Hi, I’m Kate.
Being a mom is sometimes really hard, and for new or first time moms it can be downright overwhelming and exhausting. That’s where mom friends come into play – the women you can share frustrations with, learn crazy awesome “why didn’t I think of that” tips, or just share an “I get it, and I don’t have the answer but I’ve got your back” moment of support.
But what happens if you don’t have these blessed mom friends in your life? Maybe you live far from family, you work full time and barely have time for self-love (much less playdates at the park), or you just haven’t found the right person to make a “mommy connection” with.
I get it – I found myself in this exact situation because we moved away from our family, friends, and support network for my husband’s job when our son was 6 months old.
Or maybe you do have a great network of mom friends (or family and in-laws) that have shared a mountain of information and tips for your first year of motherhood and beyond. That can so wonderful! But it can also be overwhelming, at times.
Wouldn’t it be great to have one place you could turn to for information, tips, inspiration and support when you are ready for it? One website you can keep coming back to – whether it is for a quick how-to or during a time of uncertainty when you need a helpful friend who understand the season you are going through.
Welcome to The Mom Friend.
This website was created for two primary reasons:
- I spent an obscene amount of time while pregnant and during late night feeding sessions devouring information on all things baby. I found great knowledge and inspiration across blogs and websites. But time and time again I found myself wishing I could stay in one place to explore all my questions and baby related questions. One place that I could easily remember (because let’s be honest, my brain function was not at peak performance, especially in those early months!), and one place that I felt “at home.”
My hope is that you will feel at home here, and feel supported through all stages of motherhood with quality, researched based and helpful information for everything baby related.
- I know what it is like to desperately want to feel a connection to just one mom friend who understood, and someone who could be “my person.” Not that I don’t have great friends – I do – but many of my friends who were also moms lived far away, which makes it difficult to reach out and connect. My husband and I built our life in New Jersey, and then moved to Grand Bahama Island for his job shortly after our son was born. And then 2020 happened. It is more important than ever to find ways to connect with other moms to stay well.
As a working mom I found it difficult to attend playgroups (which always seemed to be held during the work day), and struggled through awkward conversations trying to mentally scope out potential mom friends.
“Will she be my friend?”
“I need her to be my friend.”
“Does that make me awkward?“
“Can’t come across as awkward – she won’t be my friend!”
I want to be there for you and be your mom friend – no matter what stage you are in, or what struggles you face.
I want to be with you as you go through the tough times. I want to celebrate your big moments and milestones as much as the small ones.
I don’t have the all answers – heck some days I am lucky if I barely make it through – but I’m going to help you find them.
Mamas deserve support. You deserve a mom friend you can count on.
Thank you for letting me be your mom friend.
So what will you find on The Mom Friend?
In short, the best of everything for mama and baby.
- Researched-based answers to questions big and small
- Helpful tips collected from the brilliant moms who share what has worked for them
- Inspiration and ideas for everything to make life with a baby beautiful and enjoyable
- Resources on breastfeeding
- Go-to guides for traveling with baby or toddler
- A friendly, genuine community on Instagram and Facebook where moms can feel at home – so make sure to follow along!
You’ll see that the Mom Friend contains articles and tips from two “moms friends” – Mary and Kate, sharing all our best tips with you.
So grab a cup of coffee (or more realistically, balance your phone while you feed your baby in the other hand), and stay a while.
I look forward to sharing this crazy journey of motherhood with you!