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Welcome to your Mommy Tribe!
The Mommy Center is your home for all things motherhood. We offer support, schooling, socialization and self-development for all moms. This is a warm and nurturing place where we help you be the mom that YOU want to be. Every mom is accepted without judgement and can feel safe to share all her feelings and experiences while making long-lasting friendships. We offer a variety of services including Mommy and Me Classes, Positive Parenting Classes, Chat’ N Play Classes, Speech and Language BOOST Workshops, Sleep Consulting, Playdates, Moms’ Night Outs, Parents’ Nights, Moms’ Retreats and more.
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What Our Mamas Are Saying
I looked forward to my mommy center class every week. I called it my "mommy therapy". I always left the class with my shoulders lower, my breathing slower and a smile on my face. The class I took was for second time moms and the person who lead most of the classes (Michelle) was just Phenomenal. She really cared about each individual mama and made sure to spend time developing each a plan when they needed it.
The mommy center has redefined what a mommy group is all about. I highly recommend it to any mama's out there. The owner, Cristina, is just amazing at what she does and I've already signed my son up for another class! What a great experience!
The mommy center has changed my life! I have a daughter enrolled in the 6-9 month class and every week we look forward to going and playing with the other moms and babies. The instructors they bring in are so informative and provide me with the tools to be the best momma I can to my daughter. Love this class and highly recommend to anyone who's considering going!
I recently attended a Mother's Day event put on by Christina, the owner at the mommy center. I met so many other moms with kiddos similar in age to my daughter. It was such a breath of fresh air to connect with other moms going through similar stages of motherhood and to celebrate and enjoy ourselves as mamas. Christina is passionate about bringing moms together and helping moms to feel supported and apart of. I am so fortunate to have found the mommy center and look forward to participating in more of their events and classes. Thank you so much Christina for starting the new mommy center (which is so needed!) and for helping us mamas feel connected and supported in our motherhood journeys!
My husband and I just took the birthing class last night at Perskpective studio. It was extremely informative by providing information that your doctor or nurse wouldn't prepare you for. From normalizing the shakes to what slippers to bring, the guest nurse really covered a lot of info. At the end, Christina (owner of The Mommy Center) brought in a pelvic floor specialist! We were so grateful to be able to join a community of other pregnant couples and share common concer
My son and I took the 6-12 months 10 week course and loved it. The topics covered in each week was super helpful. The highlight of course is taking the classes with other mamas and their precious bebes. It's a safe space with protected time to grow with other moms while you spend time with your child. Another huge plus is the owner, Cristina. She is beautiful inside and out. She understands the both the ups and downs of motherhood so she is passionate about her business: the babies and their mamas!
I attended a infant class on "sleeping" with their sleep consultant. It was super informative and helpful. We are using all of her tips and advice, our.baby is sleeping 4-5 hrs a stretch. I highly recommend the Mommy center. I can't wait to take a class and be apart of their amazing mommy tribe.
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Our Mommy and Me Classes
Mommy & Mini-Me
(Newborn Class 0-3 months)
Join a group of new mommies who are tired, confused, excited, terrified, exhausted and just soooooo overwhelmed with this new thing called MOTHERHOOD. Learn all about the stages on your infant from experts in the field. Connect with other moms and find your mommy tribe to get you through this incredible and challenging time.
Mommy & Me
(Infant Class 3-6 months)
Classes are designed to give you deeper understanding of your baby’s development, speech/language and motor milestones, as well as give yo tools to manage the difficult days of #momlife. Topics include sign language, baby massage, sensory activities, music class, infant CPR and more.
Speech & Language Boost Workshop (Best for parents of 1-2 year olds)
Learn all about speech and language developmental milestones and what you can do to boost your child language skills. Get activity ideas from a certified Speech and Language Pathologist while having fun. You will learn effective methods and proven strategies to promote speech and language development as you interact with your child at home and during everyday activities.
Positive Parenting Class
(Best for parents of 1-5 year olds)
If you feel like every day is a battle between you and your little one, then this class is for you. Learn how to win the toddler parenting stage with helpful and proven techniques. End the power struggles and starts feeling confident in your parenting game.
Mommies Round 2 (For moms with 2+ children)
Join other moms who are learning how to adjust to mom life of two. Learn how to support your new baby while still being a great parent to your first child. Suggestions and tips are provided so you can feel confident as a mom of multiples.
Chat N’ Play – Language/Pre k Prep (For moms and toddlers ages 18-36 months)
Is your little one ready to join a fun, interactive, and educational group created by a certified and licensed speech and language pathologist and preschool teacher? This program offers a weekly 60 minute class for toddlers while mommies get to have a break and chat. Classes are designed to stimulate speech and language development, fine motor development and boost preschool readiness skills through play and fun activities.
You’re a bad mom! Let’s stop judging and comparing - You are the BEST MOM
It’s hard being a mom. But in today’s society it’s even harder with all the judgement and opinions that people have. It’s almost impossible to do something right.
You formula feed? Oh my god! Why would you do that? How dare you breastfeed in public? This is unacceptable. What, you stay home? How convenient you just get to sit at home and watch your baby while your husband works. Your baby is in daycare? Why would you leave you baby and go to work? Why did you even have a baby then?
You just can’t do it right. Moms are scrutinized for all their parenting decisions: Moms who co-sleep, moms who sleep train. Moms who vaccinate and those who don’t. Moms who home school and moms who have kids in public school. Moms who rock their babies and moms who wear their babies.
It seems like nowadays moms are judged for every decision they make. Starting with pregnancy, women are told that they eat too much/too little, they exercise too much/ not enough, they drink too much coffee, have too much fish, don’t eat enough vegetables, or eat too much ice cream. Our choices are our choices. But for some reason, people think they need to have an opinion and need to share that opinion with us.
Whether it is you choosing to get an epidural or go natural, there will be plenty of people who will criticize your decision.
One of the biggest challenges women face are related to feeding their babies. Moms who aren’t breastfeeding are shamed for using formula. People just assume that the mom chose to formula feed instead of breastfeeding, which is often not the case. Doctors, media and society in general supports breastfeeding as “breast is best”. How about all the moms who are not able to breastfeed? On top of having a medical reason not being able to breastfeed, they have to feel the shame and guilt of not feeding their baby “the best” although they would like to. Other moms choose not to breastfeed because it just isn’t for them. And that is ok. It is their choice to make. Often times however, pumping and feeding your baby are much harder and really time consuming. It is not easier. Just like formula feeding is not faster and easier. It takes much more time to prepare all the items needed, fill the bottles, feed the baby, wash the parts and the bottles and repeat. Breastfeeding on the other hand takes half the time. People tend to jump to the worst conclusions but there is usually an important reason for the choice that moms make.
Now moms that do choose to breastfeed and are successful are shamed and judged for doing that in public. They are asked to feed their baby in bathrooms. Would you like to have your sushi or steak on the toilet? I wouldn’t. Since when is providing your child with nutrition unacceptable? It’s sad that a “normalize breastfeeding” movement even exists considering that breastfeeding is one of the most basic, natural and biological ways to nourish your child whether it is at home or in public. And even though the breastfeeding journey can be painful and challenging, it’s a miracle to be able to feed your baby whether it is through pumping/bottle-feeding or breastfeeding. There is nothing inappropriate about a baby nursing. It is not unreasonable to feed your baby at the park or restaurant. Of course there are nursing covers that moms can use but what if you forgot it? Now you need to go to the bathroom? No, there shouldn’t be a reason not to feed your baby discretely next to everyone else.
Us mamas are already sleep deprived, stressed, scared, worried, overworked, overwhelmed, hormonal, healing and the last thing we need is to be judged. Passive aggressive comments, unsolicited advise, and name calling has become part of motherhood. It’s sad that in today’s society, instead of being lifted up and praised for the good work we are doing, we are usually offered suggestions on how to be better or tips on what we should do instead.
You are enough and you don’t need anyone to tell you that. Even though it’s totally normal to get stuck in the comparison trap, you can do better. Just take a moment each day to take a break, pat yourself on the shoulder and remind yourself that you are doing the best you can and that you are GOOD ENOUGH.
As a society, we need to think about this and realize that we are all in this together. We are all doing our best and raising children who will be working together, become friends, have relations and have kids of their own some day. We need to strive to be better about setting appropriate standards and truly supporting each other and respecting each other’s decisions. Motherhood is not a competition and there is no “one way”. As long as the child is safe, every mom is doing the best she can. She does what she believes is best for her and her family. We need to accept that. Being a mom is a very difficult job and we don’t need to make it even harder. So next time you see a mama, tell her what a good job she is doing!
Join us at The Mommy Center to find your tribe of mothers who will support you, encourage you and celebrate YOU!