All UofL employees are invited to participate in the Parenting Network. For more information, please contact membership chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-Person Coffee Chats
The Parenting Network started hosting regular Coffee Chats during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to help employees who juggle parenting and work connect. Now that we are back on campus, we meet in person the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. at the SAC Starbucks (2100 S. Floyd St.). Check-out our in-person schedule.
Virtual Coffee Chat
We also have an ongoing virtual Coffee Chat on Teams. Conversations about family-relevant topics pop up in the Chat throughout the week, which provides a safe place to ask a question or share a story.
How to join the Coffee Chat: When you click the link, you will navigate away from the Parenting Network website and be prompted to connect to Teams. After you open Teams, you will see the invitation to join a meeting. Please click “Join Now.” If you have a few minutes, please take this opportunity to click on the “Chat” tab and introduce yourself to other Coffee Chat members. If you don’t have time now, then you should receive a notification in Teams the next time someone posts to the Coffee Chat. Join our Coffee Chat on Teams.
Check out the Parenting Network on Teams. We share information and resources via our "General" channel/posts. You can also view meeting minutes and other key documents under General>Files. We've also created sub-channels for different age groups: Pre-K, Middle School, High School, and Young Adult. Let us know if you have suggestions for other channels that should be added.
Stay tuned! We are working on our event schedule for 2022-23. We promote connection through in person and virtual opportunities.