Mom Connection Virtual Groups
I'm so glad you've found your way here to connect with other moms.

So what is our program? It's called Empowering Moms and it is a new program through Parents in Toto, a nonprofit located north of Pittsburgh in Zelienople. This program provides support groups to new moms in the first years of parenting. We want to help moms gain confidence and community at a time that can be overwhelming and exhausting. And we always have room for more moms. New moms connection calls occur weekly on Zoom at this time. You do not need to be local to participate. We also have monthly calls for moms who are back to work, facing toddler years or want to connect on additional parenting topics. In addition we have a facebook group open to you to extend our community of support. I'm really proud of how encouraging and accepting it is.


So who am I? I'm Megan Shane. I'm a mom of two (One is now 11 and the other is 8 going on 18!). I'm a mental health therapist with a variety of background experience. Before I had children I worked as a behavioral
and emotional therapist with kids and families facing a wide array of challenges. I now realize that not yet being a parent MAY have distorted the practical level of my advice and interventions. But, also that time gave me a lot of awareness of how to implement systems and supports in my own home and for new parents too. I started facilitating Mom's groups in person in 2016. I LOVED it right away. And I'm not sure I could ever give up working with moms. Even when that all shut down with the quarantine of 2020!

This program was envisioned years ago, but it was truly born when everything shifted during quarantine. My passion is to help moms support one another and continue to grow- Even in these unusual circumstances.

The exciting news is that Parents in Toto, a community non-profit that I have also worked with off and on for the past 5 years wants to help us build this virtual and {future} in-person program! Our groups are free of charge, however, there is also the encouragement and opportunity to donate or sponsor support so that they can continue to be a resource to you and other moms. We continue to seek funding and fundraising opportunities to sustain and group the program. More information on that will be included in subsequent emails. But for now, know that it's really important to me that these groups are accessible to all moms. (And with them being also online, we aren't restricted to local moms!)

Thanks for coming along and helping us to connect with even more moms!

If you know of a mom who needs to plug into our groups, please send them the link to complete this form. This way they can get the invites to the group. New moms should not feel alone in the early weeks, months or the life transitions to come!

The information you provide here will help me email Zoom invites weekly. I have tried to remain consistent in my schedule, but flexibility sure is something moms need to have. We will have a weekly call Wednesday afternoon for moms with babies 0-6m. Every other week I will facilitate a call for moms with babies 6 months and up to toddlers or more than one kiddo and on alternating weeks there is Mom's Night call for working moms or those who can't make the day. The schedule and call links will be sent out each week- most likely with some form of accompanying deep thought from me. (HA!)

You can also opt into getting texts from me the hour before a group so you can keep track of joining us. (Especially since time warp during every day running together is a real challenge!) If you would like to get a text with a reminder to the group(s) you want to attend, please text me "Moms group" at 412-748-0406 and then we can make a plan!

With Zoom based groups, you can join us from home, no worries about packing all the things for the babies and it's DEFINITELY come as you are to groups (always has been and always will be). Actually, during these groups you can even hop on and off if you need to put a little one down for nap. And fussy kids are not a deterrent! I am slowly adding in-person small groups based out of a location in Zelienople for moms with babies, as well.

Please email with any questions or come to the groups with them!

See you there.
Blessings, Megan
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