“Congratulations! You made it out of your house and to class.”
I will never forget those words.
March 2013 I was a new Mom with a 2 month old baby, I had signed up for a Mom & Baby class with Mommy Connections in Toronto and was sitting at my very first class. I was on time, my baby was dressed, I had a shower that day, we were both fed, healthy and *mostly* happy. It was a miracle all of those things happened because the simple ability to get myself and my new baby out of the house, didn’t feel easy at all. So yes, I took the congratulations and patted myself on the back.
Little did I know, that day, that class and that business would change the course of my future.
My husband and I moved from Toronto back to Calgary within the first year of my daughter being born, for many reasons and we haven’t regretted it, not even for a day. The quality of life, less car time, more family time, mountains close by, camping, hiking, skiing, the city, community, people, all of it appealed to us and still does.
In the transition out to Calgary, I was unable to transfer out west with my job, so I had to make the difficult decision to quit. I started exploring opportunities to work from home and somehow, I found my way back to Mommy Connections. The opportunity to license the Calgary market was available, so I signed up.
January 2013 I ran my first ever Mommy Connections class on the exact day of my daughter’s first birthday. I thought it would bring us good luck and boy has it ever. I began by running 2 Mom & Baby classes and 1 Mom & Tot class and now five years later, we run anywhere from 8-12 classes per session, 2 levels of Mom and Baby classes, plus Mini Movers and Travelling Tots.
To say this community and this business has been a good thing for me, would be an understatement. I am in awe of how many women trusted Mommy Connections, believed in our programs and supported this community from the start. I am also amazed at how this business has truly awakened a love of learning, growing and building a business, that I never knew I had.
I have so many women, so many men, so many presenters, so many supporters, so many people, including my entire family, to thank for all that this business has become. Behind every business is a community of people who believe in the dream and the vision, and boy have I had one amazing community of supporters.
Today, on my daughters 6th birthday, I took time to reflect on what this business, this company and mostly, what this community has taught me. And what I’ve learned most, is that we truly as women and as mothers are are stronger together. When one woman cries, we cry with her. When one woman celebrates, we celebrate too. I’ve never been a witness to more strength than in one of my Mommy Connections classes, when another woman has fallen, her sisters will pick her up. We are truly stronger together.
Thank you to all the women (and men) I have met along this five year journey. I am so blessed to have found this community and to have had such support. I am ever grateful for each and everyone of you who I have had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with. Your support has meant so much to me and my family. Thank you!
I raise my glass to all of you and I look forward to serving this community for many years to come!