I was thinking about this saying a lot yesterday. I thought about it as I looked around my kitchen piled with dishes. I thought about it as I struggled to keep my eyes open after a rough night with dd. I thought about it as I tried to cook dinner with dd climbing my leg. I thought about it when dh texted saying he had to work late again. Now I'm thinking about it as dd cries in my arms, running a temp and tears of exhaustion well in my eyes. I think there's real truth to the statement. Raising a child seems awfully hard to accomplish without the village. The thing is on days like the one I've just had it feels like society has discarded the village approach. We live a long way from family and don't have the type of close friends nearby that you can call when you just need a hand.
Anyway, all this thinking/lamenting got me wondering, do others feel it takes a village? Do others have a village? If so, what does your village look like?