I don’t think I could get through motherhood without my friends and the crazy part is, it’s not just 1 group of girls that all have the same lifestyle like we did back in college. That’s why its so important to have these 6 types of friends moms needs to stay balanced. They are all different but that’s what makes it so awesome. Through motherhood we go through so many stages of emotions and experiences that there isn’t just 1 person that can relate to you. Every single mom has a different situation but if you are lucky enough to get a mix of those moms as close friends, I can guarantee life will be easier for you! Here is my 6 types of friends all moms need.
The friend with the same age kids
When you can rollover to your girlfriends house and your kids are both into similar stages, the play dates gets way more enjoyable. This mom gets what you are going through and can actually give you real time advice if you need.
The friend with the older aged kids
When it comes time for looking for schools or questions on what to do when the attitudes start, this mom is great to have around. They can prepare you for what is coming and can relate to you since they have been there done that.
The SAHM or full time working mom friend
If you are a SAHM or full time working mom, find a friend that does the same. They can relate to you on levels other mom’s in different situations can’t.
The friend with no kids
You guys might think I am crazy for saying this, but it’s important. You need a friend you can talk to about OTHER stuff besides your kids. You may do that with your mommy friends but somehow your kids always seem to be the main topic of conversation.
The mom friend that has a life outside of family time
Happy hours, nice dinners, concerts, whatever it is, have that mom friend that will meet you on a Thursday night for GNO or randomly go shopping on a Saturday without kids. You need that friend time and it makes it a lot easier when your friend is totally down to join.
The go-to mom friend
This one is so critical. Have that one mom friend that you can go to for ANYTHING. Someone your kids are very comfortable with that you can drop off without thinking twice about it. Someone you trust and know won’t judge you on any decision you make. I can’t function with my go-to mom friend!