The other day I received a text from a fellow mom who had moved from the Midwest to a new city. She asked me, “How do I find moms here? How do I find things for moms and kids to do? All I’m doing is sitting at home and nursing every three hours.” She had asked the million dollar question(s) that every mom asks at some point in the first year of parenting, or during the first year in a new city.
I thought about the importance of these sister sites that exist all around the country and how vital it is for moms in these cities to connect with other moms. While most people think that moms want to connect via play dates, I really believe that what moms want at their core is to connect with friends. You see, when you connect with a new mom at a play date, it’s fun, but it doesn’t necessarily give you the opportunity to develop a relationship with another woman as her own person. There are kids running everywhere, and the ever-present “mommy wars” are subtly happening beneath the surface. I’m positive that a typical play group contains at least a few moms thinking thoughts like this:
“Oh, that mom just mentioned that she doesn’t vaccinate her kids. Why would she not do that?”
“I can’t believe she lets her daughter cry herself to sleep. Doesn’t she know her kid will be emotionally scarred for life?!”
Moms desperately need friends. We grow up and we move away from home; we go to college; we start careers; we get married. And often times, when we become moms, we lose a sense of our identity and the ability to make a friend can be very, very challenging.
This is one of the biggest reasons Kansas City Moms Blog exists. We want to help bridge the gap between online connections and real life relationships. We want Kansas City moms to meet each other at our Mom’s Night Out events or other opportunities that we will host throughout the year. Moms need other moms to support each other in their various parenting styles, life phases and life choices. Moms need mom friends.
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