Parenthood may be exhausting, but it doesn't have to be lonely.
Louisville's New Parent Community
Afterglow is Louisville and Southern Indiana's new parent community, where new parents and babies connect, learn, play, share and find support.
Afterglow offers groups and activities for moms or parents to get together and share their experiences in an inclusive, safe, non-judgmental space.
You'll find support for:
Becoming a parent
Life with a newborn
Processing your birth experience
Feeding your baby
Returning to work
Stages of development
Transitioning to toddlerhood
Parenting more than one child
.....And so much more!
It helps to have people to share the highs and lows, especially other parents in the same stage who will identify with what you’re experiencing. Going to parent-baby support groups can help get you through a rough patch, help you feel less lonely, and even helps you meet new lifelong friends.
Afterglow events happen weekly! Each Wednesday, our 0-6 month age group meets from 10:00AM-Noon. We cirlce up and share our roses and thorns of motherhood together.We welcome you no matter how your baby was brought earth-side, no matter how you feed your baby, diaper or sleep your baby. All are welcome! Come as you are! No appointment necessary!
The Glow & Grow Playgroup is offered every Wednesday from 10AM-Noon and is available to parents with babies on the move up through age 4 or those with more than one child in tow. We will still share our roses and thorns as the kid's get their wiggles out! Come as you are! No appointment necessary!
All of the weekday events happen at Bloom Counseling + Wellness Studio located at 6500 Glenridge Park Place, Suite 8, Louisville, 40222.
These groups are professionally facilitated by Bonnie Logsdon, RD, IBCLC, CLE of The Baby's Voice. Bonnie brings her experience as a dietitian, lactation consultant, doula and mother to this community and holds space for parents as they share their roses and thorns of new parenthood.
Bonnie offers her professional services including prenatal and postpartum education, home visits and support for lactation and nutrition, doula support, and classes including Starting Solids, Back to work and pumping class and more!
Other fun activities offered through this Afterglow community include mom's night out events, holiday crafts, parent meet-ups, and more! We have an active and safe online space that is also super valuable to our parents that attend in-person groups.
The first visit to an Afterglow event is always FREE! Drop-in rates are $10 per visit and we offer a 10 visit punch card for $75 for a reduced per visit rate. For more details on dates, times, and info, find us on Facebook at Afterglow-Louisville's New Parent Community page.
*Afterglow was created by a magical fairy named Emily McCay and was formally held at The Diaper Fairy Cottage. Sadly, the beloved cottage closed in 2017. Many mama's, like myself, are grateful this space was created and I am honored to carry on this safe, inclusive space for our community.