LETTER RECEIVED FROM MARIAN, FEBRUARY 2016
I was very active in Las Madres when I had my daughter, Sharilyn, in 1989. Las Madres was my community and became a HUGE part of my life for the years (and 3 more children!) that followed. To this day, my very dearest friends are from the ‘89 playgroup. The kids are still very close, too. Four of us families still get together every New Year’s Eve and have been doing so for nearly 25 years.
This month my daughter is having a baby – my first grandbaby! – and she’s planning to join Las Madres. As a former member I’m happy to see the group is still going strong, and as a mother I’m comforted she’ll have a strong community to support her parenting journey.
Las Madres is an excellent resource for South Bay moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers – I plan to re-join as a grandmother. If you’re navigating parenthood for your first, second, even fourth time, I highly encourage you to check it out!
–Marian Heinkel, ‘89, ‘95, Big Sister ‘97 and Grandma ‘16