To say that I am excited about this next step in my motherhood journey would be a severe understatement.
This announcement is beautifully timed after my post yesterday about friendship. It has been in the circle of other women, other mothers, who share similar experiences to mine that I have healed, grown, and embraced my role as a mother. Without that space and those women I don’t know where I would be.
I’m a pay it forward kind of gal so I completed the Bloom Foundation’s Peer to Peer Support Group Facilitator training back in March. The leaders asked us to think about what was or is missing from our journey through Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and what came to me was a next step after the program I was in for treatment of PMADs.
Once I had moved out of active PMADs and into recovery, I couldn’t find a group anywhere for moms who had been where I was and I didn’t feel comfortable going into a more mainstream moms group. In an effort to meet the need of other moms like myself, my co-facilitator Elena and I have created Embracing Your Motherhood.
This support group is for women in recovery from PMADs with their youngest child being between the ages of 1 and 5 years old. We will focus on moms and supporting them in embracing their motherhood through bi-weekly groups, topics that help in the every day life of mothers, speakers once a month, and will also act as a connection to local events for moms and their families.
If you are in the New Jersey area, come hang out with us! We’d love to meet you and watch you bloom into the mother you want to be!
Click on the Embracing Your Motherhood link above for all the details!
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