Being a new mom can be an isolating, scary experience! Are you fearful of leaving the house? Unsure what is “normal” baby development? Wishing you had an experienced Mom-Friend to talk to? Well, now you do! Families First offers a Mothers-Helping-Mothers Program for pregnant women and new moms. Through their program, you will be matched with a mentor mom friend who will visit you at home (or encourage you to get out!), offer support, and share her own experiences with you. New moms and their mentor mom meet for about 4 hours each week for the first year of your baby’s life. Families First also hosts monthly gatherings in Providence for women, their children, and dads too! This program is not only for first time moms. Feel like a new mom all over again with your second…or third baby? Why not contact Families First and sign up?!?
Kristen Kardos, MA Ed., and Kathy McGuigan, MSW, the co-founders of RI New Moms Connection, provide affordable, accessible pregnancy and new mom groups throughout Rhode Island. In “Tips for New Moms” they share their knowledge, resources, and helpful ideas for moms just beginning their journey into parenthood or moms who may need a little refresher.
Editor’s Note: Although “Tips for New Moms” is written with the new mom in mind–to support women in their journey through motherhood–it is certainly not the authors’ intention to exclude dads. Every new parent will find their tips, resources, and insights helpful. I invite all moms and dads to share ideas on how they manage their new role as a parent with Kidoinfo in the comments below.