Our Nest

752 Canton Road Akron OH 44312


Testimonial from Stacie Martin

Being a mom is hard.

Most of the time, I put myself last. I take care of everyone and everything before myself. Even though I had my husband and kids, being a newly stay at home mom, I felt like there was something missing. I felt like I needed to be apart of something bigger than myself. I needed to be able to go out and do things I enjoy. I had no idea where to start or even how to make new friends being in my late 20s.

As I was searching Facebook one day, I came across a page called “The mother’s nest”. After reading I was interested in showing up to a playgroup. I suffer from social anxiety, so it was difficult to just go but once I did, I was so glad. Everyone was so welcoming and nice. Shortly after, I started going to mom’s group on Monday evenings. Once there, I saw that there were many women like myself. I quickly connected with some moms and then looked forward to going every other week.

Since then, “The Mother’s Nest” changed to “The Nest” and now served more than just mom’s. I have learned a lot about myself since going. I have learned that I am not alone in this crazy world. There is a whole community at The Nest, that I am so happy to be apart of. I love the people that I have met and grew friends with. It is nice to know that there is always someone there if you need them. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what you believe, YOU are wanted and welcome at The Nest. My husband now goes to Men’s group and my kiddos love hanging out with the other kiddos.

I honestly don’t know what my life would be like without the Nest and all the people who truly care about you.