IMG_0137 Our annual Mom & Baby Wellness Sampler was held last Friday, Nov. 20th.  By all accounts, it was a huge success! It was a day of support, comraderie, info and resource gathering, lots of laughs, a good dose of community and friendship.

Looking around the beautiful Yoga East studio, home of the 2009 event, I found myself happy and tearful being around all of the new babies and growing tummies.  Though my baby making days are long gone (my own children are now 8 & 7 years now), I look forward to this event each year as the energy and excitement, love and IMG_0131 connection that surrounds first (and even tenth) time parents, fills me to my bones.  It's inspiring.

Even more inspiring is how many resources there are right here on the Seacoast for new and expecting parents!  And how warm and willing these amazing people are in sharing their knowledge and support of moms/parents in our community. See the list of vendors: Download 2009 Vendor List

A special thanks to Stonyfield Farm / Yobaby for being our corporate IMG_0122  sponsor this year!  The babies LOVED the new YoBaby Meals (see photo at left). Another thanks to The New Mother's Resource Guide for donating the goodie bags, and the many other vendors for their generous raffle donations.  It was joy watching moms leave with baby in one arm and loads of free goodies, info and gifts in the other.

A final note of thanks to our beloved Office Manager, Lauren Winterholer (a brand new mom herself!), for all of her hard work in making the 2009 event a huge success.

Plans for the 2010 Mom & Baby Wellness Sampler are already underway!  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 10-2pm IMG_0127 at The Red Barn in South Berwick, ME.  With a larger, first floor venue, and ample parking, we will be able to accomodate the additional vendors we had to turn down this year due to space constraints.  As well, we'll be able to draw guests from a larger geographic area, while still offering the event as a FREE, fun event for new families.

Should you or someone you know wish to participate as a vendor or resource provider at the November, 2010 event, please send an email with your full contact info to lisa@childlightyoga.com to be added to our contact list.