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Mom with newborns and older infants need connections with other moms for several reasons. Connections with moms who have similar interests are important for the well-being of a new mom. Discussions about topics of interest bring new ideas for parenting if one is a first-time parent, and new ideas can also be great for parents with several children. After all, no two children are alike. There is a wealth of new information out there for new moms with topics from everything from diapers to baby activities for early learning.

Sarasota has many organizations that provide great connections for new moms. The month of April is coming soon with new workshops for new moms. Topics will cover immunizations, communication with your newborn, and fun activities for active infants. Check out the organizations in the List this week for upcoming events for new moms. Friendships can also be a benefit from participating in some workshops for the coming month.

Play and resources are all a part of these upcoming workshops and fun with other moms.

Immunizations in debate
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Immunizations in debate

Sarasota's Holistic Moms club will be meeting on April 1 to discuss the hot topic of immunizations for infants.  Their topic "Educate Before You Vaccinate" will address issues with vaccinating your infant.  There is a wealth of information out there, and this workshop/discussion will provide resources for parents to access and discuss with your pediatrician.  The workshop sponsored by the Holistic Moms Network will be held on April 1 from 7-9 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, located at 1451 1st Street in Sarasota.  Additional information about the workshop or about this networking group can be obtained by contacting Roxanne Jorgenson at srqhmn@yahoo.com. You may also log on to Holisticmoms.org.

Everyday baby
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Everyday baby

Wee Hands at Everyday Baby in Sarasota is offering fun classes for new moms with newborns-walkers beginning on April 2, 5, and 7, each for 4 weeks.  Language and communication with your newborn will be of special interest with the Sing and Sign classes with fun activities for singing with your baby and how to recognize signs for baby's needs throughout the day.  You may obtain a full schedule and register by calling 941-953-2891 or logging on at www.EverydayBabyStore.com.  The workshops will be held at 329 Gillespie Ave. in Sarasota.

Baby play
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Baby play

Temple Beth Sholom Schools will offer Baby Play on April 4 for parents with infants 4-14 months.  The activities will be held from 9:15-10:30, unscheduled play.  Bring your baby for playtime with moms and peers.  Temple Beth Sholom School is located at 1050 S. Tuttle Ave. in Sarasota. The Temple wants community moms to know that you don't have to be Jewish to participate.  All moms and babies are welcome to play.  You may call Rachel at 941-552-2770 for information, of you may log on at TBSSchools.org.  Come out and play! 

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