me time nynke kuipers
Me Time – Nynke Kuipers

During the Recalibrating Mama workshop, you will take time to hear yourself think and feel

Writing assignments and creative exercises will focus and guide you back to your personal wants and needs. By exchanging experiences with other mothers you will feel supported and connected. Together with tips and insights from me, your recalibration begins; You will learn how to respect your own needs, claim pockets of time and experience more space. These small adjustments will change your course, helping create the balanced groundwork necessary for the coming years.

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audre Lorde

The life of a new mom is often overwhelming.

Finding time to take a shower can be a challenge let alone finding time for hobbies, friends or for aimlessly staring into space, petting the cat. The natural baby aftermath of no time and no sleep  combine with society’s expectations and with the expectations you have of yourself. This potent cocktail can leave you feeling deluged, wondering where that lively, independent woman has gone.

If you are still feeling inundated eight months, a year or a year and a half after the birth of your baby, you’re not alone. It might be time to get a little help transitioning from the all-consuming first phase of motherhood into the ball-juggling phase of the modern child carer. 

About me
Recalibrating Mama is the workshop I wish I had had as a young mother. My name is Isis Goldstein and after a number of years in childcare, I ran my own creative children’s toy shop in Amsterdam for 23 years.

I am also the mother of two daughters (17 and 20 years old). After countless conversations with mothers, I saw the need for open and uplifting exchange with peers, especially among expats living here without the natural support systems of family and old friends. By sharing my knowledge and experience, both professional and personal, with young mothers, I hope to help moms experience self compassion and space. People describe me as warm, honest and genuinely interested. I love self-mockery and humor. My workshops combine depth and self-examination with the pleasure of being together, sharing and making things.

Sign Up
Is it your time to recalibrate and do you want to join a workshop? Mail me for an appointment for a short telephone intake interview. You can also schedule yourself in via my website.


In English on Tuesday evenings 21, 28 May, 4, 11 June, 19 – 21:30

Where: Zaandam South, 15 minutes walking from Station Zaandam

Group size: 5 participants

Costs: 295 euros incl. coffee, tea and materials

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