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Mommy Munchies

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-Welcome to Parents TV on Demand, a place for parents to learn, share, and develop a healthy family together. Parents TV, our families, our lives. -Hi, everyone. I'm Anne [unk]. You're watching Parents TV. Now, every mother knows it can be a lonely process, becoming a new mom. But now, new moms are gathering together across the country to swap secrets over a soup and salad. Come with me as I crash a new mommy luncheon. Let's see what's inside. -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, it's-- because it's not-- it is such a huge lifestyle change that you just can't be prepared for it. It is so important to be able to socialize and just talk with other moms who are going through the same thing. -That's the idea behind the new trend for new moms. Luncheon is just for them where they can dine and dish about their little ones. It's an idea Manhattan mom, Laura Deutsch, used to launch a thriving business. -I was the first of all my friends to have a baby and all of a 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 Ava started to get older, I was able to join classes for her. And then I did start to meet people but the thought always stayed with me, those first three months of life, there really isn't a lot going on for new moms and I'm like, "This is a perfect opportunity for me to, you know, be able to create something for other new moms. -So Laura began hosting new mom luncheons like this one in New York which became so popular she's now doing it full-time. She's even started her own company called Babybites NYC. -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. -And moms are encouraged to bring their babies along as they lunch and listen to guest speakers. -It's a great thing. -So second birth, they go three to six months. -New mom, Debra [unk], had been bringing her baby daughter, Jordin, with her to Babybites luncheons for the past 5 months. She said that it's been a real lifesaver. -It's an incredible support group because you might not have had an opportunity to meet people in the same exact situation, talking about the same exact subject that you're discussing week from week, you know. It's a-- It makes a huge difference to, you know, support. And husbands are wonderful but they just have a different dynamic and their different role in the whole position. And you meet other moms that are going through the same exact thing you're going through-- -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.