(For moms and their pre-crawling infants who have an older sibling)
Similar to the Mindfulness-Based New Moms’ Group, the 2nd-Time Moms’ Groups are a combination of meditation/discussion/support group geared towards mothers of babies up to 6 months of age, who have one or more older children. These groups meet for 8 weeks and provide an opportunity for moms to talk about the joys and challenges of integrating your newborn into your family and balancing the care needs of your children, yourself, and your partner. We will practice mindfulness skills, build community, and discuss topics relevant to Mindful Mothering. Sample topics might include: balancing the needs of two or more children, helping older child in the transition to becoming an older sister/brother, attending to your relationship, and staying “present” in the midst of the chaos. While these groups are only able to accommodate moms with newborns these groups tend to meet in the mornings when older siblings may be in school or with another care provider.