WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT
The URBANFAMILIES is family-centred virtual classes provider and online hub with the mission of inspiring and empowering women and their significant others to achieve the healthiest pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. We believe that every single one of us has the ability to achieve incredible things and truly enjoy being a parent.
However, sometimes the parenthood journey can be challenging. Being a parent is like being on a roller coaster ride in the dark, sometimes you may feel alone, you may feel scared, there are ups and downs, you haven’t got a clue what’s coming next, but at the same time you feel exhilarated, it’s exciting. Worry not, you are not on your own. We all feel like this at some point. The good news is that we are here to support you every step on the way. We help you to stay focused, learn as much as you can, get you inspired, build a network of support around ourselves, keep going and keep the faith.
The evidence shows that first 1000 days of life- the time spanning roughly between conception and baby's second birthday- is a unique period of opportunity when the foundations of optimum health, growth, and neurodevelopment across the lifespan are established. The evidence on the powerful role of loving nurture in the emotional, social and cognitive development of children is powerful. Parenting is therefore more important than we could ever have imagined. The URBANFAMILIES is a great community space to support new parents and babies. Our classes aim to build parents’ confidence and happiness and in turn enable babies to grow up to become happy, independent and resilient adults.
''There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.'
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
'Such an amazing support during our first pregnancy and ability to connect with parents and generosity of spirit, have ensured our journey into parenthood was something very special. It's a vibrant, inspiring, and very helpful platform to support parents. As we continue with our parenting bliss and challenges I will defiantly use URBANFAMILIES services again and look for guidance from parents hub on the website.’ ~ Dominica
‘We did hypnobirthing course and really enjoyed the whole experience, most importantly we achieved the birth that we wanted. URBANFAMILIES provides parents with an environment to share, learn and develop from like-minded parents and is definitely a group I am happy to support.' ~ Natalie
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We are here to help you enjoy your parenthood journey. Here are the kind of things you will find going on here:
Weekly video and blog: dose of inspiration to help you succeed in parenthood. Our videos cover a wide range of topics that are selected by you.
Competitions and discounts: discover the world of parenting and get your hands on free products for babies and children.
The Members’ Club: an online community where you can mingle with like-minded parents and get the support you need.
Social media channels: is where you can get shots of inspiration throughout the day.
The URBANFAMILIES started on a day in January…
With new year come new resolutions, our was to create something special, something we could build ourselves using all our skills. We really wanted midwifery to be the centre of new exciting project but also wanted to put entrepreneur and creative skills in use. That one cold day in January, is when we decided that we were going to start a project to not only to provide holistic services to parents but also create hub to inspire and empower them. Having created non for profit project before, it was extremely important to us to give back to the community. We have decided that every time someone books with us in turn we will donate and provide classes to disadvantaged and vulnerable parents who would otherwise not be able to access these services. The URBANFAMILIES has not only inspired us, but it's inspired other people too and that makes us smile. The foundation of URBANFAMILIES combines the physical with the inner emotional and spiritual journey. By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, we promote awareness of the interdependency of all these aspects in personal health and wellbeing. We hope everything that what we created can help comfort parents that are feeling uneasy, because let me tell you-every parent has times like that- it’s just that not many parents like to talk about it. Therefore, we wanted to create a platform for parents to be able to do just that- to be able to talk about their experiences in honest and frank way, sharing both good times and bad times. Every parent will face lots of bliss moments and equivalent number of challenges- let’s share them and help to inspire each other. Please get involved.