17 different women, 36 crazy children, 0 babies in utero
Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
 

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

What this blog is all about

Well, the subtitle at the top of the page describes it in a nutshell, but if you want to know a few more details, here they are:

I moved to Queens about 3 1/2 years ago. I was 5 months pregnant with our first child, almost 3,000 miles away from my family, and my husband was just starting his career as a NYC attorney. While no one could have prepared me for trials, tears and treasures I would experience as I entered this new phase of life called motherhood, I found my greatest strength and support in the diverse group of women I met in the Ward (then Branch). Whenever two or more of us gathered together, we would inevitably share stories of our children’s antics, advice on the latest parenting problem or give a review of the latest baby product. We would talk about everything: ear infections, autism, maternity clothes and make-up. But most of all, we always knew we would find an empathetic ear for our thoughts and troubles. While some might brush these conversations off as just “girly talk”, I have found every shared word a vital part of not just surviving motherhood, but embracing it in all its poopy glory.

Many of these women have since moved away from Queens (I will be the next one to go). And as we scatter about, we have come to the sad realization that we had something really great—something that is not always easy to find. Mormon or not, every mom needs a community of mothers to lean on, laugh with and share ideas. Welcome to ours. We hope you enjoy these Tales From The Crib.

P.S. Please don't feel like you need to justify your relationship with us in order to make a comment. We don't care who you are or how you found us. Everyone is invited to come read and share. Make as many comments as you wish!

11 Comments:

  • You said it all in one blog! I honestly cannot find a way to convey my gratitude for these women. Let's just say I wouldn't have made it here in NYC without them, and the only reason I will be sad to leave (in 17 months... who's counting?) is because I will never have an experience this precious again! Thank you for helping me to be the mother I am. Love you guys!
    posted by Blogger Zinone at 1/03/2006 03:53:00 PM  



  • I am certain this convergence of women will scarce happen again in the history of all womankind.
    posted by Blogger Kage at 1/03/2006 06:03:00 PM  



  • You're killing me
    posted by Blogger TftCarrie at 1/03/2006 06:06:00 PM  



  • Seriously, how lucky were we? I think about our little ragtag band everyday...and I left 1 1/2 years ago.

    Tear...
    posted by Blogger chloe at 1/08/2006 11:03:00 AM  



  • I think you guys are awesome. I'm a stay at home Mormon mom in St. Louis. I can relate to you on many levels!
    posted by Blogger Sarah at 8/19/2007 12:27:00 PM  



  • Met some of your moms in their Princeton days. I remember it being said of one and her husband, "All babies deserve a mother like her!" Sounds like that compliment extends to you all. Make it an adventure.
    posted by Blogger Mad Hadder at 11/25/2007 05:19:00 PM  



  • marion, your talents never cease to amaze me!!! Great work.
    posted by Blogger Kage at 4/04/2008 07:18:00 AM  



  • Hey everyone,
    I am wondering if you could help me out a little. I am doing a survey for my job of the freebie bags given to mothers when they leave the hospital. Could you answer a few questions for me? It would be extremely helpful and I will not associate your name with anything you say.


    Hi my name is Michelle Browning and I work for RTC Relationship Marketing. I have recently been assigned a project as an intern and I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about give-a-ways to new mothers leaving the hospital.

    1. Did you recieve anything as a new mother when leaving the hospital?

    4. What does it contain? (Please give as much detail as possible)

    5. Who provides this? (Please give as much detail as possible)

    6. What type of information is included?

    7. Any brochures? What type? (Breastfeeding provided by Enfamil, etc)

    8. Is there anything in there you hear mothers get pretty excited about or is that is well liked?

    9. Are the give-a-ways and brochures helpful to you in anyway?

    10. What would you like to see provided to new moms? Anything different?

    Thank you so much!
    posted by Blogger Browning at 7/09/2008 07:51:00 AM  



  • Hey everyone,
    I am wondering if you could help me out a little. I am doing a survey for my job of the freebie bags given to mothers when they leave the hospital. Could you answer a few questions for me? It would be extremely helpful and I will not associate your name with anything you say.


    Hi my name is Michelle Browning and I work for RTC Relationship Marketing. I have recently been assigned a project as an intern and I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions about give-a-ways to new mothers leaving the hospital.

    1. Did you recieve anything as a new mother when leaving the hospital?

    4. What does it contain? (Please give as much detail as possible)

    5. Who provides this? (Please give as much detail as possible)

    6. What type of information is included?

    7. Any brochures? What type? (Breastfeeding provided by Enfamil, etc)

    8. Is there anything in there you hear mothers get pretty excited about or is that is well liked?

    9. Are the give-a-ways and brochures helpful to you in anyway?

    10. What would you like to see provided to new moms? Anything different?

    Thank you so much!
    posted by Blogger Browning at 7/09/2008 07:52:00 AM  



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