I like to help out military families, past and present, so, the following is a guest post by Alisson Kolodner, wife of a former Navy submariner, and co founder of Our Baby Class
“My husband is a former submariner and right when we left the Navy I got pregnant with our first child. We then settled in a city where we had no family or friends. When my son was born, I had to cobble together a support system, scour books for information on how to take care of a baby, and just hope that somehow we were doing it right. I was a mom without a village.
Four kids later, and after meeting many new parents over the years as a childbirth educator, I realized that it wasn’t just me who felt alone in those early days. It’s common for many new parents to feel isolated and lacking a community or mentorship once baby arrives. And it can feel especially so for military families who find themselves either moving frequently or not living near family. So I decided to create Our Baby Class to fill the void and bring that village back.
OBC offers evidence-based information and supportive classes to new and expecting parents, all through local certified teachers. Our classes are guided by some basic principles, but above all else, we encourage parents to trust their instincts and that, despite supermarket wisdom, their baby can’t be spoiled. You can read about all of our classes here.
We want to reach military families because we know Our Baby Class can have a real, positive impact on both the people taking the classes and the mentors teaching them. New moms feel more confident learning valuable information and gaining the support of new friends and a valued mentor. And our teachers are able to earn real money, on a schedule they create, with a business that can travel with them anywhere in the world. As a special thank you to our military veterans and their families, we are offering a Veterans Day discount of 40% off any 2016 OBC teacher training so you can create the much needed parenting village wherever you land.”