Book Club: Becoming

Join us for our February Book Club discussion of “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.
About this Event
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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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.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting 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!
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 and open to the public, but we do request you RSVP via Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link.

Morning Coffee Chat

MEMBERS!
It’s time for another morning coffee chat, where we can spend 30-minutes checking in and supporting one another with whatever it is life has thrown your way at the moment.
Grab your coffee, tea, or smoothie, put your work meetings on hold or the kiddos in front of a cartoon, and take 30 minutes to join us online and start the week off on a positive note.
We can’t wait to see you

Virtual Family Creativity Challenge

Grab the kids and get ready for bonding and laughter as you conquer creativity challenges around your home together!
About this Event
Grab the kiddos, your partner, and get ready for 45-minutes of fun, laughter, and family bonding.

As a family, you will be given several timed creativity challenges that encourage you to work together and think outside of the box.

Think fort making, but with lots of twists designed to get you and your child thinking.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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This event is free to HER Circle members.

Non-members are welcome to join for just $10, please purchase your ticket via Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link to your inbox.

Members do not need to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite and can access the zoom link via the Monday member email or the private Facebook group.

Not a member of HER Circle yet? What are you waiting for? We’d love to have you!

Our fun, supportive community of women is the perfect way to build your circle of mom friends, take time for yourself, and gain access to the expert information you care about most. Many of our events are virtual and provide you with a place to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

*HER Circle Enrollment is currently closed*

Join the waitlist and be the first to know when we’ve re-opened the doors to new members!

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.

Virtual MNO: Paint Night

Members!
Join us online as we paint a beautiful pink landscape while catching up with our mom friends!
We will be following an Emily Mackey tutorial. She uses acrylic paint and a canvas, but you can also use any of your kiddos paints and thicker art paper you may have handy.
You will need white, yellow, blue, and two shades of red and a paintbrush or two.
We are coming at this with a very laidback vibe, so if you have different colors and materials, you can improvise and still have a lot of fun with your art creation!
This MNO is for HER Circle members only!

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.

Morning Coffee Chat

MEMBERS!
It’s time for another morning coffee chat, where we can spend 30-minutes checking in and supporting one another with whatever it is life has thrown your way at the moment.
Grab your coffee, tea, or smoothie, put your work meetings on hold or the kiddos in front of a cartoon, and take 30 minutes to join us online and start the week off on a positive note.
We can’t wait to see you 

Virtual Holiday Party

Members: We hope you can join us for a festive virtual holiday party!
Wear your favorite ugly holiday sweater and snag some festive decorations for your backdrop (we just may have prizes for the ugliest sweater and most festive surroundings) and join us for a fun evening of games and laughter.
To participate in the White Elephant Gift Exchange, please bring a wrapped gift (approximately $20 value).
Note: Ugly Sweater and participation in the gift exchange are not required! Please join us for the fun!

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.