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All workshops held at our Columbia location, conveniently located off Rt. 95, 100, 32 and 29, at Snowden River Parkway.
6925 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21045 | 410.290.6253 | Register in advance for all classes! Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Please help us spread the word by posting these events to your personal networks, groups, and orgs. PLEASE VISIT US ON FACEBOOK FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.
Babywearing one on one workshop |Make an appointment for any Saturday 12-4 pm for personal assistance!
Overwhelmed by all the different baby carriers? Is your baby miserable in those you've tried? Join Amy Takemoto, an original leader of Slings in the City in NYC, to learn how to safely and correctly use the four different types of baby carriers: ring slings, Mei Tais, buckle carriers, and woven/stretchy wraps. At the end of class, there will be time to try on and troubleshoot carriers. Figure out what is best for you and your baby and begin enjoying the closeness and ease of babywearing $20.
Cloth Diapering 101 Class | 10% off a purchase of 10 or more diapers. Every day!
In this very popular workshop, you will learn about pockets and AIOs, hybrids, and prefolds, wetbags and sprayers. Laundering and the basics are covered in detail. Now fully stocked with bumGenius and FuzziBunz pockets, Flips, Woollybottoms, Bummis, Thirsties, Green Mountain prefolds, Snappis, training pants, plus PlanetWise and Sarah’s fabulous wetbags, Rockin’ Green, CJs, cloth wipes, and a large selection of consigned diapers! 10% off diapers and related supplies - this evening plus 2 additional diapering purchases! Please register in advance. Register in advance via email or phone. FREE
Infant Care |
A three hour class that focuses on the "fourth trimester", the first three months of a baby's life. The course will focus on newborn care, including newborn procedures, feeding, sleeping. infant communication, diapering and dressing, bathing and swaddling. We also discuss self-care techniques for parents to help with the bumps in early parenting. Come join us for a fun evening of learning and sharing and leave feeling better prepared for birth and beyond. Everyone will leave class with a CD filled with valuable handouts as well as a Newborn Care DVD for continued reference! Space is limited, sign up now. $50 per person or couple. Class given by Danielle Koontz of Informed Birth Choices, LLC Registration and payment is due. Please register at informedbirthchoices.org/register.html
MYO Baby Food |
Have you thought about making homemade baby food but are not really sure where to begin? Making your own baby food can be fun, straightforward, save you money and you do not need a bunch of special equipment. Come learn how to prepare genuinely nutritious, delicious, wholesome food for your baby and/or toddler. $5 materials fee. Check out this blog written by the instructor, Carly Norris. http://iamnotashortordercook.blogspot.com/
Working & Breastfeeding |
Ann Faust is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is experienced in setting up breastfeeding centers and training workforces about breastfeeding. Ann will discuss with you all things related to working and breastfeeding. Some of the common areas covered include:
* how and when to pump
* milk supply
* how to handle expressed breastmilk
* what the laws say about working and breastfeeding
* your individual work situations
Please join us to learn how to make this transition much smoother! $35 per participant for this 2-hour class.
10 Healthy ways to feed your family with varied tastes and limited time! | FREE
Preparing meals for a family can be a daunting and difficult task! With varied tastes, limited time, and competing demands around mealtime, a home-cooked, healthful meal is often a source of great stress for many parents.
In this hour long workshop with Certified Holistic Health Coach, Erin Nelson, you will learn 10 tips, tools, and tricks you can implement immediately to prepare fast, healthy meals for the whole family. You will leave with more confidence in the kitchen, a burst of inspiration to commit to healthy meal-preparation, and even a few recipes to try, tested and approved by a picky 4 year old.
Practical Couponing for Busy Moms: Intro to Couponing |
Have you wondered what kind of money you can really save clipping coupons? Check out this interactive workshop where you will learn tools including:
Finding out what's on sale
Where to find coupons
Different types of coupons & terminology
Understanding store policies
Valuable resources and more!
You'll walk away with the basic skills to save BIG money at the grocery store right away!
$25 per person - You'll earn this back in your first few shopping trips!
Sign Language for Young Children - with a special focus each class
Little Hands Signing: Our Signing Day
Learn how to use signs throughout your child's day to foster bonding, stimulate language development, and reduce frustration. Little Hands Signing brings the magic of American Sign Language to you and your child through age-appropriate stories, songs, activities, and games, along with tips and tricks for caregivers on using signs in everyday activities.
$12 per adult | $18 per couple | Children under 8 are free
Please register in advance. Payment due at greenberries prior to the class. Call or email.
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Pregnancy Lunch 'n Learn | FREE
Whether this is your first, second, or third pregnancy you can benefit from the diverse and informative topics included in this lunchtime of learning and sharing. Ideally suited for moms prior to their 25th week of pregnancy, we cover topics such as:
Nutrition | Comfort measures / exercise | Prenatal tests | Pregnancy and Birth Choices | Steps to avoid a cesarean
Make the most of your pregnancy by joining me as I answer your questions and we explore ways to give you and your baby a great beginning. Please register at informedbirthchoices.org/register.html
Ready, Set, Go POTTY |
Join Sally Neuberger LCSW, potty coach expert for a lively discussion of all things potty! Wondering when to begin potty training? Questions about your child's readiness? Wondering how to approach this task? What about nighttime training? Visit Sally's website www.readysetgopotty.com to read about her approach before attending this fun workshop!
A Unique Approach To Cheerleading Developmentally Ready Pre-Schoolers Through A Potty Training Weekend
READY SET GO-POTTY adds a twist to the tried and true foundations of potty training with a unique, logical, comprehensive and fun approach to this sometimes complicated adventure when your child is DEVELOPMENTALLY READY and SET to GO!
$10 per person | Register in advance, please.
CPR Training + Certification |
All participants will learn infant, child and adult CPR, AED use and choking relief. We will discuss preventative measures and view and practice practical applications. You will leave with CPR certification. | $45 per person | Registration required. |
Carseat Safety Demo and Installations |
Whether you have a new seat to install, your child is ready to graduate to the next seat, or you just want to have your seat checked to ensure complete safety, you should always have your car seat checked by a certified technician or instructor. Sessions include installation tutorial and hands-on experience for family members, as well as a baby demonstration for infant seats. Best practices, next steps and recall information are always discussed. Given by S.M. Hill, a certified Child Passenger Seat (CPS) Technician. Demo class will be $10 per person or couple. Installations are $30 each.
Cloth Diapering 102 Class |
Going beyond the basics
Wool | Fitteds | AIOs | Fitting One-size | Leaking |
Fixing old diapers | Cotton vs Hemp vs Bamboo | Problem-solving | Stripping | Spraying | more… FREE
A Guide To Healthy Teeth for Mommy and Baby |
Not sure when your child should first visit the dentist? This class is the perfect start! Learn what to expect at your child's first dental visit, the main causes of cavities and tips on how to prevent them from Baltimore Magazine Top Dentist, Dr. Ximena Pareja. This is your chance to gather important dental information in a relaxed setting and ask all of those tricky questions you may have. We will also cover healthy snacking, brushing instructions, and helpful information for Mommies-To-Be.
StoryCraft Hour |
Page's Corner is dedicated to bringing creative craft ideas, quality supplies, educational and entertaining books, and the TIME to spend with the children in your life! The StoryCraft Box™ stresses the importance of reading & literacy, imagination, and convenience. We, at Page's Corner, believe in giving children the opportunity to comprehend, create and show their personal character by connecting not only to words and stories but also to their hands, minds and peers. Page's Corner provides activities that make reading interactive and bring stories to life!
Page’s Corner is partnering with Greenberries to spread the love of literacy and create a little Halloween magic! Books, crafts, costumes and treats---what could be better!? Read more about us here: http://www.pagescorner.com/ $25 per person. The fee covers the book reading followed by group comprehension Q/A, creating a craft that pairs with the book, and using and keeping all of the supplies needed to complete the craft, the storybook, an enrichment card, bookmark and pencil.
Breastfeeding 101 - Right from the Start! |
A one-time three hour class taught by an experienced lactation educator and mother of 6 children. Learn how to get a great start to breastfeeding right after birth and beyond. Learn your babies hunger signals before they start to cry and how to facilitate your baby's own instincts and behaviors to breastfeed comfortably.
Topics to include: Baby led and mother encouraged latch techniques and positions taught and practiced with models, how to know your baby is getting enough, handling challenges, pumping and handling breast milk and returning to work local resources for breastfeeding support. Classes will be small and partners are welcome. $45 for 3 hours | Payment accepted over the phone or in person in the store.
Everyone Sleeps Workshop |
Are you tired of bedtime battles an naptime fights? Would you like to get your children to fall asleep independently, sleep through the night, and take age appropriate naps without just leaving them to "cry it out?" If so, don't miss this class with Allison Smith, a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach from Everyone Sleeps. In just over two hours, she'll give you the information you need to get your kids sleeping better immediately and answer your questions so that you're ready to go when you get home!
$30/person, $40/couple | Registration and payment due in advance by June 24th | Register by phone at 410.290.6253 or in the shop.
Take Control of Your Household CLUTTER |
Presented by Jacquie Ross
Certified Life & Family Coach and Professional Organizer | www.CastAwaytheClutter.com
• Learn what clutter is and what you can do about it
• Learn tips and strategies for not letting clutter in
• Learn ways to organize your child’s toys
• Learn how to think like an organized person
• Learn how to help your children to think “organized”
• Learn a system for tackling any type of clutter in your home
Infant Massage | 4 weeks |
This class covers everything you need to know to harness the full potential of your loving touch and bring the many benefits of infant massage to you and your baby. The 4-week class covers strokes for your baby’s entire body and also includes Gentle Movements, Colic Relief and Troubled Tummies routines. Some of the many benefits of infant massage include: improved sleep, less crying, improved digestion and increasing healthy attachment between you and your baby. This class also goes beyond baby massage to include hands-on education and discussion surrounding all things parenting infants including cues, reflexes, crying, colic, sleep (nighttime parenting), bonding and attachment. | 4 weeks | $85 per pair of caregivers (mom, dad, older sibling, nanny, grandma, and so on…). | Registration fee includes a manual and a bottle of oil. | Babies should be 6 weeks to precrawling. Class given by Nicole Treadwell of Tranquil Baby.
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