This months momstown educational curriculum theme is "Fun at the Beach" so our local southwest chapters Burlington, Milton, Oakville,and Kitchner-Waterloo decided to get together for a momstown Beach Party at Kelso / Glen Eden Conservation Park. We couldn't of asked for a more beautiful day! The sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. We had arrived early enough (around 9:30am) that we were able to secure a shaded area under some willow trees right beside the washrooms, snack bar and close to the water!
A lot of us had never been to this beach so we didn't know what to expect. A group of us ventured over to the water to check out the temperature to see if we could put our little ones in to splash about. We were pleasantly surprised that it was cool not cold so we plopped down the babes and tots on the shoreline and let them get to work with their shovels and pails.While the tots were busy constructing their mots and castles,some of the moms were able to sit, chat and soak up some of the suns rays.
I love these field trips because it allows me to have the opportunity to mingle with our members on a casual basis and get to know them better. I chatted with several moms who told me that they would have never attempted to go to a beach alone with their child for fear of not knowing if they could handle it on their own. They had only done so because it was a momstown outing and knew that there would be other mamas around to help out of needed. I must admit that is the very reason why I myself had not been to Kelso Beach even though I have a season's pass! It's a great feeling knowing that momstown is providing support and helping build confidence in our moms (including me) to get out of the house and enjoy all that summer has to offer.
If you're looking to be more active this summer and get connected with your neighbourhood moms, please visit our momstown Milton website and register for your FREE 6 week trial membership!