Parents: Ask Your Questions to GRASP Founders

Parents: Ask Your Questions to GRASP Founders

Autumn reminds me of when my son was born almost six years ago.  The days felt long and lonely since I knew very few other moms to bounce problems off of.  Now my kids and I have met some wonderful friends and confidants through playgroups, school and the neighborhood.  Yet, I still can easily bring myself back to 2005 when I would have loved to know about a group of moms discussing topics very relevant in our lives.

GRASP Group offers "play dates plus" that include insights and support that truly benefits your day-to-day parenting experience.  Participants gather together for hour-long sessions with the benefit of both professional knowledge and the support of other Chicago mothers.

This unique 8-week session is for moms with infants or toddlers. It is facilitated by Alison Kramme (a Psychotherapist) and Sara Sladoje (a Child Development Specialist). The idea is that moms can socialize in a group setting while also benefiting from the expertise of Alison (on issues such as post-partum emotional issues, changes that children bring to a marriage) and Sara (on issues like bonding with baby, watching for major milestones, etc.)

I'm thrilled that Alison and Sara have offered to answer Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom readers' questions.  Are you wondering about nursing, sleeping, eating, bonding or any other questions that are on your mind?  All you have to do is comment below with your question and Alison and Sara will answer it for you.  If you have a question regarding GRASP, feel free to leave those below as well.

The fall session of GRASP starts at the end of September. The sessions are offered at Little Beans and the Lakeview YMCA. Please see below for additional sign up details. You will not regret the decision to meet and connect with other like minded moms.

 

 

GRASP group at Lakeview YMCA (3333 N. Marshfield)

1) Mother/Infant Group (babies 0-9 months, welcome to attend)
Dates: Wednesday, Sept 28th – Wednesday, Nov 16th
Time: 9:15 am – 10:15 am

2) Moms of Toddlers Group (designed for moms of toddlers 12-36 months to attend while toddler is in child care)
Dates: Wednesday, Sept 28th – Wednesday Nov 16th
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

*Onsite toddler care is available at the Y for a fee. To register for the GRASP groups at the YMCA and for pricing details, please visit http://www.ymcachicago.org/lakeview/blog/

GRASP group at Little Beans Café (1809 W. Webster)

1) Mother/Infant Group (babies 0-9 months, welcome to attend)
Dates:  Thursday, Sept 29th – Thursday, Nov 17th
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

2) Moms of Toddlers Group (designed for moms of toddlers 12-36 months to attend while toddler is in child care)
Dates: Thursday, Sept 29th – Thursday Nov 17th
Time: 10:15 am – 11:15 am

*Onsite toddler care is available at Little Beans Cafe. To register for GRASP group at Little Beans and for pricing details, visit http://littlebeanscafe.com/classes-events/class-schedule/

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