When I first got pregnant with Lukas I started to plan my maternity leave. I would need to structure my days to make sure that myself and the baby didnt spend the entire 12 months at home in our jammies eating bon bons.
People would always tell me “your going to make lots of new mom friends” and I would secretly cringe at the thought. I felt like mom life was already pressuring me to make new friends. In my mind making new friends was going to take a lot of energy and “being nice” and I didnt feel like I would be able to do either of these tasks very well at the same time that I was taking on my new sleep deprived momma role.
By the time Lukas was born I was itching to start working out which is what lead me to my first “moms group” experience with Hot Momma Fitness. I wanted to work out, I wanted to be able to have my baby with me while I worked out, and I wanted to work out alongside other moms because they were on the same crazy journey. But I didnt want to make friends! I was just going to go there, mind my own business, keep to myself, do however much of the workout I could and at the end scurry out of there without having made a friendly peep to anyone. My very first day I already didnt want to go. I was tired, Lukas was fussy, and getting him settled and buckled into his carseat before he needed to eat, sleep or poop again was nearly impossible. But im happy to say that I did it. I got there, I did what I could and I even laughed…alot. It felt so good to be around other moms and watch them going through the same struggles. I didnt talk to anyone but I listened to them talk and just took it all in, and I laughed…so much!!! By the second or third class I started to mingle in on the conversations and initiate little side chit chat with whoever had set up beside me. By my fifth or sixth class a mom that had started in the group with her new little one on the same day as me was purposly setting up next to Lukas and I, not because it was the only spot left, but because we were becoming FRIENDS
More, more MORE!!! Now I was really starting to get the flow of #momlife and I wanted to take on more. It had become easier to be out of the house with Lukas than it was to stay home with him because he was easily entertained by gawking at other kids . I started by attending the free classes our city offers but Lukas quickly lost interest. Apparently once he’s seen one colourful parachute, he’s seen them all. My other option was to register for a program but only 3 or 4 of the class topics appealed to me or was relevant to Lukas’s stage in his development. You cant massage a baby that wants to party. This is alot like when you see a super cute onesie or bib but it only comes in a set of 3 and the other 2 are just a blank solid color but if you want that one cute one you’ll have to buy them all. That’s how they get ya! Metaphorically speaking I decided to put this onesie down and walk away.
What do we want? A place we can bring our kids to socialize while we learn about mom related topics that we’re interested in and chat with other mommies.
When do we want it? We’re not sure because our schedule isn’t the same every week so we’d like to choose the classes that we can attend!
I searched high and low for just the right moms group and I was surprised to find out that the options are very limited and there was really no shopping around to be done. Since I didnt have much to choose from I could either join what was there, not join anything at all OR I could spend this valueable mom time of mine making sure that other moms get more! That’s why im so excited to be able to make that happen! I’m going to scout out only the most amazing talent and bring them right to you and your minis! I’m going to work my mum bum off to find you the best of the best in topics that will enrich your families lives and knock your socks off! Hold onto your reheated coffee ladies, because there’s a new mom’s group in town and everybaby’s going to be talking about it!