SECOND TIME MOMS GROUPS

Eight-week series for mothers of two

Did you and your family recently welcome your second child? Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with other second time parents while bonding with your new little one?

Second Time Mom groups are a wonderful way to connect with other parents of two and have protected weekly time for self-care and bonding with your newborn. This group is a supportive environment for parents to connect and share openly about the challenges and rewards of transitioning to a bigger family.

Facilitated by Rebecca Walsh, founder/director of Early Childhood Matters and mother of three, each session includes weekly readings and related discussions on a range of topics, including:

  • Self-care for second-time parents

  • Bonding with your new baby as a seasoned parent

  • Supporting your older child in the transition to becoming a big brother/sister

  • Setting the stage for positive sibling dynamics between your children

  • Marriage/Partnerships after babies

 

UPCOMING SERIES DATES:

  • Wednesdays, Oct 24-Dec 19 (skip 11/21), 12:30pm-2pm (will be held each week at Main Street Mama's Open Nest: Stonestown Mall (2nd Floor/Next to Nordstroms) 3251 20th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132.
    SESSION FULL

  • Wednesdays, Jan 9-Feb 20, 10-11:30am (home-based group) - 7-week group
    REGISTER HERE

  • Wednesdays, March 6-April 17 session (8-wk session), the final (8th) meeting will be voted on by the group and is TBD.
    REGISTER HERE

If you are interested in a group starting later in the New Year, please email kellam@earlychildhoodmatters.org to be put on our notifications list.

Also, check out our Introducing the Sibling class here.

“This was such a great group! Highly recommended for anyone looking for support through the challenges of becoming a second time mom - the ideas, information and friendships have been invaluable and I feel like I’m a better parent for the experience.”
— -Erica, 2015

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How often does the Second Time Moms group meet? How long are the meetings?

Each Second Time Moms group meets once weekly for eight consecutive weeks. The weekly meetings are 90 minutes long.

Can I bring my baby with me?

YES! This group is intended for parents and their new babies. Weekly meetings include special parent/baby bonding activities and rituals that promote healthy attachment and brain development in your new little one.

How old should my baby be when I join?

Typically, babies are between two weeks and three months old at the start of a Second Time Moms series. However, there is some room for flexibility. If you are wondering which upcoming group will be the best fit for you, please contact us.

Can I bring my older child with me?

We ask that parents find alternate childcare for older siblings during the group. This series is a special time for second-time parents to openly connect with one another in a supportive environment, while also having protected time to bond one-on-one with their new baby.

Where do the groups take place?

Members of the Second Time Moms group take turns hosting meetings in their home. Each parent is asked to host one session of the series, although no one is required to do so. Participants will sign up for hosting electronically and receive the schedule prior to the first session. Does not apply to afternoon group starting 10/24.

Do I have to host a meeting at my home?

No, you do not need to host a meeting if you would prefer not to, provided that other group members are willing to host more than once. Does not apply to afternoon group starting 10/24.

How much does the series cost? How do I register?

The cost for the eight week series is $280. The seven week series is $245. See above for registration information.

Do you offer tuition assistance?

Yes! We are happy to offer sliding scale tuition for our courses on an as-needed basis. Please contact kellam@earlychildhoodmatters.org for more information.