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In the Media – Five Friends Every Stay-at-Home Mom Needs (Lifezette)

Published: June 27, 2016 | Last Updated: June 27, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

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June 11, 2016

Writing on the website Lifezette, my friend and colleague Cherie Burbach discusses the importance of friendships for stay-at-home moms. While we all need satisfying friendships for our health and emotional well being, this is especially true for stay-at-home moms who often  have limited opportunities to interact with other adults.

Cherie interviewed me for this article, writing:

“Friends model and remind us of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle: not eating too much, getting enough sleep, and being active, not drinking to excess or smoking,” said psychologist Irene S. Levine, a professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine who also runs The Friendship Blog.

“Having other moms around can also help abate loneliness and depression.”

In most instances, it’s unrealistic to depend on any one person to fulfill all of another’s needs for companionship and support. So Cherie delineates the characteristics of five different types of friends stay-at-home moms should think about cultivating.

The article also offers some practical advice to help new moms to nurture these friendships.

You can read the article in its entirety on Lifezette

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