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Are you looking for a supportive group to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting your toddler or preschool aged kiddos?
Look no further!
Join us for a lively discussion, lots of brainstorming solutions and commiserations as needed!
Please respond on the event thread below:

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Announcement!!
We have a new location for Embracing Your Newborn! Beginning this week (February 6, 2020 and for the foreseeable future) this group will be meeting upstairs from the Puget Sound Birth Center in Kirkland in suite 204!

***This is the only group that is changing location. Everyone else will continue to meet at the regular classroom off Willows Rd in Redmond. ***
Spread the word!:)
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Lake Washington School District is closed again today... and so are we! Stay safe if you must go out. ...

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1 years ago

Embracing The New Normal

We were never meant to do this parenting thing in isolation. It takes a village. Seriously.
Reach out. Ask and offer help. This is essential to our collective health and happiness.This is what friendship looks like👇🏼

I am currently walking through the hardest season of my life, and as Mama’s we feel like we’ve always gotta put on our big girl pants and just muscle through. Never let ‘em see you sweat, right? Oh girl...if there’s one thing this season has taught me, it’s that that sort of lie is terribly dangerous to believe.

I needed my people today. I thought I just needed to call them up and cry about what was happening, and then while on the phone, my sweet friend asked me such an important question. She asked me to just say what I needed and wanted most.

I told her that I didn’t want to be alone.

Her response :: “I’m on my way.”

I started in with all of the reasons she couldn’t and shouldn’t come... “My house is a disaster.” “I don’t want to burden you.” “It’s such a long drive.”

Her response :: “Sister, I don’t care about any of that. You said you don’t want to be alone, so I’m coming.”

Not only did she make the trek from Greeley to Fort Collins, but she picked up another sweet friend along the way. They picked up lunch, they walked into my house, gave me the biggest hugs, and asked “What can we do?”

My disaster of a house? They helped me clean it, and assured me it wasn’t that bad. They let me cry, they made me laugh, we listened to music, and most importantly...

I. Wasn’t. Alone. 💕

Mama, if you’re going through a rough season...know that you don’t have to do it by yourself. You don’t even have to know what you need — just start by asking to not be alone.

I know there is someone in your life who will say to you “I’m on my way,” if only you’d ask.

And Mama if you have a friend who you know is going through it, just offer to come and be there with her. Actually don’t offer...just tell her you’re coming.

Because I guarantee she wants that more than anything, and she’s having a hard time being able to say it.

Praying for all of you walking the tough roads right now...whatever that may look like for you, know that you’re not walking it alone! We love you, Mama! 💕
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