I've been hinting for some time that I am up to something, and that I have been afraid to share what that something is in fear that someone else will steal the idea and run with it. Though I am eager to tell you what it is - I am also enjoying the suspense. Plus, I am in the process of getting all of the people I know together on this so that we can discuss it, develop it, name it and THEN spread it like wild fire. But, what I will tell you is this - I want to start a Mother Revolution.
What does this mean? It means I want to create something within my community that is geared towards meeting the needs of the mother (or daddy). This "something" is going to fill a void that I am extremely surprised exists. After all, mothers are everywhere and we all have extremely similar needs. The more I talk to women everywhere the more I realized that we are the forgotten MANY. There is not much out there other than support groups and play dates for us to be active in our communities. If we have to have a meeting with someone, it proves very difficult because there is simply no place that a woman can bring her child without feeling like they have to keep them confined (and happy) in a highchair...and no matter how family friendly most places are, we still don't want to be the one with the screechy baby. Then - there is no focus. There is little progress. This HAS to change. This thing that I am creating from the ground up will hopefully fill this void and bring the parents of my community that much closer - and will help them find time for not only themselves, but time to meet with others, time to DO stuff without the worry of what to do with their kids. I'm creating this because I so clearly see a need. I NEED THIS....and the more women I talk to I am realizing that I am not the only one. As a matter of fact, I haven't really met anyone who couldn't use something like it. So, while I'm not going to go into detail about exactly what I am doing, just know that BIG things are on the horizon...and that I will need each and every one of you to be a part of it.
Start by sharing with me what your greatest needs/challenges are in your journey as a parent. I'm listening, and your words could help shape this movement.
VIVA LA REVOLUTION!