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Can I make a confession about being pregnant? A real one? There’s so much about it that I enjoy. Feeling my children move inside of me is probably the most thrilling experience ever. Just about everything else, though? It’s rough. With both of my pregnancies, when I had Ayva and with this new little one, I had a difficult time with things like hyperemesis gravidarum and anemia, so I didn’t feel like myself for months. I was (am) exhausted, turning down invitations to hang out and do fun stuff left and right, and generally just struggling. It’s tough. And it feels kind of lonely.
Even though I’m blessed with friends and family who check in on me and ask about my wellbeing, I can’t help but feel like a whining mess 99% of the time. I mean, who wants to be that lady who always has issues? Not me! But it is me. During my first pregnancy, I held a lot of it in. The baby boards and forums were just too much for me. There was a code language that I didn’t have the energy to try to translate, and as an offline introvert, I couldn’t figure out how to jump in and become a part of the community.
A lot has changed in the nearly eight years since I had my first child. Now, there are all sorts of resources for moms and moms-to-be outside of the forums. The problem with most of them is that you have to go on the internet. If you haven’t noticed, the internet has been pretty rough lately.
The mom.life app is different. It’s a free mobile app for modern moms. The conversations on the app range from everything from pregnancy to parenting, and other women-centric topics. You can find users who live near you with the MomFinder feature so that you can connect and hang out in person, and the MomRadar offers an opportunity to connect on deeper issues like health and fitness, trying to conceive, and more. The best part? The app is moderated with a real community manager who makes sure it’s a safe place where every mom is heard and treated with kindness and respect.
You can’t tell me we don’t need more of that in the world!
If you’re looking for a community of moms to connect with around parenting topics without the tough stuff, check out the mom.life app. It’s free to join! Head here to get the mom.life app (and look me up! BrandiRiley: https://mom.life/en/i/brandiriley)