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Nora’s eventful April

This month, Nora was a social butterfly. She met up with some other moms and babies in Memorial Park:

She went to a 1st Year Anniversary & New Product Launch Party at Bee Spa & Retail Store. Here’s a pic of Nora and her friends kibitzing at the event:

She went for walks with buddies like Jocelyn, Laura and Vivien and Karen and Alon. Here’s a pic of Nora and Alon:

Nora made some bold fashion choices this month (pictured below) including a psychedelic print, a strawberry dress, red shorts that give her a British paigeboy sort of look, and a romantic flowered headband:

She relaxed with her Mommy and Daddy on the porch on a warm, spring-like evening:

She traveled far and beyond to visit our families in Delaware and Boston. Here she is, hanging with her cousins, Caitlin, Leah and Morgan the dog:

And this week, she took not one but two trips to the city (and outer boroughs) to visit Nicole and Dan in Queens, and Michelle and 5-week-old Henry. Here’s a picture of Nora and Henry. She’s hiding in the back, playing hard-to-get. You know how it is — don’t want to seem too eager around those boys!

What a month!

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New parent activities in Rockland County, New York

There is so much going on for new parents in Rockland County, there’s no time to be bored. Here’s a list of some of the activities I’ve found.

* Note: I teach a prenatal yoga class at the Union Arts Center in Sparkill, NY. For more information, please visit send me a message or visit http://www.moonrivermotherandchild.com/vlt22343.htm.

 

1)      Parents of Infants Group – at Rockland Parent Child Center

http://www.rocklandparentchild.org/programs/early-childhood-parent-child-programs/

“Parents/caregivers of infants come relax in our comfortable living room. Use the time to de-stress, ask questions and share this extraordinary time with others in a similar situation. Gain information about your growing baby and issues of importance to you, your child and your family. A group facilitator provides a welcoming atmosphere where parent and infant can interact and connect, and models age appropriate infant interaction. Visiting specialists provide information on nutrition, infant care and development, and the facilitator and parents provide links to community resources.”

When: 1-3 pm, Mondays & Thursdays, September – June
Ages: birth – 12 months
Registration information:$12 per session

2)      Music Together

http://moonrivermotherandchild.com/vlt22251.htm

What is Music Together?
“Music Together is an innovative music and movement program for children ages newborn to age five years and their parents or caregivers, that is based on the belief that all children are inherently musical. Originally offered to the public in 1987, it pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes and facilitates adult involvement.

All Children Are Musical!
At Music Together we believe that music ability is as basic to life as walking or talking, and that it is every child’s birthright to participate with pleasure and confidence in the music of our culture. We introduce children to the joys of making music instead of passively receiving it from Cd’s and television. And because very young children instinctively respond to and imitate their loved ones, the active participation of parents and caregivers, regardless of their musical ability – is an essential part of the rich musical environment we create. Music Together parents discover what a powerful role model they are for their child, just by having fun with the music themselves! And by providing cd’s and songbooks to take home, we hope to inspire music-making in your everyday family life.”

3)      Postnatal Yoga – at Lift Yoga in Nyack

http://liftnyack.com/

“Nyack Yoga is so excited to announce our New Postnatal Yoga Class for Moms and Babies (under 1/pre-walkers)!”

When: Mondays 10:30-11:45am
Starts: March 5th
Where: Nyack Yoga @ 42 Main
Instructor: Catherine Moon Rubin

Cost: $20 Drop in
10 Class Card (expires in 12 weeks): $150
4 Class Card (expires in 4 weeks): $60
You may also use the LIFT card as a method of payment. This also
brings the price down to $15 per class. This card does not expire.

4)      Mommy & Me Yoga – at Yoga Haven in Tuckahoe, NY (this is in Westchester County, not Rockland, but I wanted to include it since it’s such a fabulous studio.)

www.yogahaven.com

“For mothers and newborns, one month to one year after birth includes stretching and toning for the new mom, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and sharing. Attendance at prenatal yoga classes is not a prerequisite.”

Wednesdays 11:15-12:15pm in Tuckahoe

Taught by Debi Mancuso

Questions regarding Mommy & Me Yoga please contact debiyogahaven@aol.com.

Your First Class $10  Drop-in Class $20 5 Class Card $80 (expires in 4 months) 10 Class Card $150 (expires in 4 months)  20 Class Card $260 (expires in 4 months) 50 Class Card $525 (expires in 10 months) 1 Month Unlimited $140 3 Month Unlimited $345 6 Month Unlimited $600 Kids 8th Grade & Under $12 Teens $15

5)      Mother Goose Time – at Nyack Public Library

https://ny.evanced.info/nyack/lib/eventcalendar.asp

Event Type: Children’s Program
Date: 4/4/2012 (and other Wednesdays)
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM

Description:

“For infants up to 18 months with caregiver. This lap-sit program is a gentle way to introduce your baby to the library. We will read simple stories and do rhymes, songs and finger plays.
No registration necessary.”

59 South Broadway, Nyack NY 10960
Location: Children’s Story Hour Room
Contact: Children’s Room
Contact Number: 845.358.3370 x228

6)      The Breastfeeding Cafe & New Mom Support Group – at Lift Yoga in Nyack

http://liftnyack.com/

“We are so loving this amazing group of beautiful new mamas and babies!   Each week we offer a different topic as a jumping off ground for discussion. But we never stay on topic …. as we laugh, smile and even cry a bit through all kinds of fun and informative conversation!  And each week we end with a guided relaxation & gentle touch ritual to help bring calm and routine to your evenings and nap times.”

Join us every Wednesday

10:30am – 12pm

$120 for 8 wks advance

$20/wk drop in

7)      New Mommy Friendship Circle – JCC Rockland, West Nyack NY

http://jccrockland.org/parentingcenterprograms.htm

Wed May 23, 2012 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Community Member $25.00
Fitness Member $25.00
Public $30.00

8)      Play at the J– JCC Rockland, West Nyack NY

Jan 25, 2012 to Jun 20, 2012
Wed 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
FREE

Jan 24, 2012 to Jun 19, 2012
Tues 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FREE

9)      Rockland Mommies

Check out the “Rockland Mommies” Facebook page for information about moms’ activities and nights out.

* My friend Ashley also suggested I added the Mommy and Me swim class at the YMCA: http://www.rocklandymca.org/aquatics/aquatics_main.htm
Good call!
* And here’s another addition! Bring Your Baby Matinees on the first Tuesday of every month!
* And check out this Facebook page: “Rockland Parents Social Group”

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