Montclair BABY quote
“I wanted to thank you for organizing the infant massage for this week’s playgroup. It was the first time I have been exposed to this kind of instruction and it was fantastic. Kelli was kind and patient and her instructions were very easy to follow. Her attitude reflects the warmth of the group and worked really well with the group dynamic. It’s not always possible either for financial or practical reasons to attend this kind of workshop and I really feel lucky that we could have it.”
To that end I also wanted to thank you for creating such a welcoming and supportive environment with our group. I hadn’t realized how much I needed a group like this. As a second time mum you come to expect that you should be able to figure things out on your own – or at least that is what I’ve done without a group like this. It’s been a wonderful and much needed change to have the support of other mothers for my life as a mother of two children. Your judicious guidance has not only helped us along, it has helped us to open up, without bringing didactic or imposing ideas.”
“I do hope the group can continue for us and that it is in place for future years.”
“Your Mothering In Awareness series was one of the best things I did for myself as a new mom. It was so comforting to have a safe place to learn, ask questions and share thoughts on the weekly topics like breastfeeding, sleeping (or lack thereof), healing and parenting. It also helped form such a special bond between the new mothers too. Many of us continue to keep in touch two years later. It is hard to believe that our little newborns have grown into walking, talking toddlers. Thank you for providing such a wealth of information and the opportunity to gather and share with such a wonderful group of women and babies. It was a truly special time in my life and helped me gain confidence and clarity in my parenting. Best of luck to Montclair B.A.B.Y. Thank you for bringing these much needed resources together to support expectant mothers and families on their journeys. Many blessings to you!”
“When choosing a home birth for our first baby, we knew that assembling the right support team would be essential to the birth we envisioned. After meeting with Kelli in her home (and enjoying the most spectacular prenatal massage), I knew that her calming, supportive energy was exactly what I needed. She was our first call when active labor began and didn’t hesitate to say, “I’m on my way” when I said I think she should come over. Once she arrived, she was empowering and encouraging and was almost an invisible presence until I needed her. She has a way of knowing when to step back and let mom and dad be together in the process, and when to step in with a few words, a gentle (or in some cases firm pressure!) touch and an endless amount of ice water. Our daughter arrived shortly after the sunrise, surrounded by a room full of amazing women. And in 5 short weeks, we will welcome our second child and are thrilled to have Kelli join us again.”
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