with Mary Esther Malloy-Hopwood
Come join the conversation! Meet other moms and babies for relaxed, thoughtful discussions on a range of parenting joys and challenges. New moms can join at any time. Mary Esther Malloy, MA, is the mother of two boys and a girl; she is a certified childbirth educator, doula, lactation consultant, and writer who has been leading mother’s support groups since her first baby was born sixteen years ago.
0 to 12 months
Session 1 – September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17 – Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm
(Moms observing Yom Kippur can prorate for the holiday)
Session 2 – October 31; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12 – Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm
6 weeks – $210
Group is capped at 13 women and babies. This program is always full so we recommend registering early!
Going back to work before the session ends? Contact us at email@example.com for info on prorating.
New Moms Support Makeup Policy:
On rare occasions, Mary Esther will be called to a birth during class time. If this happens, a makeup will be held the Tuesday following the final session. Participants will be emailed at least 8 hours before the session Mary Esther has to miss. Aside from this, if you have to miss a moms group session for any reason, Kids at Work will offer participants one makeup in a Kids at Work class as an introduction to Kids at Work programs. Other than the 1 Kids at Work makeup and the makeup due to cancellation, there are no other makeups for New Moms Talk Groups.
with Meredith Fein-Lichtenberg
Mondays, 11:30am – 1:15pm
Begins September 17, 2018 and runs each and every Monday except 12/24 and 12/31!
The breastfeeding support group is a weekly opportunity to discuss breastfeeding in all its glory in an informal, friendly setting. We will discuss issues including: schedules, breast pain, exhaustion, colic, leakage, anxieties about how it’s all going, pumping questions, and much more, with lots of humor and plenty of information.
This group is not:
This group is also NOT the place for sorting out complex breastfeeding problems with a lot of history. If that’s your situation, I recommend either my breastfeeding clinic or a home visit with me, so that we have the time to address your needs.
This group is:
Drop-in for $30. Just show up or, to register in advance for Breastfeeding Support, please click here!
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, IBCLC, RLC, CCCE, JD, has a private practice serving families in Manhattan and has taught new and expectant families at every major organization in NYC since 2005. She served on the Board of Directors of the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York for over ten years. Meredith has guest-lectured for the Sexy Moms Series through Choices in Childbirth, and advised on From The Hips (Odes & Morris, Three Rivers Press 2006), and she privately mentors students who are becoming doulas and childbirth educators.
with Nicole Katz, Founder and Owner of Yoga 216 and local flatiron mom.
Registration is completed via Kids at Work, as this class is a part of our all drop-in schedule! Simply click on “sign up” next to your desired date and time. Purchase a single drop-in or class package here.
Did you give birth recently only to be shocked by your post baby body physically, mentally and/or emotionally? Are you looking for a community of women who know what you are going through and who can help support your journey back to your Self? In our weekly classes you can expect some hard physical work, attention to food, pelvic floor education and attention, some yogic philosophy, lots of love and support and sharing, with babies welcome of course!! This class is taught by Flatiron mom Nicole Katz, Founder and Owner of Yoga 216 in flatiron, SYT, IAYT, E-RYT500. Her own journey of trying to become pregnant, loss, pregnancy, labor and getting back into shape have inspired her to support other moms in finding the fierce power in their motherhood journey. Women go through SO much bringing life into this world. Seeing this miracle through the lens of yoga is what this class is about. Note: this class is geared towards moms and their babies that are not yet crawling on all fours, for the safety of our newborn participants, approx 0-9 mos.
with Mary Esther Malloy, Mindful Birth NY
Birth is a profound passage into parenthood for both a mother and her partner. Mindful Birth NY classes offer mothers an appreciation of normal birth and many ways to handle labor. And we also offer partners a rounded preparation for the intense work of supporting a woman through labor. This includes a deep understanding of how birth works, practical ways to support a laboring woman through the different phases of labor and any challenges that might arise, tips on preparing for a home or hospital birth, ideas for navigating hospitals, hands-on practice with massage and more. Couples devote extra time to birth preparation with a Mindful Birth class, and find that having a host of strategies makes it time well spent no matter the course of their labors. Mary Esther Malloy, MA, is the mother of two boys and a girl; she is a certified childbirth educator, doula, lactation consultant, and writer who has been leading mother’s support groups since her first baby was born sixteen years ago.
See www.mindfulbirthny.com for more about Mary Esther.
8-session full series: $495 per couple
2-day weekend Mindful Birth Intensive: special price of $395 per couple.
En Español Music & Movement with Mi Manzana
6 – 24 Mos.
Parents and caregivers will be introduced to fun and interesting musical activities designed to inspire neurological development while encouraging bilingualism. En Español will be conducted by Mi Manzana, a Spanish immersion program in which students learn by doing (experiential curriculum:creative movement and music). The main focus is on speaking the language and classes are guided by native and experienced educators that encourage children to take risks with the language and gain awareness of the world. Parents will be encouraged to participate in a low-stress, relaxed atmosphere based on improvisation where mistakes and questions are welcome! Classes will be Every Monday @ 11:45am & Friday @ 3:15pm . Drop-in with a reservation.
3 – 12 Mos.
In these classes, designed for the youngest music-makers and the people who love them, parents will be introduced to fun and interesting musical activities designed to inspire neurological development. Jam Sessions Babies is taught by Kids at Work Founder Julie Averill, who has over 10 years of experience working with infants and families, along with a separate professional guitarist. Parents will be encouraged to participate in a low-stress, relaxed atmosphere based on improvisation where mistakes and questions are welcome! Tuesdays @ 11:45am, Wednesdays at 11:45 & 2pm, Thursdays at 3:30pm, Fridays at 12:30pm. Drop-in with a reservation.
5 – 18 Mos.
Learn American Sign Language with Baby Fingers, through songs and play with other parents, caregivers, and children close to your child’s age. Go home each week with new vocabulary and new tunes to enhance communication between you and your child! Whether you intend to incorporate sign language in your life for the long term or simply during pre-verbal/developing verbal time, watch in awe as your child discovers the world of language. See the research come to life, as music and sign language both aid in the development of language and literacy. Baby Fingers programs incorporate the research supporting the benefits of sign language at all ages and stages, for child with and without special needs. Stories, songs, games, and movement to music are included in our teaching methods. Thursdays @ 11:45am. Drop-in with a reservation.
6 – 18 Mos.
Enjoy our clean, child safe garden outdoor space at this class that combines free gross motor play and age-appropriate music including live guitar. This class is designed specifically for mobile babies through early walkers, around 6 – 18 mos in age. Soft and firm climbing apparatus will be set up in our outdoor classroom. When it’s extremely hot (85 degrees plus) we will set up in our air conditioned classroom. Crawlers, creepers, and walkers will also enjoy exploring our wooden playhouse, push toys, tunnels, and big exercise balls. After 20-25 minutes we will clean up and our teacher will perform a 20 minute music and movement set including instruments, live guitar and voice, fun and engaging music, and typical Kids at Work warmth and coziness! Mondays @ 3:15 & 4:15. Drop-in with a reservation.
up to 12 months (non-walkers only, please)
Come meet other moms and caregivers with young babies ages newborn – 12 mos. Enjoy our beautiful open sunlit space for awhile and allow your little one to socialize in a quiet and stress-free environment. No reservations necessary. Come when you want and leave when you want. Fridays 1:30-3PM Drop-in, reservation optional.