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A Retreat for Mothers

Wild & Wonder will present Community Rising: A Weekend of Respite and Reflection for Those Who Identify as Mothers, from 6 p.m., January 27, to noon, January 29, led by cofounder Gretchen Evenhouse, LLMSW. The inclusive community play space is rooted in connection, social emotional wellness and social justice learning for children and adults.

            The weekend retreat is a gathering of women that identify as mothers. They will have the opportunity to learn and grow in self-understanding, mindfulness and most importantly, self-compassion. Those that prioritize self-care can show up more open-heartedly with their children. Evenhouse says, “We know that mothering can be an extremely isolating experience. We are often triggered by our children’s behaviors and self-doubt can be a constant companion.” The goal in this retreat is to create a space of intention and collaboration when it comes to parenting.

Tickets include Fri. night appetizers, Sat. breakfast and lunch, and Sun. brunch, but not lodging. Location: 818 Red Dr., Ste. 100, Traverse City. Register at