On some magical mornings, I get to go to a local coffee shop with some mama friends. That means the littlest one and I, and some other mamas with their littles that are the same age, go and have coffee, some baked goodness, and sit and talk.
I’ve thought about what past me might’ve thought. “Must be nice”, as I dash off to work. I remember pulling into our amazing neighborhood after work with all the moms and their kids outside. Kids are playing, moms are chatting, occasionally they even had a beverage in hand. “Must be nice”.
Well now I’m lucky enough to be on that side. I am blessed to be able to stay home with my babes and experience all those “must be nice” moments. But let me tell you, it is HARD HARD work. So when you see a group of moms in those moments, this is what it is:
It is a meeting. A brainstorm. A gathering of the minds. Figuring out how to best raise these kids. How to make them into good, kind, strong adults. We strategize and discuss best practices. It doesn’t look like that I’m sure. But that’s what it is.
And I am so lucky to be able to understand that and live it. Because I don’t know that I could’ve, had I not lived through it. Taking the time to talk with my village makes me a better mama.
Build your village mamas! Take that time you need. And if you are new to mamahood, the lonely parts can be the hardest. If you see a village – ask to join, or if you are really lucky they’ll see you and know and ask you. But know that whatever it is that you are going through, good or hard or bad or pretty or ugly, there are people who get you! You are loved and understood. As I see it, we are all in this together! ❤️💙