Book Club: Whole Brain Child

Join us for our January Book Club discussion of “Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind ”
About this Event
In this pioneering, practical, New York Times Bestseller book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.

Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

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Please join us for our discussion of this wonderful book. Even if you are unable to complete the book, please pop in to listen to what is sure to be a great discussion.

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This member event is being offered as a donation-based event for Non-members with all contributions going to our Share the Love Fund to offer scholarships for HER Circle memberships to moms in need.

Help us support moms in need with access to a supportive community and trusted experts and resources!

*Please note that HER Health Collective is a for-profit business, so your contribution is not tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the big social mission of our small business!

The Mommy Bunch

A chance for moms to enjoy social interactions with fellow moms from the comfort of their own home and on their own schedule!
About this Event

Moms with babies (under 1-year-old): we hope you can join us virtually Tuesdays between 9 and 11am for social interaction and support from fellow moms.

Hop on the call at any point and leave whenever you need!

Open your laptop, pull up a chair, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Join from your desktop while you prop your feet up and finish nursing. Or, hop on the phone while you eat the lukewarm breakfast you made for yourself two-hours earlier. Trust us… we’ve seen it all!

This is a casual gathering of moms, coming together and supporting one another when they are able.

HER member, registered nurse, and mom extraordinnaire, Alanna will be hosting the mommy bunch calls. She will pop into the call periodically throughout the two-hour window each week to say hello and make sure you feel welcome!

This event is free, but we do request you RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link.

The Mommy Bunch

A chance for moms to enjoy social interactions with fellow moms from the comfort of their own home and on their own schedule!
About this Event

Moms with babies (under 1-year-old): we hope you can join us virtually Tuesdays between 9 and 11am for social interaction and support from fellow moms.

Hop on the call at any point and leave whenever you need!

Open your laptop, pull up a chair, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Join from your desktop while you prop your feet up and finish nursing. Or, hop on the phone while you eat the lukewarm breakfast you made for yourself two-hours earlier. Trust us… we’ve seen it all!

This is a casual gathering of moms, coming together and supporting one another when they are able.

HER member, registered nurse, and mom extraordinnaire, Alanna will be hosting the mommy bunch calls. She will pop into the call periodically throughout the two-hour window each week to say hello and make sure you feel welcome!

This event is free, but we do request you RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link.

The Mommy Bunch

A chance for moms to enjoy social interactions with fellow moms from the comfort of their own home and on their own schedule!
About this Event

Moms with babies (under 1-year-old): we hope you can join us virtually Tuesdays between 9 and 11am for social interaction and support from fellow moms.

Hop on the call at any point and leave whenever you need!

Open your laptop, pull up a chair, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee. Join from your desktop while you prop your feet up and finish nursing. Or, hop on the phone while you eat the lukewarm breakfast you made for yourself two-hours earlier. Trust us… we’ve seen it all!

This is a casual gathering of moms, coming together and supporting one another when they are able.

HER member, registered nurse, and mom extraordinnaire, Alanna will be hosting the mommy bunch calls. She will pop into the call periodically throughout the two-hour window each week to say hello and make sure you feel welcome!

This event is free, but we do request you RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link.

Helping Children Deal With Grief

We cannot protect our children from ever feeling the pain of loss but we can help them manage the pain and express their emotions. Nicole Wallace discusses how to identify the signs of grief at different age ranges, engaging your child in healthy forms of grief expression, ways to encourage conversations about grief with children.

Conversation Circle: Helicopter Parenting & Kids’ Health

Has protective parenting gone too far? Several high-profile news stories, along with increasing rates of childhood obesity, anxiety and depression, have sparked a movement encouraging parents to allow their children greater freedom. The nonprofit Let Grow is leading the call for what’s known as “free range parenting,” in which kids can just be kids.

This conversation circle is based on the 9 minute PBS segment “Why Helicopter Parenting May Jeopardize Kids’ Health.”

We encourage you to view the clip prior to attending so that you may fully participate in the conversation!

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-helicopter-parenting-may-jeopardize-kids-health

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This member event is being offered as a donation-based event for Non-members with all contributions going to support our Share the Love Fund to offer scholarships for HER Circle memberships to moms in need.

Help us support moms in need with access to a supportive community and trusted experts and resources.

*Please note that HER Health Collective is a for-profit business, so your contribution is not tax deductible. Thank you for supporting the big social mission of our small business!

Morning Coffee Chat

MEMBERS! We know the holidays can be a stressful time of year.
We also know that a quick check-in with friends can make all the difference in the world.
Grab your coffee, tea, or smoothie, put your work meetings on hold or the kiddos in front of a cartoon, and take 30 minutes of your morning to start the week off on a positive note.
We can’t wait to see you ❤

We Asked, She Answered: Sex, Hormone Balancing, Nutrients & More

It’s not often that you get to sit down with a doctor who is trained in the trifecta of Family Medicine, Integrative medicine, and Functional medicine to ask her anything you want! Crissy and Cindi had this opportunity with Dr. Elizabeth Sierakowski. Together, they asked questions on topics affecting the health of moms such as hormone balancing, nutrients, supplements, doctors visits, inflammation, doctor patient relationships and more!

Talking About Race Conversation Circle

Join us for our Conversation Circle series on Talking about Race. Open to all moms wanting to learn more about systemic racial inequality.
About this Event
Now is a time in which we need education and open conversation. This is how we will learn and this is how we will do better as a nation.

Join us for as many of our Conversation Circle Series on Talking about Race as you can. This series will run for 7 months and will cover a different topic each month. The resources are all provided through the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

It is important that we each do our own work. But it is also important that we come together to discuss and delve deeper with others that are doing the same work. You are encouraged to join for as many of the discussions as possible.

Please plan to read and view the videos prior to the conversation circle so that you can participate fully and get the most out of the conversation.

These events are free and open to any mother that would like to join the conversation.

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During the month of December, we will be discussing the Historical Foundations of Race.

All resources for December can be found at: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race/topics/historical-foundations-race

Monday, Dec 7, 8pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.

Read and view first half of material, starting from Historical Foundations of Race. Stop at “The Origin of Race in the USA” video

Thursday, Dec 17, 7 pm
Please plan to review the material before we meet.

Begin with “The Origin of Race in the USA” video. Read and view the remaining resources on the page.

*This event is based on each individual pursuing personal education and then engaging in open conversation. The discussions will be facilitated by HER Health Collective co-founders, Cindi Michaelson and Crissy Fishbane.

Both Cindi and Crissy are engaging in this 7-month long conversation series in an effort to pursue their own education and engage in discussion alongside fellow moms. They both draw on experience in this area, Cindi as a former facilitator of Racial Justice Roundtables at the YWCA and Crissy as a former high school social studies teacher with a master’s degree in teaching. Neither claim to be experts on racial equality, inclusion, or social diversity, rather they aim to create a safe space for mothers to explore, learn, and grow in their understanding of this topic together through open dialogue.