Classes for Parents

September Classes and Events for Parents

Yoga for Mamas at reBlossom

Yoga for Mamas at reBlossom: Every Thursday at 9:30 am

Yoga for Mamas

Every Thursday, 9:30 – 10:30 am, $5 – $10 donation

This class is designed for moms of any stage to do with or without baby (babies ages 6 weeks – 2 years are welcome).

This community style class will help you cultivate strength, increase energy, and nurture your well-being all while bonding with your baby, letting your toddler play with other little ones, or enjoying a class on your own.

Read more about this reBlossom class: Yoga for Mamas

couponing class in Athens, GA

Super Coupon Mama to the Rescue! Learn all about couponing and how one mom in Athens saves money on groceries.

Super Coupon Mama to the Rescue!

Thursday, September 10, 6:00-7:30 PM

Join us for a fabulous night with Erin Porter, mama couponer extraordinaire. She’s going to teach us all her tricks, walk us through her process for how to save money on groceries and troubleshoot scenarios with you.

$8 = Pre-register to confirm your seat in person or over the phone (before 5 p.m. on 9/10) 706-549-8900
$10 = At the door (after 5 p.m. on 9/10)
50% of this class will be donated to Global Samaritans.

Read more about this reBlossom class: Super Coupon Mama to the Rescue!

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Past Classes

Get Your Baby to SLEEP! Tips and Troubleshooting for Sleepytimes
Thursday, August 20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

We’re going to have two super-awesome mamas guide us through their family’s sleep journey with getting their children to sleep through their first years and beyond. Leslie & Dina have read every sleep book under the sun and have tried lots of different methods. Bring your difficult questions and share your stories too.

FREE with a $10 purchase at the shop. If you’d like to ensure your seat in the class please give us a call (706) 549-8900 Tuesday-Saturday or leave us a phone message on our voicemail if you’re up late at night! Read more

Easy 2-Hour Meal Prep for the Week
Thursday, July 23, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

We’re so happy to host the gracious Amy Whipple in a class that will change the way you make dinners forever!
Would you like to take the stress out of making dinner on a daily basis? Would you like to eat healthy meals and save money? Would you like a plan for what to buy at the grocery store and how to fit those ingredients into actual meals you prep in just 2 hours? I would!!!

Please call (706) 549-8900 or email monira (at) reBlossomAthens.com to pre-register by Wednesday, July 22.
$8 to pre-register, $10 drop in. Read more

Mom’s Speed Dating Happiness Hour (Making Mommy Friends)
Thursday, July 30, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Often we fall into the play date rut of only talking about our kids, but in this happy hour full of drinks, snacks and sisterhood, we plan to have you get to know several folks really well in a short amount of time…WITHOUT talking about our children (challenge accepted)! How?

We will be using the concept of “speed dating” for you to chat with several different mamas and for you to share what makes you tick, your passions and what you like to do to see if you might be “compatible” with other mamas who you’ve never met before! Read more

Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Behavior (Birth to 7)
A series of THREE classes with local behavior expert Lisa King of BossParent.com

SESSION 1:
Foundations of Children’s Behavior
Thursday, May 28 from 6-7:15 p.m.

SESSION 2:
Three Parenting Systems for Surviving Summer
Thursday, June 4 from 6-7:15 p.m.

SESSION 3:
Strategies for Managing Common Problem Behaviors
Thursday, June 11 from 6-7:15 p.m.

Read more

Planes, Trains, and Automo-Babies: How to Travel with Young Children
Saturday, May 16, 2:00-3:00 PM

Is planning for your road trip, air travel, beach vacation or family holiday STRESSING you out?? Don’t let it! Do you need to pack & don’t know what to bring/ not bring? Come to this session and learn a bunch of cool little tricks, what you need to pack that can make life easier and make traveling with babies & toddlers a joy. We have two experienced mamas who will divulge their inner family travel secrets, both domestic & international. Bring your questions, doubts, worries & stressors and we will smash them out of the water (or try to 😉 Read more

Book Talks with Rachel
Friday, March 20, 4:00-4:45 AM, FREE!

Do you ever feel like you need to hit PAUSE, read a book and learn about how to do your parenting role a little better? But guess what? There is no pause button, and you can’t seem to find the time to read much of anything?

Never fear! Rachel Eremchuk is here to help us out! She’s a senior at UGA studying Human Development & Family Science AND Psychology. She’ll be reading these books for us, writing Cliff’s Notes-style guides to each and leading a Q & A session for each.

3/20: 1, 2, 3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan
4/3: The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums, and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One-to Four-Year Old by Harvey Karp
4/17: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Come if you have or have NOT read the books! Children can play in the playroom or hang out on your lap! Read more about this class Book Talks with Rachel

Healthy Meals on a Shoestring
Sunday, March 22, 1:00-2:00 PM, FREE with a $10 purchase!

Does anyone struggle to come up with healthy, tasty meals for their family that don’t cost an arm & a leg?
I know I do! Our shop mama, Jennie Cain, will be supplying us with tasty dishes to try and recipes to exchange as she walks us through her process from farm/store to table!

*Please bring copies of some (or one) of your favorite recipes to share with the group. We hope you will leave well-prepared to cook meals for eons to come 🙂 Read more about this class Healthy Meals on a Shoestring

Raising Siblings Without Rivalry (?)
Thursday, March 26, 5:45-7:00 PM, FREE with a $10 purchase!

Do you have two kiddos or more? Are are you expecting and wondering what some tips could be for how to raise children without rivalry? It is possible?
How do you deal with sibling conflicts?
How do you encourage them to love one another?
How do you teach them strategies for dealing with each other?
How do you not lose your cool when they are driving you up the wall? LOL!!

Never fear! Trasie Topple is here 🙂 Read more about this class Raising Siblings Without Rivalry

From Micro to Macro: Caring for Your Preemie
Saturday, Jan. 10, 1:30-3:00 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

How can you be prepared for the unexpected? Whether you have health signs for a possible pre-term birth, or have your water break at 24 weeks, there’s nothing that can quite prepare you for having your little one arrive earthside before they are due.  Wouldn’t it be nice for everyone that may have a premature baby to get together and discuss tips on how to physically, emotionally & financially face the serious nature of having a child so young…  Read more about this class Caring for Your Preemie

Positive Self Image: A Workshop for Mamas @ reBlossom with Hannah Gay
Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30-8:00 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

It’s a new year and you’re all ready to conquer those resolutions and crush big goals. But, we want you to feel great about the amazing woman you are right now. Join Hannah Gay at reBlossom for an evening that will help you see just how strong and beautiful you are. There will be open discussion about how the changes we experience make us who we are and create vision boards with images and words which make us feel powerful and inspired. Additionally, we’ll learn about what a S.M.A.R.T. goal is, how to set one and set our own by the end of the evening. Read more about this class Positive Self Image

Cash Flow and Budgeting Class for Empowered Mamas
Saturday, Jan. 24, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

This will be one you won’t want to miss! Would you like to get a better handle on your household spending & saving? Would you like to one day go on a vacation!? Would you like to feel confident and not guilty about your money management? Would you like to stop arguing with your spouse about money woes? Katie Waters, of Stable Waters Financial, is going to set us straight as we walk through cash flow worksheets and learn tips from her for how we can become empowered money mamas! Read more about this class Cash Flow and Budgeting Class for Empowered Mamas

Talking to Kids About Sex and Safety
Saturday, Dec. 6, 3:30-5:00 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Encore! Last month’s class was so valuable that we are offering it again in December for those who wanted to come but couldn’t make it the first time. This class will cover normal sexual development and normal sexual behaviors in children, what to do if you have concerns about your child’s behaviors, how to feel more comfortable talking about sex with your children, and how to talk about sexual safety. This class if geared for parents with children ages 2-12 years. Read more about this class Talking to Kids About Sex and Safety

Holiday Card & Gift Tag Making: Mom’s Night Out!
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, $10

Please join us in the fun of making two different cards and matching tags using paper, washi tape, ink, stamps and a few embellishments. (I have lots of options for other sentiments). Let me show you how easy it is to make your own cards and tags that you are proud to send. I will have ideas on gift packaging as well.  Invite a friend! Even though we’re calling this a Mom’s Night Out, this class is open to all interested in getting crafty with us! You don’t have to specifically make Christmas cards if you celebrate another tradition or would like to make the cards for a different purpose!  Read more about this class Holiday Card & Gift Tag Making:  Moms’ Night Out!

To Work, Stay, or Make My Own Way?
Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:00-7:15 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

In this completely candid class, we will discuss REAL & difficult decisions that mommies face when having children. There are no right answers, only a room of supportive mamas who want your dreams [no matter what they are] to become a reality. Perfect for mamas who are still expecting, or who have children already. Mamas who have worked full-time, mamas who have stayed at home, and mamas who do some sort of combination will be in attendance to guide us through their life choices in their first several years of parenting. Read more about this class To Work, Stay, or Make My Own Way?

Moms’ Night Out! Pearl Knotting Party with the Pearl Girls
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to string and tie your own pearl jewelry? Maybe you have some old beads you want to string into a necklace or maybe you want to create sweet holiday gifts for your loved ones.

Come learn how to string and knot pearls with The Pearl Girls! This special class, held at reBlossom, is only $25. This is a $15 discount off The Pearl Girls classes! Abby, Head of Production for The Pearl Girls, will teach you everything you need to know to create your own pearl jewelry. You will learn on imitation pearls but you will receive a 50% discount coupon if you decide to later invest in real pearls from The Pearl Girls.  Read more about our Pearl Knotting Party with the Pearl Girls

Pumping, Pumping, 123
Thursday, Sep. 18, 5:30-6:45 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Who teaches you how to pump? Um, no one. Have you ever seen anyone pump?? If you have, count yourself lucky 🙂 Maybe your breastpump might come with a cutesie video that was shot in the late ’90s of a woman who easily pumps and multitasks at the same time.

Enter reality. When you are hooked up to a machine for the first time and it sounds like you are in a factory. You are trying to balance tubing and bottles and suction flanges, and not cry for every cow that has been through this before you (OK, maybe that was just me, but I really did).  It’s wonderful, it’s all for your little babe, but pumping has it’s challenges.  Wouldn’t it have been nice to know some tips before beginning, or maybe you are in the thick of it and still feel like you could hone the craft of pumping? Read more about this Pumping Breastmilk class

Crochet a Baby Beanie with Revival Yarns!
Monday, Sep. 22, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

I’m delighted we will be partnering with our friends, Lindsay, Cara & Carole, of Revival Yarns, the new yarn shop on Prince Ave. in the Bottleworks to teach this special crochet class, no experience needed. This class will be located at ReBlossom Mama Baby Shop (220 N. Milledge Ave.).

Students will learn the crochet basics and leave with the skills to complete their own “Baby Spirals Beanie” in size 3-6 mos. Must pre-register by Friday, September 19th. Please call reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop at (706) 549-8900 to do so.   Read more

Happy, Healthy Packed Lunches
Thursday, August 7, 6:00-7:15 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

The year Miriam started pre-school I was majorly freaking out!! Not about having her go to school (at 2!, LOL) but having to be responsible for packing her lunch!! I know I am not alone. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of the peanut butter & jelly rut day after day, or maybe there are safety guidelines your class has to protect its students.
Will they eat what I pack for them? How can I make it as nutritious as possible? What can I pack that will be good to eat cold? Will there be refrigeration available? Do I send things with utensils? What will the teacher/parents think of my healthy/unhealthy choices (for real, I know, right)? And then there is the what do I put it in dilemma?

We will have a show n’ tell, Q & A of all of our lunch containers & Klean Kanteens conducted by the fabulous Sandy Cederbaum of A Small Green Footprint and lunch boxes from reBlossom. So come ready to get equipped with recipes, strategies and gear! Read more about Happy, Healthy Packed Lunches

Bills and Wills: Planning for Your Family’s Financial Future
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 4:30 – 5:45 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Do you have a game plan for your family’s financial future? Do you know how you’re going to pay for daycare, after-school activities or even college? How can you plan so that you can make sure your family is taken care of? I know planning for your future is s difficult concept when you are starting a family or have wee ones in tow! This class is for every parent who’d like to get their ducks in a row, financially speaking. What are some important questions to ask yourself when writing a will? Who gets your stuff if something happens to you?  One of our facilitators is a financial planner and the other is a lawyer, so bring your questions and take away some guidance on where to begin and what steps to take to financially care for your family.  

Nurturing Your Musical Child
Thursday, July 10, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Join us for thirty minutes of discussion centered around musical ideas for parents and children, followed by a thirty minute parent and baby/child music class! You’ll get simple, accessible (to anyone!) suggestions for musical play, including songs, rhymes, and movement. We’ll discuss ways to use music for transitions, calming, bonding, and just fun! All children welcome. Musical activities will be focused on children up through age three.  Read more about Nurturing Your Musical Child

Fostering Security in Young Children
Tuesday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:15 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Have you ever wondered about the importance of safety and security for young children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development?  We’ll learn how to see children’s behaviors as expressions of either exploration or connection and how this impacts healthy attachment.  We will also discuss tangible ways that parents can support these biological and developmental needs to foster inner security in young children.   Read more about Fostering Security in Young Children

The ABCs of Behavior w/Lisa King
Thursday, June 19, 6 – 7:15 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Are you and your kid stuck in a cycle of “NO”? Does every interaction turn into a power struggle? Are you mortified by grocery store meltdowns? “Put on your shoes and get in the car” should not take 45 minutes. If you feel like you’re living with a pint-sized dictator, this session is for you. We’ll peek behind the curtain at the little wizard running your child’s brain. And you’ll leave with some positive behavior management tips that will make your transitions, routines and household interactions more pleasant.  Read more about The ABCs of Behavior

Mom’s Night Out! Paint Your Own Pottery & Makeup Magic
Thursday, June 26, 5:30-7:30 PM/ 8:00 – 10:00 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Who has time for make-up?? And when was the last time you took a few moments to hang out with some other ladies and paint? This is a double-header Mom’s Night Out event. Please come to both or one depending on your availability. Make this your ladies night and bring a friend 🙂 Invite your single (non-mom) lady friends, this doesn’t have to only be for moms!  Read more about Mom’s Night Out! Paint Your Own Pottery & Makeup Magic

Planes, Trains & Automo-Babies
Monday, May 12, 6 – 7 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Is planning for your road trip, air travel, beach vacation or family holiday STRESSING you out?? Don’t let it! Do you need to pack & don’t know what to bring/ not bring? Do you want to save money & have fun??  Come to this session and learn a bunch of cool little tricks, what you need to pack (and don’t) that can make life easier and make traveling with babies & toddlers a joy.  Read more about Planes, Trains, & Automo-Babies

Who Said This Would Be Easy? (In)fertility, Miscarriage, and IVF
Monday, May 19, 6 – 7:15 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Join us for a really important topic that so many women & families are experiencing, but is so difficult to talk about. Estimates say 1 in 6 couples will have some trouble trying to have a baby. As defined by the CDC, infertility is defined as “not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year of unprotected sex.” This sharing session will delve into what happens when you have fertility issues, treatments, the physical & emotional side of miscarriage, and what to do if nothing is working, to include intrauterine & in vitro fertilization.  Read more about (In)fertility, Miscarriage, and IVF

Fashion Magic: Making It Easy for Mama
Thursday, May 22, 6:30 – 7:45 PM, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Join us for a really important topic that so many women & families are experiencing, but is so difficult to talk about. Estimates say 1 in 6 couples will have some trouble trying to have a baby. As defined by the CDC, infertility is defined as “not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year of unprotected sex.” This sharing session will delve into what happens when you have fertility issues, treatments, the physical & emotional side of miscarriage, and what to do if nothing is working, to include intrauterine & in vitro fertilization.  Read more about Fashion Magic: Making It Easy for Mama

From A to Z: Development from Birth to 3
Saturday, April 12, 10 – 11 am, FREE

Learn about some of the developmental milestones for infants and toddlers! While you know your child better than anyone, it can be helpful to learn about typical milestones so you might have a better idea of what to expect next. Callie Heintzman will be doing an overview of the different milestones and stages and facilitating a dialogue/question & answer time. Callie will also introduce Babies Can’t Wait and provide information about their services and how the process works and who is eligible. There will be different resources there for parents to take with them (brochures, guides & even some coupons!). Read more about Development from Birth to 3

Healthy Toddler Snacks
Saturday, April 12, 10 – 11 am, FREE with $10 purchase

Let’s look at ways to create some tasty snacks for your toddlers with wholesome ingredients! Come to class ready to try 7-10 new snacks that can be made fast using only a few ingredients. Power bars, two ingredient bites, tofu pudding, and snowballs are just a few of the recipes that you will leave with. Read more about Healthy Toddler Snacks

Hair Magic: Makin’ It Easy for Mama
Thursday, April 24, 8 – 9 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

In this fun, hands-on, how-to class for hair, stylist Donnatella Alexander of Tella to You Hair Studio is going to show us simple, out-the-door styles for mamas in 5 minutes or less!  She’s going to demo styles for long, medium & short hair, including braids and you’ll get a hand-out with details in case you get home and have trouble replicating It! Bring friends and enjoy an evening out on the town with your cool new hair tips! Read more about Hair Magic: Makin’ It Easy for Mama

Nuts & Bolts: The Truth About Becoming a Dad
Saturday, April 12, 10 – 11 am, FREE with $10 purchase

Let’s look at ways to create some tasty snacks for your toddlers with wholesome ingredients! Come to class ready to try 7-10 new snacks that can be made fast using only a few ingredients. Power bars, two ingredient bites, tofu pudding, and snowballs are just a few of the recipes that you will leave with. Read more about The Truth About Becoming a Dad

The Art of PreNatal Self Care: Be Proactive!
Tuesday, March 4, 6-7:15 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

What does it mean to commit to taking care of yourself during your pregnancy? Is there time to do this? What does having a doula and taking a yoga class have to do with self care?

Join us as local Doulas and Yoga Instructors, Cundy Bryson and Krista Martin Jones lead a yoga demo while explaining the benefits of various poses and a lively discussion on Doula Services and Prenatal Yoga that can help you be your best pregnant self! Listen to a birth testimonial on what it is like to have a doula by your side during labor. If you are wondering if these things are worth the time & money, then this is the class for you!  Read more about the Art of PreNatal Self Care

Tools for a Comfortable & Supported Labor
Sunday, March 9, 2:30-3:45 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

If you happen to be expecting a baby, then this is one class you should definitely come to, sponsored by reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop, By Your Leave Family Resource Center & ICAN of Athens!

This interactive class, led by birth doulas Rebecca Quintana & Melanie Myers, will demonstrate and explain the benefits and practical use of various comfort techniques and tools for a more supported and comfortable labor. You and your partner will leave feeling more confident with the knowledge of how to most effectively use these tools during your labor and birth; and you will have the opportunity to make one of these tools for your birthing day to take home with you! Read more about Tools for a Comfortable & Supported Labor…

Permission to Write: Giving Release to the Emotions of Motherhood
Sunday, March 23, 1:30-4 pm, $20 (receive a free $5 reBlossom gift card if you pre-register by March 15 at 5pm)

Writing is for everyone. You don’t have to be a “writer” to put pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard. As thinking, feeling mamas, we have much to write and process. During this relaxed, experiential session, we will explore the therapeutic reward of writing as a journey unto itself, rather than a destination. Read more about Permission to Write…

Fertility Awareness & Birth Control After Baby
Tuesday, March 25, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

If you happen to be expecting a baby, then this is one class you should definitely come to, sponsored by reBlossom Mama & Baby Shop, By Your Leave Family Resource Center & ICAN of Athens!

This interactive class, led by birth doulas Rebecca Quintana & Melanie Myers, will demonstrate and explain the benefits and practical use of various comfort techniques and tools for a more supported and comfortable labor. You and your partner will leave feeling more confident with the knowledge of how to most effectively use these tools during your labor and birth; and you will have the opportunity to make one of these tools for your birthing day to take home with you!  Read more about Fertility Awareness & Birth Control After Baby

Babywearing Show & Tell
Saturday, Feb. 15, 3-4 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

Slings, baby carriers & wraps, oh my! Selecting the “perfect” baby wearing device can certainly be OVERwhelming!!! Never fear! We’re here for ya! Let us share with you the main styles out there, what the differences are and how to choose the best ones that fit your body, your baby, your lifestyle and needs.  Read more about the class Babywearing Show & Tell

Busy Bag Learn & Swap
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 – 3 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

Every once in a while, I need help coming up with engaging & fun activities that help my kiddos exercise their brains and practice their fine motor skills. Maybe I’m cooking, cleaning (LOL), or trying to avoid the use of the dreaded SCREEN!

Or maybe I really need to keep my kid busy (nursing the baby, putting the baby down for a nap), traveling, or maybe we’re at some formal event where kids aren’t really welcome…hence the amazing creation of the BUSY BAG or BUSY BOX. Many of these activities do not cost much $$, can be made of recycled or repurposed materials and are often Montessori-inspired. Read more about the class Busy Bag Learn & Swap

Thrifty Green Mama
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:30-7:30 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

Ever wondered how some mamas live off of one income with such ease & grace, still having time & energy for vacations and Pinterest crafts with the little ones? Have you ever wanted to get down and dirty with your kids in the garden, enjoying the earth and food made from their own hands? Ever wanted to go camping with your family but haven’t had enough guts? Our thrifty green mama Buffy Wennersten will share with us how she lives HAPPILY on a dime.  Read more about the class Thrifty Green Mama

Infant and Child CPR+
Saturday, Jan. 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

Taught by the fabulous Craig Wennersten, this is a non-certification infant and child CPR class that will also address conscious and unconscious choking. We’ll cover the basics of emergencies and discuss important information that all parents need to know. Read more about the class Infant and Child CPR+

Baby Massage and Relaxation
Saturday, Nov. 9, 1:00-2:00 pm, FREE with $10 purchase

Join reBlossom for this amazing offering by Lucia Massey, certified lactation consultant, Hypnobirthing & Lamaze instructor, doula, nurse & director of By Your Leave | Family Resource Center who recently learned how to teach parents & caregivers the art of infant massage.

This class is perfect for couples who are expecting a child or have a newborn- 3 month old. Older babies are welcome, however they might be squirmier!  Read more about the class Baby Massage and Relaxation

Growing Your Family Through Adoption
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6:00-7:15 pm, FREE with $10 purchase, Childcare available

I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely considered the possibility of adoption for our family. But perhaps, like me you may have also wondered how do I even begin the process?  What are the options out there and how do people do it? Domestic or international? Open or closed? Biological & adopted? Financing?

If you’d like to learn more, come listen to some of the most amazing mamas & papas in Athens tell us a bit about their stories & facilitate a question & answer session to help you become more informed and help you consider what’s best for your family.  Read more about the class Growing Your Family Through Adoption

Creating Lasting Family Traditions
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2:00-3:30pm, FREE w/ $10 purchase

Caroline Singletary is an Athens mom-to-three (4 and under), blogger, photographer, doula, wannabe-homesteader and homeschooler. Join us at ReBlossom to learn how she balances her life-philosophy while creating meaningful, lasting, and memorable holiday traditions for the entire family.

A few of the topics Caroline will discuss:
-A Green Holiday: Eliminating waste from the holidays
-Simplifying Gift-Giving
-Family Holiday Activities in Athens
-Ideas for the Advent Season  Read more about the class Creating Lasting Family Traditions

How to Add a Sibling, and Not Lose It 😉
Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30-7:45pm, FREE w/ $10 purchase, CHILDCARE provided

When I found out I was pregnant with my second child I kind of, sort of flipped out!! Was I crazy?? I mean, yes, I did want to have more than one child, but was I ready? Boy do I wish I could have attended a class like this to assuage my fears and lessen my anxieties. Mothers do this. I can do this. We can help. 🙂 Read more about the class How to Add a Sibling.

The Snot Cycle: Keep ’em Healthy All Winter Long
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:00-7:15pm, FREE w/$10 purchase, CHILDCARE provided

Sadly, any parent who has started their child in daycare, pre-school or a nursery probably has had the experience of having their child turn into a “snotty-nosed kid,” especially during cold & flu season. Come learn how to keep our kids healthier this winter and learn steps you can take to prevent or stop illnesses in their tracks!  Read more about this class on keeping our children healthy all winter long.

Get Your Baby to SLEEP! Tips & Troubleshooting for Sleepytimes
Tuesday, Sep. 17, 7:15-8:30pm, FREE with $10 purchase

Getting SLEEP & making sure your baby sleeps *might* be THE hardest thing about parenting, especially baby’s first couple of years. Or at least that’s been my experience.

We’re going to have a super-awesome mama guide us through her family’s sleep journey with getting her son to sleep through his first year and beyond. She’s read every sleep book under the sun and has tried lots of different methods. Bring your difficult questions and share your stories too… Read more about the class Get Your Baby to Sleep!

How Weaning Can Happen: When Breastfeeding Comes to an End
Tuesday, Sep. 24, 7:00 – 8:15pm
Absolutely FREE!

Here are some of the questions we hope this session might answer:
1) How do you wean if you need to do so suddenly (illness, etc.)?
2) What happens if your baby refuses to nurse?
3) How can you gradually control weaning?
4) How can you deal with family & friends that may make you feel pressured into weaning before you are ready?
5) What are the benefits of breastfeeding in general, but specifically past one? Is it worthwhile or is solid food enough?
6) How do you wean at night? Before naps?
8) Now that you’ve weaned, now what? Should you replace breastmilk with other milks or formula?
9) We’ve weaned. Why am I feeling so weird? Bummer, nursing breasts are gone, I feel weird about my body. How long will I produce milk?
10) I’m pregnant, do I need to wean?

This educational sharing session will be lead by a very experienced La Leche League Leader and may include others who share their own experiences with weaning… Read more about the class How Weaning Can Happen

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