Join us Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8 am for a virtual reading from one of Maryellen's new children's books, Puppy and Kitten Find A Family. During this Facebook Live event, Maryellen will read this charming tale! The chat will be open for a brief Q&A session after the reading. We invite families for a cozy morning "story time" from the comfort of your home to join us virtually, for the FIRST live event of this sweet tale! Visit and like the Messy Parenting Facebook page to receive an invite or sign up below!
New Parent Workshop: Bringing Baby Home® (BBH) by a Gottman Educator
A Virtual Couples Workshop: Together + Parenting a Newborn to Young Child (0-3)
How do "we" become "three" as a family in the transition to parenthood?
What happens to us - date night?
How do we as a couple manage conflict to stay connected?
Do we agree on parenting?
How do we connect to our infant?
What are our parenting roles?
What about intimacy? Sex?
Parenthood is a blessing, yet even the strongest couples are tested after bringing baby/child home. Please join us for critical conversations as you and your partner transition to parenthood!
Bringing Baby Home is a research-based workshop that teaches couples skills to navigate their relationship and support around what to expect with baby! This adult workshop is for expectant and new parents.
This six-session workshop is 12+ hours of content, supporting a couple's relationship, their communication, their conflict management skills and educating about what to expect with baby's development. The research supporting the interventions offered in this workshop are solid, from years of longitudinal research at Gottman Institute following new parents! This workshop offers couples specific skills to maintain a higher level of relationship satisfaction after becoming parents.
Couples Skills Workshop: Gottman Approach and Exercises
February Workshop Theme: Reduce Stress, Turn Towards Each Other! Did you survive or thrive through the holidays? Would you like to see your stress levels go down? Did you know, that as a couple, research shows when you support each other, you can REDUCE your stress together! It's a New Year and not too late to start a NEW habit this year to reduce stress together! As a couple, the demands on the relationship can be challenging for so many reasons, especially, if you feel disconnected or are not making time to check in regularly with each other. Join us to learn easy and quick exercises, proven to help you stay connected, reducing that feeling of stress together! We will teach you how! With small everday changes, you can thrive, together!
Learn skills to sustain connection and relationship satisfaction! You and your partner will engage in three activites together, from the privacy of your couch. These activites will support your connection with each other well beyond Valentine's Day. How does it work? Couples will be taught exercises by the presenters, then turn off cameras and mics to try it as a couple, then come back online, to move on to the next exercise to be taught. It's education and fun! We do not discuss your couple experience, but couples do find it extremely supportive to have Maryellen and Thea teach skills and provide information in a group format. Have questions? Contact us! This workshop is dyadic, meaning you and your partner talk WITH each other only! (Remember, you may keep your video/audio turned off for anonymity after coming onto zoom, if needed! If you feel comfortable, you may also keep your video on and ask questions. We do ask your first names be in the zoom room, and where you are zooming from, to provide a private community feel.)
This 1 hour and 15 minute workshop is $35. Register on Eventbrite for Couples Skills Workshop: Gottoman Approach and Exercises