happy mom school: the experts' guide to life as mom
The Happy Mom School was created to empower and support new moms through this amazing experience we call Motherhood! This group is designed with the new mom in mind, you will join when your baby is 0-12 weeks old. Not only will you learn current, expert information, but you will also bond with your baby and make new friends along the way. We want to help you ROCK this new mom gig!
The Happy Mom School is now enrolling new moms! Join us as we make new friends, laugh, cry and learn how to be the best moms we can be – and have FUN while doing it!
Curated mom groups based on baby’s birthday
Bring baby and meet with your mom group weekly
Groups led by experienced maternal/child RN’s
Weekly expert speakers, from physicians to infant brain researchers
Childcare available for older siblings
happy mom grad school: Scottsdale
Have you graduated from Happy Mom School but are not ready to leave your new #momfriends?
Join our Happy Mom GRAD School! Purchase a membership for Happy Mom GRAD School and gain access to monthly classes and events, curated to support moms through the first year of life and beyond!
Exclusive happy mom grad school events:
Weekday and Weekend Educational Classes
Moms’ Night Out
Mom & Family Meetups
20% off Fitness Memberships & Class Passes
Weekly Happy Boob Group
Happy Bump School
Weekly Happy Mom Hangout
*For events where food/beverage is purchased or entrance fees are required, special discounts may be given but members will be responsible for these additional costs.
*Enrollment is strongly encouraged for all Grad School events.
Pumping and Storage
Our Pumping and Storage Class will address the most common questions and concerns related to breastfeeding in the first year of life. Topics will include: pumping, breastmilk storage, feeding a breastfed baby a bottle, returning to work, establishing a routine, how much will baby eat, ways to increase supply and more! There will also be plenty of time for Q&A. This class can be taken before or after baby is born. Babies are always welcome to attend!
The Art of Infant Massage
Join Melissa Thomson, Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Certified Child Life Specialist, to discover the rewarding benefits of infant massage. During this two session course, you will be guided in the simple massage techniques to promote optimal development and will learn how they benefit your babies specific needs.
• Benefits and bonding
• Massage techniques
• Massage for colic and gas
• Massaging your growing child
*This class is ideal for parents of babies 1 - 6 months.
Dolls will be available to practice with should baby be sleeping, fussy, etc.
Infant Feeding: The Baby-Led Way
Join Registered Dietitian Megan McNamee MPH, RDN, CLT for an info-packed class all about Baby-led Weaning (BLW), a new trend in infant feeding where babies pass on purees and self-feed real food from the start. Learn advantages of BLW, how to know when your infant is ready, what foods to offer first, how to prevent choking, and what foods to avoid altogether, plus the latest research in allergenic foods. As a bonus benefit, you will receive a menu planning guide that will help make BLW simple. Come see if BLW is right for your family! Feel free to bring snacks, infants and other caregivers.
Recommended for parents of infants ages 2-8 months.
Leaping Into Toddlerhood: Loving and Practical Solutions for Toddlerhood
Join Building Blocks owner, Chelsea Kunde a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, mom of two and sleep & discipline consultant. Chelsea has extensive experience working with families to build a strong and supportive foundation to help migrate through all life stages. She has created an all encompassing workshop on transitions, challenges, and changes associated with toddlerhood. From information on toddler sleep (nap schedules, transition to big kid bed, bedtimes, etc.), Discipline (when to start, developmentally appropriate behaviors and how to implement consequences successfully), and Potty Training (step-by-step plan of action and when to implement).
This workshop is for parents with children 18 months - 3 years old.
HAPPY BOOB GROUP
(WEEKLY BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP)
Unsure if you need a consult, class or just encouragement? Have a question or two about Breastfeeding? Join us for our weekly Happy Boob Group.
This support group is the perfect place to chat with other breastfeeding moms, share your experiences, and learn from each other. Our Lactation Consultants can help answer your breastfeeding questions, check your latch and offer support.
Whether you come once or come every week, exclusively breastfeed, supplement, are a pumping mama, or are weaning, you will have a platform to share your experience.
Scottsdale, Fridays at 12:30 pm | Gilbert, Fridays at 12 pm
Block & Roll
Join us for 1.5 hours of building, playing and socializing for you and your littles!! There is no structure to this hour of fun, just come, hang out and enjoy! Ages 0-5 years old (and their moms) are welcome. A variety of blocks will be provided.
Parent & Me
Toddler Time: Create & Play
Children learn best when they can actually touch, see, smell, taste, hear, and manipulate the materials in their world. Sensory play can be anything that involves the senses and benefits all aspects of a child's development. This weekly class will provide sensory play activities in a safe learning environment led by Heather Pelanne, mom of 3, former art teacher, and owner of Masterpiece Art Parties. This class will be a time for the child and parent to explore new and engaging activities together at the pace of each individual child. Each week will feature new crafts and sensory experiences.
Class is designed for ages 18 months - 3 years.
Alison V. Breier, M.S., CCC-SLP, a nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist, will be leading a weekly interactive, language rich, story time for babies! This class is designed to help encourage and develop your baby's speech and language skills while giving you tips and techniques to use at home.
*Class is designed for babies 0-12 months but older siblings welcome to join.
Parent & Me Yoga
Parent & Me Baby Yoga is the perfect way to practice yoga with your baby. This class allows you to enjoy yoga, introduces baby to the practice and promotes parent and baby bonding. It's also a great way to meet other parents!
*This class is ideal for babies ages 2 weeks to pre-crawlers