Making mom friends is hard, in real life and online, especially if you have anxiety, depression or any other form of mental illness. Moms can be more cliquey than highschool sometimes, especially online, but sometimes you strike gold and meet a squad that’s amazing. I’ve been lucky to have struck that gold a few times during my online time. I think online moms get a bit of a bad rep. We’ve all heard about the crazy that goes on in mom’s groups. How the moms can be judgemental & make you feel worthless etc. And while that is absolutely true for some groups (in fact, one of my momsquad found that out the hard way) I think that some groups can be supportive and produce friendships that you never knew you needed. The momsquad I have right now is nothing short of amazing. They’re just a message away if I need anything, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent to. Judgement free.
Why do you need a momsquad?
Motherhood wasn’t something you were meant to take on alone. Historically humans have lived in communities, turning to each other for care and support. I am a firm believer in “it takes a village to raise a child.” A child can only thrive when they feel cared for, and the same goes for a mother. We need each other. We need other mothers to reach out to when we’re worried, or when we feel like we are failing. We need someone to say “me too!” so we know we aren’t alone in our feelings. We need other mothers to learn from. Our villages may no longer be physical as they were in the past, but with social media we can be instantly connected to a village of our own. Sure, we have to weed out those that are negative, but when you do that you can find an amazing squad to call your own, and trust me – you need it!
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