Birth Roots Events

Birth Roots hosts and participates in many events throughout the year.  Because the early years of parenting are often a huge shift in identity, we work to provide activities that support your family’s social growth and development.  We are especially enamored with fueling the development of new traditions or new ways of experiencing old traditions.  The best way to stay in the loop about fun activities, impromptu flock gatherings and cool events is to friend us on Facebook.

little Monsters Ball – A Sweet Fall Festival

This one-of-a-kind, snoozing-crawling-toddling-friendly, definitely not scary, baby oriented costume party is the Birth Roots’ creative endeavor to bring more fun and attention to early parenting. Local businesses and organizations have come out in a huge show of support for this idea, partnering with Birth Roots as “activity sponsors”, providing either a toddler activity station or tabling on topics of interest to parents. The intention is to create an event that specifically & successfully supports and acknowledges the unique developmental window of the youngest among us, crawling and newly toddling babies, and newly established parents.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 9:00-Noon at the Irish Heritage Center on the corner of State St and Gray St.

 Advance Fundraising Tickets ON SALE 10/13 and General Admission begins 10/18.  

Please join us in thanking the 2016 Little Monsters Ball SPONSORS:
Our Event Partner, Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry
Event Photography and Candids: Meg Davis Photography
Family Photobooth: Craig Dilger
Activity and Information Station Sponsors:  Love Lab Studio, Wild Carrot HerbMaine Doulas, The Baby Sleep Geek, Childrens’ Nursery School, Raising Readers, Heartfelt School, The Holy Donut,  Weleda and Epstein & O’Donovan, LLP. The Children’s MuseumNorth Yarmouth Academy, Breakwater School, Forest Playgroup, The Book Fairy Pantry Project, Portland Nannies, Mountain Bear Programs, Brett Larkin Primerica Representative, Dr. Leigh Baker, DO, Mama PT of Casco Bay Physical Therapy, Port City Midwives,  East Coast Nannies, Heartfelt School, The Morrison Center
PRODUCTS AND GOODIES: Weleda

Please visit our 2017 Little Monsters Ball Facebook event page for updates and ticket announcements.

Baby Booty Benefit Yard Sales

The Baby Booty resale has become a favorite way for families to pass along gently used clothing, toys, gear, and maternity items they no longer need and to find new loot for Baby’s next stage. Connect with us on Facebook and look for the Baby Booty event page for information about our Booty sales each season. Find out how to donate, volunteer and participate in this spectacular community event.  

“A Booty isn’t just a fundraiser it’s also loving parents handing loved and cherished things onto new parents. I imagine that each item is imbued with best wishes and good mojo. The Birth Roots version of pixie dust

PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th FROM 9-12 FOR THE NEXT BABY BOOTY! LINK HERE!

Baby Booty Yard Sale
Baby Booty Yard Sale; Clothes stacked on chairs
Baby Booty Yard Sale; Toys

Little Gnomes’ Winter Garden – A Sweet Festival of Winter

Join Birth Roots for a Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, RIE inspired festival of winter and love and hidden folk! Designed for the youngest among us and their parents and grandparents.

babies + gnome hats + accordions + Valentine’s Day = Little Gnomes Winter Garden
February 17th, 2017 at the Irish Heritage Center (on the corner of State St and Gray Street). 

Our baby oriented Little Gnomes Winter Garden party is Birth Roots’ second creative endeavor to bring more fun and attention to early parenting. Local businesses and organizations have come out in a huge show of support for this idea, partnering with Birth Roots as “activity sponsors”, providing either a toddler activity station or tabling on topics of interest to parents. The intention is to create an event that specifically & successfully supports and acknowledges the unique developmental window of the youngest among us, crawling and newly toddling babies, and newly established parents.
Visit our facebook event page for all the fun pre-event updates and ticket info.

Our Event Sponsor and Activity Sponsor List for the 2017 Little Gnomes Winter Garden continues to grow!

Please join us in thanking these businesses for co-creating this magical event for new families!

THANK YOU 2017 SPONSORS AND PARTNERS!
Breakwater Early Childhood, North Yarmouth Academy Lower School, Children’s Nursery School, Book Fairy Pantry Project, Forest Play Group,  Wild Carrot Herbs, Love Lab StudioMountain Bear Programs and Guide Services, Health and Horizons, East Coast Nannies, Camp Ketcha, Portland Public Library, What Matters fo Kids: Greater Casco Bay Area
Photo Booth Provided by Craig Dilger Photography
Event Photography Provided by Maine Tinker Photography
Music Provided by Maine Squeeze

ARE YOU A BUSINESS OR SERVICE WHO WANTS TO SPONSOR OR PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT? 
Just fill out this form to let us know! We only host 12 Activity Stations but there are MANY ways to participate.

Thank you to the 2016 Little Gnomes Winter Garden SPONSORS: The event was sponsored by Katie Brooke from the Scott & Sunny Townsend Team at Keller Williams Realty and the following businesses; The Baby Sleep GeekBriarwood Children’s House, Children’s Nursery School, Coffee By DesignCreative Explorations, GreenLight Studio, Health & Horizons, Kids Heart YogaKindermusic, Little Red Wagon, Love Lab Studio, Maine Doulas, MaineHealth Learning Resource Center, North Yarmouth Academy Lower School Montessori Program, Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW, Portland Mom & Baby Expo, Tandem Studios, The Holy Donut, Alicia Hoffman & Usborn Books & More, Weleda and Wild Carrot Herb. The photo booth was provided by Craig Dilger Photography and the music was provided by Maine Squeeze.

Family Photo Booth Fundraiser

The family landscape changes so dramatically throughout the early years of parenting.  While we take a million photos in the first few years there is something special about the professional photo booth offered by Emilie, Inc.   Capture the magic of the moment by participating in the sweet and silly fundraiser for Birth Roots.  These 2 minute photo booth sessions have resulted in priceless images for participants.  Bring your sweet, silly and sassy best.

PLEASE JOIN THE NEXT EVENT HERE FOR UPDATES FRIDAY MAY 5, 2017.

 

Photo Booth Candid shot being made
First Flock Birthday Party

Flock Gatherings: Reunions, Birthday Parties and Playgroups

Photo Booth Candid shot being made
First Flock Birthday Party
Flock Party - 2 year olds group
Flock Gathering
Halloween Parade

40 days of Gratitude – An Appreciation Initiative

40 Days of Gratitude is an annual Appreciation Initiative of Birth Roots Center for Community Supported Parenting inspired by Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and the community support that helps families thrive.

This initiative is an opportunity for community members to recognize the significance of an important connection they made or deepened during the uniquely vulnerable first 1000 days (pregnancy through age 2), while also supporting the continued work of Birth Roots.

SEND YOUR APPRECIATION TO A SPECIAL PERSON HERE