Presence not Perfection: Fall 3-Hour Workshop

with Cheryl Blackington, M.Ed.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Renew Mama Studio
5161 Plainfield NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525
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Click Here to Register Online or call Renew Mama at 616.425.9642


Parenting is full of joys and challenges and can produce a considerable amount of stress for everyone involved. It is very difficult to be kind when you feel like you are going to explode or you just want to hide under the covers.

Our Mindful Parenting workshop will emphasize mindfulness skills that will help you gain clarity, step out of reactivity, and respond more effectively to the challenges (and joys) of parenting. You will also begin to cultivate a deep sense of compassion for yourself and all members of your family.

During our 3-hour Workshop, Parents will learn:

  • How to practice mindfulness and mindful self-compassion
  • How to take the parenting journey one moment at a time
  • How to respond (as opposed to react) to parenting stress
  • How to start over when you feel like you blew it
  • How to build your own “emotional container”

No experience necessary! We hope you will join us for an inquiry into the present moment with kindness and curiosity.


Cheryl Blackington, M.Ed.
Mindfulness Instructor
Grand Rapids, MI