SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In light of a tragedy on the South Shore, a mom on the North Shore is creating a space for new mothers to get the support, resources, and counseling they may need.
Caroline Allen of Swampscott launched "The Mom Connection," a support business that aims to service mothers of toddlers, whether they are working or a stay-at-home parent. Allen tells WBZ's Brooke McCarthy that the idea came to her after she noticed there was a clear lack of support for moms who had just recently given birth.
"I decided to launch the Mom Connection in order to provide moms with the resources and the friendships and the connections, to do the best they can on their parenting journey. Not only get resources and support if you're struggling with something related to the toddler phase, which no one I think has toddlers completely figured out, but also to build those friendships," Allen said.
Every other week Allen will lead conversations and sessions to go over potty training, teething, speech, sleep, temper tantrums and more. Additionally, the Mom Connection has a team of experts through Nurture by NAPS to help in critical scenarios.
"If there is something more severe, say post-partum depression and post-partum anxiety, I have three resources lined up. Each of the six sessions will focus on a topic," Allen said.
Sessions are going to be available in remote or in-person meetings, once they kick off in April. The service comes after a Duxbury mother allegedly murdered her three young children and attempted to commit suicide last month.
WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.