This class offers parents-to-be a traditional childbirth class plus a spiritual, ritual and emotional support network for welcoming a Jewish child into the community. Couples will learn about Brit Milah (ritual circumcision), baby-naming ceremonies, managing the transition from being partners to parents, building a Jewish home and Jewish and secular resources. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and nurture relationships with other expecting couples. This program is partially underwritten by the United Jewish Endowment Fund.Facilitator: Sarah Sragg, Certified Lamaze Instructor and Doula
DATE: Date 1 : July 13-August 10Date 2: September 12-October 10Date 3: November 2-30
TIME: 7:00 -9:15 p.m.
FEE: $80 mem., per couple/$100 gen. public, per couple
Classes will be held at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD.
For more information and to register, visit www.jccgw.org/parenting <http://www.jccgw.org/
parenting> or Jennifer Silber at 301-348-3837 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or visit the website: http://www.jccgw.org/
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SEE OUR ARTICLE IN PERSPECTIVES IN PHILANTHROPY:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, red wine in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO!!! What a ride!"
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Our Top Picks
Gym bag that doubles as diaper bag (or vice versa!)
Storksak – fashionable, practical, roomy (especially styles like Tania and Jess)
Baby Jogger F.I.T – we could go on! Great canopy, washable seat cover, one-handed fold, adaptable for car seats, large storage basket and more!
Sunscreen (when exercising outside)
Little Twig Mineral Sunscreen – rated best mineral sunscreen by Babble – so important for you and your baby – doctors recommend not using sunscreen on your baby for 6 months (see above re F.I.T. canopy!)
Sun protection for your child
Baby Banz – sun hats with UPF 50+ and sunglasses with strap and 100% UVA/UVB protection Category 3 lenses
Best sneaker for you, your body, and the type of exercise you’ll be doing – stores like Georgetown Running Company provide personalized, customized fittings and recommend the appropriate shoe for you
High-quality, flattering work out clothes
Apifeni activewear for women – ShapeTech™ waist technology provides seamless support & stability for your core, while SoftTech™ activewear bottoms will flatter your curves, keep you dry and prevent chafing; you can happily wear it to drop-off & pick-up!
Baby carrier for walking when your baby is young and wants to be held
Britax Baby Carrier – padded waist belt distributes weight across shoulder, back and hips; easy to snap, buckle and adjust with one hand; babies can face in or out; can use with newborns
Water! Water! Water!
We love waters like SmartWater because they are electrolyte-enhanced but don’t contain the sugar of many electrolyte-enhanced drinks
Snack bar (and kid snacks)
For adults: LÄRABAR – delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices; nothing artificial! Our favorite flavors? Chocolate-coconut Chew and Cashew Cookie
For children: Snikiddy Snacks – made from simple, wholesome, real ingredients, unlike so many other handy snacks
Runmeter – uses iPhone’s GPS to track info about various aerobic exercises; can track your pace, distance & calories burned while running, biking, swimming, walking, hiking, skating, or skiing; can set up audio prompts that will play as you exercise; can set up email notifications to email out a map of your location at certain time or distance intervals, recipients will receive a link to a google map that shows where you are, which is great for peace of mind
Omron HJ-112 pedometer - wear it on your belt, carry it in your pocket, clip it to your bra, or wear it anywhere it is perpendicular to the ground; counts steps and calculates distance and calories burned; tracks aerobic steps separately when walking or jogging more than 60 steps per minute or more than 10 minutes continuously; 7-day memory – take 10,000 steps/day!
** If you happen to get deodorant marks on your exercise bra or tank (is it possible to avoid?!?), wipe away with denim. We don't know why, but IT REALLY WORKS!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
-submitted by Britax
“What does baby gear and being a 'fit' parent have to do with each other,” you ask? May seem silly, but certain types of baby gear can in fact make it easier for mom (and even dad…) to get back to her (their) pre-baby shape. Strollers and baby carriers offer great health benefits if you use them correctly.
Below is just a short list of ways to get back on track with baby in tow! By “shape,” we are referring to your mind, body AND spirit! As always, to ensure that you are cleared to begin exercising, get the approval from your OB-Gyn during your post-delivery check-up.
Getting your mind back in shape:
· Set realistic goals and start by taking a short stroll with your sleeping angel in her B-Ready Stroller to clear your mind. Take in the sights and smells around your neighborhood that you haven’t been able to truly appreciate for most of the third trimester.
Getting your body back in shape:
· When you’re ready to get really serious, throw your B-Agile Stroller in your car and drive to the closest Stroller Strides class. First class is usually free! Don’t forget your nugget, b/c he will provide the extra weight you’ll need to build those lean muscles!
Getting your spirit back in shape:
· Pull out your brand new Britax Baby Carrier when your little guy hits eight pounds. With the simple slip-on-and-off design, you can easily check a few chores off your growing list while “little cranky” naps quietly on your chest.
Just keep reminding yourself that your miracle monster who keeps you up all night really does mean well. Try your best to keep your mind, body and spirit in check during this trying time and you’ll be the best parents you can be! After nine months of constant catering and then being forced to enter a foreign world of bright lights and weird looking googly-googly-goo faces, I would want a little extra attention every now and again, too.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
For all you new moms out there, check out http://dc.momslikeme.com. It’s a great forum for bringing mothers together to share experiences and advice, find out about events in the area, and even form play groups – just an all-around great way to stay connected.
Thank you to Peggy Fox and her team! You made us feel comfortable and your energy was contagious. Thanks for the great experience!