Chelsea and I have a secret.
It’s the key to getting the most out of motherhood. It helps you find the strength to be the best you can be. It can add years and years of joy and fulfillment to your life.
It’s called a playgroup – a group of moms with children the same age as yours – and it can only happen in real time.
When our kids were just babies, Chelsea and I each connected with a small group of like-minded moms. She found her group through Meetup.com, and I found mine through the Parent Connection. Together with our mommy friends, we get through the ups and downs of motherhood and explore the fun things San Diego offers families. Even our husbands get involved!
A good playgroup can add support and fun to your life, but it requires you to take the sometimes awkward step of getting out of the house with your baby and introducing yourself to women you’ve never met before. We’ve been there and know it’s worth the effort to get out and mingle with other moms.
We want to help you find your group, your support, the friends that you’ll have not only through this difficult part of motherhood but beyond and including after your babies are no longer babies.
Every month we plan to bring a “Moms in Real Time” event, and we invite you to join us. Each will include a mix of entertainment and education like:
Home Baby Proofing Tips with the Pros @ Gymboree Play & Music in Poway
Arts & Crafts for Moms (with some great ideas for kiddos) @ The Mint Studio in Carmel Valley
Potty Training 101 at FUNbelievable Play in Lakeside
Blissful Babies’ Day Out in Mission Bay Park with Sleep Coaching Tips
Babysitting Workshop & Playtime at Gymboree in Clairemont
If you had a baby in the last year, please join us for our first event, New Mommy Meet-and-Greet & Baby Footprint Keepsake Making at Cool Creations in Pacific Beach.
Who: Moms with babies born in 2016 or 2017
When: Wednesday, January 25th at 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Where: Cool Creations Pottery, 1753 Garnet Ave; San Diego, CA 92109
What: Meet other new moms and make adorable keepsakes in time for Valentine’s Day gift giving Cost is $10 and includes one tile with baby hand/footprint, or a $10 credit toward the creation of your choice.
You don’t have to feel alone, bored or confused.
We hope in 2017 you’ll come learn, laugh and find your tribe.
If you have ideas for event topics or locations, please let us know! And don’t miss your chance to join us at our first event. Space is limited so register here.