It’s 2017 and we’ve officially launched Momidarity! Say it with me Mom-eh-dare-ity...yes, thats how it's pronounced. It’s been an exciting and stressful few weeks but I’m so excited about what’s to come. And since there are so many new faces here, I thought it would be helpful to take a step back and provide a little background about what exactly Momidarity is and why we are so excited about it.
First off, we’re not just a blog, we’re a support group service for moms!
What’s so great about a mom support group? If you’ve ever attended a traditional moms group you probably know that feeling of walking into a room full of strangers, nervous and anxious and praying your baby doesn’t have a blowout, but within 20 minutes feel at ease and empowered because you’re surrounded by women going through the same things you are and are actually talking about it! Plus the baby sitting next to you already had a blowout, so you’re cool.
But there’s more to a moms group than a good gab session with the ladies. Because...
Motherhood is lonely. I’m not just talking about those lonely 2am to 4am hours when you’re up rocking a crying baby in the dark, or trying to soothe your sick toddler back to bed. This whole journey comes with an immense amount of pressure, and as the mother, you’re often the one taking the brunt of it. So mom groups are amazing because if nothing else, they provide that comforting space for you to open up and get reassurance that to some extent, every mom feels the way you do. We all have moments where we feel overwhelmed, anxious, we have doubts about our abilities and our choices, and we feel joyful, our hearts are so full of love for these kids one minute, and we’re ready to scream the next. You’re not alone.
Partners don’t always get it. My husband is a smart and extremely capable man, but when it comes to dealing with issues related to hormones, body image, identity and work/life balance, he just doesn’t get it. It’s funny that the mom, once a total stranger sitting next to me at my first mom group, understood the emotional rollercoaster I was going through faster than my partner of over 10 years.
So why Momidarity?
So yeah, you get it. Mom groups are awesome. But what’s so great about a virtual Momidarity group? Well...
It’s adults only. One thing that sets our groups apart from traditional mom groups is that our sessions are for moms only. In most traditional mom groups, your kids are there with you. It’s a great activity and learning experience for both you and your child, but it’s also really distracting. Our sessions are held in the evening and online so that moms can connect and really focus on themselves and the other moms in the group, without one eye on the kiddos.
You can attend from your couch. This was so important for me, as a full time working mom of two kids, since after going back to work there was no way I could attend a mom group in person. Our groups meet online, where you can still see and hear the other moms, but you can also wear your pajamas, sit on the couch, eat ice cream or drink a glass of wine. INDULGE MAMA!
It’s an online support group. What???
If you are hesitant about the “virtual” format of the group, that’s totally natural. I’ll be honest, if I didn’t direct an office of distance learning as my day job, I’d be hesitant too. But take a look at our testimonial page and you’ll see that was a common concern of past participants, and one that was quickly overcome. And I urge you to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, ask questions, share your concerns, help us understand how you think we can create the most comforting experience possible. Even if you don’t participate in a session, you are still part of the greater mom community!
We need your help! We’re a brand new startup and so we need you, mom, to help us grow and tweak our service to make it the best experience possible for all moms out there. All of our sessions are on sale right now so that we meet and connect with as many deserving moms as possible, and make Momidarity as great as it can be.
So will you join us? Yeah?? Great, come sign up here!