Putting Mom on Time Out, The Good KindNovember 18th, 2011 by Wendy
It’s that time of year, isn’t it? I can feel the stress and
panic start to creep up behind me like an old,
loose pair of underwear. Holidays are coming
Yes, it’s a time to enjoy family and friends
and large alcoholic beverages,
but somehow for me it turns into striving for the
Perfect and completely unobtainable
Which is why I am so grateful for the time out I have been putting myself on by going to a moms’ group I love, Mom’s Morning Retreat.
Mothering is, ironically, such an isolating experience. Do you
have a supportive group of moms? Maybe you know some moms, but
guess what? They are busy moms.
Is there any other kind? And your mom friendship consists
mainly of comparing notes on best baby foods, best playgrounds,
best schools, best healthy lunches
or best torture device that leaves no
I have loved having a place to go twice a month where I can talk about real issues about being not just a mom, but being a whole person. Bev Gaines leads the group discussions and gives us all delicious food for thought.
This week we had a service activity of making fleece blankets
for foster kids.
Whether we get deep or just have a laugh, we all leave feeling a little less frazzled and hopefully a little more ourselves.
Which can only help everyone around us, before, during and after the holidays, right?
Retreat meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Sept.-June, on Bainbridge
Island and is open to moms of children of all ages. Coffee, snacks
and even child care are provided during meetings.