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Alex Alexander



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The Myths of Mom Friends

• 61 min

The energy it takes to raise little ones is intense. Parents and caregivers NEED friends because this is not a job you should have to go about alone. Today’s guest is Emily Siegel. She is a friendship coach, mentor, podcast host of The Connected Mom Life, and a working mom of two little boys. In this episode, we cover the realities of mom friendship. We discuss how to make building and maintaining friendships easier during this hectic stage of life, and Emily shares great advice for what has worked for her. If you’re a parent, try out some of her tips! As she says in this episode, life feels so much lighter with people by your side. In this episode you’ll hear about: Being forward about wanting and desiring friends – and how sometimes people, especially parents, are grateful for forwardnessBuilding the friendship muscle – the more you invest in a new relationship, over time, it will feel less like workFriendship between friends with kids and friends without kids, and friendship between people who are in different seasons of lifeEmily’s “moms’ night out” weekly open door which has no barriers for entry (sweatpants, no planning to be done, no RSVP required)Three things Emily tells moms who are trying to make new friends – plus, using phones and social media to actually ACCELERATE friendshipsLowering the bar for what friendship means and finding new ways to be friends while going through life’s transitionsResources & Links Follow Emily Siegel on Instagram, listen to her podcast, The Connected Mom Life, and visit her website. Like what you hear? Visit my website, leave me a voicemail, and follow me on Instagram!  Want to take this conversation a step further? Send this episode to a friend. Tell them you found it interesting and use what we just talked about as a conversation starter the next time you and your friend hang out!

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