Since becoming a parent to her now 8-month-old son Emmett Andrew, actress Sarah Jane Morris has discovered new mommy friends. However, it wasn’t easy at first.
In the summer issue of The Nest, Morris admits that she felt alone when Emmett was just born.
“One thing I’ve found is it’s very isolating in the beginning. It’s hard to get out and, you know, people are pretty quick to come and help — but after a couple of months, people stop bringing dinners. The phone stops ringing quite as much.”
The former Brothers and Sisters star and her husband Ned Brower, the drummer of Rooney, took action and formed a support group with their neighbors.
“I’ve started to make a lot of friends in the neighborhood, because some other couples here have babies too and are our age,” Brower explains. “It’s funny how that creates a quick bond with people — because your kids become such a focal point of your life, so it’s a little more challenging to hang out with friends that don’t have kids.”
Morris adds, “Since having the baby, I think our social activities happen in the daytime a lot more.”
Check out the couple’s tour of Emmett’s nursery for the magazine. Morris said they tried to make it as eco-friendly as possible.