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Help those around you who need help and you will find a village.

All the best to you as you find your people and foster those connections.

Hi Beth, I think this is a moving and interesting post, and I enjoyed it quite a lot.

I’ve offered to make meals during trying seasons, to clean their houses, watch their kids, just be present with them, whatever! I would love for help to be reciprocated, but honestly I would give say 75% or so and only want 25% in return or whatever they can offer. We are AP style and since we don’t have any real friends, I don’t know where to begin looking for a trusted and good babysitter. So many mothers are so ashamed of their imperfections and afraid to be seen as inadequate that it causes them to deny themselves of the very connections that would prove them absolutely, wonderfully normal! Pride seems to stop so many women from accepting help if they haven’t been able to give it first. Its very hard to trust just a stranger online offering babysitting services I dont even trust my friends for that stuff idk maybe theyre the wrong its super hard and i only have one.

If they can’t help in return, I understand that too. I’ve tried with easily over 50 women (from moms groups, functions, church ect) to creat some resemblance of a tribe, just starting out small, “let’s swap watching each other’s kids once a month, want to? ” “Hey I’m at the store do you need me to pick anything up? A lot of people where we live have Grandma to do all the babysitting, but that’s not the case for us. Your post here is one of the most treasured pieces I’ve read in years. I responded to your babysitting question earlier, and then a bunch of comments and my responses were lost. This is the exact lack and emptiness I have felt and experienced first hand since becoming a mother for the first time nearly 6 years ago while in my early 20’s.

Though I’m optimistic and hopeful by nature, this dilemma has left me discouraged many times over the years.

How does an entire nation of mothers shift a storyline this massive while individually and collectively weakened by the absence of the very thing we so desperately need?

I’m a mother of a 1 year old and a 3 year old and I am so isolated. Foster an adult relationship with them, and encourage them to foster one with your children. Hi Jess I’ve just read your comment Where in the world are you?

I’ve been desperately trying to find/make a village for 3 years where I live. Invite her for dinner or afternoon tea a few times to get to know you and the kids. I feel exactly like you and feel desparate to connect with you.

Though this injustice is affecting everyone — men, women, and children alike — mothers not only feel its burden more than most, but we also feel disproportionately responsible for alleviating its pervasive and deeply damaging symptoms, which is adding a group of houses and associated buildings, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town, situated in a rural area.” I’m referring to the way of life inherent to relatively small, relatively contained multigenerational communities.

Communities within which individuals know one another well, share the joys, burdens, and sorrows of everyday life, nurture one another in times of need, mind the wellbeing of each other’s ever-roaming children and increasingly-dependent elderly, and feel fed by their Though the expression “It takes a village to raise a child” has become cliché, the impact of our village-less realities is anything but insignificant.

Thank you for shining your light so I could see myself anew. so frustrating when new parents are not given this primer (with their birth classes or from OB/GYNs, midwives, doulas, etc.) Create the village before you have to, but if you don’t make sure to create it immediately after the child is born. It is hard to “be a village” and to “create a village” when there really is no real equivalent of a village in our society.