Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
We have a discussion/communication time in every Bradley™ class session. Towards the end of the series, we ask, "What else do you need/want to learn before your Sweet Pea arrives?"
Our Winter Class came up with the most varied list that we have had in a long time. There is a lot of information rattling around in my head after parenting and teaching for the last ten years, so I prepared this list for them and sent it out after class. Since the work was done, I also wanted to share it with you.
We are four weeks into our winter series - it is so exciting to be getting to know eight amazing couples in person...and this series, we have the pleasure of welcoming back on of our Spring 2013 couples as they prepare for Baby #2...from Canada!! The internet and web-chat rock!!
Today's post was inspired by a question that was asked right before we dismissed class on Friday night. One of our students asked, "Is there a list of questions that can help us prepare to be parents?"
How has breastfeeding changed your life?
Since we are between series right now, I do not have any
student questions to inspire our blog posts.
So I thought I would share this list of questions that I came up with
when a student asked for some guidance on how to develop their parenting style.
We joke in class that the 12-week series for childbirth preparation should segue way into a 12-week series about parenting. In reality, although there are lots of parenting books, there is NO parenting manual that will tell you how to parent your unique child.
Club Mom-Me Spring Family Fest:
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa Huntington Beach
Club MomMe is a social, educational and wellness community for moms and moms-to-be. They provide a place for women to meet each other, make friends, learn about pregnancy and motherhood, and share unique experiences together. All attendees at each event receive a gift bag and a chance to win great giveaways like strollers, car seats, gear and more!
They have been kind enough to gift a SPB reader with a Family Ticket to the event on June 7, 2014 - wow!
of Natural MotheringApril 2014: What You Wish You KnewRemember when you got your first positive
pregnancy test? What do you wish that woman knew? Write a letter of love and
encouragement to that awesome mama just starting her journey.
Dear New Mama:
Yes, you. I skipped
over the “mother-to-be”. You are already
growing life, and you are already aware of that life and protective of that
life…as I see it, there is no “to-be” in mothering. It is a state of being since you got your
Wishing you a wonderful day with your Sweet Peas and anyone else you celebrate with! We enjoyed a morning of baking today. What are some of your holiday traditions?
Upcoming Events Nov 11-15, 2013
Planning Ahead:Doll Tea Party @ 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Join the crew at Pottery Barn Kids for a special teatime benefitting St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. For
a $10 donation to St. Jude, kids will enjoy refreshments, stories and crafting
with their favorite doll or teddy bear.
Call a store near you to reserve your spot today. Cost: $10.
For children ages 4+.
To locate a store near you, clickHERE
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm
We had the pleasure of meeting the Club MomMe mamas at MommyCon LA. We are so sad to miss their amazing event coming up this Sunday - it's definitely on the books for next year!!
The Founding MomMe, Rachel Pitzel, was kind enough to share more info about the Club MomMe Family Fall Fest with us. Be sure to visit their event websiteHERE
(http://clubmommefamilyfest.com/) for ticketing information - it's a be-there event if you are in the Los Angeles area, or if you can get there on November 3, 2013.
Have I told you how amazing MommyConLA was? I know I did:)
Second on the stage on Sunday, October 6 for MommyCon and Babywearing World Record was Jessica Martin-Weber ofThe Leaky B@@b
. Her 1:00 pm appearance was sponsored by Moby®. Since she saw so many mamas breastfeeding, and doing so confidently in public, she
decided to give us a speech about parenting.
Here are my notes from her talk:
She is the proud mama of six daughters.
While she is their mother, they do not define her.