Your physical and emotional wellbeing is of utmost importance, especially now. The same is true for me.
There have been many days this past year where it was a struggle to get out of the apartment. It reminded me of when I gave birth to each of our kids, now 9 and 11. Moments when I felt alone, with family in Canada. We were the first couple in our group of friends to have kids.
I didn't know about Blossom back then. I found my friendships through a moms club which became my Blossom, providing me support and community. My friends encouraged me to come join them and it changed my life. They're friends to this day!
Many local moms' clubs have disbanded or cut back this past year. We want Blossom to become that "club" for you. Whether it's by revisiting our park classes on Tuesdays and Fridays or trying something new with us, we're here for you!
What's new? We launched our 5K virtual walk/run in March. It's a fundraiser that encourages people to enjoy the outdoors and to simply move. We created a private Facebook group for our walkers to connect, motivate and support each other. Our hope is that these online connections will develop into future chances for socially-distant coffees, walks, etc. - based of course, on each member's comfort level.
Although we can't promote large group gatherings outside of park classes, we must support our moms and families to find companionship in others who understand. This 5K is one step towards making this happen.
Two Blossom moms registered who said they didn't want to walk alone. So I connected them and now I'm going to do part of my walk with them, masked, several feet apart. Then I'll jog the rest solo on another day.
Every weekend I now walk about 3.2 miles / 5K total and feel better after doing it. My problem was getting out the door—maybe you can relate. Those moms motivated me, and I want to help do the same for you.
To learn more, visit our 5K virtual walk webpage or email questions to blossom5K@blossombirthandfamily.org. We are always here for you.