What we're about
Hi All! I've been in Nashville for a little over a year. I have a 3 year old daughter, and a career that leads mostly a Monday - Friday 9-5 type of schedule. I created this group because of all the mom groups on here, the reoccurring theme is that they mostly cater to the stay at home mom. Working moms like us just can't swing a Tuesday play date at 10 in the morning. If you're like me, evenings and weekends are all about your kids. I am a part of some great Meetup groups that allow me to enjoy a happy hour from time to time, but even the cool ladies and couples in those groups just don't have the same responsibilities that come with having a child waiting at home. First and foremost I want a group that is inclusive of all types. Mommy Shaming is so last decade and I believe in embracing all women who are trying to get through this thing called motherhood. The nursing moms along side the formula moms, the crunchy moms and the basic. Enjoy your Starbucks coffee or your free trade, fresh ground, organic coffee. Together! We all need coffee, let's be real. There is no perfect mom and we all stand to learn things from parents who do things differently. Wear your tattoos or your pantsuit, bring your pink hair or your sleek mom bob. We have all wiped baby butts and missed showers. Second, working moms get the struggle that is balancing career expectations and parental expectations. We are women who know how badly we wish we could participate as a class mom, but reality says otherwise. Or maybe being a class mom horrifies you, but you have a partner that lives for it. Sometimes working late happens, or emails come home with us and distract us during dinner but our children are loved no less. That said, where you are in your career is also irrelevant. A receptionist and a CEO can learn things from each other, and probably enjoy the same cocktail from time to time. Corporate industries and Creative industries are both important and often rely on each other, so we can too. Ultimately , what I envision a Meetup looks like:
1. Occasional Happy Hours, or other weeknight activities without the kids.
(Where we may find ourselves equally bragging about our child and complaining about the insanity that they create.)
2. Occasional night or weekend kid inclusive hangouts. Parks, the Zoo, Art Walks, Live Music and Food Truck hangs, the Adventure Science Center etc. All input and ideas are welcomed! Meltdowns are expected and never judged.