About MomTime

14 Jan

Invest in Yourself!

What is MomTime?
MomTime is a community group composed of kind, supportive and welcoming women. It provides an opportunity for mothers of children to learn, grow and support each other through the challenges and joys of this season in life. All moms are welcome at MomTime – working moms, stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms, and moms to kids of all ages.

MomTime is a great place to meet new friends, connect with old friends, share stories and experiences, gain and lend support to other moms and have a good time. There is always a lot of laughter (and sometimes a few tears) at MomTime!

What do you do at MomTime? 

  • Friday Morning Meetings:
    MomTime meets the 1st, 3rd (and 5th if applicable) Friday of each month (holidays excluded) at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church  from 9:15 am – 11:30 am. Childcare is provided.

Friday Morning Meeting Agenda:
9:15am  – Breakfast and informal socializing
9:30am – Welcome and inspirational reading
9:45am –  Topic Discussion with scheduled speaker*
11:00am – Introductions and table topics
11:30am – Closing and pick up children from childcare

*Each speaker focuses on a topic related to parenting, balancing life’s many demands, career development, taking care of yourself and/or contributing to our larger community and world. Check out our Spring 2017 schedule of speakers!

Childcare during Friday Morning Meetings:
Several wonderful and experienced ladies take care of our children during our Friday morning meetings. All childcare workers are background-checked and safety-trained.

  • Other MomTime Events: 

MomTime also holds regular Moms Night Out events, Brunch Bunch get-togethers, Adult-Only Parties, a marathon relay team plus family camping trips and Moms-Only weekend retreats. These events create additional opportunities to meet and connect with other moms. Check out our Spring 2017 calendar!

  • Service Organization and Projects: 

Each season MomTime selects an organization to learn about and support. We support the organization through a bake sale fundraiser, donations of time and/or money and efforts. Check out our Spring 2017 service organization!

What is the cost?

Come and check us out! Your first MomTime meeting is free!

Spring  2017 MomTime Membership Dues:

MomTime membership includes the cost of ten Friday morning meetings for the Spring 2017 season.  Each meeting features a light breakfast, hot tea and coffee, child care (if needed) and a great guest speaker.

  • $60 per season for moms who don’t need childcare at meetings ($6 per meeting)
  • $95 per season for moms who need childcare for 1 child ($9.50 per meeting)
  • $115 per season for moms who need childcare for 2 or more children ($11.50 per meeting)
  • Cost for childcare for additional children on a drop-in basis (such as “school days off”) is $5 for one child and $10 for two or more.

MomTime Drop-In Fees: 

Can’t commit to attending meetings on a regular basis? That’s okay! We have drop-in rates for moms and kids as well.

  • $10 per meeting for moms who don’t need childcare
  • $15 per meeting for moms who need childcare for 1 child
  • $20 per meeting for moms who need childcare for 2 or more children

MomTime takes payment in the form of cash, check or credit card.

MomTime Scholarships: 

Confidential MomTime membership scholarships are available! Please contact Momtime.Montview@gmail.com for additional information.

Why should I make attending MomTime a priority?

Most moms these days are busy balancing a variety of tasks and responsibilities. It can be hard to take a morning off just for you… Here’s what some moms are saying about why they make attending MomTime meetings on Friday mornings a priority.

For more information or to be added to our email distribution list, please contact MomTime.Montview@gmail.com

Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, May 5th from 9:15 – 11:30am!

25 Apr

Invest in Yourself at MomTime! Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, May 5th from 9:15 – 11:30am.

Bring Kindness Home presented by Lori Wildenberg, Licensed Parent and Family Educator

We all want a relationship with our kids that lasts a lifetime. So how do we do that? We invite kindness into our family fold. Lori will share practical and applicable ways to speak with and demonstrate kindness even in the midst of conflict and challenge. Participants will discover why kindness is the family glue.

Join us for hot coffee and breakfast. Friendship, support and speakers to uplift, inspire and educate you. MomTime is a community-based group and all moms are welcome. Childcare provided with RSVP.

RSVP to Carrie McConnell at MomTime.Montview@gmail.com.

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MomTime MomTrepreneurs Market on Friday, April 7th

22 Apr

On Friday,  April 7th, five moms + business owners (= “MomTrepreneurs”) shared their stories and showcased their products and services with the group. It was exciting to hear how these busy moms have turned their passion, skills and creativity into enterprising businesses that also allow them flexibility to work from home and take care of a family. We had moms showcase a variety of businesses including –

Laura Clark sews and sells custom stick horses and memory bears. Shannon Balmes designs fabric and clothes for kids and women. Mikele Imbrahim publishes the Downtown Denver edition of MacaroniKid.com. Carmen Mix (a former retail shop owner) is a custom menswear stylist with J. Hilburn. Jill Eleson is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and owns WholeListically Yours.

Each mom described her products/services plus shared her story about her background, how she got started with the business and benefits and challenges of owning/running a business while balancing family life.

Here are some excerpts from the presentations:

From Carmen Mix, J.HILBURN Custom Menswear Stylist:

“As a custom menswear Personal Stylist with J.Hilburn, I help guys look and feel good about what he wears.  Life is full of challenges. A guy’s wardrobe, however, shouldn’t be one of them.  I help the guy who doesn’t have the time (or, perhaps, the inclination) to find clothes that fit his lifestyle or body type. And whether that means helping decipher a dress code or select the most flattering suit, I always provide my honest opinion.  A guy doesn’t need a lot of clothes to look and feel good. He needs to have the right pieces that will provide functionality and versatility.  That usually means going through his existing closet to find gems, determine wardrobe needs, get rid of ill-fitting and outdated, and give advice on creating outfits.” 

Tel: 303-641-3385 | Email:
Carmen.Mix@jhilburnpartner.com
www.CarmenMix.JHilburn.com | Connect on LinkedIn

From Jill Eleson, Certified Holistic Health Coach, WholeListically Yours:

“I help clients Live Healthy Beyond Vegetables through exploration of their Primary Foods, not just what’s on their plate.  By utilizing a unique coaching approach and offering a customized program, clients discover where their life is out of balance and how they might be getting in their own way so they can find balance, prioritize self-care, create sustainable healthy routines, and live authentically and vibrantly according their bio-individuality.  I also offer seasonal mind/body cleanses and Essential Oil Education.”

Jill Eleson, CHHC, AADP
m: 713-725-5023
w: www.wholelisticallynourished.com
w: www.mydoterra.com/jilleleson

May Day, May Day! It’s time for the MomTime Bake Sale!

14 Apr

Sunday, May 7th, 8:30am – 12:30pm at Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church

We need your help with sweets and treats to sell at the Spring Bake Sale.  This year our DOUGH will go to Kith Colorado, Colfax Community Network as well as provide scholarships for MomTime mamas.

Please consider baking/making/buying treats for the Bake Sale. Individually wrapped treats are awesome, throw a bow on it and it sells even quicker!  The Montview congregation loves to support our group and buy our baked goods.

Use the following Sign-Up Genius link to sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040F4EA8AD2AA13-momtime2

If you can’t be there on Sunday, 5/7, use the following drop locations for your convenience:

  • Drop off in the little kitchen by the Common Area at Montview Church on Saturday, May 6th. Be sure to label it “MomTime Bake Sale” so nobody eats it.
  • Bring to the MomTime Spring Social in Stapleton – bake, drop, then party!

Any questions? Contact Amy Usalavage at ausalavage@gmail.com.

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Invest in Yourself at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, 4/21!

14 Apr

Invest in Yourself at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, 4/21 from 9:15 – 11:30am. 

Estate and Legacy Planning: Bring Peace of Mind to Your Future presented by Kim Ruddell, Co-Owner and Partner at Wills & Wellness Estate Planning and mom of three.

Having an estate plan provides peace of mind by protecting your children, your assets and yourself.  Most of us put this off because we don’t know what to do, are afraid of the costs, or are overwhelmed by the decisions that must be made in an estate plan. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be scary!  Kim will gently talk through what an estate plan is, what are all of the documents involved (it is far more than just a will!), dispel some common misconceptions and talk about how to get this checked off your to-do list.  Having a well-organized estate plan in place – is not about you but rather about your loved ones. Getting your affairs in order is truly an un-selfish and proactive choice you can make for the benefit of your family.

Join us for hot coffee and breakfast plus friendship, support, and speakers to uplift and inspire you. MomTime is a community-based group and all moms are welcome. It is a great place to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, get to know someone you don’t know well a little better plus learn about something relevant to many moms. Childcare provided.

RSVP to Carrie McConnell at momtime.montview@gmail.com

 

 

 

Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, April 7th from 9:15 – 11:30am.

28 Mar

“MomTreprenuers Market – Local Moms Showcase Hard Work and Wares”

A “MomTreprenuer” is a mom that has found a way to create a business, work from home and be as flexible as she needs to be. Join us and hear how these moms turned their creativity into an enterprising business. Moms will showcase products and services they create and sell.

Invest in Yourself at MomTime! Join us for hot coffee and breakfast. Friendship, support and speakers to uplift, inspire and educate you. MomTime is an inclusive, community-based group. All moms are welcome at MomTime – working moms, stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms, and moms to kids of all ages. We welcome moms of all faiths – or none. Childcare provided with RSVP.

For more information or to RSVP, email Momtime.Montview@gmail.com.

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Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, March 17th.

11 Mar

Invest in Yourself at MomTime! Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, March 17th from 9:15 – 11:30am.

“Protecting Your Kids and Yourself Online” presented by Matthew Clark, Senior Offensive Security Engineer at Verizon Enterprise Solutions and dad of two.

Matthew will discuss steps you can take to improve your online security posture and protect your kids and yourself from threats.

Join us for hot coffee and breakfast – you get to enjoy it before it cools. Friendship, support and speakers to uplift, inspire and educate you. Get creative ideas, support and fun to make your parenting journey joyful. All moms are welcome at MomTime – working moms, stay-at-home moms, work-from-home moms, and moms to kids of all ages. Childcare provided with RSVP.

RSVP to  MomTime.Montview@gmail.

 

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Join us at the next Momtime meeting on Friday, March 3rd from 9:15 – 11:15am

21 Feb

Addiction, Recovery and Healing 101: For Addicts, Loved Ones and Friends

Michael Dinneen, LCSW, CACIII, CSAT, Shadow Mountain Recovery, will present an overview of early, middle and late stage addictions – including process, behavioral compulsions and disorders.  He will begin with his own story of addiction, 25 years of recovery as well as 22 years of professional experience as an addictions counselor, spiritual director and clinical director.  Because addiction affects so many people and it deeply affects those close to them as well, Michael will also discuss intervention and recovery.  He can provide hope for friends and family and will describe the process of healing that takes place when an individual truly commits themselves.

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