Common Moms Family Room opens in Waterdown

News Sep 11, 2019 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

What began in a living room has now found a bright and colourful home on Barton Street — and it’s all for the family.

“It’s really important for us to create community, so this space was really designed with that in mind,” said Rebecca Brennan.

She and fellow mom Jaime Duggan worked to bring the Common Moms Family Room together after going through similar postpartum struggles.

Brennan said Duggan was the one who started the mom group out of her living room, but it soon became apparent that more space and more time was needed.

“Moms were often saying to us that they wanted to spend more time after a program, that they wanted to come at times that we weren’t running programs, that they needed a place to go," Brennan said. "So we thought, ‘OK, let’s give that to them.’”

The family room, which is hosting a grand opening celebration Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is divided into three areas: One for mothers with infants up to the age of two; a messy, creative space for youngsters ages three to seven; and a multi-purpose area for various programs — all developed by Duggan, an early childhood educator.

“It’s a safe, clean, judgment-free zone,” Brennan said. “We're just really here to support moms on that journey.”

The facility not only offers fun activities for children, it's a space where parents and guardians can enjoy comfy seats and free coffee.

Common Moms Family Room opens in Waterdown

Waterdown business offers variety of programs for children

News Sep 11, 2019 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

What began in a living room has now found a bright and colourful home on Barton Street — and it’s all for the family.

“It’s really important for us to create community, so this space was really designed with that in mind,” said Rebecca Brennan.

She and fellow mom Jaime Duggan worked to bring the Common Moms Family Room together after going through similar postpartum struggles.

Brennan said Duggan was the one who started the mom group out of her living room, but it soon became apparent that more space and more time was needed.

“Moms were often saying to us that they wanted to spend more time after a program, that they wanted to come at times that we weren’t running programs, that they needed a place to go," Brennan said. "So we thought, ‘OK, let’s give that to them.’”

The family room, which is hosting a grand opening celebration Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is divided into three areas: One for mothers with infants up to the age of two; a messy, creative space for youngsters ages three to seven; and a multi-purpose area for various programs — all developed by Duggan, an early childhood educator.

“It’s a safe, clean, judgment-free zone,” Brennan said. “We're just really here to support moms on that journey.”

The facility not only offers fun activities for children, it's a space where parents and guardians can enjoy comfy seats and free coffee.

Common Moms Family Room opens in Waterdown

Waterdown business offers variety of programs for children

News Sep 11, 2019 by Julia Lovett-Squires Flamborough Review

What began in a living room has now found a bright and colourful home on Barton Street — and it’s all for the family.

“It’s really important for us to create community, so this space was really designed with that in mind,” said Rebecca Brennan.

She and fellow mom Jaime Duggan worked to bring the Common Moms Family Room together after going through similar postpartum struggles.

Brennan said Duggan was the one who started the mom group out of her living room, but it soon became apparent that more space and more time was needed.

“Moms were often saying to us that they wanted to spend more time after a program, that they wanted to come at times that we weren’t running programs, that they needed a place to go," Brennan said. "So we thought, ‘OK, let’s give that to them.’”

The family room, which is hosting a grand opening celebration Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is divided into three areas: One for mothers with infants up to the age of two; a messy, creative space for youngsters ages three to seven; and a multi-purpose area for various programs — all developed by Duggan, an early childhood educator.

“It’s a safe, clean, judgment-free zone,” Brennan said. “We're just really here to support moms on that journey.”

The facility not only offers fun activities for children, it's a space where parents and guardians can enjoy comfy seats and free coffee.