Jen Frick's Mother Day suggestion for new moms:
- Help mom get uninterrupted hours of sleep.
- Get a jewelry gift that connects mom to baby.
- Hire a maid service to help mom de-stress.
- Hire a personal chef to cook ahead - or have a "Crock Pot" shower where 10 friends make a meal ahead for the new mom.
- Create a memory book for mom of her life before baby.
Jen Frick brings 10 years of experience in healthcare specializing in infants, children and pre and postnatal education. Prior to founding The Tulip Grove, Jen worked in management and lead positions at Alta Bates Hospital and Children's Hospital Oakland. A Registered Respiratory Therapist, Jen has helped hundreds of children at critical moments in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She has also lead educational conferences and presentations for other healthcare providers. As a pre and postnatal fitness instructor, a support group leader, lactation counselor and Stroller Strides franchise owner, she has helped expectant and new moms navigate the changes and experiences woman encounter through pregnancy, childbirth and life with a newborn. Originally from Indiana, Jen lives in the Montclair area and is a mother of two (Penny, 4 and Elliot, 1). Jen received her B.S. in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University and an A.S. in Respiratory Therapy, specializing in neonatal and pediatrics. She also completed the Lactation Counselor program through University California in San Diego. She serves as an adjunct professor at Napa Valley College and has presented at national healthcare and fitness conferences. She has also published articles in e-pregnancy magazine and the Journal of Respiratory Care.
About /*The Tulip Grove*/
The Tulip Grove, founded in 2008, is the East Bay's premier resource for new and expectant parents. With more than 25 combined years of experience in education, fitness & nutrition, and business management, Jen Frick and Victoria Maitland offer professionally-led classes, workshops and peer support groups along with all of the baby products parents need to take the anxiety out of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting.
The Tulip Grove
2078 Antioch Court
Oakland, CA 94611
Mother's Day Weekend Event at The Tulip Grove:
Saturday, May 9, 2009 10 am - 4 pm
First Annual "Best from Belly to Baby Fair"
Location: Parking lot on Antioch Court in the Montclair Village of Oakland, just near The Tulip Grove at 2078 Antioch Court, Oakland, California 94611
About the event: Local musicians will keep families entertained while vendors offer the best in baby clothing, shoes, strollers, toys and baby products, just in time for Mother's Day. Many products will be sold at reduced prices and there will be special giveaways and raffle prizes from Baby Bjorn, Baby Soy, BellaBand, Cleanwell, Kicky Pants, Medela, and Miracle Blankets.
All vendors have been hand selected by The Tulip Grove for having the best quality and best design for their products. Confirmed vendors are: Aden & Anais, BOB Strollers, Cat Nap Quilts, Freshly Squeezed, Gus & Max, Livie and Luca, Mariposa Designs, Rock 'n Roll Baby, Penny and Maude, Paw Prints, Peekaboo Maps, Scaboozie, and Violet's Peapod, and more.