The more moms I talk to, the more I am convinced that every mom needs a friend. From the mom who seems to have a million friends to the mom who can count her friends on one hand, there is always a need for one more friend. Here are 10 friends that every mom needs to help us be the best moms we can be.
10 Friends Every Mom Needs
1. Someone who could be your mom.
Whether your mom is in your life or not, you need someone who is a generation ahead to share their wisdom and wealth of experiences. This is the person we turn to when we are freaking out about some random rash that our children have. The person who assures us that the shear exhaustion of the infant & toddler years will eventually pass. The person that gives us hope that one day we will get that shower without a little one pounding on the door (and tells we’ll miss the pounding).
2. Your kindred spirit
There is absolutely nothing that you don’t have in common. You love the same hobbies. You have the same “me time” activities. You can just sense when it’s time to pick up your phone and Facebook each other (because you both know that calling on the phone would just end in kid-screaming disaster).
3. Your polar opposite
You are super easy-going, she is over the top Type-A. She loves to do things on the spur of the moment, you need to schedule a month in advance. You love crafting with your kids, she can’t fathom the thought of liquid watercolors. You bring balance to each other and help each other get out of your comfort zone.
4. A younger mom
Someone to whom you can pass your wisdom. When they are in the throws of potty-training you can share all the *ahem* wonderful experiences you had.
5. The birth story mom
The one who is not afraid to tell you just how
painless horrifying her labor experiences were, to balance out all those moms who are convinced that all babies arrive in less that two hours, in one push, with a smile on their faces.
6. The mom of your children’s friends
When you are having a tough time and need backup, you will need a place to take your kids that you can trust explicitly. Knowing that your children will have a buddy in a stressful time can be a real weight off your shoulders.
7. Peer mom
The mom who is going through it all right along side you. You are both dealing with kid insomnia, homework troubles, pre-teen hormones at the same time.
8. Sale-savvy mom
She will know the exact time to purchase every item that you could ever need for your home and kids. Plus, because she’s saving so much money you will want to as well. Positive peer pressure, anyone?!?
9. Funny mom
Not funny at the expense of anyone else, funny mom will bring a bit of sunshine into your day, just when you feel it can’t get any worse.
10. Hand-me-down mom
Her kids are just a bit bigger or just a bit smaller than yours resulting in lots of hand-me-downs in both directions. Definitely a life-saver during kid growth spurts when your kids are only wearing their clothes for a month or two.
Who else would you add to the list?