Tip #2: Forge friendships
“I cannot stress enough how important it was to have a friend you could say anything to! Everyone needs a lifeline: a place to cry and share without fear of judgment,” urges Campbell. Surface mommy talk can drain us more than anything else. Instead of rehashing kids’ bedtime struggles, Vancouver’s Mothers Unfolding groups have a firm “no baby talk” rule, encouraging mothers to talk about themselves instead of their children, sharing their high and low of each week.