Who Are We?
Welcome to Creative Chicks with Babes In Northern Virginia
A few months after my daughter was born I was ready to join the world again. I had left a career teaching Art to stay at home with my baby and had no regrets but I also had almost no creative stimulation. I was looking for like-minded moms to inspire and encourage me in this new phase of my life and found NoVA Creative Chicks with Babes on Meetup.com.
My first Meet Up only had two other moms but it was all I needed to walk away inspired and ready to work again. When the founder of the group stepped down, I took action to hopefully keep this group alive for other moms to enjoy. Over the course of the past year we have grown in numbers and creative work. I have learned to knit and quilt and have had the support to complete many projects.
As we grew we developed this as our mission:
We are a mom-focused group. We are artists, writers, creators; all of us imperfect and learning. Our organization is about nurturing our creative selves and maintaining our personal identity while caring for and learning about our new, tiny humans. Our community is committed to helping our moms find friendship, offer opportunities to create (art, journaling, cooking, baking, quilting, and more), and provide a safe place to be real and talk about motherhood and life.
We strive to meet this mission through our meet ups, the relationships we are building in this group, and now, through this blog. Here you will find a lot of the information that is shared between the ladies in our group in addition to getting to see what we are making. You will meet the amazing women who balance family, work, and creativity.