If you recently had a baby and you’re starting to feel like you should re-integrate back into the real world and meet some other moms, Mommy Connections Durham is a great option. They offer group programs that you attend weekly. You’ll get to try out various mommy-and-me activities each week, and classes are tailored to the age of your baby.
Classes are 90 minutes long, and prices are very reasonable for each 6-week program. Let’s take a look at 3 reasons why new moms in Durham Region should check it out:
1. Different Classes for Newborns, Crawlers and Toddlers
Mom & Baby for 0-8 months old
Each week you’ll participate in an interactive activity or “make & take”, and/or hear from a professional from a local business. All topics are relevant to the stages you and your baby will go through during this time. Examples include pelvic floor health for mama, sleep patterns, and nutrition info for your babe as you start on solid foods.
Mini Movers for 9-15 months old
Let your little one explore as you visit different businesses and activities and connect with other mamas! It’s so nice to talk to other moms going through the same stages you are. See which activities your child takes in interest while getting a taste of what is available in your community. Possible activities include crafting, gymnastics, visiting the zoo, and lots more.
Mom & Tot (Travelling Tots) for 16 months to 4 years old
Each week you’ll travel to a new location in your community to experience what they have to offer, allowing you to try out new things and see which ones your little one may be interested in pursuing. Some past activities have included dancing, learning some basic soccer skills, crafting, and so much more!
2. Heather Watson – the Fabulous Owner of Mommy Connections Durham
Heather is a bit of a local celebrity mom within the amazing mommy communities she has created. There are the programs through Mommy Connections plus her Facebook group Durham Mommies Clubhive (there’s a waitlist to get in!) Heather is a mama herself of course, with her two beautiful girls earthside, and her angel baby son. She is a champion for moms at all stages. Heather fosters connections between mamas, as well as connecting new moms with helpful services.
Heather is an open book and no topics are taboo. When it comes to the joys and pitfalls of parenting, partners, and taking care of yourself, she creates a safe space to share and ask questions. She has also organized donations for charities and local mamas in need. Mamas in her Facebook group are referred to as “Queens” or “Queen Bees”, further enhancing the empowering and supportive nature of the group.
3. Meeting New Friends and Getting Reassurance
It can be difficult to navigate the world as a new mom (especially in our current world where things can feel chaotic in general). The comfort you can feel just by spending some time with other moms going through the same thing is priceless. You’ll make new friends as you bond over the adorable and crazy things your kids do. And you’ll be introduced to many helpful resources in your community that you may not have known existed. Ask questions, get answers, and gather knowledge to help you get through these early stages feeling informed, empowered, and supported.
Heather has also run other workshops through Mommy Connections, such as CPR training, which is a great idea for parents as well as any other caretakers to attend, such as older siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Be sure to join the newsletter as well for information on upcoming class registrations and fun giveaways!
Looking for more things to do with your baby? Check out these other local businesses offering mommy-and-me programs: (Coming soon)