Establishing Healthy Eating Habits

Introducing Solids and Establishing Healthy Eating Habits

On Monday, 10/21, Dr Glynn will be visiting our New Parent group at 12:30 to share information about introducing food to our infants. Feeding your baby can be a fun process of introducing the many different flavors and textures of whole foods.

The goal is to emphasize healthy eating and to teach parents how to positively shape their child’s taste preferences. A growing body of research shows that babies’ palates are influenced before birth. Maturing in the “amniotic soup” infants taste the foods their mothers eat. This process of “sampling” foods continues for breast-fed children, as mother’s milk takes on the flavors of what she consumes.

Our little ones love tasty food as much as we do! Learn about adding seasoning with herbs and spices, garlic or onion, & get some guidance on how to get started feeding your little one solids.

Suggested donation: $15. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Nicole Glynn, MD

Nicole Glynn, MD

Nicole Glynn, MD grew up in Santa Cruz California where she was first introduced to the idea of integrative medicine. Dr. Glynn’s father, a pediatric dentist, influenced her to become a pediatrician. She received her bachelor’s degree in Combined Sciences at Santa Clara University and before attending medical school was involved in research at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and Stanford University Center for AIDS Research. She earned her medical degree from Creighton University and completed her pediatric residency at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. During her residency, she provided care to many underprivileged children and became especially curious about the growing pediatric epidemics of asthma, eczema, and obesity. After becoming a mother her interest in nutrition, supporting breastfeeding, and integrative medicine deepened. During her pregnancy, she made changes to “green the womb” as her awareness of the impact of environmental toxins on fetal development became more personal.

Dr. Glynn and her family live in San Francisco where she has practiced at a variety of locations including Kaiser, Noe Valley Pediatrics, and Stonestown Pediatrics. Dr. Glynn joined GetzWell Pediatrics in part because she loves taking more time with patients and their families, building strong relationships and providing personalized holistic care.

She is a board-certified pediatrician and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, spinning, yoga, barre classes and nurturing her young daughters.

Learn more about Dr. Glynn and why she loves helping patients at GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics in her video.

Festive Fall Activities for Families

There are so many opportunities to get festive this month! Here are some we have our eyes on:

  • Fridays in October. Just up the street, enjoy free movies in the park, popcorn, and fun at McCoppin Park

  • Throughout the month. Get fall festive and go apple picking or visit a pumpkin patch.

  • 10/25, 3-9pm. Scare Grove at Stern Grove ($10, Free for 2 & under)

  • 10/26, 12-2pm. Halloween Party at Mission Creek Park (Free for kids 2-10 & parents)

  • 10/27, 12-2pm. Halloween Hoopla at Yerba Buena Gardens (Free for kids 2-10 & parents)

  • 10/29, 5:30pm. Member Happy Hour - Dress up and come play at Recess

  • 10/31, 4-9pm. Halloween Party. Playland on 43rd

Crafting and family fun

Are there any that we missed? Email us at

August Updates

We have lots of exciting programming slated for the coming months designed to support you & your family.

  • 8/18 CPR - infant, child & adult CPR plus choke saving. Join us Sunday morning to learn these life saving skills. 9:30 am.

  • 8/19 Ask the Lactation Consultant. Katie Howser will be our guest expert for Monday's New Parent Group (0-12mo) at Noon. Connect with other new parents and get a little support as you make your way through the first year with your little one.

  • 8/22 Baby Sign Language Playgroup 12:30pm. Learn to communicate with your child before they can verbalize.

  • 8/29 Meet the Doula 6:30pm. If you’re expecting, join us for an evening to learn more about the role of a doula, and meet some local doulas.


  • Closed 9/2 for Labor Day

  • 9/10 Introducing a New Sibling. If you're expecting, please join us to learn how to make the transition from 1 to 2 a smooth one.

  • 9/11 Cooking without Waste 101. In this fun, hands-on class, you'll learn how to make apple cider vinegar, salad dressing and a delicious salad as you also gain tips for reducing food waste (& saving money!) as you feed your family.

  • 9/14 10am. Infant Sleep Workshop with Dr. Angelique Millette at 10am. Angelique is a top notch expert in the field of sleep and child development, and an absolute wealth of information.

  • 9/15. Childbirth Preparation. If you're expecting, we hope you'll join the incredible Kelly Gray to gain information and confidence as you welcome your little one to the world.

  • 9/20. Estate Planning 101, at 11:30am. Learn what you should have in place, especially now that you're a parent.

  • 9/29. Yoga for Posture and Alignment for Dads. We hear a lot about self care for moms. Here's a workshop especially for the papas out there. Taking good care of your body will enable you to keep up with the little ones as they only get faster!

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything I can do to make Recess a supportive oasis for your family. Hope to see you soon, Lisa

Music for All Ages

Do you love music as much as we do? It’s an incredible learning tool for young children, it snaps us grown ups out of a bad mood, and it brings people together.

Join us this summer for music designed to delight and engage all members of our community. And please spread the word, because music is more fun with friends!

Summer Music Activities at Recess

a perk of membership!



Little Ladybugs Early Childhood Music Class with Toby. Last Monday of the month @ 9:40am (June 24, July 29, August 26):

Toby’s small group classes for mixed ages (newborns - 5 years) include lots of fun singing, movement, instruments, and are a great chance for the Little Ladybugs (your young musicians!) to connect with you, their parents and/or caregivers, and also with the other musicians in the class. We develop our sense of rhythm, pitch, melody, and have a lot of fun in the process. Classes are developmentally appropriate for the Little Ladybugs in each class!



Stories & Song with Regina at 11am

In a classic “circle time” format, Regina reads a few stories and leads the group in interactive songs. This playspace activity is great for all ages and takes place in the playspace for families to join in.



Music Time with Carissa at Noon,
(most Thursdays this Summer, not 7/4, 7/18, 7/25)

Introduction to songs, props, musical instruments and fun! 

One Saturday a Month, Live Cello Music


Classical Cello with Hannah, 10am

Canadian cellist Hannah Addario-Berry has been delighting music lovers around the world for over a decade. Specializing in chamber music and solo repertoire, Hannah is passionately committed to performing music by living composers. Along with her exquisite cello playing, Hannah's warmth and unique presentation style enable listeners to forge a deeper connection with music. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

Other Great Opportunities for Music Around Town:

Charity Kahn’s JAMboodas

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Music for Aardvarks

Rock Band Land

Golden Gate Park Band