It Really Does Take A Village.

It Really Does Take A Village.

Let’s be honest.. motherhood is crazy.

It’s full of highs and lows, moments of pure joy and the odd ‘what the hell am I doing?’ thought. Some days we laugh and sing, others we cry.

Often we are exhausted, we need a break, we wonder whether we’re actually going insane.

But then someone makes a hot cup of tea, the washing up gets done, the beds are made or the kids are entertained. Somehow, it all doesn’t seem quite so tough.

My village is small but so very precious to me. I have a mother and a grandmother who are fantastic, a best friend who I couldn’t be without and a small group of friends who are always on hand to make me smile on the days that I struggle.

My children attend a school that go above and beyond to help pupils and their families, and the local SureStart children’s centre have helped me in so many ways.

I’ve also found some of my dearest friends online – they’ve helped me navigate the world of allergies, they just ‘get it’. Read ‘blogging reminded me that good people still exist’ to find out a little more about them.

I don’t know what I’d do without each and every one of them.

It’s the little things that mean the most. It’s the hugs and the silly jokes, the help around the house or the support when you attempt to discipline your child whilst trying not to laugh at the silly thing he/she said.

I can rest easy knowing my village are there when I need them, no matter what, and a I spoke to a few other bloggers who feel the same.

Laura Davies from Max & Mummy said ‘I could spend hours writing about how amazing my ladies are. How they are always there at the end of the phone, always a drive away no matter the problem day or night. But I think I would probably bore you to death‘ so instead she tells all in ‘5 signs you’ve found your mum tribe’.

Karen English from Adventures Of A Monkey Footed Mummy said ‘My village doesn’t involve many family members as such and this highlighted for me the need to build your own village. I have a Facebook page called ‘It Takes a Village’ where parents can ask anything because if you don’t have a village in real life it’s nice to have like-minded folks to talk to.

And Emma Chaplin from Our Fairytale Adventure said ‘I don’t have any help from family really as they all live over four hours away. I do have a great group of friends though. They’d come over and look after my eldest while I did my driving lessons and when I went through a rocky patch with my partner they have all been there to help me through it.’

Do you have a village? In what ways do they help you?

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3 Comments

  1. mumof2point5 30th September 2017 / 6:49 pm

    This is so true. I wouldn’t be without the lovely group of Mummy friends I have at school. I know I can turn to any one of them and they’d be there x #sharingthebloglove

  2. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons 2nd October 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I’m lucky to be really close to my Mum and Dad, and my sister (who had her children at the same time as me). Along with my best friend I know they’d all drop anything to be there if I asked. And having my sister navigate her way through parenthood at the same time has been so helpful for us both – having someone you are that close to, to just ask anything, or just moan to, is a lifesaver at times! Thanks for joining us at ‘SharingtheBlogLove

  3. dearbearandbeany 3rd October 2017 / 11:05 am

    I have my parents who I’m close to and lucky to have the chance to spend time with them more as they are retired and I’m a stay at home mum. But I never really found my village, that person you can call at anytime about anything. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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