Anne Ebeling visits one of the luncheons for Moms in New York City and talks to the founder of Baby Bites, Laura Deutsch.
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Anne Ebling: Hi everyone, I'm Anne Ebling, you're watching parents TV. Now, every mother knows that can be a lonely process becoming a new mom, but now new moms are gathering together across the country to swap secrets over soup and salad. Come with me as I crash on new mommy luncheon. Let's see what's inside. Laura Deutsh: Having a baby is something that you can just never prepare enough for and it is the biggest change of your life, bigger than going to college, bigger than getting married, having a baby is a not -- because it is such as huge lifestyle change that you just cant be prepared for and it is so important to be able to socialized and just talk with other moms who are going through the same thing. Anne Ebling: That's the idea behind the new trend for new moms. Luncheons just for them where they can dine in and dish about their little ones. It's an idea Manhattan mom Laura Deutsch used to launch a thriving business. Laura Deutsh: I was the first of all my friends to have a baby and all the sudden I found myself thrown into this world of motherhood. I didn't have any other friends that were moms with babies and I found myself really lonely and not knowing where to really meet people. So, as April started to get older, I was able to join classes for her, and then I start to meet people, but the thought always stayed with me those first 3 months of life, there really isn't a lot going on for new moms and I'm like this is the perfect opportunity for me to -- you know be able to create something for other moms. Anne Ebling: So, Laura began hosting new mom luncheons like this one in New York, which became so popular; she is now doing it full time. She's even started her own company called Baby Bites NYC. Laura Deutsh: It really is quite amazing. It really blows me away. How far it's come from then. I really didn't start this with the thought of creating this whole big company, but obviously there was such a need there. Anne Ebling: And moms are encouraged to bring their babies along as they lunch and listen to guest speakers. Female Speaker: This is my second birth, bingo 3 to 6 months. Anne Ebling: New mom Debra Weisleder has been bringing her baby daughter Jordan with her in Baby Bites luncheon for the past 5 months. She said it's been a real life saver. Debra Weisleder: It's an incredible support group because you might not have an opportunity to meet people in the same exact situation talking about the same exact subject that your are discussing week from week, you know. It's a -- it makes a huge difference at your support and husbands are wonderful, but they just have a different dynamic and a different role in the whole position and you meet other moms that are going through the same exact thing you're going through. Anne Ebling: The mommy luncheons are popping up all over the country. So be sure to check for one in your area. Thanks for watching Parents TV, your source for the best information for your growing family. Thank you for watching parents TV, our families, our lives.
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