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Life is hard. Some days,despite all of our best efforts, the clothes don’t get put away, the kids fight and argue, dinner doesn’t get made and we go to bed feeling defeated and overwhelmed. But, thankfully, tomorrow is a new day to start all over again. If you’re a mom, you know just how hard days with little ones can be. And if you’re trying to do life on your own, it’s even harder. Us moms have to stick together! We need each other to help lift us up, support us and be there when we need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to complain to. It’s not optional. Having a Wing Woman in your life is a must!
What’s a Wing Woman?
A Wing Woman swoops in to save women from difficult situations and embarrassing moments by providing helpful life advice. Every woman has a Wing Woman in her life, no matter it’s her mother, sister, friend or a public figure!
Who’s your Wing Woman?
I know that I’ve had several Wing Women in my life. From my very first, my mom – who would always save me, even if it was from myself, to my high school best friend who always knew how to have fun and make light of those tough high school peer situations. Today I have several Wing Women in my life that help in different ways, including a friend who grounds me when I’m overwhelmed and the woman who’s right there beside me in the trenches of motherhood. I don’t know what I’d do without my Wing Woman!
Are you a Wing Woman?
Are you a Wing Woman to someone else? Are you there for someone or for several people when they need it? Do you offer helpful advice, a meal when needed or are you just there for someone who may need you from time to time? I bet you are! And if you’re not, I can tell you that it is so satisfying to know that you can help someone in even the smallest ways!
Not sure where to start?
Here’s 5 Tips For Being A Wing Woman!
1. Be Available: We are all busy, but sometimes it’s necessary to make time for others when they really need help. Get a babysitter or turn on a DVD for an hour while you chat with a friend who needs you. Whether it’s talking on the phone or over coffee, try to make time for it.
2. Be Positive: Try to show a good side to any situation instead of being a downer.
3. Be Supportive: Sometimes being positive also means being supportive and sympathetic. Try to find the balance you would like someone to give to you!
4. Be Honest: Being honest and being blunt are two different things. Remember to help your friend by being honest, but also sensitive to her feelings.
5. Be Respectful: Sometimes you may not agree with your friend, but be respectful to their feelings and be kind.
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