Almost-Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Bazaar!!! fun; 12.16.17

Shop unique items from the likes of : 

Alisha Bavin - Secret Chamber Seven - 1,000 Cranes - Joseph Arnoux - Anita Baker - Johnn-Y - Caustic Threads - Box Populi - Sassy Lumberjack 

A percentage of proceeds donated in support of FathresNM

Saturday December 16th, 2017                                                                   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rio Bravo Brewing Co.,      912 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Albuquerque NM 87106

December 1st and 2nd - Parenting event in Albuquerque's South Valley

Family day!  On Saturday, the 2nd of December...

Come check out great community resources available for you and your family! Learn new ways to manage stress, positive parenting techniques, postpartum tips and information about community resources for fathers, families and children. Parenthood starts in pregnancy...start now to impact the well-being of your children and family.

Activities for everyone! 

And, on Friday the 1st - Professional Day

  • 8:00am Breakfast

  • 8:30am State of Pregnancy & Parenting in NM

    9:00am Mindfulness in Medical Practice

  • 9:30am Midwifery Perspective on Postpartum

  • 10:00am NM Quality Improvement Initiative:

    Optimizing Care for Neonates at risk for Opioid

    Withdrawal Syndrome

  • 10:30am Breastfeeding & Preterm Birth Rates:

    An Ideal Partnership for Prevention & Response

  • 11:00am Dads Matter; Strategies for Including

    Dads

  • 11:30am Making Moments Matter: Community

    Promotion of Early Literacy 

New Mexico Men's Wellness - - -

Have you heard of this group? New Mexico Men's Wellness is a community of men dedicated to an evolution of our concept of masculinity towards respect, nurturing, and honor. This group welcomes all men to participate in their many activities and will support men in connecting with a small men's group for ongoing support (similar in concept to FathersNM's Dads Groups!). 

Find their website by clicking here.

FathersNM staff members Barry, Gabriel and Johnny were able to attend the annual NM Men's Wellness conference at Ghost Ranch this past October. Wow. What a powerful gathering. AND, NM Men's Wellness has been an instrumental support to FathersNM since the beginning.

Thank you men... for so much.

Monday Evening (October 16th), in Santa Fe - Food, Fun, information....

Fathers New Mexico is presenting at 6pm on why "Dads Matter"

Where it's at;  3164 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe, NM 87507-5402, United States

Hosted by Santa Fe Convive and Fathers New Mexico

All families are welcome. Please don't let transportation be a barrier... contact Johnny Wilson at tokaprod@gmail.com if you'd like to arrange transportation.

There's Food.

There's Childcare. 

Save the Date (Albuquerque's South Valley!)

Professional Development Day

December 1st, 2017

8:00am- 12:00pm, breakfast provided

Who should attend:   All types of service providers working with new families during pregnancy, postpartum and infancy.
Celebration of Families Day
December 2nd, 2017
10am-2pm, lunch provided
A community event for the whole family. Great resources & learning activities.
Both events will be held at:

The South Valley Multipurpose Center:  2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW, ABQ NM 87105

Registration and agenda coming soon.
 

Questions:  Contact Emma egamelsky@marchofdimes.org

THIS FRIDAY!!! And, EVERY Friday (Alb. community groups)

Fathers New Mexico will host a SE Heights Dads group.  The first weekly gathering is this Friday the 8th of September

These groups will be at 6pm to 8pm at the Sundowner Community Room (6101 Central NE).

All dads are SO welcome!!!

These groups address all kinds of challenges and strategies related to being a dad:

 - healthy eating

 - co-parenting

 - legal issues

 - communication

Come celebrate being a great dad, and connect to support. We can't wait to see you!!!

There are ways in which family/society/cultures stifle men.

Men are the privileged sex. Absolutely true. But, it is not an absolute privilege. We can talk about relative disadvantages that dads experience. And, we can talk about disadvantages that go further back...

I found this article to be a profoundly interesting insight into ways men are hurt... And possibly a contribution to how, as a consequence, men are less capable and more inclined to hurt others.  Read Why Do We Murder the Beautiful Friendships of Boys?