, and stay emotionally healthy ourselves, we explore Hand-in-Hand parenting tools such as Special Time, Setting Limits with warmth, and Play Listening. We also investigate what can get difficult for us in the fray of family life.

We set up phone-based listening partnerships to extend the love and support between meetings. The deep listening we offer each other helps us build reserves for the demanding work of responding, not reacting, to our children’s big emotions.

For parents NEW to our Toddler Programs: Toddlers-and-Up Core Program: Hand-in-Hand Essentials – $178

4 Tuesdays, 7-9:15 pm. New group will begin Fall 2021

 

For Toddlers-and-Up Moms’ Group

Parent Coaching with M.E.

Mary Esther has been counseling and coaching parents since 2003. One-off Coaching Sessions – 50 min. $125 (discount for current and past MB families). Six-session Deeper Dive Support Coaching – 1hr 15 min, includes mindfulness meditation. Contact us for fees.

  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Childbirth
  • Postpartum
  • Breastfeeding
  • Sleep!!!!!!
  • Feeding babies and toddlers
  • Setting limits
  • Relationship change with parenting

2021 Parent Coaching with M.E.

INDRA’S NET

Imagine a beautifully woven net that extends in all directions. At each knotted joint in the net is a jewel. And on each facet of each jewel is the reflection of every other jewel in the net. This is the fabled jeweled net of the Vedic god, Indra. The metaphor speaks to profound interconnection. Every jewel is interwoven with and reflects all other jewels. Each individual part contains the whole within itself. No jewel exists by itself, isolated. Separate. Parenting is a time when isolation does not support wellness. We are deeply social beings and have not evolved to parent in isolation. In these groups, we find in our stories and the mindful listening a deep reflection of each other’s experiences. Research tells us that aside from prior episodes of depression, isolation is the biggest predictor of postpartum depression and anxiety. These groups are about connection at a time when we are primed for connection. Please join us and find your tribe.

A Note from Mary Esther Malloy

Parenting Co-op This Summer

I am exploring an exciting new model of support for parents and I hope you will join us! 

This summer will be about shorter check-ins held weekly with me and your cohort of mamas that you can join as your schedule permits. More support. More connection.

We will also offer weekly Topic Clinics and monthly Support Groups led by the awesome, incredible parents of our MindfulBirthNY community!!!

  • Aisha Collins Williams, Ph.D (Mothering in Color, Sisters Supporting Sisters), 
  • Laura Wolfe (White Parents Taking on Racism, Queer Parents Support Group), 
  • Kristin Lawless (Your Child’s Microbiota, Building a Real Foods Parenting Pantry), 
  • Ash Talcott (Healing Birth Breathwork), and 
  • Movement with Miriam Wolf, Kristen Huffman, and Hedy Iankelevich 
  • And lots more…including a Dad’s Parenting Group. Schedule is below.

Join us as we continue our unique form of support, engagement, and community-building. Cuz as you know, we need each other! 

Read more below and REGISTER HERE

Two weekly options for drop-in. Come as you can! No worries if you can’t make everything! And, yes, it’s fine to only participate in the 30-min Topic Clinics. Same fee.  

  • Options to participate virtually every week this summer:

    Topic Clinics

    Wednesdays 11:00 am. Weekly clinics on a range of topics, facilitated by the amazing moms of our community. Pick and choose what appeals. 30 minutes, plus additional 15 min for Q&A, unless otherwise noted. Recordings available for presentational workshops for later watching during the month in which they are offered. Partners welcome. Full schedule below. 

    Moms Talk Groups

    Weekly Moms Groups for your cohort on a range of topics. Led by M.E. and joined by Laura Wolfe, Aisha Collins Williams, or Sarah Manton.

    • New Moms Cohort – For moms with babies 0 to 1
      2nd & 4th Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, June thru Aug
    • Toddlers & Up Daytime Cohort – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, June thru Aug
    • Toddlers & Up Evening Cohort – 2nd & 4th Thursdays 8:00 to 9:00 pm, June thru Aug

    Evening Support Groups

    • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm. Drop-in sliding scale available ($15 to 35). Email for link as drop-in.
    • Queer Parents Support Group, June 23, July 21, Aug 18, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe. Drop-in sliding scale available ($15 to 35). Email for link as drop-in.
    • Dads Parenting Group, June 29, July 27, Aug 31,

    Fees

    Moms Co-op 2021 Fees: $100 Monthly / June, July, August

    Partners welcome to participate!

    Questions? Let me know! info@mindfulbirthny.com

    REGISTER HERE

    Summer Schedule

    JUNE

    MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

    • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, June 8 & 22
    • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, June 9 & 23
    • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, June 10 & 24

    JUNE TOPIC CLINICS

    Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of June.

    • June 2 – Safe Sunblocks & The Importance of Sunshine, plus a look at common chemicals in other kid products to avoid, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
    • June 9 – Let’s Move! Yoga and movement to strengthen the postpartum mama body, with Miriam Wolf @wolfmovement
    • June 16 – Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color. 1 hour, with Aisha Collins Williams
    • June 16 – White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
    • June 23 – Building a Real Foods Pantry: Healthy snacks, quick dinners, and meal planning, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
    • June 30 – Healing Birth Breathwork, Access the sticky emotions and energetic residue of fertility challenges, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth and mothering, 1 hour, with Ash Talcott. Moms only
    • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS:
    • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, June 8, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
    • Queer parents support group, June 23rd, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
    • Dads Parenting Group, June 29, 7:30 pm,

    JULY 

    MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

    • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, July 13& 27
    • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, July 14 & 28
    • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, July 15 & 29

    JULY TOPIC CLINICS

    Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of July.

    • July 7 – Mindfulness for Parents: Working in healthy ways with stress, anxiety, and hypervigilance, with Aisha Collins Williams and M.E.
    • July 14- Kitchen & Container Gardening with Kids, Fun ideas and projects to encourage healthy eating in kids, with Kristin Lawless and M.E.
    • July 21 Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, Soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color, 1 hour, with Aisha Collins Williams
    • July 21White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
    • July 28 – Feels Pretty Awesome, Meditation, easy-to-follow cardio dance, breathwork, and yoga to awaken the body’s wisdom, joy, and the wild parts that have gotten buttoned up: Dance like you mean it!, with Kristen Huffman @feelsprettyawesome
    • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS
    • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, July 13th, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
    • Queer parents support group, July 21st, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
    • Dads Parenting Group, July 27, 7:30 pm,

    AUGUST

    MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

    • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Aug 10 & 24
    • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Aug 11 & 25
    • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, Aug 12 & 26

    AUGUST TOPIC CLINICS

    Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am. Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of August.

    • Aug 4 – Your Child’s Microbiota: How to protect and support your child’s microbiota to build immunity and create health from the inside out, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
    • Aug 11 – Easing Tension through Movement, Playful, easy-to-remember ways to tend to your body, even with your little one around, with Hedy Iankelevich @hedyalicia
    • Aug 18 – Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, Soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color, 1 hour with Aisha Collins Williams
    • Aug 18White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
    • Aug 25 – Developing Your Child’s Palate for Health, How to avoid picky eating and encourage acceptance for a wide range of healthful foods, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
    • Sept 1 – Avoiding Plastics & Other Toxins Lurking in our Food Supply, A primer on endocrine disruptors and the key things to avoid, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
    • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS
    • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, Aug 10th, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
    • Queer parents support group, Aug 18th, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
    • Dads Parenting Group, Aug 31st, 7:30 pm,

    Looks like an amazing line-up? It is! Hope you can join us this summer!

    REGISTER HERE

    Questions?

    • It is perfectly fine if you treat this as a drop-in, come-as-you-can program. (kind of the idea!)
    • It is perfectly fine if you plan to attend the Topic Clinics only (or watch videos). Same fee.
    • The $100 fee is per month and opens access to a weekly listening group + Topic Clinic + recordings of the month. The evening support groups are included as well. Partner welcome, where appropriate.
    • If you need to cancel you will not be billed for upcoming summer months.
    • If your family is experiencing financial hardship, please email me and we can make this work.
    • Your partner is welcome to join any group, by constituency.

Additional New Parent Workshops

Parenting Co-op

I am exploring an exciting new model of support for parents and I hope you will join us! 

This summer will be about shorter check-ins held weekly with me and your cohort of mamas that you can join as your schedule permits. More support. More connection.

We will also offer weekly Topic Clinics and monthly Support Groups led by the awesome, incredible parents of our MindfulBirthNY community!!!

  • Aisha Collins Williams, Ph.D (Mothering in Color, Sisters Supporting Sisters), 
  • Laura Wolfe (White Parents Taking on Racism, Queer Parents Support Group), 
  • Kristin Lawless (Your Child’s Microbiota, Building a Real Foods Parenting Pantry), 
  • Ash Talcott (Healing Birth Breathwork), and 
  • Movement with Miriam Wolf, Kristen Huffman, and Hedy Iankelevich 
  • And lots more…including a Dad’s Parenting Group. Schedule is below.

Join us as we continue our unique form of support, engagement, and community-building. Cuz as you know, we need each other! 

Read more below and REGISTER HERE

Two weekly options for drop-in. Come as you can! No worries if you can’t make everything! And, yes, it’s fine to only participate in the 30-min Topic Clinics. Same fee.  

Options to participate virtually every week this summer:

Topic Clinics

Wednesdays 11:00 am. Weekly clinics on a range of topics, facilitated by the amazing moms of our community. Pick and choose what appeals. 30 minutes, plus additional 15 min for Q&A, unless otherwise noted. Recordings available for presentational workshops for later watching during the month in which they are offered. Partners welcome. Full schedule below. 

Moms Talk Groups

Weekly Moms Groups for your cohort on a range of topics. Led by M.E. and joined by Laura Wolfe, Aisha Collins Williams, or Sarah Manton.

  • New Moms Cohort – For moms with babies 0 to 1
    2nd & 4th Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, June thru Aug
  • Toddlers & Up Daytime Cohort – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, June thru Aug
  • Toddlers & Up Evening Cohort – 2nd & 4th Thursdays 8:00 to 9:00 pm, June thru Aug

Evening Support Groups

  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, June 8, July 13, Aug 10, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm. Drop-in sliding scale available ($15 to 35). Email for link as drop-in.
  • Queer Parents Support Group, June 23, July 21, Aug 18, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe. Drop-in sliding scale available ($15 to 35). Email for link as drop-in.
  • Dads Parenting Group, June 29, July 27, Aug 31,

Fees

Moms Co-op 2021 Fees: $100 Monthly / June, July, August

Partners welcome to participate!

Questions? Let me know! info@mindfulbirthny.com

REGISTER HERE

Summer Schedule

JUNE

MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

  • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, June 8 & 22
  • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, June 9 & 23
  • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, June 10 & 24

JUNE TOPIC CLINICS

Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of June.

  • June 2 – Safe Sunblocks & The Importance of Sunshine, plus a look at common chemicals in other kid products to avoid, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • June 9 – Let’s Move! Yoga and movement to strengthen the postpartum mama body, with Miriam Wolf @wolfmovement
  • June 16 – Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color. 1 hour, with Aisha Collins Williams
  • June 16 – White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
  • June 23 – Building a Real Foods Pantry: Healthy snacks, quick dinners, and meal planning, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • June 30 – Healing Birth Breathwork, Access the sticky emotions and energetic residue of fertility challenges, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth and mothering, 1 hour, with Ash Talcott. Moms only
  • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS:
  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, June 8, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
  • Queer parents support group, June 23rd, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
  • Dads Parenting Group, June 29, 7:30 pm,

JULY 

MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

  • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, July 13& 27
  • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, July 14 & 28
  • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, July 15 & 29

JULY TOPIC CLINICS

Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of July.

  • July 7 – Mindfulness for Parents: Working in healthy ways with stress, anxiety, and hypervigilance, with Aisha Collins Williams and M.E.
  • July 14- Kitchen & Container Gardening with Kids, Fun ideas and projects to encourage healthy eating in kids, with Kristin Lawless and M.E.
  • July 21 Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, Soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color, 1 hour, with Aisha Collins Williams
  • July 21White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
  • July 28 – Feels Pretty Awesome, Meditation, easy-to-follow cardio dance, breathwork, and yoga to awaken the body’s wisdom, joy, and the wild parts that have gotten buttoned up: Dance like you mean it!, with Kristen Huffman @feelsprettyawesome
  • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS
  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, July 13th, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
  • Queer parents support group, July 21st, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
  • Dads Parenting Group, July 27, 7:30 pm,

AUGUST

MOMS LISTENING GROUP COHORTS

  • New Moms Tuesdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Aug 10 & 24
  • Toddlers & Up Daytime Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Aug 11 & 25
  • Toddlers & Up Evening Thursdays  8:00 to 9:00 pm, Aug 12 & 26

AUGUST TOPIC CLINICS

Wednesdays 11:00 to 11:30 am. Presentational workshops will be recorded for later viewing in the month of August.

  • Aug 4 – Your Child’s Microbiota: How to protect and support your child’s microbiota to build immunity and create health from the inside out, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • Aug 11 – Easing Tension through Movement, Playful, easy-to-remember ways to tend to your body, even with your little one around, with Hedy Iankelevich @hedyalicia
  • Aug 18 – Mic-Drop: Mothering in Color – Dropping the Shields, Soul-restoring, authentic conversation with other mothers doing the work of showing up for themselves and their children despite the burdens of bias. Welcome to any and all mamas of color, 1 hour with Aisha Collins Williams
  • Aug 18White Parents Taking on Racism, Building community to fully participate as allies in the fight to end racism, 1 hour, with Laura Wolfe and M.E.
  • Aug 25 – Developing Your Child’s Palate for Health, How to avoid picky eating and encourage acceptance for a wide range of healthful foods, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • Sept 1 – Avoiding Plastics & Other Toxins Lurking in our Food Supply, A primer on endocrine disruptors and the key things to avoid, with Kristin Lawless @kristin_can_I_eat_this?
  • EVENING SUPPORT GROUPS
  • Sisters Supporting Sisters in Raising Healthy Black Children, Aug 10th, with Aisha Collins Williams 8:00 pm
  • Queer parents support group, Aug 18th, 8:30 pm, with Laura Wolfe
  • Dads Parenting Group, Aug 31st, 7:30 pm,

Looks like an amazing line-up? It is! Hope you can join us this summer!

REGISTER HERE

Questions?

  • It is perfectly fine if you treat this as a drop-in, come-as-you-can program. (kind of the idea!)
  • It is perfectly fine if you plan to attend the Topic Clinics only (or watch videos). Same fee.
  • The $100 fee is per month and opens access to a weekly listening group + Topic Clinic + recordings of the month. The evening support groups are included as well. Partner welcome, where appropriate.
  • If you need to cancel you will not be billed for upcoming summer months.
  • If your family is experiencing financial hardship, please email me and we can make this work.
  • Your partner is welcome to join any group, by constituency.

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I’m reflecting on my blessings and I find myself thinking of our New Moms group. At that very unusual time in our lives when we all met – that raw, sleep-deprived, nervous, confused, perhaps a little self-doubting and deliriously in love with our new little ones time – I really needed the group. And I got more out of your shared stories, questions, advice and support than I could possibly express in words. As I chase after my swift, opinionated crawler, I remember us all bringing our sweet little (stationary!) newborns to that yoga room, with our fierce determination to get there no matter how difficult it was, for the chance to talk with one another and set our minds at ease. Thank you in particular, Mary Esther, for being a generous, wise & nurturing leader. You are truly a treasure.

- Kristin

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