Add the missing piece to your birth-work/postpartum care business: Community Support.
Let’s imagine a world where families and parents are well resourced and not burnt out...
Let’s imagine a culture that encourages communities and neighborhoods to show up for new families and support them through early parenting..
Let’s create communities rooted in deep relationships so folks have a space to be witnessed and held during the early stages of parenthood.
Because parents and children are really what our communities are made of.
And the more we can show parents how valuable they are, the stronger our communities will become.
Join the POSTPARTUM COMMUNITY CARE course
A 2-month self-paced course for village tenders who are ready to build parent and child groups in their community.
This course is offered twice a year (autumn and spring)
**The next cohort begins October 3rd 2022 enrollment is now open**
There are payment plans available
Align your time with what is most meaningful to you and your family.
Learn simple ways to bring rhythm and ritual to your family life through the day, week, and season.
Time is our most valuable non-renewable resource. So let's use it wisely.
Yet in a culture that thrives on busyness and multi-tasking, families often feel like they are in a hamster wheel of to-dos. It doesn't have to be this way.
- A healthy home rhythm is about making time for what is meaningful to your family, together.
- Learn a simple step-by-step framework to create your unique family rhythm.
- Make it easy for the whole family to get on board with home-care, without having to keep asking with our printable rhythm wheels.
- Learn how simple rituals throughout the day create our family culture and a sense of belonging.
Interrupt antiquated gender roles that by default, expect women (women-identifying) to do the lion’s share of caregiving and housework. Spoiler alert: Motherhood does not=housekeeper.
Join our self-paced course and get bite-sized doable steps to make space for what your family values.
We begin on January 2, 2023
What you get:
- A self-paced online course
- 4 seasonal rhythm wheels
- Meal planning wheel worksheets for the whole family
- Lots of practical resources
Live in Sonoma County, California? Join our weekly parent-baby group.
-Connect with other parents and babies in this season of life.
- Learn from postpartum professionals ways to support, recover and care for yourself and your baby.
- Cultivate rhythm and rituals through your day that create a sense of belonging, care and trust with your baby.
-Attune to your baby with our connection-based songs and games
- Talk about all the unseen aspects of early parenting and honor your transition into parenthood.
We meet on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm in Graton.
What we tend, grows!
A nature based parent and child group for 2-5 year-olds.
Parents of 2-5 year olds, join our Tendrils parent and child class. We have two paths; online only for anyone anywhere or a hybrid experience of in-person and online for families in Sonoma County.
In this hybrid class, we meet outdoors at a local park for nature-based seasonal activities, circle time, conversation and a story.
You also have a parenting support online hub which provides parents with guidance and tools to create your family culture that aligns with your values. We have LOTS of fun in this group.
Join the hybrid in-person + online community for Sonoma County Parents here
Join the hybrid in-person + online community here
(coming October 2022)
Growing a family is an extraordinary rite of passage. Parents deserve to be seen and acknowledged in this powerful life transition.
All too often we rely on cringe-worthy activities that have nothing to do with recognizing the important transition for a parent and everything to do with more stuff, comical games with no meaning, and leave parents-to-be feeling a bit devalued. The modern baby shower is a missed opportunity.
We can have just as much fun AND create a meaningful experience. This low-cost workshop will teach ways to weave the community stronger, ideas that celebrate the parent without co-opting from other cultural traditions, and activities that actually create continued support for the new family.
Baby showers can be a HUGE opportunity to fortify community support for new parents...and community support is the gift that keeps on giving. Better baby showers are an opportunity to make the joy last by creating a meaningful experience for the new parents as well as all of the participants.
If you want to be that birth-worker, village tender, or friend who creates the most memorable celebrations for new parents, sign up to the Better Baby Shower workshop today.
Parents, let’s Reclaim your own voice
...AND reduce the impact of social conditioning in early parenting.
Village Tenders & Professionals, learn ways to support your clients to notice and interrupt systemic narratives that influence how they feel about themselves.
Let’s face it, new parents and expecting parents are swimming in narratives of never being good enough, never looking good enough, never doing enough and never knowing enough. When parents are isolated all of these narratives act as villains that prey upon them and impact mental health and add to the harmful conditioning of new parents feeling invisible and burned out.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Most of us have internalized beliefs that simply don’t belong to us, but are the result of our upbringing, environment and marketing campaigns.
We can reclaim early parenting by identifying systems that are designed to condition us to be martyrs and perfectionists and pressure us to compare ourselves to curated images so that we buy into materialism and harmful beliefs for others' profit and benefit.
The truth is that parents don’t need fixing, they need support.
The Reclaim Early Parenting workshop will help you recognize the systemic pressures that keep parents feeling like they are never enough or never doing things “right”. When we recognize these patterns, we can break them and do better for ourselves, our work, the families we serve, and our communities.
Our “name the villain framework” will give you a step-by-step process to see the narrative, understand what system is influencing us and how to interrupt it and do things our own way.
Protect the postpartum season as a time unto itself so that parents can attune to their instincts about their babies’ needs and their body’s recovery.
This course will help you radically de-shamify some of the narratives you have taken on in early parenting, connect the dots where they come from and encourage you with practical support to do things YOUR way. You will walk away able to recogize the systemic beliefs that make you (or the parents you support) feel crummy, do things your way and be part of a culture-making shift in the early parenting realms.
What you get:
- A self-paced course
- “Name the villain” workbook
- Get even more support to create a home rhythm
- Create a care-share or pod for your young child(ren)
- Establish consistent rhythms for kids with more than one home
Free community resources when you join the free Community Supported Postpartum (CSP) Network. Mighty networks is like a blog, Facebook news feed and learning platform all rolled into one. The CSP network is a place for new parents and those who care for new parents to build community and share resources.
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