I wanted that mom-magic. I knew it was out there somewhere.I was the first among my peers to have a baby.I had never felt as alone as I did in the midst of new parenthood. I wanted so badly to have someone to talk to, someone to understand me and my new life....more
When we lived in Hawaii, I felt so isolated. It was just me and my infant daughter, as SuperHub worked really long hours, and as a new Mom I didn't feel the confidence I needed to go out and make friends. I did what many military wives do, I put my head down and powered through. This too shall pass. ...more
On our next MomCave LIVE, meet Carey Reilly ofNotSoSkinnyMom.com as we talk MILFs… Moms I’d Like to FRIEND.Finding mom friends is HARD. Sometimes it feels like high school all over again! Watch us LIVE on Thursday, November 12th at 1pm EST (see video below!) or you can always watch the replay later. We’ll have a giveaway from Hey Mama Teas....more
We met at a park. We exchanged glances, checked each other out a little bit, moved closer to each other, exchanged some pleasantries and witty banter, and eventually our phone numbers. We began some casual texting, and later admitted to running quick internet searches on each other. We perused each other’s Facebook profiles. Oh man, I liked this one. I really really liked this one. Eventually we went out. Nothing too committal like dinner, just drinks....more
Lately, I’ve read several good articles and blog pieces about the difficulty of making new mom friends. I can identify with these authors because last year seemed to be my year of constant angst about friendships. Do I have enough friends? How can I make new friends? Does it really matter? That was the broken record constantly re-playing itself in my mind....more
My negative thoughts as a result were things like, "I have no friends," and "No one cares about my life," and "I wish my sister lived closer because she is the only one that gets me." But, I find myself feeling lonely. And sad. Moms need friends too, right? Or am I the only one? I have always been a people person. I have always had "an easy time making friends" as my Mom would say to me all the time growing up. But, here I am. 35-years-old. 3 kids. A good husband. A stable life. And, all I want is a close friend.
I had such fierce pain all night-before-last and yesterday morning that I thought I just might be in labor again. You know, like I somehow got pregnant and gestated a baby for the full 9 months without knowing - which makes no sense but neither did the blinding, cramping pain. Which turns out to have been gas. Yes, gas. Sexy gas....more
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