M+A Virtual Events

  • Tiny Tots Speech and Language Group Sessions with Tiny Talkers (6–12 months)

    Tiny Tots Speech and Language Group Sessions with Tiny Talkers (6–12 months) 

    $20.00

    Speech-language pathologists, Becky Chamberlain, M.S., CCC-SLP and Stephanie Tuthill, M.A., CCC-SLP, will discuss important speech and language milestones, ways to encourage babbling in babies, and first words by 12 months. Plus, get your questions answered during a live Q&A.

    This 60-minute small-group class is for parents and caregivers of little ones 6-12 months old.

    Registration limit: 15

    About Tiny Talkers:

    Becky Chamberlain and Stephanie Tuthill are co-founders of Tiny Talkers, LLC. Tiny Talkers is a speech and language resource dedicated to helping you get your little ones talking! They offer speech tips, strategies, resources and more. You can find them on Instagram @tiny.talkers and online www.tinytalkerschicago.com.

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  • Helping A Child Prepare for a New Sibling

    Helping A Child Prepare for a New Sibling 

    Monday, September 21st at 7:00pm CT on Zoom.

    Free

    Hosted by, Sarah Bren a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in psychodynamic and relationship-based approaches to working with young adults, adults, parents, and families. She is passionate about helping individuals and families develop deeper, more meaningful connections within themselves and with others, foster respectful and emotionally secure relationships, reduce suffering, and increase effectiveness and confidence. She has a particular interest in teaching parents, caregivers, and childcare organizations about how respectful parenting principles can improve the quality of their relationships with their loved ones and, by extension, help the children in their lives become more authentic, confident, independent, and kind. Dr. Bren see clients in her private practice in Pelham, NY. She is currently providing care to all of her clients virtually. Her digital parenting course The Authentic Parent: Finding Your Parenting Confidence in the First Year launches in October.

    How parents can support a child/children process the good and the not so good feelings that emerge when a new sibling is on the way.

    Topics will include:

    • How to talk to your child(ren) about a new sibling
    • How to respond empathetically and validate a child's full range of feelings
    • How to set up a supportive environment and predictable routine to help minimize the impact of other big changes
    • How to set effective limits around inappropriate behavior (acting out) in the context of a new sibling
    • How to manage the stressors of parenting multiple children
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  • The Karina Method: Must-Have Healthy Pregnancy Tips

    The Karina Method: Must-Have Healthy Pregnancy Tips 

    Coming soon!

    $15.00

    Join Certified Integrative Nutritionist, Celebrity Health Coach and mom of three, Karina Heinrich, as she walks you through the nutritional advantages of choosing the right foods for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.


    Each attendee will also get her TKM PREGNANT downloadable guide ($25 value) filled with tips and strategies like what to eat while pregnant, finding calm through meditation, delicious recipes and grocery lists.


    Plus, Karina will demo two of her favorite pregnancy craving recipes— Peanut Butter Protein Bites & Homemade Granola.  

  • Tunes With Tim

    Tunes With Tim (all ages)

    Fridays at 9:00am–9:30am Central Time and 4:00pm–4:30pm Central Time

    Free

    Tim uses his wide repertoire of original & classic songs – from nursery rhymes to Beatles tunes – to inspire kids AND adults to dance, sing & play along at home.


    Please select a Date & Time to register:

    Register Now on Zoom
  • Tiny Tunes With Tim

    Tiny Tunes With Tim (0–12 months)

    Fridays at 12:00pm–12:30pm Central Time

    Free

    Tim uses a variety of interactive children's songs aimed at inspiring families to sing together while gently moving with their babies at home. 


    Please select a Date & Time to register:

    Register Now on Zoom
  • Hip Hop Bop with Lincoln Park Dance and Move (Ages 3-5)

    Hip Hop Bop with Lincoln Park Dance and Move (Ages 3-5) 

    $10.00

    AGES 3-5 

    Every Tuesday at 10:00am Central Time 

    Break out your freestyle moves and let's have a living room dance party! Hip Hop Bop combines fun tunes, cool hip hop steps, and basic break-dancing so your child can break it down. Classes will kick off with a warm up, deep dive into hip hop elements, practice across the floor, and fun combinations to get your child grooving! 

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  • Hip Hop Bop with Lincoln Park Dance and Move ( Ages 5-7)

    Hip Hop Bop with Lincoln Park Dance and Move ( Ages 5-7) 

    $10.00

    AGES 5-7

    Every Wednesday at 3:00pm Central Time 

    Let's get moving! Have your child join in as we warm up, learn new steps, and explore different styles and combinations. While the class focuses on hip hop technique, it also emphasizes style - pulling in elements from popping, locking, and breaking. In Hip Hop Bop, your child will have a blast as they learn how to express themselves through movement and feel confident and cool as they break it down!

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  • Dinner Prep with Beverly Kim: Lentil Bolagnese with Spaghetti Squash

    Dinner Prep with Beverly Kim: Lentil Bolagnese with Spaghetti Squash 

    $10.00

    Join Michelin Star Chef Beverly Kim in the kitchen as she shows us how to create simple recipes for everyone in the family to enjoy! First up, her Lentil Bolagnese with Spaghetti Squash

    recipe serves 4 (vegetarian) 

    Beverly Kim has risen through the ranks of Chicago’s restaurant scene to become one of the city’s most acclaimed and recognized chefs. Alongside her husband Johnny Clark, Kim is best known as chef and co-owner of Parachute, a restaurant in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago that melds Western fine-dining techniques with Korean ingredients. Since opening in May 2014, Parachute has received a bevy of local and national accolades — “Best New Restaurant 2015” by the Chicago Tribune, “Restaurant of the Year 2014” by Eater Chicago, a spot on Bon Appetit’s nationwide “Best New Restaurants” list in 2015, and a prestigious one-star rating from the Michelin Guide five years running. For their cuisine and service at Parachute, Kim and Clark shared a 2019 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes.

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  • Diversity and Inclusiveness Class with Nadia Pardesi

    Diversity and Inclusiveness Class with Nadia Pardesi 

    $10.00

    Ages 5-9

    In this class, children will carefully study their identity as well as the identity of others. They will examine their physical characteristics as well traits that are deeply rooted inside of them. Through story time and an art project, they will reflect on living in a world that is full of diversity.

    Nadia Pardesi is an elementary school teacher with over ten years of experience. She currently teaches at Francis W. Parker School, an independent school in Chicago where she is also a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator and a Students of Color Affinity Group Facilitator. She is devoted to creating anti-bias curriculum and takes pride in cultivating culturally responsive classrooms. She has her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and her bachelor’s in Political Science. Nadia is a proud mama of twins and is originally from the Washington, DC area.

    A percentage of proceeds from this class will go to Ladies of Virtue. Launched in 2011, Ladies of Virtue (LOV) is an award winning mentoring and leadership development program for girls. LOV's mission is to instill purpose, passion, and perseverance in girls, ages 9 to 18, while preparing them for college, careers, and to become change agents in their communities.

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  • Motor Milestone Series: Tummy Time Strategies

    Motor Milestone Series: Tummy Time Strategies 

    $10.00

    In this mini class with a Q&A, parents will learn how they can help their child progress with newborn and early tummy time and strategies for the foundational first 3 months of early childhood motor development. 

    Week 1: Tummy Time Strategies

    Risha Kotecha headshot

    Risha Kotecha is a board-certified physical therapist with an additional board certification in Pediatrics and owner of Steady Steps PT which focuses on infant and child motor development classes for children of all abilities. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the Mayo Clinic, Pediatric Residency at the University of Michigan, and MBA from DePaul University. She is currently practicing as a Pediatric Physical Therapist at a top children's hospital in Chicago.

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