January 31, 2010 : Wine and Cupcakes Networking Event

Momasphere and Park Slope Parents Career Network present "Wine and Cupcakes Networking Event". We invite moms of all ages and stages to treat yourselves to a night away from the kids and enjoy a networking evening that will engage each of your senses. Surrounded by beautiful works of art at the new Muriel Guepin Gallery, stimulating conversation and live jazz guitarist Chad Coe, sample a variety of fine Brooklyn Oenology wines and Nine Cakes’ delectable cupcakes. The evening is capped off by awesome raffle prizes and Momasphere’s customary goodie bags. Proceeds of the event will go to support Children Of The City, a local charity dedicated to changing the culture of poverty through education and outreach.


Time: 5:30-8:00 Pm
Sunday January 31, 2010
  Muriel Guepin Gallery 47 Bergen Street, between Smith and Court, 718-858-4535
General Admission - $10 in advance online, $15 at the door

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December 6, 2009 : Make Room for Mom's Voice - a journaling, storytelling and writing interactive workshop with Jen Lee

Motherhood can be both a challenging and a transformative experience. We may uncover new dreams for our lives, or sides of ourselves we haven't before experienced.  At other times, we may struggle to keep a strong sense of ourselves in the chorus of voices calling for our attention.

Time:   9AM- 12PM
Date:   Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Place:  Birth Day Presence
           291 8th Street - 1st Fl (Bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)
           Park Slope, Brooklyn
Price:  $45.00 

Space is limited so please RSVP by purchasing tickets online. Tickets are NOT available for sale at the door and all tickets must be purchased in advance online for this workshop.

Make Room for Mom's Voice is an interactive workshop that invites moms of all ages to use journaling, storytelling and writing in daily or weekly practices to strengthen your experience of your own voice and capture the moments you don't want to forget.

If you are looking for a safe place to find your voice or order your thoughts, this workshop is for you.  You will leave with inspiring stories, practical tools and the kind of renewal that only comes from reconnecting with yourself. This is an intimate gathering, so spots are limited.  The workshop is generously sponsored by Birth Day Presence. The 3-hour workshop is $45, and includes light refreshments.

Take Me with You: A Journal for the Journey, a fill-in journal and writing guide, is an optional companion for this class.  It's available for sale online, or at Scaredy Kat, located at 229 5th Ave # A - Brooklyn, NY (718) 623-1839 Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase a copy at the workshop ($16).


Read Momasphere's interview with Jen Lee at 

Jen Lee, the author of Take Me with You: A Journal for the Journey, is a Brooklyn storyteller, writer and mother.  She offers classes and workshops on finding your voice, telling your story, and the creative life.  Jen taught most recently at the internationally-attended Squam Art Workshops in New Hampshire.  She believes everyone has a story worth telling, and she would be delighted to hear yours. Send your stories, requests, comments and questions to: jen (at) jenlee (dot) net.

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November 15, 2009 : Beauty Inside and Out: Panel Discussion and Spa Treats at Slope Suds

Slope Suds has moved to it new digs, which was just voted the best place to improve your look in Park Slope by Time Out NY!  Over champagne and healthy treats, join us for a panel discussion with a phenomenal group of women experts! We'll explore issues of beauty, inside and out, with a dermatologist, hair stylist, fitness expert, nutritionist and personal style consultant.

Time :  6:30pm to 9pm
:  Sunday, November 15th
:  Tickets are $10 online & $15 at the door
Place : Slope Suds, 462 7th Ave. Brooklyn NY 11215 (on the corner of 16th Street) - 718.788.7837 (788-SUDS)

Space is limited so please RSVP by purchasing tickets online. Tickets are available for sale at the door for $15.00 on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Free champagne, healthy treats, awesome raffle prizes and mingling after the discussion. There will be goodie bags for all the attendees (that incl. Hybrid Mom magazine, Dermalogica skin care, Youngblood mineral make-up sample & delicious all natural Q.Bel chocolate).

Plus, fun interactive spa/health activities that incl. free 3 minute table massages, skin mapping, free hair consults, bang trims, and mini personal style & nutrition coaching sessions!


The amazing raffle prizes include: 

  • Wardrobe Wrangler Session with Personal Style Consultant, Darcey Howard of LifeStyled
    (Value: $850) - Includes a 3 hour “style fairy godmother” in-home visit to develop personal brand attributes, evaluate your existing wardrobe, eliminate pieces that aren’t supporting your brand, create new outfits using your Staple Wardrobe, develop your Core Color Palette, and assess individual needs.
  • One on One Personal Pilates Class with Frances Darnell of Pilates Garage (Value: $100)
  • Haircut and Style by Vivi Lapidus of Slope Suds
  • Complimentary Heath Consultation and Personal Health Food Tour with Lisa Cummings of Lisa Cummings Health  helps you find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you and your body's
    nutritional needs. She
     introduces you to new foods, organic foods, natural sweeteners, whole grains and teaches you how to read labels. You'll walk away with fresh ideas and tips for preparing your own meals along with a detailed shopping list of some of her favorite products that you can update each week.

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November 8, 2009 : Mommy Needs a Cocktail Night at Melt

Back by popular demand,  Momasphere is thrilled to invite you to our second bi-monthly Mommy Needs Cocktail evening at Melt, for some good laughs and an opportunity to mingle and network with a fabulous group of New York City moms of ALL ages.  SPONSORED BY:
Melt & Baby Brewing (*The original "Mommy Needs a Cocktail")

Comedians, spoken word artists & authors (all moms) will share their sometimes hilarious/ sometimes touching trials & tribulations of motherhood.  After the performance, there will be more time to network and mingle. All proceeds from this event will go to Children Of The City.

Melt will offer one free signature cocktail (or mocktail) and hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening and there will be great raffles and goodie bags (including a free Fall Hybrid Mom magazine!).

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November 5, 2009 : Motherhood Is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to Be a Better Boss

Come network & mingle with other local moms! Join for a Author Shari Storm for a reading and signing her book Motherhood Is the New MBA. (Book release: September 29th). Includes a discussion and Q&A,  plus giveaways, wine and food!

“Regardless of whether you are a mom, just starting out, or established in the workforce, the ideas presented in this book offer a fresh perspective and new ways of thinking about the applications of your everyday life experiences.” - Victoria Colligan, founder and CEO of Ladies Who Launch and co-author of Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship & Creativity as a Lifestyle

Date:  Thurs, November 5th, 2009
7-9 pm
Place:  Park Slope Eye, 682 Union Street (bet. 4th and 5th ave.) - Brooklyn, NY 11215
Price:  Tickets are $10 online & $15 at the door



Space is limited so please RSVP by purchasing tickets online. Sponsored by Park Slope Eye & Hybrid Mom. Proceeds of the event go to Children of the City.

Food courtesy of Gialeti's Cafe and wine from The Juice Box will be served. Great raffle prizes will be given away and every attendee will receive a free goodie bag that includes, Hybrid Mom Magazine, a big Momlogic canvas tote and and delicious all natural Q.Bel chocolate candy bar!

“Shari Storm reveals the dynamic relationship between motherhood and management with great humor, truth and wisdom.  By weaving together her own collection of experiences with those of other executives-turned-mother, she provides valuable insights into how patience, respect and compassion are critical tools for raising our children as well as for achieving successful results in management.”  - Julie Tempest, Chair, PCC Natural Markets Board of Trustees.

Read Momasphere's exclusive interview with Shari Storm, author of Motherhood Is The New MBA HERE.


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Mommy Needs a Cocktail Night at Melt!

MOMASPHERE launched the bi-monthly "Mommy Needs A Cocktail" night event at the upscale Melt Restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn!

It's finally time to mother yourself! Dad/Babysitter/Partner can take care of the kid(s) for one night.  Mom's enjoyed a free cocktail (or mocktail), won raffle prizes, got a professional photo taken, enjoyed a free massage and networked/mingled with other local moms.

Melt offered one free signature cocktail (or mocktail)and hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening.

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October 29, 2009 : Book Reading, Panel Discussion and Q&A: Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Your Baby

Momasphere and Bump present a probing panel discussion & book reading that examines body image and motherhood. Whether you want to become pregnant for the first time, you're currently pregnant, 4 months out of pregnancy or 10 years out of pregnancy, this book deals with body image and fitness issues that last a lifetime. Beauty activists Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei surveyed more than 400 women, including those who are considering starting a family, moms-to-be, and mothers. They offer a much-needed forewarning on what to expect from your changing body, exposing the myths, challenges, and insecurities you’ll face throughout pregnancy and beyond—and what to do about them. With startling confessions of women’s unspoken fears and advice on how to remedy them, this essential compendium of girl-friendly advice will help champion any woman to feel her best about her body, herself, and her role as a mom.

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October 8, 2009 : Author Amy Sohn's "Prospect Park West" Book Reading and Signing Party at Richard Meier On Prospect Park


Momasphere hosted bestselling author Amy Sohn for a book reading of her latest novel Prospect Park West (Simon & Schuster; September 1, 2009; $25.00) on October 8th, 2009 from 7-9pm at the stunning Richard Meier On Prospect Park.  Book Court offered discounted copies of the book for $20. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit


The event showcased two Brooklyn icons in one exciting evening: a reading, signing and Q&A by Brooklyn mommy author Amy Sohn from her new book, Prospect Park West in the minimalist architectural masterpiece, Richard Meier On Prospect Park.  Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company has optioned the story in conjunction with HBO for a half-hour show.  In the same way that "Sex and the City" examined the lives of four independent women who live and love in contemporary Manhattan, Sohn's latest novel delves into the scandalous, sexy lives of four different mothers as each goes through a crisis adjusting to parenthood in the picturesque haven of Park Slope, Brooklyn.  

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