Mama’s Hip has over 1500 followers on Facebook and you can follow this popular parenting resource on Twitter as well. Louisville loves Mama’s Hip! What Mama’s Hip has done in Louisville is house a store where mommas, papas, grandmamas, nannies, and other caregivers can go for all of their natural and attachment parenting needs. But they have also exploded recently in what they offer other than purchases. The store has added all kinds of classes, seminars, playgroups, support groups, and charity work in addition to running the daily operations of their shopping and retail supplies. They are indeed, a community center, and have been busy creating events that really delve into their vision. According to the website, “Mama's Hip strives to support and guide parents along their journey by offering a welcoming community that raises awareness about healthy and sustainable parenting practices including breastfeeding, cloth diapering and baby wearing. Mama's Hip provides resources and products in alignment with natural and attachment parenting philosophies.”
One event in particular caught my eye recently. Mama’s Hip has begun a writer’s group for writing mamas called Mothers at the Well. Their first meeting is this Sunday, February 3 from 10:30am-12:30pm. The workshops are designed as a place to bring mothers together to share their own stories of the journey of motherhood. They were created by Shannon Stone, owner of Mama’s Hip, as a belief that “community is vital in the transition to motherhood.” She believes in connecting mothers with other mothers and has created those opportunities through Mama’s Hip. She is also the founder of the non-profit organization, Mama to Mama. Space is limited for the workshops; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or get more information.
On weekends throughout the month, Mama’s Hip partners with many other agencies to offer a variety of classes, seminars, and special guests covering many topics ranging from 1st trimester pregnancy, birth and post-partum, and fertility issues. Here are some highlights of those particular events. They require registration and have associated costs with each one.
Early Pregnancy Classes, presented by Dandelion Birth Services of Kentuckiana. It will meet on the first two Saturdays each month from February through June, beginning February 2 and 9. The cost for two back to back classes is $35.00. Click here for registration information.
Fertility Awareness Workshop, presented by Maya Hawthorn, a midwife’s apprentice, certified lactation counselor, and Birthing from Within mentor. This seminar will meet on Saturday, February 23 from 12pm-2pm. The cost is $25.00 Learn more about Maya through her website.
Bringing Baby Home: Your Postpartum Family Plan, presented by Birth Walk. This seminar will meet on Saturday, March 16 from 12pm-2pm. The cost is $30.00 per couple. For more information and to register, click here.
Mama’s Hip offers free drop-in playgroups daily throughout the week. They are constantly updating their Facebook page with details about what is happening each day. Check out their full calendar here. Or read these posts that follow Mama’s Hip here.
Mama’s Hip is located in the Highlands at 1559 Bardstown Road. (502) 384-8805.
Photo courtesy of Mama’s Hip, Facebook