It takes a village to raise a child...

Maria - posted on 10/17/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I think it was a lot different staying at home raising children 50 years ago... Family and friends lived nearby and women largely a all helped each other with EVERYTHING. From"wash day" to borrowing a cup of sugar. I live no where near my family, and In a lot of ways think I'm way more isolated than even my mother was.. I guess I'm throwing this out into the great wide pool that is a forum, looking for my "Village." I wouldn't trade motherhood for anything. I give my right kidney for a trusted friend.

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Maria - posted on 10/18/2013

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Thanks Sere, although I'm on the opposite side of the world, (zeeland, Michigan USA) some how, after reading your brief response, I feel... More connected.. Thank you..
I try to remind myself of a few things when I start to feel stretched to the limits of my womanhood: to cherish the moments I have with my children: . that this season of being unappreciated/personal self neglect for the their good is only a SEASON. They will be grown and gone all too soon. I remind myself that my husband is learning this thing daily too, just like me. And lastly I try to remember that I am a beautiful person, inside and out. Some day, sooner than I even think, I'll be able to answear the door without my hair standing on end or my nursing bra flap being undid...someday soon, I'll be chic.again... But until then we are amazing people anyway. Pouring out our lives for the good of our little world changers. Largely alone. Kudos Sere . Kudos.

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