sm relaxingIf your name is Mom, you’re probably the most popular person in the house.

Mom, can you sign this permission slip?

Mommy!!!!  I need help!

Mom, can you find my other shoe?

Yet in the midst of being so popular, we can still feel lonely.  Our children cannot fill every need of relationship in our lives.  Motherhood can be a lonely profession.

With a busy schedule, who has time for a weekly coffee date with a friend or a long lunch when you can really open up?

We can use social media instead – because it’s convenient and fast.  We can tweet while we’re waiting in line and or Facebook an old friend after the kids go to bed.  Social media can meet a need in our lives for connection to a degree, but it can’t replace physically meeting other moms who understand your life.

I know I have felt more refreshed after a good one-hour heart to heart with another mom than perhaps a month’s worth of social media communication.

So, what can you do to make more time for face-to-face interaction with a mom you like?  You can also seek out a mentor mom – someone who has older kids who could answer your pesky questions about homework, boys, Snapchat, and chores.


I have a weekly Moms in Prayer group that keeps my mommy soul full.  I also have a friend who I’m trying to have a monthly lunch with.  And a small group at church which meets every other week.

I promise that when you put face-to-face friends into your calendar, you won’t be quite as lonely in the MotherHood.

You are not alone.  You are loved!  

Read more about becoming a happy mom in 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom.  

Arlene Pellicane

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