New to Baltimore? Starting your family? Looking to network with other area parents? There are lots of opportunities to do all of this and more in July. Check out these new parent (or curious about city parenting) events from some of our fav area organizations.

Oh, and — shameless plug — I just may be speaking at one… So, I’d definitely love to see you in person, too!

Six O’Clock Sessions: Families in Baltimore
Hosted by Live Baltimore

Hear from the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance about all the reasons why families are choosing to stay on the City. DBFA Executive Director Heidi Vorrasi will talk about school options and (cool) progeny editor Heather Walsh will share family friendly events and places to go. FREE!

Tuesday, July 12, 2012
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Live Baltimore Storefront
343 N. Charles St.


New Parent Social
Hosted by Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance

What’s it really like to raise a family in the city?  If you are expecting or you are the parents of an infant younger than six months old, come meet the families of your child’s future playmates and share in the collective child-rearing wisdom of downtown parents at DBFA’s New and Expecting Parent Social.

There will be free appetizers and beverages, and we’ll have a few seasoned parents on hand to answer your questions about strollers, schools, sleep training, day care, playgroups, and more. Moms, dads, babies, and parents-to-be are all welcome. FREE for DBFA members; $5 per family for non-members.

Monday, July 23, 2012
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Otterbein Swim Club
824 S. Sharp Street


Expectant and New Momma Social
Hosted by Pampered Mommas

Meet and Mingle with other mommas and learn from local experts in areas such as: Breastfeeding, Pre/post natal Nutrition, Benefits of Massage, Baby Proofing, Infant Sleep Expert, Life Coach for Moms, plus much more. $10 for Pampered Mommas VIM members and $15 for non-VIM members.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
6302 Falls Road