Resources

The UMBrella group offers you — our members and friends — resources to help navigate your workplace, set goals, and achieve your potential.

Support for Parents in Baltimore

New Moms

  • Mercy Hospital’s Breastfeeding Support Group is a free, drop-in weekly group led by experienced lactation specialists and consultants on Mondays. Call to confirm hours and meeting location.  
  • Sinai Hospital Postpartum Support Group offers moms a chance to talk about the challenges (and joys!) of welcoming a new baby. All members of the community (and their babies!) are welcome in this free, drop-in support group. Scheduled for Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lactation Resource Center at Sinai Hospital. For more information, contact Sara Daly, LCSW-C, at 410-601-7832.

Social Media

  • Mobtown Mommies is a closed Facebook group (but current members can invite new moms) with more than 2,500 members posting questions about strategies for stages in early parenting (sleeping, feeding, etc.) and information about doctors and child care.
  • Longest Shortest Time is a podcast produced and narrated by Hillary Frank, author of the novels Better Than Running at Night, I Can’t Tell You, and The View from the Top. Her radio work has aired on a variety of public radio programs, including This American Life, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Studio 360, Marketplace, and Weekend America. The podcast series is published twice a month and explores a range of parenting issues and topics.

Family Activities

  • Cool Progeny is an award-winning Baltimore-based blog for families. Started as a blog in 2012 by Heather Walsh, a Baltimore native and mother of three, Cool Progeny is considered the go-to social media site for announcements about family-focused activities. It's on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and you can sign up for weekly emails about weekend activities in the metro area. 
  • Baltimore’s Child magazine hosts a monthly calendar of seasonal and regularly standing activities for infants, young children, and families. 
  • The Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance envisions a downtown Baltimore that is a highly sought-after locale for family life — a diverse and socially connected place where schools are excellent, streets are safe, parks are plentiful, retail abounds, and housing meets the needs of growing families. Downtown Baltimore will be a shining example of urban, family-friendly vitality and DBFA a model for purposeful family engagement and community.
  • The Dilly will shoot you a short text message once a day with recommendations for what to do with your family tomorrow. Local activities include farmers markets, library reading hours, seasonal activities, and more.

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