pregnancy and parenthood

Empathy, like wisdom, comes in time

I just read one of the most beautiful blogs I've seen in a while: "To my friends who had kids before me, I'm sorry I didn't know." It speaks such a raw and honest truth that most of us experience in the throes of childbirth and recovery, especially for those of us who are the first… Continue reading Empathy, like wisdom, comes in time

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Moms have enough to worry about, let’s not make friendships one of them

The ways in which we as mothers are creating and upholding expectations of our friendships are too complicated. We have our "mom friends" and our "non-mom friends," and there is a division between the two that shouldn't exist.  I've seen dozens of blogs and articles as of late that reinforce this invisible fence between the two. You're either hip… Continue reading Moms have enough to worry about, let’s not make friendships one of them

pregnancy and parenthood

Why mom friends are the best friends

Friendships evolve in our lives, especially surrounding big milestones. Becoming a parent is one of those times when our current relationships either grow or falter. With this shift comes making new mommy friends.  I know - mom friends; they are the hardest friends to make, but they are the most rewarding ones, too. Here's why: Mom… Continue reading Why mom friends are the best friends