By Crystal St. Pierre
Being a single parent can be a very stressful situation on the entire family.
From the burdens of working and finding childcare, to paying bills or buying groceries, these issues can cause individuals to feel very over-whelmed and exhausted.
This is why community groups such as Moms Canada play such substantial roles in providing individuals with the support they need during difficult times.
In addition, they will guide women into learning key components of how to build a successful future.
“I love seeing women become more empowered,” said Allyson Relf, executive director of the group. “They are all women who are motivated to get more out of life.”
Relf said it is amazing to watch individuals grow and begin to feel better about themselves and take control of their lives.
Currently there are 50 individuals ranging in age from 18 to 45 who access the monthly activities offered through Moms Canada.
Every Monday evening the group meets to discuss or listen to guest speakers about various topics – a parenting group, empowered moms, or moms connect. These groups will cover issues of puberty, budgeting, your inner critic, cooking healthy on a budget and self-care. During each of these meetings childcare is provided.
During the Mom’s Connect portion of the group, members are teamed up with a mentor who discusses any issues they are having and will provide direction on ways to deal with it.
Moms Canada also works in partnership with other tri-area groups such as Alberta Parenting for the Future, NeighbourLink, local churches and Compassionate Connection. All of these groups are located at the Family Connection Centre in Stony Plain. For more information about the group please contact Relf at 780-960-1554.
Source: The Spruce Grove Examiner