Tuesday, October 20, 2009
A Little History to Start Off With
We are a group of four friends (Sheri, Jennifer, Camisha and Tracy) who met because of one main thing we had in common. We were searching for some connection, searching for support, and searching for ourselves after joining what was then a new club for us - motherhood. All of us were moms to one when we joined a local moms group called Busy Bees. Those children are all well into their toddler years...whoo-whee. Several of us are now on round 2 with Baby #2 having been born since we first all met. As you might imagine and many of you know, motherhood, while so extremely joyful, can also be rather tiring. If you have ever watched TV and seen those hilarious Suave commercials, you know that it is a bit easy to lose a bit of yourself after becoming a mom. Suddenly, it is not about you. Suddenly, everything revolves around that precious, tiny baby that you are holding in your arms. Well, that does not ever really stop, it just changes as they grow.
Well, a few of us in our Busy Bees mom's group realized that we had even more in common than just being moms. We realized that we were struggling with some of the same things. In the process of taking care of that precious, tiny baby, yes, we started to lose ourselves. Suddenly, we were waking up and looking in the mirror and not really liking what we saw. This led us to start a little subgroup - our own little support group to help each other lose weight and focus more on ourselves in all areas. Moms work so hard every single day that we deserve to give ourselves a little time and energy. Just like they always tell me everytime I travel with my Hannah Banana on Southwest - "In case of a loss of cabin pressure, place the mask on yourself before assisting your child with theirs". You have heard it before. We can't possibly take care of our family the way we should if we don't take care of ourselves first. So, we welcome you and thank you for joining us as we share with you the real triumphs and inevitable struggles on the journey to the inner "me".