MoBsters and Gangsters 1920's Night of Revelry

We had a night to remember with delicious Speakeasy Fare from Bill Westergard and a Cocktail Station with Bottle Shop 33.  Lamb Sliders, Cheddar Cream Biscuits with Filet Mignon, Savory Chicken Salad in Puff Pastry and Potato Soup filled bellies while we had an interactive  bar where we learned how to create a Bee Knee's, Manhattan, Old Fashioned and The Bootlegger. 1920's music filled Johnson's Joint while Melissa Hirsch snapped wonderful photo booth style shots of everyone in their Gatsby/ Prohibition get ups!  Later, Shaun Dashjian lead the Gangsters and MoBsters on the dance floor teaching all of us the Jitterbug.  What a PARTY!

Breaching the Barrier: How to Navigate A Comfortable Conversation with your Son about the birds, bees and everything in between!

SEX is not an easy topic for parents to talk about with their kids, but Auburn Meisner, licensed social worker and sex therapist made this topic a bit easier for us!  With a bit of humor and solid facts we started a much needed conversation between just the Moms.  We just scratched the surface with this complicated and heated subject. 

More details to come stay posted!

A few of the topics that Auburn presented to The MoB:

  • Sexual development in boys from 2 years old through their teenage years.
  • Current statistics on the sexual activity and boys.
  • How technology has changed the way boys relate to themselves and others sexually and emotionally and what the implications these changes have on boys.
  • How mothers can effectively and confidently navigate the ever changing technological landscape in order to relate, connect and influence their sons to develop healthy, fulfilling sexual identities.
  • How mothers can have age age-appropriate and comfortable conversations with their boys.

 

MoB Event with Janie Porter

The MoB flew, Janie Porter,  all the way from Florida! to come speak to MoBsters!  Janie was a prestigious tv news reporter for 8 years, but is now a stay at home mom to her beautiful 3 boys!!!  Janie has created her own site called Shejustglows.com, where she shares how small choices helped her lose 25lbs and empowers readers to find their inner glow through food, fitness and believing their worth it!  

Janie shared hilarious stories from her world of mothering 3 boys, all of them 5 years old and under, through a lens of joy, gratitude and authenticity.   She showed us her favorite ways to feel put together, even if she only has 5 minutes to get ready, and her favorite way to keep up the household, even with limited time and attention.  Janie took us through how she began "owning" her mothering , rather than letting others define her.  How she stopped allowing comparison to rob the joy from her motherhood and how she's self-taught in the art of taking care of herself, even if it's just a 5 minute home manicure!   These few hours made us realize we are not alone and that a few simple changes can help ease our everyday stress and increase our happiness!  We always feel very connected when MoBsters share their thoughts, ideas and everyday real life situations with our boys.  When Janie read her blog entry, "Dear Depressed Moms You are Not Alone", hit home with everyone  and actually only scratched the surface with our members!

Feng Shui for Your Home, Yourself and Your Family

 

Nicolette Vatjay, Feng Shui Expert with Inspired Living Feng Shui, delivered a very special night for The MoB!  It was an enlightening night that gave us ways to change the way our  family feels in our homes.

 

What is Feng Shui?  

Arranging your environment so that energy or "chi" flows gently and smoothly through your home. In this way your home just feels good-and supports what you want out of life -whether it's a better career, new romance, improved health or more income.

 

Nicolette worked from MoB members 1st floor home plans to give us concrete ways to help  our children, husbands and moms sleep better and to create more positive energy in our home!

The position of beds in your home can dictate how you sleep. The beds should always face the entry door or there are specific Feng Shui things you can do to improve the way your family will sleep.  There are  colors you can choose for certain areas of your home that will create positive chi or energy.  Feng Shui looks at your home as a grid based from your front door.  Your home has these energy areas working right now.  If you would like to learn what areas of your home coordinate with the Feng Shui philosophy, then contact Nicolette!  You will be amazed at how this can change so many aspects of your life, whether its your marriage, work, family or health...

Yes, this is a little confusing, but Nicolette has a very simple way of making this easy to understand.

The Bagua Color Chart:

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Wealth:Purple/Red                     Fame/Reputation: Red                Relationship:Pink

Wood: Green                               Fire: Red                                       Earth: Yellow/Brown

Water: Blue/Black                       Wood: Green                                Fire: Red

 

Family: Green                            Health: Yellow                               Creativity & Children: White

Wood: Green                             Earth: Yellow/Brown                     Metal: White/Gray

Water: Blue/Black                      Fire: Red                                        Earth: Yellow/Brown

 

Knowledge: Blue                      Career: Black                                 Helpful People & Travel

Earth: Yellow/Brown                 Water: Blue                                   Metal: White/Gray

Fire: Red                                    Metal: White/Gray                         Earth: Yellow/Brown

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The architectural designs of the house, and the placement of our loved decor will either create a positive, uplifting energy in your space. or create a home that depletes your energy and may leave you feeling agitated, stressed and sometimes even poor.

A little bit of Feng Shui knowledge is an abundance of love and support so you can live with less stress and more passion!  Nicolette taught each MoBster how to make small changes in our homes right away that will help support better living conditions.

If you think of Feng Shui as acupuncture for the home, you will know, that when you clear away the blocks and get the chi flowing again, healthy living rises to the surface. 

Nicolette's website has more details and insight into the process. Please contact her, as she  would love to hear from you.

 www.inspiredlivingfengshui.com

Melrose and Madison MoB Night Out!-March 2016

MoBster's enjoyed a private shopping event with loads of surprises at Melrose and Madison. This locally owned boutique on Pearl Street features denim, dresses, loungewear, swimwear and gifts.  A portion of all the merchandise sold went to A Precious Child, The MoB's Charity of Choice!  There was a makeup consultant that gave pointers and touch ups, Bloom jewelry trunk show, Sushi, shopping, drinks and lots of friends to share this special evening! Three of our very own MoBsters modeled outfits that were specifically styled just for them.  There was a drawing for a special gift from Melrose and Madison and of course gift bags for everyone!