Finding mom friends is just like dating. You have to figure out exactly what it is you're looking for. Then you must scour the earth for someone who meets your needs and awkwardly ask them on a play date with all of the anxiety of a pubescent teen.
Out of the corner of your eye you notice another mom near the swings. She has children around the same age as yours. She has the same laid-back mommy style as you leggings and a shirt accessorized with dirt on the sleeve. She is at the same park, at the same time, as you are. Your mind begins to wander. Your heart skips a beat.
Moms Need Friends, Too
Making mom friends moms with kids the same age as yours that you click with, laugh with, and share your deepest fears with isn't an easy feat, but it's an important one. So whether you're a new mom or a mom in a new situation for example, you just moved to a new location , brushing up on those friend-making skills is key. Like any first date, making a first playdate with a new mom friend can be nerve-racking. Here are five tips to help you break the ice, make the first playdate, and survive the initial awkward moments of making mommy friends.
This article is from the archive of our partner. Relationships between mothers and daughters come in many a form, as varied as the array of human personalities that exist within those moms and their beloved, if sometimes frustrating, kids. In fact, the mother-daughter relationship may be one of the most complex that exists in all of human relations, both more intimate but also at times more fraught with difficulty than one with a husband or wife. Those who know you best can let you down the most, and who knows you better—sometimes most annoyingly so—than your own mom? Paige Williams' New York magazine article on the extremely harmonious mom-kid duo of Julie and Samantha Bilinkas sheds light on one such relationship, which appears at different points as something we should feel jealous of and something we should be concerned about. Is this good? What does it even mean? I am not BFFs with my mom.