Celebration: Final Meeting of the Year

Join us on Thursday, May 19 from 9:30-11 at Grace for our final meeting of the 2015-2016 year.

We will come together to connect + replenish as we wrap up our theme of finding the *Sweet Spot* in ourselves, our lives and our relationships as parents and partners. We will revisit the distances we’ve traveled on the topic over the past nine months. We will celebrate the successes we’ve had, share our challenges and set the stage to launch into a fun-filled PNW summer. 1

Tell us what you think! Over the summer the Steering Committee will be planning for our 2016-2017 program. To help us find the *sweet spot* in designing a theme and talks that will serve you best, we need your feedback. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts – we want to know what you most appreciated and what you’d like to change as we move forward. Do you have ideas for a theme? A book for a book group? A new way of doing things? What worked well for you? What needs some attention and improvement? We want to hear from everyone.  On May 19 we will have paper surveys available for those able to attend the meeting to complete – or you can choose to give your two (or three, or four) cents via the online survey. You choose. You can find the survey here.

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Looking for a few good ladies! We are also still looking for a few brave souls to join the steering committee. Specifically, we are looking for a couple of people to coordinate child care and a couple of folks to handle the hospitality details. Both positions will have support from previous steering committee members in transitioning into their roles and (throughout the year). Please let us know if you might be interested in contributing your time, energy and talents to our group in this way. We meet a few times over the summer (childcare provided!) and the first three meeting dates are: June 9, 16 and 23. Other meeting dates are determined as needed.

Mom’s Night Out! We are planning a MNO for June 2 time and location TBD – stay tuned!

Join us this week!

We will meet this week on Thursday, May 5, at Grace from 9:30-11:00. Everyone welcome. Join us whether this is your first meeting or your five hundredth – as we dig back into part II of our discussion on overcoming some of the barriers to finding the sweet spot in parenting.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are still on the hunt for a few good ladies to volunteer to be part of our steering committee moving into our planning for the 2016-2017 school year. We are especially in need of finding co-chairs for both our childcare and hospitality positions. If you’d like to learn more about these positions, and how you might volunteer please let Bev, Annie or any member of our steering committee know. Thank you!

Dig in! Finding the *Sweet Spot* in Parenting

Join us for our next meeting this Thursday, April 21 from 9:30-11 at Grace

We’ve had a burst of weather this week that suggests we’ve leapfrogged right over spring – an easy reminder that the long summer holiday is just around the corner. For many of us this means an abrupt change in our schedules and routines and a certain ‘adjustment’ period for grown-ups and children alike. For some this means we will face the longer days with increased challenges, some pretty deep frustration, hair-pulling (our own, and possibly others), and certainly a unique summer-vacation brand of exhaustion as we try to find our balance negotiating the big energies our littles (and not-s0-littles) walk around the world with. This week we are digging into what it means to find the *sweet spot* in parenting – that place where as a parent you find space to do more than just survive the challenges you come up against. Finding the *sweet spot* offers the transformative possibility of deep fulfillment, moments of joy + delight and even a little bit soul-soothing peace right in the thick of it all. Now, if it just didn’t feel like trying to find Narnia…

We hope that you are able to take time out of your busy week to connect + replenish. The coffee is hot, the folks are pretty funny and we promise you’ll walk away feeling a bit more whole than an hour cruising facebook will leave you…

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Giving Opportunity: Diapers Needed

We have been invited to participate in a diaper drive sponsored by Grace Church called “No Child Wet Behind.” All donations will benefit Fishline. Please drop off donations at Grace or Fishline in Poulsbo on Viking Way. Right now there are no size 3 or 4. Spread the word. Let’s fill the shelves! If there are donations in excess of what Fishline can use, they will likely be shared with Helpline on Bainbridge.

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