Kristin Sausville is a new chapter manager for BaltimoreMommies, but has been a member of the site since 2008 after seeing an ad for the site on Craigslist. “I was impressed to see that BaltimoreMommies was part of a nationwide network,” Kristin shared.
She continued, “My involvement with BaltimoreMommies and The Mommies Network has helped me find myself again. It's so easy to get lost in motherhood and it's easy to find your world centering around your children. BaltimoreMommies and The Mommies Network gave me friends who understood what I was going through because they were going through similar things themselves as well as an amazing volunteer opportunity. Being involved in Leadership has helped me feel like Kristin again and not just Mommy.”
On describing BaltimoreMommies to other moms she meets, Kristin enthused, “I tell them that I'm a member of a local moms' group, that it's completely free to join and that we have play dates for kids and get-togethers like MNI and MNO just for the moms. I talk about how we have a forum that's available 24 hours a day where we can get to know each other since sometimes it's hard to make small talk when chasing little kids at a play date. And I talk about how much it has meant to me.”
While she’s new to being a Chapter Manager, Kristin has been a support moderator and Charitable Events manager, giving back and volunteering. She explained, “Volunteering has helped me learn to be more disciplined with my personal time management, more diplomatic and fair when dealing with others, and a greater drive to follow through on responsibilities than I had previously had.”
“I feel that TMN helps mommies become better women. It provides an outlet of support that mommies often have trouble finding and so desperately need.” she added.
BaltimoreMommies.com opened in April 2007 and currently has 467 members. Any mom in Baltimore (city and county) and Howard, Eastern Carroll and North Anne Arundel Counties are welcome to apply and join the chapter - membership is free. Don't live near Baltimore? Check out http://themommiesnetwork.org to find a chapter in your area!