Education

Free Online Virtual Pregnancy, Parenting, Life Skills & Bible Study classes!

With the current COVID-19 situation, FirstLook is offering an array of Pregnancy, Parenting, Life Skills and Bible Study classes online virtually so you can attend class and have community with other parents from the comfort of your own home, pjs and all!

woman-working-girl-sitting-133021

Finding a Job (Life Skills)

Thursday, April 8 @ 6pm

Ugh! Finding a job is SOOOO HARD!! It’s one of those things we don’t love but have to do. So, where do you start? How do you find good jobs out there, let alone great ones? In this class, we will talk about what to look for, where to search, and how to apply for great jobs. We’ll even talk about the things you can do first to make yourself more successful. And then what you can do to better your chances of getting hired.
Searching for a job can become very discouraging, very fast. Finding the right fit and becoming successful; it’s something everyone wants! But how do you do it? Here’s how you can learn to better your chances of being hired and land that job you’ve been after for so long!  

Breastfeeding: Starting Right and a Good Latch (Pregnancy)

Friday, April 9 @ 2pm

Lesson three in this series serves as a way to help mothers prepare for their first couple of days of breastfeeding. Techniques on how to get your baby to latch correctly are discussed

pexels-anna-shvets-3845328
balloons, child, baby

Infant Nutrition (First Year)

Monday, April 12 @ 2pm

There are many nutrients your baby needs in order to thrive. Putting it all together may seem like a complicated chemistry assignment. While a lot goes into providing your infant with a healthy diet, whether you’re breastfeeding, using formula, or eventually introducing solid foods, it’s really not complicated. Your healthy diet establishes a positive pattern for your family. No matter which feeding method you use, the same nutrients that keep you healthy will keep your baby healthy too. This class looks at the type of nutrients and the balanced diet your baby needs in order to thrive and grow. 

Toddler Illness (Toddler)

Tuesday, April 13 @ 2pm

Your toddler is sick and you’re worried! And maybe even a little disgusted! Ugh! Snotty noses, vomiting, or diarrhea everywhere. Is it just a simple bug or something more? Do you go to the doctor NOW, or wait? It’s HARD when our little ones are sick, and their bugs definitely take their toll on us ALL! In this class, we’ll look at the more common respiratory, digestive track and skin illness your toddler may get, how to treat them, ways to help prevent illness, and when to call the doctor. 

Sick child, toddler boy lying on the couch in living room with a fever, mom cheching his temperature, resting at home
lightstock_105898_medium_user_1976829

Bible Study

Tuesday, April 13 @ 7pm

Weekly bible study going over “In His Image” by Jen Wilkin, with one of FirstLook’s Spiritual Mentors, Gabbi. This book discusses 10 ways God calls us to reflect his character.

Autism (Parenting)

Wednesday, April 14 @ 2pm

Of the different disorders a child can have, Autism ranks as one of the toughest. There is a lot of confusion about it, but there are also many things we know today to help a child live a happy and purposeful life. In this class, we’ll talk about what autism is and dispel a few misconceptions about it. We’ll look at the behaviors that could be a red flag for you. We’ll also talk about how to get the help and support both you and your child need, and the best ways to relate to a child living with autism. 

girl-drawing-on-brown-wooden-table-1001675
pexels-dominika-roseclay-895515

Breastfeeding: Positions & First Weeks (Pregnancy)

Thursday, April 15 @ 2pm

This class helps moms understand different breastfeeding positions to better help with feeding their baby. Handling common breastfeeding challenges in the first weeks after birth are covered as well.

There is Hope! (Single Mother, Lsn. 1)

Thursday, April 15 @ 6pm

Meet founder of CoParenting International, Tammy Daughtry, who has been a co-parent since 2001. Learn about what co-parenting is, is not and what it might be in regards to its impact on children. Explore the question of, “Divorce hurts – will our children be alright?”

Greg Garrett is the emcee of the One Heart, Two Homes resource and was raised by a single mother. Growing up in a divorced home since the age of four, Greg shares the lessons he learned that helped him grow up whole despite coming from a broken home.

Ron Deal is the Director of FamilyLife Blended and is an author, speaker and therapist. Ron offers wisdom and insight in meeting the difficult challenges of co-parenting while providing clear direction for becoming healthy co-parents. Understanding what is parental instead of personal will help co-parents find a new pathway to communicate.

pexels-polina-tankilevitch-3875200
pexels-jonathan-borba-3763585

Breastfeeding: Your Milk Supply and You (Pregnancy)

Friday, April 16 @ 2pm

This class gives a better understanding of how supply and demand work when it comes to breastfeeding and how a breastfeeding mother can do if she is experiencing problems.

Baby on the Move (First Year)

Monday, April 19 @ 2pm

Even before your baby was born, she was on the move. Much of her physical development before and after birth leads to her ultimate goals of standing and walking. From the earliest milestones to when she is finally walking, skipping, and jumping, a baby must learn many new skills along the way. This class will walk a parent through the developmental milestones that ultimately lead to their baby’s first steps. It will also offer helpful tips to create a safe environment for a baby’s exploration, and what to do if they come to a bump in the road, where their baby is not hitting those key milestones. 

full-length-of-boy-sitting-on-floor-315265
happy-little-kid-buying-a-cake-3985098

Toddler Nutrition (Toddler)

Tuesday, April 20 @ 2pm

Although toddlers share many things in common, they’re also each VERY unique. They know what they like AND don’t like, which can change from minute to minute. This is especially true when it comes to food. You want your toddler to get plenty of nutrition, but what do you do if they will only eat mac and cheese smothered in catsup? Wouldn’t it be great if mealtimes were one area in which EVERYONE could win? In this class, we’ll look at what your tot needs nutritionally, how to teach them good eating habits early on, and how to call a truce and make mealtimes pleasant for everyone.

Bible Study

Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm 

Weekly bible study going over “In His Image” by Jen Wilkin, with one of FirstLook’s Spiritual Mentors, Gabbi. This book discusses 10 ways God calls us to reflect his character.

lightstock_15478_small_user_1976829
girl-wearing-black-jacket-and-gray-shirt-with-open-mouth-116151

Strong Willed (Parenting)

Wednesday, April 21 @ 2pm

Do you have a child who is a force to be reckoned with? Who won’t take no for an answer, won’t be reasoned with, and won’t do anything they don’t want to do? If so, then you likely have a strong-willed child. Is this good? Is it bad? Can they be taught to comply and cooperate? We’ll talk about all of this and how you can guide your child into becoming the next great leader they are destined to be.

Your First Trimester (Pregnancy)

Thursday, April 22 @ 2pm

You’re pregnant, and you’re wondering, now what? There is a lot to know about pregnancy, your changing body, and your developing baby. So much happens in that first trimester! You will experience changes in your body, your emotions, and your lifestyle. Your baby also goes through a lot of growth, developing into the little person you soon will see in less than nine months! This class takes a look at pregnancy in the first trimester and also talks about your baby’s journey in development.

pexels-nappy-2933373
two-woman-chatting-1311518

Preparing for an Interview (Life Skills)

Thursday, April 22 @ 6pm

You did it! You’ve applied for some jobs! And now you’re waiting to hear back for an interview. But what IS the interview? Is it just a formality? What kinds of questions will you be asked? And are you allowed to ask questions too? It’s a lot to think about. In this class we will talk about what you can do to prepare well for your interview, including some things you can take care of beforehand, so that you have the best chance at bagging that job!
Before you go in for an interview, there are many different things you need to be ready for! Here’s how you can prepare yourself for almost any question or situation in your interview and land the job you have been hoping for!  

Prenatal Care (Pregnancy)

Friday, April 23 @ 2pm

You’re pregnant, and you have a lot to consider. Car seats, baby’s room, baby clothes, and what brand of diapers you want to use. But the most important consideration right now is how you can take the best care of yourself and your developing baby. Your first step is setting up your prenatal care. In this class, we will discuss prenatal care, what you should expect at your prenatal checkups, and why they are so important to keeping you and your baby healthy.

hands, pregnant, woman
pexels-pixabay-161709

Getting Your Baby to Sleep (First Year)

Monday, April 26 @ 2pm

When baby don’t sleep, mama don’t sleep either! It’s hard getting your baby to sleep long enough in order for you to get adequate sleep too! It can turn any of us into mombies, you know, mom-zombies! Why do babies sleep for such short stretches of time, and when can you expect yours to sleep through the night? What is a normal sleep cycle, and what makes a baby a ‘good’ sleeper? This class will answer these questions, help you through some common sleep challenges, and give you some tips on how to get your baby into a sleep cycle you can live and sleep with!

 

Toddler Oral Health (Toddler)

Tuesday, April 27 @ 2pm

Your toddler has a mouth full of pretty white teeth. They can bite and chew and smile in a way that melts your heart. But how do you keep their teeth healthy, and it is really important to? After all, they are going to lose them. In this class we will look at why your child’s oral health IS important to their overall health, how to teach them good teeth brushing habits, when to see the dentist, and what to do if your child has a dental problem.

Toddler smiling while brushing her teeth
photo-of-child-reading-holy-bible-935944

Bible Study

Tuesday, April 27 @ 7pm

Weekly bible study going over “In His Image” by Jen Wilkin, with one of FirstLook’s Spiritual Mentors, Gabbi. This book discusses 10 ways God calls us to reflect his character.

Child Anger (Parenting)

Wednesday, April 28 @ 2pm

They get SO MAD! And sometimes we just don’t know why! You expect meltdowns from toddlers who are just trying to figure out their big feelings. But what about your school-age child? Is their anger normal or is there something more going on? Are there other intense feelings that your child is struggling with? In this class we talk about what anger can really mean, and we’ll give you some great strategies for helping your child understand and manage their feelings in healthy ways.

close-up-photography-of-a-baby-759736
pexels-andrea-piacquadio-3785716

Eating for Two (Pregnancy)

Thursday, April 29 @ 2pm

When you’re pregnant, both you and your baby need nourishment in order to thrive. But what does eating for two really mean? Do you get to eat one cookie for yourself and one for the baby, and should you double your portions? In this class, we will look at the diet a pregnant mom should consume and how many more calories are needed to support a healthy pregnancy. We’ll also talk about what foods are healthy, which ones to avoid, and how to manage those cravings that can drive you crazy!

Stable Parent, Stable Home (Single Mother, Lsn. 2)

Thursday, April 29 @ 6pm

What about the first two years after divorce? Learn the good news about post-divorce adjustment and how parents can get to a healthy place in their journey. Former NFL quarterback, Jeff Kemp, offers advice on dealing with “the blitz” of divorce.

Explore how to build your child’s self-esteem. Hear from adult children of divorce and real-life co-parents as they explain the power of positive words and how they shaped their post-divorce world.

Being creative and finding new routines will help you become the very best single mom you can be! Find help in harnessing the power of one parent to shape a hopeful future for your children.

woman-carrying-her-baby-and-working-on-a-laptop-4079283
ultra-square

Your Ultrasound Appointment (Pregnancy)

Friday, April 30 @ 2pm

Getting to see your unborn baby on an ultrasound machine is an exciting and special event for any parent. It’s like unwrapping a wonderful gift as the scanner zooms in on your baby moving and bouncing around in your womb. But, as exciting as it is to see, there is more to an obstetric ultrasound than just a thrill for the parents. Medical providers are also able to track the development, growth, due date, and overall health of an unborn baby. This class will discuss what to expect at an ultrasound appointment and will give an incredible glimpse of your unborn baby’s world.

Rewards Points

Rewards points are given for participation in our classes. The points can be redeemed for items at Noah’s Boutique or our FirstLook Boutiques. Please see our Rewards Point page for more information.