So the most common thing I hear or see lately are memes saying it takes a village to raise a child. Luckily I have always had someone I could rely on to watch my daughter while I worked, to help with food if we were low to get me to that next paycheck or to call in the middle of the night and ask questions if I felt something wasn’t right with my child.
I read something today, not sure if it was real news or something made up but it really got me thinking. It was about a mom who didn’t have the support system like I had. Didn’t have people to help her. It really got me thinking. How would I have done it without family and friends there when I needed them.
The truth is some moms just don’t. It made me want to do something! I got a lot of help along the way and now I want to help when I can too! I am thinking of starting a Facebook page or nonprofit that helps parents. They can swap clothes (how many of us moms or dads have bags or boxes of clothes our child no longer fits in but don’t just want to throw them away?), help out with some food when someone is running a little low and need help to get to that next paycheck, can donate diapers that their child no longer fits in but they opened the pack so they can’t return them, to give advice when someone needs parenting help, to support each other!
So I wanted others opinions… do you think I should start something like this? Do you think anyone would feel the way I do and want to help? I know food stamps are out there and government programs but food stamps don’t buy diapers and clothes. Some people don’t qualify…. I don’t know… what do you think?