The following is an announcement for a very cool workshop that’s going to be run by a friend and neighbor of ours and should be of interest to a number of Attachment Parenting Blog readers.
Expecting a child can be an overwhelming time in your life, one of physical and emotional change often complicated by outside pressures. Take this four-week journaling class to reclaim your initial joy and excitement about the journey, or take it to record those special moments and create a written legacy for yourself or your child. You donât need to be a writer to benefit.
Taught by writing instructor Tanja Pajevic. In seven years, Tanja has taught 22 writing workshops and over 500 students at the University of Colorado at Denver, Indiana University and in private workshops. A former Fulbright Fellow to Slovenia, Tanja holds an M.F.A. from Indiana University, where she was a Hemingway Fellow. She has published her fiction and creative nonfiction in literary magazines such as Crab Orchard Review and Orchid and is the recipient of a recent Faculty Development Grant at UCD as well as a residency at Vermont Studio Center. She is expecting her first child in late July.
When: Tuesday, May 9, 16, 23, 30 at 7:00 â 9:00 p.m.
Where: North Boulder
How much: $150 ($125 if you register by April 24)
How to register: Contact Tanja at journaling -at- boulderreview.com
What to bring: Something to write with and something to write on.
As a Dad and as someone who was quite involved with the birth of all three of our children – at home each time – I find it cool that there are a variety of journaling and other processing workshops for pregnant women (see, for example, the wonderful book Birthing from Within), but there’s zippo for us men to process the changes in our lives, the radical switch from boyfriend / husband / lover to father. Either there’s a gaping hole here, or there are some books and workshops out there that just aren’t very successful, or perhaps men just aren’t interested in processing this sort of thing?
I’ll try to convince Tanja to pop up here and offer her thoughts, or even ask her husband what his thoughts are about the male perspective of pregnancy and childbirth. Meanwhile, what are your thoughts on this subject, dear reader?