Being a mother is hard work, so moms need all the support they can get. Most women today understand that moms need to support each other instead of verbally and emotionally destroying one another. But many women, and especially mothers, don’t know how to get started. So, here are some uplifting ways moms support each other in today’s busy, connected world.
Uplift One Another
One of the most important ways a mother could support another is by verbally uplifting them. Motherhood is hard enough and sometimes a mom just needs to know that she is doing the best she can. So, send supportive comments on their social media, send them a warm text, and just periodically check in to see how they are doing.
When one mom supports another, it creates a chain of moms supporting moms. It is so important to not judge another mother in the way she is parenting. After all, you don’t know the entire situation. Remember, encouragement will go a long way in creating lasting friendships and a mom who feels refreshed.
Help a Mom in Need
Being a parent is expensive and exhausting because it’s a 24/7 job. But volunteering to watch another mom’s child for a few hours could be just what she needs to catch up on everyday chores and errands. Also, if you know a mom who has a younger child, gently-used hand-me-downs, toys and equipment are all great ways to help another mom.
So why not make good use of your unused items? Another way to help, especially a new mom, is to drop off a meal or take-out food for them. Most new parents don’t have time to cook, clean or even shower most days.
Arrange a Play Date
Reach out to other moms and set up play dates with one another. Spending time with other moms and getting the kids together can be refreshing. This gives moms time to talk to another adult and exchange tips.
Play dates are also a great way to tire out the children and allow them to release pent up energy. It’s good to get out of the house and meet new people or get to know your neighbors, as well.
Join or Start a Mom Group
Mom groups are a great way to help new or even experienced moms find support with those who understand them the most. Inviting other moms to a mom group that you attend could be a big stepping stone in her life. Talking to other moms can soothe your anxiety and raise your confidence as a mom, too. You may even make a best friend or two. And even if it’s hard to get out of the house, you can find other moms online to share experienced with, as well.
Support is the greatest asset a mother can have on this lifelong journey. All mothers should have the opportunity to exchange ideas, get support and feel confident in their parenting skills. Being around other mothers and their children is a great way to learn and make amazing new friendships, too. So, reach out to a mom you know, no matter where you are in your “mom journey.”