Parenting Network

The Parenting Network Community of Support is where GVSU faculty and staff can share, learn, network and connect over the shared experience of being a parent/caregiver.

A description of each group is as follows:

Moms Network (Allendale + Pew):  Provides a space to check in, share resources, talk about feelings, and take of the “professional hat” to connect as moms.
Dads Network (Allendale): Casual, authentic safe space for dads to share stories, process, and grow together.

Parenting Network Events Schedule

All groups meet during the lunch hour. Please go to www.gvsu.edu/sprout for description of the monthly topic.


Moms Network (Allendale)

Please register at gvsu.edu/sprout. A pizza lunch will be provided!

Date

Topic

Time

Location

September 10, 2019

Apples, donuts, and pumpkin patches - oh my! We'll be discussing fall activities and events.

12-1pm

KC 2201

October 15, 2019

Happy Holidays! We'll be discussing Thanksgiving traditions and activities with our kids, and how to give your kids the world (aka presents), but not go overboard.

12-1pm

KC 1104

November 19, 2019

What's going on in your life? What's weighing on your mind as a mother? This will be an open time just to chat as moms.

12-1pm

KC 2201

December 10, 2019

Let's talk winter activities! We'll be creating/brainstorming winter resources for family fun activities for all ages and interests. 

12-1pm

KC 2201

January 14, 2020

Meltdowns, Tantrums, Discipline & Positive Reinforcement

12-1pm

TBD

February 11, 2020

Self-Care for Busy Moms

12-1pm

TBD

March 17, 2020

Date Night Tips

12-1pm

TBD

April 21, 2020

Open discussion: What's on your mind?

12-1pm

TBD

Moms Network (Pew)

Please register at gvsu.edu/sprout. A pizza lunch will be provided!

Date

Topic

Time

Location

September 10, 2019

Calming the Chaos with After School Routines – Discussion on handling the change of season with new routines.

12-1pm

DEV 303C

October 9, 2019

Oh My Gourd, it’s Fall! – Discussion on finding fun fall activities for all.

12-1pm

DEV 119E

November 13, 2019

Holiday Recipe Exchange – Discussion on family favorite recipes, quick and easy recipes, and healthy snack recipes. Bring a recipe, take a recipe, and add something new to your holiday feasts!

12-1pm

DEV 119E

December 12, 2019

Winter Activities – Let's create winter resources of family fun activities for all ages and interests. 

12-1pm

DEV 303C

February 18, 2020

TBD

12-1pm

DEV 303C

April 21, 2020

TBD

12-1pm

DEV 303C

Dads Network (Allendale)

Please register at gvsu.edu/sprout. A pizza lunch will be provided!

Date

Topic

Time

Location

September 12, 2019 

TBD

12-1pm

KC 1247 

December 12, 2019  

TBD

12-1pm

KC 1247 

March 12, 2020

TBD

12-1pm

KC 1247

June 11, 2020

TBD

12-1pm

KC 1247