Madison Area Parent Support (MAPS) provides direct support and resources to families - from pregnancy through the rest of parenthood - free of charge, with a particular focus on parents struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).

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402 East Washington Ave.

(corner of E. Wash and Hancock)

Madison Area Parent Support does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

SOLD OUT Second-Annual Women's Wellness Retreat

March 22-24, 2019 in Green Lake, WI

Registration is CLOSED for our women's retreat.

Please watch this space next winter for information regarding our third-annual retreat in 2020!

This three-day event will take place at the beautiful and serene Green Lake Conference Center on the shores of Green Lake. It is an opportunity for women who have experienced or are currently experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders - such as postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety - to gather for a weekend of community support and strength, opportunities for self care, and space to take a deep breath away from daily life. Attendees have the chance to participate in specialized workshops* and activities designed to help further strengthen and empower them in their journeys of motherhood.

Workshop Information:


Loving Yourself as a Mom (guided meditation and journaling) facilitated by Lynn Peyton


As we become moms, the inner voices of self-doubt and criticism can become really strong.  It can be helpful for moms to tune into feelings of love and compassion for themselves. When we learn to truly love ourselves we can become happier and have more to give to the people around us.  In this meditation we will explore a few methods of finding that love for yourself. You will also get a companion workbook to continue to uncover and reinforce those feelings of love.


Birth Story Medicine facilitated by Ann Jamison, MFT


Sometimes our birth experiences don’t go according to our plans and dreams. When this happens, our emotions can run the gamut of confusion, anger, and loss. In this session, we will work to create a sacred and supportive space where you can share as much or as little of your birth story as you want. We will then process our stories with journaling and re-narration. All materials will be provided.

What last year's attendees had to say about the retreat: 

"THANK YOU to Kat, Jen & Catherine. You set a lovely tone right away for the weekend & it played out beautifully. Being taken care of, pampered, the relaxing coloring, yarn activities, etc were perfect. I LOVED EVERYTHING."

"[Before the retreat I felt] anxious, [by the end I felt] relaxed, empowered."

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting this together! It was a great experience."

"Thank you so much! I’m immensely grateful and plan to do it again next year! ❤️"

"[Before the retreat I felt] stressed, [by the end I felt] calm, but not ready to go home yet.☺️"