Summer Workshops at Gumbo!

Hi Brooklyn Moms!  Later this month, I’ll do two workshops for new moms at Gumbo.  Details and registration info below:

Getting Started on a Sane Life
Wed., July 20, 2-4:00 p.m., $60.  Limited to 12, register: 
(718) 855-7808 or by email to

We all know that living with a baby is a little crazy, but parenthood shouldn’t mean that your entire life is insane forevermore!  In this 2 hour workshop, we  talk about getting perspective, and creating habits, which will help you regain some balance.  We talk about setting reasonable goals so you can aim for a life that includes:

  • great, fun, attentive and fulfilling time with your baby
  • time to recharge yourself
  • enough sleep!
  • daytime routines that don’t run you ragged and leave you feeling inadequate
  • affection, a sense of humor, and, as you get your groove back, satisfying intimacy with your partner 
  • space to think about who you are now and  what you’d like your story to be

You can have all this!  But you have to aim for it to get it.  And you have to know what’s reasonable to look for, now, and how to find some appropriate balance.  That’s what this workshop is about.

Work and Life:  A Workshop for Moms on Maternity Leave
Tuesday, July 26, 2-4:00 p.m., $60. Limited to 12, register:  (718) 855-7808 or by email to

In this 2-hour workshop, we cover all the stuff you need to know but dread discussing:

  • Finding and maintaining excellent childcare
  • Breastfeeding and pumping issues
  • Sleep issues for working moms
  • Finding “me-time”
  • Negotiating boundaries at work
  • Getting “everything else” done and being … happy
  • Co-parenting with your partner when you’re both employed
  • "Will My Baby Still Love Me?"  (yes!  yes yes yesyesyesyesyes)

Questions?  Email me:  meredith (at) amotherisborn (dot) com