I am so starved for human interaction and connection these days

Keywords: anxiety , healing , mental health , motherhood

For the past few years, I’ve felt like I’ve had a dark storm cloud over my head. It forced me to withdraw from the world, which now I know I needed in order to heal and determine the types of relationships I wanted to manifest in my life. Since that period has passed, I am so so so eager to get in the world and connect…. but for obvious reasons, that is a bit difficult at the moment, so I’m grateful for any interaction, even if it is someone asking Mila what kind of bug she is holding.

https://thestruggleisteal.com/2020/08/20/emotional-regulation-and-momming

Connection will only happen if you purposefully pursue it

If there is one thing I’ve learned from parenting it’s that you can never do things by the book. Maybe if you had fewer kids… But not when you’re outnumbered. So you begin by simply choosing your desire. I want to make connection with the people in my life priority. And start looking for opportunities.

https://claraberge.wordpress.com/2020/06/18/connecting

It is hard to find other parents with similar parental philosophies or interests

When you make your friendship all about the kids, you can quickly figure out whether this mama has similar or far different parenting styles than you. In a perfect world she would have a similar philosophy OR you could both live side-by-side being best friends with opposing parenting styles. BUT, this is unlikely. We are human and it is human nature to judge whether we like it or not. Even if we try our very best, we are most likely going to judge our mama friends on ways they handle their children at some point or another. This can be a big turn off for strengthening a relationship.

The same goes for interests… Maybe your idea of a perfect get away would be to get out and drink some wine at a nice restaurant but this mama you met at the park wants to go out clubbing. Definitely different ideas of what would be a fun night away from the kids.

https://multitaskingmotherhood.wordpress.com/2020/02/06/in-search-of-mom-friends-why-it-is-difficult-and-how-to-do-it