In addition to classes, workshops, and other parenting resources, happy baby offers weekly support groups for moms, including stay-at-home moms as well as working moms, as well as mindful parenting toddler groups. These groups are a nice way to socialize and get support from your community of moms, while receiving resources + support from our facilitators. A daddy group + other specialty groups are in the works too!
Come be yourself, be honest about the trials and tribulations that parents often face, and get helpful support and feedback from the group and facilitators, in a safe, non-judgmental space. Our mama + baby support groups are led by experienced family therapists, or birth and infant specialists. We also offer a resource + social group, which is geared towards providing first-time mamas with a “survival toolbox” and an opportunity to learn, laugh, and cry together about all things motherhood. These groups are meant to facilitate building the community by allowing moms a space to not only meet one another, but begin to build relationships within the group. To help create this dynamic, all of our groups require registration for a full session, which is eight (8) weeks; however, half sessions may be available, space permitting, in special situations. The fee for our baby groups is $240 for the 8-week session. If you would like additional information about, or would like to register for any of these groups, please email brandi@happybabyLA.com
new mama resource + social group
thursdays 12:45 - 2:15pm || babies 3 - 9 mos. || NEXT SESSION (8 weeks) begins Sept. 28th
Our new mama resource + social group is geared towards first-time mothers and their babies to share their experiences of transitioning into motherhood, as well as discuss various issues applicable during the first year. This group is topic-driven and incorporates weekly guest speakers to present various topics that new mama’s want to explore. Topics may include breastfeeding, sleep, infant massage, first foods, marriage after baby, sensory play + social development, and much more. As the babies become more mobile + aware of one another, interactive play + sensory activities will be incorporated.
Email erin@happybabyLA.com if you are interested in joining the next session.
mindful mama postpartum support group
wednesdays 12:45 - 2:15pm || 0 - 6 months || NEXT SESSION (8 weeks) begins Oct. 25th
This mama and baby support group is a safe haven to nurture new moms as they enter the magical, mysterious and often crazy-making challenges of motherhood. This class will consciously celebrate the transitions new moms face while learning and sharing within a community. Along with making new friends, there will be plenty of time to share and ask questions as we explore topics such as: infant development and play, attachment parenting, breastfeeding, postpartum identity, natural remedies, self-care, and infant sleep. Mindfulness practices such as gratitude, affirmation, meditations, and fun baby yoga techniques will be gently explored. Resources for ongoing support, information and consultation will be available. Lactation appointments available before class.
** Your facilitator, Khefri Riley CD, CLEC, CPYT, is a Certified Lactation Education Counselor trained at UC San Diego, birth and postpartum doula, infant care specialist and Certified Prenatal Kundalini Yoga Instructor.
working mama + me support groups
N E W mondays 5:30 - 7pm || babies born dec. 2016 - june 2017 (start date tbd)
The working mama + me support group is designed for new mama’s who are/will be transitioning back to work outside the home. This is a safe space you can come and explore all the emotions, concerns, and curiosities motherhood brings, while meeting a group of working mothers who are sharing similar experiences. Discussion topics will range from those that are applicable (and of interest) to all new moms, as well as those that may be more unique to moms juggling baby and workplace. These groups meet on weekends and/or evenings.
Please email info@happybabyLA.com if you have questions OR are interested in joining one of our working mama + me support groups later this year.
mama + me (again) support group
thursdays 9 - 10:30am || babies born oct. 2016 - sept. 2017
Come join Gretchen Goddard, CIMI, CCBE, AHPE, for an Informative and supportive group for mothers of two or more. This group is meant to provide a safe space to come and share, get support, gain community and provide answers to all of your questions regarding the transition into mothering more than one child. Topics will include building a healthy foundation for sibling relationships, infant/child development, tools for positive discipline, self-care and much more.
NEXT SESSION (8 weeks) begins September 26th. Register online or email info@happybabyLA.com with questions.