SD Chapter

We are the village of working Moms supporting each other in business and life. Moms on Maternity is about rocking Motherhood. Our village is full of fun, knowledgeable, and like-minded Mamas.

In the village, working Moms help each other raise their babies and inspire each other to climb mountains and pioneer new ground at work and at home. We value play and host non-traditional parties to celebrate our shared successes and unleash creativity.

We applaud businesses with strong family leave programs and those with working Mothers in leadership roles.

MEET AIMEE

 

I started Moms on Maternity shortly after having my second son. My desire was to connect with other like-minded moms who were also on maternity leave (or who would be soon) to talk babies, children, health, and careers.

I knew I was lucky, as I was being supported by my employer, while on Maternity Leave, but so many don't have this benefit. So I created Moms on Maternity to promote the importance of employer-supported maternity leave to allow moms to bond with their babies and find support navigating motherhood in the workplace.

Aimee Sando Cruz

 

MEET SHANNON

 

I became a mom in April of 2017 when I gave birth to my daughter, Siena.  While my husband and I were elated to start a family, like many working moms, I was worried about how to balance it all.  That’s where Moms on Maternity came in.  I’ve been inspired by the women I’ve met in this group.  When it comes to fitness, I want other moms to feel the same.  I’m a firm believer in taking time for YOU.  For me, that comes in the form of being active.  Aside from being a wife, mother, and working journalist, I spend my free time working out.  I like to mix it up…..from running, to spinning, yoga, and Pilates.  There’s no better feeling than putting in a good sweat, even if it’s just for a few minutes a day.  Every little bit counts!  The biggest benefit?  When mama’s happy…..baby is too!

Shannon Handy Grassi

 

MEET ANNA

PT, DPT, OCS

 

I am an east coast transplant, the wife of a corporate finance/surfer dude, and a mom of two beach babes, Jude and Lila. After a challenging postpartum recovery, I became determined to help moms heal better and stronger from pregnancy and childbirth. As a board certified Doctor of Physical Therapy, I understand that our bodies are capable of incredible healing when given the right support. There is a gap in our current medical system to facilitate this healing in new moms, so I am here to help bridge that gap and empower women to find their strength in motherhood.

Anna Grant