The tradition of mothers helping mothers is not a new one. Women have always banded together to help keep families together and care for children. But today's hectic pace often makes it more challenging for moms to connect with other moms for support and encouragement. If you are a mom who wants to help other moms, here are five proactive ways you can get involved right now.
Start a Blog
The first place to look is naturally going to be online. So many mothers turn to the internet first when seeking information and support, starting a blog can be an easy way to connect with others who need what you know. This broadens the search and will help you ask the question you need right away. This can create an online community where you can freely ask and answer questions that are most important to you and discuss topics you have always wanted to discuss.
Start a Local Support Group Just for Moms
If you can't find a support group that can facilitate your ability to help other mothers, why not start one! You can use social media or Meetup to launch your group, or ask if a local church or nonprofit will allow you to start a group there.
Get Involved With the Local Community
If there is an issue that you are strongly in support of, start reaching out to your community and start a fundraiser that will help raise awareness and maybe even financially help the cause. You can help raise awareness to health issues with Autism Awareness Products or put on a local 5k to raise money for the local charity you support.
Become a Moderator or Mentor for an Existing Online Group
If you don't have the time to start your own online group on Facebook or elsewhere, why not volunteer to become a moderator for an existing group? Busy groups always need caring moderators, who can informally mentor and support other moms online.
Start a Babysitting Co-Op
Babysitting co-ops are a great way to support other busy moms who just need a break and some "grownup" time with other moms. A co-op sends the kiddos to one mom's house while the others gather for social time together. Alternately, the group can pool funds to hire a sitter rather than rotating sitting duties.
With these five easy options for helping other mothers, you can begin reaching out into the community to support other moms (and receive support yourself) right away.