I wrote a blog about something similar to this topic just a few months ago but It's something that is recurring in my mind every now and then.
Think back: When was the last time you picked up your phone and invited a friend or acquaintance mom friend to do something with you and your kids? Now, i'm not talking your best friend or your kids best friend that they see every single day. I'm talking about the mom that you know but don't know that well. The one who's phone number you rarely use. The new mom in town or even the mom that you haven't seen for a year or two but follow faithfully on Facebook?
Lets be honest, it's probably been a while or even never. I want this trend in motherhood to change. I often talk with clients about the necessity for a moms group or tribe and it breaks my heart that so many of these new and even established moms feel like they have no one to turn to, nothing to fall back on during those tough times. We shouldn't have to pay $100 a year for built in friends! We shouldn't feel so lost and frustrated when it comes to making play dates for us and our kids. And yet, that seems to be the way things are.
I refuse to sit by and watch as so many mothers are left out, forgotten and alone. Lets rally with one another, force ourselves out of the house and get those fingers tapping! Invite, invite, invite! Be the change you want to see. If you are the one forgotten, don't get bitter, get better! Embrace the mothers around you with a friendly smile and welcoming text message. We have an opportunity to change the lives of the women around us and create a tribe like you can't even imagine!
If you are reading this, pick up your phone, look at your calendar and pick a day and time. Meet at the park, the splash pad, library, ANYWHERE! Invite a friend or two that you wouldn't usually and DON'T BACK OUT! Be the change!