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It Takes a Village #SisterhoodUnite

There are many things that I love about raising my children here in New York City... but I'll be the first to admit that getting a stroller on & off the subway with a baby & toddler, and oh, four bags of groceries... well, that's not so much fun. Throw in the fact that your baby is crying & your toddler is screaming about having to go to the bathroom. THEN, get off the train only to discover that the elevator isn't working & you'll have to take the stairs several flights up to exit the station.

Yep. That, my friends, is Hell on Earth right there... and it's happened to me on more than one occasion. But here's the thing, my faith in humankind is almost always restored, because 9 times out of 10, someone always helped me lift the stroller upstairs, held a child's hand if necessary or carried a bag of groceries. That kind of support from total strangers is truly immeasurable, and it serves as another reminder that a small gesture goes a long way (and helps a mother's sanity remain intact, I might add).

As a result, I'm thrilled to help promote Similac's new program, The Sisterhood of Motherhood. The idea is simple: lets end judgment amongst mothers & embrace unity between us. Let's nourish each other the same way we nourish our children. To understand, wholeheartedly, that it takes a village (even if the village is New York City).

If you haven't seen Similac's video around this new initiative, you can check it out HERE. It's hilarious & heartwarming at the same time, and its message gets right to the point: we're all in this together, mamas.

Join the conversation on Similac's new Facebook page.

Here's a photo of my village, circa 2010:

A photo posted by Ellen Schmidt (@babymeetscity) on

Disclosure: I've partnered with Similac for The Sisterhood of Motherhood Program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. All opinions expressed are my own. Similac believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Similac’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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