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‘To the established school moms, invite the new mom in. That small gesture may not make your day, but it will sure make hers.’: Mom shares heartfelt reminder ‘in a world where mom shaming is so real and frequent, lift one another up’

“I see you all, meeting and greeting at a local coffee spot after drop off, pouring life into one another. I see you sipping fancy lattes and chatting about summer vacation trips you took, catching up like old friends. I see you, the ones I know from word of mouth who look my way, then right back to your cozy, familiar circle. Do you reminder what it was like to be an outsider?”

‘You’re awkward around me. You keep away. You used to know me as so and so’s wife. But now I’m just a so and so.’: Newly divorced woman urges friends ‘treat me like a person still’

“I’m not diseased. I’m not to be pitied or swept under a rug. I’m not broken. It takes two to make a relationship and two to break it. And two hearts to break even more when people pick sides. If you ever find yourself in my shoes (and I pray you never do), I hope no one treats you like this.”

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