Back to School – Take care of you too mom

You almost missed the registration event because the date was sent on a postcard back in May.  You filled out two packets of the same information you provide every year while trying to keep your kids entertained in a hot gym with fifty other families.

Let’s face it. Back to school is stressful for everyone in the family.  Suddenly you have to scramble to find those immunization cards, lunch account numbers, buy school supplies, make room for new uniforms, get kids on new sleep schedules, pull a bunch of lunch recipes out of your junk drawer and all this while facing the emotions the come with the realization that your babies are growing up.

Mom it’s time to delegate, step back, and let yourself enjoy a moment in the midst of the chaos.  Maybe that means that this Thursday you make arrangements with a girlfriend, husband, friend to take your kids to a movie while you enjoy a massage, or happy hour with girlfriends.  Or team up with another mom for a day out enjoying a hike in a beautiful space outside of the city.  It’s time to enlist your circle of support to help bring a little serenity to a your life.

If you are new to Denver and need help plugging into a sister circle of supportive ladies then let me recommend some wonderful places to find community in our city!

GirlTrek is the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States. With nearly 100,000 neighborhood walkers, GirlTrek encourages women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities. As women organize walking teams, they mobilize community members to support monthly advocacy efforts and lead a civil rights-inspired health movement.

Beyond walking, GirlTrek’s active members support local and national policy to increase physical activity through walking, improve access to safe places to walk, protect and reclaim green spaces, and improve the walkability and built environments of 50 high-need communities across the United States.

 Click here to learn more or to sign up.

Next up is the Healing Garden.  This powerful collaborative of women offers an opportunity to discover the power of natural healing, wellness, and vitality in the safe community of providers.   The Healing Garden is a center for holistic health education located in Aurora, CO, offering preventive health education and wellness programs. It is also a medical home to a collective of professional natural health providers. These “Collaborative Partner Providers” are primarily women of African-American heritage, working together to provide care in an integrative setting.  Come attend classes, workshops, social events, and healing happy hours to learn more visit https://thehealinggardencenter.org/

As you enjoy the company of your newfound friends and sisters you’ll discover new ways to cope with everyday stress with grace, joy, and peace.


Janet @MixMomma.com


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