Saturday, August 1, 2015

Isolation

Before I start my post on isolation I have to say I am very blessed to have my parents 20 minutes away from me. They have helped me keep my sanity.

Being a stay at home momma isn't easy, being a working momma isn't easy. It all has its challenges and rewards. Today I want to talk about my experience and what I have had the most trouble with. Maybe a soon to be momma will read this and it could change her experience in a good way.

We live in a very small town and in that small town our house is 10 minutes out from said town. We live in a small subdivision it doesn't have a community/pool/whatever you call those things. It is located off of a very busy hwy. We are 25 minutes from a little bit larger city. With all that in mind add to it that there is not any kid's music classes, library days, mom groups, etc. Most of my mom friends actually work. So since Noah was born I have been searching for connection. A connection with other SAHMs. My search ended with nada.

I didn't really get to have some momma interactions until Noah was in PK4. I met up with a few mommas that I could text. I still yearned for more interaction. I pictured having at least 1 friend that lived nearby and we could set up playdates with our kids, go to local parks, have dinners together, go on family trips together. But nothing!!

And now that Noah will be in Kindergarten and Mason will attend PK3 next school year. I am at a loss. I've been leading towards finding a part time job when Mason goes to PK3. But I still yearn to be around other peeps that are in the same season as I am. It has made me want to talk to Todd about moving. I have two amazing best friends that live an hour south and one an hour north of me.

I feel so sad about this and I know about looking at what I do have instead of focusing on what I don't have. It is just that this has bugged me for a really long time and it is something I need.

Any thoughts?

Would you move your family to Atlanta to have more access to stay at home moms? And local activities the family could do? It would mean moving Noah to another school and being further from my parents. Which is sad :( Ugh wish God would yell at me what to do.

Sorry for the bummer post.

Advice welcome....thanks and love





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1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I feel for your situation. I live in a big town with all the options you mentioned and its still hard to make close friends. I live for playdates and opportunities to chat with others in similar positions. So, yes, Id likely talk about moving if I were in your shoes too. FYI, I've read your blog for years since we were in a similar fertility situation years ago. My oldest just started K this year :) Best wishes.