Join us for our latest cooking class. Kits will be ready for pick up at Pearl on February 26 in preparation for the class.
This cooking class provided by Stephanie, owner of A Piece of Cake & Confections, will feature:
Stephanie notes that as she pondered this menu, she considered:
Please feel free to direct any questions, comments or concerns to Stephanie:
This is our second book club meeting for the book Untamed, so you still have time to read it.
The March meeting will be moving on to Anxious People, so feel free to get a head start on the next book.
Please support our local bookstore by purchasing your copy from Copperfields. Just mention that you are purchasing with the Novato Mother’s Club to receive a generous 20% discount off of our book club selection!
Read on for a description of the books:
Untamed by Glennon Doyle:
There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves.
For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her own discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There She Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high. But she soon realized they had come to her from within. This was her own voice—the one she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions, cultural conditioning, and institutional allegiances. This was the voice of the girl she had been before the world told her who to be. Glennon decided to quit abandoning herself and to instead abandon the world’s expectations of her. She quit being good so she could be free. She quit pleasing and started living.
Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say:There She Is.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
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Board Meeting Time!!
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Although board meetings are focused on getting the 'work' done that makes everything happen, we start with a little bit of social time, and members are welcome to come along to find out everything that we have in the works!
Join us for a morning of Mommy & Me yoga. The class will take us through poses and games to involve the whole family.
Hi Mommies- looking for a photographer or a notary? Do you want to support other local Novato families? Look no further than our Novato Mothers Club Mommy’s List!
This is a list of our member owned businesses so take a peek at all the wonderful moving and shaking family business!
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This month we are looking at Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.
Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.
Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.
Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!
“[A] quirky, big-hearted novel…Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure.” —People
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.
Sheltering in Place with little ones is hard. Let's keep our network strong! Our special membership discount has been extended through the end of March, for both new and existing members.
Do you know a mama or a mama-to-be in Novato who has not yet joined NMC? You can use this link to purchase a gift membership! After purchasing, we will send you a gift certificate and contact info for our Membership Coordinator to help get her enrolled.
Would you like to extend your existing membership at a discount? Here you go! If you’re a current member and you’d like to extend your membership at the special rate, you can! Regardless of when your renewal date is (even if you just renewed!), you can take advantage of this deal, and an extra year will be applied to your account.
Of course, new members are welcome as well. If you are not yet a member of Novato Mothers Club, here's a discount to get you started. New members need to go to the "join us" link at the top of our website to enroll. You will get the $35 rate if you sign up by March 31, 2021 :)
If you have any trouble with the renewal process, please reach out to our Membership Coordinator email@example.com or Anna firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes the system can get sticky and needs a little admin help.
Please feel free to pass this offer along to friends who are not yet members of NMC. Anyone should be able to follow the links to purchase a one year membership.
Thank you all for making NMC the amazing network that it is!
Join us in person in the Pure Barre studio to get our sweat on. Classes will be small & additional times added as needed to accommodate everyone.
We are excited to introduce our new studio to Novato! Prior to our opening, we would like to invite the members of The Novato Mothers Club to be the first to experience Pure Barre Novato! We will be hosting two FREE Foundations classes for your enjoyment and well deserved night (or day) out!
Our Foundations class is the perfect introduction for beginners to Pure Barre and our barre technique. The small group setting will introduce the basic movements and build your confidence at the barre... plus it is so much fun! We will also have a raffle for those that attend! We look forward to meeting everyone and welcoming you into our brand new studio! Sincerely, Addie Duck (Owner) & Rebecca Nance (GM)
No board meeting this month.
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