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Let's show them how it's done! Lots of fun coming your way!

It’s time for our February “non-food” potluck fundraiser!

Our next gathering is on February 18, 2021 at 5PM via ZOOM.

A year ago our gathering was a real potluck and looked like this:

And now they are like this! Still going strong but food and wine chez vous!

Womenade virtual potluck

Even though we can’t be together we need you to make it as fun and as great a fund raiser as ever. At the moment we have more advocates than Womenader members who say they are attending! If you’d like to attend you can RSVP through the Evite we sent you or just send us an email and let us know you would like to attend.

We ask for a minimum contribution of $50. There will be fun activities, presentations and lots of new information from our advocates about needs in south county. Come learn all about our raffle that will take place at our May 13th “no food” potluck! Next Virtual ZOOM Potluck Our next virtual Zoom Potluck is scheduled for February 18th at 5 PM.

Topic: S. SLO County Womenade's February Zoom Potluck! Time: Feb 18, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time Join the event on Zoom here: Meeting ID: 815 1101 4142 Parenting Bags

In February our latest project is “parenting” bags Babies don’t come with “user manuals”! Help teach parenting skills to new parents! We currently have about 10 of the 80 bags sponsored. You can team up with a few people and go in on a bag together or one person can do the shopping and divide among a few of you. You don’t have to get all the items but as many as you can find and a book or two. There’s always someone who likes shopping more than another --- right? Remember to label your bag of gifts with the level and who you are. Also let us know which level you are doing and who you are so we can track numbers for each level - aiming for 20 bags for each level.

Bags can be dropped off at either: Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer 621 Eman Ct, Arroyo Grande on Tuesdays or Thursdays (any time after 8) in the cardboard box by the front door Or Lynette Roberts 179 Danny Lane, Nipomo Here is a pdf with information about the program and flyers for the public. They will give you a very good idea of how the classes work and you can see the wonderful teachers. One of our agencies, South County Youth Coalition actually teaches parenting skills! They have 80 new parents (40 English Speaking, 40 Spanish Speaking) signed up and could use some help with providing the practice items for the parents to use at home. We are hoping to make up 80 “learning bags” by February 28! There are 4 levels in the curriculum with 20 parents in each level. Level 1 babies 0 – 12 months Level 2 babies 12 – 24 months Level 3 toddlers 24 to 36 months Level 4 children 36 months to 5 years Listed below for each level are the items or types of items helpful for a parent. At the end is a list of books (Spanish and English) that would also be helpful. We need 20 bags for each level. Pick a level, purchase the items, fill your bag, label the bag with the level ( eg. LEVEL 1). Send us an email that you have filled a bag for what level and we will send out an email when the levels are maxed out. Level 1: babies 0 – 12 months

  • Sensory balls

  • Teething rattles

  • Indestructible book or a bath book

  • Num Num Pre-Spoon (stage 1 baby spoon)

  • Infant toothbrush

  • Pink Stork Post-Partum Recovery Tea

  • Hallow teething tubes

  • Wink natural teething relief

  • Any nursing related support items such as nipple cream, nipple pads, lactation tea etc.

  • Lansinoh Breastfeeding starter kit: nipple cream, nursing pads, breast ice packs

Level 2 – babies 12 – 24 months

  • Wooden blocks

  • Wooden puzzle (simple)

  • Crayons and paper

  • Busy board

  • Shape sorters

  • Xylophone toy

  • Toddler pillow

  • Toddler books about numbers, colors or shapes

  • Lift the flap books

  • Silicon suction plate for toddlers

  • Toddler Zinc Sunscreen

  • Toddler tooth-brush and tooth paste

Level 3 toddlers 24-36 month

  • Bee Hive/Honeycomb style puzzles

  • Animal figurines

  • Hand-kite instrument

  • Washable kids paint and paper

  • Kid safe knives

  • Toddler apron

  • Toddler cookbook

  • Toddler tooth-brush and tooth paste

  • Toddler Zinc Sunscreen

Learning Pod #4 English 9 mothers and 9 toddlers (36 mo-5 yr)

  • See and spell learning puzzles (English and Spanish)

  • Hive matching game

  • Miniature busy board

  • Phonetic reading blocks

  • Toddler Water Bottle

  • Toddler Lunch Pail

  • Portable travel potty seat

  • Toddler Zinc Sunscreen or Toddler Sun hat

  • Toddler tooth brush and tooth paste

Books Level 1

  • Simple & Safe Baby Led Weaning Book by Malina Malkani MS RDN CDN

  • Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers by Karen Kleiman

  • Your Baby’s First Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Baby Signs by Joy Allen

Level 2

  • What to Expect in the Second Year by Heidi Murkoff

  • The Ultimate Toddler Activity Book by Autumn McKay

Level 3

  • The Montessori Toddler: A Parents Guide to Raising a Curious, Responsible Human Being

  • No Drama Discipline by Dan Seigel

  • No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

  • Try New Food: How to Help Picky Eaters Taste, Eat & Like New Foods

  • Potty Training in 3 Days: The Step by Step Plan for a Clean Break from Dirty Diapers

  • Lets Go to the Potty by Allison Jandu

Level 4

  • Outdoor Exploration Kit/toddler gardening tools

  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  • El Grufalo y Otros Cuentos by Julia Donaldson

  • A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson

  • The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson

  • No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury

  • Whole Brain Child by Dan Seigel

  • Yoga for Kids and their Grown Ups by Katherine Ghannam

  • El Hombre Palo by Julia Donaldson

  • La Saltinadora Gigante by Julia Donaldson

Amazon Smile - Did you know??? Who knew! Until recently Amazon Smile was not available on iPhones!!! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on your iPhone. To make a donation write a check to South SLO County Womenade and mail to: South SLO County Womenade, 1793 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, CA 93433 or go to our website or For your convenience checks can also be made directly from many banks using the bank's "bill pay" feature. If you use paypal please consider adding the 2.5% fee to your donation to cover the fee Paypal charges. Our email is: Our website is: Our EIN# is:27-0809744 Phone number: (805) 270-5751

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