Coffee & Convos

Coffee & Convos Edmonton Moms Group
Join our free drop-in moms group every Wednesday morning 10:00AM to 11:30AM and Tuesday afternoon 1:00PM to 2:30PM at The Fourth! Enjoy a free cup of Nespresso coffee, meet new friends and chat about motherhood. We'll be bringing in guest speakers and learning about important topics related to motherhood and maternal mental health.

Bring your littles with you! There will be a LEGO table and sensory bins by Learn With Dom Kits for kids to play with. This is a free event and no rsvp is needed!

Please note, due to illness or personal reasons there may be last minute changes in guest speakers or topics. We try to update our website and Instagram as often as possible. We are no longer continuing moms group on Tuesday evening and have added an afternoon group.

GUEST SPEAKERS  

FEBRUARY

Feb 7 Navigating Early Development: A Guide to The First Year

Justin Prenioslo, Physio Therapist with Stork Mobile Physiotherapy

Justin will guide you through the crucial 1st year milestones, offering insights on factors that can either boost or impede a baby's development. From asymmetries such as torticollis and janky crawling he'll equip you with the essentials for your little one's growth journey.

 

Feb 14Romance & Adventure!

Aleja Pena, Digital Nomad with Aleja Odyssey

Romance & Adventure! We talk long term travel as a couple, relationships, and how we earn money while on the road. Learn how you can do the same through becoming a digital nomad, finding remote work, becoming location independent, and surviving the trip.

 

Feb 21Speech and Language Milestones

Lauren Sorokin, Speech Language Pathologist with Baseline Speech & Language Services Inc.

How to layer language on top of everyday play, and "when to be concerned" information will be shared. We will share what to expect on your little one's journey to first words, and beyond, and how/ where you can access support if needed.

 

Feb 28: Infant Flat Head Syndrome

Sarah Elhanafy, Kinesiologist and Marketing Manager with ROKband Pediatric Headshape Clinic

We will discuss infant flat head syndrome (Plagiocephaly), what to look for, how to prevent, assessment and options for treatment.

 

MARCH

Mar 6Mastering Movement: Exploring the Later Stages of Development, Asymmetries, and Footwear Essentials

Justin Prenioslo, Physio Therapist with Stork Mobile Physiotherapy

Justin will explore the later stages of development, shedding light on skills like crawling and walking that might take a bit more time to master. He'll also highlight asymmetries to be mindful of, including janky leg crawling, toe walking, and offer insights into the right footwear at the right stage. 

 

Mar 13: The Pressures to "Do It All"

Katrina Petryshyn is a mom and owner of The Makers Keep

What they DON’T tell you about being a women, a mom and a business owner. An honest and real talk about the pressures to “do it all”.

 

Mar 20The Daily Check-in: My #1 Relationship Hack

Krista Yaskiw, Addictions Counsellor and Life & Relationship Coach with Krista Yaskiw Coaching

As a relationship coach and counsellor, I will share my #1 tool to get you connecting with your partner. After having kids there is no doubt our relationships can shift, but this busy people approved strategy will get you communicating about the things that matter the most to keep things on track. 

 

Mar 27Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Alyssa Newman, Registered Nurse with Public Health

When your dream becomes your worst nightmare. Told from a personal experience.

 

APRIL

Apr 3Postpartum Exercise

Amy Moolyk is an Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach and co-owner of Connect Physiotherapy & Exercise

Join Amy as she shares essential insights on postpartum exercise, focusing on the latest research and offering practical advice for building back strength after childbirth. With specialization in biomechanics and exercise physiology, and over a decade of coaching experience, Amy brings valuable knowledge to moms seeking to navigate their fitness journey post-baby.

 

Apr 10: TBA 

 

Apr 17: Get Outside with Your Babies & Kids

Tara Sliwkanich, Outdoor Family Adventures Educator with Outside With Tara

I help empower and educate parents, especially new moms, to be get outside more with their babies and kids!

 

Apr 24Mommy Drinking Culture

Krista Yaskiw, Addictions Counsellor and Life & Relationship Coach with Krista Yaskiw Coaching

#winemom might be a running joke, but the impacts on moms is anything but. In this workshop we will discuss the increasing trends of drinking culture in mothers in an open and non-judgmental way. We will also talk about the alternative coping strategies to help deal with the stress and isolation of parenthood.

 

 

Feb 13Meet & Greet

 

Join us for our very first Tuesday afternoon Coffee & Convos! Starts at 1:00PM. Come and connect with moms. No guest speaker.

 

Feb 20: No Guest Speaker

Due to illness Aleja will not be able to speak today. Come for coffee and a place to meet moms!

Romance & Adventure!

Aleja Pena, Digital Nomad with Aleja Odyssey

Romance & Adventure! We talk long term travel as a couple, relationships, and how we earn money while on the road. Learn how you can do the same through becoming a digital nomad, finding remote work, becoming location independent, and surviving the trip.

 

Feb 27: TBA

 

MARCH

Mar 5: TBA

 

Mar 12: Rest and Digest

Dr. Anna Winner is a Pediatric Chiropractor with LiveWell Family Chiropractor

Rest and Digest aka sleep and poop!

Has your little one struggled with constipation? Do they hold their fist bunched up most of the time, arching their back, uncomfortable, and bicycle kicks just don't seem to do the trick? Have nights been challenging despite all of the best sleep advice?

Come learn about how chiropractic might be able to help! This session will include an engaging conversation, at-home tips, and a Q&A session, as well as an opportunity to see some of the technology we use in our office to help analyze and quantify stresses on your baby's nerve system that might be contributing to these challenges.

 

Mar 19: Postpartum Exercise

Amy Moolyk is an Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach and co-owner of Connect Physiotherapy & Exercise

Join Amy as she shares essential insights on postpartum exercise, focusing on the latest research and offering practical advice for building back strength after childbirth. With specialization in biomechanics and exercise physiology, and over a decade of coaching experience, Amy brings valuable knowledge to moms seeking to navigate their fitness journey post-baby.

 

Mar 26: Building A Better Edmonton

Michael Janz is a City Councillor with the City of Edmonton

Michael is an City Councillor, but he's also a dad of two youngsters. Come and chat with Michael about building a better edmonton for families of all ages and formations.

 

2024 Schedule will be coming out as we book our guest speakers.

 

Support Our Mom Community

WANT TO HELP OUR THRIVING MOM COMMUNITY?

We've had a lot of mom ask, "How can I support moms group?"

Providing a free moms group takes A LOT of resources from our small business! The best way to help is make a monetary donation or to shop at The Fourth.

If you would like to find out other ways you can support The Fourth and our mom community, learn about how you can help here!

FAQ

Everyone is welcome!

Do I need to RSVP?

No, this is a drop-in moms group.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes! Bring your babies and kids. We have toys for your littles to play with.

Do I need to pay?

No, this is a FREE moms group. We're all about building community at The Fourth and keeping this group free allows us to welcome everyone.

What time does it start?

Wednesday moms group starts at 10:00AM. Get a free coffee when doors open (the gates are loud and we recommend waiting by Capital Vision Care until doors are fully open). 10:30AM our guest speaker starts.

Tuesday moms group starts at 1:00PM. Our guest speaker starts at 1:30PM.

Is there a smaller moms group?

We know moms group can get overwhelming. As we open the doors to all moms, we are not able to limit the size of our group.

If you'd like a smaller, intimate moms group, sign up for the paid Mama Bear Play Club moms group at The Fourth. Maximum of 10 moms per group.

What guest speakers have you had in the past?

See what you missed out! A list of our past 2023 Coffee & Convos here and Coffee & Convos in 2022 are listed here.

Do you have other in store events?

Absolutely! We have different events every month. We've had baby lap time, free fitness Fridays, and infant CPR for moms. Other events and workshops include black and white kids photos, floral workshops, calligraphy, watercolour painting, and more! You can learn more about upcoming events at The Fourth here.

Will I be in photos and videos?

Photos and videos are taken for our social media during our moms group. Any talks that are livestreamed on our Instagram will focus on the guest speaker, but may include individuals who are seated close to the speaker.

I'd love to be a guest speaker, who do I talk to?

We'd love to have you speak! Email Iris info@the-fourth.ca to discuss how you can be a guest speaker.

I'd love to partner with you, is there any way I can collaborate?

We're all about working together with small businesses! Email Iris info@the-fourth.ca to see how we can be a part of Coffee & Convos.

Other questions?

Send us an email info@the-fourth.ca