I have some of the most amazing friends IRL. However, very few of them have children and I'm pretty sure none of them would appreciate a 3am WhatsApp chat about the best way to soothe post-birth stitches or where does next day delivery for toddler tankinis.
Step forward the Instagram Besties.
Everywhere there's a large gaggle of women you'll find a clique and Instagram is no different. However, look hard enough and you'll find your soul sisters; those that just 'get you'. You don't need to explain your jokes or justify what you're thinking and you can quote Mean Girls at any given moment. These are your tribe. These are the ones that will give you some sense of normality when it seems life is spiralling out of control. These are the ones that will laugh with you, cry with you and tell you when quite frankly, you're being a dickhead. Hold on to those ones.
But nothing beats escaping the wannabe David Baileys and Kate Mosses of Instagram and chatting to people face-to-face, which is where Mothers Meetings comes in. Jenny Scott leads a whole host of amazing events and groups, aiming to inspire, motivate and support mothers and achieves exactly that. Visiting the swanky Shoreditch House last week, I found the most welcoming and non-judgemental group of feisty mums. There was no clique, no eye-rolls, no bitching... just fierce females raising each other up. And that is what motherhood, sisterhood and girl power is all about.
Peta Todd speaking at Mothers Meetings, alongside Annie Price, Candice Braithwaite and founder, Jenny Scott.