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.
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?