You left the delivery room with one baby and 10,000 questions. (No. 1: Can I take a nap yet?)
Sit back, relax, and get some answers at The Chicago New Moms Group. The friendly support program welcomes freshly minted moms (of newborns through 6 months) for open conversation, encouragement, and Q&A. Social worker and postpartum doula Linda Szmulewitz leads weekly sessions that walk your small group through child-rearing basics and help with the emotional roller coaster.
Moms get started by sharing their birth stories and segue into hot topics like nurturing relationships, sleep, developmental milestones, work/life balance, and body image. Though Szmulewitz moderates and dishes her knowledge throughout the session, most of the time is spent sharing and learning from one another’s experiences.
That’s the best education you can get — without question.
The Chicago New Moms Group (773-340-2229 or chicagonewmomsgroup.com). The next session begins today at Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 South Hyde Park Boulevard, between 53rd Street and East Hyde Park Boulevard. Another session begins February 22 in partnership with KickSprout at Family Grounds Cafe, 3652 North Lincoln Avenue, at West Patterson Avenue. Register online at chicagonewmomsgroup.com, $125 per six-week session.
Little Threads Warehouse Sale
What: Score up to 80 percent off everything in the store. Dig through the $1 bin while you’re at it.
Why: Appaman coats, Coccoli sleepers, Zutano dresses, See Kai Run shoes, and many more.
When: Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 2033 W. Roscoe St., at Seeley Ave. (773-327-9310).
On Your Mark Coaching and Training
What: The Bucktown studio just introduced a kids’ room, where trained child care providers play with your sidekick while trainers kick your butt.
Why: No excuses.
When: Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9-11:30 a.m.; Wed. & Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat., 7-11 a.m.
Where: 1753 N. Damen Ave. (773-292-9330). Child care, $6 per child; ten-pack, $50; unlimited month, $65.
Grow Floor Model Sale
What: First, the bad news — the Wicker Park store is shutting its doors. The good? All in-stock cribs, rockers, and strollers are up to 60 percent off.
Why: You don’t need floor models when you’re staying open online (more good news).
When: Thru Jan. 29.
Where: 1943 W. Division St., at N. Damen Ave. (773-489-0009).
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