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Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies

UPCOMING EVENTS Nov 18-22, 2013

It is already the middle of November!!  Are you enjoying the outdoors with your Sweet Peas?

We are getting into the Spirit of the Season by working on our Thankfulness Trees every day.  We take a moment to write something each child is grateful for on a leaf falling from their Thankful Tree.

We are also starting the Christmas Season at our church.  We have an angel tree, a holiday boutique, and a Walk Through Bethlehem to look forward to.

Reminder about this week's Wordless Wednesday theme:
Birth Stories - share an image from your birth that you love/ feel epitomizes your birth story.

PLANNING AHEAD:
Saturday, November 23
The mamas at Babymoon Inn have opened up another Choices in Childbirth class at 11:30 am. If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or know someone who is, this is a great opportunity to explore your options in Natural Childbirth. After the class they will provide a tour of our Babymoon Inn Birthing Center. Please call 602-314-7755 to reserve your seat. They look forward to seeing you all there. 
 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
Breastfeeding Circle  
Come join the group to get help for your breastfeeding questions and concerns, or to share your trials and triumphs.  Please bring a healthy snack to share.  The circle is open to any adult and lap babies only.  
Freedom and The Seed office @ 11:30 am
123 Baseline Rd, Suite 205
Tempe AZ
480-528-1689

Prenatal Yoga 
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm 
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Tumbleweed Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Fee included in all TRC family passes.
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 9am – 11am
745 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
480-782-2900 
Tuesday

Smart Play: Toddlers II (2 yr olds)
Class Time: 1 hr ~ Instructor: Brie Hall
Who knew there was actually a science to the most beneficial techniques to use when interacting with your toddler to help their brain develop? In this class, participants will learn in a playgroup setting, how play affects their child’s lifelong brain development, what toys/activities are best for their child at this age, and how to look at a toy and instantly see it’s developmental benefits. Toddlers welcome and encouraged!
These are some of the techniques Brie shared on her Channel 3’s “Your Life A to Z” appearance!
$11 per person or $13 per couple 
Baby Town @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
3787 S. Gilbert Rd
Gilbert AZ 85297
480-299-1154

C-Town Suitcase Club
Travel through time and explore everyday objects.  Designed for 3-5 year olds and their caregivers.
This month’s theme:  S'mores
Chandler Museum @ 10:00 am
300 S. Chandler Village Drive
Chandler, AZ 85226
480.782.2717

Babywearing Meeting – West Valley
We are moving outdoors! The weather is cooling (sort of) and we are ready to enjoy the great outdoors while chatting about all things babywearing. Paseo Verde Park is a quiet park, with lots of grassy areas and bathrooms! Just west of 75th Ave on Greenway.

Come out and play, try on new carriers, or get help with ones you have. Bring your kiddos, bring your significant other, bring a friend. All are welcome to attend. Share with anyone who may want to learn more about carriers. 
Paseo Verde Park @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
7561 W. Greenway Road 
Peoria  85381 ‎

Smart Play: Toddlers III (3 yr olds)
Class Time: 1 hr ~ Instructor: Brie Hall
Who knew there was actually a science to the most beneficial techniques to use when interacting with your toddler to help their brain develop? In this class, participants will learn in a playgroup setting, how play affects their child’s lifelong brain development, what toys/activities are best for their child at this age, and how to look at a toy and instantly see it’s developmental benefits. Toddlers welcome and encouraged!
These are some of the techniques Brie shared on her Channel 3’s “Your Life A to Z” appearance!
$11 per person or $13 per couple
Baby Town @ 10:15am – 11:15am
 3787 S. Gilbert Rd
Gilbert AZ 85297
480-299-1154

Story Time at Pottery Barn Kids
Kids of all ages are invited to come to the store for story time every Tuesday.  Members receive an official book club passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times.  To locate a store near you, click HERE
Chandler Fashion Center @ 11:00 – 11:30 am
Nordstrom’s Wing
3111 West Chandler Blvd.
Chandler 85226
(480) 899-7155

Fish Feeding
Come see an 18,500 gallon freshwater aquarium that offers an up-close view of trophy-sized catfish, bass, striper and blue gill.  Feeding includes an informative presentation about the fish.  Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm and Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.  Also, every day kids can help us feed the trout in our Trout Stream at 1:30pm.
Bass Pro Shop Trout Stream @ 1:30 pm
Bass Pro Shop Aquarium @ 6:00 pm
1133 N Dobson Rd
Mesa 85201
602-606-5600

Prenatal Yoga + Fitness
This prenatal yoga + fitness class will have all the elements of a traditional vinyasa (flow) yoga, designed for your prenatal needs, with added options for any mommas seeking a little extra fitness to compliment and enhance pregnancy, as well as help you to prepare for you upcoming birth journey.  Any stage of pregnancy is welcome (including postpartum), as is any fitness level.  Classes are $10 drop in or $30 for 4 classes. 
Emerge Acupuncture & Community Center @ 5:30 – 6:30 pm
123 E. Baseline Road, Suite D102
Tempe, Arizona 85283
480-466-2004

La Leche League - Chandler 
LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All women, especially pregnant and nursing mothers, are welcome to attend our meetings. http://www.lllofaz.org/
**Husbands Welcome**
Sozo Coffeehouse @ 7:00 pm
1982 N Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013
Music Time
Enjoy singing, simple instruments and movements with your child.  For children ages 5 and under and their caregiver.
Bookmans Mesa @ 10:00 – 10:30 am
1056 S. Country Club Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85210
480-835-0505

Inn Mommies: Explorers Playgroup 
Rhyme Time with the Explorers: This is a wonderful group where you can come and meet other new moms and their babies. Bring your lunch if you like, the Babymoon Inn coffee and tea bar will be open! 
Join us as we sing a few songs and rhymes before we get out a variety of toys to play. Get ready to Twinkle Twinkle and Itsy Bitsy Spider. 
This playgroup is for moms and babies of all ages that are exploring their world. Pregnant moms are also welcome. It is open to women that have given birth in all settings: home, at Babymoon Inn, or in a hospital. Siblings are welcome in the Explorers group.
We meet at The Nest at Babymoon Inn which is across the street from the birth center.
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 10:00 am
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755 

Blossoming Moms Breastfeeding and Postpartum Support
Pregnant moms are welcome too!  Facilitator: Michelle Hottya, IBCLC
Blossom Birth and Wellness Center @ 11:00 am
2928 N 16th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85016
818-606-5687 

Dignity Healthcare Breastfeeding Support Group
With the exception of major holidays… For more information, please call the ResourceLink toll-free 1 (877) 728-5414, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm
Chandler Regional Medical Center @ 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
1955 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224

Inn Mommies: Breastfeeding Support and Cuddlers Group 
Please join us Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.! This is a group for expecting and new mommies with babies that are not yet crawling and is open to women giving birth at home, at Babymoon Inn, or in a hospital. This is a wonderful group where you can come and meet other new moms and their babies. We usually have a topic each week and also time to get to know each other.
Open to the community, for all mommies and their babies (expectant mommies too). Bring your lunch if you like, the Babymoon Inn coffee and tea bar will be open :-). Hope to see you there!
Please no older siblings in the Cuddlers group. Inn Mommies is facilitated by Michelle Clark. Amey Clark, RN, IBCLC is on hand for breastfeeding support and weight checks. 
We are now meeting at The Nest at Babymoon Inn. Located across the street from the Birth Center.
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 1:00 pm 
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755  

Phoenix Art Museum
It’s never to early to start art appreciation with your Sweet Peas.  You can enjoy PhxArtKids, an interactive space for children, along with galleries of art showcasing American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.  The Phoenix Art Museum offers free admission every Wednesday afternoon and on First Fridays.
Phoenix Art Museum @ 3:00 – 9:00 pm
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-256-7539

Wildflower Kids
Every Wednesday, Wildflower kids enjoy a complimentary cookie, milk & activity.  Program offered at all locations.  Find your nearest store HERE 
Wildflower Bread Company @ 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Chandler Fashion Center
3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1100
Chandler, AZ, 85226
480-821-8200

Prenatal Yoga  
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm 
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755 

Phoenix Public Market
“our Open-Air Market is a natural gathering place that celebrates neighborhoods and the neighbors. It offers an eclectic high-quality mix of: Fresh in-season fruits and vegetables, produce, flowers, jams, baked goods, dried beans, free-range eggs and honey, live plants and unique local arts and crafts, tasty hot foods, music, and more.
Open Air Market @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
721 N Central
Phoenix, AZ

ICAN Meeting  • Topic: Birth Stories 
This monthly meeting is open to everyone. This month will be our annual Birth Story Night. We invite ALL moms to come and share their story and especially look forward to those who have joined us at previous meetings or on our ICAN Facebook group. Everyone is welcome to come participate or listen. Please RSVP so we can get set up!
Co-Leaders:  Jesse, Abby and Jennie
Dr. Ross’ Office @  7:00–9:00 pm 
2405 E. Southern #3
Tempe AZ 85282

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Tumbleweed Tots
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids entertained. There is a maximum of four children per adult. Fee included in all TRC family passes. 
Tumbleweed Rec Center @ 9am – 11am
745 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286
480-782-2900 

Chandler Farmer’s Market
This Farmers Market hosts a variety of vendors including produce, baked goods, salsa, jams and honey, olive oil, seafood, granola, beauty products, and much more!  The Craft Market will be held once a month on the first Thursday of each month.  Come find hand made and hand crafted items from local artisans.
Dr. AJ Chandler Park @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3 South Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ
480-855-3539

Sonoran Sunset Concert Series 
The City of Chandler’s outdoor Sonoran Sunset Series features free monthly entertainment.  Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and food. Snacks, dinner items and beverages will be available for a small fee. The park is on the northeast corner of Chandler Heights and Lindsay roads, and the concerts are held at the lakeside amphitheater.  In cases of inclement weather, these performances will be held indoors at the park’s Environmental Education Center.  For more information, visit our website at www.chandleraz.gov/veterans-oasis. 
Veterans Oasis @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm
4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd. 
Chandler, AZ

Birth Circle – West Valley
A birth circle is a gathering of pregnant women, new moms and mamas a few miles into the journey. It's a chance to meet people, to share experiences and to ask questions about the journey to motherhood in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. It’s an opportunity to tell your birth story and be heard, to process you birth story in new ways, to listen to a range of experiences as you prepare to birth your baby, to ask questions about birth, babies and parenting, to connect with other pregnant and new moms in the community, and maybe meet some birth professionals as well. 
Topic: Epidurals – What’s the Big Deal?
Pink Fitness @ 7:15 pm
9794 W Peoria Ave
Peoria, Arizona 85345

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Mesa Community Farmers Market
May include depending on season: fresh produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, salsas, spices, natural pork, beef and fish, hand-made craft products, lotions and soaps. Free admission, free parking. Accepts AZ Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers. Located near downtown Mesa and cafes, coffee shops, museums, and antique stores.
Rendezvous Green @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 
263 N. Center St. 
Mesa, AZ 85201 
602-290-5067

Dignity Healthcare Breastfeeding Support Group
With the exception of major holidays… For more information, please call the ResourceLink toll-free 1 (877) 728-5414, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5:30 pm
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am
3555 S Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Babywearing Meeting – Central/Scottsdale
Stop by and check out our carrier library, bring a friend and learn how to use one you already have, or just come out to play and chat.
Meeting time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Note location change due to inclement weather.

***Moving this meeting indoors! Group will be meeting at the Pauite Community Center, 6535 E Osborn Rd, Scottsdale, AZ. Building is west of Scottsdale Rd, on the south side of Osborn. Between 64th St and 66th St (64th St is the road to the zoo, if that helps anyone).***

Groovy Kids Music
Groovy Kids Music is for babies and kids of all ages. Class participants can expect music and movement, singing, rhythm, instruments, and fun!! This class is for children of all ages. The cost is $10 for one child, and $5 for each sibling. RSVP if possible, but drop-ins are welcome! As always, the Babymoon Inn snack and drink bar will be open. We hope to see you there!
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 10:00 am & 11:00 am – two sessions!
220 E Lexington Ave 
Phoenix AZ 85012  
602-314-7755 

Storytime at Barnes & Noble
The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt: Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story.  The colorful world of crayons will be matched with coloring activities and treats from across the spectrum.
Barnes & Noble @ 10:30 am
3111 W. Chandler Blvd #2054
Chandler, AZ 85226
480-792-1312

Fun Fridays
Children 1 to 4 and their caregivers can enjoy themed events, including hand motion songs, sing-alongs, dancing, stories and games. Activities are designed to enhance musical, social, physical and memory skills. Caregivers must remain in the store.
Microsoft Store @ 10:30 am to 11:15 am
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1288
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-308-0800 

Food Truck Friday
Phoenix Public Market @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
721 N Central
Phoenix, AZ

Enchanted Island Family Night
There’s never a charge to enter Enchanted Island. You simply pay for the rides you want to ride on, the games you want to play, and the food you want to eat.  Friday nights, enjoy special pricing for unlimited rides: $6.50 for Children or Adults Wristbands 
Enchanted Island Amusement Park @ 5:00 – 9:30 pm
1202 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-254-1200

Free Outdoor Concert – Tempe
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE
Tempe Marketplace @ 7:00 pm
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe 85281
480-966-9338

Free Outdoor Concert – N. Phoenix/Scottsdale
Bring the family out to enjoy great live music performed by a variety of musicians.  Choose from two stages of entertainment.  For more information click HERE 
Desert Ridge Marketplace @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix 85050
480-513-7586

LIBRARIES:
Chandler, AZ http://www.chandlerlibrary.org/
Glendale, AZ http://www.glendaleaz.com/Library/index.cfm
Mesa, AZ http://www.mesalibrary.org/
Payson, AZ http://www.paysonlibrary.com/
Phoenix, AZ http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/default.jsp
Peoria, AZ http://library.peoriaaz.gov/polaris/default.aspx
Scottsdale, AZ  http://library.scottsdaleaz.gov/
Tempe, AZ  http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=1588

Monterey, CA http://www.monterey.org/library/Home.aspx

To submit your event:
Please follow this format (same as above).  Anything that is not "copy-paste" ready may not be posted - it will depend on how much time I have between homeschooling and loving on four littles.
Event Name
Description & Cost
Location Name & Time
Address
Contact Phone Number
Send your event information to krystyna@sweetpeabirths.com

Disclaimer: 
The material included on this site is for informational purposes only.
It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.
Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Payson

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