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September Update:

Our September workshop didn’t quite turn out the way we thought it would!!
Our workshop leader and chapter managing leader were trying to get to the SJRC campus, but were not able due to the city / street/ school shutdown in New Braunfels on that day.. The good news was that a few volunteers were able to get through and just visit and hang out with the girls !
Food and conversation is always a good time! Since we didn’t take pictures we thought we would share our leaders dinner retreat with Chicktime Austin this month. Always trying to learn and love!
See you next month!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

August 2022:

Chicktime New Braunfels August workshop has come and gone and all we can say is …. Not sure who was more blessed us or the young moms ?!
The workshop activity was decorating our own tote bags! It’s alway fun to watch the creative juices flow during our workshops! In addition to coming with supplies for an activity ….Our blessing to the moms each month is a little respite from their babies and toddlers! They seem to need this list as our workshop just happened to be on their first day of school. They were exhausted!
 

A couple hours every 2nd Thursday of the month…
Join us! We would love help role modeling love and kindness and offering hope for a brighter future!
 
 
 
 
 
 

July Update:

Our July workshop had to be postponed due to Covid. See you in August. 

June Update:

 

Our June Workshop took a turn to a more colorful option this evening! Shannon Elizabeth Villearreal was our Workshop leader this month. She is a lover of all things crafty and I KNEW she would bring an amazing workshop to the SJRC Harvey House . We all had a great time tie-dying towels for them to use in the HOT upcoming summer months! Can’t wait to see them next month to see how they all turned out! Thank you Merilee for taking them home to wash for them! It’s always great when you come! For dinner Christine Drotts made an amazing meal! We had chicken, Pasta, Warm brownies and an amazing strawberry dessert!! The girls were amazing and very receptive to us coming out today. It was a smaller group this month but per the usual lots of chaos with lots of laughter! We were thankful that Lori joined us as this month! Hopefully she loved coming as much as we loved having her! We never know how these young mothers felt before we came but God always brings smiles and love by the time Chicktime is over. Our workshop never seem to last long enough but they know we are always back the second Thursday of the month at 5:30. If you’re interested in volunteering with us at please reach out or just show up ! Our next workshop for July 14th will be posted soon!

May Update:

We want to say a huge ”Thank You” to everyone that donated money for the young mothers at SJRC to have a nice Mother’s Day dinner. It was so much fun to get to spoil them a bit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

April Update:

Our April workshop plans were temporary put on hold and we will revisit that activity later in the year!
We had donated proms dresses with us for the girls to try on after the workshop , but that took priority. The girls saw
them and they just couldn’t wait!
It was a magical time watching them try them on…. To feel pretty and feel good about themselves!! We certainly shed some tears!
In case you don’t know….
Each year there are some women ( who mostly volunteer with Chicktime) join forces to put on a prom for the residents of SJRC …. both programs.
The event is led and driven by Merrilee Berger and is amazing!
From the food, to the decorations and set up, to door prizes, to the music, and event space…. It is a lot of work and money … and help is always needed…. ( we can let you know how you can help if you feel your heart strings being pulled)….
We hope you enjoy some of the pictures of the girls trying on the dresses!
Stay tuned for our May workshop details! It’s our annual Mother’s Day celebration !!
If you can’t attend but would like to sponsor a young moms dinner and gift…. Comment here and Brittney will get back with you on how you can donate!
Thank you for supporting our mission to love the teen moms who live at SJRC!
It takes a village !
All for HIS glory,
Brittney and Erica
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

March Update:

 

John 15:12: My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
It’s so hard to put into words how good it feels to show up for someone who really needs you!
Tonight at our Chicktime New Braunfels March workshop a group of loving and giving women showed up for the teen moms who live at SJRC- Pregnant and Teen Mom Program. Whatever the reason is that brought them to this place … we don’t care! Their story has been hard and they need us!
Chicktime volunteer,Laura Najvar, provided all the fixings for a build your own Nacho bar! The girls built their plates high! Desserts and beverages were provided by Donnette Tyler… Lemonade, cookies and brownies… Yum!
Lesli Rodriguez was in charge of the monthly activity ! The girls painted terra cotta pots and planted succulents ! They all did such a beautiful job! The babies were fed, held, rocked and loved!
Until next month… our hearts are full!

 

February Update:

Chicktime New Braunfels celebrated Valentines with the teen moms, babies and one very active toddler that live at SJRC.
We had homemade Lasagna and Caesar Salad ( thank you Cathy Bohne)… Strawberry Cupcakes and a homemade cookie cake with every kind of soda you can imagine ( thank you Donnette Tyler) and a Valentine craft designed, cut and prepped by Mari Alexander! Extra special Volunteers – Laura Najvar , Terri Villanueva and Ashley Williams rocked and fed babies so moms could chill, create, and chow- and everyone served, praised, and encouraged!!
Toward the end of our time together… one of the teen moms asked if she could have our attention… the room got quiet.
She thanked Chicktime for dinner and the craft and for just showing up! We asked her if she knew why we showed up every month? Her response was “cause you love us and no one else does”. There was silence in the room for a bit… and perhaps a few tears shed… if we come for anything at all… we come for that!! We absolutely 100 percent want the young moms and their children to know they are loved !!
Thank you for supporting Chicktime New Braunfels! Make it the year you come serve with us in person or if you would like to help with meals… reach out to us!
We can do the shopping and cooking if you would like to send gift cards!
All our love,
Brittney and Erica
Chicktime New Braunfels Chapter Leaders

 

January Update:

Missing a month of our sacred time with our teen moms is something we do not like! Please pray with us for complete healing on the SJRC campus.

 

December Update:

December workshop with our Young Mothers at SJRC was a hit! We made ornaments , had delicious meatball subs and
a yummy dessert from Kris Cox.
 
 
We were so excited to have 3 new faces join us this time, Kris Cox, Loren Crawford, Jessica Garcia. We are so thankful your hearts brought you 3 to serve with us. We hope to see y’all in the New Year ❤️ 
 
We were able to bless our girls with Polaroid bundles. The appreciation they showed for their gift was truly heartwarming and they started taking pictures immediately.
 
 
This was our last workshop for 2021 and it was an amazing way to end the year.
 
 
We are so looking forward to our workshop in Jan!
 
 
  
 
 

November Update:

It was a wonderful evening spent with our group of young moms at SJRC- pregnant and teen parenting program. We made wreaths. The girls had so much fun stuff to choose from and the end results were gorgeous!! If you are interested in joining our next meet up-
reminder it’s the 1st Thursday of each month at 5. ❤️ And if you want more info please reach out. We would love to have you join us one month!

 

 

October Update:

October workshop with our girls was a hit!! We made Halloween Lanterns and it was messy and so much fun!! Cannot wait until next month for our next workshop! So thankful to be able to meet in person with our girls again.

September Update:

New Beginnings. Last night our new Chicktime group met up with our girls for the first time in a long time. Lots of new faces. Lora D. Williams graced us with her presence. If you know Lora you know that when she is in the room EVERYONE feels comfortable. The motivational speaking she does without even knowing it is astounding! Because of this it was a perfect way for our new girls and our new group to break the ice! Lora‘s positivity lights up any room and we had an amazing time with her. We also had a baked potato bar! See yall next month!
* Romans 8:31
More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

August Update:

Food, Fun and Glow Sticks.

We had a blast combining forces with Chicktime Bulverde and having a back to school party together. Both of our chapters now serve on the same campus. Our teen mom program got moved to the Bulverde campus when the 2021 winter storms damaged the New Braunfels property. At present, they will continue to be housed there.

Hope to see you next month.

July Update:

Our young moms from Chicktime New Braunfels joined the teens from Chicktime Bulverde for a joint workshop!
We played around with confetti to welcome the teens and we cracked confetti eggs on each other to end our workshop!
In between we tie dyed beach towels and shared lunch together . It was a beautiful time together.
Thank you Merrilee for leading this workshop with so much love and kindness.

June Update:

Chicktime New Braunfels dropped off some summer fun at SJRC New Braunfels!
Each bag -included 2 drink bottles, 2 towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, goggles, floaties, beach ball, tube ring, baby books, coloring book, mom book, bubbles, noodle, mesh beach bag, 2 baby water toys, and goodie bags of snacks!
We can’t wait to hear about all the fun water play the young moms and their kids will do this summer!! Thank you to all who helped get this together!
#summertime
#pooltime
#chicktime

May Update:

This evening Chicktime New Braunfels provided a special Mother’s Day Dinner for our young moms and their children. Our girls enjoyed it so much, and each received a sweet Mother’s Day gift as well. 

April Update:

Thanks to a special Chicktime volunteer, the  young moms got to have a little fun with succulent planting.

Planting Love is what Chicktime is all about!

March Update:

What a blessing to have Erica Sifuentes plan a self-care workshop for our teen moms.

Many times moms are so busy taking care of other things they forget to care for themselves. Erica provided Color Street nail kits in pretty bling boxes and also gave them some Ipsy bags.

And of course a snack is always the best way to finish off the day – Banana splits!!

February Update:

We are thankful for Miriam Heagan and the beautiful workshop she put together for our teen moms this month.

We had a blast putting the kits together.

…. and hope the girls will enjoy making them!

and will be reminded that they are loved!

God is good. All the Time God is good.

January Update:

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We can’t say enough about our January workshop ! Creating beautiful T-shirt’s, laughing, and the food… don’t forget about the food! Our workshop leader, Merrilee, out did herself and our young moms were blessed.

December Update:

Lots and Lots of Christmas fun was dropped off at SJRC Texas-New Braunfels. Ugly Sweater and ornament cookie decorating kits, snowman kit, reindeer ornament kit, sticker pages for the kids, and some other kits as well as hot chocolate and Christmas cakes. The young moms and their kids are going to be so busy.

Merry Christmas Chicktime New Braunfels.

November Update:

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Thank you to wonderful volunteers who donated pumpkins for us to drop off at SJRC New Braunfels for the moms and their kids to decorate together and bring some fall fun amd beauty to the campus!
Happy Autumn 🍂!

October Update:

Chicktime New Braunfels dropped off a baking basket donated by prayer, bible study and friend group~ God’s Girls!
What fun the teen moms will have baking for their kids and bonding over YUMMY treats! As long as we can’t have in person workshops we will do things just like this!
If you have an idea let us know. We would greatly appreciate your love and help.

September Update:

Thank you to generous donors… Chicktime New Braunfels dropped off for each girl at SJRC New Braunfels …a pack with 3 coloring books, a sketch book, pencils, markers, and candy.

August Update:

So bummed we couldn’t stay and have ice cream sundaes with our teen moms, but apparently the goodies we took today went over well! Can’t wait to see them again and hug their necks!

July Update:

We “dropped” off our July workhop….Tie-Dye kits and lots of snacks! Oh how we wish were sitting next to the young girls while they have a little fun! We know we will be back having face to face workshops, but until then if you can help us continue having these drop off workshops let us know. We are currently planning our August activity.
Be blessed by being a blessing!

Chicktime New Braunfels~
We continue to keep everyone’s safety a priority and will not be having a May workshop.
Hope to see you in June, but we will keep you posted.
We can’t wait to be back at SJRC serving with you again.
Sending our love your way. Stay well!
All our love,
Chicktime New Braunfels Leadership Team

Thank you, Becca Ellis, for preparing such a comprehensive workshop teaching our young moms how to meal plan, budget and make wise choices with their foods shopping!

 We also shared a delicious meal of two different types of spaghetti and several healthy pasta choices. 

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Spending time with these young ladies is always a blessing!

February Update:

Our February workshop was a mix of helping our young moms file their taxes and then a relaxing activity is bracelet making. This time, the kids got to enjoy the activity as well!

January Update:

January workshop was so special.

Debbie shared with us what it meant to be broken and that our bad experiences can still be used to bring meaning to our lives and the lives of others.

We made fun mosaic creations to represent this concept!

See YOU next week.

December Update:

Feasting together and decorating Christmas cookies….

We love spending time with our teen moms!

We also played a game with a story and passing the Christmas stockings….There were a few who fought (in a good way) to keep the stocking they had!

November Update:

We had a blast showing our single moms how to create their own fall-themed decorations.
They were all so creative and seemed to really enjoy the workshop!
And what kind of fall gathering would it be without chili, cornbread, Fritos, pumpkin-shaped rice crispy treats, and apple cider o such a cold and rainy night.
See you next month!

October Update:

What a fun time tonight with our young moms learning to do Zentangles art form taught by Lindy Hargrave Art!

It looks really intricate but so simple When you follow the steps! I can see how one could get caught up for hours working on something like this!

And of course We can’t get together without food and treats!!

September Update:

What a joy to celebrate a birthday and have fun time with our young moms and their babies!

See you next month!

August Update:

What a sweet time with our young moms tonight,

We learned to do creative lettering to make cards, posters, whatever…the sky’s the limit!!

It’s a beautiful day at Chicktime New Braunfels!

Deborah Smith, the founder of Chicktime New Braunfels is transitioning out to start a new chapter~Chicktime New Braunfels Downtown~

How exciting!!

AND we  have  a new Managing Leader to take her place at Chicktime New Braunfels who has a deep desire to LOVE and spread JOY through Chicktime workshops and continue the legacy that has already been started!

God is moving in BIG ways in New Braunfels, Texas !!! Two Chicktime Chapters! Wow!!

Welcome Brittney!

July Update:

Chicktime was so fun today! Alli and her friends from OU came out to SJRC to show the girls some science experiments.

They made apple pie without apples! It was amazing! Who knew?

And then we used fruit to produce electric currents. Alli and friends helped to show the girls how smart they are! The girls really enjoyed getting their scientific minds rolling.

The babies got lots of loving and snuggling. Thank you Alli for thus awesome workshop 💕.

Our workshop is canceled today, July 3rd.

We have rescheduled it for Sunday, July 14th from 4-6! Hope to see you then.

June Update:

What a great time we had with our girls this evening creating personal journals, bookmarks and bracelets.

We also had a wonderful taco bar too!

Thank you Becca for leading this workshop!

May Update:

Being a teen mom is hard and scary and life changing , but our girls are strong, courageous and determined! We got to celebrate Mother’s Day with these lovely young ladies Saturday at the Gristmill here in New Braunfels. We all ate yummy food, had lots of laughs and shared our dreams and hopes. I am always amazed at these girls. They certainly bless me every time I am with them. Thank you so much to all of our friends that sponsored a young lady. It was a great day!🌸

April Update:

Cickitme was amazing! Our sweet girls got to try on prom dresses and pick the perfect one. It was heartwarming to see the pure delight in the girls. Some have never put on a beautiful gown….you could see their face light up and it was magical. We also passed out bibles to all our young ladies. We know God will aways make a way.

Making tie blankets was also part of our evening fun.  Everyone needs a soft, cozy blanket. Even better when you make it yourself.

Thank you Chicktime ladies for making our workshop so special.

We had this workshop planned for March, but because our workshop was canceled we will try again! Join us~

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March Update:

SJRC had to cancel our workshop as the girls had another commitment. We will see you next month! Same activity and workshop leader, but make sure you pay attention to the date! We are going to meet on a Thursday!

February Update:

Wow! What a great time we had at February Chicktime New Braunfels!

The girls made posters of quotes that inspire them and give them hope.

We really loved being part of their sharing. These young ladies are brave, strong, and courageous.

They teach us so much!

January Update;

Thank you so much to our workshop leader and her team of beaders for pouring into these young ladies!

Beginner’s Beading tested our creativity as well as patience and perseverance (for some)!

Join us next month! Our February workshop is going to be a great one!

 

December Update:

What a great time we had Saturday at SJRC!!!

We decorated stockings, exchanged socks with a with a white elephant game, pictures with the girls and their baby and ate yummy cookies!

We are so blessed to get to share the Christmas cheer with the beautiful girls

Thank you Chicktime ladies for all you did to make this workshop a special one!

November Update:

Love was shared at our November workshop!

Thankful for the beautiful story our workshop leader shared with the girls at SJRC this morning.

It was fun to see the personal twists each of these ladies put on their paintings!

Always fun to share yummy snacks….

And fun to have time to get to know them a little better – they are funny, sweet, and creative!

October Update:

We had such a fun day at October 2018 Chicktime New Braunfels!

We had our dear friend Maggie Lizarraga come out and do facials and make-up for the girls….and they loved it. It was so fun to see the girls embrace their beauty!

Thank you ladies for coming out to love, encourage and help the girls.

See you next month!

September Update:

Our  Zumba workout was awesome! What a workout, but so much fun!

Volunteers is the reason Chicktime exists~ so thank you!

We hope to see everyone next month! The fun continues with a new activity!

August Update:

What a fun time we had at our workshop this month!

We had our fabulous leader Jess doing yoga with the girls and their babies!

It was so awesome to see the girls embrace yoga and the calm it provides.

Til next time~ Namaste

 

July Update:

We had a successful Chicktime New Braunfels kickoff today at SJRC New Braunfels, thanks to our fearless leader, Deborah Boesch Smith, all the wonderful volunteers and staff as well! What a blessing to get to know some of the young moms who are working hard at being the best they can be for their kids! Moms painted memories with their little one’s hand and footprints and kids got to do their own painting, followed by a healthy snack and visiting! Thank you to everyone who showed up – we are looking forward to many more opportunities to support and encourage these sweet girls.

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