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Finding Your Village

We recently met with Sarah, a mom of two who shared her story of the importance of a village in the motherhood journey.

Tell us about your family.

Mason is 3 and Owen is almost 1. My husband is a pilot, I’m often alone to care for my boys and they keep me on my toys while he’s away.

Do you have a support system in place?

When my first son was born I experienced PPD and missed my family terribly. The friends that I had didn’t have kids so it was hard for them to relate. I quickly realized I needed to put myself out there and make mom friends. I joined a baby and me yoga class, and started meeting other new moms and everything changed.

How are things today?

As time passed and I made solid friendships with fellow moms, I started to embrace my new role as a mother. One day I saw a quote at my pediatricians office that said. ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. I then realized I had found my village. I was surrounded by wonderful mothers who I could relate to, that had my back, that cared not only for my child but for me in times of needs. It was on that day that I decided that I was ready for us to extend our family. Not long after we found out we had a second baby boy on the way and that pregnancy was very different. I felt supported, but mostly I felt ready.

What advice would you give to other moms in search of their own village?

I know it can be awkward to randomly pick a conversation with another mom at the playground, but do it!
Find a group or join classes, chances are if they are in the same classes you share a common interest. Now there’s always someone to text or call, that’s been an awesome experience for me.

I found the village I never knew I needed.

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