Mom friends. What would we do without them? I mean seriously, they are the best of best friends. In this world of motherhood, it’s so nice to have those moms in our life to keep us going. To be a shoulder to lean on, to give advice and to just “get it.” Our husbands can only do so much with support. They don’t really know what it means to be a mom. They don’t understand that being a stay-at-home mom is just as much of a “job” as their job is. We work from the time we open our eyes until the time we close them. We are never “off the clock,” even at night because how many times do we get up at night to check on them or for a midnight feeding. Our lives drastically changed from the day our first child was born and mom friends “get it.”
Mom friends know when it’s time for a play date. A time when our kiddos can play together and we can have “adult” conversations (that of course revolve around the kids). Mom friends know just when to text to you to give you a laugh or some encouragement. Mom friends know when you need a break and they take your kids for a couple hours. They know when to bring the coffee (or in my case a coke or steamer) as a pick me up. Mom friends know what it’s like to try to get housework done and entertain the toddler. They don’t care what you look like. Sweats and messy hair is okay in their book. Mom friends don’t care if your house is a mess and covered in toys because their house probably looks the same. They can really share things with you and they are just as much of a good listener. Mom friends just “get it” and we are all here for each other.
I love my mom friends. Some of them I see all the time, every couple weeks or maybe even once a year. But no matter what, they are the best of friends. They know what you’re going through and even if it’s through a text or snapchat, they are there for you. They know what it’s like to be a mom and they are there with advice, stories and encouragement. Our husbands try, but they just don’t “get it” like mom friends do. If you don’t have any, I encourage you to find some. They are so important in this adventure. Mom friends just “get it” and that’s why you need them because if they aren’t a mom, they don’t even know what “get it” means.