Posts Tagged ‘mom’

Spa Castle made me feel like a Queen.

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

So went to Spa  Castle in College Point Queens, right over the Whitestone Bridge. It’s such a vacation going there.  I”ll tell ya- it’s like Korean bath house meets Disney World.  It’s sparkling clean, relaxing and a fun family destination.  We spent 4 hours, which is our typical “run” when we are there. I take the girls and go to the hotbaths, off the women’s locker room.  We go from pool to pool, jet to jet.  Then we usually head upstairs to saunas (all different kinds). M loves the LED light sauna (different lights, different moods), J bounces from one to the other and I like the cold sauna.

We usually do lunch- where I stay away from the fries and sushi and head for the salads and fruit. Then we head upstairs/outside. There are hot pools and jets and massage showers.  IT’S GREAT.  It was beautiful out so it was glorious to be up there.  Highly recommend this place for the family or for your own escape.

Babies…the movie

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I saw it with my daughters, we all really liked it.  Sitting in the first row of mezanine seats, helped.

I am sure you have heard the description- following 4 families, different countries, different cultures- in the babies first year of life. Namibian, Mongolian, Japanese (from Tokyo) and US (San Fran)

– 1hr 19min‎‎ – Rated PG‎‎ – Documentary‎ -
Director: Thomas Balmès – Cast: Ponijao, Bayarjargal, Mari, Hattie – : Rated 3.5 out of  5.0
Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. The film simultaneously follows four babies around the world — from birth to first steps. The children are, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her in San Francisco, Calif.
The Namibian family moved me the most. What seems to be a matriarchal culture, at least the raising the babies part (I didn’t see any adult males). These babies were give such a rich experience to explore their environments.
Here is a review: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/can-third-world-moms-help-you-be-a-better-parent-1393790/
Great go to- movie

Welcome to the Mom Support Blog!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Welcome to the Mom Support Blog!

Congratulations to all the new and not as new parents out there. Here we are in September, already?! In my family this means back to school, back to schedules and getting the sweaters out (I love that part). September for me represents beginnings, a new-ness, a start! I know how isolating new motherhood can be.

Connecting with other moms and families “around the corner” can make a huge difference. So, one of the new things I am working on is extending my New Mom’s Groups to reach moms in more neighborhoods (where you, all, live). I will be on the Upper East Side at Metro Minis, regularly.

I am also quite excited about my collaboration with Bill Gallagher (my hubby) and Richard Sable on a Pelvic Floor Workshop. Bill is an integrative physical therapist (eastwestrehab.com) and Richard is an occupational therapist (eastwestrehab.net). The workshop combines yoga, Feldenkrais, qigong, breath work and conventional non-invasive therapies to stabilize and strengthen the pelvic floor, the core. This certainly affects women which can stem from child birth, trauma, age and injury. Opportunity will be given to share in a safe space, exploring the emotional factors that might keep some from seeking therapeutic rehab or isolated from social activity and even intimacy, due to discomfort, shame and the need to be close to a bathroom.

So lots ahead, always including and addressing the needs and helping to build the support for moms and families. Enjoy the fall and I hope to see, or hear, from you along the way.

Jessica of MomSupport: Identifying your power to embrace the journey!