If you look up the definition of the phrase a walk in the park you’ll find many degrees of simple. According to the Cambridge dictionary it is something that is very easy to do, and usually pleasant.
Taking a kiddo out is not always a walk in the park, but when walking in the park with Genevieve and Sisters Midwifery at least you’re not alone.
As a new mom, I was terrified to go out with my newborn son. I didn’t have baby wearing down yet, he was constantly nursing, and I was worried about him fussing or having accidents. The first few times I met with the Sisters walking group I dashed to the park early, fed my baby in the car, snuggled him up in his stroller and hoped everything would be okay. Getting going was not pleasant or easy, but as the weeks went on I found our outings more enjoyable. I stopped fretting about what might happen and instead focused on relishing the day. I met new people, asked questions, shared stories and soaked in the special time with my baby.
Mamas, family and friends from Sisters Midwifery’s past and present gather weekly in the fall and spring to take a leisurely stroll. If a baby gets hungry we take a break. If a child needs to use the restroom we wait. If someone needs to tie her shoe we stop. There’s no better place to be than among a friendly community.
The group is fluid and no rsvp is required, so if you have the opportunity to join Genevieve please do. I promise it will be a walk in the park.
Sisters Midwifery Group Walks
Friday mornings at 10:00am
The Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake
(We meet near Austin High School on the North side of the river under the MoPac bridge)
By Stephanie Bazan
Stephanie is a mama, and freelance writer and graphic designer from Austin, Texas. She enjoys adventures with her husband, 1-year-old son, and shepherd pound puppy.