Five Mom Friends Every Mom Needs

Since I was on the topic of mom friends, I figured I’d roll with it…My last post sort of insinuated that I didn’t have any mom friends. That, couldn’t be further from the truth. I have some marvelous mommy friends, ones I wouldn’t trade for the world. And since I love them all so much, I thought, why not label them and share them with the world! {Don’t worry, I’m sure they won’t mind.}

Without further adieu; the five mom friends every mom needs…

1. The Older, Wiser Mom-This mom has kids who are grown, or are at least a handful of years older than yours. She has been where you are, has the best words of wisdom, and is always there to remind you that, this too shall pass {even when you’re crying in a closet.} For me, this is Kathe. She has raised four children, by herself, and just sent her last baby off to college. She has been my saving grace on more than one occasion. I can always count on her to snap me back to reality, especially when I start throwing myself a pitty party. She is a one of a kind friend, and reminds me to enjoy the crazy now, because it’ll be over before I know it.

2. The Socialite Mom-This mom friend is super important. She helps to remind you that while a mom, you’re still a human being, and sometimes, you need time away from your kids {or at least to have a few drinks while they’re in bed.} She has kids of her own, therefore, no judgement. She is the best drinking buddy around, and never shows up without a bottle of wine. This…is Indra. She is the life of the party, and can always turn my frown upside down. She throws the best parties, and is one of the few people who can convince me that I’m due for a child-free night. She has a soft side still, but brings out the best in me, something I’ll forever be grateful for.

3. The Social Media Mom-It’s 2017 and Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook are helping moms across the world get through their days. The social media friend may only seem to exist through the bunny filters and edited squares of goodness on your phone, but she’s always there. At 3am, when you’re nursing and struggling to keep your eyes open, she’s on the other end dealing with a sick baby who won’t sleep. While it may seem silly to some, a simple {yet hilarious} 15 second video is enough to perk this girl right up. My Snapchat bestie, is Kelly. She is by far one of the funniest human beings to step foot into my life, and it just seems fitting that we relay are sarcastic, inappropriate conversations through social media.

4. The Go With The Flow Mom-The easy-going friend who understands when you have to cancel, never judges what you or your kids look like, the one who you always have a good time with. She is always calm, cool and collected, and never skips a beat. She is low maintenance, in the best ways. You always have good conversations, and are always able to pick up right where you left off, no matter how long it’s been since your last visit. Meet Nicole. She is such a wonderful friend, and plain and simple. Our kids get along, are close in age, and it’s just easy when we’re together. We have a lot in common, always have a great lunch planned, and are both addicted to crafting.

5. The New Mom-This mom is newer to the club. She comes to YOU for advice, which makes you feel like superwoman, mainly because you actually, have no idea what you are doing. She makes you feel needed, which is what all moms secretly want. While she thanks you for all of the help and guidance, she doesn’t yet see that she was in fact helping you. Every time she seeks advice, you are reminded of how far you have come, and in such a short time. You think, it was just yesterday, that you were waking up every two hours to feed a screaming baby. She keeps you humble and grounded, without ever even knowing. Kaitlin, you have helped me through the last 6 months, just as much as I have helped you. Believe that.

I hope you all have an amazing group of gals in your lives! It’s easy to feel like we are alone in this journey of motherhood. Try to remember, there is always someone, somewhere, going though it too. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask others for advice. If I’ve learned anything in my short 2.5 years playing mom, it’s that you can never have too much support, whether from family or friends. And remember, you’ve always got a friend in me.

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