Parenting is hard. Really hard. And stressful. And I don’t think I could get through it without my support network, aka, my Mom Squad. My friends are my lifeline. They let me vent. They support me when I’m breaking down. They celebrate me to lift me up. They are always there for me, and my kids. They make my life better.
It’s really easy to feel isolated when you’re a parent. You’re tired. You have zero time. You have even less energy. But finding friends—whether they be family, neighbors or virtual friends you’ve only met online—can make all the difference. Finding people who understand what you’re going through, who relate to the madness that is your current reality, can be a life-saver.
April is Alcohol Responsibility Month, and Responsibility.org and I have teamed up to celebrate friendship, because we all know that when we’re stressed and isolated, we tend to make poorer choices. But when we have a squad to lift us up, we manage stress much better. We’re happier. We’re our better selves. We’re better parents. And therefore we model better behavior for our kids so that they too can find their supportive, awesome squads.
So here’s to you all—my incredible virtual Mom Squad. I don’t think I could have survived parenting without the support of MyLifeSuckers’ Peeps. You’ve helped me feel normal. You’ve validated my feelings, even when they aren’t so pretty. You’ve celebrated milestones with me. You’ve commiserated during painful times. You have been my Squad through and through and I feel so blessed. xo, Deva