November 9, 2006
News@EssentialMom.com

In this issue:
Maternal Matters
Daniel Webster Book Fair
Northern Westchester Hospital Center
WPESA Holiday Boutique
Katonah Community Center

Overwhelmed by Motherhood?

Being a new mother can be one of the most exciting, joyful and meaningful experiences in life. However, many mothers also feel stress, loneliness, anxiety and confusion. It is highly beneficial for mothers to give themselves permission to understand both the joys and challenges associated with their experience as a mother. It can be difficult for mothers to find time and energy to connect with their own needs and identity.

You're not alone!

"Maternal Matters" is a support group where Moms find great comfort and relief from others going through the same experiences. The group provides an environment for mothers to express and explore their unique experience of being a mother. It's a place to discuss the tremendous changes of motherhood and gain guidance and support as families develop and grow.

Themes of the Group:

  • The unique role of motherhood
  • Child development
  • Marital relationships and co-parenting
  • How your own upbringing impacts your family today
  • Baby blues
  • Deciding to return to work or stay home
  • Body issues

Susan Greenberg, LCSW
Susan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Psychotherapist who maintains a private practice in Mount Kisco and Manhattan. She provides group and individual therapy to women dealing with the stresses and challenges associated with motherhood. The support group, Maternal Matters, meets Wednesday evenings from 7:45pm to 9:00pm in Mount Kisco.

For additional information regarding Maternal Matters contact:
Susan Greenberg, LCSW
914.837.0928
smgree@yahoo.com

*This article was sponsored by Susan Greenberg of Maternal Matters

Daniel Webster Book Fair

Join us for a Book Fair at the Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle

Join the Webster PTA and families whose children attend the Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle as they participate in the Webster Book Fair Monday, November 13th to Wednesday, November 15th, from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. The Book Fair is also open Tuesday evening, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

Books from Pre-K to middle school reading ability and even adult reading level books will be available from the Scholastic Book Company. Holiday books, cook books, reference books, coffee table books, study guides and more are also available. Look for a large selection of books written in Spanish.

Friends and neighbors are welcome to attend the Webster Book Fair. It is an excellent opportunity for holiday shopping.

Contact Margaret Poggioli or Deborah Burns, PTA Event Chairs or School Office Staff at Daniel Webster Elementary School, 95 Glenmore Drive New Rochelle, 914.576.4460 for more information.

Northern Westchester Hospital Center

Adult Flu Vaccine

Northern Westchester Hospital is sponsoring a flu shot clinic for persons 18 or over. There will be a $15 fee for the vaccine. No appointment necessary.
**You should not take the flu shot if you have a fever, are allergic to eggs or Thimerosol; or have an active neurological disorder.

When: Tuesday, November 28th from 4 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 9th from 9 am to noon

Where: Main Entrance, Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco

Questions? Contact: 914-666-1902

The Auxiliary of the Northern Westchester Hospital invites you to its 5th annual Holiday Shopping Boutique

On Wednesday, November 15th from 9am to 5 pm join the Hospital Auxiliary at their Holiday Boutique-- get your Holiday shopping done early, buy your hostess a great gift for Thanksgiving, or get yourself a little something fun!

Wednesday, November 15th, Bedford Historical Hall, Bedford Village Green, 9am to 5pm.
15% of all sales go to the Northern Westchester Hospital in support of the Pediatric Suite of NWH's planned state-of-the-art Emergency Department.

2006 Participating Vendors: Amy Fine Design, Annie Lane, Asiatique, A. Tierney, AT Studios, Catch All Linens, Denali Four Imports, Everything is Rosey, Ilyse's Pieces, Little Follies, Liza Designs, Mrs. Monogram, Paper Plus, Small Joys, Summer Place, Suzanne Saltzman, LLC, The Beline, Two Bees-- Whitney Tremaine, Venemy Orchids

*Suggested $10 donation at the door. Cash and checks accepted. Limited credit card sales.

Visit the Northern Westchester Hospital
WPESA Boutique

West Patent Elementary School Parent Association Holiday Boutique

West Patent Elementary School Hosts their first annual Holiday Boutique and Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, November 11, 2006. The West Patent Elementary School Association (WPESA) invites the community to attend its first Annual Holiday Boutique and pancake breakfast. The boutique will bring together vendors with holiday and gift items. There will also be other family oriented activities. The WPESA Holiday Boutique and Pancake Breakfast will be held within West Patent Elementary School (80 West Patent Road, Bedford Hills, NY) from 8am to 1pm.

Proceeds from both events will support enrichment programs for approximately 330 children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Special programs include speakers on self control, bullying, a science fair, off-campus trips to nature and science centers, orchards and farms.

For more information, please call 914.666.3245 or check out www.wpes-parentslink.org
Katonah Community Center

The Katonah Community Center seeks to improve the dignity, security and well-being of persons in Northern Westchester. The Community Center welcomes broad volunteer involvement and participation by residents and organizations in Northern Westchester. The Community Center provides supplemental food and clothing to all who need it within the geographic area they serve. The Center also offers employment counseling and classes, and refers those in need to appropriate resources. The Center continually identifies and assesses the changing needs and resources of the community, modifying its programs accordingly to meet the needs of its clients in the best possible ways.

The Community Center provides the following services: Food Market, Clothing Boutique, Career Counseling, English Conversation Classes, Computer Classes, Furniture Exchange, School Supplies, Holiday Share and Share the Warmth Program of Holiday collections.

Right now the Community Center is requesting cribs and changing tables for their clients who are expecting, or who have recently given birth. The Center's Furniture Coordinator, Ginny Lee, will match donations with clients. Please call the center at 914-623-2572 with details (name, phone #, and donation information). Unfortunately, due to very limited space, the Center cannot receive the donations at their building.

Please call 914-623-2572 or visit www.communitycenterinkatonah.org
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