When I found out I was pregnant, a few of my friends that had already had children helped coach me and guide me to what I was hoping to prepare for an easy idea into motherhood. Fast forward 2 years later, a big move from the Chicago down to Atlanta and it’s a new ball game for me down here.
Gone are the days I have Mom’s over because I really don’t know anyone down here. I have a few friends that I see on occasion that have kids so we’ll do play dates once in a while but to actually have a “Mom Tribe” as I like to call it..well it’s non existent.It’s hard to find those Mom’s. Those Mom’s who get the struggle, the sweatpants, the ‘never any time’ module of being a working Mom, loving wife and career woman. Those Mom’s, who have the same parenting techniques as you, who eat cereal for dinner because you’re too tired to cook another home cooked meal, or inspire you to get after that DIY craft you wanted to create long before you even had a child.
It’s not say I haven’t tried to find my little tribe. I’ve tried the “MeetUp” group before or a Facebook page but the difficult task for me is making time between working and my kiddo. I feel like it’s dating and trying to find those Mom’s to connect with is daunting and too judgmental. We all need those few woman who just get us both on the inside and outside. Not only us, but our kids as well. If they’re having a tantrum, well that’s ok because yours did the other day too. Do you want a glass of wine at 3pm because it’s just been one of those days, go right ahead!
My Mom tribe would consist of those non-judgemental Mom’s who are really just doing the best they can. Aren’t we all though? Our kids aren’t in some handbook that can share all their secrets on how to have them grow up to be the perfect poster child. We’re all learning together. We’re all in this together. We’re all Mom’s together.
And now…I’m off to find my tribe. And this shirt I posted on my Instagram last night is from EmjayShawaii and you can save 20% when you use code CAITSCOZYCORNER on any of her cute teeshirts ( plus, they’re super soft which you know I love! ) Also, stay tuned tonight for a live chat on my Twitter to watch Scandal. #ScandalChat !
Grab that coffee and come join me to find my Mom tribe!!