In May of 2010, 12 insecure moms congregated for their first Mother’s Gathering Class at A Mother’s Haven. Let’s face it, most first time moms are like a deer in headlights when it comes to dealing with their newborn babies. Combine 12 of these women together and it makes for the most insane, sometimes emotional and always hilarious weekly meetings that a mom could ever be a part of. Continue reading
Tomorrow Charlie will be 11 months old. 11 months! Seriously?!
Every parent has told me at one point or another to savor each moment because the time goes by fast. I could not agree more. Last Friday we learned in Mommy and Me that Charlie’s status will change from infant to toddler on his first birthday. I had no idea this type of realization would make me so emotional. I am not a crier by any stretch of the imagination yet there I was crying in the middle of class. Where did this year go?
A few people have told me they are surprised that I didn’t blog about Charlie’s blowouts. Shame on me!
A couple of weeks ago I decided it would be fun to host a weekly mommy and me at my place. Today was the first gathering. Collectively, we decided to set it up so that it isn’t just a play date for the kids but a chance for us to sit down and discuss a certain topic while our babies creep, crawl, pull to stand, climb and even cruise.
A few of us already belong(ed) to multiple mommy and me classes. One of the classes is on Friday. Another class is on Monday. Our plan on Tuesdays is to go over the topics discussed in the Friday and Monday mommy and me classes so that everyone has access to all of the information we are getting. For example, last week at A Mother’s Haven, the topic was discipline. Discipline also happened to be the topic at the other mommy and me group. Today we discussed what the different group leaders had to say about discipline.
When we first started mommy and me at A Mother’s Haven we would get together every Tuesday for class, and every Thursday for a park or house play date. It was fun while it lasted, but over time, real life took over: moms started going back to work and nap times began to shift. Eventually, the Thursday playgroups dissolved.
The great news is we all still keep in touch as members of a Google Group. We communicate daily sharing advice, bargains or information on the important questions in life. Is my baby getting enough food? What kind of bathtub are you using now that your baby is older? Do you prefer the Keratin treatment or the Brazilian Blowout? Did you see the Groupon for Amazon.com?
If you have a circle of friends or family that you want to keep in touch with, I highly suggest getting your circle to join a Google Group. It really makes keeping in touch easy and fun.