Whether you are a newly minted mom, new to your community or feeling isolated for another reason, you may wonder how to connect with other moms. Parenting in isolation without moral support is lonely and emotionally debilitating. One of the most important ways to take care of you (and by extension, your family) is to maintain a thriving social network that provides a healthy dose of physical, mental and emotional support.
I’ll tell you what is not helpful during your busiest times of year: beating yourself up about it. Yes, sure, you could have chosen a more Zen-minded path, but you didn’t. You scheduled your family to the hilt and now you are feeling the affects. Stress, short-tempers and the seeming inability of the household to function smoothly are typical signals that you may have slightly overdone it in the commitments department.
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