"We Could All Use a Little Snail Mail Right Now"
It was approximately 5:30 in the morning when I had a little epiphany. I was listening to “Forever 35,” one of my favorite podcasts, during my morning ritual. The always-entertaining hosts were talking about friendship. Specifically, they chatted about the challenge to maintain relationships as you and your friends’ lives evolve. My ears perked up. This sounds familiar.
I distinctly remember when something shifted for me in my late 20s, when my friends and I all started to become busier. At least it felt that way. Brunches, dinners out, outings became more limited. I was the first among most of my friends to have kids, and I was among the first to bow out of a lot of engagements.
As our family grew, our social agenda shrank. And shrank again. Today, we’re thankful for an uninterrupted conversation with someone who does not currently live in our house.
It got me thinking…
How do we build friendships when our capacity (both physical and mental) is limited? How can we have a connection that goes beyond likes, emojis and GIFs?
Buzz words like “digital detox” and “self care” have also been swimming around in my mind recently, as our collective society seems to be grappling with the ever-present torrent of news, emails, notifications, and more. The more messages we get, the more desensitized to them we become.
More and more, I find myself drawn to communication and connections in the physical form. A beautiful magazine. A birthday card. A present gift-wrapped with care. The touch, the time spent with it, and the thought that went into it all feel so crafted and personal.
What could I do to help create this kind of personal connection for mothers?
I want to help mothers connect on a deeper, more meaningful level — beyond the 😍 and 🎂, where they can share personal experiences, and find new friendships. The mailbox felt like the right place for this to happen.
There’s something incredibly personal about physical mail. The stationery, the writing, the stamp — it’s selected, put together and sent in the mail just for you. The New York Times recently reported that not only is physical mail more meaningful, but it makes us feel good too.
“Whereas emails are something to rush through on the way to Inbox Zero, cards and letters are something to cherish; to set on a desk, to stick to a fridge, to bind into a book for future generations.” says The New York Times.
So, I invite you to join The Mothers Post.
In this 24/7 world where email never stops, and demands come from all directions, I hope that The Mothers Post will provide a sweet opportunity to disconnect from it all and find a real, tangible connection.
Included in The Mothers Post will be handwritten notes of encouragement and experiences from mothers like you, monthly inspiration and custom-designed stationery to express gratitude in the form of the written word, and the opportunity to build new friendships.
The Mothers Post is launching soon. If you’re interested in learning more, enter your email below, and you will be the first to know.