Tag: Friends

What My Friend Did to Help Me with My Anxiety

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My friend simply recognized my anxiety when it reared its head. Here's what happened. Before this pandemic hit, a friend of mine asked if I...

Making New Friends the Old-Fashioned Way

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Have you ever felt like your life needed a few more friends in it? Several years ago my best friend began a full-time job,...

Motherhood is a Race We Shouldn’t Run Alone

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A few weeks ago, I ran my first 5k. I've never been a runner, but I needed a goal. Something to get me to the...

Be Gentle with Your Friends Going Through Secondary Infertility

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It happened again the other day: the group of women I was sitting with started talking about the best age gap between children and...

Hey Momma, Don’t Stop the Invite

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Hey Momma, yeah, you scrolling through your phone ignoring the dishes and waiting on coffee to brew. Don't stop the invite. It's easy to...

An Open Letter to My Non-Mom Friends: I’m Sorry

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We all know motherhood changes us in a big way, and sometimes it can feel lonely. Unfortunately, that means we aren’t always the greatest...

Making Adult Friends Is Hard : 7 Ways To Give It...

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If you missed the first post on this topic, "Making Adult Friends Is Hard," you can find it here. Making Adult Friends Is Not Easy Making...

Thank You for Seeing Me in the Midst of Motherhood

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As I think about literally ALL the things (including the birth of my 3rd baby)  I cant help but feel a tug on my heart...

Take That Coffee Break, Mama! It’s Worth a Shot!

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  " I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community." H. Shultz Time...

Life Dreams Don’t Include Losing Your Best Friend to Breast Cancer

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Life Dreams Don't Include Breast Cancer When she called to tell me she had stage 4 breast cancer, I fell silent. Stage 4? What does...

This is Real Motherhood :: Messy, Exhausting, & Beautiful

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My friend likes to tell the story about when she saw me with my newborn for the first time.  She was visiting one day and...

5 Ways to Support Other Moms When You’re Barely Managing Yourself

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I know, you read the first part of that title and thought, Yeah, I don't have time or energy to support other moms. I...

Help! What Not to Say to the New Mom Asking for...

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As a new mom I've received plenty of advice over the past year. Some of it was asked for and other bits not so much. Everyone...

Young Motherhood Can Be a Lonely Time :: But It Won’t...

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Young Motherhood Can Be Lonely  We were living with another family when we had our baby, David. My husband was putting in long hours in...