Young Moms’ Group–Family Picnic

Young Moms’ Group–Family Picnic
Strouds Run State Park Beach
Sunday, August 13th
1:30-3pm
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We are trying it again! Bring the whole family to this first annual Young Moms’ Group event: Family Picnic Day! This is the perfect time to bring along friends and family who are curious about what the Young Moms’ Group is all about. There will be food, conversation and some playtime in the water. We will supply the sandwich fixings so just bring a dish to share and join us for some weekend fun in the sun. We can’t wait to see you!
 
The Birth Circle hosts this support group for moms or moms-to-be who would like to spend some time learning and socializing with other young moms and their children. Open to all younger moms old and new, so if you were under 22 year of age when you had your first child, then join us and share your experiences as a young mom.

August Loss Support Group

Loss Support Group meets tonight. Please note the change of location!
 
Thursday, August 3rd
Athens Community Center Shelter House***
East State Street, Athens
 
This month’s meeting will take place at the Athens Community shelter house and will include time to tie ribbons onto the ribbon tree, planted for families to have as remembrance of the babies who left us too soon. Please bring a ribbon for yourself or to share. Meeting starts at 6 p.m. instead of the usual 6:30 p.m.

Birth Circle Family Reunion Picnic 2017

There will be no monthly meeting in August! Instead we will have our annual Family Picnic.

Wednesday, August 30th 5:30-7 pm
Eclipse Company Store Beer Hall in The Plains (11309 Jackson Drive, The Plains, Ohio 45780)

In lieu of a regular Monthly Meeting, each August we gather to celebrate the wonderful community of families old and new with a festive picnic in a kid-friendly location. This year we are reuniting at the Eclipse Company Store Beer Hall where kids and parents can eat, drink and be merry while supporting The Birth Circle–the folks at the Beer Hall have generously offered to donate $1 of every beer sold during the picnic to The Birth Circle! We hope that lots of you will join us that evening to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and celebrate summer. See you there!

Parenting Shelf

A collaboration between The Birth Circle and Athens County Public Libraries has created the new parenting shelf in the children’s area. We are thrilled this project has become a reality! Now many books from our lending library are available whenever the library is open. Next time you are with your kids at the Athens Library, you can check out books from this new shelf of parenting resources–without leaving the children’s area!

The Birth Circle Annual Yard Sale

 

Join us for our annual fundraising yard sale! All proceeds will help The Birth Circle continue to provide free programming for area women and families. Come shop for baby gear and clothes, breastfeeding items, maternity wear, and other fun child and family-related items. See you there!!

Saturday, August 26th, 9 am – 4 pm
At 102 Sunnyside Dr., Athens, Ohio 45701


 

If you have maternity, baby and child-related items to donate which are gently used and in good working order, please leave them on the porch at 102 Sunnyside in Athens. For more information, email Carolyn at carolynhain@gmail.com. If you would like a donation receipt, contact Claudia at athensbirthcircle@gmail.co m. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!

 

 

 


We are in need of tables to borrow and volunteers to help sort items, set-up, and work the day of the sale. Please click here to sign-up for a job!

 

 

July Monthly Meeting 2017

Perhaps you have questions about handling your child’s behavior, building character, choosing media, teaching reading, responding to children’s questions about sensitive topics, etc. Dr. Sharon Carver will be joining us at the Athens Library this Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm. For those of you who submitted questions already, thank you! Questions are also welcome in person the evening of the meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

Growing Together with Your Toddler
Wednesday, July 26th
From 7:00 to 8:30 pm
At the Athens Public Library

Dr. Carver is the Director of the Children’s School at Carnegie Mellon University, and she joins us for the evening to share her knowledge of child development and psychology. This meeting’s discussion will focus on (but is not limited to) questions submitted prior to the evening’s gathering. Questions can be submitted in advance by filling out this form.

All our monthly meetings are free and open to the public. We hope you’ll join us!

Birth Circle Annual Yard Sale

Join us for our annual fundraising yard sale! All proceeds will help The Birth Circle continue to provide free programming for area women and families. Come shop for baby gear and clothes, breastfeeding items, maternity wear, and other fun child and family-related items. We hope to see you there!!

Saturday, August 26th, 9 am – 4 pm
At 102 Sunnyside Dr., Athens, Ohio 45701

If you have maternity, baby and child-related items to donate which are gently used and in good working order, please leave them on the porch at 102 Sunnyside in Athens. For more information, email Carolyn at carolynhain@gmail.com. If you would like a donation receipt, contact Claudia at athensbirthcircle@gmail.co m. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!

July Monthly Meeting 2017

For our July meeting, we are focusing on toddler behavior and would like your help! Developmental psychologist, Dr. Sharon Carver is taking questions ahead of time and we want to know what you’d like to learn. Please submit questions via the google form below.

Growing Together with Your Toddler

Wednesday, July 26th
From 7:00 to 8:30pm
At the Athens Public Library

Dr. Carver is the Director of the Children’s School at Carnegie Mellon University, and she joins us for the evening to share her knowledge of child development and psychology. This meeting’s discussion will focus on (but is not limited to) questions submitted prior to the evening’s gathering.

All our monthly meetings are free and open to the public. We hope you’ll join us!

July News & Events 2017

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Hello Everyone!
 
What an incredible season summer can be, and we have some lovely programs and events that reflect the wonders that come with this time of year.  For instance you can come and explore Strouds Run with the Young Moms’ Group, join us for our monthly meeting where we’ll discuss the joys and surprises that having a toddler in the house can bring, or sit and talk with others who have experienced the loss of a child in their family, for whom the marvels of the season can often come with mixed emotions.  Whether we see you at one or at all of our July events, we’ll be happy you’re there, so plan on joining us this month.  See you soon!
 
Warmly,
Claudia Bashaw
Executive Director, The Birth Circle
740-652-6262
 

YOUNG MOMS’ GROUP:  FAMILY PICNIC DAY!
Saturday July 22nd
Strouds Run State Park Beach
1:30-3pm

The Birth Circle hosts this support group for moms or moms-to-be who would like to spend some time learning and socializing with other young moms and their children. Open to all younger moms old and new, so if you were under 22 year of age when you had your first child, then join us and share your experiences as a young mom.

For our July meeting, bring the whole family to the first annual Young Moms’ Group Picnic This is the perfect time to bring along friends and family who are curious about what the Young Moms’ Group is all about. There will be food, conversation and some playtime in the water. We will supply the sandwich fixings so just bring a dish to share and join us for some weekend fun in the sun. We can’t wait to see you!


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GROWING TOGETHER WITH YOUR TODDLER : A Q&A WITH CHILD DEVELOPMENT EXPERT SHARON CARVER
Wednesday, July 26th
From 7:00 to 8:30pm
At the Athens Public Library
 
Dr. Carver is the Director of the Children’s School at Carnegie Mellon University and she joins us for the evening to share her knowledge of child development and psychology. This meeting’s discussion will focus on (but is not limited to) questions submitted prior to the evening’s gathering. A request for questions will come early next week via email and Facebook, so please participate and let us what you’d like to learn about growing with your toddler. 

 

*****BECOME AN EVENING SPONSOR*****
Want an easy way to get the word out about your business, services, or new program AND support The Birth Circle at the same time?  Well, we’ve got just the opportunity for you!  Don’t delay!  Contact Claudia and Julia at athensbirthcircle@gmail.com for more information about how you can sponsor one of our Monthly Meetings in 2017.
 

MEALS FOR FAMILIES (formerly Meals For Moms)
Let The Birth Circle community cook for you!  If you’ve just had a baby, if you are going through another type of transition in your family, or have experienced a loss, The Birth Circle is more than happy to organize a meal calendar to help support you.  If you are interested in receiving meals, providing meals or both, please contact our Meals For Families Coordinator, Ariel Carver at arielrose.carver@gmail.com for more information or click here for online sign-up.

JULY LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, July 6th
6:30pm
Central Avenue Church, 73 Central Ave., Athens
If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us every first Thursday of the month for this support group.  These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional social worker.  All family members, such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome.  Childcare is provided.
 
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Dr. Shelton’s Recommended Reading

A big thank you to Dr. Penny Shelton and those of you who joined us last evening for our June Monthly Meeting! It was an informative and lovely summer evening gathering. Here are the resources recommended by Dr. Shelton.

Books:

The Art of Positive Parenting by Mickey Tobin

Your Amazing Newborn by Marshall Klaus

The Baby Book by Dr. Sears- Good information on when to call the doctor and infant care for ages 0-2.

Honoring Birth by Chicago-based author Jo Anne Lindberg- The midwife model vs. the medical model of birth. Also see BirthLink website.

Connection Parenting by Pam Leo- Focuses on dealing with conflict in the home with non-violent communication and positive discipline.

 

Articles:

A Time to Wean by Katherine Dettwyler, PhD

Teaching Your Baby to Eat by Dr. Peter Rosi (Check out from our lending library)

Iron Rich Foods by Vincent Iannelli, M.D.

Vegetarian Starter Kit– Physicians Committee’s popular introduction to a plant-based diet.