Monday, October 12, 2009

Moms Groups - Round 2 (or...I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends)

Remember Moms and Tots groups? These playgroups provided many women - including me - with a treasured support of like-minded sister-moms who became woven into the tapestry of their lives.

I was so very lucky to have Kathy, Tracy, Jean, Lisa, Mary, Diana, and Justine; all whom lived within sugar-borrowing proximity. We met weekly, presumably for the kids. However, I know that a huge part of our play group was for the moms. We threw baby showers, sang happy birthdays, baby sat, collectively wringed hands over fevers, shared child-rearing challenges (remember the terrible - er, I mean - terrific twos?), and celebrated each other's successes. Those wondrous years as a young mom were made even more magical thanks to them.
What power and strength these groups provided! As we transition to a new stage now, one where we're on-ramping, finding our way back to jobs and careers, we can channel this same support and enthusiasm! Stay tuned for posts on starting a Moms and Jobs group, what these groups can do for moms re-entering the workforce, and tapping into the inherent power of women supporting and inspiring one another.

All the best,


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