Book Club – All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Join us for our October Book Club discussion of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior
About this event
Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents?

In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior analyzes the many ways children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today’s mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources—in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology—she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing in later chapters to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood’s deepest vexations—and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.

Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture’s most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today—and tomorrow.

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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 conversation.

This event is free and open to the public. Non-Members please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting link.

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HER Circle members remember to support a small business and snag your book from Read With Me Raleigh and use your HER Circle member discount!

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

Our fun, supportive community 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. We have a variety of in-person and virtual events to provide you opportunities to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

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

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about HER Circle and how to join our Waitlist!

Conversation Circle: The Cure for Burnout

Join us for a discussion of Emily and Amelia Nagoski TED Talk: The Cure for Burnout (hint: it isn’t self-care)
About this event
Our conversation circle is like a book club, but without requiring any prep work! We will watch a short video together and then discuss. Perfect for the mom looking for an intellectual conversation, but not feeling like committing to reading a whole book by a certain date! 😉

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You may be experiencing burnout and not even know it, say authors (and sisters) Emily and Amelia Nagoski. In an introspective and deeply relatable conversation, they detail three telltale signs that stress is getting the best of you — and share actionable ways to feel safe in your own body when you’re burning out. (This conversation, hosted by TED curator Cloe Shasha Brooks, is part of TED’s “How to Deal with Difficult Feelings” series.)

Join us as we watch Emily and Amelia Nagoski’s 20 minute TED Talk on The Cure for Burnout and then discuss!

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This event is free and open to any mom that would like to join the conversation. Non-HER Circle Members, please RSVP in Eventbrite. Members can find the meeting link on the private group page or in the Monday Member Email.

Virtual Happy Hour

Grab your favorite beverage and join your mom friends for some much-deserved fun social time!
About this event
Grab your favorite beverage and join us for some fun social time! Whether you are winding down a long day at the office, or are taking a moment for yourself after wrangling the kids all day long, we all need a moment to pause, check in with our mom friends, and share some good laughs.

Feel free to pop on while you’re cooking dinner or with the kiddos causing mayhem in the background!

All are welcome and we promise, you’ll never be judged here. This is a moment for YOU to laugh, commiserate, and feel supported by your mom friends!

Mom’s Happy Hour is an open virtual event for moms with any aged child! We hope you can join us online between 5:30 and 6:30pm for some laughter and support from fellow moms.

Hop on the call at any point and leave whenever you need! This is a casual gathering of moms, coming together and supporting one another when they are able.

This event is free and open to the public.

Note: We do request all moms on the call join with video and microphone.

* Non-Members please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link.

Virtual Mom’s Lunch-IN

Grab your lunch and join your mom friends for some fun social time!
About this event
Grab your lunch and join us for some fun social time! Whether you are joining from the office or are listening in as the kids eat their grilled cheese at the table with you, this is a moment for YOU to laugh, commiserate, and feel supported by your mom friends!

Mom’s Lunch-In is an open virtual event for moms with any aged child! We hope you can join us online between 11:45am and 1pm for some laughter and support from fellow moms.

Hop on the call at any point and leave whenever you need! This is a casual gathering of moms, coming together and supporting one another when they are able.

This event is free and open to the public.

*Note: We do request all moms on the call join with video and microphone.’

**Members do not need to RSVP in Eventbrite. You can access the links in your Monday Member Email or Private Facebook group!

Virtual Mom’s Happy Hour

Grab your favorite beverage and join your mom friends for some much-deserved fun social time!
About this event
Grab your favorite beverage and join us for some fun social time! Whether you are winding down a long day at the office, or are taking a moment for yourself after wrangling the kids all day long, we all need a moment to pause, check in with our mom friends, and share some good laughs.

Feel free to pop on while you’re cooking dinner or with the kiddos causing mayhem in the background!

All are welcome and we promise, you’ll never be judged here. This is a moment for YOU to laugh, commiserate, and feel supported by your mom friends!

Mom’s Happy Hour is an open virtual event for moms with any aged child! We hope you can join us online between 5:30 and 6:30pm for some laughter and support from fellow moms.

Hop on the call at any point and leave whenever you need! This is a casual gathering of moms, coming together and supporting one another when they are able.

This event is free and open to the public.

Note: We do request all moms on the call join with video and microphone.

* Non-Members please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting room link.

Book Club: Daring Greatly

Join us for our September Book Club discussion of Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
About this event
Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.”

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

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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 conversation.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP in Eventbrite to receive the meeting link.

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HER Circle members remember to support a small business and snag your book from Read With Me Raleigh and use your HER Circle member discount!

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

Our fun, supportive community 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. We have a variety of in-person and virtual events to provide you opportunities to connect with like-minded women, build authentic friendships, and connect with trusted experts to get your most pressing questions answered!

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

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about HER Circle and how to join our Waitlist!

Wellness Minutes w/ Women’s Health Coach, Julie Keta

Julie is a Certified Women’s Health Coach with a passion for guiding Moms to flourish into their best selves. Julie’s coaching role includes helping moms uncover their strengths, ideas, resources, and the skills they bring to their health journey, while also becoming more aware of any challenges, weaknesses, or fears that may be holding them back from creating change. Ultimately, the collaborative coaching relationship is grounded in helping the Mom navigate the trickiness of lifestyle shifts in order to allow them to flourish into a life aligned with their vision for their unique health.

Virtual Breathwork Class w/ Jackie Bilancia

A breathwork class is approximately 45-55 minutes long, separated into three parts. This will be done over zoom 🙂

The first part includes a short five-ten minute introduction explaining how to do the active breathing technique. Jackie will demonstrate how to do the Belly, Chest, Exhale breathing and ask you to complete it before we get started. During this time, we will also set an intention for the class.

The second part consists of the active breathing portion. This lasts about 23-28 minutes. It is accompanied by positive, upbeat music played at a loud volume. I will be talking a little bit during the music and we will test to make sure you can hear the music and my voice at the same time. During this time, we will also do a primal scream. This will help us release any stagnant energy and release!

In the third part, the active breathing technique stops and our breathing returns to normal. Softer music is played and this time is used to process the healing that just occurred.

These are some of the contraindications for breathwork. If you have any of the following, please reach out to your primary doctor before our session.

pregnancy
Cardiovascular disease
Angina
Heart attack
High blood pressure
Glaucoma
Retinal detachment
Osteoporosis
Recent injury or surgery
Any conditions for which you take regular medications
History of panic attacks, psychosis
Severe mental illnesses
Seizure disorders
Family history of aneurism
Coronavirus or flu-like symptoms

Jackie Bilancia is an occupational therapist, entrepreneur and breathwork facilitator. Jackie will be there during your session to guide you but what’s amazing about breathwork is that your body and breath does all the healing. Breathwork can assist with decreasing stress, anxiety, depression and increase your ability to tune into your higher self and gain clarity. The breathwork session will consist of 30-40 minutes of active breathing and approximately 10 minutes of resting breathing, all paired with a playlist designed for your group. Jackie will introduce and demonstrate the three part breathing technique used and she will be there with you every step of the way.

Virtual Mom’s Lunch-IN

Non-Members RSVP here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/…/moms-lunch-in-tickets…
Grab your lunch and join us for some fun social time! Whether you are joining from the office or are listening in as the kids eat their grilled cheese at the table with you, this is a moment for YOU to laugh, commiserate, and feel supported by your mom friends!
Mom’s Lunch-In is an open virtual event for moms with any aged child! We hope you can join us online between 11:45am and 1pm for some laughter and support from fellow moms.
Hop on the call at any point and leave whenever you need! This is a casual gathering of moms, coming together and supporting one another when they are able.

This event is free and open to the public. https://www.eventbrite.com/…/moms-lunch-in-tickets…
Note: We do request all moms on the call join with video and microphone.