We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandra Spitz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexandra, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
The end goal is for my program to have reached thousands over the years in multiple cities. I want to know that new moms felt less alone, more supported, and had more resources because of my program. I feel good when I’m being of service to others and to know that I’ve made a difference in peoples’ lives is the end goal. It’s also my daily goal. There’s a tremendous amount of thought that goes into how I can serve others while not getting depleted myself. I have learned more over the years of how to do this gracefully and I’m constantly learning.
What should our readers know about your business?
The New Mom School is a really special and magical place. We provide postnatal classes for moms with newborns. What makes us unique is how we assign moms to a class. We group babies together by their birth month which means that moms are experiencing the exact same phase at the same time. This creates such a deep bond that new moms won’t find anywhere else and never again after being a first-time mom. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I got to where I am today because I’m a perfectionist! It’s my blessing and curse. I won’t give up until I get what I want which means I won’t give up until I get what I want!!! This makes for a lot of craziness and determination. I was determined to create a place that everyone would know about in our community and would become “the thing to do” as a new mom. I’d like to say my team and I have created such a thing and I am so excited to keep meeting all of the new moms in our community and in new communities as we expand to new cities! While of course there have been many challenges along the way, since I was doing what I loved, they just felt like speedbumps and not mountains. My advice would be to pay attention to how the challenges feel. If they feel like mountains, it might not be the right thing for you. But for something that you love, even the mountains will feel like speedbumps. I think you get the point.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We have some amazing beaches in OC so we’d spend some time there. We’d also get some yummy balboa bars and chocolate-dipped bananas. Yum! We’d do some shopping and eat lots of yummy food. I sure do miss the food in LA but I’m so proud of how far OC has come since I moved here in 2012. There’s some great stuff here now. I’m more of an eclectic food lover so anywhere I can get an ahi tuna stack, a prosciutto flatbread, and a skirt steak all in one meal, I’m there. I also love my little coffee shop, The Lost Bean across the street from my house in Irvine. Their chocolate zucchini bread is delish. I have young kids so we’d probably have to incorporate some kid-friendly stuff in there too. We’ve got great hiking trails and lots of neighborhood pools to hang out at. You just can’t beat the So Cal weather.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
When I was a new mom, I was living in LA and I attended a class series at A Mother’s Haven in Encino. I have so much appreciation for what they offer new moms and the experience I had there. When I moved to OC, there wasn’t a place like The Mother’s Haven for me to attend which of course made me realize that new moms in my new community didn’t have a place to go after their babies were born as I had experienced in LA. In my group, the women were my lifeline and still are some of my best friends. I couldn’t have created this program without having gone through the transformative experience myself with these women. I’ll forever be grateful for all of them. My husband also deserves a shout out. He has been my biggest cheerleader and goes along for the ride with all of my crazy ideas. He works so hard for our family so that I get to do the work that fills me up and gives me purpose. And of course, my incredible team of badass women who make The New Mom School what it is today. I can’t do this alone and am so grateful for them every single day!
Laurel Herzog, Poppy Lea Photography