May 12th, 2020
Being a mother is one of life’s greatest gifts. Being the most important person in your children’s lives can be the most rewarding and joyful thing in a woman’s life. But, let’s face it…..being a mom is no easy task. Whether you are a working full-time mom, working part-time mom, or a full-time stay-at-home mom, we all experience similar emotions. Even though the routines may differ depending on the structure of your work, life, and family balance; the daily struggles and challenges of being a mother are the same. Regardless of your professional working or non-working status, women as a whole experience maternal feelings across the spectrum:
There are so many options and decisions to be made as a mother raising your children in today’s society. Where and how to pick and choose your battles with your kids themselves, or amongst their lives, are difficult to navigate. The decisions to be made can range from:
Whether the choice is considered to be big or small, it is important to acknowledge our feelings and challenges as mothers and come together to help one another out. Therefore, the importance of creating and maintaining “mom friends” is key.
Although it may seem obvious to make friends with other moms, it is not always easy. However, once you do find a few mom friends within your community, life can seem a bit more manageable and understandable. It is both helpful and important to make friends with other moms for some of the following reasons...
As stated above, making other mom friends is not necessarily simple. A lot of times we make excuses for initiating friendships. Stepping out of your comfort zone to develop new relationships and friendships can be challenging due to:
Mothers of school-aged children and older are at an advantage because of the built-in aspect of their children being in school and extracurricular activities. This can make socialization with other parents easier because of the natural time spent with other families. However, being a new mom can make it even more challenging to make new friends because...
Aside from the reasons why it is important to make and maintain friendships with other moms, there are indeed some risks at stake if you keep to yourself and do not socialize with other parents. Some of these risks to your mental and physical health could include:
For all of the above reasons, it is clear that finding and creating friendships with other moms is important to the mental health and sanity of all moms. Here are 5 ways to start making friends with other moms today!
Get Out There!
Remember all moms experience the same issues, feelings, and emotions...if you are willing to put yourself out there, you may just find your next best friend for life!
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