Classes for Parents @greenberriesco (breastfeeding, cloth diapering, fitness, & more)

One of my favorite shops offers classes for parents.

Location:  6925 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21045.  Facing Snowden River Pkwy, between Dogs & Co.  and Edible Arrangements.
Phone:    410.290.6253
Web:, Facebook, Twitter

Standard Store Hours
Mon – Fri       10-7 pm
Saturday      10-6 pm
Sunday         12-5 pm

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Here is their 2012 schedule for March and April’s Classes


Breastfeeding 101 – Right from the Start!  | Sunday, March 18 from 5-8 pm
A one-time three hour class taught by an experienced lactation educator and mother of 6 children. Learn how to get a great start to breastfeeding right after birth and beyond. Learn your babies hunger signals before they start to cry and how to facilitate your baby’s own instincts and behaviors to breastfeed comfortably.  Topics to include: Baby led and mother encouraged latch techniques and positions taught and practiced with models, how to know your baby is getting enough, handling challenges, pumping and handling breast milk and returning to work local resources for breastfeeding support.

Classes will be small and partners are welcome.
$45 for 3 hours | Payment accepted over the phone or in person in the store.


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Cloth Diapering 101 | Monthly | Sunday, March 25 at 3:30 pm and Sunday, April 29th at 4 pm
In this session, you will learn about pockets and AIOs, hybrids, and prefolds, wetbags and sprayers.  Laundering and the basics are covered in detail. Register in advance.  FREE.  Now fully stocked.

Cloth Diapering 102 | Sunday, April 29 at 5:30 pm
Beyond the basics | Wool | Fitteds | AIOs | Fitting One-size | Leaking | Fixing old diapers | Cotton vs Hemp vs Bamboo | Problem-solving | Stripping | Spraying… more

The Great Cloth Diaper Change | Saturday, April 21st from 12 – 1 pm
The Great Cloth Diaper Change will be occurring simultaneously at hundreds of sites, in multiple countries around the globe!  This world record attempt is a great way to show the world how many people are already choosing and using reusable cloth diapers successfully. It will also help support the Real Diaper Association, a nonprofit which spreads the word about and advocates for the use of reusable cloth diapers.  Register here: The first 25 people to sign up will receive a goody bag! Plus, arrive early to register for lots of great raffle prizes.  More info at

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Yoga for Motherhood | 2nd and 4th Sundays continuing March 25 at 5 pm
This class is for the strengthening of the community, mind and body of the mother.  A class for mothers is a hard thing to encourage as we often have so many reasons NOT to come. But it is important. For the support from other women, for the support from our family, for a few moments of silence! For this reason this class is set up community style. Meaning, you pay what you think appropriate each week. Everyone’s little bit in the pot will be put towards the instructor’s own classes and learning, so she may have new and important knowledge to bring our community.  This class is for all women on the path of motherhood. Women preparing for pregnancy, expecting mamas, women with small children, mamas with big children. All of us.  FREE.  Only mamas please.  BYO mat, if possible.  Class given by Sherene Cauley of The Nurtured Life.
Mommy & Me Fitness Class | Saturday, March 24th at 9 am (FULL) or Wednesday, March 28th at 7:15 pm
You & your little one will get some quality time as you bond through exercise.  Our class offers varying intensity to melt away the inches, lose the pounds & feel fit again.  Your baby will enjoy stretching, dancing and cuddling with you throughout your workout routine.  Mommy & Me integrates portions of weight lifting (using your baby, of course), aerobics & dance.  Little ones up to 18 mos. please.  Don’t wait – space is limited for our introductory expo classes!  Sign up with Greenberries today!  The first 2 classes are free with a suggested $10 per class donation with proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run.  Class is given by Lisa Martin of Salvere Health and Fitness (formerly Wellness Evolution).


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Babywearing Workshop | Monthly | Saturday, March 31 at 10 am
Overwhelmed by all the different baby carriers?  Is your baby miserable in those you’ve tried?  Come learn from a carrier pro who has used them all; she will discuss pros/cons of each, and let you try them – the ERGO, Mei Tai, MOBY, Baby K’Tan, Maya, Hotsling, Bjorn and more.  Figure out what is best for you and your baby and begin enjoying the closeness and ease of babywearing.  10% off carriers for attendees!  Monthly. FREE

Infant Massage | 4 weeks starting Tuesday, April 10th from 7-8:30 pm
This class covers everything you need to know to harness the full potential of your loving touch and bring the many benefits of infant massage to you and your baby. The 4-week class covers strokes for your baby’s entire body and also includes Gentle Movements, Colic Relief and Troubled Tummies routines…. more

Infant Care | Thursday, April 26 from 7-10 pm
A three hour class that focuses on the “fourth trimester”, the first three months of a baby’s life.  The course will focus on newborn care, including newborn procedures, feeding, sleeping, infant communication, diapering and dressing, bathing and swaddling… more

Baby Sign Languagewith a special focus on Playtime Signs | Saturday, May 5 at 9 am
Learn how to use signs throughout your child’s day to foster bonding, stimulate language development, and reduce frustration.  Little Hands Signing brings the magic of American Sign Language to you… more

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MYO Baby Food | Monthly | Sunday, April 29 at 11 am
Have you thought about making homemade baby food but are not really sure where to begin?  Making your own baby food can be fun, straightforward, save you money and you do not need a bunch of special equipment.  Come learn how to prepare genuinely nutritious, delicious, wholesome food for your baby and/or toddler. Free.

HAPPYkids Cooking (and Craft) Class | Sunday, April 15 and May 6 at 11 am
Help combat picky eating habits by getting your child involved in the kitchen! Cooking with children encourages creativity, confidence, healthy eating habits, responsibility, and independence. Join us for cooking & crafts.

Earth Day Themed Class
Sunday, April 15, 11am
Join us for a kids cooking class where we will enlist the help of little chefs in making a special earth day snack and craft.
Activity: Plant herbs in (recycled) yogurt containers | Craft: Decorate plant markers
Recipe: Veggie cream cheese, served with crackers and veggies for dipping

Mother’s Day Themed Class
Sunday, May 6, 11am
Join us for a kids cooking class where we will enlist the help of little chefs in making a special Mother’s Day breakfast and craft.
Activity: Story related to Mother’s Day | Craft: Decorate vase using recycled materials for a Mother’s Day bouquet
Recipe: Mega Pancakes (cut in heart shapes)

Hosted by: Jackie Cooper | HappyMama – Columbia/Baltimore | HAPPYFAMILY | Space is Limited. Register in Advance! FREE.


Silhouette Artist | Wednesday, March 21 from 10-7 pm
Join 3rd Generation Artist Erik Johnson, as he hand-cuts an exact likeness of your little one in less than 5 minutes.  It’s astounding to watch and you’ll walk away with a treasured keepsake.  $25 ea.  Call to register, 410.290.6253.


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