Tag: friendship

Will You Be My Galentine? How I Plan to Celebrate my...

Valentine's Day is especially fun when you're a mom. There's something wonderful about heart-shaped everything. My 4-year-old has even begun to plan our menu...

An Ode to the College Friend Tribe

If you look at most mom blogs or social media feeds, you are bound to find posts praising the "mom tribe." The "mom tribe"...

I Didn’t Lose Friends — I Gained Friendships

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

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

How to Help a Friend Who’s Experienced a Miscarriage

Maybe it's your own grandmother who never spoke about it. A friend of a friend. Another mom in your child's class. Or maybe you're the one in four who has experienced pregnancy loss. For me, it's all of the above. I never imagined I would be a part of this particular mom's club — the one where we lost a baby we loved but never met. The club that has us silently grieving years after the loss, while everyone else has forgotten.

Making Mom Friends in 6 Simple Steps

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.'

The Key Ingredient to Meaningful Friendships

In the last 10 years, I have moved from my hometown to go to college, again to begin my career, and yet again to...

Why Making Mom Friends is Important

There are countless articles about how to find and make friends once you become a mother.  When I was pregnant I didn't think I...