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Newburgh Mom Group Supporting Each Other During Pandemic

A Newburgh mom support group of over twenty five years hosted their kick off meeting for the fall on Thursday, Aug. 20th. And as the pandemic rages on, these women realize they need each other more than ever.

Posted: Aug 20, 2020 7:24 PM
Updated: Aug 21, 2020 8:03 AM

From front line workers to parents, the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone.


One local mom group, St. John The Baptist’s Mother2Mother, is providing support for moms to connect during a time when raising children has become even harder, both financially and mentally.


"Without my tribe of women, I don't know if I could have made it this summer with my sanity,” said mom Veronica Lucas.


Fellow mom Denise Middendorf said she loves having a space for Warrick County moms to lean on each other.


"It's important to have that person to bounce ideas off of and say, ‘I'm going crazy -- what are you doing? How are you making it work?’" she said.


But when the state started shutting down, so did the group of over twenty five years.

"It was a little bit hard at first," Lucas said. "I went through a kind of depression."

In order to get that support back this summer, the moms got creative, even hosting socially distanced meetings in spaced out cars.

"We'd use our cars to create a boundary for the kids,” Lucas said. “And let them ride bikes and play t-ball and remote control cars. We had to be creative. We still got together and we still plan to get together this year. We're just going to have to do it a little differently."


And the moms are thrilled to be back with each other as they are able to relate on the difficulty of being quarantine supermoms.

"It really takes the stress off if you can send a text or call somebody and say, ‘I just need to talk to somebody who is not my children or my husband or my pet all day,’” Middendorf said. “It means a lot to have them out there knowing that we're praying for each other and supporting each other, even from afar."


While the group is Catholic, mothers of any faith can join. And although a fee is required for each meeting, it can be waived. To learn more about the group or sign up to attend a meeting, visit: https://www.sjbnewburgh.org/Mother-to-Mother.

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