Dr. Grace Abruzzo, PT, DPT
Grace focuses specifically on supporting and rehabilitating postpartum bodies. She will join us for an honest conversation about the changes your body has experienced following birth, focusing on topics that people don't usually share, and showing us exercises we can practice at home.
Laurenne Sala, writer
Stories bring up emotion when we get them out on paper and getting your birth story out is so important to help you heal, feel triumphant, or solidify a memory that you can tell your child forever. Laurenne will provide prompts and exercises to help you get your birth story written. Bring paper and your favorite pen!
Barbara Olinger, parent educator
Attachment parenting focuses on tuning into and being responsive to your baby, in order to form a strong bond. Join Barbara Olinger, to find out more about the philosophy of attachment parenting and learn some easy ways to incorporate these ideas into your daily life, in a way that works for you and your family.
Julie Marx, therapist
Having a new baby in the family requires reworking the existing relationships and adapting to a new family make up. Jule will talk about relationships surrounding the new baby, fostering strong sibling relationships, the evolving relationships between partners and how baby affects grandparent and in-law relationships.
Erica Stephenson, Outside the Box Lead Teacher, LCSW
What type of play is best to support a baby's developing brain? Join Outside the Box instructor Erica Stephenson to learn about specific games and activities to stimulate your baby's senses and increase brain development during the critical periods and early stages of an infant's growth.
Amy Brubaker, Stylist and Personal Shopper
Amy will answer all of our fashion questions and bring us her hard-earned style expertise from 10 years of dressing celebrities and actors. Fashion is for everyone and she will give us tips on everything from how to edit our closets to how to dress these post-partum bodies of ours.
Synthia Praglin, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Parent Educator
Join us as we explore the use of infant massage to promote bonding between mamas and babies. We will learn specific strokes that will help to relieve and soothe common discomforts, promote physiological and neurological development and encourage restful sleep.
Emma Bennett, Licensed Therapist
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter - we all adore them, but how does it affect our parenting? Join therapist, Emma Bennett, for a riveting and informative discussion of how to manage the pressures of social media as a new parent and how The Goddess Myth can influence our approach to raising children.
Adam Lari, Child Passenger Safety Tech, ITY Safety
In this city, we spend a lot of time on the road. Let's make sure those car seats are installed safely and we are correctly buckling up that precious cargo of ours while we cruise around from place to place! Adam will answer all of your car seat questions.
Brooke Campanelli, founder of Mindful Kids LA
Mindfulness is an amazing tool to relieve stress and help us be present in our every day lives. With very little time to spare for ourselves as new moms, a few minutes of mindful meditation can go a long way! Brooke will will explain the health and lifestyle benefits of mindfulness and how we can learn to practice it.