We know that motherhood is a brave new world. It wasn't until the last few decades that our culture shifted to place the burden of this transition on each individual woman. Alone.
For me, this was the hardest part of becoming a new mom. Being half-Latina meant I was exposed to the other side of things-where the flood of family invades the home, bathes the children, cooks the food, and pampers the new mother. I remember the resentment I felt when I realized that that swarm of loving family was two states away and I would be fending for myself.
With newborn twins.
That experience and the postpartum experience with my subsequent babies left a dramatic impression on me.
That's why our tagline is "We bring the village to you." Because when the baby isn't sleeping, your hormones are in a state of flux, and all the laundry is covered in spit up, just showing up is half the battle.
Knowing this, we've worked to create a network of support for our community. Everyone deserves that invading swarm of family. And if you weren't lucky enough to find yourself born into one, allow me to remind you that family can become the people in your day to day life who do the work of showing up for you.
Below are the list of resources we've gathered for you:
A complete Events Calendar featuring
Monthly Stroller Squad activities in Utah County
Monthly Stroller Squad activities in Salt Lake County
Monthly New Mama Chat support group in Utah County for pregnant mothers and mothers of babies up to 18 months
Mom's Night Out
Free & paid classes
Events hosted by agency members from their own private businesses
We're not there quite yet, but we've also got some exciting projects in the works to bring birth and postpartum support to families who couldn't otherwise afford these services.
Things have been set in motion and the birth world in Utah is about to get very exciting. We cannot wait to have you join us!