Are you a mom who is breastfeeding, looking to return to work, and concerned about how to continue breastfeeding whilst working? La Leche League support group is hosting a special meeting on this topic, with a panel of mothers sharing their experiences, offering advice and support.There are evening sessions now available for Parent Effectiveness Training, for those unable to make daytime slots. Halloween is creeping up on us, so if you’re looking for costumes and decorations, head to Roundabout’s spooky sale this weekend. Also happening this weekend is a Charity Art Exhibition, being held at Claire’s Music Studio. If you love singing, then it’s not too late to sign up for the most sociable rock choir in Shunyi.
Working and Breastfeeding
On Saturday October 11 from 10am-noon, La Leche League is hosting a special session focusing on working and breastfeeding. The Enrichment Meeting will be held at the Western Academy of Beijing(WAB) Early Childhood Centre. A panel of four mothers will share their experiences of continuing to breastfeed their babies, after returning to paid employment. The session will cover all aspects of working and breastfeeding including; handling separation from your baby, effective and efficient pumping, bringing your baby to work, building a freezer stash of milk, and time management.
There will be advice on different strategies for communicating with caregivers about pumped breast milk, and with employers about the benefits of providing a breastfeeding friendly workplace. The session will include plenty of opportunity for you to ask your own questions. To sign up, contact email@example.com
Evening Sessions for Parent Effectiveness Training
In response to parents requesting evening sessions for Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T), places are available on Mondays from 7-10pm. The course needs eight participants in order to go ahead. The course will start on Monday October 20 and running for eight sessions, with the final session on Monday December 8. The evening sessions provide an opportunity for those parents that work during the day, couples who want to attend together, or a group of friends to attend together, to undertake P.E.T. A deposit is required to secure your place. For more information and venue details contact Naomi (186 1009 0164, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.counsellingwithnaomi.com
Halloween at Roundabout
The Roundabout store is holding a Halloween sale on Saturday October 11 from 10-11.30am. There will be plenty of spooky costumes on sale, for both children and adults, and tons of decorations to help make your house look the part this Halloween. Cakes made by the Scouts will be available for you to enjoy. Contact (137 1877 7761 (English), 137 1805 3814 (Chinese only), email@example.com) www.roundaboutchina.com
Charity Art Exhibition
MAC Time is holding a Charity Art Exhibition on Saturday October 11 from 4.30pm. 27 pieces of art will form part of the charity sale. All money raised from the sale will go towards helping those affected by the Yunnan earthquake. The Exhibition will be held at Claire’s Music Studio, Euro Plaza L507, 99 Yuxiang Road, Shunyi. For more information contact (8046 1820, 138 1033 4208) www.mactimeart.com.cn
Shout! Rock Choir
Shout! Rock Choir is a social singing group for adults, that meet every Wednesday at Beijing Riviera from 10am-noon. Come along for a free trial session, all abilities are welcome and there’s no requirement to read sheet music. The choir takes pop and rock songs and arranges them into multi-section pieces, ready for all abilities. Their professional singing coaches guide the group in a friendly and supportive way. Providing technique tips, using a teaching method that allows participants to choose whether to follow sheet music, or simply follow by ear. For more information and to sign up, visit www.imagine-china.com Shout! Rock Choir, Beijing Riviera, 1 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu, Chaoyang District
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.