Skip to main content.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

We had some technical changes, but the website is now back up and running! I hope to do some updating of the resources soon. If there is something you would like to see here, please let me know in the comments on this page.

Meetings are continuing in 2011.
The next Grand Rapids Babywearers meeting will be Thursday, April 21 at 10:00 am.
The next GRNP meeting will be Thursday, May 5 at 10:00 am.

There is now a Natural Family Living Meeting in Rockford on the fourth Thursday of the month.
North Kent Presbyterian Church
6175 Kuttshill Dr.
Rockford, MI

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our sister group, the Grand Rapids Babywearers, would like everyone to know that the meeting set for August 19 has been cancelled.

Friday, April 09, 2010

We continue to meet at the same time and place. Please see "About" section for more details. Children are always welcome. We have a 4 meeting general topic rotation: Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth, Natural Bonding, Natural Health, and the Natural Environment. Specific topics in each category vary.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

We are unable to use our usual meeting space this month, so we will be meeting at Wilcox Park.

To get to Wilcox Park from the church:

Turn Right (East) on Burton
Turn Left (North) on Plymouth
You will pass Hall and then Lake
Turn Left (West) on Robinson Rd.
Turn Right on Youell Ave.
The park is 100 Youell Ave SE, on the right

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

August 6, 2009:
Meeting #4: Natural Environment
Come enjoy socialization and playtime outdoors at Wilcox Park!

September 3, 2009:
Meeting #1: Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth

Past Topics

November 6, 2008:
Meeting #4: Natural Environment
Holiday Shopping: Buying Local & Fair Trade with the owner(s) of Hop Scotch

December 4, 2008:
Meeting #1: Pregnancy and Childbirth
Healthy Pregnancy with Jodi Borsk, Bradley Instructor

February 5, 2009:
Meeting #2: Bonding
Emotional and Cognitive Development in Baby's First Year
with Gwenden

March 5, 2009:
Meeting #3: Natural Health
Yoga with Jen

April 2, 2009:
Meeting #4: Natural Environment
The Scoop on Fresh, Local Food: Bring your tips for where to find or how to grow your favorites! This will be an open forum discussion, instead of having a presenter.

May 7, 2009:
Meeting #1: Pregnancy and Childbirth
The Midwifery Model of Care: Why it should be the standard of care, and what we can do about it.

June 4, 2009:
Meeting #2: Bonding
Elimination Communication, by Serenity

July 2, 2009:
Meeting #3: Natural Health
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Monday, June 30, 2008

July 3:
Meeting #4: Natural Environment
A Naturally Safe Summer: Remedies and Prevention Strategies for things like insect bites, sunburn, and more!

August 7:
Meeting #1: Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth
Planning Your Postpartum Support
Come learn about all the postpartum support resources in the GR area. Learn about making a postpartum plan, and discuss natural measures for helping to prevent post-partum depression.

September 4:
Meeting #2: Natural Bonding
Cosleeping: The latest research from the Mother-Baby-Sleep-Laboratory

October 2:
Meeting #3: Natural Health
Introduction to Homeopathy

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Meeting #2: Bonding
Topic: Tandem Nursing

Friday, February 22, 2008

Our next meeting will be Thursday, March 6.

Meeting #4: Natural Environment
Topic: Cloth Diapers

Bring your stash to show and tell. Bring diapers to sell or trade. Bring any questions you have about cloth diapers!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The meeting on Thursday, February 7 has been CANCELLED due to the snowy weather. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

January 3
February 7
March 6
April 3
May 1
June 5
July 3
August 7
September 4
October 2
November 6
December 4

Saturday, November 24, 2007

It is meeting #1 on pregnancy and natural childbirth. More meeting info is under "about" on the website.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Meeting #4: Natural Pregnancy and Childbirth
Topic: Menstrual Cycles and Fertility

We will be discussing how to recognize and chart fertility signs, trying to conceive, natural family planning, natural remedies for pms, and any other related topics people want to bring up.
Friends of Michigan Midwives is currently collecting birth stories from Michigan mothers to publish. All types of births and birth stories are welcome, whether at a hospital, birth center, or home; natural or including interventions; attended by a dr, midwife or UA. We really want a cross-section of birth experiences to capture what birth looks like in Michigan at the beginning of the 21st century. You may submit your stories by email to jessimat@gmail. com or to Please include a contact address or phone number in your email, and let us know if you have pictures you would be willing to share.

Friday, August 03, 2007

The meeting on September 6 will be on the vaccine debate. Please come for this lively but respectful discussion. We meet at Hope Reformed Church at the corner of Burton and Kalamazoo at 10 am.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

We will be talking about cloth diapers. Bring your stash and be prepared to talk about your favorites! There will be opportunities for swapping diapers too if you want.

Thursday, June 7, 10 am at Hope Reformed Church at the corner of Kalamazoo and Burton in Grand Rapids

Check out the Michigan Natural Parenting Forum: