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 of our close circles to have children. That is, feeling alone in the growing pains of being born a mother. This feeling of isolation is exacerbated when our closest friends don’t know what to say or do because our struggles are just not relevant to them.  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.  Continue reading “Moms have enough to worry about, let’s not make friendships one of them”