Hello. I am Amy Pidgeon. Developing Nazzy Moms Unite has become my mission. I am a mother of 2 boys, Brady and Jaxon
and my husband is Tony. We moved here because we felt that the Nazareth area school district best met our needs for the education and because of the community.
I want to share a story with you, not because it defines me,
(it is only part of my story, not my complete story.. that has yet to unravel) but it will help you understand why I am so passionate about our mission.
When I was a 12-year-old girl, I lost my mother to a mass murder. It was the first time in the history of the Lehigh Valley (and most parts of our country) that such a tragedy occurred locally. That was 32 years ago when violence was not an everyday occurrence. When people did not worry about their safety when leaving their homes. Why do I tell you this you ask.......not for pity, not for sympathy! I tell you this because it is part of my why!
I was thankfully raised by a community! Many people who looked after me, keep their eye on me, called me out on my choices, kept me focused on a goal. I could have easily chosen another path, made life-changing decisions, (and to be honest I did!) I had people who cared about me, about the choices I made at school, at home, at work, in my community...they did not fail me! They helped to develop my morals, my values, my ethics as a human. They knew me and I knew they cared! I felt responsible to be the best me because so many people were invested!
I want the same for my children, We want them to grow up strong and independent with great character, morals, and values. We want as many community members as possible with their eyes on them, teaching them right from wrong... We absolutely feel it takes a village to raise children! Parenting by far is the hardest job we have ever done, and we know we can't do it alone! We also know it starts in our home. We need their teachers, their coaches, their friends' parents, their friends to be in our circle, just as we would expect to be in theirs. No one wants to see a child fail or be failed!
So now you see and know some of my Whys.
NMU is about making change, assisting those who need help, giving back once what was given. We are here to lend support, advice, educate and “be in this” together.
This is about coming together as a village while being proactive in our approach.
This is about commitment from a group of parents that are willing to come together and work as a team, to accomplish the goals of education, safety, and happiness for our children, whom we want to become functional successful adults!
This can happen throughout our community, given the proper resources, education, and commitment. This group will take us on many journeys, not just our current hot topics, but topics that can and hopefully will make a change for our kids.