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Events: Parents Only

Caring for New Parents


When I brought home my sweet baby girl a little over two years ago, I was unprepared emotionally and physically for the amount of work and time that one little person required.

Mother Shock!


Having a baby changes your body, your mind, your life. And some days you just don’t want to talk about it. You may be the type to barrage your obstetrician with questions, diligently attend childbirth classes, take in every pregnancy book you can find, but after your baby is born, you will still be in… Read more »

Keep it Calm for Baby!


Let us grant your wish for a sweet first party. Your child’s first birthday is a momentous occasion, but the party should be like her – gentle, peaceful and loving. Little Sally won’t remember the bounce house or the decorations or even the gifts, so plan a relaxing party to celebrate her first birthday. Here… Read more »

Conquering Your First Year as a Mom


Know what to expect of your post-pregnancy self … and embrace it! Sandy Walker watched in horror the image she saw in her bathroom mirror. No, it wasn’t a ghost or even the sight of her 4-year-old cutting her hair. It was Sandy’s post-natal body … sagging, bulging, stretch marks and all. During pregnancy you… Read more »

Find Friends & Support in Parent Groups


Connecting with a local – or even national – group may be just the thing you need.   Nine-and-a-half years ago, I left my teaching position at a community college to stay at home full time with my newborn son. Shortly afterwards, my husband accepted a job transfer to northern Vermont. Our first long, cold… Read more »

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