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You must be a resident of Boston with limits of I-495.

Welcome to GardenMoms - one of Boston's best parenting resources!

In 2002, an owner of the Garden of Eden restaurant in Boston’s South End noticed several regular customers who were either very pregnant or had brand-new babies. Although we (the soon-to-be GardenMoms) didn’t know each other, the Garden proprietors threw a brunch for us — and we’ve been hanging out together ever since.

We were sad to see the Garden of Eden close in 2008, but feel fortunate that the mom-to-mom connections we first made at that brunch are still going strong - and growing by the day. Our group has grown from seven moms to well over 14,000, and now includes members from almost every Boston neighborhood, as well many parents who live outside the city. New GardenMoms (and, of course, new GardenBabies and a few GardenDads) are constantly joining our ranks.

Since its inception in 2002, GardenMoms has become an important resource and support network for countless parents, both new and experienced. We are fortunate to have a terrific, dedicated group of members who share their advice, humor, warmth, and support. Welcome to our group!

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NOTE: If you're a current member but can't remember your Big Tent password, go to the login page on Big Tent (https://www.bigtent.com/log_in). Directly below the big orange sign-in button, there is a link to reset your password.

Questions? Email us at gardenmomsmoderators@googlegroups.com. We'll answer you as quickly as we can - but please remember that our moderators are all busy working moms (with several kids each!) who are working on a completely volunteer basis - so please be patient!

Upcoming Events

PJ Library Drop In Play Group Friday's JCC Newton 0-18months FREE

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 9:15–10:45 am EST

Do you have a new baby or toddler and are you looking for an opportunity to meet others and build a community? If so, join in a fun weekly playtime. Meet other families over stories, songs, activities and plenty of free play. For children under 18 months, with adult.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton
Cost: Free
For more information about this or about other classes, contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

Baby Cafe: A free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers at South End Community Health Center

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 10 am – noon EST

Baby Cafe is a place to find support from specifically-trained staff and to Share experiences with other moms. No appointment is needed. Refreshments, comfortable seating, and open forum discussion. Welcome to all!

Workshop: Maternity Leave Basics

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 1–3 pm EST

If you are pregnant and planning your professional maternity leave, do you know what your options are? What are your rights? Included is a basic understanding of FMLA, MA state law, and ways to begin discussing your leave with your employer.
Coming in March: “Returning to Work”

Featured speakers are all working moms! Two are attorneys specializing in employment law, and another is a high level marketing executive who negotiated not only 2 maternity leaves, but promotions during each one!

RSVP necessary: http://www.amomisborn.com/maternityleave.html

And make a note tollow up with the March workshop, "Returning to Work."

Baby and Breastfeeding Drop in

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm EST

Facilitated by an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Baby guru, the FREE weekly Baby and Breastfeeding Support group is a drop in that offers friendly and stress free support for you and your new baby. This casual group offers the ability to freely ask questions about infant feeding, soothing, sleeping patterns, and more. A great place to meet other mothers in similar circumstances, to learn from each other and to feel supported.

New Moms Group-Meets Weekly- Free

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 1–2:30 pm EST

Are you a new mom? Do you want to meet other new moms, have a place to talk about the joys and challenges of motherhood and ask questions?

Come join the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Chestnut Hill New Mom's Group.

All Mom's with babies 0-12 months are welcome.

This group is sponsored by the BIDMC OB/GYN Department and is FREE of charge regardless of where you delivered. Please call or email to register: 617-667-2229; csweeney@bidmc.harvard.edu ; www.bidmc.org/parentconnection