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.
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!
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.
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.
Though the team behind the podcast has no immediate plans for future speed dating events, they have several in the works
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.
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?"