Mamas Must Unite
After giving birth to Alana, my second baby, and my husband returning to his night shift schedule, I needed my mama friends more than ever! After becoming a stay-at-home-mom, when my first, Lucia was 18 months old, I worked hard to develop my mom community. Towards the end of my pregnancy with Alana, getting out and doing things was much harder and I found myself feeling isolated *being pregnant and having a toddler is no joke.*
I was still desperate for community and I needed someone to talk to and Lucia needed play-dates with other kids. So I entertained in my messy, imperfect home, and by entertain I mean, “hey, bring your kids over to play and let’s chat.” The focal point of our hang outs was enjoying each others company and venting about the ins and outs of mommy-hood, but also, having a glass of tea, a cup of coffee or enjoying my fave allergy-friendly oat bar, from Bobo’s (which just happen to be vegan, gluten-free and soy-free). I love having these on hand too, because it feels like a decadent allergy-friendly baked good, but no baking required!!
How did I find mom friends?
I made a list of all the other stay-at-home moms and working-moms I knew.
I started reaching out to them, to schedule play-dates, weekend ones for my working-mom friends. (I honestly was a bit disappointed that many of them didn’t seem to have room in their lives for me.)
I joined a moms group at my church that met twice a month to make new friends!
I actually reached out to those new friends to hang out. I scheduled monthly “moms playgroups” at my house on Saturday mornings, so my working-mom friends could come too.
I truly believe life is more rich and fuller when living in community and investing in relationships. If you are lacking in the friendship area, don’t worry, you can do something about it, and I promise there are other moms out there that need friends just like you!
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