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Postpartum Meet-Up

Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with Burr Ridge Birth Center

  • Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

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Spring has sprung! Join Burr Ridge Birth Center and postpartum doula Emily Likins-Ehlers for our Postpartum Meet-Up at the Little Red Schoolhouse, a spring equinox celebration where new parents can come together to share their experiences, ask questions, and connect with other families. All kiddos are welcome & this meetup is for all caregivers. Dads, grandparents, Aunties, birthworkers, nannies, and more! Come and connect with others who do the village work of child-rearing. We will meet at The Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs, IL for some nature inspired play and community building. Little Red Schoolhouse has indoor and outdoor educational spaces with bathrooms and is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. 10:00-11:00 am Saturday March 16 Little Red Schoolhouse 9800 Willow Springs Rd, Willow Springs, IL 60480 We will meet at the nature center and take a short stroll around the wooded area near the Longjohn Slough to observe spring’s signs of rebirth, renewal, and reproduction. As we did at the Autumn equinox, we will spend some time intentionally reflecting upon the cyclical nature of our earth, our bodies, and our lives as we bathe in the sounds of nature and introduce our children to the outdoors. Make new mom-friends and brave the unknown with your baby in a safe & supportive environment. Socialize and have an adult conversation while the big kids run free and babies happily snooze in the springtime air Trails are crushed limestone and have no incline. If the weather isn't ideal we will explore the indoor nature center! What to bring: - Weather appropriate clothes for yourself & your child - Good shoes for walking - Strollers or baby carriers - Backpacks & diaper bags - Sun protection!!! - Water bottles & snacks - Consider packing a lunch & staying to enjoy the space after our event Feel free to sign up for the event and then play it by ear that morning! No cost, invite friends & family to join us - the more the merrier.

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