Growing Bonds (3-6 months): Arlington
Growing Bonds: New Moms Group (3 - 6 months) - Meet a group of other moms in your area - Talk, listen, laugh, bond Mommybites Boston is proud to offer Boston-area moms support groups launched in NYC in 2008! In our new moms groups, each week you’ll share experiences, engage in parenting discussions, gather valuable resources, and ask your parenting questions on order to make this time of major transition smoother, saner, easier and more enjoyable! After these warm, informative, and friendly sessions, you’ll be fully connected to a great group of other trusted moms and feel empowered with essential skills such as dealing with sleep deprivation, feeding strategies, developmental milestones & balancing life's demands. Mommybites' support groups are led by facilitators who will guide you to embrace your new role & identity as a mom with more confidence, compassion and humor. -When: Six Fridays 10/30 - 12/11 ( No class 11/27) -Time: 9:30-10:45am -Where: Dance Place, Arlington -Fee: $170 Led by Katherin Hudkins, former Isis Instructor and Founder of Seedlings: Katherin has been studying childbirth since her first year at Smith College, where she received her BA in Anthropology with a focus in the Anthropology of Reproduction. Katherin has over a decade of extensive childcare experience, worked as a birth doula in Ecuador and MA, and spent a summer as a traditional midwife’s apprentice in Guatemala. Her passion for emotional support of expecting and new parents brought her to Isis Parenting in June of 2010, where she worked as an assistant center manager and a staff trainer. Her natural gift with moms and babies drew her into the field of postpartum support as a doula and Isis facilitator of new moms groups. Her teaching style is warm, upbeat, and positive, and informed by her cross-cultural and evolutionary studies of childbirth and parenting. What if I have to miss a session? Life happens (especially as a new mom!) Do what you can to make it each week, but know that the program is valuable even if you have to miss some sessions. We don't prorate our support groups for missed sessions as it's really about getting 6 weeks of support & resources (vs 6 sessions). One of the best parts? Developing friendships with so many supportive moms. What Mommybites Moms are Saying: Becoming a new mom was the most exhilarating, exhausting, and intense journey I'd ever experienced. What I found I needed most was a sense of community, which is what this group offers. Meeting up, learning from, and laughing with other new mothers helps turn an uncertain and potentially scary time into a shared adventure... The New Mom's Support Group for babies is a fun and easy way to bond with other moms. The focus is really on the mom, which is so unique in the vast universe of mommy and me classes in NYC... I enjoyed taking part in the support group. It is great to be with moms and their little ones born around the same time as my daughter. We shared and learned a lot from each other, but the best thing is that we made friends!
When: Jul 26, 2016 11:15AM in Arlington, MA
Hand Drumming Wednesdays - Mixed-Level - All Welcome!
with Audrey Diallo For thousands of years the drum has provided people with a powerful basic tool to communicate, express themselves, form community and profoundly integrate the senses. This course will give you all the tools you'll need to really enjoy yourself playing your drum. An experience of drumming that will allow us to experience the healing power of the drum and express our own voice. As you unleash your natural musical ability, you can experience joyous, ecstatic states of mind. This course is appropriate for those who who drum a lot as well as those who only know a little. If you are a total beginner you should check out or Tuesday and Thursday offerings. Plan on having a fun time learning the traditional rhythm for the djembe and dunun drums. You can learn to play simply for your own enjoyment, or to play with other musicians. Our approach provides individualized instruction, and challenges and excites your senses. Bring your drum or you may rent one for $45.- for the semester. Contact us! 781-316-8068 Limited to 16. Wednesday nights! $149.- for 9 Week Course (1 extra for vacation plans you may have!) We'll explore the rhythms of Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal and The Gambia. History of the rhythms as well as solo phrases and arrangements will be taught. Unleash your musical ability as we find our drumming voices together. Each student will receive some individual attention which really helps! Bring a djembe to class. If you don't own a drum, you can rent one from DrumConnection. ($45.- for the 9 weeks) Optional: Please bring a recorder and maybe pen and paper. We will send you a registration and confirmation email with directions, as well. Doors will open 15 minutes before class time. Note: Pre-registration is required for our classes and workshops -- No walk-ins, please. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment, so if you want to attend this event, don't wait to sign up! Check your calendar, cancel a work day, phone the neighbors, stay healthy... and register now! NEW! EASY! Payment Details: You can easily pay with any credit card, PayPal, or by check. Mailing in a check is fine as long as we receive it before the start date of class. I hope this helps! If paying by check, please make it payable to 'Alan Tauber'.
When: Jul 26, 2016 7:30PM in Arlington, MA
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)- Meetings every week (free)
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, (FA), is a recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. The program is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Everyone is welcome at meetings, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. FA is open to all men, women and teens who want to stop eating addictively. There is a weekly meeting Wednesday nights at 7pm at the Fidelity House at 25 Medford St. in Arlington Center. For a list of regular weekly meetings in the Arlington area, visit foodaddicts.org.
When: Jul 27, 2016 7pm to Jul 27, 2016 8:30PMin Arlington, MA