The New Journal

Newhavenbaby ravaged the newpaper/free magazine stand at Atticus the other day during lunch and brought me a treasure, the February issue of The New Journal.

I enjoyed perusing, but three interesting articles really grabbed my mama attention: a short narrative about experience with the children's building downtown, an article on midwifery in new haven, and the editor's reaction to the Louise Story controversy about stay-at-home mothering.


Dads can do this too, Kaz

Kindermusik Update

"This is an exciting week! We are hoping to start two to three new early childhood music classes at Center for the Arts at Christ Church-New Haven (CACC) (www.centerarts.net).

Classes currently listed, potentially starting this week:
Our Time Classes (18 mos. up to and including 3 years old): Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and 5:15 PM
Village Classes (newborns up to and including 17 mos. old): Wednesdays at 9:30 AM and 4:15 PM
Musical Horizons (4 to 6 years old): Thursdays at 5:00 PM
Please view the class description for your child's age group at www.AHigherNote.com.

A new class offering later this spring!
Family Time - read more about this fantastic, all-family class at http://ahighernote.com/ahn_child_km_family_time_(newborn_and_up).htm

Please call Kendra Mack, Director of CACC, at 203-787-3195 to express your interest in enrolling. "


TWO (!) new playgroups on the calendar!!

Haven't found your niche yet? You have two new places to look. Two playgroups are new to the weekly line-up; here's the scoop:

monday afternoons
BABIES @ the IC. Beginning Feb. 13, 2005 from 2pm to 4pm.We will meet at the wonderful new building of theInternational Center for Yale Students and Spouses at 421 Temple Street. Bring a baby playmat and some toys for your little one.
"For expectant parents and new parents with a child or children from 0-15 months of age to meet and socialize with other parents and to chat about issues of parenting, child development,pre-natal and post-natal care, the Yale Health Plan, baby gear,baby sitters and anything else that comes to mind?"

tuesday mornings
"St. John’s Episcopal Church is pleased to announce that a weekly Baby and Toddler Playgroup will begin on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. The playgroup will meet at the church...Anyone caring for a baby or toddler is invited to attend, and nonmembers of St. John's parish are welcome.
St. John’s Church is located at 3 Trumbull Place, at the top of the Green in North Haven. For more information or directions, call 239-0156."

And the art work above? Notice the artist's choice of contrasting colors in the bold vertical lines and strong horizontal patterns of dots? All this in just a few short minutes during last week's toddler art class. (:


Daddy Diapering in NYC

Planning a daddy-baby trip to Manhattan?

Today's NYT had an article about changing tables in men's restrooms, with a nod to Greg from Daddytypes and his google map of men's restrooms in the city with baby changing facilities.