Monday, April 3rd & 17th, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Nest
Milk & Cookies: Community Breastfeeding Drop In Clinic Bring your baby and your breastfeeding challenges! You can check your baby’s weight, meet other breastfeeding Moms and grow in your breastfeeding skills. Jean Helen Vondriska, MEd, IBCLC will work with you and your baby to help you meet your breastfeeding goals in a relaxed, nurturing environment. And yes, there will be cookies! $40 consultation fee. Jean Helen Vondriska, MEd, IBCLC became interested in breastfeeding through nursing her own two children. As a result of that interesting and rewarding experience, she became a volunteer breastfeeding counselor and then an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Working as a private practice IBCLC since 2007.
Tuesday, April TBA, 2-3:00 pm
Coffee Talk with Dr. Sue Have you wondered how your little one perceives and is making sense of the world around them? Enjoy a cup of delicious coffee with Dr. Sue, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. Bring your cognitive development questions and learn about how you can become involved in research at Northwestern’s Infant Cognition Lab. Sue Hespos is a cognitive psychologist specializing in change and continuity in cognitive abilities throughout human development. She strives to improve our understanding of fundamental aspects of cognition through research on object representation, number concept, and the neural mechanisms of perception. Her primary interest is to study core perceptual and conceptual capacities that are common to everyone and to learn how these abilities are influenced by language. The National Science Foundation funds her research. She is an avid bicyclist and loves Chicago because there are endless new, cool restaurants to try.
Thursday, April 13th, 11:00 am-noon
Mama Power Hour with Anya This meet-up is offered in conjunction with Mama Power Gear founded to celebrate motherhood and connect moms. Come connect, relax, and have fun with other local mamas and their little ones for a discounted admission ($10 one child, $5 each additional child) for an all day pass and receive 10% off of any purchases made from Mama Power Gear.
Anya Tanyavutti is a mama. She also has a Master’s in Education and has served as a program and project director , strategic planning consultant, and educator. These days, in addition to chasing a toddler and developing Mama Power Gear, she’s working on growing baby number two and nurturing her love for learning and the arts-all of which she enjoys immensely.
Wednesday, April 19th, 11:00am-noon
Why Organic? Q&A Join us for an informational Q&A session on the benefits of choosing organic products for both your children and the environment. Learn what “organic” means and begin the process of deciding for yourself what it means to be a conscious consumer.
Jenny Solomon is the Owner/Designer at Simple Grace Design. Simple Grace Design (found on Etsy and Wayfair) strives to offer all organic products using 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and low impact dyes. Her vision is to create environmentally responsible and luxurious products for babies and children in modern designs. Previously, Jenny was a special education teacher at Hyde Park Day School. In addition to Simple Grace, she wrangles her two rambunctious boys and lives in Evanston with her loving and very supportive husband.
Friday, April 21st, 11:00-noon
Benefits of Essential Oils with Myriam Come learn how to revamp your medicine cabinet for the health of your entire family. Learn about natural remedies based in the use of essential oils to keep your family free of chemicals used in many over the counter drugs. This month Myriam will be offering guests a free 2 minute light massage with essential oils, aromatouch, created by Dr. David Hill the Executive Chief Medical Officer of doTERRA. Myriam Borrayo is a wife and mother of 4 adorable little ones. She loves sharing how to support the health of mamas and babies through the use of natural, essential oil based remedies.