When my first son was born I was one lonely only mother. It sucked – hard.
My son and I just barely survived the baby stage and by the time we reached toddlerhood, I was downright desperate for mom friends.
When BooBoo arrived I vowed to do things differently. I sought out maternal friendships with reckless abandon and why not? I knew I couldn’t do it alone but more importantly, I knew I didn’t have to. I needed moms who got me, moms with wild toddlers, moms who understood.
So one day I started a blog called Mommyfriend and became the kind of mom who offered support wherever I could, like a mommy guardian angel or something. If I see you driving a big old stroller and needing help with a door, I’m your girl. If your kid is suffering an epic meltdown at Target, I’ll tell you my kid did that last week and offer a reassuring “It’s not you, it’s them” (just for good measure). I’ll even let you cut in front of me at the grocery store with your crying toddler and full cart of groceries because if I’ve bribed mine with a Ring Pop and he’s cool, then I’ve got all the time in the world.
You already know toddlers are the most wonderfully wild little people on earth but let’s get real, sometimes a mom needs an army. Can I get an amen?
Do you have a toddler mom you can call when you experience a big fat mom fail? Hold onto her because sometimes you just need someone who understands (and can maybe even one-up you in the mom fail department). Do you have a toddler mom who loves to get out of the house and let your kids run wild together? Hold onto her too and your kid will sleep well tonight!
So this is what I’m thinking: If you have a crazy toddler and I have a crazy toddler, we need to hang out and have a crazy good time together if for no other reason than there’s sanity in numbers.
Check out how I went about making mommy friends because by golly, they matter. In fact, for me they’ve made all the difference.
How do you feel about the importance of mommy friends?
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