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Navigating Through Tunnels

One cannot underestimate the power of bonding with other new mothers. When I had my son Evan, I felt very isolated and was convinced that there weren't any available activities for a new mother and her newborn baby. I knew that the key for me to beat the after-baby-blues tunnel I was experiencing was to reach out to other new moms and also to stay busy. After some investigation, I discovered Gymboree and found there were options for both my son and me. I enrolled in the Play and Learn 1 class as quickly as I could.

Going to Gymboree was a transformational option for me as I met other mothers going through the same issues as we were. Soon I developed wonderful relationships with these moms, and Evan was busy socializing with their babies. I watch as Evan moves to higher level classes and strives to do the things that the older babies do, including his navigation of Gymboree tunnels! Mommy is happier with Gymboree in her life and more importantly, Evan is thriving! Both of us have climbed through tunnels, overcome obstacles, and discovered what waits at the end of each of our tunnels!

Class Type: Play & Learn
City: Oviedo
State: Florida


Comments for Navigating Through Tunnels


Name: Stephanie
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Well said!! Bonding with other new moms helps us stay sane and in return helps us be the best mommys we can be :)

Name: Julie Bowser
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Soooo adorable! LOVE THIS!

Name: Kris
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How wonderful that you sought resources that would strengthen your son and offer support to you as well! Congrats!

Name: Tu
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great story!

Name: Linda
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Expanding his world and yours! Great.

Name: Lorene
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Completely agree, and I love the photo!

Name: cheri
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Love this story. Very sweet- miss having babies now.

Name: jennifer
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I vote for him! cutie

Name: Natalie
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Love the story so true about needing to do something for both mommy and child.

Name: Phyllis Southard
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Very good and such a cute little one!

Name: Cheri
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great story about how the bonding is so important. Thank you for sharing.

Name: Cheri
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great story about the importance of bonding.

Name: Deb Foster
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wonderfully said! I wish this would have been available when I was a young mother. So good for moms and babies.

Name: Skip
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sounds like Gymboree was made for you and Evan, and you and Evan were made for Gymboree! So thankful you found one another. p.s. Love the picture - and how appropriate to your comments!

Name: Berni Busby
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What a wonderful way to work through both of your "tunnels"!

Name: Kristi
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I couldn't agree more!!! We are so thankful that we met you guys :)

Name: Dave
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great concepts and idea sharing. Bonding and just getting out with activities is great for everyone.

Name: Amy
Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great story, and great picture!

Name: kim Lam
Time: Thursday, August 11, 2011

He look so cute. Great picture!!!!

Name: Ms. Kellie
Time: Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thank you for sharing your beautiful story! It has been a pleasure getting to know you and Evan!

Name: Nikki
Time: Thursday, August 11, 2011

I love Gymboree!

Name: Celeste
Time: Thursday, August 11, 2011

Great story! And so true. Gymboree is great for the kids and the moms! Love the picture!

Name: Marie Webb
Time: Friday, August 12, 2011

Loved the picture and glad Evan and Mommy are having so much fun !

Name: Marie Webb
Time: Friday, August 12, 2011

Such a great picture and love the story !

Name: Nik
Time: Saturday, August 13, 2011

How fun!

Name: Torryn
Time: Monday, August 15, 2011

Wonderful story! Gymboree sounds like a great place!!

Name: Torryn
Time: Monday, August 15, 2011

Wonderful story! Gymboree sounds like a great place!!

Name: Torryn
Time: Monday, August 15, 2011

Wonderful story! Gymboree sounds like a awesome place!!!

Name: Jeanne
Time: Monday, August 15, 2011

What a great story! What great picture!! A winner for sure!!!!

Name: Uncle D
Time: Thursday, August 18, 2011

Awesome little dude! Great story!





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