7 Types of People Every Mom Needs In Her Corner
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Having important friendships has been scientifically proven to improve your quality of life. Friendships increase your sense of belonging and purpose. They can boost your happiness, improve your self-worth, and help guide you through life’s hardships. It’s important to find the people who can be there for you in all different aspects of your life—motherhood included.
If you'd like to be supported in being your best self and living life to the fullest, you’ll want to have these types of people in your corner.
Your biggest fan, always there to cheer you on. Having this person in your life brings positivity and encouragement. They believe in you and inspire you to shoot for the stars.
Everyone needs someone that they feel completely safe confiding in. This person is trustworthy, and also never judgmental. They don't care if you bottle-feed or breastfeed, sleep train or co-sleep. They love you and are there for you through the good, the bad and the ugly. You know whatever you tell them is safe between the two of you.
Having a mentor is incredibly beneficial for your personal growth. They can help guide you through uncertainties as you navigate motherhood and give you advice based on their own experience. You don't have to always necessarily take it, but it's nice to have someone to talk to who has been there.
The up-for-anything one
We all need that friend who is down for a random adventure. Whether it be a sidekick for a mom group you’re nervous about or a partner for that cooking class you want to take, these extroverted friends are wonderful additions to your life. They’re also great for helping you get outside your comfort zone and gently nudging you in a new direction when the routine gets old.
Laughter is good for the soul. Having a friend that makes you laugh deep down in your belly is a true gift. Find a friend that brings pure joy to your life and the time you spend together. They’re always the ones to call when you’re feeling down and need a pick-me-up.
It doesn’t do you any good to surround yourself with “yes men.” This friend helps push you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. They ask the hard questions and force you to really challenge yourself. They help you navigate your career, relationships, and family life by pushing you to be the best you can be.
The comfortable one
Everyone needs a friend they can call to just come over and hang out on the couch while you watch marathons of “The Great British Bakeoff.” Being with them is easy. You don’t worry about them seeing how messy your house is or seeing you with no makeup on. It doesn’t matter how much time passes, you can easily pick up where you left off.