SPECIAL EVENTS @ MAMS
Immune Boosting Herbs for Cold and Flu Season w Wendi Cleckner
FEBRUARY 29, 2020 @ 9:30A – 12:30P
Who need a flu shot? Come learn natural ways to make it through the cold and flu season!
Our time together will include:
A short time of teaching and sharing.
A lot of time of playing in the labratory creating our own immune boosters – Fire Cider, Herbal Tinctures, Teas, Syrups,
Fun and a lot of laughter!
Space is limited so sign up quick!
Cost is $15 if you only want the lecture and recipes, $65 if you want to create and take home herbs, syrups and fire cider. You will go home stocked for the season!
Feel free to pass this invite on to anyone you think would be interested.
If there is enough interest, we will provide childcare on site for an additional $10 per child. Nursing babies in arms are free to join at no charge.
Any questions, feel free to shout them out here or text/call Wendi at 480-528-1689.
Infant Massage Class w Omy Keyes
March 5, 2020 @ 6P – 7:30P
Parents, bring your baby (birth to 7 months) to this educational evening & learn how to give an infant massage. Baby massage has lots of benefits for parents and baby:
- -eases constipation, colic, and gas/abdominal pains
- -better sleep for baby (and parents too!) Baby may sleep longer
- -stimulates neurological development and body awareness for baby
- -increaseparent/baby bond
- -meet and share experiences with other parents
- -may decrease post-natal depression
- -the skills you learn in baby massage can be adapted to massage older children as well, so that you may continue to massage baby as they grow, or use the techniques on siblings.
Please bring: baby, a blanket or pad for baby to lie on, a cloth diaper for covering baby during massage time. Please leave older children at home for this event. Registration is $50 and includes admission for two adults/parents and baby; massage oil; handouts including visual strokes, to practice with baby at home. EVENTBRIGHT
International Women’s Day March and After Party
March 8, 2020 @ 10A – 3P
To celebrate International Women’s Day we will gather and march together with millions of women across the earth to celebrate this years theme EQUALITY.
10a we will gather and make signs (if you don’t have any yet).
10:30a we will have a few speakers from our community.
11a we will march across the Mill Ave bridge and back again.
11:45a we will be back at Tempe Town Lake.
12pm Everyone is invited to the after party at MAMs (918 S Mill Ave just a half mile south of Tempe Town Lake).
Many of us will be gathering Saturday night at MAMs to drink wine and create posters and signs for the march the next day. Please join us on March 7, 2020 at 7pm @ MAMs – 918 S Mill Ave. Please bring supplies if you have them, however we will have a lot already on hand.
Equality is not a women’s issue, it’s an everyone issue.
Planning & Navigating PostPartum Workshop w Nikki Brewer
April 5, 2020 @ 11A – 2P
Please bring a notebook and a pen!
Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth Workshop w Nikki Brewer
March 15, 2020 @ 11A – 2P
Please bring a notebook and pen!
Newborn 101 w Nikki Brewer
March 21, 2020 @ 3P – 4:30P
Please bring a notebook and pen!
Cloth Diaper 101 w Faith Peacock
March 21, 2020 10A – 11:30A
Please bring a notebook and pen!
Tending the Eco Self: Honoring Spring
March 21, 2020 @ 2:30P – 4:30P
This experiential outdoor workshop held in the beautiful MAMS community garden will draw on the rich wisdom of the natural world as a resource for inspired self-reflection and enhanced connection to the environment. Learn the fundamentals of Eco-psychology, get creative with nature-based art and eco-therapy, explore traditional earth-based practices and share in community ceremony honoring the Spring Equinox. Supplies included.
$40.00 email Robin at [email protected] to register.
Parenting Your Littles by the Stars w Juliana Bishop
April 11, 2020 @ 2P – 4P
Juliana Bishop, master astrologer and Herbalist, will explore the map of the sky when you and your child were born; how it makes you and your child special. Walk away with tools to better understand yourself and your little one, to support their cosmic superpowers. RSVP by Thursday 27th and receive a copy of your natal chart and your child’s natal chart (a.k.a. cosmic fingerprint) at the event. An additional child will be added for $10 per chart. Please send name, date of birth, exact birth time and city and state of birth of each person attending 260.248.25544 by Thursday, February 27 Payment can be sent through Venmo ahead of time or you may pay in cash at the event. Venmo is Juliana Juliana Bishop-herbaljules
ON-GOING EVENTS @ MAMS
MAMs Mama Group
Every Monday @ 11:30A – 12:30p
Free to all mamas who need a place to just be. Vulnerability is welcome. Pregnant or postpartum, there is a place for you. No cost.
Yoga for Labor and Birth
Every Wednesday @ 6pm
$10 cash drop in. Littles are welcome. Postpartum and pregnant mamas are welcome!
Mama Baby Yoga
Every Thursday @12:30pm
$10 cash drop in. Littles are encouraged. Pregnant and postpartum mamas are welcome!
Every Fourth Thursday @ 7P – 8:30P
We are hosting a new support group and we are PUMPED! Do you EP for your BB? It’s a precious gift of time and love! And EP is not EZ! This takes work – all the parts and pieces and bags and washing… whew! This is why the support group is just for you! For those not in the know, “EP” means to “exclusively pump.” Finally EPers have their own space to talk to others who can really relate! Bring your questions, concerns, and best tips to share with the group!
Ground rule #1 – don’t bash breastfeeding. Everyone has their own circumstance, personal history, and personal preferences. Let’s focus on how to make this lifestyle easier for you and your family. Ground rule #2 – read the parking instructions. http://hottya.com/2019/12/17/new-office/
Final Friday Mom and Baby Acupuncture
Every Last Friday @ 11am
Join Path of Wellness Acupuncture at MAMs Co-Op for an early afternoon of healing and bonding for mamas and newborns at our mommy and me community acupuncture event! Having a newborn is challenging and it can be difficult for mamas to get the self-care they need to be the best they can be for themselves and their families. Acupuncture is a fantastic tool that relaxes the nervous system, promoting a deep sense of calm, allowing the body to rejuvenate and heal itself: the perfect remedy for a mama with a new baby! With mommy and me community acupuncture, you don’t have to sacrifice your self care for time with your baby: you can do both at the same time! Bring your non-mobile baby, get cozy on a yoga mat with bolsters and yoga props in the beautiful group space at MAMs, and we will give you an acupuncture treatment while you hold or nurse your baby. Not only will you relax and experience the benefits of acupuncture, but your baby will get to experience them as well. As you rest with the acupuncture needles, your baby soaks up all of the calm healing vibes through you, for a truly wonderful bonding experience.
For these treatments, we only perform acupuncture on the ears, allowing mom’s arms and legs to be free to care for baby as needed (baby does not receive any acupuncture needles). After about 20-30 minutes of relaxation in a community space with other mamas, we will top off your treatment by serving you a cup of Chinese herbal tea to help aid in postpartum recovery.
This event will run from 11:00am-1:00pm. Please arrive no later than 12:30pm to ensure you get enough time to enjoy your treatment. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat or a fold up chair if that is more comfortable for you. The fee is $25, all methods of payment accepted.
Come as you are and get some much needed self care, no appointment necessary. Just show up and we’ll take care of the rest.
(Pregnant moms-to-be in 2nd and 3rd trimesters are welcome!
This event is hosted by Nicole Berrios, licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and owner of Path of Wellness Acupuncture. She has a family acupuncture practice in Mesa where she specializes in pediatrics and prenatal and postpartum wellness for moms, dads and support partners. She is passionate about empowering families with the tools they need to be healthy and stay healthy, naturally. For more information, check out https://www.pathofwellnessacu.com.
Full Moon Red Tent
Every Full Moon, doors open at 7p, circle starts at 7:30p
The Full Moon Red Tent is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. And simultaneously, much is waiting for us in this not knowing place but we need to make time for the empty space. It is also not only empty space but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, food and honor our unique cycles that we experience each month in our bleeding time and in our going through menopause and the many years leading up to it. Please watch this short video about Red Tents if you are unfamiliar with the gatherings: https://youtu.be/SQijq5Swd7A
We will sit in a safe circle to share. We will have activities, if you choose to participate. We will have a lot of space to just be.
This is a gift event. If you have any gifts to share we invite you to bring them. Henna, art, food, drink, items for the alter, any healing modality, all gifts are welcome or you can leave a donation for future events.