Why Every Good Mother Needs A Support Network

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You may have those moments where you feel like “I’ve got this!” You feel like the world’s best mom and you are managing everything in your family with ease. Then there are the times where you feel like you’re pulling your hair out! Like everything you do is wrong, you have no clue what you’re doing, and you are certain that you are going to send your kids into therapy instantly. For those moments which are more often than you care to admit, this is when mama needs a support network!

Yes we’ve all been there in that moment where we feel as if we don’t know what we’re doing. It may be doubting yourself on the way you handled a tantrum, or even wondering if a certain behavior from your little one is normal. We all go through those doubtful moments or the times when we swear that we are not the mom that we thought we’d be. These are just a few of the reasons why as a mother you need friends and family who love and support you.

This support network that you build around yourself is not just to tell you that you’re right all the time—as a matter of fact just the contrary may be true! They are supportive but honest and they will tell you when you’ve had a temporary lapse of sanity. You need these women to help you to push through the challenges and assure you that this is normal. You need these women to help you understand that you are a good mom, or at least help to give you some tips to feel like one again.

This Network of Women Can Be Your Lifeline

You also need this support network to help remind you that you are an individual. They can be a great source of laughter and help you to remember what it feels like to be yourself again. You are a mom first, but these women help you to remember that you are also a person too. They come in all different phases of your life and offer so many different purposes, but the women who make up your support network will be invaluable to you as you make it through motherhood.

Every mom needs to be supported and picked up when they are down. Every mom needs a sense check on the bad days and a sounding board to ask what’s normal and what their kids are all about. This support network will build and grow over time and you will come to depend on them. Some may be near and some may be far, but they are all women that you can relate to. You may handle things differently, but you can turn to them no matter what the issue.

Motherhood is an exhilarating, joyful, and often stressful time. To make it far more joyful than stressful, be sure that you surround yourself with the right people. Your mommy support network is going to be your lifeline, and so if you want to enjoy this role and be your best you will lean on them when you feel down and out—these women will truly help to make you a better mom and a happier person in general!


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Hi Detroit Moms! I’m Mary Frederick and I am a mom just like you, with a very down to earth and often humorous view of this crazy role of motherhood. I am mommy to a 6 year old daughter (Faith) and an almost 4 year old son (Colin). My kids are my life, but I also insert a whole lot of humor and realism into my life to be a better person. I am a freelance writer, and have been very lucky and blessed to turn this into a full time career since my daughter was born. I love spending time with my kids and am very involved with all of their activities and school. In addition to mama duties I also love entertaining, cooking, traveling, writing, trying new workouts, and having a little vino with my mama friends.


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