FAV truly supports all of the ways we can define what “family” means. I’m a newer mom, and FAV has provided an instant community that I’ve been blown away by. I really appreciate how open and brave everyone is when sharing stories and tips. During every meeting I learn something new, but I’m also so moved that I laugh AND cry! It’s really an incredible group of people.
Becoming a father can be overwhelming. When my first was born I quickly realized there was a lack of dialogue, even a stigma, around fathers speaking openly about the difficulty of balancing professional life with parenting. Being a part of the Families at Vituity group has been transformative for me though. This group is so open, and it makes me feel comfortable to do the same. I’m not alone in my struggles as a working dad and it’s now clear to me how much better I can be at my work and as a parent when I have the space to acknowledge the challenges with peers.
I joined FAV to support new parents struggling with the challenges of parenting and working. But I found so much more from this community - resources, connection, advocacy, and inspiration. Our monthly meetings tackle everything from how to talk about racism with your children to the impact of mental illness. It's incredible to be part of such a supportive and passionate group.