Want to know my biggest fear about running my own business?
I worry that new moms will no longer gravitate towards me and my programs now that my son is 8, and we were never able to have more children.
It was so easy when I found myself living through the same daily challenges that you are all experiencing. There was a sisterhood in those sleepless nights, challenges breastfeeding, and the sheer joy of watching our tiny creations achieve those early milestones. Here’s one of the few photos I have of Charlie (aka Iron Man) and I at one of our Mommy Connections classes way back in 2012:
I always assumed I would have more babies, and that the cycle would just continue on. However, now that my child is in grade 3 (gulp!), I ask myself – can I still lead an amazing program focussed solely on babies?
The answer is yes.
Because Mommy Connections isn’t about ME. It’s about all of YOU.
It’s about a community of moms of all stages, beliefs and parenting practices…who are all trying to do what’s best for their family. My role is to create a safe, judgement-free space, where we can harness the power of all coming together.
My struggles with secondary infertility have left me with such a profound sense of gratitude for being able to experience the miracle of motherhood (even if it was only once). It’s such an amazing gift and without a doubt, the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me. And so, as the brilliant Maya Angelou said:
My hope is to teach you to trust your instincts and honour your intuition. To show you how amazing you all are as mothers – no matter the choices you make, or the situations you face.
I hope to give you a village full of support, a community that lets you know that you’re not alone in this wild ride.
So why is Val from Workin’ Moms my hero?
She is strange and quirky and full of odd advice. I’m sure none of the moms in her Toddler Time class can really relate to her as a mother.
But they adore her anyways, because they realize just how much she adores them.