Friended: Finding Your Social Network IRL
In our first season of momrepublic, we talked with new moms Christina Perrin and Mandy Nelson about the struggles to maintain old friendships and to find new friendships after having a baby. It struck a chord! So, they’re back with a follow up episode for season 2. A new baby changes so much about our lives, including our relationships. Christina and Mandy talk about the challenges of finding friendships and community after baby and discuss how that first episode changed the way they think about life after baby. Plus we chat with Jessica Lawmaster, Executive Director of PEPS, about how PEPS (a local non-profit Seattle organization) supports new parents in finding resources for everything from postpartum mood disorders to sleep deprivation.