On May 12, 2018, The Mothers’ Nest welcomed more than 30 guests to the First Annual Mother’s Tea Party. The afternoon was full laugher and comradery along with overflowing support for one another. Seated among tables beautifully decorated by sponsors currently on their own journey through postpartum mood disorders or honoring others, guests were served lunch provided by generous donations of Applebee’s and Sandy’s Catering. The meal was followed by desserts provided by Teresa’s Edible Creations, Island Splash, and tea donated by Bloom Placenta Encapsulation.
The Keynote speaker of the afternoon was Lindsay Aerts of KSL Radio’s The Mom Show. Lindsay shared her personal story of experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety and the strains it caused on her family, career, and life, reminding everyone that is journey is common although not normal. Lindsay also shared her triumph of the journey and encouraged those currently on their own journey to continue and ask for help when needed, assuring them they will triumph as well.
As the afternoon came to a close, the event moved to the raffle prizes. With over a dozen donators, there were plenty of items to choose from ranging from baby headbands and rompers to handmade candle holders and photography sessions. Two incredibly lucky guests walked away with armfuls of prizes to assist in their self-care, while many others won as well. It was an afternoon that will be remembered and treasured by many for years to come and we hope to see you again this May!