Moms Club forms in Zumbrota
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA – A new club for area moms was formed in mid-June and currently has 36 members. The group is for mothers in Zumbrota and surrounding areas, and includes women from Red Wing to Rochester.
Member Tuesday Shaw of Goodhue said, “I like the idea that there is someone I can turn to for advice, companionship, and adult conversation.” She likes that she can meet other people who understand that kids come first when you are a parent. “Our schedules are rarely our own anymore. So many of the people I knew and hung out with before kids do not see life that way. Being in a fairly new place, it helps me to meet people that I can relate to,” Shaw said.
The group is open to parents of children of all ages, soon-to-be mothers, and mothers of grown children. They hold a “Moms’ Nights Out” once or twice a month at local restaurants such as Gunner’s Grill (July 19 at 6:30 p.m.) and Wally’s Covered Bridge (July 28 at 6 p.m.). The group is also planning a Family Fun Day to be held at Covered Bridge Park on Saturday, August 16, at 1 p.m. All are welcome to come and meet other local moms and their families.
Current members hope the group expands and really takes off. They hope to plan playdates for kids, more family events, more moms’ nights, and possibly even some community service and fundraising in the near future.
The group currently partakes in daily health challenges to encourage and support each other, as well as a monthly challenge to help encourage socialization and open discussion.