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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Join us at the next MomTime meeting on Friday, February 17th 9:15 – 11:15am

11 Feb

Featuring Ray W. Lincoln, PhD, Ray Lincoln & Associates presenting on “Understanding Your Child, Their Temperament (And Yours) To Create a Lasting Bond”

Parenting can be a real struggle at times. You might find yourself saying, “Why didn’t this kid come with an instruction book?” The good news is that each of us did come with instructions! Ray W. Lincoln will show us where to look for the instructions that are hard-wired within us and in our kids, and how to understand them.

Breakfast and childcare provided. Please RSVP to momtime.montview@gmail.com.

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Kith Colorado and Evidence-Based Care

3 Feb

MomTime is pleased to announce our Spring  2017 Service Project:

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Kathleen Krebs, MPH, of Kith Colorado gave an informative presentation last week on this exciting organization that helps prepare parents for the process of parenting, starting with the childbirth process.  Katie talked  about the importance of evidenced-based care in labor, inspiring mothers and families to be informed about birthing options.

Advocating for care and parenting practices based on scientific evidence improves outcomes and fosters a sense of empowerment for new mothers to speak up for their desires around early parenting.  Kith Colorado provides families with information and support to be an active participant in their care.  Katie’s slides described the benefits of prenatal care through postpartum care, for example:  the benefits of skin-to-skin bonding between mother and neonate, breastfeeding, and the importance for advocating for these when not offered.  A fun take-home message:  who wouldn’t want more support in the labor process?!

Kith Colorado strives to reach mothers and families without access to such information with a focus on families facing financial hardships and under-served populations.  Their mission is to provide an inclusive environment where moms can learn, connect and access support and information. Kith Colorado educates on childbirth, newborn care, breastfeeding support, baby and toddler sleep education, and positive discipline techniques.   To find out more, visit Kith Colorado.

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Join us at MomTime on Friday, February 3rd from 9:15 – 11:15am

23 Jan

“Kith Colorado and Evidence-Based Care and Support: What It Is and How to Get It”

MomTime welcomes Kathleen Krebs, MPH, Board President of Kith Colorado and Childbirth Educator at Birth Knowledge Childbirth Education. Kathleen will discuss barriers to evidence-based care and why access to evidence-based care and services is so critical for mothers and families during the childbearing years.

MomTime is excited to support Kith Colorado as the Spring 2017 service project organization. Kith Colorado is a 501c3 dedicated to improving the lives of families through parental education and support services. kith-colorado-photos-katie-2

 

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 spent in pairs discussing our own personal “mantras” and “power poses”. 20170120_101709

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