Jenn Bateman

Thankful for Connection

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a natural time to reflect on what we’re grateful for. Some of the main things that come up for many of...

Celebrating YWCA Single Moms this Mother's Day

No one ever said that being a mom is easy, but being a single mom takes parenting challenges to the next level. With Mother’s Day approaching, we...

Galentine’s Day: Celebrating Female Friendships

While a completely fictional holiday, Galentine’s Day is becoming increasingly popular. The term was first coined in 2010 by NBC sitcom ‘Parks and...

Self-Compassion - How to Be Kind to Yourself

We hear a lot about self-care and the importance of taking ‘me time’ whenever possible. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath, curling up with a good...

Supergirl donates super foods to single moms

Single Moms Have Some ‘ Super ’ Friends Vancouver is known as Hollywood North because of the large number of television and films that choose our...

Parenting in numbers part 3: fostering community

This is the third post in a 3-part series on parenting in community. Read our first post on how to find a community and our second post on how to...

Parenting in numbers: how to form your community

This is the second post in a 3-part series on parenting in community. Read our first post on how to find a community . Stephanie’s story When...

Parenting in community: how and where to find your village

This is the first post in a 3-part series on parenting in community. Read our second post on Forming a community . “It takes a village to raise a...

Making memories that make sense: find holiday traditions that bring you joy

Christmas and traditions: they go together hand-in-hand. The holidays are the time when we get to make beautiful family memories. Every gift is...

Power in numbers: Cultivating community with YWCA Single Mothers' Support groups

The YWCA is proud to offer a number of support groups for single moms across Metro Vancouver - from Downtown to Abbotsford. These groups run weekly...

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