Classes & Events

VIEW INDIVIDUAL CLASS DETAILS AT A GLANCE BELOW THE CALENDAR.

For questions, call 215-291-1875 or email minnowlanephilly@gmail.com.  

 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

MAY FIRST FRIDAY: Photographs by Patricia Scialo, Opening Reception
May 5, 5:30-8PM 
Join us for our Patricia Scialo's photography exhibition featuring a juxtaposition of images depicting the human form, in addition to elements of the natural world. The images are beautifully soft, quiet, and often abstract moments between mother and baby, as well as willowy representations of flora.
 
Patricia uses alternative processes with a mixed media approach. When altering the surface of a photographic print she uses materials such as oil, graphite, encaustic and found-materials for embedding.
 
All of Patricia's work on display will be for sale. In addition, she is available for private photography sessions.View Patricia's website HERE.


Live Acoustic Lullaby Session
Every 2nd Wednesday, 6:15-6:45pm
NEXT: June 13th
Cost: $5 per child
Drop-in or PREPAY ONLINE

Join us for an acoustic wind down session every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Nestled right between dinner and the witching hour, lullaby sessions are just what you and your little one need to end your day on a musical note. Children will be introduced to new and different instruments as well as a quiet story time. A different musician plays each month.

Recommended ages: 3 mo - 3 yrs. 

 


Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group 

Every Tuesday, 10:00AM - 11:30am
Cost: $5 per session
Online registration required here: One Session.

Join other moms in sharing questions and concerns in a safe and supportive environment. 

Led by Dani Munroe, an international board certified lactation consultant. Dani is passionate about helping moms achieve their breastfeeding goals. Working as a registered nurse and parent educator with families in the neonatal intensive care unit for 10 years inspired her to seek further education in breastfeeding. She became an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and has worked with breastfeeding families in hospitals, doctors' offices, and the community. She is continually grateful to be in the presence of moms and babies.

An infant scale is available for weigh-ins during each session.

      

Our Baby Class (OBC): Better Baby Class
Final Days of Pregnancy & Newborn Care (two 2 hour classes)
NEXT: May 15  & 22 (Monday evenings) 7pm – 9pm
COST:  $100 (per couple) REGISTER ONLINE

This class is intended for expecting parents, ideally after 20 weeks.

The Better Baby Class is the most comprehensive prenatal newborn prep class on the market. So many people have found their hospital-based newborn classes to be lacking, and we at OBC wanted to give you more. In this four-hour class, we cover everything you need to know from the moment your baby is born through the first two weeks of his or her life. You will leave this class prepared to take care of your newborn; you’ll know how to start breastfeeding off right and how to ease the recovery for the birthing mom; and your partner will have a concrete understanding of what they should be doing and how best to support the family through these early days. This class teaches you not just a few survival tips, but it will empower you to thrive as new parents. Class topics include:

  • Embracing the final days of pregnancy
  • Plans for when you’re in labor
  • What is the “fourth trimester”
  • The “Golden Hour” after birth
  • Benefits of skin-to-skin contact
  • Common newborn procedures
  • Getting breastfeeding off to a great start
  • What makes a great latch
  • Taking care of birthing mom’s body after birth
  • Newborn care days 1-14
  • Typical newborn sleep
  • Soothing a fussy baby
  • How to have helpful visitors
  • Establishing your new family
  • A day-by-day guide for baby, birthing mom, and partner for the first week after birth

 

 


New Mom Group
Every Wednesday, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Drop-in. Suggested $5 donation.

Come connect with other mothers and their little ones in a super cozy environment!  This group serves to bring moms with kids to talk about all things post-partum and baby.  This group is casual and unstructured, and is just what you need when you want to get out of the house and socialize with other moms in a safe, judgement free space.  Ask questions and meet other local moms.

 

  


Expecting Mom's Group
Every 1st Sunday, 4pm-5:30pm
NEXT: Sunday, May 7
REGISTRATION REQUIRED at minnowlanephilly@gmail.com or call 215-291-1875. Suggested $5 donation.

Come meet other pregnant women in our community to share everything going on in this crazy, beautiful (sometimes terrifying) journey.  Share tips, stories, ask questions, make friends. 

 

 

 


Free Babywearing Fit Checks  
Every first Sunday of the month
NEXT: June 4, 2pm-4pm

Join us every first Sunday for your own personal 15 minute fit check with our babywearing specialist. Fit checks are ideal for before your 20th week of pregnancy or after your baby arrives. Bring your own carrier or try out one of ours!

 

 


Babywearing Basics Workshop
NEXT: June 11, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Cost $50 per person / $75 per couple

This class is interactive. Bring your own carriers or try ours. We will bring our extensive teaching library for students to try.  Pre-registration is required. This is not a drop in class.

2 Hour class covering:

  • Benefits of Baby wearing
  • 7 Types of carriers
  • Finding the right carrier for your body and baby
  • Trying on carriers and how to purchase. 

 

 


Nanny Share Info Session
Sunday, May 21, 3-4:30PM
FREE

There are several things to consider when deciding if a nanny share is right for you and your family. Join us for a casual info session to learn about how to set up and participate in a nanny share!

Session will cover:

  • How to find and interview families and childcare professionals
  • Drafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Preparing your home
  • Coordinating schedules
  • Following proper legal guidelines for paying your caregiver

RSVP Requested to minnowlanephilly@gmail.com.

  

 


Placenta Encapsulation Information Session
Tuesday, May 23, 6PM
RSVP needed to minnowlanephilly@gmail.com
FREE

Curious About Placenta Encapsulation? Join local birth and postpartum doula Amanda Jacobs for Placenta Encapsulation 101, a free info session to educate and empower. Register today, and enjoy 10% off of Amanda Jacobs Birth & Wellness' placenta services.

 


Cloth Diaper Workshop
Every 3rd Wednesday 5:45-6:45
NEXT: Wednesday, May 17
Cost: FREE
Pre-registration required to  minnowlanephilly@gmail.com or 215-291-1875

Interested in cloth diapers? Our free cloth diaper workshop features a short presentation on each of the cloth diaper systems. We provide information on laundry care and the daily routine involved with each diapering method so you feel prepared and ready to begin with cloth! 

 

 

 

Blossoming Bellies: Group Childbirth Preparation Class
Voted Top Childbirth Class in Philly by CBSPhilly!

3 week series (meeting once per week for two hours).
$215 per couple.

Next: July 6th - 20th, (3 Thursday evenings) from 7 to 9pm

Payment can be made via cash, check, or Paypal.
Visit blossomingbelliesbirth.com for more information on classes and payment.

A Blossoming Bellies birth class is interactive and hands-on. We cover the emotional and physical process of labor, the role of interventions and how to navigate through that, pelvic bodywork and baby positioning, medical pain relief options and hands-on comfort measures, relaxation techniques and more, all with the goal of helping parents feel supported, confident, and aware of the many options and resources available to them.

 

  


Family & Friends CPR Training
Next: June 11, 10am-12pm (Only 2 spaces left)
COST $30 per person
REGISTER ONLINE

This Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of child CPR with breaths, child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in a child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, 
new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Features

  • Applies AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which  improves learning and retention
  • Classroom format works well for learners who prefer group interaction and feedback while learning skills
  • Each student receives high-quality course materials for ongoing reference

   


Making Returning to Work Work
Next Date: by appointment
Cost: $35 + $5 workbook REGISTER ONLINE

For many parents, returning to work is an emotional and bittersweet transition. This class will help you be as prepared as possible for the big day.
This class covers: Preparing to Return to Work, Choosing Childcare, Communicating with the Childcare Provider, Talking to Your Boss, Talking to Your HR Department, Introducing a Bottle, Expressing Breastmilk, Building a Breastmilk "Stash", Pumping, Breastmilk Storage, How to Bottle-feed a Breastfed Baby, Separation Anxiety, Reverse Cycling, Missing Your Baby.

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