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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 2000, 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!

Returning Members: Your username is the email address that you submitted when you registered with Big Tent. (Please note that the moderators do not have access to your personal log-in information or password).

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 GardenMoms.Moderator@gmail.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

Childcare at Flywheel Sports

Thu May 26, 2016, 9:30–11:30 am EDT

Flywheel Sports offers FREE onsite childcare for non-mobile babies (via Sensible Sitters; www.sensiblesitters.com) during the Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am and 10:30am class times.

Simply sign up for childcare here: http://goo.gl/forms/To4H5A9MU1.

You will receive a confirmation email from Amanda (Boston Office Manager) for your child's spot. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Amanda at amanda.ciolino@sensiblesitters.com.

New Moms Support Classes at the Newton JCC this summer!

Thu May 26, 2016, 12–1:30 pm EDT

New Moms Support Classes at the Newton JCC this summer!
There are a few spots left in these amazing classes!

New Arrivals
(0-3m)

Thursdays July 10-August 14 (6 weeks)

10:00-11:30 am

Instructor: Liz Katzman

Getting To Know You
(3-6m)

Thursdays July 10-August 14 (6 weeks)

(3-6m)

12:00-1:30 pm

Instructor: Liz Katzman
The live link to get registered is :

bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting

Or....Please call Joanie Olin at 617-558-6485.

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

Fri May 27, 2016, 9:15–10:45 am EDT

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.
9:15-10:45am

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.

Start with Music: An Intergenerational Music Class

Fri May 27, 2016, 9:30–10:30 am EDT

Join us for a special kind of music-making! This class combines all the elements of a
regular music class, but it is set in a senior living facility, where the residents
participate with us by singing, playing instruments, or simply watching. The class
allows for and encourages interaction between the children and the seniors. With
rhythm instruments, songs, play materials and movement, we create a rich musical
experience for everyone.

Baby and Breastfeeding Drop in

Mon May 30, 2016, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm EDT

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.