Tag Archives | Friendship


Lonely and Alone: Tribeless in a New City

I spent last evening in the company of two incredibly smart, kind women. We drank wine, ate fancy sushi, talked about our families and politics and laughed about our lives. These women are supportive. They are kind. They are funny and silly and successful and encouraging. Their friendships have been a lifeline to me, a […]

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Sometimes Moms Need Hugs, Too

I stopped working when my son was 10 ½ months old in the spring of 2010. However, I had resisted finding a real support network of moms until February 2012. I attended story times all over the area during that time (I live within easy driving distance of 7 local libraries). I took my kid to […]

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What Friendship Looks Like

Now that I’m a mom, I’ve realized that friendship looks different than it used to. When I first became a mom, I found myself feeling lonely. At the same time, I regularly took myself out of social engagements because I often wanted more time with my little one. I had a difficult time balancing returning […]

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Five Foods to Make for a Friend

Life is full of ups and downs, tough moments and blissful moments. Sometimes we soar above the clouds on our own, other times we need help.  Help from others. Help from friends. We can’t often take away our friend’s or loved one’s pain, loss, challenges…but we can listen and hug and cook…we can always cook. I […]

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