Fridays, January 16, February 20, March 27 10:00-10:30 and 11:00-11:30am Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Hullabaloo is a farm-fresh, free-range, organic kid-folk in a genre filled with musical Twinkes and Ding-Dongs. Don't get us wrong (and please don't sue us, Hostess Foods Inc.), Twinkies and Ding-Dongs are great in small doses. But, after a while, you need something with a little more substance. No registration required. Suggested donation of $3/Parent Connection members, $5/family for nonmembers.
Basic Training for Dads-to-Be: The Third Trimester
Date: January 17, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 9:30-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC and
Saturday, March 14, 9:30-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
We're looking for a few good dads-to-be! With a baby on the way, your life is about to change profoundly. Our basic training class allows expectant dads the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from experienced dads who have been through it all. Learn about what to expect in the last trimester of pregnancy, at the birth, during the first few weeks at home and more. Our expert dads, accompanied by their infants, will provide practical tips on diapering, feeding and soothing a newborn. This class provides an experience you can't get from reading a book or attending a childbirth class. Call 858-380-4636, go to www.newdadsclass.com or email email@example.com for information and registration. The cost is $40/class.
Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive and educational environment. Through our age-specific curriculum, we use soccer to nurture, build self-confidence and develop teamwork. Low child-to-coach ratios and positive reinforcement ensure that each child improves at his or her own pace while having a blast!
Del Sur Elementary - Sunday, January 18
Grossmont High School - Saturday, January 31
Laguna Riviera Park (Carlsbad) - Saturday, January 31
Tuesday, January 20, February 17 or March 17, 11:00am-12:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Introductory Class for First Timers
Is your baby happy on his tummy, or is he one of the majority who fusses, screams and cries when placed down? This class provides more than an hour of FUN learning about the importance of tummy time is a happy time. This class is for babies 0 to 6-7 months and up to two caregivers.
The cost is $35/class for members (use code PC2014), $45 for nonmembers. Register at moveplaygrow.com
Thursdays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb 5 & 12, OR Mondays, Mar. 9, 16, 23 & 30 6:30-9:00pm Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical course that teaches effective parenting skills in a supportive, loving and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Learn the four principles of why children misbehave and how to nurture self-sufficient, responsible and self-confident children by using techniques that build mutual respect, create positive motivational messages, prevent sibling rivalry and minimize power struggles. This course if taught by a supportive and experienced instructor, Jackie Hartman.
The cost is $200/member family, $395/nonmember family. Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which are $30.
Sunday, January 25, 2:30pm-5:00pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
This popular 2 1/2-hour seminar presents accurate information for mothers and daughters (9-11 years old) about the normal physical and emotional changes that preteens experience during puberty. The cost is $60/mother & daughter pair and includes a "Growing Up" bag for the girls. Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required. For more information go to www.HealthyChats.com
Monday, January 26, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conference Room.
Learn how to manage meals, routines, sleep and more in this exciting workshop for busy working moms with young children. Gentle Sleep coach, Jen Varela, Working Mom Support, coach Elaine McGhee and personal chef, Michelle Koenig will share strategies for more peaceful nights and easier days for the family. They will discuss tips for effective sleep training, healthy meal planning and how to balance it all using smart time management tools. You will leave this workshop feeling recharged and ready to take on life! Registration is required. Register here.
Tuesdays, January 27, Feb. 3 & 10, 6:30-9pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Learn creative, fun and innovative ways to deal with the challenges of raising a spirited child using techniques from Mary Sheedy Kurcinka's Raising Your Spirited Child and the successful parenting program Redirecting Children's Behavior. The cost for Parent Connection members is $295/couples, $350/couple for nonmembers. To register, call Jackie Hartman at 760-533-5256.
Families of children entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2015 are invited to come see the classroom and take a quick tour of City Tree Christian School. Talk with City Tree staff and learn more about their exceptional academic & extracurricular programs for Kindergarten. Children are most welcome. City Tree hopes to see you there! For more information or questions please contact City Tree at 619-232-3794 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, February 8, 1:30-4:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
This class is for new and expecting parents who have dogs. The class is taught by a certified pet dog trainer. Please do not bring your dogs to the class. The cost is $40/couple. Call 858-344-0475 to register.
Tuesday, February 10, 1:15-2:00pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Join a Scripps women's health physical therapist to learn how you can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles during the postpartum period. Easy exercises will be demonstrated to help you improve your muscle strength and function. Attend the class and stay for the Breastfeeding Support Group immediately following. Call 800-727-4777 to register. This event is free but registration is required.
Sunday, February 15, 1-4pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Join wellness coach Tami Spence and Kundalini Yoga teacher Aerial Anger for a 3-hour experience. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket. There is a $10 minimum donation per session (50% of proceeds will be donated to water.org).
This class will incorporate movement, breath work and breakout sessions centered on empowering you to live your greatness. You'll earn a meditation to make you prosperous in all aspects of your life and simple techniques to turn hazy ideas into focused intentions. You'll walk away with essential tools to make your desires a reality.
Parent's Guide to Wills, Trusts, & Saving For College
Date: February 16, 2015
Monday, February 16, 7-9pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
What would happen to your children if something happened to you? Achieve peace of mind by ensuring that your child(ren) would be raised by the person you choose and that your child(ren) would not inherit everything at age 18, but at the ages and stages you want them to inherit. Stacy DenHerder, An Estate Planning Attorney, and Anthony Saffer, Financial Planner, will discuss how to avoid probate, how to be prepared to cover the issues of incapacity, and how to secure your financial future as well as your child's college education. You'll have the opportunity to learn about 529 plans, education and Roth IRAs, UTMA accounts and alternative investments. This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.
Have you been hearing about essential oils lately? It seems like almost everyone is talking about them!
Come join us as Carol Yeh-Garner teaches a workshop on how to incorporate essential oils into your life. She'll be sharing about how you can replace almost everything in your medicine cabinet with safe, all-natural alternatives.
Saturday, February 21, 9:30am-Noon, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
During the first year, there is so much to learn while juggling work and personal responsibilities. This parenting class is offered as a sequel to the Basic Training for Dads-to-Be class and addresses the issues most relevant to fathers who have newborns to 1-year olds. For more information or to register, call 858-380-4636 or log on to newdadsclass.com. Space is limited. The cost is $40.
Thursday, February 26, 6:30-8pm, Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, 5th Floor Conf. Room
Ways to reduce power struggles.
Handling power struggles can be one of the most difficult aspects of parenting. Our speaker, Jackie Hartman, will discuss how to effectively handle power struggles and what to do to lessen them in the future by recognizing them and disengaging. You and your child will feel better and the entire family will be happier for it. This event is free for Parent Connection member, $10 for nonmembers.
Take part in a Look/Explore tour and let our Gallery Educators lead them and their family in lively conversation about the exhibition Laugh-in: Art, Comedy, Performance. Following your gallery exploration, there will be an improv workshop and where families will learn how to create absurd animated GIFs together.
The Museum offers public tours free with admission at the La Jolla location at 2 PM on Sundays, and at the Downtown location at 2 PM on Saturdays. Tours are also held at 5:30 PM on the Third Thursday of the month at both locations.
At both MCASD locations we also offer free admission for all visitors ages 25 and under thanks to an initiative with the Qualcomm Foundation.
MCASD La Jolla 700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291 (858) 454-3541
MCASD Downtown 1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101 (858) 454-3541
Grandparents are a link between generations. This class will provide information to help parents transition to grandparents. Topics include: Sleep safety, car seat safety and communication suggestions. Taught by a Scripps Perinatal Educator. $30 per couple. To register, call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).
Southern California's spring season kicks off with the return of 50 acres of colorful flower overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature's wonders - a field of dreams, a field of color. Come and enjoy tractor driven wagons rides, and navigate through the pathways of the sweet pea maze; smell the fragrance of the blossoms designed to amuse and entertain you.
Open March 1st thru Mother's Day.
Admission: $12; Children 3-10 $6
Hours: 9:00am-6:00pm Daily
Directions: Take Interstate 5 and exit on Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad (look for the Windmill). Go east approximately one block to the first intersection, which is Paseo Del Norte, and turn left. Make the next right into the parking lot.
Based on the childrens book by Mo Willems, this family friendly musical follows Trixie, her father, and her favorite stuffed bunny on an exciting adventure to the laundromat. All is fun until 2 year old Trixie realizes she has left her Knuffle Bunny there. She tries everything to make her father understand the problem, but he just doesnt speak "toddler". Filled with fun music and lively action this show will definitely brighten your day.
Sunday, March 15, 1-4pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
Join wellness coach Tami Spence and Kundalini Yoga teacher Aerial Anger for a 3-hour experience. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and blanket. There is a $10 minimum donations per session (50% of proceeds will be donated to water.org).
This class will incorporate movement, breath work and breakout sessions focused on detoxification. It's time for a little spring cleaning as we clear the clutter that no longer serves us in order to make more room for the things we really want in our lives. You'll learn some simple techniques, easy detox foods and everyday lifestyle practices that will clear up your body, mind and spirit. You'll walk away with an understanding of how to incorporate easy detox practices into your daily life and a little extra spring in your step as a result.
Monday, March 16, 7-8:30pm, Scripps Mende Well Being-UTC
In the midst of our frustration over diaper changes or accidents, it's easy to forget that all children will eventually learn to use the potty. Make this transition stress-free for you and your children by learning the ins and outs of potty training from an expert, Nonie Levi, MFT. You'll learn how to tell when a child is ready, how to encourage your child to use the potty and even when to call it quits for a while until your child is truly ready to get down and potty. This event is free for Parent Connection members, $10 for nonmembers.
South Park is a neighborhood nestled between North Park and Golden Hill, just east of Balboa Park and northeast of Downtown San Diego. Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled evening festival to introduce you to South Park's unique and independent boutiques, cares and stores.
This workshop is designed to help families prepare their children age 9 and over, to be responsible and care for themselves safely. It's difficult to tell when a child is ready to stay home alone for short periods. Topics include: recognizing an emergency, fire safety and walking home safely.
Cost: $55. Registration is required; call 858-344-0475.
Join a Scripps Women's health physical therapist to learn how you can stregthen your pelvic floor muscles during the postpartum period. Easy exercises will be demonstrated to help you improve your muscle strength and function. Attend the class and stay for the Breastfeeding Support Group immediately following. Free. Registration is required. Call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777).
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the new Waterfront Park in San Diego
Free family festival at the new Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego celebrating Mother's Day and International Day of the Midwife. This event will feature live entertainment, kids’ zone, musical interaction, art, bounce houses, pampering station for Moms, informational presentations, food and unique vendors for families of all types. Event produced by the The Midwives Coalition of Greater San Diego www.CallAMidwifeSD.org to raise awareness of the benefits of birthing with a midwife in San Diego.
South Park is a neighborhood nestled between North Park and Golden Hill, just east of Balboa Park and northeast of San Diego. Walkabout is a quarterly fun-filled festival to introduce you to South Park's unique and independent boutiques, cafes and stores.