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Babies on the big screen

babiesThis Wednesday night, I’m co-hosting a special screening of Babies, the new documentary film released last week to very strong reviews. Babies follows four babies, each born in a different part of the world, throughout their first year of life, from birth to first steps, contrasting the different cultural approaches to raising children. Join me for a private, pre-film reception in the theater at 6:30 and enjoy some socializing, priority seating, refreshments and a glass of wine. The movie starts promptly at 7:10, and afterwards we’ll have a 25 minute presentation and Q&A with Soundhari Balaguru, Ph.D. Soundhari is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works at Children’s Hospital Boston in their Neighborhood Partnerships program (CHNP). She will be speaking about the multiple levels of culture and how they impact child-rearing.

We’re proud to be a part of this event with The Stork Fund, a newly launched initiative from Brigham & Women’s hospital here in Boston. The Stork Fund supports programs, initiatives, patient care, and research-advancing causes connected to obstetrics, maternal/fetal medicine, pre- and post-natal care, gynecology, IVF, birth equity, and the neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU). Their mission is to raise critical funds for Brigham & Women’s Hospital to support clinical care, research, and education for healthy moms, healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

I’m actually going to be wearing two hats at this event. One for Magic Beans and the other for Moms Going Out – a venture I’ve been working on with Dara Kelly from Peapod Fitness and our newest partner in crime, Kim Foley McKinnon, author of Boston Baby: A Field Guide for Urban Parents and founder of TheSavvyFactory. This was the pilot year for Moms Going Out, and it’s been an enormously successful experiment – though not so shocking – what mom wouldn’t enjoy a girls’ night out? Keep an eye on our website, for information about more upcoming events, and don’t forget to sign up for our email list.

But back to Wednesday – come on over! But register in advance, please. The $12 ticket price buys you a discounted movie ticket, admittance to the pre-movie reception, priority seating, a goody bag that includes a coupon for a free small popcorn, and refreshments (wine!). Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to The Stork Fund.

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