Before the school year began, we called a Family Goals Meeting over pizza, fruit, and juice boxes. Then we went to the whiteboard to hash out the goals.
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If you had asked me a few years ago if I would recommend having children close in age, my answer would have been a resounding, “No!”
Somerville-based nonprofit, Parenting Journey, will host its inaugural Breakfast of Family Champions benefit dinner honoring members of the community who work to empower families.
It will be an evening of fun and celebration, featuring lively activities such as a Family Feud style game show with special guests, and the always enjoyable, breakfast for dinner.
All proceeds support Parenting Journey’s mission to continue its work of empowering families by advocating for equitable family policies, dispelling societal misconceptions about parenting in poverty, providing therapeutic programs for parents/caregivers and developing support networks among parents/caregivers.
Parenting Journey will recognize local Family Champions, including:
• Linda Dorcena Forry, former state senator and Northeast region’s vice president for diversity inclusion and community relations, Suffolk Construction
• Kitt Sawitsky, managing partner, Goulston & Storrs
• Ann Marie Teuber, senior director of training emeritus and 20-year veteran of Parenting Journey
Robert Lewis, Jr., founder and president of The Base, will emcee the evening’s festivities
Individual tickets are $100 per person. Discounts may be available for groups; if you are interested in bringing your co-workers or family, please email Development Manager Karla Aguilar at [email protected]
Reserve your tickets here: https://parentingjourney.org/bofc/.
Join Successful Parents in NAAAP (SPIN) and Marie Levey-Pabst for this workshop that helps parents overcome this HUGE challenge! How to get things done when there is too much to do!
There are plenty of organization and productivity tools out there. But most of them assume that we have control over our schedule and tasks – which is not the case for most parents. In this workshop participants will practice using a simple system to get organized at home and work. And it’s a system that is designed by Marie Levey-Pabst for busy parents.
Marie is an educator who teaches parents how to use systems and routines to balance family, work, and personal fulfillment. These systems also help parents build parenting resilience.
Other Details: free babysitting available, street parking is free on Sundays in Boston, closest T stop is State Street, Garage at Post Office Square $9 on Sundays (55 Pearl Street entrance or 130 Congress Street entrance)
Member (individual) $10
NonMember (individual) $15
Add a ticket for your spouse for just $5 more. (Applies to both members and nonmembers.)
Register here: https://boston.naaap.org/events/the-organized-parent-w-marie-levey-pabst
Don’t delay! Space is limited.
Questions? Contact: [email protected]
It’s been just over a week since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida — yet another tragedy that has raised my anxiety about the safety of our children.
Recently, some friends and I went to brunch at the Fairmount Grille in Hyde Park. We talked about women from college who went full throttle into the working world instead of pursuing the mommy path after undergrad. After graduating, these women went on to pursue careers in law, medicine, engineering, and business. Many of them completed […]
Saying “Yes, please” and “No, thank you” can ease our burdens. If we do, we make better mothers, better partners, better friends, and better selves.
Here in beautiful metro Boston, there’s a 75% chance any day between November 1 and May 5 will be a snow day. Days without structure are really hard for our family, so I’ve put together a schedule for our snow days. You’ll see I like to keep my goals realistic and achievable. Feel free to […]
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, Know when to fold ’em, Know when to walk away, Know when to run. You never count your money When you’re sittin’ at the table. There’ll be time enough for countin’ When the dealing’s done. I heard this song on the radio the other day, and as […]
I went to my first music festival as a carefree 20-something. It involved camping, no showers for three days, and scenes from port-a-potties I’ll never forget (it was as bad as you’d imagine). We had a blast, but I never thought I’d agree to another festival — never mind at age 40, with children. But […]
My dad has a gift of connecting with babies. He really is the baby whisperer. When I had my first baby four years ago, I would go to my parents’ house for much-needed respite. My dad would greet us in the driveway and take my daughter on lengthy tours of the back yard. Papa and […]