Join us the third Saturday of the month at 1825 E 38 1/2 st. at 3-5pm for this informative series!
Below is a listing of classes/speakers/teachers already confirmed for this series. Check back for more detailed class descriptions and bios on the speakers/teachers. We recommend a $5 donation per person for each lecture, 100% of proceeds go to the Get Babied Foundation which provides doula care and childbirth education to families with financial restrictions.
2/16/13 Making the Best for Your Very Best: Homemade Baby Food 101 with Cheryl Carey
Cheryl Carey, owner of Taste and See Healthy Baby Food presents “Baby Food 101: How to Make the Best for Your Very Best.” This workshop is absolutely FREE! This free demonstration is perfect for new moms (and dads), as well as experienced parents looking to expand their knowledge about homemade gourmet. Whether you’ve never made food for your little one or you consider yourself a seasoned pro, you’re bound to learn something new. Walk away with easy recipes for three developmental stages that you can re-create and adapt at home, as well as useful information about feeding guidelines, nutrition, and much more. Expand your baby’s palate and feel more confident about trying homemade baby food that is both nutritious and delicious!
3/16/13 Water Safety for Infants with Emler Swim School
4/20/13 Dog Safety with babies & toddlers and introducing new babies to dog with Buddy’s Chance
Tina Zarate is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the CCPDT and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She has also completed an internship with Deb Winkler, former president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Tina worked as a behavior and training specialist at the Washington Animal Rescue League, a progressive shelter in Washington, DC that specializes in rehabilitating cats and dogs. Her time at the League gave her the opportunity to work with hundreds of rescue dogs and cats of all different ages, temperaments and breeds on a huge variety of problem behaviors, aggression, and anxiety issues. Tina lives with her husband and three beautiful dogs in Austin.
5/18/13 New Parent Meditation and Qi Gong with Tonya Lyles
6/15/13 Birth Healing: When expectations in birth are not met and how to heal ourselves with Liane MacPherson, CNM
Liane has been supporting women’s health for over 24 years as an RN, an educator, and a midwife. Her training and experience in Canada, England, Ireland, Haiti, and the US have developed her appreciation for variations and expectations when taking care of women and families where they are. Her heart continues to be captured by knowing the families that she cares for, and she considers it a privilege to be involved with women during growth, transitions, challenges, and celebrations.
8/17/13 Developmental Milestones through the First Year: The Importance of Tummy Time & Floor Play with Susan Steffes
Months 0-3 Normal developmental milestones and the importance of tummy time
Months 3-6 Emergence of fine and gross motor skills and the importance of integrative floor play
Months 6-9 Sitting, creeping and crawling and the importance of unstructured floor time
Months 9-12 Standing and walking and the importance of self-led discovery
Susan Steffes, PT, CD(DONA) is a prenatal/postpartum and infant physical therapist specialist, working with both mamas and their babes for nearly 20 years. Her pediatric training was completed at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where her population of specialty was NICU preemies to children 3 years of age who had developmental delays. She is a committee member and instructor for the American Physical Therapy Association’s, Section on Women’s Health, Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy – Obstetrics Specialty. Susan has been a physical therapist since 1994 and a doula since 1996. Her passion for working with mamas and babes is evident in her enthusiasm for sharing information with parents and professionals alike.
9/21/13 The mystery of the nursing bra revealed with fitting tips and options for the childbearing years with Special Addition
Offering moms and moms-to-be the latest in chic fashions, comfort items, and essentials! Family owned and operated since 1994, Special Addition is dedicated to providing the best products and services to our local and internet customers. Whether you are just beginning to build your maternity wardrobe, looking for comfortable bras or support garments, searching for the latest breastfeeding apparel and accessories or looking for that special gift, you will find it here.
10/19/13 Trauma Proofing your Kids with Robyn Gobbel LCSW
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Miami University, Robyn went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. Most recently, she earned a certificate in Therapy with Foster and Adoptive Families from Portland State University. She is licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #40735). She has worked with children in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, residential/day treatment center, group home, outpatient family services, and even in the Emergency Department.