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Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows The News - Front Page Feature - November 24, 2017
By Colleen Flanagan
Cheryl Zandbergen simply wanted a day out with her friends.
The Maple Ridge mother of two wanted to visit WildPlay in late July and was trying to figure out what day would work best for the other mothers.“I wanted to get out of my own comfort zone and get back to being a little bit of who I was before I had kids,” she explained.
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Langara Voice - Feature Profile - December 21, 2017
By Shoji Whittier
On a rainy Saturday night in Pitt Meadows, West Coast Flying Trapeze hosted a somewhat different group of attendees. 25 women clad in yoga pants and tank tops milled around the activities on the gym floor. Ranging in various ages, backgrounds and walks of life, the only thing they had in common was that they were all mothers, and they were members of Moms Gone Wild, a social group for Maple Ridge moms. Amid the noise of the gathered crowd, Cheryl Zandbergen darted around the gym, camera in hand to capture the moment. Zandbergen is the founder of Moms Gone Wild, and brought the group here to experience something new and exciting. However, the group offers moms more than just a fun night out. Moms Gone Wild offers moms the support and the feeling of solidarity that comes out of a shared experience. It is a motherhood of moms facing the difficulties of parenting together.
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What's On Langley - January/February 2018 issue
Some people refer to Moms Gone Wild as a social club for mothers, but it is so much more than that...
It’s a tribe. It’s a movement. It’s a lifeline.
Often when a woman becomes a mother she loses a little piece of herself. We don’t like to admit it, but we do. The fire in our eyes that was once determined to chase down our dreams fades and our eyed fill with adoration for the newborn we have created. Our world circles around our children and we spend most of our days trying to provide them with the best life possible. As our kids get older we forget what it feels like to put ourselves at the top of our priority list. Our own needs are lost amid the chaos of raising a family. We become tired, frustrated and lonely.
But, what if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if we pushed our limits and chased our dreams? What if we tried new things and made new friends and took time to replenish our bodies and souls? What if along the way we connected to a community of loving, supportive women who were at the same stage of life as we are?
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The Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows News announced that MGW founder, Cheryl Zandbergen, was nominated by the community as the City's Favourite Community Booster. She was absolutely honoured to be awarded this title alongside former Mayor Ernie Daykin and Royal Canadian Legion President Margaret Kury.