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Episode 155: How to Maintain Current Friendships and Build New Ones as a Mother with Danielle Bayard Jackson

Episode 155: How to Maintain Current Friendships and Build New Ones as a Mother with Danielle Bayard Jackson

Is it impossible to build new friendships when you become a mother? How about maintaining the relationships you already have? No. It’s not. In fact, it’s vitally important to our health that we continue to actively build and maintain our relationships.

But how do we do that when we’re juggling all the things as moms, wives, employees, business owners, etc? Here to share her tips and strategies for navigating friendships is Danielle Bayard Jackson. 

Danielle is a female friendship coach and educator who speaks nationally on the science of woman's platonic connections. She's also the author of Fighting For Our Friendships, which is coming out in May of this year. She also has a coaching business Friend Forward that is dedicated to teaching women how to create and maintain better female friendships. And her expertise has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, Psychology Today, Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, Good Morning America, and a host of other media outlets as the resident friendship expert for the global app Bumble for friends. 

Listen as she shares her story, research, and why it’s so important that we continue to hone our friendships as we move into different stages of life.

In this episode, we discuss: 

Ways to navigate current friendships and make new ones once you are a mom.
How to handle different parenting styles or issues that come up between friends.
What research has to say about quality friendships.

Connect with Danielle:

Instagram - @‌daniellebayardjackson

TikTok - @‌thefriendshipexpert


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Badass Matriarch
Motherhood Meets Medicine
The Motherhood Meets Medicine Podcast is a space that brings all women together. It's for those who hope to be a mom one day, those who are already mothers, and mothers of mothers. This podcast will give you candid, informal interviews on motherhood topics that you can listen to while you're driving to work, folding laundry or whatever else your busy day may bring. Each week, Your host, Lynzy Coughlin, will be focusing on topics ranging from postpartum issues to feeding babies to managing toddler tantrums. She's bringing in experts with formal training to cover everything motherhood! So grab your coffee and join us for a weekly chat on your time. All are welcome! Lynzy is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department where she has practiced medicine for the last 12 years. You can connect with Lynzy on her Motherhood Life & Style Instagram account, @lynzyandco. This is where you'll have the chance to submit questions for guest experts.