I would like to say, having mommy friends is an absolutely must when you decide to embark on your motherhood journey. It’s so important to have a support system consisting of family, friends, or even co-workers when you first become a mom. We all know being a parent is one of the toughest jobs in the world.
Just as much as our children, babies and toddlers need social interactions as they’re developing so does a mom. After all, we are all social beings. It’s quite healthy to have one or two mommy friends whom you can call on for small little chats, compare notes on your babies, ask advice, etc. Mommy friends are very helpful especially in the very beginning stage when you’re barely functioning on 4 hours of sleep and have had few interactions with other adults other then your family or your spouse.
If you’re a Stay-At-Home mom, taking a little time out for yourself to even go solo to the grocery store can feel like a vacation. Even getting a babysitter to watch your baby for an hour to meet up with some friends for a lunch or a brunch might feel too luxurious since you have a tiny little one at home. But don’t worry, you’re still a great mom and your baby will be happier to be around you when you’re feeling less pressured and more relaxed. If you’re a working now, you may want to spend as much at with your child(ren) when you’re home, but it’s always nice to schedule a playdate or two on the week-ends so you get to make other mommy friends.
Written by: Sheiley Ripellino