Hill Parent Group for Babies Reuniting a Decade Later With 10-Year-Olds

by Andrea Swalec October 29, 2014 at 10:40 am 0

Eaters and Sleepers babies (Photo courtesy of Jessica Woodburn)

In 2004, Hill resident Jessica Woodburn had a newborn baby and was looking for support. She read on the online parents’ forum Moms on the Hill about a group that was forming for the parents of infants, called Eaters and Sleepers.

Within no time, Woodburn and her son Miles were part of a group of dozens of parents who met at each other’s houses on the Hill to share meals and talk about their experiences.

“It was fantastic to be around all these other people who were in the exact same boat,” the yoga instructor and French teacher said. “It was like a support group.”

Now, a decade later, the “Eaters and Sleepers” are 10-year-olds. Woodburn and fellow group member Nelle Fonseca are organizing a 10-year reunion, set to be held Sunday afternoon in Stanton Park.

Participants are asked to bring bikes, scooters, skates, balls and picnic supplies to the get-together scheduled for 12 to 4 p.m.

Woodburn said she expects to see old friends reconnect after their families moved or their kids were enrolled at separate schools. She said she’s thankful for the community she and other parents formed 10 years ago.

“This area is so rich in families and resources and schools,” she said. “We’re forever seeing people we met at some place or another.”


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