"Elaine makes you realize that being a successful, loving and present parent isn't about any fancy toys or elaborate techniques. It is about simply being with your child and being their loving, kind and gentle guide as your child grows into the person they will be. Most importantly Elaine has a realistic perspective. She doesn't force on you the things you must do to be a better parent rather she helps you find what works for you, your family and your child. I feel very lucky to have found Elaine."
~ Joanna, mom to Owen

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"Elaine is a great listener and she has a very grounded, warm presence, which sets a nice tone for us new, sometimes frantic moms!"            
~ Jessica, mom to Marlo

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"I really appreciate how non-programmatic Elaine is in her parenting advice. While I sometimes wished for an easy, certain answer to the latest parenting dilemma, the truth is that there are no easy one-size-fits-all answers, and Elaine instead encourages us to find our own best answers."        ~ Megan, mom to David

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"One of the best things I’ve done as a mommy for both Mason and myself is joining your class. I can’t tell you how much I value and hold dear the guidance and support you’ve given us both. Thank you for helping me grow as a confident, well informed and empathetic mother. We will miss you and your classes immensely! And one year later…

Mason had such a blast seeing his mommy n me friends again, when we got home he sat in his little chair and started tapping his hands on the arms while saying hello and looking at me expectantly. It took me a long minute to figure out that he was talking about the song we used to sing at the beginning of class! So I sang it for him, which put a big smile on his face, and he said again! And again! And now we include his bunny luvie as one of the "people" we sing hello to just to make it last longer... 

Elaine, the spirit of your teaching lives on!"
~ Hilary, mom to Mason

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"Thank you for creating such a warm and comfortable environment to discuss our issues and concerns as we navigate motherhood and also for your kindness, expertise and guidance.  Aya and I have really enjoyed our time with you and the others and are sorry to see it end."
~Janine, mom to Aya

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"Mommy & me meant so much to me. I met great friends, always felt supported, and learned a lot. By far my favorite activity I did with my baby."
~ Lindsay, mom to Elena

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"What I have liked most about our group is how natural it felt/feels to share (often imperfect) thoughts and experiences with other women who of course where total strangers at first. You really do provide a "safe space" that feels relaxed and nurturing for both mamas and babies, and I have looked forward to every Friday. The fact that you are a mother too, and that you have shared your very personal struggles with us over the past year only contributes to the respect I have for you."
~ Emelie, mom to Noah

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"Joining Elaine’s Mommy & Me group was one of the best decisions I made as a new mom."
~ Jen, mom to Mary

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"I loved the class – I would highly encourage first time moms to take the class. The friendships you make with other moms are priceless. Elaine is so caring and patient. Always willing to listen and give advice."
~ Maria, mom to Luca

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"Elaine’s class was all that I thought it would be and more: refreshing, inspiring, and comforting. As a new mother, I greatly appreciated the reassuring guidance offered by the group discussion and Elaine’s facilitation. She did not present just one “correct” way of parenting, but offered several perspectives that each parent could reflect upon. Elaine’s group was a very positive experience for me and I think it greatly contributes to the positive relationship I have currently with my son. It fostered my freedom of choice and options in parenting."
~ Beth, mom to Jake

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"Elaine provides a warm and supporting environment where we could always count on a caring and sympathetic group. We always looked forward to Tuesday afternoon where there are answers, support, & laughter. Thank you for everything."
~ Megan, mom to Eliana

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"We truly enjoyed Elaine’s mommy and me group! My daughter and I have been a part of it since day 1 and it has been a great source of support and a great way to meet other mommies and babies and create new friendships."
~ Lital, mom to Avery

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"Elaine provided guidance about my son’s development and shared many ideas about age appropriate activities. I learned a lot from your mommy and me group!"
~ Marlene, mom to Joshua

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"I just wanted to thank you for leading this group.  You really put my mind at ease regarding Sirina's development."
~ Reshmi, mom to Sirina