Parenting Network= Invaluable!

After a great morning with local friends (kids and moms), and a great moms night out earlier this week :-)... I am reminded just how invaluable a parenting network is.  I am eternally grateful for the wonderful families we've met and friendships we've made thus far in our parenting journey.  Knowing that someone will bring us a meal when we're in need, or watch our kids in a pinch, and having great people to do activities with is amazing!...more

9 Awesome Things Good Mom Friends Do Right

While some friends have stayed with us since grade school, others come in and out of our lives. Over time, our criteria for friends change. The criteria for an Elementary Friend might be as simple as living close to each other, a University Friend might be someone who keeps the same hours as you, or is in the same classes. Sometimes, once the reason you were friends no longer exists, neither does the friendship. Yet, others join you at different stages of your life and stay with you for the remainder. ...more
Cute! Good points. Thanks for posting.more

Why Is It So Hard for Moms to Go Out with Friends?

When was the last time you went out with your girlfriends? No kids. No husbands. A "Mom's Night Out" kind of thing full of fun and letting down hair and talking and laughter and... worrying about the kids at home? Ah, yes. Sometimes it's hard to go out and have a good time as a mom....more
I'm very fortunate that my husband is so supportive of me getting out from time to time.  I am ...more

My Elusive Quest For Mom Friends: Are One or Two Friends Okay?

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
HEY!  What about me!!!! :)   I agree it's tough out there.  I think if you make just a few ...more

Operation FreeMom: Sharing the Hard Stuff

This is the third in the Operation:FreeMom series. Start here to catch up!...more

Coffee Clatch

Anne KimballLife on the Funny Farm...more

You Said WHAT About Me on Facebook?!

When my son started school, I was all set to join the PTA.  But I went to one meeting and it basically it scarred me for life. The women that are the top of the food chain basically tore people apart behind their backs if you disagreed with them.My neighbor is the worst offender. She volunteers and complains constantly about it. So last week, she was again complaining and I asked her, "Why do you do it then?"  An hour later, she posted on Facebook, "A parent at our school approached me today and asked why I volunteer." Then she went on to say how she does it for her children, the community, etc.The problem is that all the responses that followed were like,  "What kind of parent would ask something like that?", "A parent like that will only give their time if they can get something out of it" and "I can't believe a parent would ask you that!" She really made me look bad. She made me look like I was against volunteering. I was shocked.I'm rarely on Facebook so I think that's why she posted it there. I'm not sure how to handle. ...more
I'm with Kelcey 99 percent. The writer's neighbor lives in a negative sphere; the woman who ...more

How to Make Friends: The Mommy Edition

I am a horrible judge of character. I basically like everyone on sight and invite them into my home and give them my stuff immediately. I ended up with a lot of jovial troublemakers in my circle, which was all fine and dandy when I was on my own. Then I had kids.And for three years, I couldn't make a friend to save my life.I wondered often what had happened to me. I didn't remember hating people so much. Since when was I the type to stew in the corner finding possible reasons not to talk to people, especially other moms?...more

How to be the Sexiest Piece of Ass at your Local Tot Gym

Monika Whitney, over at Aias.ca, was a lot like me as a single person...only with more grace and style, trust me. She agreed to teach me how to be the hottest mom at the Tot Gym and maybe even be a little friendlier, too. Go check her out!...more

Mommy Friends: A How-to Guide - Guest Blog

This week, I'm lucky enough to have a fire-dancing, baby-wearing mama (not at the same time!) teach me how to make mom friends. A guide I sorely need.  Thank you, Farren Square. __ ...more