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Requirement for Membership

Members must be a parent living in the JP area. Most of our members have children under 5 years old, but all JP parents of young children can join

JPMoms is an on-line extension of a face-to-face community of parents in Jamaica Plain and immediately adjacent neighborhoods of Boston. Created in 2003, this grass-roots list was organized by JP mothers who wanted to stay in touch as their babies outgrew the Jamaica Plain New Moms’ Support Group. Although our group was started by mothers, JPMoms is open to parents (mothers, fathers, and guardians) and expectant parents living in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mission Hill.

JPMoms aims to promote an open, accepting, and supportive space for parents to connect with the local parenting community. The on-line community of JPMoms is a resource where local parents and expectant parents ask and answer questions, share concerns, provide support, and exchange information related to parenting. Since the listserv represents a geographic community of parents, member interactions are similar to the way a group of parents would interact at a playground, school open house, or community picnic. All posts are signed with the poster’s first name and child or children’s first initial and approximate age. Members are encouraged to actively participate in discussions, answer questions, and provide information and support to other community members.

The group is not open to individuals who want to join to promote events, services or products, nor is it open to those who wish to use JPMoms for marketing or research. JPMoms is not open to nannies and daycare providers unless said providers are parents of small children and reside in our designated geographic area. We ask child care providers and all local business owners to wear their ‘parent hat’ when participating on JPMoms, not a ’business’ hat.

Upcoming Events

Baby Cafe-Free Breastfeeding Support

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 10 am – noon EST

nurse practitioner/IBCLC run group runs every Friday, 10-12. Snacks, support, sibs/spouses welcome

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

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 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!

Kids Drumming at Spontaneous Celebrations

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 10–11 am EST

Our new drum leader offers fabulous percussion classes and workshops on Saturday mornings at our community center. Ages 1-10. $5 suggested donation.

Little bookworms (at the MSPCA)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10–11 am EST

An animal-themed book is read to toddlers. An animal from the shelter is also brought in to visit. www.mspca.org/storytime. Free; donation appreciated.

Feb 27 Workshop on Goal-setting for Success in Career, Family, Health

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 7–8:30 pm EST

Want to learn more about achieving health and athletic goals?

Want to understand the connection between these goals and career success, life transitions, and happiness in life?

On February 27th M.O.V.E.! sponsors the first of a series of interactive workshops and talks at Pine Manor College.

They’re open to the public.

M.O.V.E.! workshops will cover wide-ranging topics on goal achievement for health and athletics…. key vitamins through the lifepan, essential strength training, deliberate practice for short-term goals, mindfulness strategies for alleviating stress, the latest in regenerative techniques for joints, and more.

Workshop goals are to educate participants and to support Pine Manor students. All proceeds will go towards a Pine Manor scholarship.

The first 1.5 hour workshop will focus on life transitions of all kinds – physical, personal, athletic, or professional – a topic that impacts everyone’s goals.

Whether you’re changing jobs, moving, hoping to change a habit, developing a new fitness routine or adjusting to a new relationship, you know that transitions affect your health. Among other activities, participants will network, define their transitions, take The Transitions Test, and identify a key healthy habit to adopt. The workshop will end with a Q and A.

The workshop, costing $40, will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Pine Manor College’s Ferry Administration Building. The workshop will be led by MOVE! founder and Boston College professor of high performance, Cathy Utzschneider, Ed.D., M.B.A.

To sign up, contact Devanna Kwong at Dkwong@pmc.edu. Checks should be made out to Pine Manor College and mailed to Devanna Kwong, Special Events, Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

M.O.V.E.! (www.movegoals.com) is a goal achievement practice that’s helped individuals and groups achieve health and athletic goals since 1992. Leading future talks and workshops will include, among others, members of M.O.V.E.!’s leadership team: Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Inez Kelleher, Dr. Marwa Ahmed, MD, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Spaulding Sports Medicine Center, Joe Maloy, captain of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team, Marc Mangiacotti, Harvard University sprint and hurdles coach, Alison Foley, Boston College Women’s Soccer Coach, and Joan Buchbinder, long-time nutritionist for the Patriots and the Celtics.

To participate in the workshop, sign up by February 12th. Registrations received after February 12th will cost $60. Registrations will be accepted no later than February 19th.

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JPMoms Mission Statement

6/25/2012 (6 yrs ago)
JPMoms Mission
JPMoms is an on-line extension of a face-to-face community of parents
in Jamaica Plain and immediately adjacent neighborhoods of Boston.
Created in 2003, this grass-roots list was organized by JP mothers who
wanted to stay in touch as their babies outgrew the Jamaica Plain New
Moms' Support... read more »