Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hello everyone!

I cannot believe that May is already here. I hope that everyone is doing well. We enjoyed April and the March of Dimes walk. Hopefully next year we will have all of you out to join us!

We will be having our play dates the end of the month as the first of this month is pretty packed for me with going out of town, etc. I am also hoping that we can meet at River Walk as May will be our last month of tolerable weather!

May Activities

Friday, May 21st - River Walk Play Group 9:30 a.m.; bring your strollers and if the weather is nice we can all enjoy a nice walk around the park and then let the kiddos play.

Tuesday, May 25th - Mom's Night Out! Moo Creamery (yes they have sandwiches too and their shakes are SO good!) 6:30 p.m. (4885 Truxtun Avenue) Please RSVP to

Friday, May 28th - River Walk Play Group 9:30 a.m.; bring your strollers and if the weather is nice we can all enjoy a nice walk around the park and then let the kiddos play.

Have a great month everyone and please, invite anyone you think would benefit from being a member of our group! We will get the word out this month to the Regional Center and will also be passing out fliers to Darlyn's Darlings, a day care center for special needs children.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hello everyone,

I hope you each enjoyed the Easter break. I am sorry to be getting this out late but we have had some "family happenings" that have kept us busy.

Below is the April activities. Our April 17th March for Babies/March of Dimes walk is coming up in 12 days!

April Activities
Tuesday, April 6th: Play Group 10:30 a.m. (if you have not come before email me at for the address)

Saturday, April 17th: March for Babies! March of Dimes Walk/Run
Bakersfield April 17,2010 Liberty Park11225 Brimhall Road Bakersfield, CA93312 Walk Distance: 5 miles Registration Time: 8:00 AM Start Time: 9:00 AM Chapter:Central Valley Division Phone:(559) 244-5777
Join Team Jonah & Noah/Mom's Club of Kern County: March of Dimes

Tuesday, April 20th: Play Group 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 29th: Mom's Night Out 6:30 p.m.! Come enjoy good friends and good food at the north west Mauricio's (10700 Rosedale Highway). Please let me know if you plan to attend so I can make reservations.

We look forward to hopefully including more Mom's in this club as our purpose is to provide support and friendship for Mom's raising special needs children.

Hope to see you throughout the month!

Michelle Hanna

Sunday, February 28, 2010


I can hardly believe that March is here. I am grateful for the oncoming spring as I am sure you all are. February was hard for this house. We suffered from RSV and pneumonia so hopefully we have a healthier month ahead! We changed play group back to mornings because we did not have any support for the afternoon time. If this changes come summer, please email me and we will try and organize a summer afternoon play group once a month.

Here are March's activities:

Monday, March 1st - Blind Babies vision specialist Kristi Spaite will visit us from Valencia. She is presenting information on vision deficits at the Terrio Therapy Easton Drive office at 1:00 p.m. If your child has vision issues, please attend! She is an amazing source of knowledge and if you do have a visually impaired child, you know that Kern County has very little to offer our children!

Tuesday, March 9th - Play Group 9:30 a.m. (note the change of week days and time)

Tuesday, March 23rd - Play Group 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 25th - M.O.M.'s Night Out! We really enjoyed ourselves this past month (thank you Holly and Lisa for attending!) Tahoe Joes 9000 Ming Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP so I can make reservations

If this is your first time attending the play group, please respond to this email and let me know you plan to attend. I will send you the address to my home. If you know of ANY Moms who need a supportive group to join, please invite them! We are always looking to get the word out that we are here to support and befriend others going through this beautiful and challenging experience of raising a special needs child.

SAVE THE DATE: March of Dimes, Walk For Babies April 17th at 9:00 a.m. Join the M.O.M.'s Club and other supporters at Liberty Park on Brimhall Road. Here is the link if you want to join Team Noah and Jonah:

Thank you ladies, we hope to see more of you attend our upcoming activities this month!

Friday, February 12, 2010


My sister, Valerie, is in her grad program at George Washington University and is doing a blog and discussion group for mothers with children with special needs. She needs your help! Please go to and click on discussion board (on the right) and join her discussion group. The more people that come and comment on her website, the better grade she gets. This is a quick and easy service project and would help my sister out A LOT!

Thank you,

Michelle Hanna

Monday, February 8, 2010

This Wednesday play group rescheduled

This Wednesday's play group at 10:30 has been rescheduled to the following Wednesday, February 17th at 10:30.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February Activities 2010

This month we plan to have both a morning and afternoon play group. Our morning play group will be Wednesday, February 10th at 10:30 a.m. We will have our first afternoon play group on Wednesday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m. Mom's Night Out will be Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m. at California Pizza Kitchen. Please RSVP for the dinner so reservations can be made. If you are new to the play group and need the location email We look forward to seeing everyone. Please spread the word, we would love to increase our membership!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

January 2010 Calendar, Happy New Year!

Wednesday Jan. 6th - Morning Play Group 10:00 a.m.
After your RSVP is confirmed we will provide you the location

Wednesday Jan. 20th - Morning Play Group 10:00 a.m.
After your RSVP is confirmed we will provide you the location

Thursday, Jan. 14th - Mommy Night Out, 7:00 p.m.
BJ's Restaurant 10750 Stockdale Highway (next to Target)
PLEASE RSVP so reservations can be made

*We hope to schedule afternoon play groups as well as a guest speaker who will discuss her experiences with raising a special needs child! Keep checking the blog for updates.