Hi, my name is Kori. I am a mother of two beautiful children, Katie (December 2010) and Michael (June 2012).
My daughter Katie was a wonderful surprise in our lives, and not being prepared AT ALL made me realize how hard it is to find baby friendly resources! I learned about Mommy Connections at a trade show and I attended my first Mommy Connections class in South Edmonton when my daughter was 4 months old. I found it quite helpful, not only to get me out of the house with my baby but also for the resources, fantastic coupons and samples for other places I could take my baby, as well as a way to meet other moms with babies the same age and living in the same area as I was. We were able to get together as a group and share our stories, fears, concerns and advice, plus I discovered how much Katie loved certain programs that I never would have even thought of taking her to like Music Together and programs I enjoyed like Fitmom.
The second Mommy Connections group I attended was the Mom + Tots program in South Edmonton as well. Katie was 14 months old and I was 2 months away from having Michael. It was great to meet another group of moms again, with kids the same age, plus most of the moms had second babies already. This time all the advice was about having a new baby and how the toddlers reacted, dealing with jealousy, sharing a room etc. Very helpful again!
I have recently moved toBeaumont. Thinking about moving toBeaumontmade me realize that I would have to start again, meeting new moms in the same area and finding places to take my children.Beaumonthas some wonderful programs for new moms and to meet other moms but I had a difficult time finding them. So I thought how wonderful it would be to start up Mommy Connections inBeaumontto help all the moms to be, new moms and mom with toddlers find the resources they need and connect with the businesses and other moms in their community, plus I get to make a bunch of new friends! :)
I strongly believe in community. My goal is to find you these resources in our own community within Leduc County rather then having to travel into the City. The greatest part of living in a town the size of Beaumont is the “Community” in all meanings.
I look forward to meeting you all.