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How to Make Mom Friends

Finding Mom Friends Is Like Dating

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 07.20.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

No, for real. I've been married for over 10 years, so it's been a while since I've dated, but from what I remember of trying to find a partner of someone I generally wanted to spend my time with, finding good mom friends is pretty much the same process.

Stop Scheduling Playdates And Start Enjoying Your Kids

Janie Porter | Posted 03.31.2016 | Parents
Janie Porter

It's such a contradiction. I dreamt for so many years of being a stay-at-home mom, and when it finally happened, I started to get bored. So then I started scheduling a bunch of stuff, and before I knew it, I wasn't even enjoying my kids. Here's how I changed that.

Dating for Mom Friends

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Kathy Carter Woods

Just like with regular dating I created a mental "must have" list. I wanted to be a part of a group of moms more than a one on one situation. I wanted social and economic diversity and basically fun loving people. What I really wanted was moms who were just like me -but not. (One of me is plenty!) How hard could that be to find?

7 Ways To Make Mom Friends, Or How To Be The Weird Mom

Wendy Bradford | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

I have found that "#$@%, I was close to putting the kids out on the street with nothing but a bag of Oreos this morning," weeds out the women who can't stomach cursing or hyperbole. (This also weeds out moms who will judge your breakfast food choices.)

Making New Mom Friends is Like Trying to Pick Up a Guy

Lauren Cormier | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

She catches your eye across the playground. She has a cute haircut and is wearing those sandals you've been eying. The kid she's pushing in the swing appears to be about the same age and gender as the one you chase around on a daily basis. This woman is worth further inspection.

Adventures in Mom Dating

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I heard whispers in the aisles of the supermarket and the pediatrician's waiting room. "Take a music class, browse around the bookstore or check out the baby gym." Apparently, there was an entire underground mom scene. I had no idea. They don't tell you at your 20-week ultrasound.