Motherhood is wonderful. I love spending time with my kids and watching them grow up. But it is also lonely. Most days I only have the kids around me to talk to all day. And 5-year-olds are only so good at holding conversations. But even more than that we are really busy. Between work, and kid activities, and trying to keep on top of the house, life gets caught up in just surviving. We don’t have the time needed to foster friendships, especially new friendships. Unless it involves the kids we probably aren’t seeing many adults. And for those of us with young children, there is even less of an opportunity to get out and socialize.
Let’s face it, when we do end up going to a playdate or music class we spend most of the time following our kids around and answering their questions. We think of these outings as a time to come together with other parents and socialize, but many turn out to be a “Parent your children alone, together” event. And on the off chance that your kids and their kids are all playing nicely together with no questions or traumas, then most of the time we are just overly tired and sit in silence (for a few seconds before my kid throws sand and I have to get up).
All of this can lead to a really lonely feeling. The old saying is that it takes a village to raise a child, but the truth is, we don’t have a village anymore. The support for parents is lacking wisdom that was once passed from one mother to the next is lost or mixed up with myths and inaccuracies. And the internet makes it next to impossible to tell the difference.
I’ve felt it, maybe you have too. This is why I wanted to start a community for mothers just like us. This group is for real-life mothers to get support, ask questions, and share our experience.
We are moms that are engaged, busy, and tired. Our life isn’t perfect. We aren’t magazine-beautiful parents. We wear sweatpants or leggings. We aren’t sure when the last time we brushed our hair was. We blew up at our kids who still do not have their shoes on. We tote kids from activity to activity. Some of us run businesses or work, some of us run after our kids all day, some of us do it all. Some of us are dealing with toddler tantrums, some are dealing with teenage attitude. Wherever you are. You will find your tribe here.
We are here to support each other and help create the best versions of ourselves. We don’t have it altogether, but we are trying. This group is for real-life mothers to get support, ask questions, and share our experience.
If this sounds like the place for you, join my community below.
This community is only open to the public for a limited time. All applicants will be accepted Jan 31st with our big welcome party, which will include giveaways and freebies