Join Main Street Dads for our first official meetup!
When: September 30, from 12-3pm
Where: Smokestack: 2505 3rd Street in the Dog Patch
What: Beer (unlimited), BBQ (lots of it) , and Football (yes, we are purchasing a projector just for you dads to watch college football). Come on over and have a ball - we promise, you get brownie points from your wife for drinking & chatting!
Join us for our first expectant mom event! We have a wonderful morning planned with incredible experts in the parenting & wellness field.
The morning will begin at 9:30am and end at 12pm, followed by a lunch catered by Le Cupboard in the back garden.
The agenda will consist of:
- 30 minute prenatal core strength class led by Leah Keller of The Dia Method.
- Prenatal & Parenting Panel, facilitated by Vanessa Wauchope : founder of Main Street Mamas
- Certified infant/toddler sleep consultant: Callie Stemerman of Sleepless in SF
- Upper Cervical NUCCA Chiropractor: Dr Allen Harrison of
- Certified Holistic Health Coach, AADP and Founder: Phyllis Timoll of
- Moms from Main Street Mamas to give you the real scoop. Including a mom of 7 month old twins & a 3 year old AND a mom to two under three. They will talk about self care, navigating meeting moms, and juggling your new role as a mother.
- Vanessa is also the founder of Sensible Sitters and will answer childcare questions
- You will leave with a #momhuddle. What does this mean? We will help to curate groups that are expecting babies in the same month, so that you are experiencing the newborn days together. We will then introduce you on email and in a social group of you own!
Leah Keller is a certified personal trainer and the creator of The Dia Method®, a prenatal and postnatal fitness system endorsed by medical and birth professionals worldwide. She empowers and equips women to exercise safely during pregnancy, labor with confidence, and restore core strength and total body fitness after birth – no matter how long it’s been! With over a decade of experience, she coaches clients to achieve their individual fitness goals through customized workouts and nutritional guidance. The Dia Method grew out of her private training practice in New York City, and it earned unparalleled medical validation when researchers at Weill Cornell Medical School published their findings that her approach resolves diastasis recti, a common yet under diagnosed condition that compromises core strength and function. She recently moved to San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.
Dr. Harrison has been practicing Chiropractic since 2006. His youngest patient so far was less than 6 hours old and had just come through a very traumatic birth, but has done amazing since his first correction. He is passionate about taking care of kiddos because through Chiropractic, we can improve their overall health and wellness while maximizing their inborn, natural healing potential.
Phyllis Timoll is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, wife, and loving mother to her daughter, Elise, son GJ, and dog, Reed. After managing her own difficulties transitioning into motherhood, she decided to become a health coach and fulfill her passion of working with woman to improve their overall health and happiness simple steps one at a time. Think life coach meets nutritionist and that equals Well Woman; a holistic approach to self-care for moms. Accountability in a warm, loving, and fun way, she focuses primarily to empower mothers to achieve balance in their lives through both dietary and lifestyle changes
Callie has been working with families for over 12 years. She has a background in early childhood education and development. She believes that every baby/child and family is unique. What works for one child or family may be the exact wrong thing for another. She looks at every piece of the puzzle before creating a plan that is tailored specifically to your family's unique needs.
Join us at Monkei Miles on Wednesday, May 24 from 6:30-9:00pm for the Mindful Parenting Panel where Ashley Koch, Leah Keller, and Aki Raymer will lead us in a discussion about feeding a young family, Mindful self-care as a path to mindful parenting, and positive parenting strategies.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the panel begins at 7:00pm. Join us for a fireside chat with the following moms (and experts!) in our community!
Ashley Koch: Vibrantly Healthy Kids
Feeding a Young Family
Feeding kids healthy food is easy...said no parent ever! 90% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 5. The brain is far more impressionable in early life than in maturity. Therefore, the decisions and experiences your child has in the first 5 years can shape them for a lifetime. It is important to teach children that food is the information and energy the body needs to function, grow and thrive. Studies also confirm that food experiences in a child’s first 2 years of life predict dietary variety in school-aged children. As a result, the time and effort you put in now will pay off in the many years to come. I will teach you practical tips and tricks to help you teach your children to love healthy food. I will share my favorite nutrient dense foods that you can include in your family routine.
Leah Keller: Dia Method
Mindful self-care as a path to mindful parenting.
When we take care of ourselves, we’re better parents. More calm, more patient, more present. One critical area of self-care that understandably goes by the wayside for parents: exercise. Time is limited, so workouts need to be efficient and effective. The important first step to keep you safe and to get the most out of all of your activities (whether working out or lifting a toddler), is to engage your core deeply, safely and strategically. I’ll show you how to do just that. I’ll teach you the foundational exercise of The Dia Method, proven to restore the core postnatally in just 10 minutes a day, and I’ll demo the basics on how to incorporate that core activation into everything you do for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. I will also provide a hands-on diastasis recti check for anyone who’s wondering whether or not their abdominal muscles have separated (a common reason why your core might not feel quite the same since having a baby). Come join us, bring your questions, and learn how to restore your amazing, resilient body in just minutes a day!
Aki Raymer: MA
Experience the joys of parenting
Aki Raymer, MA is the founder of Parenting Paths, a parent coaching practice dedicated to helping families experience the joy of living and parenting authentically. At the heart of Aki’s personal and professional life are three values: lifelong growth, human connection and authenticity. Aki empowers families to to discover and implement strategies that reflect their own unique values. This model allows families to navigate life transitions, address behavioral challenges, improve communication and implement effective discipline tools without sacrificing connection and joy.
Aki is a coach, speaker, Infant Mental Health specialist, and certified Positive Discipline educator. She has created her signature Parenting Blueprints with clients in the United States and abroad, facilitated lifestyle and discipline workshops, led many a toddler in circle time, and has worked with families, schools, and children in a host of capacities over the last decade.
Along with becoming a parent, Aki counts begin donned “Aki-wan Kenobi” by a client as one of her proudest moments. Connect with Aki, find out about upcoming events and explore her blog at: www.parentingpaths.com.
Clear your calendar - It's going down! Main Street Mamas Bunny Hop will be held on April 8th from 10am-2pm. The event will be held at Peacock Meadow (in Golden Gate Park, next to the Conservatory of Flowers) for a morning of fun and excitement. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!
We will have TWO Easter Egg Hunts this year, to accommodate those who nap early & lat(er).
A Morning of Goal & Intention Setting
We have an incredible morning planned for our SF & Marin Main Street Mamas!
Join us at The Hivery for a morning among fellow MSMamas, led by mom experts. You will leave with a clear agenda for the year ahead. You will be inspired and guided through different aspects of your life, including Personal goals, Relationship goals, Financial goals, & goals pertaining to health and wellness. Center yourself and meet fellow mamas. In order to keep yourself & your identity intact, we believe that you deserve 3 hours in a gorgeous environment surrounded by incredible woman to center yourself! Pay it foreword in the name of you!
You will begin the morning by a guided mindfulness meditation practice followed by some mindful movement led by Charity Kahn
Alicia Davon will speak to tackling your relationship and sex. How to baby-proof your relationship!
Figs O'Sullivan - relationship expert - will provide insight on relating to your partner and communication strategies.
Carrie Friedberg - SF Money Coach - to speak to your personal & professional goals - as well as to provide bite size tasks to get to your ultimate goals. Whether stay at home mom or working mom - having some control over your financials is crucial in your happiness.
Mary Pendleton - LulaRoe Consultant & mom to 2 young ladies. Mary will speak to you about how to find financial freedom through being a small business owner - and the ability to regain time with your children. She will also have a LulaRoe Pop Up Shop on site!
All attendees will receive a custom May Designs MSM agenda & notebook. Cost for the morning & lunch: $50
Join us at The Pearl in Westport for a meet up on December 27. Our hope is that you can utilize all the extra help you may have with family in town and sneak away to grab a drink and chat with other local moms. If you are interested in joining us for a glass of wine and some yummy appetizers starting at 2:30 on December 27th please RSVP below. The cost will be $30/person. Looking forward to seeing you all and catching up as we officially kick off the Main Street Mamas Fairfield County!
Join Main Street Mamas tomorrow evening for a night of shopping, mingling and holiday cheer! We have built an incredible community, and we hope you can come out and meet your fellow mamas! Enjoy:
Shopping at Toss Designs (2185 Chestnut Street) from 6-8pm
Shopping at Margaret Elizabeth (2230 Chestnut Street) from 7-9pm (15% off!)
Lite Bites and Mocktails by Project Juice
DIY Sugar Scrub Station sponsored by Omni
$20 off if booking a Sensible Sitter for the evening!
We will have MSM Devils Teeth x Henry's House of Coffee Gift Boxes available. Pre-order so we bring enough boxes for you. This is the PERFECT teacher gift! You receive two, 2 ounce, packages of Henry's Coffee Samplers & 3 Iced Sugar Cookies.
Main Street Mamas is excited to present this unique opportunity for your family holiday photos. Come experience The Dark Room Truck
a mobile photo booth complete with a built-in stage and lighting. MSM will set the stage with an assortment of holiday decor and props to further enhance the setting.
Ticket includes one 10-Minute Holiday Mini Session on
November 20th from 10am-3pm.
When purchasing your ticket, select from available time slots in the drop down menu. Individual digital images will be available for purchase for
$10 each after the event through www.darkroomtruck.com
Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Founder of Parsley Health Robin Berzin, Founder of Main Street Mamas & Sensible Sitters Vanessa Wauchope and Founder of Raised Real Michelle Davenport. We'll host a discussion around how to find more time and energy in your day through optimizing the health of you and your family. Learn about eating for energy pre, during and post pregnancy and how to think about nutrition for both momma, baby and beyond.