Calendar

Sep
19
Thu
Growing Your Career While Growing Your Family
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Balancing your career and family goals can get really tricky really quickly and here’s why: working parents will experience 1, 2, or maybe even 3 “inflection points” in their career (like a cross-country move for a “dream job,” coming up for a major promotion, or going back to school) in the 15 years after they graduate from college, which is also the exact same timeframe in which they have 1, 2, or maybe even 3 kids.  Join Randi Braun, Founder of Something Major Coaching, for a workshop exploring how to navigate these simultaneous career and family transitions.  Topics will include setting goals (as well as tactics to achieve them), discussing your career path with internal and external stakeholders, strategies for attaining your next promotion or career milestone while expecting, “trying,” navigating fertility challenges, or managing life with small children,  and tactical tips for managing time, stress, and care (both selfcare and childcare) while pursuing your goals.

Sep
22
Sun
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nested’s Childbirth Education Boot Camp is a class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period!

  • Review common third trimester issues and what to expect at your 36-week visit
  • Learn about signs and symptoms of labor and delivery and when to call your obstetrician, doula or midwife
  • See what the hospital process will look like and what to expect from your healthcare team
  • Discuss options for pain management and potential interventions during the labor process
  • Let our teachers walk you through the “typical” childbirth scenario but also prepare for the unexpected, including inductions, assisted vaginal births and c-sections.
  • Experienced labor doulas demonstrate specialized comfort and breathing techniques for mom and partner to practice and help with pregnancy and labor pain.

Participants will leave feeling prepared for the doctor’s office, the delivery room, and for adjusting to the new family dynamic.

Oct
27
Sun
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nested’s Childbirth Education Boot Camp is a class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period!

  • Review common third trimester issues and what to expect at your 36-week visit
  • Learn about signs and symptoms of labor and delivery and when to call your obstetrician, doula or midwife
  • See what the hospital process will look like and what to expect from your healthcare team
  • Discuss options for pain management and potential interventions during the labor process
  • Let our teachers walk you through the “typical” childbirth scenario but also prepare for the unexpected, including inductions, assisted vaginal births and c-sections.
  • Experienced labor doulas demonstrate specialized comfort and breathing techniques for mom and partner to practice and help with pregnancy and labor pain.

Participants will leave feeling prepared for the doctor’s office, the delivery room, and for adjusting to the new family dynamic.

Oct
28
Mon
Before Baby: Beyond the Bump
Oct 28 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly for six weeks to provide a safe and facilitated space for moms to discuss their experiences and learn from one another.  We will explore several topics, including: concerns about childbirth and parenting; balancing family with work outside the home; navigating new relationships with your partner, parents, and in-laws; and recognizing post (and pre)-partum depression and anxiety.  Facilitated by Heather Diamond, Psy.D.

Nov
6
Wed
Toilet Training Without Tears: Avoiding the Perils of the Potty
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The toilet training process should not and does not have to be fraught with conflict or worse, shame. This workshop will address ways to approach toilet learning in a way that is developmentally appropriate and respectful to the child’s growing need to feel in control of his or her body, and that frees parents from unnecessary stress and anxiety.  The workshop will also address ways to manage typical challenges that arise during the process.

Nov
13
Wed
Adoption: Starting the Process
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for an informal discussion about various paths to adopting a child.  Hear from an adoption lawyer, from representatives from an adoption agency and from the foster care system, and from parents who have gone through it successfully.  LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish — are all warmly welcomed.  Come with questions!

Dec
11
Wed
Talking to Children About Sex and Their Bodies: The Why and the How
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a candid workshop about the importance of early sexual health education as an issue of safety and as a path to later healthy relationships. Clinical social worker (and mom) Melissa Kilbride will provide simple ways to have conversations with your kids about these topics without shame and discomfort. Walk out the door an “askable parent,” ready to tackle these issues with your children.