With a global pandemic keeping us all physically distancing, we need this support now more than ever. Mamas Circle - Babies & Toddlers is a weekly group to deepen your connection with other moms as we discuss our evolving identities, changing relationships, and the challenges of modern day mothering amidst a pandemic. There will be time to talk about the issues you are facing or questions you have each week, as well as a facilitated conversation about motherhood.
On our zoom video calls babies and toddlers may be sleeping, eating, playing, or trying to grab your phone or computer! This is all welcome and just part of mothering in this crazy time. We hope to meet in-person as soon as we are able.
Due to the global pandemic we are practicing social distancing to support all of the families we work with as well as the broader community. We'll be starting the upcoming Mamas Circle Babies & Toddlers cohort on zoom and will meet in-person as soon as we are able.
Spring 2020 Babies & Toddlers
Dates: April 1 - June 3 (10 weeks)
Time: Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm
Facilitator: Joan Schaefer
*Need financial assistance? Contact us to request a scholarship.
Looking for something else? Mamas Circle Newborns is for moms and their newborn to pre-crawling babies.
No topic is sacred within the confines of Mamas Circle. This is a circle of intimacy, support, humor and honesty. And I have relied on these other new mothers to help me see things in the right light, to find answers to things like an incessant diaper rash, and to keep moving forward through the haze of the first few months. I’m happy just to be in the same room with these women, their babies and our fellow mom and guide, Elizabeth.
It was a wonderful experience; thank you for facilitating Elizabeth! Your depth of knowledge and pragmatic philosophy were super helpful for me too. Even as a second time mom, I have some of the same challenges where I could use a new perspective, but also many new ones to navigate and sort out.
My daughter just turned one and I am still in touch with several moms and babies from Mamas Circle. I liked it so well that I did a second session of it, and it was a super helpful way to commiserate with and learn from other women, make friends, and become confident in my own parenting, such that I could give advice to other new moms. It was also an excellent way to get out of the house in the early weeks.
I always wanted to join a group after I had baby so that I could meet other moms going through the same thing. My sister always told me to have a supportive network because you can't do it alone. I love Mamas Circle! It is just what I was looking for: a safe, kind, and supportive group to get me through the first couple of months of being a new mom. I look forward to seeing Elizabeth and all the moms and babies every week!
Silver Spring, MD
I love Mamas Circle. It allowed me to stay in touch with my wonderful friends from prenatal yoga, meet their new babies, share birth stories, and see them become moms at the same time as me. I felt safe and comfortable sharing the joy and the craziness of being a mother. So many doubts, so many questions... Mamas Circle is the place to find answers and feel better about ourselves.
Silver Spring, MD