If you are a mom of kids that live under your roof, you need some specific types friends in your stable at all times. These friends are similar to the types of friends that you had as a kid (i.e.The friend with the fun house, the friend who helps with homework, the friend you makes you laugh until you pee in your sleeping bag). As a Mom, it really does take a village to raise a child and even if you have a great
Luckily, when you are a mom, it is pretty easy to make friends as you instantly have something in common, kids! Friends often come in and out of one's life, so you should make sure that you always have these five friends in your regular life at any given point.
1. The Mom in the same boat as you
2. The Mom who is one step ahead of you
3. The Mom who knows everything
4. A Mom who is about a decade ahead of you
This is the most elusive type of Mom friend. She may actually be your sister, sister-in-law or a neighbor. She's survived whatever is going on in your house whether it be weaning the child of the bottle, shipping the kids off to camp or getting a kid into college. She may forget how stressful introducing new foods can be but she is proof that everything will work out.
5. A Mom who is crazier than you
Not to judge but we all know the Mom who let's her toddler stay up until 12, feeds her kids crap all of the time or worse. I'm not talking about child abusers (don't be friends with them!) but the type of Mom who ships her trunks to summer camp late or never shows up to the school open houses. Maybe she does not know better. Maybe she does not care. Maybe she just cannot get her act together. She is not a "bad mommy" but just kooky. This type of Mom definitely makes you feel better when you are having Mom guilt.
In my next blog, I'll advise you of the types of Mom friends you don't need in the meantime, what types of Mom friends should be added to my list? Please let me know as I adore comments...