Fall 2014 Kick-Off.

31 Aug

Join us this Friday, September 5 to congratulate yourself for surviving summer and help us to kick off the MomTime Fall Session! Feel free to invite a friend too.

Our first meeting will feature a presentation by Meredith Wakelyn, LCSW, on “The 5 Love Languages for Families”.  She will discuss the secret to giving love that lasts in a marriage/partnership and how to help your children feel loved in a way that has meaning to them. Meredith Wakelyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Denver. She specializes in parenting support as well as trauma and family of origin issues. Her website is www.meredithwakelyn.com

Please RSVP on the Evite by Wednesday and include the names and ages of your children so we can plan childcare accordingly. If you are new to MomTime and have not received the Evite, please email Casey with your name and the number of children you are bringing.

You can register for the semester on the following link: http://www.jotform.us/mirmo/momtimeregistration

Dues for the fall session:  
$75 attending with one child
$90 attending with two or more children
$50 attending with no children
(bring your check made out to Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church on Friday)

To stay in touch with us this semester, add this blog to your RSS feed or add your email to subscribe (column on the right of this page), “like” us on Facebook, and join our listerv/Yahoo group.

We look forward to seeing friends old and new!

Fall 2014 Session.

7 Aug

Fall 2014 Flyer

 PDF flyer Fall 2014
Please share this post and the above flyer with anyone who might be interested in MomTime this fall. Spread the word!

We meet from 9:15-11:15am at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Room 305 (one floor above the preschool). Childcare is located across the hall in Room 304A. Please enter through the main church entrance (Commons) accessed from Dahlia Street or Eudora Street.  Use the stairs or elevator immediately to the north of Commons to find us on the 3rd floor.

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Friday, September 5
The Five Love Languages for Families
-Meredith Wakelyn, LCSW, www.meredithwakelyn.com

Friday, September 19
So, What’s YOUR Lane? Career Clarity and Confidence for Mothers at All Stages
-Brenda Abdilla, Certified Coach, Author and Mother, www.whatsyourlane.com

Friday, October 3
Cell Phone Photography (“Celltography”)
-James Dewhirst and Loredana Gaudiuso, Lore + James Photography, www.lorejames.com

Friday, October 17
Religion and Race
-Ted Vial, Associate Professor of Theology, Iliff School of Theology

Friday, October 31
The Development and Support of Healthy Sleep in Infants and Children
-Patience Bleskan, MA, Child Development and Sleep Specialist and Parent Educator, The Family Room

Friday, November 7
Raising a Resilient Child in a Complex World
-Linda Marrs, Director of Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten
MomTime Service Project: Book Wishlist for Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten
-MomTime Service Team: Molly Jaques and Francine Mugge

Friday, November 21
Cookie Decorating for the Holidays
-Shauna Veen, Owner, Sugar Art by Shauna, www.cakes-denver.com

Friday, December 5
Preventative and Therapeutic Skin Care
-Samantha Ghiselli, MD, Denver Dermatology Consultants

Friday, December 19
Curriculum, Academic Standards, and the Common Core in Public Schools
-Kurt Dennis, Principal – McAuliffe International School

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To register: http://www.jotform.us/mirmo/momtimeregistration

For more information:
Paola Ramirez – paolaramirez4@hotmail.com
Heather Weldon – heather.weldon@yahoo.com
Casey Stringham – casey.e.stringham@gmail.com

If you are interested in a faith-based discussion group, you may wish to attend MomSpirit. This is a separate group, but has a lot of overlap in membership. MomSpirit meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month (when MomTime is not meeting) and also offers childcare for a fee. Contact Kathy Price for more information – pricek32@gmail.com.

July Book Discussion.

8 Jul

Please join us this Friday, July 11 as we continue our discussion of the book DARING GREATLY by Brene Brown.

During this session, Casey Stringham will facilitate the conversation and we we will cover chapters 4-6. Please plan to join whether or not you have read the book, there will be enough discussion for all to participate!

Please RSVP on the Evite as soon as possible and indicate the number of children you will be bringing and their ages, so that we can plan childcare accordingly.

Daring Part 1.

16 Jun

In today’s meeting we discussed chapters 1-3 of Daring Greatly.  We will pick up with chapters 4-6 next month, but in the meantime feel free to check out one of the many reading guides online.

Summer 2014 Kick-off.

10 Jun

Please join us as we kick off the summer session and our discussion of the book DARING GREATLY by Brene Brown.

During this session, Kathy Price will facilitate the conversation and we we will cover chapters 1-3.  Please plan to join whether or not you have read the book, there will be enough discussion for all to participate!

Please RSVP (on the Evite) as soon as possible and indicate the number of children you will be bringing and their ages, so that we can plan childcare accordingly. If you did not receive the Evite, email Paola to be added to our mailing list.

Dues for this session are $15 with no children, $30 with any number of children.  A link to the registration page is below:
http://www.jotform.us/mirmo/momtimeregistration

Other upcoming important dates:
June 22 – MomTime Bake Sale
June 27 – MomTime Playdate at Montview Preschool Playground

Summer Session 2014.

20 May

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Please share this post and the above flyer with anyone who might be interested in MomTime this summer. Friends who are on maternity leave, those who have summers off work, or those who have flexible schedules during the summer have all taken advantage of MomTime’s great community in past summers. Spread the word!

Join us this summer for MomTime “Light” – Book Club and Playdates! We will be discussing Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly for the first meeting each month, and gathering at local parks for the second meeting of the month. We meet from 9:15-11:15am at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Room 305 (one floor above the preschool). Childcare is located across the hall in Room 304A.unless otherwise noted. Dues for MomTime this summer are $15 if you are not bringing kids, or $30 if you bring your kids.

If you are interested in a faith-based discussion group, you may wish to attend MomSpirit. This is a separate group, but has a lot of overlap in membership. MomSpirit also offers childcare for a fee.

To register: http://www.jotform.us/mirmo/momtimeregistration

For more information:
Paola Ramirez – paolaramirez4@hotmail.com
Heather Weldon – heather.weldon@yahoo.com
Casey Stringham – casey.e.stringham@gmail.com
MomSpirit – Kathy Price – pricek32@gmail.com

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Schedule

June 13
MomTime Book Club: Daring Greatly, Chapters 1-3
facilitated by Kathy Price
Childcare and breakfast provided

June 20
MomSpirit

June 22
MomTime Bake Sale
Sign up here to donate baked goods

June 27
MomTime Playdate: Montview Preschool Playground

July 11
MomTime Book Club: Daring Greatly, Chapters 4-5
facilitated by Casey Stringham
Childcare and breakfast provided

July 18
MomSpirit

July 25
MomTime Playdate: Sunset Park (2nd/Pontiac, west of Lowry Town Center)

August 1-3
MomTime Camping Trip (Grand Lake, CO)
Reserve your spot by calling Elk Creek Campground. Contact Tanya for more information.

August 15
MomTime Book Club: Daring Greatly, Chapters 6-7
facilitated by Jenn Nutter
Childcare and breakfast provided

August 22
MomTime Playdate: Mayfair Park (10th/Jersey)

August 29
MomSpirit

TBD: MomTime Summer Party.

Running Like Mothers.

18 May

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This morning we had 3 teams of 5 runners complete the Colfax Marathon Relay. That’s a total of 15 moms and 78.6 miles! Thank you to Chris and Pam for working out the logistics, and to Leah for speaking on our behalf to the news crew from KDVR Fox 31!

You can see pictures on our Facebook page.

Here is some of the Running Like Mothers team on the local news (video in post): http://kdvr.com/2014/05/18/colfax-marathon-draws-17000-racers/

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