Hello Everyone!

I decided to create a blog where we can share ideas for Enrichment Meetings and Activities.


If you have an activity or enrichment meeting idea, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at

I will then post your idea/activity/suggestion. Thank you!

Make sure you check out all the ideas just to the right, in the Related Websites section...I hope you find some good resources to help you in your planning!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sewing Night with YW

One of our wards is having a sewing and quilting night with their young women. They are making aprons and quilts.
Here is a fun website that offers free patterns for aprons.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I found this video on You Tube and loved it. Thought I would share:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Choices in Childbirth

Our next activity is a class entitled "Choices in Childbirth." I am actually teaching it, since educating women is my passion as a Doula.
A lot of women do not realize all of the options they have when in labor. We are taught one basic routine which includes, go to the hosptial, get hooked up to machines, and get an epidural as soon as possible. When these things don't work as planned, then it can be a scary experience.
This class will inform women about the safety of birthing when low risk, the choices and options they have for comfort and medication, resources to find more information, and the fact that education equals power. When you don't know your options, then you don't have any. The more you know, the more you'll be in control, and the better satisfied you will be with your birthing experience.
The outline is as follows:

Choices for Childbirth Outline:

Options for Birthing
a- Hospital
b- Birth Center
c- Home Birth

How to choose a care provider
b- Midwives
c- Questions to ask

Choice for Birth Preparation
a- Lamaze
b- Hypnobirthing
c- Bradley
d- Birthing from Within
e- Hypnobabies
f- Doulas
g- Monitrices

Reference list
a- Hospitals, OB/GYN, CNM
b- Midwives
c- Birth Centers
d- Doulas
e- Childbirth Classes
f- Lactation Consultants
g- Birth plan sample (benefits of having a birth preferences)

With these videos:

More Mini Class Ideas

Freezer Dinners: People who are interested, sign up and then are put into groups. They meet together and bring ingredients for a dish that can be frozen. They bring enough of the same ingredients for the number of people in their group (say about 5 people.) Then everyone shares their ingredients and makes FIVE meals that they can freeze and pull out on those days when there's just not going to be enough time to cook!

File Folder Games: These can be games for kids for at home, or at church. You can find some fun ideas from preschools, and by googling for ideas. Each person brings enough of their same materials to share with others in their group. Then they all trade and have supplies for different file folder games.