For Mommybites co-founders, Laura Deutsch and Heather Ouida, it all started with a few simple questions: Is there a way for all moms from anywhere in the county to have access to quality parenting classes? Could they attend without ever leaving their homes? Could the class instructors be the same respected experts who were already running Mommybites' successful in-person classes? Could the classes be free?
It turns out that the answer to all of these questions is YES!
Laura and Heather have spent the last few years transforming these hypothetical questions into a reality - a reality that has gained them recognition from moms as far away as Romania and Australia (not to mention moms across the 50 States) and from national media, such as the Wall Street Journal. Attending these free online parenting seminars merely requires either a phone or a computer. Moms sign up for the classes on the Mommybites website and then receive the dial-in or login information. It’s that simple.
Topics vary from common parenting themes such as infant and toddler sleep, potty training, developmental milestones and post-baby finances, to more complex themes such as protecting children from sexual predators, children and divorce, children with special needs, and much more! Moms can either just listen to the class or they can jump in and ask questions to the expert. “We wanted to create an environment where all moms feel comfortable,” says Laura Deutsch.
Heather Ouida likes to tell the story of her husband coming home from work one day, laughing. It turns out he went into one of his colleague’s offices at lunch time, only to have her shush him out the door because she was “on one of his wife’s online parenting classes.”
Sign up for Mommybites' free online classes at http://mommybites.com/parenting-classes/