They say it takes a village, but I didn’t want to believe that years ago.
When I was 23 (about 4 years ago now) I decided, “No more Facebook.” As a marketing major, I knew that I had to keep utilizing my social media pages to stay relevant in the field, but I also knew that social media was a special kind of poison. I was done with the drama. Tired of reading depressing posts from people I barely knew and seeing generally annoying content flooding my feed. Then there were the ex-love-interests, of course, who didn’t know when to cool it with the “pokes” and the private messages. So, I deleted my Facebook and cleaned up my friends list on Instagram.
Fast forward about 3 years and I am sitting in a dark room,in a new town, with a brand new baby, crying my eyes out because I just wanted to leave my house and feel normal again. But, I didn’t know anyone in the area. I had no idea what I was doing. Motherhood was a complete culture shock to me – I am far from the domestic type. I think my survival instinct kicked in – soooo dramatic, I know – because I really wasn’t in a good mind-set. So, I created a Facebook page and joined a bunch of mom groups within my town and surrounding towns.
I ended up finding a group of women who had babies around the same age as mine and who were new moms, too. We started meeting at a local coffee shop and trading tips and stories and I now call them my mom squad. My mom tribe. My village. I don’t know what I would do without their friendship and support.
I knew I wanted to create an escape for moms like me who maybe don’t have the energy or motivation to leave the house. A virtual safe-haven, similar to the one I have been blessed with. A source of inspiration sprinkled with a little humor along the way. With that, Momm(a)Musing was born!
How did you meet your own group of mommy friends? Tell me in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe at the bottom of the page. I’d love to have you as part of my virtual “village”.