Coffee & Convos: 2024 Past Events

If you missed out on Coffee & Convos in 2024, here's the full list of all our guest speakers and topics!

Did you miss out on our moms group? Email info@the-fourth.ca and let us know about a speaker or topic you'd like us to bring back! 


JANUARY

Jan 3: Coffee & Chill

No guest speaker this week. Come for free coffee and chat with moms!

 

Jan 10: CANCELLED

We are cancelling Coffee & Convos this week. There will be no coffee and chill either.

We apologize to moms who were looking forward to this week. Please join us next week on January 17th!

 

Jan 17: Baby Oral Development

Dr. Michelle Lee, Dentist and owner of Apollonia Dental

Baby oral development and how it affects breathing.

 

Jan 24: Baby Sleep

Lisa Caputo, Infant and toddler sleep and well-being specialist with Little Village Sleep

Ease your mind and remove the stress from your infant / toddlers sleep while we spend the morning talking about the normal (and hard) parts of pediatric sleep with ways to work toward better sleep without needing to follow outdated sleep training programs.

 

Jan 31: Meet Moms

Are you looking to meet another mom?

If you were hoping to find a friend at Coffee & Convos and got a little overwhelmed by the 52 moms who showed up, come this week!

We'll be helping you foster new connections. Find your community at Coffee & Convos.

For anxious moms, moms coming for the first time with questions, or if you're unsure if this is a good idea for you, please email Iris at info@the-fourth.ca

We want you to be comfortable. If you need someone to sit with, introduce you to another mom, be that first friend when you walk in the door, we're here for you!

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 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 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 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 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 27: Emotional Regulation Strategies

Georgia Miller is an author, teacher and owner of Mindful Brunette

Join Georgia as she'll chat about emotional regulation strategies, her story and her book! Georgia will be starting right at 1PM, so please be sure to arrive before then.

 

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 5Mastering 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

 

Mar 27Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Alyssa Newman, Registered Nurse with Public Health

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

10:15AM-10:30AM City of Edmonton Councillor Tim Cartmell will be speaking with moms.

APRIL

Apr 2: Postpartum Fertility

Crisia Tabacaru is a Fertility Awareness Educator & Fertility Doula with Cycle and Flow

The return of fertility postpartum can be challenging to navigate, but it doesn't have to be confusing. We'll chat about cycle charting postpartum, what your hormones are up to, factors that affect conceiving again, and options for natural birth control.

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 9: Postpartum Running

Kaye Burrows is a Fitness Professional with Core Love Fitness Ltd.

Running postpartum: Want to get back to running this spring? Hoping to sign up for a race with some friends? Get the top tips on how to run without pain or peeing after having a baby.

Apr 10Pelvic Health

Tia McLean is a Physiotherapist with Nest Integrative Wellness

Tia will be chatting about pelvic health!

Apr 16 & 17: Ask The Mama Coach

Courteney Dennett is a Registered Nurse and Mama Coach with The Mama Coach

Join us for Ask The Mama Coaches! Come to get answers from registered nurses and an IBCLC to all your feeding, sleeping, potty training, newborn and all things parenting questions!

Apr 23:  Be Inspired to Spend More Time Outside 

Tara Sliwkanich, Outdoor Family Adventures Educator with Outside With Tara

Tara is an outdoor enthusiast and uses her social media: Outside With Tara, to help empower and educate parents, especially new moms, to get outside more with their babies and kids! Come chat with Tara to learn how to spend more time outdoors with your family!

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.

Apr 30: How to Prepare Your Body for Optimal Pregnancy

Halah Alareeki, Registered Dietitian with Inara Nutrition

For those planning to grow their family and support their bodies in preparation for another pregnancy. Join us for a talk about nutrition for preconception and how to prepare your body for optimal pregnancy outcomes.

More events from our 2023 Coffee & Convos here and Coffee & Convos in 2022 are listed here.

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