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Introducing Motherly Events

There's nothing more valuable than a real-life experience that builds a relationship and nurtures our motherhood experience—especially in an overly digitized world. At Motherly we work hard at helping you navigate the most positive motherhood experience, and part of that is finding your community in real life.

We're excited to help you deepen those bonds even further through our new Motherly Events! Whether you're pregnant, have a new babe or you're a seasoned mom, we'll have something for everyone in this new year.

Can't wait to see you soon. XO

Upcoming Events

The Motherly Becoming Mama Event: NYC

Motherly's Becoming Mama Event

June 20, 2020

10 am-2:30 pm EST

Second

849 6th Ave.

New York

NY 10001

Motherly's Becoming Mama event is filled with information + experiences curated for new moms and moms-to-be. Join us for engaging panels with industry leaders, prenatal and postpartum pampering, creative DIYs, product demos and sampling, plus a chance to meet your new mom village IRL! Learn more about the event here.

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What to expect:

  • Conversations focused on hot topics in pregnancy & postpartum.
  • Pampering for mom and mom-to-be.
  • The coolest new baby products curated just for your lifestyle.
  • DIYs, giveaways and plenty of sharable moments.

Plus:

  • Awesome gift bags filled with baby & mama goodies.
  • Lots of new information and inspiration.
  • A whole new mama community to help you on your journey!

Limited tickets available.

*Babies under 1, please.

Thanks to our sponsors buybuy Baby + Medela.

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The Motherly Postpartum Wellness Workshop: Menlo Park

Postpartum Wellness Workshop: Menlo Park

July 2020

Coming soon!

Becoming a mother is transformative, especially in that first year! Join us at Motherly's Postpartum Wellness Workshop and let us treat you to some honest conversation + self-care for mama. Hear from our expert panel discuss "The Fourth Trimester", enjoy some postpartum pampering, and leave feeling informed, inspired and connected to your new mom community.

Limited tickets available.

*While many of our events are family friendly, this event is more about mom! Babies under 1 only, please.

Thanks to our sponsor Stanford Children's Hospital.

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