This post originally appeared on Parent.co (now Mother.ly). I see the picture as I’m scrolling through my news feed and feel a pang in my chest. I’ve never considered myself the jealous type, but I can’t deny that that’s what this is—jealousy, mixed with loneliness. A group of kids, several families’ worth, smile at the […]
Will Motherhood Get Lonely Again?
Once upon a time, in the early years of motherhood, I felt myself drowning in isolation. With three kids under four and an introverted personality that wasn’t inclined to go out on friend-seeking missions with children in tow, I turned to the vast playground of the internet to alleviate my loneliness. It was there that I […]