Real life -- with a job and a family -- can get intense. It helps to be part of a posse.
The Working Moms' Groups are places where likeminded modern moms who have kids and jobs can get to know each other and talk about how it all works. Groups meet monthly. We meet up after work, sometimes with wine and snacks, and unwind in a positive, facilitated discussion. We discuss:
Finding and maintaining excellent childcare
Breastfeeding and pumping issues
Sleep issues for working moms
Negotiating boundaries at work
Getting “everything else” done
Co-parenting with your partner when you’re both employed
Your relationship with your baby
New! One Day Workshop for New Moms Returning to Work hosted by The Motherhood Center
Date: 12/9 3:00-5:00pm, 205 Lexington Ave 10th Fl. Register here. If members show interest, this workshop will continue as an ongoing monthly group in the new year.
Working Moms Group for HRPMamas Members is on hiatus. Look for updates about the next group and register through their website.
"The Upper West Side Working Moms' Group" (invitation only): check your emailed link for registration for Fall 2018.
"Chelsea Working Moms" (invitation only) registration for winter 2018 is in process; please contact me to discuss dates.
A note about these groups — please read this before you consider joining:
It’s easy to cut out the things you do “only” for yourself, and working moms are really busy.
Over the years, I’ve observed, though, that when a group feels mutually committed, great things happen. Members who sense an obligation to the group (even when they’re tired, or the weather is bad, or a babysitter is hard to come by) find it pays back in huge dividends for them. Everyone feels safer talking candidly when she knows that the other people there are in it with her — not just dropping in or “trying it out.” For this reason, think of signing up as a commitment to everyone else in the room, and know that they are committing to you, too (calling in and participating by phone is an option many folks take when they simply can't get there).
For this reason, I don’t offer “trial” classes or pro-rated fees, and the series fee is non-refundable. I hope you’ll join, and come to be part of a supportive community that is, truly, priceless.