Upcoming events

    • Monday, August 26, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Mac's Dairy Farm, 1863 Main Street Tewksbury, MA
    Register
    Let's finish off Ice Cream Month with some fresh ice cream from Mac's!  We can sit outside and enjoy the ending of summer!


    • Tuesday, September 03, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Smolak Farms 315 S. Bradford Street North Andover
    Register

    Join us to kick off our Farm Month with a private group tour at Smolak Farms in North Andover!!  We will meet promptly at 9:30am on September 3rd by the Education office at the farm.  The tour includes hayride, picking (most likely apples!), and a snack of cider donuts and apple cider.  Afterwards we will continue the fun by visiting the animals and playing on the playground!  The cost per person is $10.50.  This price applies to you and your chid(ren).  Smolak is a working farm that combines agriculture, education, and entertainment in the best way!  Don't miss this!  



    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.   



    • Saturday, September 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
    Register

    In 2019, Andover Day will take place on Saturday, September 7th from 10am to 4:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!


    "Andover Day is a great time for people to learn about local organizations, businesses and civic groups. Some businesses offer special deals for Andover Day, while organizations have tables downtown so that members can chat with people who might be interested in joining their group. Some businesses with little direct Andover ties join Andover Day because they know its a chance to connect with the thousands who generally attend throughout the day."


    TMC will once again be hosting a booth with a relaxing nursing area, diaper change station, toys, and sensory play! You can find us right on Main Street near CVS. We will also be handing out promotional TMC materials including updated fall calendars and Membership Coupon Codes!! There will even be a special ONE DAY ONLY bonus for signing up at our booth on Andover Day - so stop by our booth & say hi - and bring a friend who would enjoy all that TMC has to offer!!



    • Monday, September 09, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Stevens-Coolidge Place, 139 Andover Street, North Andover
    Register

    Please join us for our 6th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic. We will have a snack, bubbles, games, crafts, and a visit from our very own TMC Teddy Bear.  We will be collecting donations for Neighbors in Need this year. 





    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, September 10, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Boston Hill Farm 1370 Turnpike Street North Andover
    Register
    Come enjoy an amazing morning at Boston Hill Farm!  We will enjoy a hayride to the field to pick apples and enjoy a hayride back!  We will then hang out and enjoy the petting zoo and playground area!  Everyone will be given apple cider and and a cider donut as well!! Do not miss this!  


    $12 per person (children & adults) - Infants under 9 months are free.  



    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.   



    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Brick 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! 




    • Friday, September 13, 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! 


    • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    • 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! 




    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, September 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    Register

    Please join us at our brand new 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 6 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, September 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ingaldsby Farm 14 Washington Street Boxford, MA
    Register
    Come join us for a fun morning at the farm!  We will take a hayride to pick apples followed by enjoying some apple cider and apple cider donuts!  



    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.   



    • Thursday, September 19, 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Plaza Azteca, 552 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
    Register

    Join us for a fun Moms Night Out at Cafe Azteca 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!!

    • Friday, September 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 4
    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, September 23, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 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.


    Topic: 7 Sleep Tips and Q&A

    Date: September 23 10-11am

    Presenter: Jensine Casey, Certified Sleep Sense Consultant

    Description: Join us for a workshop on 7 sleep tips to get your child sleeping well with certified sleep consultant Jensine Casey. These are tips you can start implementing right away to get your child (and you!) on the track to get great sleep. The workshop will end with a Q&A to answer individual concerns.


    About the Presenter: As a Developmental Specialist and Certified Sleep Sense Consultant, Jensine Casey has been working with families in their homes since 2013, and as a sleep consultant since 2019.





    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, September 25, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 10
    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! 




    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, September 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    Register

    Please join us at our brand new 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 6 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, September 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 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.   

    • Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Rogers Spring Hill Farm, 133 Neck Road, Haverhill, MA
    • 40
    Register

    Come out and join TMC for a weekend event at Family Fun Day at the Farm! Our morning at Rogers Spring Hill Farm will include a tractor drawn hay filled wagon ride through our fields to the Pumpkin Patch or Apple Orchard (tba - depends on harvest). There will be a short lesson on how pumpkins and/or apples develop and grow. Each child will select his/her own pumpkin from the vine or fill a bag with delicious apples from the trees. We will finish the tour with snacks, a visit to the petting area, and playground time.



    About the Farm

    Rogers Spring Hill Farm is a 4th generation family farm located in the Ward Hill section of Bradford MA, just minutes from I-495. Randolf Rogers began the farm’s legacy in 1902 with the purchase of just 2.5 acres of land, one horse and one cow. Since then the farm has expanded greatly and today offers pick your own apples, pumpkins and strawberries. The farm has a large enclosed field for the children to enjoy running and playing ball. There is also have a play scape area and a ball toss game.

    Parking: Parking is located at 133 Neck Road. You may park in the driveway located to the right of the barn.

    Weather: If there is inclement weather, the tour will be held at the Farm’s discretion.



    Please note - This event is FREE for TMC Members - space is limited so sign up quickly!



    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, September 30, 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM 50 EAST MERRIMACK STREET LOWELL, MA, 01852
    PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


    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.   



    • Wednesday, October 02, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 10
    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! 




    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, October 02, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Kidcasso Art Studio, 27 Main Street, Andover, MA
    • 10
    Register

    Check out this amazing family operated art studio right in downtown Andover!  It is an amazing place for your child to learn and grow! Plus, this is a private demo class just for us!  


    Ages: 2.9-5 years

    Cost: $15 per child

    Limit: 10 children - please complete separate registration 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.     

    • Thursday, October 03, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 65 Phillips Street, Andover, MA 01810
    • 6
    Register

    Please join us at our brand new 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 6 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 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 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.   

    • Monday, October 07, 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Methuen Village, 4 Gleason Street, Methuen, MA
    Register

    Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Methuen Village for a morning of Halloween fun! The senior residents love to see the children dressed up in their costumes and the kids will be delighted with their treats (we promise no tricks)!



    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, October 08, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SHED Brick 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! 


    • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Plaster Fun Time, 265 Main Street, North Reading
    Register

    Plaster Fun Time is a Boston original! Come get creative and make a work of art and some memories! So many plaster pieces to choose from! The painters get artist-grade brushes and choose as many colors as they'd like from 26 choices of kid safe paints! After painting you choose your finish and are able to take home your work of art that same day!

    Cost: $13.00 to be paid in person - includes one piece of your choice from the 'red wall' at Plaster Fun Time (note - you are always able to paint additional items once there and pay there for them if you decide to do more)



    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 10, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 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 6 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 11, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Penguin Park, 72 Burnham Road, 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 Penguin Park 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, October 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 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, October 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • SHED Children's Campus, 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 6 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, October 17, 2019
    • 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!!

    • Friday, October 18, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Look What I Made! 4 Lowell Road, North Reading, MA
    Register

    Come socialize and get your little ones hand and/or footprint made into a special pottery memory!! After getting the prints done, you can complete your work by adding a special message - a perfect gift idea! This is appropriate for all ages: newborns and up!  


    Cost: To be paid in person - in general most pieces of pottery for hand/footprints start at $20




    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.