You know as well as we do that being a mom is hard work. It can be isolating, overwhelming and completely exhausting. In our endless quest to provide crustless sandwiches, teddy bear tea parties, perfectly executed activity drop-off/pick-ups (not to mention avoiding stepping on that stray lego), moms can get lost in the shuffle. We all know that being a Mom is the most rewarding job we can do, but it’s also the hardest. And we’ve all heard it takes a village…
What if that village was a group of moms in our community that could come together and connect? What if that meant caring for one another in times of need, or getting together to celebrate? Perhaps, there is a new mom on your street who needs to know about the best place to get coffee. Or maybe you just need advice from the mom who’s been there and can offer you a shoulder (or a helping hand) as you navigate your latest parenting challenge. We’d love to introduce you to Atlanta Area Moms – The Village .
Our number one goal in creating Atlanta Area Moms Blog was to create a community online and off through our content as well as our in-person events. Moms need moms to support and encourage one another in this epic journey we are all on together. The Village is a place to connect–to truly connect–with the moms around you. Our hope is to create a safe place for moms from all walks of life to share stories and receive encouragement.
The Village is managed by Atlanta Area Moms Blog and our team of Mombassadors to help organize monthly playdates, get-togethers, and Mom’s Night Outs. Think you’d make a great Mombassador? Contact Candence, our Community Engagement Leader ([email protected]).
The basic rules for The Village:
1. Be kind. We do not ask or expect everyone to agree all the time. Motherhood is the easiest thing to have an opinion about but the hardest thing to actually do. There will, however, be no toleration of any inflammatory, derogatory, or bullying talk. We want this to be a safe place for moms to share their stories, including struggles.
2. No personal promoting. We love seeing moms find their passions. Really we do, but this is not the place for personal advertisements. If you would like to advertise with ATLMB, please contact us at [email protected]
3. No buy/sell/trade. There are loads of b/s/t groups on Facebook. This group is not the place for selling furniture or baby clothes. Rather The Village is a place to meet other moms and grow friendships.
4. Be safe. Keep safety in mind, and please consider meeting at a public place when meeting someone new for the first time.
It is simple to join! There are no fees, no memberships, and no minimum attendance or participation requirements. When you visit the Atlanta Area Moms – The Village, you simply click the “Join” tab or input your name into the “Add Members” field.