Meetups

"Often, we believe supporting parents means giving advice about what to do for your child. But most mothers don't need parenting 101, they desire authentic connections — ongoing gentleness and support — from others going through similar challenges."

 

MEETUPS

We know there are some common mood problems that affect moms and their partners during expectancy and after birth. We use a proven program to:

• provide a toolkit of coping strategies to maintain a healthy balance and manage stress
• provide ways to support your mood and your baby’s mood, and your baby’s healthy development
• provide strategies that include healthy behaviors, healthy thoughts, and positive social support for your family

New Mothers Meetup

Pregnant and expectant moms, new moms and babies under 9 months are welcome to join us for weekly peer support in a group setting. These meetings are free and open to the public, hosted by moms mentors and maternal mental health advocates. We use a six week education program to guide our meetings, allowing for plenty of time to socialize and support each other. Moms are welcome to drop in anytime during designated hours.

The education program will cover the following topics:


• pregnancy and infant/child development
• Ways to manage life stress, improve mood, and avoid mood problems
• Healthy interactions that help create a healthy reality for you and your baby
• Healthy, positive ways that we can think about babies and interact with them
• Using this group as support within and between meetings

Fridays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Las Flores Community Center Classroom

4300 Linda Vista Avenue

Napa, CA 94559

New Movers Meetup

Moms of Movers is a six week program providing peer support to discuss milestones for you and your baby, 9-18 months.

 

During the program, you will learn:


1. Ways to think about and interact with your children to create an emotionally and physically healthy reality for them.
2. Ways to manage life stress and improve your mood so:
   • you can feel better and enjoy life more.
   • you can teach your child how to manage life stress as they grow up.
   • you can avoid mood problems such as depression.

Fridays, 9:00am-10:30pm

Las Flores Community Center Gym

4300 Linda Vista Ave
Napa, CA 94558

Occasionally, we bring in community leaders to educate our moms on a relevant topic. Some of the topics presented by community leaders have included:

Bonding with your baby through music

Core and pelvic floor strengthening and safe fitness during pregnancy and postpartum

Listening to your inner voice during holiday planning with family

Acupuncture and maternal mental health

Ages and Stages developmental screening

Resuming your professional life

Moms of Multiples are welcome to join Wiggle Room at Las Flores Community Center Gym from 10am-12pm. $5 per family. Ask Parks and Rec staff about discounted punch card.

New Fathers Meetup

Fathers and partners and babies under 9 months are welcome to join us for monthly peer support in a group setting. These meetings are free and open to the public. We use an six week program to guide our meetings.

The program will focus on the following topics:

  • Child development

  • Parenting skills

  • Developmental milestones and how parents can help their children learn to reach milestones as well as being able to identify when their child is not on track


By the end of the program, partners will experience:


   • Better communication with their partner as they learn how to share parenting responsibilities, and support each other emotionally as they transition into new roles
   • Improved stress (and anger) management in learning how to cope with consoling fussy babies and addressing misbehavior in constructive rather than punitive ways
   • Early father-baby bonding as they form attachment and expectations
   • Engaging with other partners for friendship

Contact us for dates

Las Flores Community Center Classroom

4300 Linda Vista Avenue

Napa, CA 94559

Family Meetup

Families of babies under 9 months (and their siblings) are welcome to join us for monthly peer support in a group setting. These meetings are free and open to the public, usually held on Saturdays.

Contact us for dates

Las Flores Community Center Gym

4300 Linda Vista Avenue

Napa, CA 94559