Community project for moms in PEI
I was just thinking the other day of my friends with babies and young children and how they feel isolated by their community. It is not fair that they have to go through those feelings when their job is to raise future members of our community.
It raises the question: “How does the community give back to mothers for all their dedication?” It doesn’t really.
When I was 6 years old I moved to a village and I lived there till I was 14 years old. I remember staying with a neighbour or being looked after by the other community member and I am thankful for that. There were times when other kids were staying with us and that felt natural and normal.
We helped each other with food, clothing, house tasks, gardening. I had people looking after me when I was sick and mom didn’t know what to do…
There was a sense of community that I find it hard to find in our days.
The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” is true. Maybe it should say “It takes an Island to raise a child”
I want to see moms in the same neighbourhood get together to support each other. Just talking sometimes helps.
I want newcomers mom not to feel totally overwhelmed coming in a new country and struggling with depression…
I want families not to do baby clothing exchanges so families can save money for kindergarten and school supplies.
I want moms not to miss doctor appointments because they don’t have a car…
Start the conversion about this topic because moms are just amazing and they deserve to feel human and part of the community.
What’s your story?
What are you struggling with?
What do you expect from your community?