Register Your AP Month Event

Thank you for organizing an Attachment Parenting Month event!

Please register your AP Month events and celebrations in the “Leave a Comment” section below.  Include the date, time, location, organizer contact information and any other pertinent information about your event so that site visitors can join your event or get more information about it and we can add it to our Calendar of Presence.

Registration is free. All we ask is that your activity is consistent with API’s Eight Principles of Parenting.

Please allow 7-10 days for our volunteer staff to update the calendar with your information.

Once your celebration is over, use the ‘Donate’ button above to donate funds raised to help API further its mission.

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1 artimesia yuen August 14, 2008 at 8:31 pm

NYC APM Celebration plans include :
* an open house featuring display of our birth experience quilt we’ve been working on over the summer to help us artistically express our birth stories;
* a member drive that will involve some give-aways and other goodies to be procured from local donors;
* a leader applicant cultivation and drive including gatherings to complete applications and discuss questions (started this summer);
* an attempt to have city and/or state officials proclaim October as APM;
* an invitation to garden with the family on Park Day (Oct 25) (event envisioned to include local businesses, music, demonstrations and contests)

2 Julie August 14, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Cherished Children API’s APM Celebration has three parts:
1. October 8 – A “Maintaining Presence During the Holidays” meeting.
2. TBD – Fundraiser/Baking Competition
3. Outreach event at Boulder Farmer’s Market.

I’ll check back in when we have dates for the second two events!

3 API Speaks August 15, 2008 at 8:09 pm

API Speaks will be hosting a blog carnival on the theme of “Giving Our Children Presence” for the whole month of October. There will be giveaways, a photo contest, and other fun bloggy events as well.

4 Naomi in Frederick MD August 18, 2008 at 12:02 pm

We will have an outreach table at our area’s largest street festival, providing information and offereing baby carrier try ons. Last year we did this, with great results and this year we have encouraged LLL to have a table too. In The Street attracts crowds of over 50,000!

5 API of Norman OK August 19, 2008 at 12:58 am

We will be having a potluck picnic and playdate at Lions Park on Sunday October 5 from 3-6pm.

6 Kelly Coyle DiNorcia - Skylands API (NJ) August 19, 2008 at 3:31 am

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 7:00 pm – Ridge and Valley Music Together, 229 Main Street (1st floor), Hackettstown – Celebrate Attachment Parenting Month with us as we kick off the Skylands API (NJ) Chapter with an Open House! Network with other families, learn more about our group and about API, enjoy snacks and drinks, and have a chance to win door prizes.

7 API August 19, 2008 at 3:46 am

10/17-10/19 – La Leche League of Washington Area Conference, The Caring Continuum. Marriott Redmond Towne Center, Redmond, WA. Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson will be presenting sessions along with Marian Tompson, La Leche League Founder, Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting, Jan Hunt, founder of The Natural Child Project. Lysa and Barbara will be promoting their new book on Attachment Parenting and doing a book signing at this event.

8 Julie August 19, 2008 at 10:29 pm

10/3 – 10/5 – Joining Hands to Honor the Past and Create the Future – The 9th International Educational Conference and General Assembly for the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM). Hosted by Infant Massage USA at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO. Visit API Co-Founder Barbara Nicholson and local API members & leaders at the API table at this wonderful event!

Registration is $370.00. For details or to register:

9 Jo August 24, 2008 at 2:25 pm

The Triangle chapter of Attachment Parenting International, API,, will hold Triangle API Fall Festival as part of October’s Attachment Parenting Month, “Giving Our Children Presence.”
The Triangle API Fall Festival will be held at Pullen Park on Sunday October 12 2008 at Shelter 4 from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. We have several sponsors and guest speakers attending including My-Gym which will be setting up a play area for the children. There will be raffles, donation sale tables and lots of activities and events for the children. Many of the local businesses have donated items to be sold, auctioned or raffled off as well as many international companies from Co-op America.
The activities, sponsors and events will be updated here:

10 Samantha September 11, 2008 at 7:00 pm

For AP Month, I plan to kick off a new API Support Group to serve the TriCities in East Tennessee/SW Virginia. Part of the kick-off activities include a house party and hosting a home-based business fundraiser with proceeds to help start our group and for AP Month. I am also doing a email fundraising request on behalf of API to family and friends, with tips about giving your children presence.

11 Rita September 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm

Tuesday, October 21, at 7:30 p.m. – La Leche League meeting at York, Nebraska – I’ll be available with materials to talk about Attachment Parenting and API. Come and learn about Giving Our Children Presence! And perhaps this could be the start of Nebraska’s first API Support Group.

12 API's The Attached Family online magazine September 17, 2008 at 4:58 pm

In October 2008 – API is launching a new members-only online magazine called The Attached Family. With articles updated weekly, this website will feature about 30 articles at one time, along with polls, photo contests, and other interactive features. Read about all kinds of AP topics, from pregnancy and childbirth to sleep and discipline to AP in working families and AP fathers. Be sure to check out the Fall 2008 issue of The Journal of API to learn how to access this new member benefit!

13 Rita September 20, 2008 at 4:55 am

Friday, October 17, at 2:30 p.m. – Christian mother’s group meeting at Lincoln, Nebraska – I’ll be available with materials to discuss API and AP. This meeting is held in a private home, so RSVPs are required; if interested in attending, e-mail me at

14 Gena Kirby September 21, 2008 at 2:02 am

Mommy Matters Maternity Boutique and Family Resource Center in Fresno CA will offer free seminars each Saturday during October. The seminars will include: Sweet Dreams Safe Sleeping with Baby, Positive Discipline with a guest presenter, Breastfeeding Class, and Baby Wearing. For details, email

15 Kelly September 22, 2008 at 5:09 pm

West Portland API (Portland, Oregon will be having membership drive throughout the month of October. Prizes for the raffle have been donated from local stores, boutiques and other retailers. The grand prize winner will receive an Ergo carrier! Other prizes include gift certificates, T-shirts, and groceries. Raffle winners will be announced on November 1st. Contact Kelly for details on membership and raffle entry at:

16 Helena Moses, Trainer of Parent Educators of Infant Massage September 24, 2008 at 9:39 am

Home Visitors, Childbirth Educators, Post Partum Doulas, Lactation Specialists, and Moms who want to teach other caregivers are
Invited to attend the Infant Massage Parent Educator Certification Training in Nashville TN Oct 16 – 19 with Helena Moses, International Trainer. Email for a regisration brochure to begin your certification in this special parent bonding and attachment program.

17 API Snohomish County, WA September 30, 2008 at 9:59 am

The Snohomish County Chapter of Attachment Parenting International, API, will hold its 1st Annual API Family Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 8th, 2008, as part of October’s Attachment Parenting Month, “Giving Our Children Presence.”
The API Family Bazaar will be held at the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club Community Room from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. We have several sponsors, exhibitors and an Arts and Crafts Table for our children. There will be raffles, local artisans, crafters and smal family-friendly business’s. We will have some lcal entertainment, a clothing swap and bake sale.

18 Katie Swingle October 1, 2008 at 9:20 pm

The Baton Rouge Attachment Parenting Meetup Group ( will be having a meetup at the Baton Rouge Zoo October 9th to celebrate AP Month and have FUN together with our children. We are also posting and discussing each days “presence” message from API on our message board. We welcome any Moms or expecting Moms in our community who are practicing the principals of AP or interested in attachment parenting to check out our website and join our group.

19 MomE October 4, 2008 at 10:48 am

A brand new blog by an AP mom who hopes to help new and expecting moms with advice, tips and recommendations. “While mothers today may have a wide array of different preferences and ideals when it comes to parenting, one goal we all share is the desire to be a good parent by doing what is best for our children. My goal with this blog is to help women become the best moms they can be by directing them to some of the best parenting resources available today.” Included are my favorite book, website and product recommendations as well as information on Attachment Parenting and resources for moms to learn more about AP. The AP Month presences will be added to the blog during the month of October!

(note to volunteer staff reviewer: please do not publish this email address…thank you!!!)

20 Christine and John Mehl October 7, 2008 at 10:11 am

Date: Tuesday Oct 14
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Topic: Let’s Play Classic Child’s Games with the children in honor of Attachment Parenting Month-Giving Our Children Presence (We’ll play “Simon Says”, “Red Rover”, “London Bridge”, “Duck, Duck, Goose”, etc…)
Location: Moorhead Public Library downstairs meeting room; 118 5th S St; Moorhead, MN

21 Krystal McDonald October 7, 2008 at 9:27 pm

In celebration of Attachment Parenting Month, we are having a virtual fundraiser featuring several local WAHMs. Please support API of NoVA and local WAHMs now through Oct. 14. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on Christmas shopping or do a little shopping for your family. Just place an order through the businesses listed below and you will get a discount as well as a percentage of each sale will go to API of NoVA.

We will also have a virtual auction Oct. 8-14 on Hyena cart. Get a sneak peek of the auction (details may change) at: Just click on the side bar titled “API NOVA Benefit Auctions.”

List of Vendors (Please follow the instructions for purchasing for each individual vendor):

*********Trish Thackston Designs**********
– Beautiful jewelry for women and little girls
– Use coupon code “API” for 20% off your order and to donate 10% of your
purchase to API of NoVA. You will also get free shipping.

*********The Baby Hammock**********
– Slings and other mother/baby essentials
– Use coupon code “API” for Free shipping ($6.95 value) (Note: ERGO carriers are “shipping
included” on my site so this will reduce the price to $98.50 vs the
regular price of $105. All other products are as the price shows on
the page.) Trish will donate 10% of all purchases to API of NoVA.

**********Barefoot Books***********
– Multicultural Books to inspire.
– Order through Michelle @ to participate.
– Use event code “EV40” for 20% off and to contribute 10% of your
purchase to API of NoVA.

**********Creative Memories**********
– Scrapbooking Supplies
– Order through Mary @ to participate.
– For online orders, use host name “API Fundraiser.” If you order
online, Mary will mail you your 10%; if you order by phone, you’ll get
10% off up front..

**********GENY Diapers**********
– Couture Cloth for the Naturally Stylish
– Use coupon code “APMama” for 5% off your order and to contribute 5%
of your purchase to API of NoVA.

**********Hidden Springs Soaps**********
– Handmade soap, natural baby and home care, pampering spa products.
– Use coupon code “API_promo” for 10% of your order and to contribute
10% of your purchase to API of NoVA.

**********Pampered Chef**********
– Kitchenware including stoneware
– See Ladan’s selection @
– Contact Ladan directly (DO NOT ORDER THROUGH WEBSITE) for 10% off on
orders greater than $60. For orders greater than $100 you also get
free shipping. Ladan will contribute 10% of your purchase to API of NoVA.

**********Portrait Playtime**********
– Professional Photographer
– Just tell Jessica you’d like to participate in the API fundraiser to
get a sitting fee plus 100 holiday cards for just $150 (regular cost
$275) and to contribute $40 of your purchase to API of NoVA. Sittings
must take place during the week.

**********Strider Bikes**********
– Balance/Run bikes made for children ages 1-5.
– E-mail Krystal at strider at deuley dot com for orderinginfo. See and learn about Strider bikes at or contact Krystal directly.
– Get 10% off your order and contribute 5% of your order to API of NoVA if you order directly through Krystal. Bikes will need to be
picked up in Springfield, VA for discount.

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