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September 7, 2021 47 min

Mom tribes and parent posses: do we need friends who are also fellow parents? If we don’t have a group of those, how do we set about finding or creating one? 

70% of moms agree that their “inner mom circle” is their primary means of daily support. Some of us find that soft place to fall really quickly, and some of us struggle, for reasons that are in and/or out of our control. 

In this episode we discuss

  • how to create our own mom tribe– or parent posse– and what expanding our friend circle beyond just female parents can bring
  • our own bumpy experiences finding mom friends, and why it was hard at first
  • how the pandemic has made it harder
  • how text and Facebook connections can be really helpful too

  • Speaking of virtual mom groups and parent posses– join us in the What Fresh Hell Facebook group! and tag us: #toddlerpurgatory

    Here are links to some of the writing on the topic that we discuss in this episode: 

    Dr. Sarah Blaffer Hrdy: Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding

    Coffee and Carpool: 10 Easy Steps For Introverts To Find New Mom Friends

     Jenna Autuori Dedic for Parents: How to Make New Mom Friends During the Pandemic


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