Moms need friends more than flowers this Mother’s Day
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Going into motherhood, I remember being nervous about how my life would change. What parts of me would I have to sacrifice? Would “mom” be my only identity, or would I be seen as a whole person? And most of all, who beyond my family would walk with me through it all?
These were valid concerns, because it turns out that only 35% of mothers are very satisfied with their friendships.
At Barna Group, we’re researching the state of mothers in the United States with MOPS International. We are rallying around this work because it really hits home for everyone on this project; most involved Barna team members, from the researchers to the writers, are mothers. Furthermore, strategically supporting mothers is an important conversation that, unfortunately, we see few leaders having right now.
The top need and struggle for mothers is their community, and this harms their quality of life. (iStock)
The full report on the state of motherhood releases later this year, but in our analysis we found a big surprise that we couldn’t wait to share:
AFFORDABLE, THOUGHTFUL AND LOVELY THINGS TO DO FOR YOUR MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY
The top need