There has been such an overwhelmingly positive response to the new support group set to run it’s first ever session tomorrow, that I felt like I needed to share how it all began and how we hope to make a difference in the lives of parents, and their babies in our home town of Colchester, Essex.
In April 2018, I attended the most wonderful Nurture Retreat by Blossom and Berry, who trained me in baby massage and baby yoga, and who continues to mentor me in business and life! One of the activities we took part in, was to create a vision board – visual representations of all the things we wish to achieve or bring into our lives. This was a game changer for me.
One of my aspirations was to bring together a “girl gang” – like minded, loving, caring, high vibe mums with a common mission. To support other parents and babies in feeling connected and valued, seen and heard, as well as being like-minded friends to be part of my own village.
During #mamakindness week – Blossom and Berry’s campaign to support new mums – I held a #LoveCreatesLove group in my home, a philosophy that underpins all that is Blossom and Berry’s training in supporting parents and their babies across the globe.
There was coffee, cake, and chat – I loved it, the mums loved it, and we all wanted more, and regularly. My idea of creating a Mum Tribe with a Love Vibe was born. A regular support group for Mums, and Dads to be their true selves, to share their journey without fear of judgement, to grow a village we can all benefit from. This included support (my envisioned “girl gang”) for myself personally as a Mum, and professionally as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga Instructor – after years of working amongst amazing NHS colleagues, and truly valuing the importance of a supportive network, I felt the need to create my own team!
In just a few short months, and as if by magic (thank you Universe), I have managed to gather some remarkable women with an array of qualifications, experiences and talents to help me with my Mum Tribe Love Vibe (MTLV) vision – I am incredibly lucky to know them and to call them my friends. Together we are the Mum Tribe ♡ Love Vibe a collective of Colchester mums in business, who have gathered together to share the LOVE.
We aim to support local mums, dads and babies to feel supported and connected by offering open get togethers to talk all things baby and all things mum-life in this amazing but mad, busy world of motherhood, fatherhood, parenthood. We will be offering monthly support groups with our MTLV team of health and wellbeing professionals, tasters of services we offer locally, as well as guest speakers to offer informal and friendly advice, support, and chat. This group is for those of you who feel like you need an extra big hug, a chat, and for somewhere to go to share what’s really going on for you – without judgment, just with love and kindness.
Although there will be baby and kids toys available for your children to play with – we aren’t a baby and toddler group – we are a team of Mum Tribing Love Vibing women out to support YOU, the parents, the all too often forgotten souls, who are out there raising the next generation. By supporting you with love and kindness, this will support all of our children, and will go on to build a more loving future for us all.
"Connection. Energy that exist between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued" - Brene Brown