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Wait!! Don't Throw the Mashed Potatoes!
A Communication Workshop for the Holidays 

Just in time for the holidays, OCEA brings you a special family communication workshop to make the season a little brighter…and a lot less messy.

Family visits and holiday events are coming up fast. Even though you’re excited about your family gathering to share in the joy of the new little one, there may also be a little bit of trepidation. After all, even with all the delights of the holidays, they can also bring a little extra “gift” of tension or misunderstanding.

Whether this new baby is your child, grandchild, niece or nephew, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn strategies and solutions for good communication around parenting choices, Covid, and setting healthy boundaries. We’ll show you how to help some of those old and outdated family patterns become more positive and harmonious. After all, mashed potatoes look so much tastier on your plate than in your hair. 

So come join us! It may be the best gift you give yourself this year – aside from that gorgeous baby, of course.

Who’s invited? This workshop is designed for anyone who will be joining you at your family event. Registration is for one participant Plus-One

The cost of this workshop is $60 (cdn + tax)

People who took our online class during COVID-19 had this to say:

Given the continued need to physically distance, the size of our room rentals and the evolving state of our global pandemic, OCEA will continue to offer all classes online throughout 2022.
We dearly want to support the health of expectant families.

Was very impressed with the educator, delivery, personal stories and experiences and neutral, evidence based opinions and attitude

Bringing Baby Home – with Brandie Lekovic

Julia was excellent. Very personable and she made you feel very comfortable in the class and when asking questions. Really enjoyed her overall approach. I will definitely be recommending her and the class to friends.

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes

Lily made online learning more community like than we thought was possible! It was also very nice to learn from the comfort of our own home!

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi

It was useful to understand the real benefit of breastfeeding compared to formula, as opposed to all the judgemental information that is out there.

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes

Great use of zoom. Thank you.

Pre Natal One Day – with Brandie Lekovic

Easy going, could speak up and ask questions without feeling judged.

Pre Natal One Day – with Brandie Lekovic

Julia was really great and enthusiastic.

Pre Natal – with Julia Wykes

Erin was incredibly personable, knowledgable, responsive and a very fun teacher. She was able to keep our attention throughout the day with her lovely jokes, depth of her knowledge and experience and kind and welcoming personality. We learned a lot from the class and truly enjoyed ourselves.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

The course Bringing Baby Home was suggested to me, I had no idea there would be so many other options - what a great service to the National Capital Region!

Pre Natal – with Lilly Bianchi

Learning about travel, answering questions related to Covid 19, having her demonstrate baby carriers (I was about to give up on mine before this) and just all of the support for caring for a newborn that we would have otherwise not known.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

Erin was absolutely amazing, very knowledgeable and kept the class interactive even in the online platform. Very helpful at answering questions and gave a lot of great tips.

Bringing Baby Home – with Erin Shaheen

The prenatal class through OCEA was amazing! It was so nice receiving information with my partner by my side. It led us to having continued conversations in our own home about pregnancy, our plans for labour, delivery, and postpartum. Brandie is an incredible educator. She makes everyone feel at ease, she is hilarious, honest, and nonjudgmental. She wants the best for each couple simply by making sure you are informed with the best information out there

Pre Natal – with Brandie Lekovic

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  • Special Event
    one evening classes
    Mon, Dec. 12 2022
    07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
    Online using Zoom
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