The NDECPTA connects local families through learning and play to
foster growth at home and in our community.


VP of Programs: Erin Alvarez

Join us the first Thursday of the month for our monthly ZOOM meeting. Our meeting will begin at 7:45 PM with an address from our President, Heather Hall, discussion of any new business from the Board, followed by a guest speaker, and will commence around 9:00 PM. 

So, grab your cocktail, mocktail, late night snack, and comfiest clothes for our new normal!

**Don’t worry - you can choose to have your video and sound muted the entire time!!** 


Where are meetings held?

For 2020-2021, they will be via Zoom. The link for each
meeting will be provided upon registration and will also be
posted on our closed FB group page. 

However, typically they are held at:

Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church
9027 Midway Road, just south of Northwest Hwy.

Meetings are held in the Chapel building, and Nursery is located
in a separate building at 
the bottom of the hill (on your left as
you approach the chapel)


When are the meetings?
For 2020-2021, they will be at 7:30 PM on the 1st or 2nd Thursday evening of each month. Check our Events calendar
and FB posts for specific details each month!

During non-Covid times, meetings are typically held on the 1st Thursday morning of each month, September through May.


Typical meeting agenda:
7:30 PM Socialization Time
7:45 PM Welcome address from President
8:00 PM Business Meeting and/or guest speaker
9:00 PM Conclusion
General Meeting Dates and Programs: 

October 1“Primal Mom” with Amber Butcher

Amber Butcher is a Southlake mom who will share her story and journey that began like this: “One morning I woke up and bagged up all of the boxed, canned, packaged and processed ‘food’ in our house and threw it all away! That’s right! It all went in the garbage and I have never brought any of it back into our house! I decided I was sick and tired of being sick and tired… and I was sick and tired of seeing my husband and kids sick and tired! That is all it took… just a random Tuesday morning and I changed my family forever.”


November 5: “Inclusion” with Taylor Wiesner

Taylor Wiesner and her husband, Joseph, live in Dallas, Texas with their two little boys, Eli and Rex. Taylor is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and does ABA therapy in client’s homes and within group homes and day habilitation centers across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She is the owner of We Rock The Spectrum and after spending much of her time trying to find social opportunities and events for her families, she is excited to open a place where the whole family can come play and nobody ever has to say, “I’m sorry!”


January 7: “Do, Say, Give" with Lee Cordon

Dallas-based Lee Cordon is a wife and mother of four girls who years ago had a dream to create a place where women could be encouraged to love their friends and family well. DoSayGive is now a go-to destination for gracious etiquette, meaningful gift ideas, classic style, and intentional motherhood. Join us for our January meeting as Lee discusses intentional motherhood.

 

February 4: "Women's Mental Wellness"
                       with Dr. Paula Miltenberger 

Paula Miltenberger, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of Women’s Mental Wellness here in Dallas. Women’s Mental Wellness is a specialized practice dedicated solely to women. Dr. Miltenberger works closely with internal medicine, obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, oncologists, and psychiatrists to provide comprehensive care for women and is a published author on issues related to loss and perinatal depression. Dr. Miltenberger will discuss with us mental wellness while navigating the needs and challenges of motherhood.


 March 4: "Minimalista Mom" with Amy Mayorga 

Amy Mayorga is our area’s very own Certified KonMari Consultant. She has three children of her own and discovered living more minimally through decluttering using the KonMari Method created by Marie Kondo. Amy also strives to use sustainable practices in her personal life and in her business. She will focus her talk on the fundamentals of the KonMari method to refocus your life as well as living more minimally and reducing waste while having young children. 


Is childcare available during the meetings? (**Non-Covid years only!)
During our monthly meetings, a Nursery is available from 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM for children 6 months of age and older. To utilize the nursery, reservations must be made online by noon on Monday prior to each meeting. We can not guarantee walk-ups will be accommodated.

Children under the age of 6 months are welcome to attend the meetings with you.

Fall Nursery:

The nursery for the September, October, and November General Meetings is at no additional cost to members.

Spring Nursery: 

The nursery for meetings in January, March, April, and May will be provided at no additional cost to members.


Snacks are provided to children 18 months and older, and a short program is planned for children 2 years and older.

If you have questions about our nursery, please email our Nursery Chair, Alice Rice.

To make a nursery reservations, visit our Events page (member only access).


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