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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

The Tilt-Down Fence Public Arts Installation in Fields Corner, Dorchester

Sat Sep 3 – Sun Oct 2, 2016 EDT

Come Join Us at The Tilt-Down Fence at Fields Corner in Dorchester for our Opening Event on site!
Our events programming for the day include:
-Free Ice Cream from Chill on Park
-Vietnamese American Civic Association (VACA) Information Session with Q A Resources
-Community Potluck with the Vietnamese Network at Thang Long and Vietnamese Community
-Giant Puppets from the Puppeteer's Cooperative with Leslie MacWeeney from Living Art (11 AM)

In collaboration with architects, RISD BROWN students, 5 weavers, and a total of 12 production volunteers,The Tilt-Down Fence, a public arts project dealing with the topic of immigration, is coming to Fields Corner, Dorchester on Saturday, September 3rd!

BR A CE is the creator of The Big Hammock, The Mattapan Mobile Farm Stand, and now The Tilt-Down Fence.

The Tilt-Down Fence is a public art installation of five series of ladders that transform into picnic tables and activate an underused green space in Fields Corner, Dorchester to bring communities together. The Fence is a metaphor [the economic ladder] that has a purpose - a climbing structure and a framework for adults to gather, support and network towards upward mobility.

This is BR A CE's fourth public art project. The goal of Tilt-Down Fence is to create new conversations about cultural exchange, immigrant communities, and their contributions. The MBTA has provided us with permission to site Tilt-Down Fence by the Fields Corner T Stop on 494-496 Geneva Avenue. The public art installation partners with local organizations such as: Viet-AID (Vietnamese American Initiative for Development), VACA,(Vietnamese American Civic Association) ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development), Chill On Park, Thang Long, The Puppeteer's Cooperative, and The Immigrant Advancement Office to bring various programs and events to the community through the lively art platform of The Tilt-Down Fence.

Events include: information sessions held by local organizations, question and answer resources from the Immigration Advancement Office, free ice cream on Opening Day, a Potluck hosted by Vietnamese Organization Thang Long, puppet shows, children's story-reading, and much more! All events and resource sessions are free to the public, and will happen every Saturday in September. Please see the flyer attached below for a more detailed description of the events.

Please share the news and come join us at the grand opening at 10AM for The Tilt-Down Fence on Saturday, September 3rd at Field's Corner in Dorchester!

BR A CE: Building Research Architecture Community Exchange is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization bringing public art to the community. Tilt-Down Fence could not have reached Dorchester without the support through various grants and donations. The Tilt-Down Fence was granted a total of $11,000 through The Awesome Foundation, The Boston Society of Architects, The Boston Foundation, and Viet AID, and we have currently raised 30% of the $6,660 fundraising campaign we started on Indiegogo. We are still looking for donations to help with our efforts. If you haven't already, please visit our Indiegogo site and support awesome public art! We have 10 days until our opening on September 3rd!

For a sneak preview of what will come to Fields Corner our process story behind The Tilt Down Fence, please take a look at our website below:

http://br-a-ce.org/projects
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1759543107620601/

If you have any questions regarding the Tilt Down Fence, BR A CE, or the event this Saturday, please feel free to call (213)-273-6030 or (617)-669-1109.

HUGE Endometriosis Event!

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 9 am – 3 pm EDT

My Boston Endometriosis support group has organized a huge event at Gillette Stadium, Sunday, Sept 25th at 9am. There will be fertility doctors, expert excision doctors and a whole panel of experts. The New England Premier of the film "Endo What" and a "Warrior Walk" in the stadium. Please come, bring your families. All ticket proceeds go to educating school nurses about endometriosis, a very painful disease. This is also CME certified - up to 3 credits! Follow this link for tickets and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-endometriosis-enigma-unraveling-the-mystery-premiere-of-endo-what-tickets-25982067062

Fall Mama Beasts - Bootcamp Class

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 10–11 am EDT

Join an amazing, supportive group of local moms in this energizing boot-camp class for all fitness levels, where babies & toddlers come along for the ride via stroller! First class is free. Check out full schedule at www.quietbeastsfitness.com

Baby Boot Camp Strollfit Class

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 9:30–10:30 am EDT

Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller-based fitness program creating a FUN & unique mom group for soon to be and current mommies to Bring Your Baby and Get Fit.

Visit https://babybootcamp-brooklinejamaicaplain.frontdeskhq.com to sign up to try your first class for free!

Fall Mama Beasts - Bootcamp Class

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10–11 am EDT

Join an amazing group of local moms for this energizing boot-camp class for all fitness levels, where babies & toddlers come along for the ride via stroller! First class is free. Check out full schedule at www.quietbeastsfitness.com

Mama Beasts is more than a class: it's a community! We host post-work-out play-dates, mom's nights out, group runs and free fitness challenges!

Recent News

JP Moms Group News News

JPMoms Mission Statement

6/25/2012 (4 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 »