We continue to grow toward being able to offer a more expansive programs and meet the needs of new moms on PEI. As we work towards our greater goals, we asked ourselves What can we do now? 2020 was such a difficult year for so many and in particular, for new moms. Instead of the usual baby showers, home visits, mom-and-me playtimes to get to know other new moms, the 2020 new moms had to stay home. Many did not even have the new dad in the delivery room or hospital with them for fear of COVID. Although better, in 2021 there are still many uncertainties with the pandemic.
Last December, we decided to welcome these new little Islanders and thank their wonderful moms by honouring them with a Christmas stocking! Just before Christmas, our Team for LIFE travelled across PEI delivering over 45 Christmas stockings to new moms and thanking them for their gift of LIFE to PEI. The moms were nominated by friends and/or family, and it brought great joy and love to many in PEI. The greatest joy I think was ours in seeing the many happy faces and new babes!
This year we will again be asking for nominations of new mom, new PEI Powermoms of 2021! Do you know someone who had a baby in 2021? Send us an email before Dec 1, 2021 and we will put her name on the list to receive a Christmas Stocking! Let us know why you think she is a PEI Powermom and how to contact you and her. You can reach us at: email@example.com or call 902-894-5473 for more information.
In honour of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day we decided to ask for nominations for the best PEI Powermoms and the best PEI LIFE Superdads! We had several nominations and we were able to choose one mom on Mother’s Day and one dad on Father’s Day.
Our PEI Powermom received a Food basket in the value of $250 to feed and share with her family and friends. The old adage that if you give a woman a house, she will make a home rings true that when you give a woman food, she will make a meal -providing love and life for her table! We received nominations for grandmothers, moms of many and moms of one, young and old! It was an absolute delight to honour this year’s winner, Jacquelyn, a PEI mom of five and three grandbabies with this basket made possible by a generous donor. Each of the nominees received a beautiful certificate of appreciation from PEI LIFE for their gift of continued LIFE on PEI!
Our PEI LIFE Superdad was chosen from a strong list of Superdad candidates! These men are simply great! Granddads, dads, husbands, step-dads and all round superior fathers! Our winner Tim received 2 T-bone steaks donated by KJL Meats, 2 bottles of BBQ sauce and a PEI LIFE Superdad apron! All PEI LIFE Superdad candidates received a certificate of appreciation but in the end, guys, there can only be one! 😉
Watch for our call for nominations next year to send in the name of your favorite PEI Powermom or PEI LIFE Superdad! There are so many great ones out there!
You can reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-393-6047 for more information.
We need mentors across PEI who will be a safe presence, a calm to the chaos, and a supportive voice amidst the doubt. We want to let these new mothers and their babies know that they matter, and we care about them.
We carefully screen and match our Moms and mentors to ensure they are a good fit for helping each other and their babies we are supporting.