Thankful for Friendships

Women, mothers, friends.

I recently read a quote that one of the best things about motherhood is the other moms. I could not agree more.

Over the last year, I have created some amazing new friendships, all through a common bond of being a mom. And I’ve had old friendships strengthen through my own motherhood journey.

I’ve also lost friends. A few important lessons I have learned over the last year about saying goodbye. I spent a lot of time focusing on the loss, instead of focusing on the good–the people who I love and love me back unconditionally. I also learned that life is constantly sifting, and motherhood is like a huge earthquake. After all of that sifting, what you’re left with is solid gold.

Honestly, life would be rough without these solid gold women. They support me, inspire me, challenge me, love me, care about me. I am so thankful for each and every one of them.

You are in control of your relationships and community. Sometimes is takes time and effort to find your people. Do it. And when you do, love them hard.

Image: Angela Doran Photography

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Alex Winkelman
Alex founded Hello My Tribe not because she was an expert on motherhood, but because she was a mom who desperately needed support and community. During those tough first months of motherhood, Alex spent day after day reading and learning about motherhood. She learned: 1. She wasn’t alone in her feelings about motherhood. 2. Everything we could have ever dreamt of existed for the baby, but there was a lack of resources for the woman/mother 3. There are many maternal health issues in our country that need attention and need to be addressed. Hello My Tribe was built upon these needs. Previous to launching Hello My Tribe in 2016, Alex was a professional and volunteer fundraiser, raising millions of dollars for non-profit organizations. Alex lives in Austin, TX with her son and two rescue dogs.