Tag: friends

End-of-School-Year Cheer :: PRINTABLE Kiddo Calling Cards for Summer Playdates

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This year has been anything but normal, and our kids deserve to foster the friendships they've made despite it all! Help your children fill out...

I Might Miss Kiddush the Most

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Before COVID-19, pretty much every Saturday morning my family and I would be at temple. Today, almost 15 months after the initial shut-downs began,...

To the Girls I Knew in High School (Who Are Now...

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I graduated from high school in 1999. I'm turning 40 this summer. And even though I've been removed from the halls of Lincoln High...

I Didn’t Expect My Friendships to Be Affected by a Pandemic

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Back in March, when we were asked to stay home because of this "novel" coronavirus situation, most of us had no idea what we...

I Didn’t Lose Friends — I Gained Friendships

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Sure, I lost friends. People faded away who thought they didn’t have anything in common with me anymore. That makes no sense, because what I love and who I am didn’t completely change. I still love sports and tell long-winded stories. I still drink too much coffee and laugh awkwardly. I am still me, just with kids added. The loss of those people from my life didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would, because what I lost in quantity of friends, I gained in quality of friendships.

7 Ways to Support the Pregnant Mom With Lots of Kids

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We are out there among you. We are just like you, trying the best we can to be the best we can for our...

Making Mom Friends in 6 Simple Steps

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Step 4: Establish a connection. Pointing out commonalities is often a productive starting point. Examples include: 'I too have small people who follow me around all day demanding juice and then immediately spilling it into the fish tank because the cup was the wrong color.'

An Ode to My Other Relationships :: Why I Never Miss...

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So what’s my strategy? It took work, but I learned to take control. I have prioritized my 'me time,' and over the past six years my two besties and I have made a commitment to one another (no rings required) and to our relationships with each other. Like clockwork, we meet monthly — without fail. It’s our tradition, and I look forward to this day as if it were an all-inclusive getaway to a remote paradise island. We constantly mix it up, always succumbing to our inner foodies. We keep it spontaneous, getting lost in conversation and cocktails, not knowing how long our adventure might be (and always knowing it’s never long enough).

To My “Mom Village”

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Moms who don’t think twice when I ask to use them as an emergency contact (and then dutifully show up to pick up my sick kid when the school nurse calls).

She’s Just Not That Into You :: Dealing With Someone Who...

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I consider myself a fairly self-assured and confident person. However, there is a situation in my life right now that brings out every insecurity...

Scoring “Adult” Points :: A Real-Life Game to Track Your Mom...

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I like to think my ability to "mom" exists on a spectrum — the "mom continuum." I have days where I feel like I...

Fun-Loving Family Seeks Same

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My family is looking for love. Real love. A family to settle down with for the long haul. Here's how our personal ad reads: Us:...

With a Little Help from My Friends

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This week has been one of THOSE weeks. One of those weeks where, by the time your alarm goes off on Friday morning, you want...