The Chelmsford Mothers' Club hosts monthly general meeting open to all members. Monthly meetings are geared towards promoting personal growth as mothers, providing strategies for effective parenting, and managing the stresses and challenges our members and their families face daily. Meetings over the past year have included educational parenting topics such as children’s sleep, managing childhood anxiety and anger, encouraging reluctant eaters, social emotional learning, and normative speech and language development. The CMC also host a variety of speakers and panels covering topics for parents including creative outlets for managing stress, estate planning, and how to re-enter the workforce after raising children.
Occasionally, meetings are activity-based, such as a member skill-share, crafting, or favorite things swap. We also host two catered celebrations each year: one to celebrate our members who have added to their family over the past year, and our annual meeting which reviews the past year, looks ahead to the coming year, and recognizes our invaluable volunteers.
Each meeting runs for approximately two to two and a half hours, allowing time for members to socialize with one another and enjoy light refreshments before the presentation. Monthly meetings often draw a great variety of club members, making it a wonderful way for new and old members to meet, exchange ideas, and network.
Topics and events for the upcoming year include:
- Life by Design
- New Mom & Baby Celebration
- Favorite Things & Cookie Swap
- Kids & Animals
- Emergency Preparedness
- Intentional Parenting
Find out how to join us for our next general meeting!
Our Next General Meeting
Discussion on Motherhood
November 15, 2022
7:00 - 9:00PM
Join us as we welcome Rachael O'Toole, LICSW, owner of and therapist at True North Therapy, to speak to us and answer questions about some of the rarely discussed and yet often felt pressures of motherhood, and how to become the best version of ourselves to handle the difficult job of mothering.
Motherhood has got to be the hardest job we take on, with only a theoretical preparation! It requires on the job training, expertise in adapting plans to fit a constantly changing environment, and a healthy dose of confidence to feel good about the decisions we make. The question is, how do we feel confident when we have no idea if we’re making the right choice? The decisions we make as parents can feel endless, and with seemingly high consequences and no lack of judgment from others.
The good news is that there are ways to protect ourselves, care for ourselves, and develop strategies to help us navigate the challenges. Ideally, we don’t lose ourselves in the process- you are much too important to get lost.
For more information about Rachael visit True North’s website here: https://tnorththerapy.com/