$55 – $110

Professional Moms Café (8 weekly events)

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7219-106 St.

Edmonton, AB

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Are you a career-minded mom who wants to connect with other professional mothers?

Did you recently finish a mat leave and would like to join a supportive network to deal with any challenges you are facing?

If so, join us for eight weeknight meetings with your baby or child to discuss career- and motherhood-related topics. Refreshments will be provided. Meetings will take place fro 4:30 to 7:00 PM on Monday evenings, starting on February 19. There will be no meeting on April 2 (Easter Monday).

Guests speakers may be invited based on availability.

Week 1
Career topic: what do you do? What's most rewarding about your job? What's the biggest challenge you are facing and how are you dealing with it? What other career topics are of interest to you?
Motherhood topic: tell us about your family life. How many children do you have? What's the most rewarding about having a family? How has motherhood transformed you? What other motherhood topics are of interest to you?

Week 2
Career topic: how would you describe your return from maternity leave? What kind of support did you get? What kind of support do you wish you had? Did you negotiate a part-time return or arrangement?
Motherhood topic: do you think work-life balance is a myth or an achievable goal? Please share your experience.

Week 3
Career topic: workplace dynamics. How would you describe your work environment? Is is more male- or female-dominated? Does your workplace support your physical and mental health?
Motherhood topic: the new routine. What kind of new routine or new habits did you develop to make your post-mat leave life work? Has sleep been a challenge? Has your child adjusted well to you going back to work? Are you feeling more tired, and if so, how are you coping?

Week 4
Career topic: career development supports. Does your workplace have a structured program? Do you participate in any formal or informal skills development? Do you have a mentor or a coach who helps you plan the next steps of your career?
Motherhood topic: childcare. What is your childcare situation? Was it easy to find childcare? What do you wish you had known about this topic earlier?

Week 5
Career and motherhood topic: mental health. What do you know about postpartum depression? Do you want to share an experience with the group? Have you supported anyone who has dealt with postpartum depression? Are there other mental health issues that are close to your heart that you would like to discuss with the group?

Weeks 6, 7 and 8
Topics: TBD based on survey from first week and topics of interest that emerged during group discussions. Potential guest speakers.

Please note that the location is subject to change in case of spacing issues. Space is limited. A minimum number of participants is necessary for the meetings to take place.

FAQs

Why can't I purchase a ticket to a single meeting?

The program is structured in such a way to foster a deeper connection among participants and stimulate conversation built on trust. Our experience in organizing such events shows that participants benefit more from regular contact than from single events.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no ID or age requirements for this event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking for 3 or 4 vehicles at the back, just be sure not to park where the no parking signs are. Otherwise there is residential parking around the area. Please enter via the side door on the north side of the home. It is a peach colored stucco home that is set back quite far from the road, so it’s easy to miss it as you drive by the front. But the house numbers are very large and it is on both the back and front of the home.

Some public transportation options are available. Please check Google Maps for the besdt options.

What can I bring into the event?

You can come with your baby or child. Feel free to bring a book or article related to the topic of the week. There may be limited, but not guaranteed space for strollers outside. Please be mindful of this when attending the meetings.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can write to prosandbabes@gmail.com with questions about the event.

What's the refund policy?

Due to the limited number of spots, refunds are only provided until 30 days before the event. You can transfer your ticket to another participant for all the events (not individual events). Refunds will be provided only if the events are cancelled or in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the organizer.

There are no partial refunds if you miss one of the events.


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