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Support Group for First-Year Moms:
Mondays, 11am-12:30pm in San Jose, CA

6-Session Series Starting Monday September 11, 2023

(NOTE: we have delayed our start date to 9/11 due to Labor Day on 9/4!)

Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16
+ 1 more optional bonus date for fun, TBD by members

*Children 1 and under are welcome to join!*

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About First-Year Moms

This group will meet in person at an indoor location in San Jose, CA (Cambrian neighborhood). Babies 1 and under welcome to join. COVID protocols will be in place, but masking will not be required. Come find community in your first year of motherhood (or first year of your youngest child) and get support on:

Week 1: Building community & shared definitions—grounding ourselves in our values

Week 2: Navigating mom guilt and anxiety—getting to know our “mom parts”
Week 3: Restoring ourselves—sharing practical techniques to get our needs met
Week 4: Understanding and regulating anger—decolonizing postpartum rage
Week 5: Normalizing when new mothers mourn past lives—holding space for mom grief
Week 6: Writing our own parenting playbook—building self-compassion for our fumblings
Bonus/Optional Week 7: Making space for mom joy!

 

After registering for this group, new members of Mom Village will be contacted for a consultation call to complete their registration.

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Priced for Social Justice

Our support groups are grounded in the value of social justice and an intention of decolonizing institutions where systemic oppression tends to get repeated—such as in education and health/mental health care. To that end, it is important to make our groups accessible, while also honoring the labor and ability to thrive of the facilitators. For these reasons, Mom Village registrants are offered the ability to choose the fee that is best for them, in consideration of the personal characteristics and circumstances as outlined below. No matter your fee, you will get the FULL experience of the group.

The creation of these pricing options are based on Wendy R. William’s exercise on class privilege and greatly inspired by Nat Vikitsreth, who mindfully created a tiered pricing option for her signature decolonizing parenting program. As Nat says: “These tiers are simply a suggestion, not a hard-n’-fast rule.
 

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Mom Village Support Group Pricing Options

You will have the choice of paying in full upon registration or paying half up front and the other half midway through the series.

Courageous Mama: $250 for 6 group sessions
(or two payments of $125)


It is suggested you choose this rate if most of these characteristics apply to (but don’t define) you:
  • Have faced housing instability, immigration & incarceration barriers, unemployment, underemployment, or challenges towards gaining a high school diploma.

  • Have debt or financial stress that frequently prevents you from meeting your and your family’s basic needs. 

  • Receive public assistance benefits (i.e., CalFresh, CalWorks)

  • Have very limited access to disposable income and savings.

     

Connected Mama: $300 for 6 group sessions
(or two payments of $150)


It is suggested you choose this rate if most of these characteristics apply to (but don’t define) you:
  • Rent your home, have completed high school and some high education, have access to healthcare and employment.

  • Have citizenship or documentation of your permanent residence in your country.

  • Have debt or financial stress but it often doesn’t prevent you from meeting your and your family’s basic needs. 

  • Have some access to disposable income and savings.

  • Are financially responsible for multiple generations of family members/relatives (e.g., aging parents as well as child/children and yourself).

  • If faced with unemployment/underemployment, your family has enough of a buffer so that you would not need to rush to find employment.

     

Curious Mama: $400 for 6 group sessions
(or two payments of $200)

It is suggested you choose this rate if most of these characteristics apply to (but don’t define) you:
 
  • Own your home, hold a college degree or higher, have access to healthcare and employment.

  • Have citizenship or documentation of your permanent residence in your country.

  • Can meet your and your family’s basic needs comfortably and can take time off work without much financial burden.

  • Have access to disposable income, savings, investment, and retirement accounts. 
     

 

Customized Mama: Choose your own rate

If you are ready and committed to your decolonizing parent journey, and none of the above feels quite right, Mom Village has a few pay-what-you-can spots.
 

This option provides you with the freedom to choose the dollar amount that feels fair for YOU in this moment in time.
 

If you want to utilize this option, please select “Customized Mama” on your registration form. Then, email kate@kateviernes.com to introduce yourself and state your fee. The rest of the registration process remains the same.

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