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

2016-2017 Speaker Schedule

October 5

Jessica Alpert

Managing Producer of Modern Love: The Podcast (a collaboration between WBUR and the New York Times). She'll take us behind the scenes of the popular podcast based on the Sunday Styles column. From sitting down in front of Judd Apatow to coaching writers on how to discuss the most difficult moments of their lives, Jessica will share the sounds and stories from this amazing series.
November 7 Steven Bjork

Steve Bjork is a polished veteran of the highly competitive Boston comedy scene with crisscrossing tours of the country under his belt. From the supermarket, to recess, to family life, and even to cannibalism, Bjork "works clean" as he crafts anecdotes and observations from everyday life that will make you laugh. Bjork takes everyday life and turns it upside down in a way that every demographic in any given audience can enjoy. In addition to hundreds of top echelon industry-respected comedians, Bjork has performed with such luminaries as Dane Cook, Dave Chappelle, and Joe Rogan.
December 5 Tassy Warren

Ms. Warren is the chief program officer at Harvard's Center on the Developing Child, as well as Newton's first lady. She is responsible for the Center’s work to build a research and development platform, which includes efforts to conduct new research, generate and test new ideas, and connect a multidimensional learning community. Ms. Warren also served on John Kerry's presidential campaign. She is a Newton native.
February 6 Deb Elbaum

Deb Elbaum, along with colleagues Amy Gay and Rachel Rice are coaches who work with individuals and larger enterprises to create change and negotiate conflict/resolutions. They will be presenting a workshop entitled Setting Boundaries. We all have boundaries in our life whether with family, work, money, or self-care, to name a few. When we are clear about the boundaries we set, we have the capacity to do more and are kinder to ourselves and others. In this fun and interactive workshop presentation, Deb and co. will help you identify a boundary in your life that could be stronger. They will also help you learn an easy communication strategy to open a conversation, and release emotions like fear and guilt that are getting in your way. You will leave feeling empowered!
March 6 Amy Lampert

Ms. Lampert is the founder of WomensWorth, a wealth management firm focusing on women and fusing their personal and professional economies. Lampert works with her clients to help define, afford, and live their best lives. She's worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years in roles ranging from financial advisor to executive management in Product Development, Human Resources, and Marketing with Merrill Lynch, UBS, Mellon Bank, and HSBC. She is passionate about demystifying the world of money and investments for her clients, with a particular interest in helping women and youth become masters of their own financial destinies.
April 3 Carla Naumburg, PhD

Ms. Naumburg is a writer with a background in clinical social work and academia. She is the author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family and Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post, among other places. Much of her work explores how to stay connected, grounded, and present in the work of parenting when sometimes all you really want to do is run away. She has spoken around the country to places like Google, MGH, and Newton Inspires.
May 1 Candy Gold

Ms. Gold is the host of "Neighborhood Cooking with Candy Gold" on NewTV, as well as a seasoned Broadway producer. She got her start in Boston as a reporter and has since been a journalist, writer, and has even received a Tony nomination for her producing. She is a lifelong Newton resident and remains dedicated to the arts in Boston, New York, and beyond. Ms. Gold says “Neighborhood Cooking” was born out of the idea that everyone is the star of their own kitchen. She realized that while she loved notable restaurants, she had many friends, family and neighbors who also had fabulous recipes and food stories to tell.


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