"As a new mother with absolutely no idea what I was doing, it was comforting to have a place to go each week where I felt supported by Holly and the amazing community of mothers I met." -- Coree, Marblehead
"Nothing has humbled me more than motherhood. Before I had my son, I knew that parenting would be hard, but I had no idea how much I would question and second guess everything I thought I knew. Holly taught me to follow my mommy-gut and to be empowered as the advocate for my child. She and the other mothers in the group guided me through my son's tongue-tie revision, food sensitivities, breastfeeding and sleep issues. There were days when I showed up in yoga pants I had been wearing for two days, sleep deprived and covered in spit up and the moment I walked in the door, I breathed a sigh of relief. I can't thank her and the group enough."
-- Sara, Marblehead
"I joined Marblehead Parenting when my son was 3 months I was very nervous, I was afraid I wasn't doing things according to other moms. Two weeks in and my biggest regret was we hadn't started going earlier. At the time I felt alone on an island - nobody understood what I was going through. After going to Marblehead Parenting, my confidence grew, my son grew and I understood you are never alone. Holly is light I needed to guide me through the dark days. Now I find myself stopping complete strangers pushing babies in carriages and recommending this group. You are never alone. You will cry. You will laugh. You will be mad at your parents. You will be angry at your family. You will be crazy mad at your in laws. And you will want to kill your partner, but talking about it with a bunch of people in the same boat will make it all feel normal. The fourth trimester is as important as the other 3, look after yourselves, be kind to yourselves and JOIN HOLLY in easing your journey."
--Karen & Shea, Lynn (who have now graduated with our buddies to the next group up)
"I cannot say enough amazing things about this new mom and baby group! I’m so thankful I made the leap and first went when my daughter was 6 weeks old. Not knowing what to expect and still chock full of new mom nerves I found that everyone was super welcoming from the start. It was such a relief to chat openly about everything (and I mean pretty much everything) motherhood amongst a non-judgmental group of ladies. Holly’s unending insights and expertise when leading the group always left me feeling lighter and more confident as a mother, as well as looking forward to the next weekly meet-up. So happy to have been introduced to this mama tribe that will grow with us at Marblehead Parenting."
-- Kaitlin, Nahant