Free Birth Sounds & Songs Prenatal Class

Join us for 3 evenings of sounds and songs to support pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery. We will focus on…

Posted by Home Rhythms on Friday, November 15, 2019

Join us for 3 evenings of sounds and songs to support pregnancy, birth, and postpartum recovery. We will focus on practice and discussion, with some brief instruction. All experience levels welcome. Class One: Prenatal Stress Relief. Class Two: Labour Support. Class Three: Baby Bonding. Feel free to join any or all classes.

Classes are free but preregistration is required (see below). This class is designed for expecting mothers. Adult family members, postpartum adults, singers and birth educators are welcome.

Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
Ehrlander Music Room
1721 15th Ave SW
Olympia WA 98502
November 26, December 3 & 10

To register, fill out the registration form here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAAuirfRc-ZhLMPRJw-2wqaMcG9D1R7xTWXbwtHebzjjAv_w/viewform

Questions? Email Fehlya at fehrlander@gmail.com

The Simple Things

I was out in the community today at the Olympia ‘It Takes a Village Parenting Expo’ and I was reminded of how simple things can make a big difference. One in particular is the crinkle cutter. It is a ‘knife’ of sorts that can chop slices of veggies or fruits but it is not sharp. It is a great training tool for learning kitchen safety techniques such as – ‘one hand on the handle, one on top’, without the stress of a sharp blade in the hands of a 2 yr old. My son LOVES to chop veggies for soup and enjoys the soup more for having participated in its creation. Children tried it out today and parents wanted to know where to get it. I got mine at Bella Luna Toys (I found this picture, above, at montessorriservices.com). A small cutting board goes well with the cutter and would make a lovely gift. I also know a fun little rhyme for this activity: “Chop, chop, choppity chop. Cut off the bottom and cut off the top. What there is left we pop in the pot. Chop, chop, choppity chop”. Enjoy!

Family Resourcing

truce teachers.org

As a teacher, I was so excited to come across this website. How could I not have heard of it before? If you are interested in reducing screen time, family play ideas, and advocating for healthy childhood – check it out! www.truceteachers.org

Scholarships Available!

Our Facebook fundraiser collected $450 in scholarship funds! Thank you again to everyone who contributed. These funds are now available to future participants who are committed to attending the workshops but need financial support. If you have a group of 4 or more adults who would like to create a workshop, please contact me to discuss the details. The next public workshop is scheduled for the spring of 2019, pending minimum registration requirements. Check out the ‘Why Simplify’ post below to read more about the workshop benefits.  

Why Simplify?

Parents who take steps along this pathway to simplify their homes and their schedules, to introduce more predictable rhythms, and to filter out concerns which children are not yet able to cope with, find that their children: 

  •  Are calmer and happier 
  • Do better socially and emotionally 
  • Are more focused at school 
  • Find it easier to comply with family rules
  •  Become less picky eaters

These parents also find that they themselves: 

  • Have a clearer picture of what they value as parents
  • Are more united with each other in their parenting
  • Have more time and energy for connection, relaxation and fun!