Spring Editor's Letter
When I had my older, Tori, I was working full time as an elementary school teacher and continued to do so for the next two years. My circle of friends consisted of college friends still living in the area and my work colleagues. As my role of mom increased and my role of teacher decreased, I found my circle of friends dwindling. And once I was staying at home full time, I really felt as if I had lost the majority of my friends. There were many times I felt a bit lonely and as if I didn’t have a solid circle of friends to turn to. I think many new moms can relate to this feeling.
Luckily, I became involved in a couple of groups that provided me with mom friends that were in the same stage of life as I. First, I joined Parents as Teachers and was connected with a play group. To this day, one of the moms from the play group is a very dear friend, and her daughter and Tori are “BFFs.” I also met a good friend through story time at our local library. As a matter of fact, it was this friend who introduced me to the elementary school my girls attend.
New moms can often feel isolated or lonely. Becoming a parent is a major life transition that brings many life changes. Sara Wright offers some great tips for making friends in her “Seeking Support” article.
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Enjoy the spring weather with your little ones!