~ Maya Angelou
We are thrilled that our Mothers Group has been so well attended this year. Women have been coming to be with other moms and feel the relief that the group can bring. It’s great to see all the babies and young children playing in the childcare room as moms give themselves some well-deserved self-care. If you read our Facebook page, you may already have seen this post by one of our mom’s:
“I am feeling so grateful for the weekly mothers group. I went to my first one recently. It seemed well timed as there were several other women that day and babies close to my son’s age.
I really didn’t feel like I was missing anything until I came into that sacred space. I realize now that what has been absent for me is that connection with women who are going through what I am – right now. I have lots of friends and family that have raised young children, who have experienced PPD, who have felt isolated, but that part of their lives is long gone. They recall it with humor and tell me I will feel the same someday. What they cannot say is, “I know what you are going through. Me too.” And that’s what I need right now.
I need to look into the eyes of another woman with understanding, compassion and connection – we are both in the same place – elated and thankful, exhausted and struggling – all at the same time. It’s a place where I can come to and just say that sometimes this motherhood thing sucks – and no one will judge me, try to fix me, or tell me not to worry about it. It’s a place where I can just be. I can be indifferent, overjoyed or one hot mess. And it’s all A-Okay.”
If you know of a mom who might enjoy joining us for tea and just being herself, please let her know that our Mothers Group meets Mondays in Ashfield at 11:00 AM (more details below).
In addition, we are excited to share that we are beginning plans for a second Mothers Group in the Southern Hilltowns. Stay tuned for more information on that in the coming months.