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Member Testimonials

Rosie’s Story: Mothers’ Center of Central New Jersey
“Nothing challenged my patience as much as becoming a parent…”

RosieAndFamilySQ  Before becoming a mom I thought I was already an incredibly patient person. After having my first child, I realized there was not much in my life before that challenged my patience as much as becoming a parent. Read more

 

Monica’s Story: Mothers’ Center of Southwest Nassau
“I was a full-time stay-at-home mom and now I’m 4 months away from graduating law school.”

 Monica-Hincken-SQ After I became a mother I wasted a lot time trying to become someone different, the someone I thought others expected me to be. The truth is, I am essentially the same person (with less time of course). If more mothers were told they were fine just the way we are, then we would all struggle less. Read more

 

Julie’s Story: Mothers’ Center of Fort Collins
“I suffered a stroke and other major health problems during our son’s first year of life…”

 JulieEstlickAndFamily-FortCollinsSQ  A difficult post-child birth and long recovery meant I unexpectedly needed to stay home with our son for five years. The Mothers’ Center of Fort Collins was a lifeline for our family. Because of my major health problems, I had numerous appointments with doctors and follow-up care. Read more

 

Marianne’s Story: Athens Mothers’ Center
“I went from working 50 hours a week outside the home, to staying at home…”

MarianneAthensMC-SQ  After I became a mother, I went from 50 hour workweeks to staying at home with my daughter—a huge and difficult adjustment for me. My husband and I moved across two states to Athens, Georgia when my daughter was 6 months old, and I didn’t know a soul in our new town. I happened to see a flyer for the Athens Mothers’ Center’s Fall Open House and I decided to go (alone). Read more 

 
Julie’s Story: Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo
“After adopting our son I went through an identity crisis…”

 JulieWinderSQ My husband and I decided to adopt later in life and after working for 20 some years, I went through a complete identity crisis when we brought our son home from South Korea. The members of Mothers’ Center helped me understand that what I was going through was a shared experience and totally “normal” and not just an adoption thing. For that I will be eternally grateful.

 

Christine’s Story: Northport-East Northport Public Library Mothers’ Center Circle
“I found new friendships as well as exciting leadership opportunities…”

Christine-SQ  My children are now 4, 6, 8 and 10. I joined a Mothers’ Center Group when my youngest child was a toddler with the intention of finding little friends for her. Little did I know that by seeking friendships for her in a Mothers’ Center Group, I would also be blessed with new, wonderful friendships for myself, as well as exciting leadership opportunities and a place in an incredible group of women.

 
Jan’s Story: Middle Country and Sachem Public Library Mothers’ Center Circles / NAMC Library Coordinator
“My children are 20 and 22, and I've never outgrown the benefits of Mothers' Center support”

Jan-in-DC-SQ  I've loved the Mothers' Center for years. The women I’ve met through Mothers’ Center know my heart without me having to explain. The group agreements keep me safe and spill over into my relationships, making me a better listener and more open to different points of view. I have learned so much about myself and heard such great suggestions from other Moms when I'm concerned about my children. Read more 

 

Melanie's Story: Mothers’ Center of Southwest Nassau
“The collective wisdom of our Mothers' Center has taught me so much.” 

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I can't imagine where I'd be without the Mothers' Center of Southwest Nassau. Motherhood has made me more open to alternative ways of parenting (alternatives to the way I was convinced was the "right way" - ie. mine!). The collective wisdom of our Center has taught me so much.


Rosie’s Story: Mothers’ Center of Central New Jersey
“Nothing challenged my patience as much as becoming a parent…”

Before becoming a mom I thought I was already an incredibly patient person. After having my first child, I realized there was not much in my life before that challenged my patience as much as becoming a parent. And now I’m challenged every single day…Some days I rise to the occasion and others not so much. The Mothers’ Center has given me a much needed sense of camaraderie. It is invaluable for me to hear firsthand from others that you are not the only one facing these challenges and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Monica’s Story: Mothers’ Center of Southwest Nassau
“I was a full-time stay-at-home mom and now I’m 4 months away from graduating law school.”

After I became a mother I wasted a lot time trying to become someone different, the someone I thought others expected me to be. The truth is, I am essentially the same person (with less time of course). If more mothers were told they were fine just the way we are, then we would all struggle less. Finding the warm, loving environment of my Mothers’ Center Group was literally life changing to me as a mom who thought she couldn’t do anything right. It helped me understand there is no one right way to be a mother. When I started at my MC, I was a full-time stay at home mom and now I’m 4 months away from graduating law school. The changes in my life have been enormous and I credit my Mothers’ Center Group for helping me be brave enough to embrace them.

Julie’s Story: Mothers’ Center of Fort Collins
“I suffered a stroke and other major health problems during our son’s first year of life…”

A difficult post-child birth and long recovery meant I unexpectedly needed to stay home with our son for five years. The Mothers’ Center of Fort Collins was a lifeline for our family. Because of my major health problems, I had numerous appointments with doctors and follow-up care. Our babysitting co-op, babysitting trades and Dads’ Nights Out were the biggest help. (My husband took on a lot in the early years). Additionally, most of our close friendships have developed through the Mothers’ Center.

Marianne’s Story: Athens Mothers’ Center
“I went from working 50 hours a week outside the home, to staying at home…”

After I became a mother, I went from 50 hour workweeks to staying at home with my daughter—a huge and difficult adjustment for me. My husband and I moved across two states to Athens, Georgia when my daughter was 6 months old, and I didn’t know a soul in our new town. I happened to see a flyer for the Athens Mothers’ Center’s Fall Open House and I decided to go (alone). Everyone there was so welcoming and understanding of my feelings and struggles with being a new mom. It was a wonderful way to transition into my new community.

Julie’s Story: Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo
“After adopting our son I went through an identity crisis…”

My husband and I decided to adopt later in life and after working for 20 some years, I went through a complete identity crisis when we brought our son home from South Korea. The members of Mothers’ Center helped me understand that what I was going through was a shared experience and totally “normal” and not just an adoption thing. For that I will be eternally grateful.

Christine’s Story: Northport-East Northport Public Library Mothers’ Center Circle
“I found new friendships as well as exciting leadership opportunities…”

My children are now 4, 6, 8 and 10. I joined a Mothers’ Center Group when my youngest child was a toddler with the intention of finding little friends for her. Little did I know that by seeking friendships for her in a Mothers’ Center Group, I would also be blessed with new, wonderful friendships for myself, as well as exciting leadership opportunities and a place in an incredible group of women.

Jan’s Story: Middle Country and Sachem Public Library Mothers’ Center Circles / NAMC Library Coordinator
“My children are 20 and 22, and I've never outgrown the benefits of Mothers' Center support”

I've loved the Mothers' Center for years. The women I’ve met through Mothers’ Center know my heart without me having to explain. The group agreements keep me safe and spill over into my relationships, making me a better listener and more open to different points of view. I have learned so much about myself and heard such great suggestions from other Moms when I'm concerned about my children. My children are 20 and 22, and I've never outgrown the benefits of MC support.

Melanie's Story: Mothers’ Center of Southwest Nassau
“The collective wisdom of our Mothers' Center has taught me so much.” 

I can't imagine where I'd be without the Mothers' Center of Southwest Nassau. Motherhood has made me more open to alternative ways of parenting (alternatives to the way I was convinced was the "right way" - ie. mine!). The collective wisdom of our Center has taught me so much.

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