Happy New Year everyone!
We’ve been busy planning a diverse range of events for all you modern mamas. Here are details on our January and early February upcoming events. We also have spa, beauty, and additional essential series events in the works – stay tuned for details!
Mama Needs a Babysitter – January 18th, 7-9pm, Nesting Kids Junior Home Store, 2126 W 41st Ave.
We have part-time and occassional sitters from the West-side that are ready to meet you! Join us for an evening to come mix and mingle with other moms and babysitters from Vancouver’s West side. We provide wine and sweets, all the sitter’s information and encourage everyone to meet & chat in a casual environment. Plus? Shopping! Nesting Kids is offering an exclusive shopping discount for the evening as well. All sitters are over 17 years of age, can provide their own transportation (public transit included) and have experience.
Cost: $40 ($35 members). Dads are welcome too. Nanny service is not available for this event, but we understand you’re trying to find a sitter, so your brood is still welcome to tag along!
Essential Series: Post-Natal Fitness and Pelvic Floor Wellness – January 24, 10am-11:30am, Cactus Club, 1530 W. Broadway (near Granville)
Our Essential Series is a collection of breakfast events for new moms. We cover many topics, all with expert speakers to provide the most up-to-date and relevant content for moms. Each event will be held with a light breakfast and nannies are available so that you can bring toddler along and still enjoy your morning for mama.
A chance to meet and mingle with some other mamas, get out of the house for the morning and learn something new!
This event is on post-natal fitness and core strength. Melanie Hall from Fit 4 Two and Kim Vopni from Fitness Doula will speak about how your body changes post-pregnancy and how you can safely regain your core strength and get your body back.
Mamas will be treated to refreshments and a light breakfast from the Cactus Club kitchen. The restaurant is closed in the mornings, but they’re opening their doors just for us!
Cost: $35 ($30 for members)
Mini-Mixer – Playgroup Formation Event – January 26, 10am-12pm, Kerrisdale Community Centre (West Blvd & 42nd Ave W. Vancouver), Room 221
Looking to find that special group of moms to get together with regularly? Did you just move into a new community? Maybe you would like to meet other mature moms? Perhaps you’re now a mom of two or three?
Whatever your circumstance, the goal of the Mini-Mixer is to introduce you to a playgroup of your very own and get you started on regular get togethers!
At this event, we create groups for you, set up some ice-breakers to help everyone get comfortable, help you determine the best day and time for your playgroup to continue to meet up, create suggestions and direction to keep the group going and then send you off on your own!
You’ll receive the Modern Mama Guide to your Playgroup booklet, contact information for the mamas in your group and fun social morning out!
Bonus fun: we’ll have a sample music & movement class with Budding Beethovens, so be sure to bring your babe to join in the fun! Budding Beethovens music classes is for 0-5yr olds, and can help them improve in math, science, language & social skills too!
Cost: $15 ($10 for members)
Infant & Child CPR -February 8, 10am-12pm, Vancouver Unitarian Church, 949 W. 49th Ave (@Oak), Vancouver .
Do you know what to do if your infant or child is choking? Not breathing? Maybe you have your First Aid certification from years ago and need a refresher? Knowing the basics in an emergency can save a life.
This 90 minute workshop is led by an instructor from First Aid Hero. Our instructor will cover infant (0-12mths) and child CPR, choking and prevention. First Aid Hero is a Red Cross certified partner.
Childcare room with Modern Mama nannies for up to two children up to age 6 ($10). Infants are welcome to stay with Mom during the workshop at no cost if you prefer.
Cost: $45 ($35 for members) or $60 for a couple.