Class Descriptions

This free gathering offers space where women can share and explore concepts, philosophies, and techniques surrounding labor, birth and new babies.  We will discuss physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual aspects of birthing.  No set topic will be picked, this is a time to talk about what is of interest to you and build a community of women around you.  This group focuses on your desire for an unmedicated birth.

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Join us along with Strong Start Healthy Start for our FREE mother-led breastfeeding support group held twice monthly. Share your experiences and learn from other mothers in a welcoming and supportive community setting. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers will enjoy fellowship, sisterhood and breastfeeding support. Mothers are encouraged to bring their babies, older children, and their supportive partners. FREE SNACKS PROVIDED & DOOR PRIZES!

This group is for caregivers with belnded families. Whether you are a step parent, a foster parent, adoptive parent, grandparent, or solo parent, you are welcome to join us. Topics may include co-parenting, communicating with family members, changing routines, finances, laws and the judicial system, self-care, and coping with change.

 

This is a men's support group -- it is a place where you can come, meet other fathers, and discuss various experiences we have as fathers.  Fathers, father-like figures, father-to-be, uncles, grandfathers, and more are welcome! Bring a friend!

We meet at various pubs around Lansing on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Please email jim.greiter@gmail.com OR join the facebook group to get location information.

 

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"The wound is the place where the light enters you" -Rumi. 

Cesarean mamas, find support in healing after cesarean birth and meet other cesarean parents who have shared experiences. Learn about topics including preparing for cesarean birth, seeking vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), breastfeeding after cesarean, accepting different birth outcomes than anticipated, and more.

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This group is designed for parents and their crawlers (approximately ages 6-12 months). Come talk about the unique changes that occur at this age such as baby proofing the home and introducing solids.

This group currently meets at Willow Tree on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 10am. This calendar entry/description will only show the 2nd Monday schedule. Please note that the 2nd/4th Mondays are all the same group!

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This group is designed for parents and their crawlers (approximately ages 6-12 months). Come talk about the unique changes that occur at this age such as baby proofing the home and introducing solids.

This group currently meets at Willow Tree on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 10am. This calendar entry/description will only show the 2nd Monday schedule. Please note that the 2nd/4th Mondays are all the same group!

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This group is for families of children with disabilities looking for support in their community. 

 
This group is run in cooperation with Early-On, Ingham County, and it meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM and the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM.
 
It is co-facilitaed by:
 

This group is for families of children with disabilities looking for support in their community. 

 
This group is run in cooperation with Early-On, Ingham County, and it meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM and the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM.
 
It is co-facilitaed by:
 

Regardless of where we come from, in this free-flowing play group, we will take a few moments to enjoy, laugh, talk, and share the joys and pains of motherhood while our children play. Older children are also welcome to come and finish homework, enjoy an after school snack, and relax.

 

Breastfeeding support offered by Le Leche League leaders.  This group meets at The Willow Tree Family Center.

Please visit our FACEBOOK PAGE!

Did you know that babywearing strengthens the bond between care giver and baby, aides in physical and emotional development, and decreases the risk of SIDs and flat-head syndrome as while promoting respitory and gastrointestinal health?

Come learn from other moms about their experiences babywearing. Learn babywearing safety tips, how to use different carriers, and try carriers in our lending and learning libraries. Join in the conversation on our FACEBOOK GROUP.

This group meets twice a month:

Did you know that babywearing strengthens the bond between care giver and baby, aides in physical and emotional development, and decreases the risk of SIDs and flat-head syndrome as while promoting respitory and gastrointestinal health?

Instructor/Organizer: Mitzi Montague-Bauer

This group currently meets at Willow Tree on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 1-3pm. This calendar entry/description will only show the 3rd Friday schedule. Please note that the 1st/3rd Fridays are all the same group!

Group Leader: Mitzi Phone: 517-243-0165

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Instructor/Organizer: Mitzi Montague-Bauer

This group currently meets at Willow Tree on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 1-3pm. This calendar entry/description will only show the 1st Friday schedule. Please note that the 1st/3rd Fridays are all the same group!

Group Leader: Mitzi Phone: 517-243-0165

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This group is to help and support each other in all things parenting our toddlers. 

Topics include:  Potty Training, Breastfeeding your toddler (weaning etc), gentle parenting, tantrums, preschool, activities to do, etc. 

Dad's are welcome too!

Please join our FACEBOOK GROUP to engage in conversation with other parents of toddlers.

This group if for caregivers with multiple birth order children (twins, triplets, etc). Moms, dads, grandparents all are caregivers are welcome to come let the kids play and join in supportive conversation. Raising multiples comes with many unique experiences and many unique challenges. We are here to support and help each other on this amazing journey. 

This group meets the third Friday of each month from 10 AM -  noon.
 

This is a mom's group for mom's with newborns through age 3.  Anyone is welcome!  Babes are always welcome to attend.

This group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the Dansville Library following the Baby Story Time! Join us for a Story Time at 11 AM geared specifically toward your baby! Reading from birth sets the foundation for literacy skills later in life! The Rural Moms group will begin immediately following the story time around noon.

This is a mom's group for mom's with newborns through age 3.  Anyone is welcome!  Babes are always welcome to attend.

This group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the Dansville Library following the Baby Story Time! Join us for a Story Time at 11 AM geared specifically toward your baby! Reading from birth sets the foundation for literacy skills later in life! The Rural Moms group will begin immediately following the story time around noon.

Shades of Motherhood: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Support - This is a support Group led by a certified Social Worker for mothers with newborns.  This group is designed to support moms who are facing postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, or baby blues. Topics very based on the needs of the group and focus on adjusting to changing expectations and adjusting to motherhood.

 

The group meets on Thursday afternoons at 1:00PM.  This group is free of charge, available on the drop in basis, and lead by a licensed clinical social worker.

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This group was formed to discuss the issues/questions specific to students that are balancing school with motherhood. We will meet the 3rd Thrs of the month 5-6:30 at Willow Tree Family Center.
 
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Welcome to Willow Tree Fathers, a group for dads-to-be, young dads, new dads, and dads of experience who share that special responsibility called Fatherhood. Children are welcome to attend!

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