Mothers Group was a lifeline for me as a new Mum. It was a highlight of my week, providing sanity-saving adult connection, a reason to leave the house (even when it was hard!), valuable support and information. The bonds we formed in that Mothers Group have lasted for years.
On the day of recording this episode I had visited the same Mothers Group service, in the same room, 9 years on from my own time there. I was a guest, there to discuss matrescence, identity shift, mental health, self care, and the power of your words. It’s a true privilege and something I love doing.
This episode reveals 6 lessons I learned from Mothers Group that morning, as well as my perspective and suggestions on each one.
Those lessons are:
These are important lessons we all need to pay attention to in order to move forward as a Society that sees, hears, and supports mothers in a better way. Let’s all play our part in new and different conversations.
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