FOCS II glows

10/05/2013

august – october 2013

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All-FOCS potluck. peep all our adorable dads of color! and TWO sets of TWINS!!

discussion themes of FOCS III mom gatherings:  adoption, organizing in the Black community, non-profit work, graduate degree having mamas, multiracial babies and identities.  juggling job & motherhood, communicating with partner, ethnic identities, Japanese mother-in-laws, Mexican & Filipino cultures, Christianity, high school sweethearts, “let’s talk about sex baby!” Hip-hop hubbies, baby boys, girls & daddies, teething, sleep deprivation,TWINS, Filipino culture, lumpia & favorite foods, post-partum depression, empire espresso, UW SSW, JD, ND & Doctorate degrees, naturopathic remedies…SISTERHOOD.  all in a few quick months!  

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cloth diapers, communication elimination and filipino husbands.
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newborns first gathering!
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african american professional moms making those connections.
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mexican mama expecting her second baby and staying active with her first.
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one week old Spanish, Indonesian-Chinese hapa baby girl.
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community work homies.
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Martha Washington picnicking.
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TWO sets of TWINS! Filipino boy & girl and Filipino Mexican boys!.
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Columbia City farmers market
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could I handle twins too??
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night waddlers with working mamas and vegetarian delights.
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filipino homestyle goodness!
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day waddlers brunch.
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newborns, nursing, new transitions, no sleeping! 🙂
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Columbia City farmer’s market. “look for us dark- haired FOCS.”
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night waddler babes at Children’s PlayGarden in the CD.
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day waddler mamas & babes at Children’s PlayGarden in the CD.

FOCS workshops:  mama yoga, baby sign language, natropathic remedies, mindful parenting, lactation and newborn development, lumpia making, play-based education, haiku & journaling…

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mama yoga with Kirstin of Lotus Yoga.
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white moms of filipino multi-racial babies & step children connecting.
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pregnant & limber with waddler daughter.
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ASL infant sign language, led by fluent mom.
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play- centered education and games sharing.
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haiku poems & baby journaling.
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Dr. Jamine Blesoff, ND presents naturopathic remedies.
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looking like aunties rolling lumpia.
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homemade filipino LUMPIA!
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we cheers sisterhood!
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authentic Mexican lunch.
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mindful parenting with specialist Lynne Brazg.
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mindful parenting workshop with infant mental health therapist, aunty Lynne Bragz.
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Camie, Native lactation specialist & midwife Jodilyn of Essential Birth & Family Center.

family events

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one week old baby #2!
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gorgeous madrona beach.
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4 week old spanish indonesian-chinese hapa baby.
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powerful community couple. and they got this whole TWIN thing down!