The importance of Friendships

I remember hearing the words…you are pregnant. I was so excited to be having a baby. The first of my friends to bring new life into the world. I never realized that this would be the cause of some of my friendships fading. after having my daughter, some of my single friends began to drift away from me. I was confused and didn’t understand what was happening. After a while I began to see that it was because we had less in common now. I ended up spending most of my maternity leave with family and friends. I never attended moms groups because I was shy. Not only that, but there wasn’t a lot in Hamilton back then for me to go to.

I truly think that this is one of the reasons why I wanted to be a Director for Mommy Connections Hamilton. I wanted to be a part of the groups I missed out on. I wanted to ensure that no new mom or mom to be felt they didn’t have a group of their own. It is amazing how much we all have in common. Our struggles, triumphs, success and failures. It is a safe place to come and talk about your journey, make new friends and learn helpful things along the way. Finding your “tribe” is the first step in belonging.

About nicholefolino

I am a mother of two lovely, fast growing children. Not only do they keep me busy and active but they amaze me every day. I have a background in Early childhood education and that knowledge has not only helped me grow and nurture my children, but also the families that were in my care. I am born and raised in Hamilton and know what a great place it is to raise children. I am so excited to be bringing Mommy Connections to Hamilton and to start my own "tribe" of phenomenal women.

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