Your mom friends should support you throughout the ups and downs of parenthood — but what if one of them is causing you stress instead of supporting you?
"It wasn't until the onset of COVID-19 that it became apparent most of my new friends were either Trump supporters and/or entangled in QAnon conspiracy theories."
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."
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.