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Parenting

Life after the Birth-Day

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.

Special Feature: Club MomMe Spring Family Fest

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!

A Letter To You, The New Mother

Carnival of Natural Mothering
April 2014: What You Wish You Knew

Remember 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 BFP.

Happy Thanksgiving 2013


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

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



MONDAY
Prenatal Yoga 
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm 

Club MomMe Family Fall Fest


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.

Mommy Con: Jessica from The Leaky B@@b

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.

Healthy Happy Expo

Sweet Pea Births is so excited to announce that we are sponsoring The Nursing Lounge at the upcoming Healthy Happy Baby Expo!  Organizer Kim Swayman, owner of Healthy Baby, Happy Earth in Glendale, sat down with us for a minute. She tells us more about this exciting, one-day event coming up on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Westgate Renaissance Hotel.


What is the Healthy Happy Baby Expo? 
It is a one-day event that brings together area professionals to assist soon-to-be or new parents in discovering resources and information on a variety of topics in caring for their families.

Mothers and Children

This is one of the images from our breastfeeding photo shoot that didn't make it into our highlights for Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  I couldn't bear not to share it since it so beautifully captures the look of pure joy, the infinite love, the connection that flows from a mother to her child.


The quote is from a poem I wrote to our daughters, in celebration of the birth of a daughter to a friend of mine...it's so hard to believe that our homebirth baby is going to be 2 years old in less than a month!

Upcoming Events: August 12 to 16, 2013

Looking for something to do with your family this week?  Cassandra and I are posting events and classes in our respective geographic areas…look for us…maybe we will see you there!!

Do you have an event that you would like to add to our upcoming events calendar?  Scroll down to the end of this post for more information.

Disclaimer:  A listing here does not imply nor signify endorsement by Sweet Pea Births, or our families.

These are events for expecting families, and families with newborns to 6 months old.
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