Conversations about friendship in motherhood often center around those ride-or-die besties that you just can’t imagine life without (which, as we discussed last week, isn’t always helpful). But as pandemic life has shown us in all kinds of ways, regular interactions with acquaintances, co-workers, fellow school parents, neighbors, and other “friendlies” are also really important to feeling rooted in a community and fulfilled in the friendship space. Today Meagan and Sarah look at these outer-circle relationships and share what 2021 looks like for us, how our listeners feel about the changes brought about by the past year, and what we hope our friendship landscape will look like a year from now. Join us!
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode:
- This episode is part of a two part series on friendships; listen to the first episode Friendships in Motherhood, Part One (Redefining “Ride Or Die”): Episode 307
- Meagan mentioned this article about friendships during the pandemic from The Atlantic
- If you want more on the topic of friendship, check out Female Friendships & Women We Admire (PLUS Picture Books with Katie): Episode 227 and Keeping Friendships Alive: Episode 78
- Check out our special Facebook Group for The Mom Hour Listeners (make sure to answer the questions to be approved!)