Finding my Village

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It may take a village to raise a child but what about that child’s mother?

The transition from childless and carefree to mama isn’t an easy one. For me, it was even tougher because I didn’t have many friends nearby who had been down this road. I wasn’t quite sure my friends understood the changes that where going on with me. I feel like motherhood is, on many levels one of those things where you have to live it to get it.

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So, even with the best of intentions, friends don’t always “get” it. Not their fault, it’s just one of those things. Like I don’t get being a race car driver, I’ve never done it. Bad analogy… you get my point.

One thing that has made this transition easier for me are the friends I’ve made through various groups. I was the queen of joining a meet up to try and meet other moms. I also found a group through the hospital where my kids were delivered. Some of the ladies I met through there are still my friends today. Three years later. Sweet.  Another help is a Facebook group I was introduced to by these ladies. Our little circle has grown to include friends and friends of friends all with motherhood in common.

It’s a really cool group to ask questions, set up moms night out dates, give away and/or sale old baby stuff. It’s also a place of support. It helps to know your child isn’t the only one doing that thing. Whatever that thing is. I guess that was kind of why I started blogging too. That need to connect with other women in the same stage in life.

Community is a wonderful thing y’all. Do you have a group of mothers that make motherhood a little easier?

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14 Responses to Finding my Village
  1. Kita
    January 29, 2013 | 7:35 am

    It does take a village I would love a village here in Georgia it would make a huge difference.
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  2. Natalie
    January 29, 2013 | 10:57 am

    I really lucked out and found a great group of moms when we were part of a Stroller Strides group…the owner closed it but we remain good friends and have monthly MNO, and weekly playdates twice a week. I was so lucky that they brought me dinner when I had my 2nd boy. It’s amazing how much it helps to have these ladies in my life.
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  3. Baby Shopaholic
    January 29, 2013 | 11:15 am

    Totally feel you! I am trying to get organize more mommy and me events!
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  4. Bernetta
    January 29, 2013 | 11:15 am

    It does take a village, which I had one. I feel like I have a tipee!!! I wish we lived near our family so our kids could have that sense of going over uncle and aunties house. But it’s just US ( mom and dad) we see family when we travel. Motherhood is WORK!! no other way to describe it.
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  5. KalleyC
    January 29, 2013 | 6:08 pm

    It is so true, it does take a village. I am lucky to live close to my mom because she has been a tremendous help when she comes by to visit, or when I go and visit her. We are even starting to make plans to make this work for all of us.
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  6. Tiffany
    January 29, 2013 | 7:36 pm

    Mommy friends are a lifesaver. When we moved back home to Texas we immediately connected with two couples whom also each had a son. Our son is 9 months younger than one and 6 months older than the other. Its the perfect trio! Through our new friends I have met other moms in similar circumstances and with children close in age to mine. It’s been one of the biggest blessings.
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  7. Quiana
    January 29, 2013 | 8:03 pm

    My local Meetup group is a godsend for helping me feel acclimated in our new city – we’ve been here for 1 year and I feel so welcomed because of them!
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  8. LaShawn
    January 29, 2013 | 8:17 pm

    I wish I had a village. I’m working on it though!
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  9. Barbara
    January 30, 2013 | 5:05 am

    I could have written this exact post, although not this well! ;) I also had to reach out to other women who were mothers, especially since we are living abroad – I needed some support.
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  10. Nellie
    January 30, 2013 | 5:14 pm

    You are so lucky to have found a great group of mommies! I don’t have any but I am meeting some through blogging and my friends are slowly but surely starting to have babies
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  11. Mimi
    January 31, 2013 | 8:33 am

    Luckily the majority of my friends have kids which is a good and bad thing. Bad because we all understand how hard it is to actually get together…but when we do!

    I never thought blogging would be such a community, but it is. I love my blogging mamas..more than some people I know IRL.
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  12. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    February 1, 2013 | 9:32 am

    That’s awesome! I think it definitely takes support to do this Motherhood thing. We need to find our community and our village. Now that Aiden is in school, I feel like it’s more of a community than when he was in Daycare and it felt like an island. I’m happy now. There are lots of play dates and Mommy time at his friend’s houses. It’s nice.
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  13. Amber
    February 1, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    Community truly is a wonderful thing! Glad you are a part of mine. :)
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    • Cam
      February 3, 2013 | 10:35 pm

      ditto!

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