Upcoming events

    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Joanna to explore music, movement, sensory play, and more! Though the use of materials such as books, instruments, bubbles, and music you and your toddler are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour! This group will meet Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for babies ages 12-24 months old. There is a limit of 10 children per class.


    This group is led by Joanna Robie, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Joanna can be reached by emailing Toddler@themotherconnection.org 




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 10 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child.


    Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Monday, October 21, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Dance Infusion, 19 Lupine Road, Andover, MA
    • 11
    Register

    Emphasis on Fun! Students learn basic beginner ballet technique and an understanding of tap rhythms. They will gain and increase coordination, balance, rhythm, strength and agility! A special thanks to Dance Infusion for offering this drop-in class FREE for TMC Members every Monday for the month of October (regularly $15/public)! Children should wear any comfortable clothes (dancewear if you have some). Tap shoes and ballet slippers will be available to borrow.


    Please Note - Children must be 2.5 years - 4 years old to participate. This class has a limit of 18 children & is free for TMC Members. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   


    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA
    Register

    Join TMC this fall as we present a series of parenting workshops! Held at SHED Children's Campus, these workshops are meant to be informative and educational. Babysitting will be provided as needed.



    Presenter: Debra Goldman & Lisa Roland  Speech-Language Pathologists and owners of Speech Matters, LLC

    Description: Learn about the importance of early speech, feeding, and language milestones and ways develop communication skills with your child.  

    -Transitioning through pacifiers, bottles, & cups for oral-motor development

    - Early speech and language milestones and red flags

    - Toys and activities to promote speech and language development

    - An overview of speech and language therapy for young children




    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   



    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development (Downstairs Entrance) , 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Join us for Wee Play Wednesday at PCCD! This weekly drop-in open-play time is perfect for children ages 2-4 years old to let out some energy at PCCD's downstairs Gross Motor Play room. Your child will love this room - there are foam blocks, indoor slides, and more! This is a great time for parents to let their kids play in an enclosed indoor play area while chatting with other parents about the ins- and outs- of toddler life! 


    When you arrive, please enter through the downstairs entrance (see picture). There will be a staff member there to greet you and then you will be free to enjoy open play inside PCCD's downstairs motor room.




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 10 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/event for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to The Professional Center for Child Development (PCCD) for the use of their space. PCCD is dedicated to providing children, of all abilities, with a solid foundation for life-long learning through our developmental, educational and therapeutic programs. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 


    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Andover/North Andover YMCA -Child Watch 2 Room, 165 Haverhill Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This is an art class just for our toddlers & preschoolers! Join us at the Andover/North Andover YMCA for a FREE art class just for TMC!  



    FREE - Limit 8 children, ages 2-5! Please complete separate registration for each child attending.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.     

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 1
    Register

    Please join us at our weekly drop-in group, the Newborn Connection! The Newborn Connection is a weekly meet up for mothers to connect and feel supported as they navigate the early months of new parenthood. This nonjudgemental group is a safe space for parents to share in the joys and struggles of their new life, ask questions about feeding and caring for their baby and get advice from experts in various fields of expertise.  This group will meet every Thursday morning from 10-11am at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for all new mothers (first time or otherwise) and their non-mobile infants.


    This group is led by Kaleigh Daigle, a certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, Infant Care Specialist and Certified Lactation Counselor. Kaleigh is a mom of two young boys and experienced first hand the powerful impact of support during the postpartum period after attending a new mom's group when she first became a mother.



    Please Note - This class has a limit of 12 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/meeting for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    About the Instructor

    Kaleigh Daigle has always felt drawn to the world of pregnancy, birth and new life, even from a young age. She was born and raised in Ipswich, Massachusetts and attended The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where she received her degree in Communications. She lives in North Reading, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.


    While birth had always fascinated Kaleigh, she was terrified of experiencing it herself. When she became pregnant with her first child in 2015 she decided to make the most of the experience. Through research, reading countless birth stories, completing a HypnoBirthing Course and with the support of a doula, Kaleigh was able to have a beautiful birth experience of her own. In the postpartum period she found unbiased emotional support in a new mom’s group as she adjusted to motherhood. These experiences were life changing and reignited her passion for birth and for supporting others. Kaleigh knew then she wanted to become a doula.


    In 2016, Kaleigh attended both a Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula training with ProDoula and began her career as a doula. Over the past two years she has had the honor of helping many families welcome their child to the world and adjust to parenthood in a caring and supported way as a labor and postpartum & infant care doula. Kaleigh has also trained to become a Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Placenta Specialist and Certified HypnoBirthing Educator. 


    Kaleigh has learned that each family has their own way of parenting, feeding, birthing and raising their children, but in the end all parents love their children unconditionally. She takes pride in and enjoys supporting each family as they make their way into parenthood in the way that feels best to them.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   


    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6

    Baby Connection is a weekly drop in class based around children ages 6 to 12 months old. This class encourages the connection between caregiver and child but also the adult interaction as many TMC classes do. Join our instructor Madison to encourage babies to learn and improve their gross motor, fine motor, sensory and cognitive development. Through the use of materials such as scarves, instruments, bubbles, music and even a parachute you and your babies are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour!




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 6 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 


    About the Instructor

    Madison grew up in Andover, MA in a family of dancers stemming from her grandmother and later to both her mother and father followed by herself and her brother. Growing up Madison participated in many dance classes of all styles and also did theater in her school plays. Starting at a young age, Madison found her passion for children and the ability to watch them grow and learn and quickly knew that is what she wanted to pursue in her future. Her love for children was shown through assisting many baby and tumbling classes at Wilmington Dance Academy starting at the age of 10, babysitting for children of all ages and eventually running a babysitting network (Kids Kare) while she was recovering from spinal surgery at age 16, and now teaching Zumbini classes for parents and their children (birth-4yr old). Madison currently studies Child & Family Studies as well as Early Childhood Education at Framingham State University and will graduate with her BA degree in both majors in the Spring of 2021 after taking an accelerated path in order to graduate in just 3 years. After graduating she strives to open and run her own daycare in hopes of continuing her love for watching children grow and develop.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Come dressed in your favorite costume for TMC's family-friendly Halloween Party!

    Kids of all ages will enjoy a Halloween-themed party complete with fall crafts, face painting, & and ghoulishly delightful snacks!


    Did you know? TMC Members who volunteer with the party (set up/during/clean up) get free admission for their family! Before registering, please check out our volunteer openings:

     Sign Up!



    Registration for TMC Members is now open; public registration will begin 10/5. Stay tuned for additional details. We hope to see you there!


    Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 


    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   


    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Joanna to explore music, movement, sensory play, and more! Though the use of materials such as books, instruments, bubbles, and music you and your toddler are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour! This group will meet Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for babies ages 12-24 months old. There is a limit of 10 children per class.


    This group is led by Joanna Robie, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Joanna can be reached by emailing Toddler@themotherconnection.org 




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 10 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child.


    Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Dance Infusion, 19 Lupine Road, Andover, MA
    • 15
    Register

    Emphasis on Fun! Students learn basic beginner ballet technique and an understanding of tap rhythms. They will gain and increase coordination, balance, rhythm, strength and agility! A special thanks to Dance Infusion for offering this drop-in class FREE for TMC Members every Monday for the month of October (regularly $15/public)! Children should wear any comfortable clothes (dancewear if you have some). Tap shoes and ballet slippers will be available to borrow.


    Please Note - Children must be 2.5 years - 4 years old to participate. This class has a limit of 18 children & is free for TMC Members. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   


    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Essex Art Center, 56 Island Street, Lawrence MA
    • 10
    Register

    This is an art class for our older crew!!  You asked and we listened - here is a one time art class geared towards our 4 year olds!! If you are almost 4 or just over 4 feel free to sign up as well. 


    We are hoping to fill this one up fast!  This is going to be a color mixing class! They will be using basic colors and working with painting. 


    EAC is a non profit art organization that provides an amazing art experience.  Feel free to drop your 4 year old off for the 90 min class and get an errand done or grab a coffee with another mom - just take some time for yourself!  We will have a host there to assist with bathroom breaks etc! 


    Cost: $16.50 per child - Limit 10 children, ages 4 and up! Please complete separate registration for each child attending.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.     

    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development (Downstairs Entrance) , 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 2
    Register

    Join us for Wee Play Wednesday at PCCD! This weekly drop-in open-play time is perfect for children ages 2-4 years old to let out some energy at PCCD's downstairs Gross Motor Play room. Your child will love this room - there are foam blocks, indoor slides, and more! This is a great time for parents to let their kids play in an enclosed indoor play area while chatting with other parents about the ins- and outs- of toddler life! 


    When you arrive, please enter through the downstairs entrance (see picture). There will be a staff member there to greet you and then you will be free to enjoy open play inside PCCD's downstairs motor room.




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 10 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/event for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to The Professional Center for Child Development (PCCD) for the use of their space. PCCD is dedicated to providing children, of all abilities, with a solid foundation for life-long learning through our developmental, educational and therapeutic programs. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 


    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 7
    Register

    Join the newborn connection for a fun Halloween photo shoot with our tiniest members. Bring baby in costume or your best Halloween wear to take pictures with some festive fall decorations.

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    Please join us at our weekly drop-in group, the Newborn Connection! The Newborn Connection is a weekly meet up for mothers to connect and feel supported as they navigate the early months of new parenthood. This nonjudgemental group is a safe space for parents to share in the joys and struggles of their new life, ask questions about feeding and caring for their baby and get advice from experts in various fields of expertise.  This group will meet every Thursday morning from 10-11am at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for all new mothers (first time or otherwise) and their non-mobile infants.


    This group is led by Kaleigh Daigle, a certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, Infant Care Specialist and Certified Lactation Counselor. Kaleigh is a mom of two young boys and experienced first hand the powerful impact of support during the postpartum period after attending a new mom's group when she first became a mother.



    Please Note - This class has a limit of 12 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/meeting for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    About the Instructor

    Kaleigh Daigle has always felt drawn to the world of pregnancy, birth and new life, even from a young age. She was born and raised in Ipswich, Massachusetts and attended The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where she received her degree in Communications. She lives in North Reading, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.


    While birth had always fascinated Kaleigh, she was terrified of experiencing it herself. When she became pregnant with her first child in 2015 she decided to make the most of the experience. Through research, reading countless birth stories, completing a HypnoBirthing Course and with the support of a doula, Kaleigh was able to have a beautiful birth experience of her own. In the postpartum period she found unbiased emotional support in a new mom’s group as she adjusted to motherhood. These experiences were life changing and reignited her passion for birth and for supporting others. Kaleigh knew then she wanted to become a doula.


    In 2016, Kaleigh attended both a Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula training with ProDoula and began her career as a doula. Over the past two years she has had the honor of helping many families welcome their child to the world and adjust to parenthood in a caring and supported way as a labor and postpartum & infant care doula. Kaleigh has also trained to become a Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Placenta Specialist and Certified HypnoBirthing Educator. 


    Kaleigh has learned that each family has their own way of parenting, feeding, birthing and raising their children, but in the end all parents love their children unconditionally. She takes pride in and enjoys supporting each family as they make their way into parenthood in the way that feels best to them.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   


    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 5
    Register

    Baby Connection is a weekly drop in class based around children ages 6 to 12 months old. This class encourages the connection between caregiver and child but also the adult interaction as many TMC classes do. Join our instructor Madison to encourage babies to learn and improve their gross motor, fine motor, sensory and cognitive development. Through the use of materials such as scarves, instruments, bubbles, music and even a parachute you and your babies are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour!




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 6 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 


    About the Instructor

    Madison grew up in Andover, MA in a family of dancers stemming from her grandmother and later to both her mother and father followed by herself and her brother. Growing up Madison participated in many dance classes of all styles and also did theater in her school plays. Starting at a young age, Madison found her passion for children and the ability to watch them grow and learn and quickly knew that is what she wanted to pursue in her future. Her love for children was shown through assisting many baby and tumbling classes at Wilmington Dance Academy starting at the age of 10, babysitting for children of all ages and eventually running a babysitting network (Kids Kare) while she was recovering from spinal surgery at age 16, and now teaching Zumbini classes for parents and their children (birth-4yr old). Madison currently studies Child & Family Studies as well as Early Childhood Education at Framingham State University and will graduate with her BA degree in both majors in the Spring of 2021 after taking an accelerated path in order to graduate in just 3 years. After graduating she strives to open and run her own daycare in hopes of continuing her love for watching children grow and develop.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 50 EAST MERRIMACK STREET LOWELL, MA, 01852

    Disney Junior Holiday Party! is a dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with their favorite Disney friends, including Mickey & Minnie Mouse, the Puppy Dog Pals, Vampirina and many more, plus a special visit from Santa Claus!


    We currently have a block of seats reserved in Balcony K, Rows C & D. The discounted price of these tickets is $45! We can also offer a discount on seats at lower price points ($39 and $27) and will get exact section/row/seat assignments after payment is complete. A ticket is required for all guests one year of age and over.



    Please note - This price is a group rate offered by the venue. Please purchase by October 1. 


    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   



    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Joanna to explore music, movement, sensory play, and more! Though the use of materials such as books, instruments, bubbles, and music you and your toddler are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour! This group will meet Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for babies ages 12-24 months old. There is a limit of 10 children per class.


    This group is led by Joanna Robie, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Joanna can be reached by emailing Toddler@themotherconnection.org 




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 10 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child.


    Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 10
    Register

    Please join us at our weekly drop-in group, the Newborn Connection! The Newborn Connection is a weekly meet up for mothers to connect and feel supported as they navigate the early months of new parenthood. This nonjudgemental group is a safe space for parents to share in the joys and struggles of their new life, ask questions about feeding and caring for their baby and get advice from experts in various fields of expertise.  This group will meet every Thursday morning from 10-11am at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for all new mothers (first time or otherwise) and their non-mobile infants.


    This group is led by Kaleigh Daigle, a certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, Infant Care Specialist and Certified Lactation Counselor. Kaleigh is a mom of two young boys and experienced first hand the powerful impact of support during the postpartum period after attending a new mom's group when she first became a mother.



    Please Note - This class has a limit of 12 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/meeting for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    About the Instructor

    Kaleigh Daigle has always felt drawn to the world of pregnancy, birth and new life, even from a young age. She was born and raised in Ipswich, Massachusetts and attended The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where she received her degree in Communications. She lives in North Reading, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.


    While birth had always fascinated Kaleigh, she was terrified of experiencing it herself. When she became pregnant with her first child in 2015 she decided to make the most of the experience. Through research, reading countless birth stories, completing a HypnoBirthing Course and with the support of a doula, Kaleigh was able to have a beautiful birth experience of her own. In the postpartum period she found unbiased emotional support in a new mom’s group as she adjusted to motherhood. These experiences were life changing and reignited her passion for birth and for supporting others. Kaleigh knew then she wanted to become a doula.


    In 2016, Kaleigh attended both a Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula training with ProDoula and began her career as a doula. Over the past two years she has had the honor of helping many families welcome their child to the world and adjust to parenthood in a caring and supported way as a labor and postpartum & infant care doula. Kaleigh has also trained to become a Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Placenta Specialist and Certified HypnoBirthing Educator. 


    Kaleigh has learned that each family has their own way of parenting, feeding, birthing and raising their children, but in the end all parents love their children unconditionally. She takes pride in and enjoys supporting each family as they make their way into parenthood in the way that feels best to them.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   


    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Exact address will be sent in Confirmation Email
    • 5
    Register

    Come relax and play in the comfort of a TMC member's home!  Sometimes the low key events are the best ways for moms and kids to really connect.  Thank you to Brad & Joey's mom Alyse for opening up your home!


    This event is FREE!

    Limit: 10 children. Please complete registration separately for each child attending.


    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.     

    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Philips Street, Andover, MA
    Register

    Join other TMC members for our monthly drop in playtime at SHED! SHED Children’s Campus is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school during our exclusive drop-ins just for TMC Members.


    Upon arrival, you will check in with a TMC Host and be introduced to the classroom filled with different areas made up of toys and activities suited for your toddler, ranging from 0-3 years old. This is a great way for moms to meet other moms with children the same age! 



    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
    Register

    One Time, One Place
    Save time and narrow your search by meeting with representatives from many area preschools. Collect information, ask questions, and take home the Preschool Fair Booklet to use as a resource.

    *Over 30 schools invited
    *Free admission & booklet
    *Open to the public
    *Family Friendly


    Interested in helping TMC on the day of the event? We are currently looking for volunteers to help setup! Click below to see open time slots:

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    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA
    Register

    Want to learn more about how to get the most out of your membership? Need an excuse to get out of the house with the kids?  Join other members and TMC Board Members at SHED Children's Campus in Andover!

    This event is open to all members new and existing.  Board Members will be 
    available to give more information about playgroups, events, volunteering opportunities, and to answer question about anything else on your mind. This is also a great opportunity to connect with other members! 

    Light refreshments, coffee and snacks will be provided. As always, children are welcome! 




    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    Register

    Baby Connection is a weekly drop in class based around children ages 6 to 12 months old. This class encourages the connection between caregiver and child but also the adult interaction as many TMC classes do. Join our instructor Madison to encourage babies to learn and improve their gross motor, fine motor, sensory and cognitive development. Through the use of materials such as scarves, instruments, bubbles, music and even a parachute you and your babies are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour!




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 6 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 


    About the Instructor

    Madison grew up in Andover, MA in a family of dancers stemming from her grandmother and later to both her mother and father followed by herself and her brother. Growing up Madison participated in many dance classes of all styles and also did theater in her school plays. Starting at a young age, Madison found her passion for children and the ability to watch them grow and learn and quickly knew that is what she wanted to pursue in her future. Her love for children was shown through assisting many baby and tumbling classes at Wilmington Dance Academy starting at the age of 10, babysitting for children of all ages and eventually running a babysitting network (Kids Kare) while she was recovering from spinal surgery at age 16, and now teaching Zumbini classes for parents and their children (birth-4yr old). Madison currently studies Child & Family Studies as well as Early Childhood Education at Framingham State University and will graduate with her BA degree in both majors in the Spring of 2021 after taking an accelerated path in order to graduate in just 3 years. After graduating she strives to open and run her own daycare in hopes of continuing her love for watching children grow and develop.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 11
    Register

    Please join us at our weekly drop-in group, the Newborn Connection! The Newborn Connection is a weekly meet up for mothers to connect and feel supported as they navigate the early months of new parenthood. This nonjudgemental group is a safe space for parents to share in the joys and struggles of their new life, ask questions about feeding and caring for their baby and get advice from experts in various fields of expertise.  This group will meet every Thursday morning from 10-11am at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for all new mothers (first time or otherwise) and their non-mobile infants.


    This group is led by Kaleigh Daigle, a certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, Infant Care Specialist and Certified Lactation Counselor. Kaleigh is a mom of two young boys and experienced first hand the powerful impact of support during the postpartum period after attending a new mom's group when she first became a mother.



    Please Note - This class has a limit of 12 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/meeting for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    About the Instructor

    Kaleigh Daigle has always felt drawn to the world of pregnancy, birth and new life, even from a young age. She was born and raised in Ipswich, Massachusetts and attended The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where she received her degree in Communications. She lives in North Reading, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.


    While birth had always fascinated Kaleigh, she was terrified of experiencing it herself. When she became pregnant with her first child in 2015 she decided to make the most of the experience. Through research, reading countless birth stories, completing a HypnoBirthing Course and with the support of a doula, Kaleigh was able to have a beautiful birth experience of her own. In the postpartum period she found unbiased emotional support in a new mom’s group as she adjusted to motherhood. These experiences were life changing and reignited her passion for birth and for supporting others. Kaleigh knew then she wanted to become a doula.


    In 2016, Kaleigh attended both a Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula training with ProDoula and began her career as a doula. Over the past two years she has had the honor of helping many families welcome their child to the world and adjust to parenthood in a caring and supported way as a labor and postpartum & infant care doula. Kaleigh has also trained to become a Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Placenta Specialist and Certified HypnoBirthing Educator. 


    Kaleigh has learned that each family has their own way of parenting, feeding, birthing and raising their children, but in the end all parents love their children unconditionally. She takes pride in and enjoys supporting each family as they make their way into parenthood in the way that feels best to them.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   


    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Exact address will be sent in Confirmation Email
    • 6
    Register

    Come relax and play in the comfort of a TMC member's home!  Sometimes the low key events are the best ways for moms and kids to really connect.  Thank you to Annie, Emily, & Anthony's mom Barbara for opening up your home!


    This event is FREE!

    Limit: 10 children. Please complete registration separately for each child attending.


    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.     

    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    Register

    Baby Connection is a weekly drop in class based around children ages 6 to 12 months old. This class encourages the connection between caregiver and child but also the adult interaction as many TMC classes do. Join our instructor Madison to encourage babies to learn and improve their gross motor, fine motor, sensory and cognitive development. Through the use of materials such as scarves, instruments, bubbles, music and even a parachute you and your babies are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour!




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 6 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 


    About the Instructor

    Madison grew up in Andover, MA in a family of dancers stemming from her grandmother and later to both her mother and father followed by herself and her brother. Growing up Madison participated in many dance classes of all styles and also did theater in her school plays. Starting at a young age, Madison found her passion for children and the ability to watch them grow and learn and quickly knew that is what she wanted to pursue in her future. Her love for children was shown through assisting many baby and tumbling classes at Wilmington Dance Academy starting at the age of 10, babysitting for children of all ages and eventually running a babysitting network (Kids Kare) while she was recovering from spinal surgery at age 16, and now teaching Zumbini classes for parents and their children (birth-4yr old). Madison currently studies Child & Family Studies as well as Early Childhood Education at Framingham State University and will graduate with her BA degree in both majors in the Spring of 2021 after taking an accelerated path in order to graduate in just 3 years. After graduating she strives to open and run her own daycare in hopes of continuing her love for watching children grow and develop.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Exact address will be sent in confirmation email
    • 9
    Register

    Come relax and play in the comfort of a TMC member's home!  Sometimes the low key events are the best ways for moms and kids to really connect!  Thank you Meg for opening up your home.  



    This event is FREE!

    Limit: 6 children. Please complete registration separately for each child attending.


    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.     

    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Joanna to explore music, movement, sensory play, and more! Though the use of materials such as books, instruments, bubbles, and music you and your toddler are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour! This group will meet Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for babies ages 12-24 months old. There is a limit of 10  children per class.


    This group is led by Joanna Robie, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Joanna can be reached by emailing Toddler@themotherconnection.org 




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 10 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child.


    Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 10
    Register

    Please join us at our weekly drop-in group, the Newborn Connection! The Newborn Connection is a weekly meet up for mothers to connect and feel supported as they navigate the early months of new parenthood. This nonjudgemental group is a safe space for parents to share in the joys and struggles of their new life, ask questions about feeding and caring for their baby and get advice from experts in various fields of expertise.  This group will meet every Thursday morning from 10-11am at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for all new mothers (first time or otherwise) and their non-mobile infants.


    This group is led by Kaleigh Daigle, a certified Labor and Postpartum Doula, Infant Care Specialist and Certified Lactation Counselor. Kaleigh is a mom of two young boys and experienced first hand the powerful impact of support during the postpartum period after attending a new mom's group when she first became a mother.



    Please Note - This class has a limit of 12 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/meeting for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    About the Instructor

    Kaleigh Daigle has always felt drawn to the world of pregnancy, birth and new life, even from a young age. She was born and raised in Ipswich, Massachusetts and attended The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina where she received her degree in Communications. She lives in North Reading, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.


    While birth had always fascinated Kaleigh, she was terrified of experiencing it herself. When she became pregnant with her first child in 2015 she decided to make the most of the experience. Through research, reading countless birth stories, completing a HypnoBirthing Course and with the support of a doula, Kaleigh was able to have a beautiful birth experience of her own. In the postpartum period she found unbiased emotional support in a new mom’s group as she adjusted to motherhood. These experiences were life changing and reignited her passion for birth and for supporting others. Kaleigh knew then she wanted to become a doula.


    In 2016, Kaleigh attended both a Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula training with ProDoula and began her career as a doula. Over the past two years she has had the honor of helping many families welcome their child to the world and adjust to parenthood in a caring and supported way as a labor and postpartum & infant care doula. Kaleigh has also trained to become a Certified Lactation Counselor, Postpartum Placenta Specialist and Certified HypnoBirthing Educator. 


    Kaleigh has learned that each family has their own way of parenting, feeding, birthing and raising their children, but in the end all parents love their children unconditionally. She takes pride in and enjoys supporting each family as they make their way into parenthood in the way that feels best to them.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   


    • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • LaRosa's Restaurant, 7 Barnard Street, Andover, MA
    Register

    Join us for a fun Moms Night Out this month at LaRosa's in Andover!!

    As always, members from our board will be here so feel free to grab a friend or come alone and we will make sure you are included and have a great time! We're loving that we are starting to see some of the same faces at these events - and would love to add you into the mix!! Come on out!!

    • Friday, November 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    Register

    Baby Connection is a weekly drop in class based around children ages 6 to 12 months old. This class encourages the connection between caregiver and child but also the adult interaction as many TMC classes do. Join our instructor Madison to encourage babies to learn and improve their gross motor, fine motor, sensory and cognitive development. Through the use of materials such as scarves, instruments, bubbles, music and even a parachute you and your babies are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour!




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 6 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child. Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 


    About the Instructor

    Madison grew up in Andover, MA in a family of dancers stemming from her grandmother and later to both her mother and father followed by herself and her brother. Growing up Madison participated in many dance classes of all styles and also did theater in her school plays. Starting at a young age, Madison found her passion for children and the ability to watch them grow and learn and quickly knew that is what she wanted to pursue in her future. Her love for children was shown through assisting many baby and tumbling classes at Wilmington Dance Academy starting at the age of 10, babysitting for children of all ages and eventually running a babysitting network (Kids Kare) while she was recovering from spinal surgery at age 16, and now teaching Zumbini classes for parents and their children (birth-4yr old). Madison currently studies Child & Family Studies as well as Early Childhood Education at Framingham State University and will graduate with her BA degree in both majors in the Spring of 2021 after taking an accelerated path in order to graduate in just 3 years. After graduating she strives to open and run her own daycare in hopes of continuing her love for watching children grow and develop.



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Monday, November 25, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 7
    Register

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Joanna to explore music, movement, sensory play, and more! Though the use of materials such as books, instruments, bubbles, and music you and your toddler are bound to have an interactive, engaging & fun hour! This group will meet Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm at the SHED Children's Campus in Andover and is intended for babies ages 12-24 months old. There is a limit of 10 children per class.


    This group is led by Joanna Robie, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Joanna can be reached by emailing Toddler@themotherconnection.org 




    Please Note - This class has a limit of 10 children & is free for TMC Members and $10/class for public. If registering more than one child, please complete registration separately for each child.


    Special thanks to SHED Children’s Campus for the use of their space. SHED is an independent, nationally recognized nonprofit offering Reggio Emilia inspired programs for children and youth. We hope you will join us in getting to know this special school! 



    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.   

    • Monday, November 25, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Exact address will be sent in Confirmation Email
    • 5
    Register


    Come relax and play in the comfort of a TMC member's home!  Sometimes the low key events are the best ways for moms and kids to really connect.  Thank you to Porter & Devyn's mom Amy for opening up your home!


    This event is FREE!

    Limit: 8 children. Please complete registration separately for each child attending.


    Cancellation Policy - Due to the nature of this event, there will be no refunds or rain checks given to any registered member for any reason, as the fee has to be given to the Vendor regardless of attendance.  The exception to this is if the Vendor and/or TMC cancels the event for any reason. Registration fee is valid for this event only and can not be transferred to any other event.     

    • Monday, December 02, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    Register