Friendship: Comes in Different Shapes and Sizes.

Friendship. What is friendship, really? According to Merriam Webster, friendship is defined as:

One attached to another by affection or esteem; A favored companion.
There are many definitions actually but I liked this one. I’ve had friendship on the brain because, well, I think about friendship, often. In a longing way. A gratuitous way. A confused way. So, I’m finding these definitions helpful in shedding a little light on what friendship is, and what it isn’t.

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I Get By

…With a little help from my friends!

On this Thankful Thursday, I want to give a shout out to the super-mama soul sisters who help me keep my sanity.  We all bonded as a misfit group of moms in the same kindergarten class (aptly entitled Mrs. Maddox’s Monsters ) and we have stuck together ever since. Our group is a self-proclaimed “GOOD VIBE TRIBE”  and I am not sure I can adequately express in words how much this group of ladies has meant  to me over the last few years.

Together, we have endured everything from the tiniest of playground dramas to the most devastating life events; including deaths, divorces, serious illnesses, and a lest we forget, the occasional mid-life crisis.

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We’re Here! And why are we doing this again?

So you might be wondering, what are we doing here? Why did we three chics decide to write yet another blog. I mean, there are plenty of blogs out there already. So why us and why now? Well, you’ll find that while we each have our own unique reason for why we choose to share ourselves with you, something we all have in common is that we recognize that no single one of us could write it all, or do it all for that matter. Sure, we have some common denominators – we’re all moms, we’re all friends, we’re all professional counselors, heck, we even all work together. But, aside from this unifying front, we are each uniquely different with perspectives that, while compatible, demonstrate the range of personality between us. So, while our hope is to create a wider community between the three of us, our mission is to show that this difference, this range in perspective is what makes all of us stronger together. We need each other, women need each other, men need each other, women and men need each other, and especially we parents need each other. Creating a shared blog is as much practical as it is purposeful. We bring more to you by being in this together, and we gain a heck of a lot more from each other than we would by going it alone. So, here’s to learning, growing, and living in community with you and with each other as we all strive to create a more Happy Mind and Happy Home.

Check back tomorrow and throughout the week to begin learning more about our contributors. Thank you for being here with us!