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?
Let me know below!