Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development, 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, January 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    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 with Boston Birth Associates.


    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, January 24, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 instructor Mia 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

    Mia Blum grew up in North Andover, MA.  She just completed her bachelors degree at Endicott College and is enrolled in the fifth year program through Endicott’s graduate school where she will be getting her masters in Early Childhood Education. During her last semester at Endicott, she completed her senior internship at Bright Horizons at Brickstone, where she worked in the infant and toddler classrooms. Mia can’t wait to use what she learned from the teachers there in her TMC groups! Mia has been working with children since she was fourteen years old and says, "My passion is working with children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My favorite thing about working with kids is their curiosity and contagious energy." Her favorite nursery rhymes are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Her favorite childhood toddler book is Good night, Gorilla and Click, Clack, Moo. One fact about Mia is that she has a new puppy named Cannoli -a 4 month old Sheepadoodle.



    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, January 28, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 2
    Register

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Mia 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 Tuesdays 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 Mia Blum, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Mia 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! 


    About the Instructor

    Mia Blum grew up in North Andover, MA.  She just completed her bachelors degree at Endicott College and is enrolled in the fifth year program through Endicott’s graduate school where she will be getting her masters in Early Childhood Education. During her last semester at Endicott, she completed her senior internship at Bright Horizons at Brickstone, where she worked in the infant and toddler classrooms. Mia can’t wait to use what she learned from the teachers there in her TMC groups! Mia has been working with children since she was fourteen years old and says, "My passion is working with children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My favorite thing about working with kids is their curiosity and contagious energy." Her favorite nursery rhymes are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Her favorite childhood toddler book is Good night, Gorilla and Click, Clack, Moo. One fact about Mia is that she has a new puppy named Cannoli -a 4 month old Sheepadoodle.



    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, January 29, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Loch Ness Playcenter, 18 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA
    Register

    Come socialize and let your childs imagination soar at this indoor play space!  There is a bouncy house and wooden castle!  Also a soft play area for infants and toddlers and complimentary coffee! 

    Cost (to be paid in person): $12 per child and $1 per adult  If registering for more than one child, please complete registration form separately for each child.


    Please note - This price is a group rate offered by the venue. If we do not meet their minimum number, we will still hold our event and just need to pay regular rate! Please register at least 3 days prior so we can plan ahead.

    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, January 29, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 8
    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, January 30, 2020
    • 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 with Boston Birth Associates.


    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.   


    • Monday, February 03, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Legends Gymnastics, 25 Commerce Way (back of the building), North Andovern MA
    Register

    Join us for a fun, private open gym at Legends Gymnastics - FREE for TMC Members! A Legends instructor will be on hand to help with the equipment at the open gym. Please note - parents must be present and supervising their child during open gym.


    Children should be in comfortable clothes- leggings, sweatpants, shorts, and t-shirt or similar. Please no zippers or buckles as it can get caught on equipment. Bare feet for kiddos (socks are slippery on mats) and adults can go in with socks - no street shoes.



    Please note - This price is a group rate offered by the venue. If we do not meet their minimum number, we will still hold our event and just need to pay regular rate! Please register at least 3 days prior so we can plan ahead.


    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, February 03, 2020
    • 10:30 AM
    • Methuen Village, 4 Gleason Street, Methuen, MA
    Register

    Join the residents at Methuen Village for a Valentine's Day craft and get together! Come in your Valentine's finest -- the residents will love to see your pink and red spirit!



    Please note - Maximum 20. Please register at least 3 days prior so we can plan ahead.


    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, February 04, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 9
    Register

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Mia 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 Tuesdays 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 Mia Blum, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Mia 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! 


    About the Instructor

    Mia Blum grew up in North Andover, MA.  She just completed her bachelors degree at Endicott College and is enrolled in the fifth year program through Endicott’s graduate school where she will be getting her masters in Early Childhood Education. During her last semester at Endicott, she completed her senior internship at Bright Horizons at Brickstone, where she worked in the infant and toddler classrooms. Mia can’t wait to use what she learned from the teachers there in her TMC groups! Mia has been working with children since she was fourteen years old and says, "My passion is working with children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My favorite thing about working with kids is their curiosity and contagious energy." Her favorite nursery rhymes are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Her favorite childhood toddler book is Good night, Gorilla and Click, Clack, Moo. One fact about Mia is that she has a new puppy named Cannoli -a 4 month old Sheepadoodle.



    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, February 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 9
    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.   


    • Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Stork Ready, 217 Main Street, North Reading
    • 11
    Register

    This week's support month feature is a new mom's group held at Boston Birth Associates:

    Great opportunity to meet other moms and talk about the joys and challenges of motherhood.  A variety of topics are covered in this group such as breastfeeding, babywearing, and sleep.  It is a supportive and nonjudgemental environment run by a professional! Registration is limited to 12 babies.  This is for moms with babies ages 0 - 6 months old. 

    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 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 with Boston Birth Associates.


    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, February 07, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 instructor Mia 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

    Mia Blum grew up in North Andover, MA.  She just completed her bachelors degree at Endicott College and is enrolled in the fifth year program through Endicott’s graduate school where she will be getting her masters in Early Childhood Education. During her last semester at Endicott, she completed her senior internship at Bright Horizons at Brickstone, where she worked in the infant and toddler classrooms. Mia can’t wait to use what she learned from the teachers there in her TMC groups! Mia has been working with children since she was fourteen years old and says, "My passion is working with children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My favorite thing about working with kids is their curiosity and contagious energy." Her favorite nursery rhymes are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Her favorite childhood toddler book is Good night, Gorilla and Click, Clack, Moo. One fact about Mia is that she has a new puppy named Cannoli -a 4 month old Sheepadoodle.



    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, February 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Andover School of Montessori
    Register
    The Mother Connection is excited to announce our 2020 Camp & Enrichment Fair on Saturday, February 7th! As always the fair will be a great way to meet with representatives from many programs in ONE PLACE at ONE TIME.

    Represent a camp or enrichment program and interested in attending? Email camps@themotherconnection.org today to get on our distribution list for more information!
    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA

    Love is in the air! Come celebrate love day with TMC Members old and new. Please join us for crafts, and a special Valentine’s themed activity.


    Refreshments and snacks will be served.






    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, February 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Stork Ready, 217 Main Street, North Reading
    Register

    This week's support month feature is a breastfeeding group at Stork Ready: Women are more successful at breastfeeding when they feel supported.  Anyone breastfeeding their baby that wants to get out and meet new moms should attend. Moms that have specific questions or concerns should attend. Moms that will be heading back to work and have pumping, storing, bottle feeding concerns should attend. Moms who are not having any concerns that just want to support other breastfeeding mothers should attend.  Of course - Bring your baby!!

    • Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 9
    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, February 13, 2020
    • 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 with Boston Birth Associates.


    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, February 14, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 instructor Mia 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

    Mia Blum grew up in North Andover, MA.  She just completed her bachelors degree at Endicott College and is enrolled in the fifth year program through Endicott’s graduate school where she will be getting her masters in Early Childhood Education. During her last semester at Endicott, she completed her senior internship at Bright Horizons at Brickstone, where she worked in the infant and toddler classrooms. Mia can’t wait to use what she learned from the teachers there in her TMC groups! Mia has been working with children since she was fourteen years old and says, "My passion is working with children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My favorite thing about working with kids is their curiosity and contagious energy." Her favorite nursery rhymes are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Her favorite childhood toddler book is Good night, Gorilla and Click, Clack, Moo. One fact about Mia is that she has a new puppy named Cannoli -a 4 month old Sheepadoodle.



    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, February 19, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Stork Ready, 217 Main Street, North Reading
    Register

    This week's support month feature is a sleep group at Stork Ready:

    Come get real, honest advice and support on sleep issues from other moms and a sleep expert.  A sleep consultant from The Baby Mavens will be there to answer questions.  Bring your babe and relax and socialize for a bit at this one of a kind support group!  

    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • 7:30 PM
    • TBA
    Register

    Join us for a fun Moms Night Out this month!! 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!!

    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 9
    Register

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Mia 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 Tuesdays 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 Mia Blum, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Mia 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! 


    About the Instructor

    Mia Blum grew up in North Andover, MA.  She just completed her bachelors degree at Endicott College and is enrolled in the fifth year program through Endicott’s graduate school where she will be getting her masters in Early Childhood Education. During her last semester at Endicott, she completed her senior internship at Bright Horizons at Brickstone, where she worked in the infant and toddler classrooms. Mia can’t wait to use what she learned from the teachers there in her TMC groups! Mia has been working with children since she was fourteen years old and says, "My passion is working with children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My favorite thing about working with kids is their curiosity and contagious energy." Her favorite nursery rhymes are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Her favorite childhood toddler book is Good night, Gorilla and Click, Clack, Moo. One fact about Mia is that she has a new puppy named Cannoli -a 4 month old Sheepadoodle.



    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, February 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 9
    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, February 27, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 12
    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 with Boston Birth Associates.


    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, February 28, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, MA
    • 12
    Register

    This week's support month feature is the Babies and Bagels group held at Temple Emanuel Preschool in Andover!


    Meet with other moms to talk, share stories and ideas and have fun with your little one!  There will be coffee and bagels!  


    Please note: This group meets in the multipurpose room - you might want to bring baby a blanket or rattle etc! This is for babies ages 1 month - 18 months

    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 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 instructor Mia 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

    Mia Blum grew up in North Andover, MA.  She just completed her bachelors degree at Endicott College and is enrolled in the fifth year program through Endicott’s graduate school where she will be getting her masters in Early Childhood Education. During her last semester at Endicott, she completed her senior internship at Bright Horizons at Brickstone, where she worked in the infant and toddler classrooms. Mia can’t wait to use what she learned from the teachers there in her TMC groups! Mia has been working with children since she was fourteen years old and says, "My passion is working with children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My favorite thing about working with kids is their curiosity and contagious energy." Her favorite nursery rhymes are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Her favorite childhood toddler book is Good night, Gorilla and Click, Clack, Moo. One fact about Mia is that she has a new puppy named Cannoli -a 4 month old Sheepadoodle.



    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, March 03, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 10
    Register

    Toddler Connection is a weekly drop in class for children 12-24 months old and a caregiver. Join our instructor Mia 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 Tuesdays 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 Mia Blum, an early childhood educator with SHED Children's Campus. Mia 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! 


    About the Instructor

    Mia Blum grew up in North Andover, MA.  She just completed her bachelors degree at Endicott College and is enrolled in the fifth year program through Endicott’s graduate school where she will be getting her masters in Early Childhood Education. During her last semester at Endicott, she completed her senior internship at Bright Horizons at Brickstone, where she worked in the infant and toddler classrooms. Mia can’t wait to use what she learned from the teachers there in her TMC groups! Mia has been working with children since she was fourteen years old and says, "My passion is working with children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My favorite thing about working with kids is their curiosity and contagious energy." Her favorite nursery rhymes are Itsy Bitsy Spider and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Her favorite childhood toddler book is Good night, Gorilla and Click, Clack, Moo. One fact about Mia is that she has a new puppy named Cannoli -a 4 month old Sheepadoodle.



    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, March 04, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 9
    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, March 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 12
    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 with Boston Birth Associates.


    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, March 06, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus - Red Building, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    Register