Monday, October 19, 2015

Mothers' Gathering & Your Journey Through Motherhood

You've survived 9 months of pregnancy. You've made it through the excitement of labor and delivery, and now you're ready to head home and begin life with your baby. Woohoo! Except you get home and frantically realize you have no idea what you're doing!

We know that your first year with your baby is challenging - You're tired, overwhelmed, and confused - This is where Mothers' Gathering comes in. Whether this baby is your first or fourth, we offer classes that are catered to your specific needs. Still wondering if Mothers' Gathering is right for you? Here's a list of just a few of the benefits...

It is a great bonding activity. Parent and child classes offer a wonderful opportunity for bonding, which ultimately provides a sense of security and fosters a positive self esteem. Bonding is necessary to help your little one grow and flourish. In a mommy and me class, you will interact together and participate in similar activities that will promote bonding.

It can help your child develop cognitive, social, and gross motor skills. Many mommy and me classes will help with your child's overall development. For example, in our Mothers' Gathering classes, you and your baby will sing songs, play with developmentally appropriate toys, and do movement activities together. It can help them acquire reasoning skills, increase self-control, and cultivate a lifelong love for music.

It is a fantastic way to make new friends. A class offers you a wonderful opportunity to make friends and meet other new moms. This is a great chance for your little one to find a new buddy, and for you to build a new friendship with another mom. Friendships can make a tremendous difference in your journey through motherhood.

It's about building a community that can help alleviate a feeling of loneliness. A parent and child class can help alleviate those feelings of loneliness - even if you have family or friends around, you can feel alone in this journey as a new mom. This class allows you to create meaningful relationships with other moms going through a similar experience. It also gets you out the door, provides a break in the day or week, and gives you an opportunity to get support from people who truly understand what you're going through.

Much more than a "Mommy and Me" class, our Mothers' Gathering classes are education & support groups for thinking moms who are looking for information, guidance & friendship. These eight week sessions truly allow for a place to establish a foundation and gather the tools to determine what fits best for each mom and her child.

Our philosophy is that there is no one "right way" to parent and what works for you might not work for another mother. And what might work one week, might not work the next. Whether you're a first or second or third time mom, we give you tips and strategies for your parenting tool box, helping you to find confidence in your parenting skills and choices.

Groups for new mothers start approximately every 4 weeks. These classes do fill quickly and require pre–registration. You can call (818) 380-3111 to register or use the online registration page. You can also email us at

For a full Mothers' Gathering class schedule, you can visit our online class calendar.

You can also read more about our Mothers' Gathering teachers on our blog:

Interview with Synthia Praglin

Interview with Danielle Vorzimer

Visit us at:
16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230
Encino, CA. 91436
p. (818) 380-3111 w.

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