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I am so happy that I joined Jill Campbell's mommy and me class, it truly was a wonderful experience. As a first time mom, Jill's class personally guided me through the first year of my son's life. From sleep training, teething, baby safety, nutrition, parenting, dancing, singing... you name it we did it! She always had an answer for our questions and encouraged us to share our thoughts and feelings each week. She was even quick to respond to our emails that we would send her. Jill was like our own personal baby concierge! The support and understanding that I received from this class is priceless. I am grateful that the Pump Station offered this class by Jill Campbell. I recently moved out of the area, however I am strongly considering driving the 45 minutes to attend this class again, as I know I have another baby who is a week old!
Last but not least, my husband is also very thankful for all the love and support I got from this class. It made his life a lot less stressful!
Sandra Pascal and Baby Seven
I have been meaning to write and say I think you are fantastic at facilitating our M&M classes. As a teacher myself, I know that it isn't simple to strike that balance between sharing information and creating space for people to share/ask/unload. You do it effortlessly and our conversations always have space to meander around but remain focused.
Have you ever read "The Courage to Teach" by Parker Palmer? It's a fascinating and inspiring book and there are so many gems. In one of my favorite passages he writes:
'The Courage to Teach is the courage to keep one's heart open in those very moments when the heart is asked to hold more than it is able, so that teacher and students and subject can be woven into the fabric of community that learning, and living, require.... The connections made by good teachers are held not in their methods but in their hearts meaning heart in its ancient sense, the place where intellect and emotion and spirit and will converge in the human self.'
That's the kind of space you create - where intellect and emotion and spirit all converge. Every Wednesday I think to myself that out of all of the M&M groups in LA, Maya and I are so lucky that we ended up in yours! :)
See you this week, hope you are feeling good.
Jill's class was an invaluable source of advice and support as a first time mommy. Jill is an amazing source of knowledge and most importantly, a trusted friend who always made everything seem all right no matter what that first year came up with. Her class is also extremely well structured to anticipate any issues exactly when you need to know how to deal with them.
Couldn't recommend it more.
The group is awesome!!! You are the 3rd facilitator I have had now (2 for the mommy & daddy & me) and you are by far the best. You have a great balance between questions, topics covered, providing information, sharing, validating, and providing a very compassionate environment. Although there's always a lot going on, it never feels rushed and we get to our topic at hand and discussions that come up organically.
I think about our Mommy and Me class all the time and the program you laid out for us for that first year and I just have to say thank you! ...honestly I haven't seen anything like what you and your fellow M&M leaders did for us. I learned so much and still pull from it now and re-read some the articles and info. And I'm still in touch with most of the lady mamas too. I just miss those Thursday mornings and wish I had a toddler version and a New England Elyse to help guide me through this next phase!
Jill Campbell's Mommy and Me class was one of the highlights of my first year of motherhood. Jill creates an environment that is caring, open, fun and informative while helping those in the class to establish and foster meaningful relationships. I am still close with many of the moms and babies I met in those first months of my son's life thanks to this experience. Jill will help you navigate through this exciting and sometimes confusing year. This class is not to miss!
Thanks so much,
I wanted to let you know how much my daughter & I truly enjoyed this journey with you as our teacher. We have learned so much from you over this past year. Thank you again for everything. You have been a wealth of knowledge & a mentor to me.
We've truly enjoyed ourselves in your class. I feel Myles has grown so much and the class has been instrumental in encouraging him to come out of his shell. And I can honestly say I've learned more from our topics and discussions than I have learned in any one book or site I've read. I will carry these lessons and advice with me for years and implement them over and over as Myles grows up! (as I am now!) I can thank you for that.
Just a quick note to thank you for facilitating such a great group. I feel like I really lucked out in having you as a resource along with such a great group of women to bounce things off of. I literally don't know what I would do with half my concerns, feelings or hard moments if I didn't have this every week!
It was kind of a lifesaver when I was overwhelmed with being a first time mom. I learned so much, made great friends and Julia was always supportive and informative - without ever feeling judgmental. Parenting is so personal - so that's hard to do! I loved my Wednesday meetings and looked forward to it every week!
You are one of Darwynn's favorite people. I just want to let you know you are a great teacher and I really appreciate your knowledge, wisdom, and care you share with us.
I also just wanted to express to you how amazing this class has been. Getting the support from other new mommas and Danielle has been great. On a personal note, my OB had recommended this class to me after diagnosing me with PPD, and I definitely credit it with greatly helping me heal and recover. I recommend it to all of my expecting friends now! The Pump Station has become my home away from home these last few months :)
I personally love the class and enjoy the new structure. I love seeing you interact with the babies and apply the concepts that we've been learning about. The Mommy & Me class was invaluable to me as I navigated the waters of new-motherhood. I valued not only the camaraderie, but the topics we discussed have been integral in sculpting my approach to parenting. There have been countless times that you have pointed me in the right direction, or enlightened me about books or resources that I would not have known about. I know I am a better parent after having taken your class.
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