Meet Audrey and Natalie, the moms behind the Katy Moms Network website and find out why they decided to bring The Local Moms Network to their town.
We thought it was fitting to launch our site with a blog post on why we started Katy Moms Network in the first place. First and foremost, the journey of motherhood is something that overtook us in a way that we never knew possible. It’s this life changing, earth shattering, a love you never knew kind of amazingness. But also really hard, hard stuff. It’s a role we hoped we’d always play, but didn’t know just how much it would transform our hearts. Motherhood, what a trip! Something we were designed and made to do and something literally billions of women do across the globe, but also something so intricate that every woman has their own unique, beautiful experience and journey with. And we are just so passionate about that journey- this mamahood journey!
This past Spring, we had the pleasure of getting connected with other moms a part of The Local Moms Network, our parent company, which was founded in Greenwich, CT in 2015 with one main goal in mind: to bring local moms together and truly give them the gift of time. The Local Moms Network will span over 18 cities by the end of 2018, all run by these amazing, kickass women. We got to meet and speak with all these other amazing moms running their own local resource sites for their communities and we were just inspired. This coincided with a feeling that we needed something like this in Katy – a hyper-local resource for moms where they can turn to for local information while also feeling a true sense of community and support.
Most of us all follow some larger scale mom community online. The ‘I Mom So Hard’ and ‘Cat & Nat’s of the World, along with awesome blogs like Motherly and Scary Mommy. Tons of amazing platforms that bring togetherness, acceptance, and support back to motherhood. But there’s nothing like that on a hyper-local scale that we’ve ever been able to connect with on a meaningful level. We wanted to create a space where we can go to feel supported, inspired, accepted, normal, and all feel a true sense of community. A place where you feel understood by the moms who literally live next door, who are doing this all right along with you. A place where you can get all the information you need- best doctors, best places for dinner with kids, and what the heck to do in this town with those tiny humans! All this in one place, curated for you. So we created it! And Katy Moms Network was born.
What you’ll find on our site and our social media channels is a resource-rich website with local actives and events, as well as original, unique content. Our content will aim to inform, support, inspire, uplift, educate, and hopefully even make you laugh. Or make a day where you felt guilty for yelling at your kids all day feel okay and normal because we probably did it too. Because behind this website are just two Katy moms, just like you. We’ll aim to continually evolve this space, so it becomes your go-to resource in Katy, TX. Katy’s a pretty special place and we feel lucky we get to raise a family here. The moms we’ve met over the last few years in Katy have been instrumental in our lives and we’ve built friendships that will last a lifetime- not only for us moms, but for our kiddos.
We like to think the best way to do this whole mom thing is with each other- a community of strong, kind, supportive mamas. They say it takes a village and we couldn’t agree more. Our best advice for any mother is to find your people. And if you don’t have your people yet, let us be your people. We would love to be your village!