On October 7, programs affiliated with Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) came together at the Biggest Baby Shower Boston. This event, open to all new and expectant parents, was like a trade show for families with a laid-back atmosphere like a cocktail party (but they were “mocktails”). As a sponsor, CJP was given a large display area, which they kindly opened up to several partners who work with families with babies and young children including the Center for Early Relationship Support® of JF&CS, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, InterfaithFamily/Boston, Jewish Boston, One Happy Camper, Discover Day School, and PJ Library.
Every corner of the Back Bay Events Center was filled with innovative (some looked almost space age) baby products, samples, and goodies. Our children are still pretty young but we said many times, “That didn’t exist when my baby was born!” It seemed enjoyable and helpful for the parents to see and try out these various items. We were thrilled to share many community resources available for families in Greater Boston and we were all grateful for the opportunity to provide information to so many families. Kate was also included in one of the event’s seminars, “Navigating Boston as a New Mom,” with Erika Tarantal, Morning Anchor on WCVB-Boston and moderator Audrey McClelland from Mom Generations.