I have been blessed with some amazing girlfriends in my life. I have a tight group of college friends who I am still super close to despite the geographical distance between us. I have another group of girls who I am super close to that I met in my 20s after I moved to Cleveland. We don’t see each other as much as I’d like because we are now all over the Cleveland area and our kids are wrapped up in a million different things but I love those girls with all of my heart.
Despite these amazing friends, there has been a sense of loneliness over the past few years because I don’t see them all the time. I love these girls, so much, but they’re not the ones I do life with. I’ve been wanting a “mom squad” and over the past year or so, I’ve found them. They’re the mom friends I met when my little guy started school. They’re the ones I see all the time. Our kids are friends and our husbands are friends. We cheer on our kids on the sidelines together. We meet up at the pool. We meet for lunch. We have girls nights out. We meet up for impromptu glasses of wine. Our kids will grow up together. They spend time at each other’s houses. We’re in the thick of it together and I’m so grateful for them. I know these friendships will only grow through the years.
If you’re a young mom and haven’t found your people yet, hang in there because you will. Join play groups. Get involved in school and church. Your people are out there and once you find a mom squad, it makes such a difference. Motherhood can be lonely, particularly if you’re a stay at home mom. Sometimes you feel like you’re losing it. Sometimes you feel like you’re a bad mom and failing your kids in some way. It’s so comforting to know that we’re all in this together: good, bad or ugly.
And that picture up there, it’s from a epic 70s party that we went to on Friday night! Epic.
Have a great week, friends and I’ll see you on Wednesday!