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. We welcome moms of all faiths – or none.

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 – 11:15 am. Childcare is provided.

Friday Morning Meeting Agenda:
9:15am  – Breakfast and informal socializing
9:30am – Welcome and inspirational reading
9:40am –  Ice Breaker and introductions
9:50am – Announcements
10:00am – Topic Discussion with scheduled speaker*
11:15am – 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. Children are grouped by age and participate in age-appropriate activities.

  • 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

Dive into Your CORE Confidence: Find More Success and Happiness in Life

21 Jan

Thanks to Dr. Melissa Gressner for presenting at the Friday, 1/20 MomTime meeting. Dr. Gressner presented tips and tools for implementing CORE (Create, Orient, Reconnect and Excel) confidence strategies. We appreciated the practical examples and the time we spend in pairs discussing our own personal “mantras” and “power poses”. 20170120_101709

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Join us on Friday, January 20th as we kickoff the Spring MomTime session!

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Spring 2017 MomTime season starts on Friday, January 20th!

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Tell your friends and neighbors about MomTime’s upcoming Spring 2017 kick-off meeting!

Our first speaker will be Melissa Gressner, PsyD and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr Gressner will be presenting “Dive into your CORE confidence: Find More Success and Happiness in Your Life”. Dr Gressner is returning as a speaker to MomTime after a wonderful and thought-provoking presentation to the group last spring.  Join us on Friday, January 20th from 9:15 – 11:15am.

We have an exciting schedule of speakers plus events and activities lined up for the Spring 2017 season.

Please email MomTime.Montview@gmail.com for more information or to be added to the event distribution list.20160115_110729

Harvesting Hope: Second Annual Turkey Trot in support of those with Prader Willi Syndrome

7 Oct

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MomTime’s 2016 fall service project is well underway.  Organizers of the community race, Harvesting Hope, Julie Foge and Rachael Fischer spoke to MomTime in October to orient and educate the group on a rare syndrome affecting a number of families dear to our group called Prader-Willi Syndrome.  On October 7, we had a brainstorm session led by Julie and Rachael on how to best promote and support the race and its fundraising goals. MomTime joined in the creative and networking efforts.

This worthy fun run will be held for the second time in Stapleton’s Central Park in Northeast Denver. The race is a wonderful opportunity to get the whole family out for some physical activity on a day dedicated to family and feasting, while supporting the good cause.  In its inception year, 2015, despite the single-digit winter weather, the event was a great success.  More than $40,000 was raised for research and the awareness of the rare disease raised.  This year, organizers are hoping for an even bigger level of participation and of course, for better weather.

The entire family is encouraged to come.  Kids are free and each child participant receives a terrific medal.  The course is certified for those serious runners out there.  Also, the prizes and swag bags were a hit!

As it is a very new race, sponsorship possibilities for local businesses and organizations are very affordable and available.  If you know of a business that might enjoy such a prime chance to support Harvesting Hope, please get in touch with Julie Foge at or visit Harvesting Hope 5K or contact MomTime Service Committee, Francine Mugge.  Other ways to help support the cause:  do you know anyone who can donate a service or an item for the grab bag?  (donations are eligible for a favorable tax credit), visit the website and share on your social media, encourage your family to get out and run!  Finally, Harvesting Hope is looking for race day volunteers to help ensure this event is a success!  There are three shifts to choose from. All race day volunteers will receive a free race registration to use or share. 
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Creative Self! How to Tap into It

16 Sep

img_6724The fall 2016 MomTime session started with an inspiring and relaxing presentation by Delanie Holton of The Craftsman and Apprentice.  MomTime members painted with watercolors while enjoying each other’s company. Highlights of Delanie’s discussion are: to be creative is healthy and to have a hobby enhances our personhood and motherhood.  Simply put, it is fun to be in the moment making something new.  Some more than others were able to experience ‘flow’ while painting and socializing.  Delanie encourages not getting attached to the finished work, but to enjoy the process.  To create something new is good, regardless of outcome.  Though it is possible to make something beautiful, up to our own standards or taste, it may take time, practice and hard work to get it how one may envision it.  The process itself is worth it.

When creating something or trying something new, if you get stuck it is helpful to pause and ask, “what else is possible?”.  This way of thinking is the creative work of the brain, and “is really healthy for you.” Another favorite take-home message is that to make things, or have a hobby is a wonderful way to model balanced living for our children.  We’ve heard this many times in past MomTime sessions. Delanie shared that in resuming her creative life after children she had to learn that in her family “everyone is equally important”.   She encouraged all mommas to make time for fun, creativity and flow. Everyone will benefit!

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Delanie Holton-Fressler, Owner of The Craftsman and Apprentice

 

Junk in Your Trunk

6 May

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We held a trunk show of the household variety!  On a gorgeous Friday, MomTime members gathered in the garden for breakfast and a swap.  We cleaned out closets in time for spring. Members raved about the chance to socialize, exchange items, or just donate unwanted toys and clothes to a neighbor or friend.  All unclaimed ‘treasures’ were given to local charities: The Gathering Place and Gabriel House were prime recipients. Many described the swap as good inspiration to declutter, perhaps sparking joy, or at least momentary order in our homes and hearts.

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