Do you have a lot of mom friends?

Katherine - posted on 01/15/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I was just thinking about this. Sadly I have none. I have friends who AREN'T moms, who don't understand why I can't just leave my kid with my parents whenever I want. Or stay out as late as I want. They just don't get it.



I've been telling myself to join some mom groups and then never get around to it. I know I need to socialize more, I just don't think I know how to anymore!!!

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Amy - posted on 01/15/2012

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No I don't have a lot of mom friends but then again I don't have a whole lot of friends. I have a couple of close childless friends that live over an hour from me so when we do hang out it's usually at someones house so that I can bring the kids because they know that's really the only way I can hang out. Maybe once every 3-4 months I leave them with my mom or in-laws so I can go out to dinner but that's about the extent of my nights out.

I have do have a couple of mom friends and we get together with the kids a lot during the summer but it's hard now that they're in school and it's cold out. As far as making friends it's difficult because I work full time and I'm not the kind of person who can put myself out there and be really sociable, I guess I'm with you I just don't know how to do it anymore!!

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Ashley - posted on 01/16/2012

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I have tons of "friends" who are moms but only get together with one for them as much as we can ... the rest just talk to me when they need something

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I have a small circle of friends and they are all Mums. It's great because we all can relate to each other's day to day problems and we realise that we can't see each other all of the time because of our families, but when we do get together we do have a great time.

I don't have a "best friend" as such, I keep a wary distance because getting too close has always ended up with me getting hurt and then I feel bad about myself. My hubby is my "bestie"

Stifler's - posted on 01/16/2012

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Yeah and I wish I had more childless friends who wanted to go out on the weekend/out for drinks in high heels. People with kids are great but soemtimes it's like ugh do we have to talk about the kids AGAIN?

Jakki - posted on 01/16/2012

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Waaa! Joanna and Katherine that sounds sad... Have you always been this solitary or has this come about since you had kids?



Social activity is my life blood - I constantly crave company, and I have a huge network of women friends with kids. We hang out at barbeques and picnics and take our kids out to the pool, help each other with picking up kids from soccer or after school etc etc...



BUT - it's never enough and I sometimes feel lonely because none of these friends are as close as I'd like. I have been living in the same city for 20 years and have unfortunately churned through quite a number of "best friends" and when the last friendship died about 3 years ago, I wasn't able to find a new one. So although I know a lot of people to say hello to and people think of me as someone with a million friends, there's a hollow in my life for s really good friend who really knows me and cares about me.

Carolee - posted on 01/15/2012

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I only have a few mom friends. Unfortunately, I can't stand one of them's kid. Fortunately, they understand why and it doesn't really affect our friendship.

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Yea, all my friends are like a 5 hour drive away. I have yet to make new ones here. I am in a mommy group now, but its all young moms...

Katherine - posted on 01/15/2012

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Me too Joanna. When my ex takes the kids I go to my BF'S and if we don't do something, I do nothing.

Firebird - posted on 01/15/2012

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I don't have friends per say. I have a *few* aquaintances, but that's it. It's been nearly two years since I actually went out and had any fun. lol I need to get a life.

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