10 Surprising Lessons I Learned About Communities When I Became A Parent

May 18, 2015
By Amrita Bhowmick, VP Community Development

In a few days, my team and I will attend CMX Summit, an industry conference for community development professionals. I’m looking forward to learning new tips and tools from some of the world’s largest community organizations, like Vimeo and Meetup, which we can use to improve and enhance the experience of Health Union communities. And, I was honored to share some of what I’ve learned in my own journey as a community development professional with the CMX community. Strangely enough, it paralleled my journey into parenthood in some interesting ways!

From CMXHub.com: “My daughter was born a few years after we launched Health Union’s first health community, Migraine.com. At the time, I wasn’t very experienced with children. I had expected to learn a lot – everything from diapering to swaddling and learning to survive (and function!) on less sleep than I had ever thought was humanly possible. I wasn’t, however, expecting to learn how to be a better, more mindful, community professional.

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