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Community 2018-04-08T22:13:11+00:00

Community

The cornerstone of The Family Room’s mission is community and it is something we do really well. We have created a non-judgmental, safe space for new parents to be real. Whether through our classes or our regularly-hosted free community events and drop-in groups, we offer lots of ways to connect, learn, and have fun.

Playgroup (drop-in)

Get out of the house and make a friend! Our casual drop-in playgroup is not only fun for babies/toddlers, but for parents and caregivers, too. We provide toys — you provide the kids.

AGES: 0-3 years
WHEN: every Thursday, 9:30 am to noon
REGISTRATION: not required
COST: free

Breastfeeding Support Group (drop-in)

All breastfeeding questions are welcome at our weekly support group, from issues during the early days and weeks, to navigating back to work or weaning. This is a great opportunity to get support from an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), learn from peers, share concerns, and celebrate victories.

WHEN: every Monday, 10 am to noon
REGISTRATION: not required
COST: first time free, $5 after

Peer-to-Peer Postpartum Support Group (drop-in)

This group offers moms a safe and comfortable place to talk about mental health issues that arise during and after pregnancy. Postpartum depression and anxiety are the most common childbirth complications, affecting approximately one million moms in the United States every year. All too often, moms suffering from PPD feel alone and ashamed. This group strives to help moms suffering from maternal mental illness know that they are not alone. Moms are free to share their stories, ask questions, or just listen.

The group is led by Courtney Novak, a Pasadena mom who had postpartum depression in 2013 after the birth of her first child. She is the host of a weekly podcast, Adventures With Postpartum Depression, and is writing a memoir about her struggles with and recovery from PPD.

Note: This group is not faciliated by a mental health professional, but is a peer-to-peer support group.

WHEN: every Thursday, 1 to 2:30 pm
REGISTRATION: not required
COST: free

Monthly Mom Walk

Join us for a casual walk around Lacy Park in San Marino. It’s a great opportunity to get some fresh air and connect with other moms.

DATES: held the third Tuesday every month: 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
REGISTRATION: not required
COST: free
WHERE: Lacy Park, San Marino (meet at the entrance)

Note: The mom walk is weather permitting. Heat or rain can cause the walk to be cancelled. Follow us on social media for updates or give us a call to confirm.