Cloth Diaper Drive Update

Hey! I just wanted to have an update on the cloth diaper drive. Check it out. It’s short and I’m talking really fast.

Like I say in the video: WE NEED MORE DONATIONS! If you’re out and about, here again are the donation locations:

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for every donation!

Warmly,

Veronica

Veronica Jacobsen, BA, CLC, CPST, LCCE, FACCE
Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators

Opening BabyLove in September of 2011 has allowed me to build a space where all families can come to get good information in a caring, welcoming environment. I have found that not only do I love teaching more than ever, but I also really love running a business. Hopefully my passion for every aspect of BabyLove shines through.
I live in Richfield with my husband, and I am a mother of a two great children. When I can steal a few free moments, I love to go on adventures with my family, cook, garden, thrift, can, and craft.

New Class Spotlight | Ready For Birth: Self-Study and Classroom Combo

Joining the two other Ready for Birth class formats is a brand new option: the Ready for Birth: Self-study and Classroom Combo.  This class utilizes the “flipped classroom” approach, so families who register will get a specially designed, exclusive-to-BabyLove series of lessons (including online resources and videos) to work through on their own at home, and then will attend a 3 hour in-class portion to answer questions and practice hands-on skills.

I first learned about this option at the Lamaze International Conference in New Orleans.  I’ve always been a little hesitant when it comes to online options, because one of the things I think parents who choose to forego traditional childbirth classes lose along the way is the ability to ask questions outside of the prenatal visits.  Let’s face it– it’s hard to remember to ask those questions when you’re sitting there, and even harder if your doctor or midwife only spends 5 minutes with you. But I do get that there are very motivated parents who do want to learn more on their own time and spend less time sitting through a lecture in a classroom.

The “Flipped Classroom” allows for families to learn the information at home, on their own time, and then to spend the classroom time asking questions and working on hands-on activities. I’m excited to give families the chance to learn on their own time BUT still get a chance to talk about concerns, do hands-on activities, and bring them together with other families to know that they all face similar concerns.  Parents who sign up will be sent lessons, a workbook, and get access to online content. During the online registration,  they will pick a Saturday afternoon session to attend for the classroom portion of the class.

A few caveats:  This is not for families who won’t commit to doing the work on their own. It’s super important to make sure all of the lessons are fully completed before coming to class so that that the class time isn’t spent going over material that was to be covered at home.  Also, as a “Ready For Birth” class, it does not cover baby care or breastfeeding, and families are STRONGLY encouraged to take these classes as well.

I’m looking forward to offering this class!  Have any questions? Comments?  Leave them below!

Warmly,

Veronica

Veronica Jacobsen, BA, CLC, CPST, LCCE, FACCE
Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators

Opening BabyLove in September of 2011 has allowed me to build a space where all families can come to get good information in a caring, welcoming environment. I have found that not only do I love teaching more than ever, but I also really love running a business. Hopefully my passion for every aspect of BabyLove shines through.
I live in Richfield with my husband, and I am a mother of a two great children. When I can steal a few free moments, I love to go on adventures with my family, cook, garden, thrift, can, and craft.