Westchester Magazine: Feature on Moving & Community
Thanks Westchester magazine for featuring me as an ambitious woman who left New York City for the suburbs. Moving & Mom-ing are life transitions that can feel lonely even without a pandemic. I am so fortunate to have found a community of women in my new town who mention my name in a room full of opportunities, who don't care if the house is a mess, who bring a fresh meal to my kid when his lunchbox falls and I’m in a meeting, who organize holiday and birthday celebrations outdoors in the middle of winter because it's important to get together no matter what, who drop off treats when my family is in quarantine and just because, who help me carry my daughter's stroller through the snow, who laugh with me about my terrible parking, and who have unwaveringly supported me as I support others. (I still have much love and appreciation for all my NYC -- and online! -- friends & fam!)
In the article I talk about moving, how facilitating mom groups helped me find a community, and how giving back and getting involved with organizations like the League of Women Voters have been meaningful to me. Please reach out if you need a community or support yourself!
Lauren A. Tetenbaum, LMSW, JD, PMH-C works with parents, aspiring parents, millennials, young adults, and teens. She is intensively trained in maternal mental health and is passionate about supporting and advocating for working parents.