One of our signature events is our Mothers' Night Out Speaker Series. These seven meetings are usually held the first Monday of the month, October - May, from 7-9 pm. NMF provides a buffet dinner and wine, followed by presentations from a community spotlight speaker and a keynote speaker at no cost to members. Non-members are welcome to attend one Mothers' Night Out at a cost of $10. Guests who join within 45 days after attending can apply the $10 fee to their membership dues. If you would like to attend as a guest, please RSVP by the Thursday preceding the Mothers' Night Out by emailing us at

2017-2018 Speaker Schedule

  October 2

Juliette Kayyem
Juliette Kayyem of Harvard's Kennedy School is a national leader in America's homeland security efforts. As President Obama's Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, she played a pivotal role in the handling of the H1N1 pandemic and the BP Oil Spill response. A regular on-air national security analyst and contributor for CNN and Boston Public Radio, Julliette is also a mother of three children. In her memoir, Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Your Home and Our Homeland, she weaves her personal story of marriage and motherhood into a fast-paced account of managing the nation's most perilous disasters.
November 6
Roslyn Weiner
Roslyn Weiner is a psychologist practicing in Newton, specializing in late childhood/early adolescent eating disorders and mindfulness. As families get ready to gather together for Thanksgiving dinner, Roslyn will discuss how to talk to children and teens about food and body image.
December 4
Richard Ginsburg
Richard Ginsburg is a clinical psychologist and sport psychology consultant. He directs the MGH Youth Concussion Clinic as well as the Behavioral Health Program for the Boston Red Sox. He is a co-author of Whose Game Is It, Anyway, A guide to helping your child get the most from sports, organized by age and stage. The talk will focus on navigating the unpredictable and demanding sports environment while helping children achieve to their best ability and develop strong and lasting character. As a three time runner of the Boston Marathon, Richard will also share his training tips and race day strategies for breaking through the mental wall that builds during those long runs.
February 5
Rebecca Givens Rolland
Creative Coaching: helping people write memoirs
March 5
Abby Rodman
Creating the Marriage You Want: communication in relationships
April 9
Anne Fischel
Home for Dinner: mixing food, fun and conversation for a happier family
May 7
Holly Grieb
Current Fashion Design Trends and Bargain Shopping Tips


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