How do u keep friends with the busy life of family.

Tonia - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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The internet help with keeping in-touch but i don't feel as connected to my old friends like i use to. Miss old relationships and want old friends to be closer then they were,

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Stacy - posted on 10/14/2009

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I am a mother of 4. they are still pretty young,11,8,6,and 4. I try to find a couple nights a month for some "adult" time. When I need time for just me and the girls, I ask him to watch the kids, I return the favor. as much as we need our girls night out daddy does to. If your a single mom find suport in family and freinds. My mother and sister inlaws help me with my kids when my husband and I need our time out together. With a strong suport system you can have a life outside your kids. But be careful not to take those who help for granted, or take advantage.

Dede - posted on 10/14/2009

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I understand how you feel! I have three children; ages 19, 10 & 8. Until recently, everything that I did was centered around their lives and my husband. Lately, I have been making me some "ME TIME." I have been going out with friends to enjoy some poetry readings and back in August (for the first time) I went out of town with some girlfriends for a weekend. My kids like to had a fit, but I knew that I deserved the break. I look forward to more times like this. So, if you have a good support of family or friends that can help you out for awhile; enjoy you some me time and don't feel guilty!

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Tonia - posted on 10/15/2009

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Thanks to u all. I just feel left out. im down in texas and my friends are everywhere.

Janelle - posted on 10/14/2009

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I've been there. I found that once my "old" friends caught up with me in the journey of motherhood, things became easier. Sometimes as our lives change, we have to let go of people and make new friends. Try finding other moms in your social circle. As far as old friends go, perhaps you could squeeze in time to do lunch once a month. This is what my friends and I did.

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