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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Reproductive Body Function and Family Planning

This topic covers male and female reproductive anatomy, the way our bodies work, options for natural family planning and medical birth control options. It’s important to educate ourselves about our bodies and our options. Health professionals will help guide our conversation and we’ll have time for audience questions. Come learn with us!

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Blended Families : A Conversation about Single Parenting, Step-Parenting and the Diversity of Family Structures

This topic is back by popular demand! Join us for education and healthy conversation as we discuss what makes a family. We’ll hear powerful stories of single parenting, step-parenting and adoption. Come to listen, ask questions, connect and sort through the trials and tribulations that come along with blending families. In order to build community, we must better understand one another and the unique ways families work.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Understanding Miscarriage : Causes, Symptoms, Treatments and Finding Support

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Roughly 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies in the United States end in miscarriage. Even with these large numbers, often parents feel isolated after pregnancy loss. We'll cover the basics -- common terminology, options for care, and possible troubles women face afterwards. It will be a morning of education, support, reassurance and healing conversation.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Building Families: Introduction to Adoption and Foster Care

There are many paths to parenthood! We will discuss Adoption and Foster Care with local professionals and parents. Even if adoption or fostering are not part of your family's current plan, join us in learning how varied experiences with both can be. We'll learn how to support our friends in the process and understand some of the unique challenges that they and their children face. Bring your questions and your friends for this educational and eye-opening conversation.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Boundaries : Building and Protecting Healthy Relationships in Our Lives

Examining our childhoods and extended family relationships can be very helpful when establishing healthy boundaries for our nuclear family. Join us as we talk about how to navigate the important connections in our lives and how build and maintain healthy relationships with family and friends. We’ll also talk about how to recognize dysfunction and toxicity and what to do about it.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Girlfriend's Guide to Birth : What Every Woman Should Know

It's that time of year again! The truth is, the birth books just don't cover everything. Join us for a candid morning filled with birth anecdotes and tips from mothers in our community. Share something you wish someone would have told you! The 8th Annual Girlfriend's Guide to Birth is sure to leave you laughing -- and hopefully well-informed! Please invite your pregnant friends!

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of The Motherhood Café - Pregnancy Beyond Expectations : Sharing and Celebrating the Resilience of Motherhood

This is the second Cafe of a new topic series we’re debuting in 2019. Often the journey to motherhood looks different than we expect. Specific challenges such as infertility, miscarriage and child loss can drastically alter our plans. Difficult pregnancies and serious health concerns affect us in many ways. These “Beyond Expectation” topics will be true affirmations of the TMC tagline: “No one is alone” as we join our panelists in sharing stories and holding space for each other.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Preparing for Birth : What to Expect During Labor, Delivery and Newborn Care

Birth philosophies, labor plans, newborn hospital procedures, postpartum plans -- these are just some of the things to think about as you prepare for birth. We'll talk with mothers, educators and care providers to find out the things you should think about before "delivery day". Is a birth plan necessary? What should you and your partner discuss before you head to the hospital? What does your labor support look like? You don't have to be a first-time mom to benefit from this Cafe. Bring your questions and your pregnant friends!

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - The Breastfeeding Cafe : A Practical Guide to How Things Work, Variations of Normal and When to Seek Help

The Motherhood Collective is not a “breastfeeding only” organization and we fully support all methods of infant feeding. The best baby is a FED baby and the way you feed your baby is your decision. However, we think breastfeeding is worthy of its own Cafe topic and hope that you find this morning’s information educational -- whether you breastfeed or not! This will be a morning of conversation with some of our area’s most knowledgeable breastfeeding resources. How does breastfeeding work? What should you expect in the earliest days? How do you know if you’re doing it right? What are common issues and how do you know if you have them? What kind of help is available? What are common misconceptions? We hope everyone will leave this topic having learned something new about breastfeeding!

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Maternity Care Providers and Labor Support

Whether you are expecting your first child or planning your care for future pregnancies, know that not all providers and labor support are created equal. Finding someone who is the "right fit" is intensely personal and is as varied as the patient herself. Learn about birth philosophies, important questions to ask, and how to determine what you should look for in a provider. You’ll be able to meet local providers, ask questions and hear them share their passion for pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Girlfriend's Guide to Postpartum : What Every Woman Show Know

It’s another installment of our popular “Girlfriend’s Guide” series! These Cafes sometimes bring laughter and tears, but always bring a healthy dose of truth and vulnerability. We’ll talk about what to expect immediately after birth -- physical healing, emotional highs and lows, change in identity and the things we wish someone had told us. We’ll talk about the Fourth Trimester and the major adjustments that we (and baby) make during the early months of postpartum.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - The Sleep Cafe : Healthy Rest for the Entire Family

Sleep is crucial for brain development and health! Often we spend our earliest days of motherhood in search of sleep and healthy routines for our infants. As our children grow, sleep continues to play an important role in our schedules and habits. How much sleep is best? What is sleep training? Do specialized sleep training methods work? We will talk to sleep expert Candy Beers-Kim about healthy attachment, how to sift through all the advice, and how to find the rhythms and practices that best fit your family.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Healthy Sex : What's Good for Mind and Body

Sex is complicated! Sex after baby is even more complicated. After birth, our bodies change, our minds change and even our hearts change. So how do we cultivate a healthy and satisfying sex life while balancing our role as mothers? Join us as we discuss the challenges to making sex happen in motherhood.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Maternal Mental Health : Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness

Motherhood is often challenging. Beginning in pregnancy and continuing through the early postpartum days, we are adjusting to a new role, a new identity. Our life can feel constantly interrupted or out of our control. The way we see ourselves and even define our worth may change. It can become more difficult to prioritize self care. Finding time to evaluate our health, physical, mental and emotional, may seem impossible when managing the needs of an infant or a busy, growing family. However, being a mother shouldn’t mean that we neglect ourselves. Today we’re going to talk specifically about the mental health of mothers. We’ll touch on the symptoms of common disorders and challenges and chat with other mothers and professionals about the ways we can evaluate our health, and how to nurture ourselves while juggling the needs of our families.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - The Body Image Cafe : Embracing Who We Are

This is truly a topic for everyone! We're talking the good, the bad and the beautiful about our bodies. Our childbearing years bring many changes and often we're left with the physical reminders of the process. Perhaps not all of these changes are easy to love, but our bodies are strong, beautiful and all worthy of love. Share the morning with us as we chat openly about how to appreciate our bodies amid our culture of airbrushing and images of false perfection.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Understanding Infertility

Infertility is defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. An estimated 1 in 8 couples experience infertility and although infertility is common, people often struggle silently. Infertility should not be taboo. We owe it to ourselves and our friends to learn about it -- and talk about it! Our panel will consist of women who have (or are) experiencing infertility, as well as fertility experts. Let's help to eliminate the stigma and bring light to this issue.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Conscious Discipline : Helping Parents Turn Conflict into Cooperation

Conscious Discipline is a powerful teaching approach developed by educator, Dr. Becky Bailey. Learn about the importance of maintaining and teaching composure, encouraging assertiveness, giving appropriate choices, recognizing positive intent, developing empathy and teaching responsibility through consequences.  This method focuses on developing parenting skills that are helpful and encouraging.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - I'm Not Just Mommy : Finding Your Identity Outside of Motherhood

This is a topic born out of common conversations in our small groups. What is our individual purpose? How does our role change once we’re responsible for children and how do we define self worth? How do we juggle careers with the needs of our young families? What are ways we can cultivate our own interests and relationships when the demands of family change? This is a morning of questions, self evaluation, discussion of our own core beliefs and finding a path to self awareness.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - The "V" Cafe: Guide to Vulvovaginal Health

Let's be honest, sometimes it can be difficult to talk about our most private parts. However, it's important to demystify our reproductive system and with this new topic, we will try! We'll discuss how our "lady parts" work, proper hygiene, common issues and the "do's and don'ts" for good vulvovaginal health. Bring your questions and leave your embarrassment at the door!

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Motherhood Beyond Expectations : Sharing and Celebrating the Resilience of Motherhood

Often the journey of motherhood looks different than we expect. Specific challenges such as child loss or illness, PMAD-related struggles, or simply surprise at the path we’re on can make parenting difficult. Our “Beyond Expectation” Cafe topics are true affirmations of the TMC tagline: “No one is alone” as we join our panelists in sharing stories and holding space for each other.

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café - Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy : What Every Woman Show Know

You've asked, we've answered. Our Girlfriend's Guides are always popular! Want to know how other local mothers have handled morning sickness, pregnancy exhaustion and anxiety about birth? Concerned about juggling pregnancy with a toddler in tow? Wondering about how to truly prepare for a baby? Worried about your constantly changing body? Our seasoned mothers will share their experiences and offer perspective based on hindsight. Ask questions the morning of or submit questions beforehand. You will help guide the conversation based on "all the things you always wanted to know" about pregnancy!

Our programs are FREE and OPEN to the public. See details below for information regarding our FREE childcare, up to age four.

As always, we will also be broadcasting via Facebook Live!

Our Cafe mornings close with peer-led small groups on Pregnancy/Birth, Infancy (0-6 months, 6-12 months) and Parenting. During small group time, we are often able to offer Care Group for those walking through infertility, miscarriage and child loss.

Children under one, can stay right with you. For children between the ages of one and four, we offer FREE on-site childcare.

---Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis. Childcare reservations will be accepted no sooner than a week prior to a Cafe event and can be made by e-mailing childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org with the following information:

  • Mother's full name/contact phone number/e-mail address

  • Child's full name

  • Child's Age and birth date

  • List any allergies or list "none"

  • First time in childcare: yes or no

Reservations will be secured in the order that they are received. Once childcare for the event is full, reservation requests will be added to the wait-list and mother will be informed if a slot becomes available. Thank you. If you have sent an email and have not received a response within 48 hours please text (540) 797-2926 to inquire. Thanks!

 

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Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Boundaries : Building and Protecting Healthy Relationships in Our Lives

Our final Cafe of 2018! Thinking about our childhoods and extended family relationships can be very helpful when establishing healthy boundaries for our nuclear family. Join us as we talk about how to navigate the important connections in our lives and how build and maintain healthy relationships with family and friends. We’ll also talk about how to recognize dysfunction and toxicity and what to do about it.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: The Sleep Cafe : Healthy Rest for the Entire Family

Sleep is crucial for brain development and health! Often we spend our earliest days of motherhood in search of sleep and healthy routines for our infants. As our children grow, sleep continues to play an important role in our schedules and habits. How much sleep is best? What is sleep training? Do specialized sleep training methods work? We will talk about healthy attachment, how to sift through all the advice and how to find the rhythms and practices that best fit your family.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Building Families: Introduction to Adoption and Foster Care

There are many paths to parenthood! We will discuss Adoption and Foster Care with local professionals and parents. Even if adoption or fostering are not part of your family's current plan, join us in learning how varied experiences with both can be. We'll learn how to support our friends in the process and understand some of the unique challenges that they and their children face. Bring your questions and your friends for this educational and eye-opening conversation.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Girlfriend's Guide to Birth : What Every Woman Should Know

It's that time of year again! The truth is, the birth books just don't cover everything. If you are pregnant, come and join us for a candid morning filled with birth anecdotes and tips from mothers in our community. If you're not pregnant, join us and share something you wish someone would have told you. Whatever season you are in, the 7th Annual Girlfriend's Guide to Birth is sure to leave you laughing. Please, invite your pregnant friends!

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Understanding Miscarriage : Causes, Symptoms, Treatments and Finding Support

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Roughly 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies in the United States end in miscarriage. Even with these large numbers, often parents feel isolated after pregnancy loss. We'll cover the basics -- common terminology, options for care, and possible troubles women face afterwards. It will be a morning of education, support, reassurance and healing conversation.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: The Body Image Cafe : Embracing Who We Are

This is truly a topic for everyone! We're talking the good, the bad and the beautiful about our bodies. Our childbearing years bring many changes and often we're left with the physical reminders of the process. Perhaps not all of these changes are easy to love, but acceptance is important! Share the morning with us as we chat openly about how to appreciate our bodies amid our culture of airbrushing and false perfection.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Pregnancy Beyond Expectations : Sharing and Celebrating the Resilience of Motherhood

This is the second Cafe of a new topic series we’re debuting in 2018. Often the journey to motherhood looks different than we expect. Specific challenges such as infertility, miscarriage and child loss can drastically alter our plans. Difficult pregnancies and serious health concerns affect us in many ways. These “Beyond Expectation” topics will be true affirmations of the TMC tagline: “No one is alone” as we join our panelists in sharing stories and holding space for each other.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Preparing for Birth : What to Expect During Labor, Delivery and Newborn Care

Birth philosophies, labor plans, newborn hospital procedures, postpartum plans -- these are just some of the things to think about as you prepare for birth. We'll talk with mothers, educators and care providers to find out the things you should think about before "delivery day". Is a birth plan necessary? What should you and your partner discuss before you head to the hospital? What does your labor support look like? You don't have to be a first-time mom to benefit from this Cafe. Bring your questions and your pregnant friends!

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: The Breastfeeding Cafe : A Practical Guide to How Things Work, Variations of Normal and When to Seek Help

The Motherhood Collective is not a “breastfeeding only” organization and we fully support all methods of infant feeding. The best baby is a FED baby and the way you feed your baby is your decision. However, we think breastfeeding is worthy of its own Cafe topic and hope that you find this morning’s information educational -- whether you breastfeed or not! This will be a morning of conversation with some of our area’s most knowledgeable breastfeeding resources. How does breastfeeding work? What should you expect in the earliest days? How do you know if you’re doing it right? What are common issues and how do you know if you have them? What kind of help is available? What are common misconceptions? We hope everyone will leave this topic having learned something new about breastfeeding!

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Jul
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Choosing a Maternity Care Provider : OBs, Midwives and Doulas, Oh My!

Whether you are expecting your first child or you're planning your care for future pregnancies, know that not all providers and labor support are created equal. Finding someone who is the "right fit" is intensely personal and is as varied as the patient herself. Come learn about birth philosophies, important questions to ask, and how to determine what you should look for in a provider.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Girlfriend's Guide to Postpartum : What Every Woman Show Know

It’s another installment of our popular “Girlfriend’s Guide” series! These Cafes sometimes bring laughter and tears, but always bring a healthy dose of truth and vulnerability. We’ll talk about what to expect immediately after birth -- physical healing, emotional highs and lows, change in identity and the things we wish someone had told us. We’ll talk about the Fourth Trimester and the major adjustments that we (and baby) make during the early months of postpartum.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Conscious Discipline: Helping Parents Turn Conflict into Cooperation

Conscious Discipline is a powerful teaching approach developed by educator, Dr. Becky Bailey. Learn about the importance of maintaining and teaching composure, encouraging assertiveness, giving appropriate choices, recognizing positive intent, developing empathy and teaching responsibility through consequences.  This method focuses on developing parenting skills that are helpful and encouraging.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Healthy Sex : What's Good for Mind and Body

Sex is complicated! Sex after baby is even more complicated. After birth, our bodies change, our minds change and even our hearts change. So how do we cultivate a healthy and satisfying sex life while balancing our role as mothers? Join us as we discuss the challenges to making sex happen in motherhood.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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May
28
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Maternal Mental Health : Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Awareness

Motherhood is often challenging. Beginning in pregnancy and continuing through the early postpartum days, we are adjusting to a new role, a new identity. Our life can feel constantly interrupted or out of our control. The way we see ourselves and even define our worth may change. It can become more difficult to prioritize self care. Finding time to evaluate our health, physical, mental and emotional, may seem impossible when managing the needs of an infant or a busy, growing family. However, being a mother shouldn’t mean that we neglect ourselves. Today we’re going to talk specifically about the mental health of mothers. We’ll touch on the symptoms of common disorders and challenges and chat with other mothers and professionals about the ways we can evaluate our health, and how to nurture ourselves while juggling the needs of our families.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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May
14
10:00 AM10:00

The Motherhood Café: Blended Families : A Conversation about Single Parenting, Step-Parenting and the Diversity of Family Structures

This topic is back by popular demand! Join us for education and healthy conversation as we discuss what makes a family. We’ll hear powerful stories of single parenting, step-parenting and adoption. Come to listen, ask questions, connect and sort through the trials and tribulations that come along with blending families. In order to build community, we must better understand one another and the unique ways families work.

Due to insurance reasons, children over 1 are not allowed in the building. Childcare registration, for ages 1-4 is FREE of charge and available below. Childcare slots are limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Childcare registrations can be made by emailing: childcare@themotherhoodcollective.org

 

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