Skippack MOMS: A Club of Our Own
If you are a fairly new mom then you’ve probably already figured out that simply reading titles like Naptimes are the New Happy Hour does little to prepare you emotionally, mentally or physically for the challenges that come with motherhood. And by challenges I mean things like savoring a showering alone or loading the dishwasher with one hand (yes, we’ve all been there and if you are like me, still are).
When I casually joined the Skippack MOMS Club nearly seven years ago I was new to the area, was the only mom I knew and could have never imagined the role the club or its members would have in my life—as mom and as a woman. Turns out these were not just a bunch of moms who wanted to meet up in the comfort of their sweats and let their kids play while they vented to one another about the trials and tribulations of motherhood – they were all that and so much more. Among them were vets, nutritionists and chemists; writers, nurses, teachers and lawyers. And beyond mommy talk, they made for good friends and great casual conversations.
Six years and three kids later I am saddened to hear some troubling news: Membership is thin and getting thinner. Veteran moms like me have older school kids and are less active or are aging out, while new membership has been slow.
Wait, what IS the Skippack MOMS Club about? The club offers plentiful opportunities to share quality time with your kids through local events, playgroups and get-togethers, but it’s also a chance to make new friends, engage in some adventure (stroller walks, park outings, hay rides!), glamour (Moms Nights Out are a great opportunity to slap on some lip gloss and high heels), literature (book club), philanthropy, education, culinary arts (homemade meal delivery for new moms) and even politics (we have a board with a president and a VP).
MOMS keeps me active in the community; helps me share special time with the kids; provides opportunities to give back to charitable causes, helps me laugh every day, and above all helps me to keep my sanity.
If you are a new mom and reading this… wait, if you are a new mom you probably don’t have time be reading this. Scratch that. If you know a new mom or a mom with young kids, give them some sound parental advice and encourage them to check out the Skippack MOMS Club today!
MOMS Club of Skippack meets monthly at The Sinful Cupcake & Cafe every third Tuesday of each month at 10 am. Learn more about the Skippack MOMS Club.
Note from the Skippack Blogger: Stefania Revelli, our first guest author, is an editor, mom, the Skippack Blogger’s neighbor and friend and a wonderful young woman.