Review: Better Together by Jill Savage
Better Together: Because You’re Not Meant to Mom Alone by Jill Savage shows moms that developing deep and personal friendships with other moms helps us grow as moms, makes our burden lighter, and increases our joy in every day. As Jill shows us in this book, mom friendships can enrich our mothering experience in many ways we often times forget.
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Better Together reminds us (moms) that we need to have friendships with other moms. Trying to do everything we do as moms can leave us overwhelmed and exhausted. But we don’t have to do it alone.
Mom friendships help us in many ways we often overlook or undervalue. Are you currently involved in any small groups with 3 or 4 other moms? Maybe you have lunch or a coffee date once a month? Friendships with a small group of moms can be fun and create friendships you will have a lifetime.
6 Ways Mom Friendships Make Us Better
Better Together reminds us that mom friendships provide us encouragement and help us feel less alone in our journey as a mom. Here are just a few ways Jill Savage suggests moms can help each other:
- Helping together – we can help in so many simple everyday ways. Even a simple tasks like picking a friend’s children after school could be a huge blessing.
- Learning together – we can learn so much from each other. We can share parenting tips, exchange babysitting, and complete projects together.
- Praying together – knowing that a friend is praying for you is the first step to making your burden lighter.
- Sharing together – what fun it is to share life’s experiences with others. Don’t keep them to yourself.
- Forgiving together – part of friendship is learning to forgive and accept. Sometimes we forgive mistakes or when someone let’s down, just as God forgives us.
- Encouraging together – It’s wonderful when you have a cheerleader, a good friend that’s on your side telling you that “you can do this!”
This book also includes a short personality profile to help you understand your personality and how it impacts your interactions with others. If you are shy or an introvert, it has a list of conversation starters to help you get to know new moms (like on the first day of school or on field trips).
If you want to start a small mom group, it also has ideas and suggestions for what to do in your group meetings.
Better Together will remind you that the experience of motherhood is one of the best experiences in life, and mom friendships are a great way to keep you from feeling alone and add joy to your journey as a mom.
What is your favorite experience with mom friendships? How has mom friendship improved your experience as a mom?