They not only baked her favorite cookies, they even made home-cooked soup and took her children to the park so that she could take rest.
Being a mother itself is a full-time job so one can’t imagine how much more difficult it would be to be a single mother. However, a Tiktoker Kristin, a single parent, has an army of moms backing her up and they call it a “mommune.” They help each other out whenever needed. And one such instance was when Kristin became sick. They not only baked her favorite cookies, they even made home-cooked soup and took her children to the park so that she could take rest.
The Tiktok video starts with the caption, “When you’re sick AF but live in a Mommune so you get treated like this.” Then goes on to show a text message which reads, “Your cookies are done” and she says that these are her favorite type of cookies made from scratch. She then shows homemade vegetable soup being made for her and her kids. The video concludes with the in-lay text, “This is your sign to move into a mommune.”
People on Tiktok were appreciative of moms helping out each other. A Tiktok user said, “This the ideal situation. I truly don’t think we were meant to live with men full-time. Lol.” Another user wrote, “I love to see! Women creating villages. #powerofmoms 🥺🥺” A third one wrote, “Where do I get into a Mommune. Sounds like the perfect plan.” The video has more than 1 million views and is captioned, “Shoulda moved into a Mommune a long time ago. Support system like no other.”
Talking about "mommune", a mother called Rhiannon Menn started a Facebook group for San Diego moms, checking in to see if anyone needed help with cooking or anything else. Menn made her first set of deliveries "to mamas who are struggling right now either because of lost income, lost childcare, or another reason having to do with coronavirus."
Her initiative soon became popular and now her organization Lasagna Love has helped millions of people with its goal: the kindness of a simple home-cooked meal delivered to one's home. "Our mission is simple: feed families, spread kindness, and strengthen communities," the website reads. Menn shared with Beyondish that seeing other women’s struggles broke her heart. So she placed bucket orders from Costco and then made about seven lasagna trays and checked with Facebook groups if any families needed more food. Some accepted her offer but others wanted to help her out with cooking. About 10 volunteers whom she calls "lasagna moms and papas" had joined the group by the end of April 2020.
Volunteers just followed one goal, which was to cook batches of lasagna and deliver them free to other families during the pandemic struggling with food scarcity, financial wellness, or mental health challenges during the pandemic. By November 2020, the project had served lasagna to more than 4,000 people, and volunteers are in every U.S. state. Reportedly, the initiative has served 2,50,000 batches of lasagna in two years and launched a store with merchandise.
She shared that she wants her daughter to remember the pandemic more for what they did instead of what they have lost or encountered.