Amy Lundy Lusthaus moved to Tampa from New York with her husband and baby girl earlier this year. While in New York, Lusthaus found limitless opportunities to socialize with other moms. Once she arrived in Tampa, she found some mommy and me classes that she attended, however, they lacked the social aspect she was looking for. Soon the Small Fry Society was born.
“There are a lot of great classes out there for baby’s development and bonding with your child, but they don’t give you the opportunity to socialize with other moms,” Lusthaus says. “There was a void in the area, and no other businesses were offering that kind of opportunity. ”
To fill the void, Lusthaus came up with social programs for both moms and babies, as well as moms-to-be that are informational and also entertaining. She stresses that her programs do not replace prenatal or baby classes; the focus of her program is social activities for mother and child. The program schedules range from prenatal and baby yoga classes to girls’ night out. In addition to giving women the opportunity to bond with their peers, Lusthaus says it’s a great opportunity for businesses too, as many of the scheduled events take place at local venues.
“Businesses have really welcomed the idea of opening their doors to families,” Lustahaus says. “I look for businesses that are family-friendly, and have found that many are and want to connect with the family demographic. It’s a win-win scenario for both businesses and families. ”
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Amy Lundy Lusthaus, Small Fry Society