AMOM Monthly Meetings

 

All monthly meetings are open to any prospective new members. Meetings recur every 3rd Monday of the month and run from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at Union Jack's of Annapolis located at 2072 Somerville Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Please see the chart below for a current listing of AMOM monthly meetings and their topics. For more information or questions about AMOM monthly meetings, please email amommeetings@gmail.com.

 

Date

Meeting

April 17, 2017 Alternative Health

Please join us at J. KING'S Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 329 Gambrills Road in the Maryland room, for a fun and informative meeting discussing acupuncture and alternative approaches to your health. Robin Harling, MAc, LAc from Stillwater Acupuncture Clinic will be our guest speaker. She'll be giving us overview of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine and focus on how to incorporate these approaches into your routine.
Also, please remember to bring your donations to Bethany House for our team to take to the convention the following weekend! Hope to see you all on 4/17!

March 20, 2017 OT/PT/Speech Information and Q&A

Join us for a fun and informative meeting with three guest speakers:
Janine McDade, MPT, PT
As a pediatric physical therapy specialist she will be going over milestones that are expected to be hit by a certain age as well as some common issues that we see and how we treat those.
Betsy Tucker, OTR/L
As a pediatric Occupational therapy specialist Betsy will be going over fine motor milestones and how to spot sensory processing difficulties.
Emily Santory, CCC-SLP
As a pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist Emily will be going over Speech and Language milestones and what to look for when your child begins to speak

February 20, 2017 Pub & Paint at Union Jacks

We are switching it up for some more fun and relaxation this month with a pub and paint at Union Jacks. Please check out their website at pubandpaint.com for more details and the picture we will be painting that evening. In order to get the group discount, we need you to RSVP by the 8th night at 8 pm. We will pre-order all tickets at around $15 a person. Feel free to invite friends too but there is a cap of 34. All payments can be made via cash/check directly to AMOM. Just look for Erica, Keli, or Aimee to make a payment! :)

If you don't make the deadline, don't despair! You will still be able to order your own ticket through their website at 50% off! (if you need help with this please ask). If you choose not to paint, I'm pretty sure you can just hang at the bar for a nice mommy night out. Please let Erica know if you have any questions.

January 16, 2017 Speaker: Dr. Samantha Rodman, aka Dr. Psych Mom

Join us at Union Jacks for a fun and informative meeting with guest speaker, Dr. Samantha Rodman, aka Dr. Psych Mom. She'll be presenting on "Attachment Theory: Why Your Husband/Partner Drives You Crazy". Dr. Rodman is a local psychologist providing individual and couples therapy, as well as dating coaching, seminars, and expert consultations. She is the author of How To Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce and 52 Emails To Transform Your Marriage. She will have copies of her books available for purchase at the meeting(cash or check). Her website is www.drpsychmom.com and her private practice is at drsamantharodman.com. As always, the club will provide appetizers but feel free to purchase your own drinks and entrees. There is a small parking lot directly in front of Union Jacks but overflow parking is across the street. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

December 19, 2016 Holiday Pajama Party

Let's party in our PJs! Please join us for a fun, festive get-together wearing your favorite holiday pajamas...or really whatever you're comfortable in! We'll provide some pasta dishes and salad, and ask everyone to bring a dish to share. Sign-up HERE.
You're also welcome to bring a small gift (approx. $10 value) for the annual "White Elephant" exchange. Don't go buy something for this...use the beauty of re-gifting!!!!
Please bring your beverage of choice (we'll have non-alcoholic beverages on the sign-up). Hope to see you all soon!

December 10, 2016
10am-noon
AMOM Holiday Party

Come join us to celebrate the holiday season! The event will be held in Friendship Hall at Woods Presbyterian Church. There will be games, activities, crafts, music, food, and fun! Santa will also be stopping by for a visit. A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures with Santa. For $5 (cash or check made out to AMOM due at time of photos) the professional photographer will email you 1-3 edited images to the email address you supply within 1 week of the event. If you prefer not to buy photos, then you will be more than welcome to take your own photos with Santa.

November 15, 2016
6:30-8:30pm
AMOM Thanksgiving Dinner

Please bring your family to join your fellow AMOMs for food, fun, and philanthropy! We will provide the turkey, but ask each family to bring something to share. Please sign-up HERE. Hope to see you all there!

October 17, 2016 Returning to Work Outisde of the Home

Enjoy an evening out with fellow MOMs while we discuss resume building and getting back into the career world. Even if this topic doesn't apply to you at the moment, c'mon out and socialize with us! As always, the club will provide appetizers but feel free to purchase your own drinks and entrees. There is a small parking lot directly in front of Union Jacks but overflow parking is across the street. Hope to see you there.

September 19, 2016 Meet the Board!!

To kick-off the new year, we will have a "Meet the Board" meeting at Union Jack's in Annapolis. We will mingle, introduce ourselves and play a little game! As always, the club will provide appetizers but feel free to purchase your own drinks and entrees. There is a small parking lot directly in front of Union Jacks but overflow parking is across the street. Hope to see you there.

August 15, 2016 No Meeting this Month
July 18, 2016 No Meeting this Month
June 20, 2016 Speaker: Mental Health for Women and their Families

In June we have invited Kari Gorkos, Director of Youth and Family Programs at the Mental Health Association of Maryland, to speak at Union Jacks in Annapolis. As always, the club will provide appetizers but feel free to purchase your own drinks/cocktails and entrees. We will meet at Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis at 7pm.

May 16, 2016 Summer Kick Off Party!

Come celebrate summer! Get a (temporary) tattoo to show off. Paint your toenails to be flip flop ready! Maybe even try chalking your hair! Wear your summer/beach gear. Food/dessert provided. Please RSVP on Facebook for additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202090816477275/

April 18, 2016 Group Discussion

This month, we are going to be splitting up into small groups for discussion topics. We have done this in the past and this a great way to meet new people in the club and feel connected. It can also be a way to gets lots of advice on challenging issues. We will meet at Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis at 7pm.

March 21, 2016 Speaker: Estate Planning

This month, we will be welcoming Joshua Winger, an attorney with Byrd & Byrd, LLC, to discuss Estate Planning. We will meet at Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis at 7pm.

February 15, 2016 New Member Celebration Event

Join us as we celebrate you the new moms of multiples in a fun night of relaxation, good food, and good company at Union Jacks in Annapolis! This yearly event occurs every February to welcome new Moms to the Annapolis Chapter of the Mother of Multiples. This year’s theme is enjoyment and relaxation — two favorite words of every new Mom! So come on out and take a break with some awesome company!

January 18, 2016 Zumba!

This month Kelly Wojtowicz, OB nurse and group fitness director of the YMCA in Arnold, will be joining us to lead us in some Zumba. We will be meeting at the St. Martins church on Benfield Rd in Severna Park on January 18th at 7pm. Please come in your comfy clothes and shoes for a dancing/fun time. I have been taking both HIIT and Zumba classes with Kelly for a long time and she is quite the motivating and empowering fitness instructor and I always have a good time in her Zumba classes. She always has ALL ages and fitness levels in her Zumba class so don't hesitate to try it out. RSVP on Big Tent.

December 21, 2015 Mom's Holiday Party

It's time for our December meeting. What could be more fun than celebrating the upcoming holidays with fellow AMOMs? This year we will be continuing the tradition with the white elephant gift exchange. So please bring a wrapped “gift” for the exchange. I’m hoping to see some classic re-gifts from last year. If you are unsure of what a white elephant gift exchange is, please don’t hesitate to ask. We will also be holding an ugly holiday sweater contest, with a prize for the winner. The club will provide some holiday ham and turkey. We ask that everyone bring something to share. Those with GG twins bring fruit/cheese/appetizer; BB twins bring dessert; B/G twins bring side-dish; and triplets/quads bring dinner rolls. Most importantly, this party will be BYOB so bring your favorite festive brew, wine, or cocktail. We are looking forward to a fun night of relaxation, laughter, and great conversations. RSVP on Big Tent.

November 16, 2015 Thanksgiving Feast

This month we will be meeting earlier than normal at the church (6:15pm-9pm). Please bring your families and share in a Thanksgiving feast. The club will provide the turkey and we are asking each family to provide something to share. B/G twins please bring a side-dish; G/G twins please bring fruit/cheese dish; B/B twins please bring a dessert; and Triplets please bring water to share. Please RSVP on Big Tent or Facebook with the number of adults and children in your party and what you are bringing to share so that we can plan proper seating and ensure we have enough food to share. During the meeting we will be working on a couple service projects while we enjoy each others company and food. I believe we will be making bagged lunches for a homeless shelter and making another project for a senior living facility.

October 19, 2015 Meal Planning

This month AMOM member, Jennifer Blackburn Chasse, will be discussing meal planning with us. We will be doing a recipe swap and the rumor has it that there will be a prize for the person that shares the most delicious recipes. Jen will give us more details as we get closer to our meeting date. We will be meeting at St. Martins Church on Benfield Road in Severna Park. We hope to see everyone there.

September 21, 2015 Speaker: Financial Planning

This month, our guest speaker will be Renee Kremm, owner of Windward Financial and a financial adviser. She will be giving a brief presentation and then answering questions. As a financial advisor, she offers recommendations on the best ways to protect your family way of life and prepare for major financial events like saving for college and retirement. Please RSVP so we can prepare enough seating and food.

We will meet at Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis at 7pm.

August 17, 2015 No Meeting This Month
July 20, 2015 No Meeting This Month
June 15, 2015 AMOM Social

We have no speaker planned but we will be meeting and breaking up into smaller groups to chat and get to know each other better. We love seeing all the new faces at meetings. The club will provide a few appetizers. You are welcome to order drinks and entrees. Hope to see everyone at Union Jack's of Annapolis, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis.

May 18, 2015 MoMs Party!

It's an 80's-themed MoMs party because girls just wanna have fun! Wear an 80's-inspired accessory, hair-do, or dress in your own 80's style! Party will take place at Julie Shepard's house. Please RSVP on Big Tent for details.

April 20, 2015 Split Session Speakers: Special Education/Early Intervention AND Internet Safety

We will be joined by guest speakers from Anne Arundel County Public School System and the Annapolis Police Department. We will split into smaller groups focused on special education and early intervention services or internet safety. Lynne Markowitz, Program Manager of the Infant and Toddlers Program, and Cindy Bouchard, Program Manager of preschool education services, will be meeting with us to discuss the free services available to families with concerns about their child(ren)’s development. They will be discussing how to determine if your child(ren) need services, how to make a referral, what services are available, and the rights you have in advocating for your child(ren). An officer from the Annapolis police department will also be at the meeting to discuss general internet safety for your children. We hope to discuss cyber bullying and ways to prevent exposure to inappropriate material and predators while our children access a wealth of useful information online.

This meeting will take place at Union Jacks in Annapolis, 2072 Somerville Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.

March 16, 2015 Speaker: Mommy Make-Overs

Dr. Ronald Schuster, Cosmetic Surgeon will discuss procedures that might be useful to treat the damage that having multiple babies at once can have on a woman’s body.

This meeting will take place at Union Jacks in Annapolis, 2072 Somerville Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.

February 16, 2015 New Member Celebration

Every year, we celebrate new AMOM members at the February meeting. This year's theme is: "Everything I ever needed to know, I learned from a Mom of Multiples: Support, Remembrance, Sisterhood." Join us as we celebrate those we have lost, those we have gained, and learn why we are strong, tough, and ready for anything!

Please RSVP to Emily Schiffmacher by Sunday, February 1, 2015.

January 19, 2015 Easy Fitness at Home

Happy New Year!!! 2015 has begun and with a new year comes new opportunities and new goals. The goal of this month’s meeting is to get back on the health track. We will have a local fitness “expert” coming in to give us some tips for all ages and physical fitness levels.

Kathy Manley grew up in Severna Park, played Field Hockey and Lacrosse at Loyola University, taught in AA County, and has been teaching group exercise for 28 years. She currently runs her own tutoring business and is an Advocare distributor. Kathy has two sons who attend Clemson and Penn State.

We hope to see you at the church where Kathy will be showing us exercises that we can do at home with and without our kids. She can answer any questions about fitness, Advocare, tutoring, or just general health questions. The club will be providing light appetizers and water. We’ll see you at 7pm in your comfy clothes!

December 15, 2014 AMOM Holiday Celebration

The air is getting much colder so let the warmth of friendship and the spirit of the holiday season make the winter easier to bear. Monday, December 15th we are hosting an AMOM holiday party at 7pm. Let’s mix and mingle with some holiday jingle.

We will be having a white elephant gift exchange at the party. In case you didn’t know, white elephant “gifts” are traditionally considered extremely tacky and do not fit the tastes of the recipient. The white elephant “gift” should be previously owned, which means that you are re-gifting an unwanted item or trinket. If you can’t find something you would like to re-gift, you can purchase an inexpensive (no more than $5), tacky item just for the party. Once you find the perfect “gift” wrap it and bring it to the party for a secret gift exchange. Participation is encouraged (for fun) but not required.

The club will be providing turkey, ham, and water. The party will be BYOB and we ask you to bring a favorite appetizer, side-dish, or dessert to share. Please RSVP and mention what you plan to bring to share on Facebook or BigTent @ http://www.bigtent.com/group/calendar/event/89359173/rsvp_guest_list by December 11th so that we can be sure we have enough food planned. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and spending this special time of year together.

If you are not yet a member and wish to attend and receive directions to this event, e-mail our AMOM Vice President, Desiree Krebs-Kraft.

November 17, 2014 AMOM Gives Thanks

It’s hard to believe it’s already November. This month we will be meeting at the church a little earlier than normal to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families (6:00 p.m.). In the spirit of Thanksgiving, please bring your spouse/partner and children so that we can share a meal and complete a philanthropy project. This year, Jennifer Chasse has planned for us to be make bagged lunches for the homeless and decorate cups for seniors. The club will provide a turkey and water but the rest of the food will be pot luck. We ask that everyone bring a food item to share as follows:

  • B/G twins: side-dish
  • B/B twins: appetizer
  • G/G twins: dessert
  • Triplets: salad/fruit

Please mention what you plan to bring with your RSVP, due by November 13th. Please contact Desiree Krebs-Kraft if you have any questions.

October 20, 2014 Speaker: Marriage and Relationship Counseling

This month, Dr. Samantha Rodman will be joining us to discuss relationships and counseling. This will be an interactive meeting, so bring your questions and get ready for a fun and informative time. This meeting will take place at Union Jacks in Annapolis, 2072 Somerville Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.

September 15, 2014 Parenting Questions and Answers

In addition to covering general club business, this meeting will be an open forum where new mothers of multiples can look towards more seasoned mothers of multiples for answers and advice.

August 23, 2014 End of Summer Family Beach Party!

Ahoy mates and mateys! Please join us for a pirates and princesses beach party! Fun for all age groups! This year's event will be at the community beach located in Schoolers Pond. Featuring a sandy beach area, a shaded picnic area, and a long pier. The kids can enjoy swimming in the shallow water and playing in the sand. Kayaks will be available for the older kids and adults to use. AMOM will be supplying hotdogs and fixin's, snack foods, water, and Popsicles. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.