Support & Parenting

Gather in community with others to give and receive support and education in your parenting journey.


A Conscious Marriage

Instructor: Harmony Kwiker
May 5th Friday 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $70/Couple
Additional Dates for this workshop: September 8

Your marriage deserves to be honored with intention.
Learn how to go deeper into your marriage with principles of consciousness, emotional intelligence, and loving communication. Practice new ways to connect with one another, and set the intention to have your marriage thrive.
Facilitated by: Harmony Kwiker
Harmony is a counselor and teacher with over 15 years of experience empowering individuals and couples to live and love from their true self. She believes that all of our relationships are an opportunity to go deeper into who we really are.
Please call or email with any questions. 720-341-4014 www.harmonykwiker.com
Reserve your spot, reservations will be closed 24 hours before event.

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A Conscious Marriage Refresher Class

Instructor: Harmony Kwiker
Friday June 9th 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $70/Couple
Additional Dates for this workshop: August 4, October 13, December 8

If you’ve taken the Conscious Marriage workshop with Harmony Kwiker, this group will help you to fine tune your communication skills, build on what you learned, and deepen your connection with your partner. This is an open, ongoing group.

Harmony is a counselor and teacher with over 15 years of experience empowering individuals and couples to live and love from their true self. She believes that all of our relationships are an opportunity to go deeper into who we really are.
Please call or email with any questions. 720-341-4014 www.harmonykwiker.com
Reserve your spot, reservations will be closed 48 hours before event.

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Conscious Heart Parenting

Instructor: Harmony Kwiker, MA and Uri Talmor, MA, LPC
April 23rd, April 30th and May 7th Sundays from 10:00-1:00pm
Cost: $225/couple $140/person
Compassionate Parenting: Openhearted parenting supporting your child truest self.
Come learn how to create a space of love for your children to thrive in. In this comprehensive 4-week parent training, you will learn the basics of neuro biology as it relates to regulation, attachment, and optimal child development. Create a strong parent team to support one another in parenting from your most regulated, resilient self. From this foundation, you will learn specific techniques that are easy, empowering, and immediately effective.

$36 extra for childcare per child for all 3 weeks (must prepay) Please phone in your RSVP for child care at 303 678-1144

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Baby Proofing Your Marriage

Instructor: Harmony Kwiker
July 14th, Friday 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $70/Couple
Additional Dates for this workshop: November 10

You’ve bought the onsies and set up the nursery, and you dream of bringing your baby home to a loving and peaceful environment. To really prepare for the new addition to your family, it’s vital to begin with your marriage. Come learn new ways to communicate, deepen your emotional intimacy, and set clear intentions on the life you want to create together. Whether this is your first child or your fourth, this is a gift you’ll want to give your new baby! Please per-register before 48 hours before event.

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Dad’s Group

Instructor: Uri Talmor
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month 9:30-10:30am Saturday 4/22 class is canceled
Cost: Free Child Care Available $4 or use your punch card
Becoming a father changes everything in your life. Primary intimate relationships are almost always challenging to navigate, and these challenges increases significantly once we become parents. As fathers we often times feel very isolated in our experiences. This dad group is a safe place to navigate these changes while receiving support from other fathers going through the same life transitions.

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Empowering Kids: Workshops on Race & Justice

Instructor: Marissa Tafura
Saturday April 29th 11:00-12:30pm and last workshop on May 27th
Cost: $40/per person per workshop (Child care is available by registering at The Family Garden – 303 678.1144 by the Wednesday before the event Cost: $6. There must be 3 families registered for child care in order for child care to run.)

Saturday, April 29, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Challenging stereotypes
Learn how stereotypes negatively impact our kids and develop tools to counter them through conversation, literature, and digital media.

Saturday, May 27, 11 am – 12:30 pm
Empowering Kids through Activism
We’ll build on our kids’ natural inclination to challenge what is unfair, and learn how we can incorporate kid-accessible, educational, and fun activism into our children’s lives.

For parents, educators, and anyone who works with kids or has kids in their life!

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Essentials for Estate Planning

Instructor: Martha Hartney
2nd Monday of Every Month 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: Free (Child care available RSVP at 303 678-1144)

Have you named permanent guardians for your children? What about temporary guardians? Do you know the difference between a will and a trust? Have you made the common mistake of listing your children as life insurance beneficiaries? Martha Hartney, local mom and attorney, will teach you how to navigate your legal life now that you are a parent. It doesn’t have to be complicated but there are some important steps you can take now to ensure your loved ones are cared for should something happen to you.

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LGBTQ Parenting Support Group

1st Saturday of every Month from 10:45-11:45am
Instructor: Mary Jo Highland
Cost: Free! (Child care available for $4/child or use your child care punch card)
Whether you’ve been thinking about starting a family, are navigating your fertility journey, or are an experienced parent, this group is for you! Our mission is to bring together the LBGTQ families and families-to-be within the community to learn from one another, share in common struggles, and grow connections with other LGBTQ individuals or couples choosing to create families.

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Let’s Talk About Sleep Baby!

Wednesday May 17th 6:15-7:15pm
Instructor: Suzy Burger
Cost: $12 or use your punch card
Sleep is essential to family harmony and it can be difficult to get enough sleep with little ones at home. Join us for an informal sleep circle where you will leave with an overall better understanding of sleep as well as some tips specific to your situation. Parents, caregivers, infants and drop-ins are all welcome.

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Moms in the Workforce

Saturdays from 9:30-10:30am
Instructor: Harmony Kwiker
Cost: Free! (Child care available for $4/child or use your child care punch card)
A Saturday morning group to support Moms balancing work life inside and outside the home.

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Milk Circle

Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am
Instructor: Nichole Didelot & Lo Kawulok
Cost: Free! (Child care available for $4/child or use your child care punch card)

Come join us for support and community and share a cup of tea. You may weigh your baby before and after feeds and check in with a Certified Lactation Counselor, as well as, speaking with other families about their journeys around feeding baby.

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Mindful Motherhood (Free!)

Instructor: Harmony Kwiker
2nd and 4th Mondays 12:00-1:00pm
Cost: Free! (Child care is available for $4/child)

Motherhood presents a unique opportunity to transform and grow in a profound way. In bearing witness to the emotional journey that is uniquely yours, motherhood becomes an empowering experience where the rhythm of your inner state is reflected in the rhythm of your daily life. In this group we will honor the challenging experiences of motherhood with intention, compassion, and love, and we will celebrate the joys of motherhood with exuberance and laughter. Meditations, visualizations, and ceremony will also be incorporated into our time together.

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Newborn Care Class

11:15-1:15pm on June 10th
Cost: $40/Couple
Instructor: Annie Youngman
You are expecting a baby! Congratulations! Your world is about to change in exciting, wonderful, exhausting, and manageable ways. You can handle it I swear! This class will help prepare you for your lifetime role as parents, which is just as important as a healthy and informed pregnancy and birth. The class will help you to understand normal infant behavior (and most of it IS normal!), bonding and the essentials of newborn care.
Feeling confident and educated can help make those first months go from chaos to calm (importantly, it will also help you handle the chaos)! This class will cover newborn care basics, such as bathing, feeding, and diapering, along with useful tips to soothe a fussy baby, when to call the pediatrician, and address concerns about sleep. There will also be a tips about maintaining balance and sanity as you adjust to parenthood.
Partners and grandparents are encouraged to attend too!
Please reserve your spot, registration will be closed 24 hours before event.

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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm September 6-27th (4 weeks)
Cost: $90/family (Child care is available – $8/child/visit *Please reserve in advance by calling 303-678-1144)

Instructor: Cheryl Hamilton
Parenting is not about controlling our children’s behavior, but about building strong relationships and giving our children opportunities to develop self-control, self-esteem and the ability to make good decisions. Love and Logic provides simple and easy-to-use techniques to help parents have more fun and less stress. You will learn a new tool weekly that you can immediately implement!
“Parenting the Love and Logic Way™” – Love allows children to grow through their mistakes and Logic allows children to learn from the consequences of their choices.

Please reserve your spot, registration will be closed 24 hours before event.

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Parents with Infants Group

Thursdays from 11:45-12:45pm
Instructor: Nichole Jones
Cost: Free! (Child care available for $4/child or use your child care punch card)

For postpartum families with babies from newborn up until they are mobile. This group provides a safe place to connect, receive support, and build community with other new parents. Drop-ins are always welcome and your infants are also welcome in the group.

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Parents of Toddlers Group

Mondays 9:45-10:45am
Instructor: Nichole Jones
Cost: Free! (Child care available for $4/child or use your child care punch card)

Join us for a parents only group where you can take an hour to be with other moms and dads, share what is going on in your life as the parent of a toddler and gain the community and support that comes from listening and sharing with others in a similar stage of parenting. We ask that no children be brought in to the group so that it is a safe place to share whatever topics are coming up for you and to enable us to focus on the sharing (rather than tending to the little ones.) (Child care available for $3/child or use your child care punch card)

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Postpartum Community Group

1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 11:00-12:00pm
Facilitator: Nichole Jones, LPC
Cost: Free!(Child care available for $4/child or use your child care punch card)

When a child is born, so is a mother. Our physical bodies, emotional life, and identities all change, frequently in ways that we are not prepared for. This group is a safe space to explore the emotional ups and downs of becoming a mother as you evolve into your new self. The focus is always based on what you bring to the group. Frequent topics include: depression/anxiety, birth trauma, intrusive thoughts, loneliness and isolation, and troubles with your partner. I am honored to serve the mamas of our community with this compassionate, free group aimed at supporting you on your mothering journey.

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Pregnancy Group

Monday, May 1st  5:30-6:30pm
Facilitator: Bethany Melton, RN, BSN, CCBI
Cost: Free!
Additional Dates: May 15th
Whether you are newly pregnant or nearing the end, whether your pregnancy was a surprise or planned out for months, we all need community and support. This free community event will feature different pregnancy related topics and speakers, but mostly be a place to support and encourage each other through this amazing time in our lives.

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The Happiest Baby

Instructor: Brenda Shover
Wednesday, May 24th 6:30-8:00pm
Cost: $55/Couple includes a Parent Kit (containing your copy of The Happiest Baby DVD and Soothing Sounds CD- up to a $40 retail value).

Learn an extraordinary approach to keeping your baby happy. In my class, new parents can learn how to help their baby sleep better and how to soothe even the fussiest baby in minutes, sometimes even seconds!

It’s not magic or a miracle. It is a reflex! This class is based on the highly effective approach to babies pioneered by Dr. Harvey Karp in his best-selling book and DVD, “The Happiest Baby on the Block”.

Parents will also learn:
• Why the idea of colic is due to gas pains is mostly an old wives tale.
• The importance of the 5 S’s
• Why babies tend to get more upset in the evening.
• Why it is IMPOSSIBLE to spoil young babies.
• An easy way to increase infant nighttime sleep.
• Why fathers are often the BEST baby calmers in the family.
• Hands-on training to calm and soothe your baby; that is simple, effective and fun!

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About the Sliding Scale

As a non-profit, it is a critical part of The Family Garden’s mission that we offer services to all our community members – not just those who are able to pay full price. We offer a standing discount on a sliding scale to local families based on your annual household income. All you have to do is check the appropriate box on your initial Attendee Form and Liability Waiver when you come in for your first class and we’ll set a standing discount of up to 50% for all our classes and programs for your account! Click here for discount tiers and more information.

Childcare

At The Family Garden we celebrate you and your little ones, and we recognize how important it is for you to take the time to learn, socialize and care for yourself.  That is where our childcare program comes in!

We offer child care in our beautifully equipped child care room during many classes and programs.  Not every class has child care available, so please double check the listing to verify availability. We recommend you come a little early to sign your child in and get them settled.  Child care is first come, first served so for some of the busier classes there is always a chance that our child care room will have reached capacity and we will not be able to accommodate your child. There will be a charge of $4/child for drop in child care or you may purchase a child care punch card – 5 punches for $18.75 – 10 punches for $35 or 20 punches for $60.  Please view our Child Care Policies page for more details.