Being a mom can be lonely, especially in those early years when you are not even sure if you know what the heck you are doing. I never really felt lonely until my first born started walking and when we started going places more often. I joined one playgroup but never clicked with any of the ladies. Then one day at the mall, I ran into a woman I knew from church. She was there with her playgroup and she asked me to join then. That was the first of many circumstances that led me to make several mom friends, including a few very strong friendships that have lasted for 12 years now. In their new book Better Together: Because You’re Not Meant to Mom Alone, Jill Savage and her daughter, Anne McClane, share strategies and stories to encourage you and help you find a few good moms to mom with.
This book is perfect for moms of little ones or even moms with older kiddos who feel alone.
About Better Together
Better Together explores the notion that women are not designed to mother alone. We are designed to mother in relationship with other women who understand what a mom’s life is like. We’re also designed to mother in relationship with the God who created us. This book encourages every mother to find her mothering community, a place where she can both give and receive support in the many forms moms need. Beyond encouraging moms to be in community, Better Together teaches how to build a tribe and what to do together once you have one, such as learn together, help together, care together, share together, pray together, forgive together, and encourage together.
Here is a picture of some of the women I mom’ed with for several years. I am close with a few of them to this day and I thank God for them regularly!
Read this book and go find your tribe!