President's Blog

  • 07 Jul 2017 8:32 AM | NOWAMOM Board Member (Administrator)

    Hello NOWAMOM  members! I am excited to be transitioning from my previous board position, as newsletter editor to be your new NOWAMOM president! I want to send a HUGE thank you to Stacey Albracht for leading our club for the past two years. I am so thankful she will be remaining on the board as one of our Programs Coordinator!

    I joined NOWAMOM in the spring of 2013 when we found out we were pregnant with twins after going through IVF. I was so happy to find a group of women who were navigating this  multiples life along with me.  The first meeting I went to was in October 2013 about 2 weeks  before we were to deliver. It was the Moms on Call   meeting! What a great first experience with this club. I still refer back to things I learned that night!

    Your NOWAMOM Board has a lot of great new ideas and events in store for this year! We will soon be announcing the date and location for our annual Fall Festival!

    In less than a month kids pre-school age and up will be starting back to school already! My kids still have 2 years in preschool before starting kindergarten, but I have always found this time of year exciting. If you are sending your multiples to school for the first time or are new to GA, please refer to the Georgia Twin Law that gives the parent the choice on whether to keep your multiples in the same classroom or to separate them.  Our Facebook page has had some great discussions on this topic.

    August is Consignment Sale month! Registration is now open to be a seller and/or worker at the Fall/Winter Sale! Please login to the NOWAMOM website for registration directions.

    I am excited about all the great ideas and events we have planned for this coming year!

     

    Sara Powell

    president@nowamom.org

     


  • 05 Jan 2017 12:14 PM | Stacey Albracht

    Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and want to wish you the best in the new year. Our club had a wonderful December with a fabulous Holiday party organized by Jennifer Woods and the special events committee. Our parent connection board members, Caroline Grundner & Danielle McGee also had wonderful playdates including a Cookie Swap at Kristen's home. Thank you ladies for planning such fun activities for our families!

    Are you making some New Year's Resolutions? Here are a few ideas on how NOWAMOM can help.

    Resolve to make Meal Time easier.
    In February we will be meeting at my home for a Tastefully Simple Freezer meal workshop. I am so excited about this as I really struggle with dinner. I find myself making multiple trips to the grocery store & by Thursday it is not uncommon to be dialing for carry out.

    Resolve to have more "me" time.
    Come join us at our monthly meetings, Book Club, or moms night out events in 2017. We have several great events already on the schedule including our club meeting on 1/11, Book Club on 1/26, & freezer meal workshop on 2/2.

    Resolve to declutter and organize.
    A great first step is getting rid of items your family no longer needs, starting with clothing, equipment and toys that your kids have outgrown. The Spring/Summer Consignment Sale is only two months away, and is a great way to clear out stuff while making some cash. Check out the Seller Guide included in this newsletter; it has all the information you need to get started preparing your items. Registrations starts this month on 1/9.

    Resolve to get more connected.

    Please make sure you are receiving the club emails and invitations. Our Facebook page is another great way to connect with other moms. If you are not on either of these, contact membership@nowamom.org for assistance.

    Resolve to become more involved in our club.
    Please see the list of board positions and email me directly if you have an interest and we can discuss it further. The new board does not begin until July so you still have some time to think about it. There are lots of opportunities to become more involved in our club, and I promise you will find the experience enriching in so many ways.

    Stacey Albracht, President
    president@nowamom.org

  • 03 Nov 2016 10:45 AM | Stacey Albracht

    Happy November!

    The holiday season is upon us and I find myself thinking about all the things I am thankful for. First I am thankful for my husband & family. I feel so blessed to have them in my life. Like many of you I was faced with years of infertility and then I was given the blessing of being a mom of multiples. Little did I know that being a mom of multiples would not only give me 2 sweet boys but also a network of super moms. I feel very lucky to have made so many friends in this group. You ladies are truly super moms and get the daily struggles & rewards that come with being a parent of multiples. I am also thankful for the NOWAMOM Board. I feel lucky to get to work with such amazing women who give up time with their families to help plan, support other moms, and help our club grow. Have you been thinking about getting more involved? Then please consider joining the 2017-18 board or support us in a committee position. I promise you will make some amazing friends while helping our club continue to thrive. Please feel free to email me if you are interested.

    We have many wonderful events coming up in the next couple of months. On November 11th we will be holding our first holiday market at my home.  Come get a head start on your holiday shopping and see some of the great businesses our members have.  Audrey & Kellye have been busy planning our annual Thanksgiving Feast on November 16th. If you were able to secure a donation for this event please email programs@nowamom.org prior to the event. On December 10th we will have our annual holiday party. My favorite part of this party is that you get time with Santa alone at the party (no more venturing to the crowded mall for this mama). The club hires a professional photographer who takes pictures of your family with or without Santa. I know I am not alone in loving this part of the party. We also have book club in November and December plus more fun play dates. As you can see the NOWAMOM board has been very busy planning activities for the club.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving & hope to see you at an upcoming event!

    Stacey Albracht- President

    president@nowamom.org

Northwest Atlanta Moms of Multiples is a 501(c) non-profit organization. Tel. (678) 235-8468


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