The College Send Off Series

We spend lots of time getting our kids ready to go to college, but we rarely acknowledge the impact these changes have on mothers. Join us for a program that focuses on preparing moms for this big change so that they can pivot gracefully into the next chapter of the family while supporting their newly independent teen.

Session One: Monday, February 24 6:30-8:00pm

Defining The Practical and The Pragmatic:​ Let’s review some basic skills to teach your teen before “the send off” and why this can be a bonding process.

Session Two: Monday, March 2 6:30-8:00pm

The Advice We Can’t Resist Giving:​ Come learn some tips for setting your soon-to-be college freshman up for success as s/he navigates the high stakes issues in college.

Session Three: Monday, March 9 6:30-8:00pm

Saying Goodbye and Recalibrating Gracefully: ​Are you dreading saying goodbye to your teen? Parenting is about letting go. Let’s talk about new chapters, and how to recalibrate.

Fee:  $365 for the program. Attendance encouraged for all three sessions.

Location:  45 East Putnam Ave. Suite 102

Questions:  ​203-769-1655 or


 GEMS Groups  

Gathering Encouraging Moms' Support

GEMS is a place for mothers to meet for advice, tips, conversation and camaraderie. In the spirit of a support group, GEMS offers mothers a safe, comfortable space in which to learn, discuss, and lend encouragement to one another while under the guidance of a caring professional. The goal is for mothers to leave each meeting with some sort of “gem” or “nugget” of truth---a piece of practical advice that might inspire or energize mothers as they parent their children. 


Discussions will usually revolve around three essential themes in parenting:

1) How do we regulate our own emotions as parents?

2) How can we better connect with our kids?

3) How can we coach and influence rather than attempt to control?

Winter 2020 Weekly GEMS Groups

Starting the week of January 7 and wrapping up in May

Tuesdays       8:30am-9:30am    Moms of Teens (space available)

Tuesdays       10:00am-11:00am  Moms of Elementary Age (already full)

Wednesdays   10:30am-11:30am  Moms of Teens (already full)

Thursdays      9:30am-10:30am  Moms of Elementary Age (space available)

Thursdays      1:00pm-2:00pm   Moms of Girls, ages 7-12 (already full)          

    Cost is $400 for ten sessions 

Please email Cristina at if interested in joining 



   Please check your calendar carefully

Cristina is open to forming new groups as well.  Email Cristina for more information:

Cristina is starting her sixth year of running these groups. GEMS Moms typically represent a wide array of schools--public, private, and parochial from Fairfield and Westchester counties.