3 Ways to Not Be a Lonely Mama
Gahhhh, motherhood can be so lonely! Yes, even with tiny humans beckoning us from every corner of the house. Maybe especially with tiny humans beckoning us. Meeting the needs of said humans is completely exhausting, so when the doorbell rings or a friend asks for a play date, sometimes it is way easier to ignore the request because *sigh*…we’re pooped! We are!
When we’re adulting (and mothering), community can be next to impossible to gather and maintain, but it is so worth fighting for! IT IS!!! That’s one of the reasons that the I Am Mother of the Year Facebook group exists…to connect moms who may feel all alone in their circumstances. Of course, an online community doesn’t even come close to the benefits of a face-to-face encounter, but it is a start. And it’s where Mother of the Year Sarah recently came to share her struggle of loneliness.
Sarah shared, “Due to a busy calendar, and a few other unusual circumstances, I’ve not been able to connect with friends much in this last season. Feeling lonely, and literally disconnected. Why is community so hard to foster? Please tell me I am not the only one who hits ruts like this. Any suggestions on how to weather this?”