I am so excited for tomorrow! It’s our inaugural Bradley™ Day Family Picnic…I can already picture the canopies set up…and wish we had little flags for them to make it feel like a real carnival! We are gathering to celebrate Dr. Robert Bradley. His book, Husband-Coached Childbirth, changed the way fathers were treated in the birth space within the hospital setting (read more).
There are 15+ Bradley™ instructors in the Phoenix area, and several of us have joined together to host this FREE family event to serve as a big class reunion, and share other green living options with our students. I am so honored that so many professionals have decided to join us and impart their expertise with our students from across the Phoenix area.
Here is a list of the mini-workshops that are being offered:
NORTH Picnic Area
12:20 Family Storytime
Marissa Honey-Jones ~ Barefoot Books Phoenix
12:40 The Air Filter You Never Think About: Carpet and its role in a healthy home
Joshua Nickerson ~ Old Glory Floor Services
1:00 Cloth Diapers 101
Kim Swayman ~ Healthy Baby Happy Earth
1:20 Top 10 Reasons to Wear Your Baby
Ericka Martinez ~ Amazing Alterations & Creations
1:40 Umbilical Cord Blood: Your Baby Can Help Save a Life!
Rob Schemitsch ~ Celebration Stem Cell Centre
2:00 Doula Care
Jenny David, AAHCC ~ Valley Childbirth Services
2:20 Pregnancy and Infant Massage
Paul Magnuson, AAHCC ~ AZ Flowering Mothers
SOUTH Picnic Area
12:20 A Little Secret to a Great Pregnancy
Dr. Jenny Dubisar ~ Expressions of Life Chiropractic
12:40 How to Avoid an Unecessary Cesarean
Stephanie Stanley ~ ICAN of Phoenix
1:00 You want me to do WHAT with my placenta?
Wendy Diaz, AAHCC ~ No More Baby Blues
1:20 Breastfeeding Booby Traps
Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC ~ Mommy Help Center
1:40 What is AZ Breastfeeding Bag Project?
Lena Yeary ~ AZ Breastfeeding Bag Project
2:00 Financial Planning for the New Family
Eric Stolp & Joseph Wollersheim ~ Thrivent Financial
About that raffle: Each exhibitor has donated a raffle prize, and we have had contributions from other students and teachers. There will be a wonderful selection of prizes for our guests. We have also had generous contributions from local, mama-run stores. Modern Mommy Boutique , Zoolikins and Healthy Baby Happy Earth have all gone above and beyond for our guests. Thank you ladies, for your amazing gifts for our students. Every family will receive a complimentary raffle ticket. You can earn more by visiting our Facebook page, and we will have more available at the event.
We also have seventeen exhibitors joining us, as well as several activity booths hosted by local Bradley Method® instructors*:
AZ Breastfeeding Bag Project
*Magnuson Family - Massage
Amazing Alterations & Creations
Celebration Stem Cell Centre
*David-Vicino Family & Mommy Help Center host The Nursing Stop
Expressions of Life Chiropractic - Dr. Jenny Dubisar
InJoyable Birth Services
*Victoria Calleja - Tattoos
Healthy Baby Happy Earth
*Amy Sites - Family Photo Booth
Old Glory Floor Care
*Tina Lebedies/Klarissa Jones - Diaper Toss
Norwex Independent Sales Consultant
Bradley Method® Information Center & Raffle Prizes
*Diaz Family - Craft Booth
Body & Breast Thermal Imaging, LLC
Juice Plus+ Whole Food Nutrition
Midwives at Valley Women For Women
Gold Medal Swim School
*Bowman Family - Bubbly Bubbles the Clown (balloons & face painting)
Barefoot Books Phoenix
ICAN of Phoenix
*Davis Family - Dinosaur Dig
If you are in the Phoenix area, please come out and visit us. As one of our instructors quipped, “no birth plans necessary!”. If you are looking for a FREE and fun family event, we are a perfect fit. The Bradley™ Day Family Picnic at Encanto Park begins at noon. You bring the family, the blanket and the picnic - we provide the fun!
Encanto Park – Amphitheater Island
2605 North 15th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
Look for us on the north end of the Island. The Bowman family will be hanging out with Bubbly Bubbles the Clown. See you there!
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Modern Mommy Boutique
Healthy Baby Happy Earth
Facebook Event Page
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