There’s a special event for mothers and daughters happening Sunday, November 19. It’s the fifth annual I Am Possible Day for moms and their girls aged 10 to 14. In fact all female supporters are welcome: aunts, sisters, grandmas, mentors.
The focus, though, is on bonding and connecting and there’s a whole day devoted to it, from 9 am to 5 pm at PineView Golf Course, 1471 Blair Road in Gloucester.
The event is organized and hosted by Kim McLeod, who is also known as Grandma K. Kim is a well known local author, speaker, parent coach, foster parent, and child and youth counselor.
She says this upcoming event offers a great opportunity for moms and their tween/early teen girls to spend some quality, meaningful time together.
“Moms should take their daughters because they are at the brink of losing that closeness they have shared” as the girls transition from childhood to adolescence. “It is valuable to spend special bonding time away from the usual craziness of life and enjoy each other’s company without competing distractions.”
In Kim’s words, “Moms and daughter both benefit from a closer bond, a place where they [feel] connected and safe.” Once they have reinforced their ties to each other, via I Am Possible, they’ll be hopefully more able to talk calmly about issues as they arise.
The event itself features a variety of offerings to appeal to both age groups, including guest speakers, workshops, interactive activities, mini makeovers, mom and me photos and henna art sessions.
The workshops include Self Defence by Janet Heffernan and Team, Yoga by Jacqueline Richards, Nia Dance by Penny Lee Prevost and Face Time Connections by Kim McLeod. Comments from previous years reveal participants appreciate the laughter, closeness and opportunities to explore and discuss important issues together. Proceeds from this day will go to Hopewell Eating Disorder Centre of Ottawa.
For details and tickets, see www.iampossible.ca.
To learn more about Kim McLeod and the services she provides, see www.grandmak.ca.