May 8, 2019

The Importance of Community

We’ve all heard “It take a village to raise a child.” And while it sounds like a cliche or catch phrase, those of us who’ve been through or witnessed the transition from maiden to motherhood can understand the incredible importance of a supportive community. In this episode of Yoga|Birth| Babies, I speak with the director of event programming & operations at Motherly, Jessica Pallay.

Jessica and I have a lively conversation about how community has shifted from past generations, the impact of online parenting, and how to find your “posse” during this transitional time. The Beatles were absolutely right, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

In this episode: 

  • Learn a bit about Jessica and Motherly.
  • How her need for community changed since becoming a mother.
  • How her sense of community changed since working at such family friendly places like Well Rounded and Motherly.
  • The importance of having your “parent posse”.
  • Exploring the current landscape of both working mothers and stay at home mothers compared to generations past. 
  • How community and support has changed from when Jessica and Deb were kids. 
  • Finding community as a working parent. 
  • How online communities have impacted parenthood.
  • Discovering community when newly pregnant or a new parent.
  • What surprised Jessica the most about motherhood that she didn’t expect before she had children.
  • Advice for new or expectant parents.
  • Where to find Jessica’s work. 

About Jessica:

Jessica Pallay is the director of event programming & operations at Motherly and the co-founder of the pregnancy community Well Rounded, which was acquired by Motherly in 2019. She’s an experienced writer, editor and content marketer in the pregnancy and parenting space, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal,, Cheddar and more. She lives in Brooklyn with her two daughters, Libby & Elsie, and her husband Andrew. 

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