Episode 4: Building Your Village of Five as a Mom


I have a feeling that the word “village” feels very big to most moms. That building a support system to the size of a village feels overwhelming and simply impossible. Today’s episode was inspired by the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.”

How big is a village really? Summarizing a few different definitions after a quick Google search, a village is a group of houses or buildings, situated in a rural area, with a population typically of a few hundred to a few thousand people. That is big.

We want to make your view of a village feel smaller to you! Andrea talks us through the 5 areas of our life to utilize to build your village.

  1. Family

2. Friends

3. Community

4. School or Child care

5. Health Professionals

Resources Mentioned in Episode

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Andrea Jang
A lake girl at heart, Andrea is thrilled to be a Duluthian! She lives in the Hillside with her husband, daughter (plus two angel babies that are with them in spirit), and two rescue pups. As a bi-racial and multicultural family, they have hopes and dreams of visiting her husband’s family in South Korea someday soon. Tiny joys that make her heart happy include: doodling, searching for sea glass, coffee with friends, fiber art, plants, a good vintage thrift find, music and great food & drinks. She also finds purpose in serving on the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Justice (DEIJ) committee at her daughter’s school, and also on City Mom Collective’s Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) committee. You will find her building community, connections and friendships in the northland as the owner of Duluth Mom. She invites you to visit her on Instagram or on LinkedIn.