Recently, I was invited to join a wonderful group of Mom Bloggers. These women get together on a regular basis to share what they have learned, and to help better themselves not just as Mommas but also as bloggers. This group is called the SoMoms.
Prior to being invited to becoming a SoMom, I had been following many of the mommas on different social media sites already, but I had yet to meet everyone in person. On June 15th we had a small event (think General Assembly) where almost all of the mommas were present at a brunch that was catered by WineBar. Wine Bar is just upstairs from Cafe 1771, and they are both smack dab in the middle of Ortigas Center.
We enjoyed the privacy of one of the rooms set aside for smaller functions. It was intimate but it was also big enough to accomodate the whole group. (There are quite a few of us!)
I had eaten at Cafe 1771 a couple of times before with Nino. If Wine Bar had fare similar to Cafe 1771, then I was sure to enjoy not just the company, but brunch as well. This was a gathering of all the mommas, (founding SoMoms and new members) their businesses, and their advocacies. (Many of the SoMoms are also momprenuers.) We even had a mini bazaar of sorts so that everyone could take advantage of the fact that we were all together in one place!
We started our morning with brief introductions and pleasant banter complete with coffee, while we shopped the mini bazaar.
Before we started with formal introductions and powerpoint presentations so we could get to know each other better, we feasted on a brunch that was perfectly balanced. I was able to enjoy a little bit of everything from the Mini Pancakes to the Savory Bacon and Rosemary Muffins.
While this wasn’t the first time I had met everyone from SoMoms, this was the first time that the founding SoMoms and the new members were all together. Maybe you could even call it our first General Assembly, like Jackie referred to it. We all introduced ourselves, our reasons for blogging and a little bit about our motherhood in the process. Some introductions were really funny, some were super informative, and some (like mine) were a bit emotional. Even just thinking about it now, reinforces the fact that SO many of the SoMoms are so different, but yet so alike. It’s our “motherhood” that brings us together even if we all come from so many different places.
If my children are my greatest teachers, it’s the other mommas who I spend time with and learn from that are a source of inspiration. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome into the SoMoms.
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