How Do You Stay Connected?
I started blogging when I was pregnant with baby #5 - my Benjamin, who is now four years old. A good friend convinced me that it would be a great way to stay in touch with her after she moved out of state. In fact, she begged me to start a blog until I relented!
Now, let me tell you, it took a lot of begging! Being a busy mom of four babies all under 4 years old, I was more than a bit skeptical. I didn't have much time to spare online. More than that, though, I was a bit nervous about putting myself out there for all to read. But, I was willing to give it a try, because I knew I needed that interaction with other moms, particularly my friend Melissa and others with shared values. Interaction that was sparce in my life as a young mom of many.
But, I did it. And so began my journey into social media.
I have certainly seen many changes in the blogging world - heck, even I have changed in the last four and a half years. I have to admit that my concession to try something new has done wonders for helping me stay connected to my friend Melissa, but it has done that and so much more. The world outside my home became more real, and connecting with young, busy moms in the same stage of life, more tangible.
What do YOU do to stay connected with other moms?
There are many ways to connect with other moms. Not everyone needs to blog.
But, don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Try something new. Join that Mom's Group. Introduce yourself to your neighbors who have kids.
If you're up for it, start bloggin', mama! It really is a great way to make new friends.