First Things First Presents Bumps To Bundles Seminar March 22

Monday, February 24, 2014

Welcoming a new baby into the family is a wonderful experience, but many new parents-to-be don’t anticipate the major adjustments they will encounter in their own relationship.

First Things First presents the Bumps to Bundles seminar on Saturday, March 22 to offer new and expectant parents the skills to strengthen their relationship with each other before and after the baby’s arrival.  In this class, parents will learn how to:

•          Prepare for your baby

•          Adjust to parenthood

•          Enhance your relationship

“Research shows that about two-thirds of couples become dissatisfied with their relationship within the first three years after having a child,” states Julie Baumgardner, president and CEO of First Things First.  “Bumps to Bundles will address common concerns of new parents in a fun and engaging atmosphere.”

Join First Things First on March 22 at Ridgedale Baptist Church located at 1831 Hickory Valley Road from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is included, and couples who complete the seminar will receive a free diaper bag filled with items for the baby.  Participants must pre-register for the seminar online at firstthings.org or by calling 267-5383.


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