Steel Magnolias was such an amazing film, documenting the value of women’s friendships. These delicate creatures have steel cores, allowing them to keep each other sane in times of chaos and upset. And also, let’s not forget, celebrating joyous occasions and putting smiles on each other’s faces.

This morning, I fell in love all over again with my Brooklyn mamas. We met because our children were born within days, weeks, or months of each other. We kept in touch because we’d become friends. And now, with all of this election chaos, I am so completely in love with them and grateful for their presence in my life, if only on Facebook. They are my rocks and I don’t know where I would be without them.