Children don’t come with instructions! Each stage in a child's development — and in a parent's own journey — brings new feelings and challenges. Parents thrive when they have both guidance and the compassion and wisdom of other parents.
Our groups are designed to offer a haven of support and friendship while moms deepen their understanding of what they need — in addition to what their child and family need — to thrive.
Groups take place either at our locations in Santa Monica, in private homes, or online via video conferencing. Both daytime and evening groups are available.
If you have a circle of at least 8 moms whose children are of similar ages, email us for more information
about creating a private group in your home.
First-time mom groups
Welcome to motherhood! New moms usually have lots of questions about their new baby and want the necessary information to know how they can do their best as a parent. Each 90-minute group begins with general questions and answers, followed by a different educational topic — focusing both on your baby and you — every week. The class ends with singing or activities with the children.
Renewable 8-class sessions include topics that address both your child and your own needs as a mom. Topics include:
Nurturing healthy attachment
Physical, emotional, and cognitive development
Feeding (breast, bottle and solids)
Marriage and the transition to parenthood
Work and identity changes
Stimulation and play
Age: Newborn to 18 months (babies are grouped together in 3-4
month intervals). Each group starts with a topic, followed by
If you have a circle of at least 8 moms who would like
to start your own private group, contact us!
This group brought me from confused to informed, stressed to relaxed, and terrified to trusting myself as a mom. I cannot thank you enough for this experience.
Tina, mom of Max
Second- and third-time mom groups
Second-time moms often need a refresher course in baby basics such as sleep and feeding. In addition, all kinds of new issues emerge as you welcome another family member. Renewable 8-class sessions cater to the specific needs of a mom of more than one and are designed to relate to all members of the family, including each parent, the couple, the older sibling(s) and the new baby. Topics include:
Balancing multiple needs of family and self
Kidproofing your couple relationship
Recognizing and embracing the benefits of this transitionfor your older child
Age: Newborn to 18 months. Each group starts with a topic, followed by discussion. Groups meet weekly (8-week session with babies) or in the evening once a month (6-class session, parents only).
If you have a circle of at least 8 moms who would like to start your own private group,
I found sisterhood
Tracy, mom of Edmond
Parenting with awareness classes
Parenting well when your child’s behavior is challenging or when life is challenging for your child isn’t about following steps outlined in a book or by a parenting expert. It’s about the art of being fully present in relationship with your child, which is something few of us have been taught. Knowing when to come forward with love and comfort and when to step back and teach important life lessons is built on our capacity to listen deeply and to bring clear awareness to the situation at hand. Cultivating that awareness, or presence, is a foundational skill that can be learned by anyone - and can unlock our ability to connect from the heart and find creative solutions to a variety of challenges in family life.
Parenting with Awareness classes draw on mindfulness, meditation, and other holistic practices designed to help each group member connect with your child on all levels and create more peace in both daily life and family relationships. Topics are curated based on group consensus, and are always grounded in daily life as a mom.
Classes are offered standalone or a series of six, and meet in the evening once a month (parents only).
If you have a circle of at least 8 moms who would like to start your own private group, contact us!
Evening groups for parents
As your child grows, you are always in new territory as a parent, and questions about behavior and development, and the ever-changing dynamics in the parent-child relationship are ongoing. A parent's identity is in constant flux as well, as she grows and changes along with her child.
For parents of children six months and older. Topics are curated depending on the interests of each group; classes are 90 minutes long and meet once a month (parents only; moms or moms + dads).
helped me to realize that
I am not alone on this amazing and at times overwhelming journey!