mom friends

I still have friends, but not the kind of friends I used to. Currently, with two kids under the age of 6, it's mainly texting. Rarely is it phone conversations. Actual in-person interactions are even more rare.
No, for real. I've been married for over 10 years, so it's been a while since I've dated, but from what I remember of trying to find a partner of someone I generally wanted to spend my time with, finding good mom friends is pretty much the same process.
Get out there, Momma! Put on pants, brush your hair, try to look like a normal human being, and go make some friends. You got this!
"Oh crap. I only have one mom friend."
Some of the best presents I get from my children for Mother's Day are homemade. It makes me so happy to see the time and
It's such a contradiction. I dreamt for so many years of being a stay-at-home mom, and when it finally happened, I started to get bored. So then I started scheduling a bunch of stuff, and before I knew it, I wasn't even enjoying my kids. Here's how I changed that.
I think I'll wait a bit before mentioning how much I like Star Trek and Outlander. Mmmm...Outlander... Focus. There are a
Friends, if you say any of the following things to me, know that I still love you and your child, but I'm also going to have a good chuckle at your expense later.
I don't ask for much, which is why there are only six qualities I consider as requirements if we are going to jump into mom-friendship together.
Since the birth of my twins, I have talked to more people, made more new friends, and generally experienced a more extroverted lifestyle than ever before. Never before babies would I have talked to strangers, initiated conversations with those I don't know, commiserated with literally anyone who would listen.
I have found that to do my best job as a mom I need the support and input of other women. Finding this support was a lot harder than I'd anticipated.
Every mom needs a mom friend. And everyone needs at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day (according to health experts). When you can combine the two, you are really in good shape.
Though the team behind the podcast has no immediate plans for future speed dating events, they have several in the works
I get to experience child-free fun vicariously through them and they get a taste of motherhood while simultaneously remembering to take their birth control.
I miss the way things were back in the day. I miss how spending time together used to be as easy as walking across the hall or picking up the phone to say "I've got wine and I'm coming over."
Just like with regular dating I created a mental "must have" list. I wanted to be a part of a group of moms more than a one on one situation. I wanted social and economic diversity and basically fun loving people. What I really wanted was moms who were just like me -but not. (One of me is plenty!) How hard could that be to find?
If you're kid is 2 and your friend's is 6 months, be careful how much kind and helpful advice you give, thinking you're just one mom sharing with another. This one can backfire and make you look like a know-it-all.
All mothering attempts seem to be a reaction: you either emulate your own experience, or you rebel against it.
I got hit on. Or picked up, flirted with, whatever you want to call it, but it happened. Right in broad daylight. The person doing the "picking up" didn't even look around to see if I was there with someone else, they just leaned right into my personal space, and in a very assertive tone asked, "Do you come here often?"
Every parent of an older (or adult) kid likes to remind you how you'll miss these early days. But I think what those moms are secretly trying to say is that they miss being young, too.