We can only end loneliness by reconnecting with each other, so why not turn today into a new opportunity and do just that?
Smile at strangers, say “Hi” to passers by or invite the lovely mum at play group for that coffee youâ€™ve been itching to have and whilst you’re at it, I’d love a decaf mocha WITH cream please!
I donâ€™t know about you but a lot of the time I’ve personally found that parenting can feel extremely lonely, isolating and financially restricting.
Did you know (according to the latest research) that TODAY is the loneliest day of the year for us mamas?
Typically this is for a string of reasons with a miserable mix of dark nights, cold, long bleak days and Christmas budgets being amongst the top three triggers of reasons.
However what really shocked me is that studies suggest 9 out of 10 of us are either too proud or too worried to speak out? NINE OUT OF TEN!
So instead of bragging about the fancy food you ate at lunch or the bundles of presents your child has to open on christmas day, why don’t you switch it up and raise awareness and funds for the less fortunate on the streets and their empty bellies this winter or a christmas hamper for the cooped up kids on christmas day without a visit from family and friends, let alone Father Christmas and his helpers!
With motherhood being so isolating it’s crazy to think we still cling on to jealousy, tearing one another down and our dignity (although let’s be honest…we lost that at birth!).
– Whether your baby is fed by the bottle or breast, itâ€™s fed.
– Whether your baby has the latest designer clothes or hand me downs, itâ€™s dressed.
– Whether you have a routine or you donâ€™t, itâ€™s choice (or in my case Evieâ€™s choice).
– Whether you have your hair and makeup done that morning, itâ€™s priorities.
– Whether you arrived at your baby class on time or not, itâ€™s luck.
My point is, we all come from different walks of life and we all have our own situations and opinions. What is right for one, may be wrong for another.
There is no one size fits all otherwise our babies would all be identical robots with boring personalities. Although yes, it would be a hell of a lot easier, where is the fun in that?
As mums, we’re often jealous of the mum who seems to have her sh*t together but just be mindful, she’s probably just as jealous of you for the exact SAME reasons. Let’s be honest, weâ€™re ALL winging it but not enough of us will admit it!
Itâ€™s MUCH more fun laughing and crying together than it is alone!
Reach out to a fellow mama today, and make her day! You can NEVER have too many mummy’s in your tribe!! âœŒðŸ½ðŸ’•