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The Hidden Perk Of Parenting That Has Nothing To Do With Your Kids

Rachel Brehm | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Since the birth of my twins, I have talked to more people, made more new friends, and generally experienced a more extroverted lifestyle than ever before. Never before babies would I have talked to strangers, initiated conversations with those I don't know, commiserated with literally anyone who would listen.

The Mom Union

Kathy Radigan | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I have found that to do my best job as a mom I need the support and input of other women. Finding this support was a lot harder than I'd anticipated.

6 Reasons Every Mom Needs a Mom Fitness Friend

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

Every mom needs a mom friend. And everyone needs at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day (according to health experts). When you can combine the two, you are really in good shape.

Jillian Capewell

Why This Mom Is Helping Other Moms Find Each Other

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Capewell | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents

Hillary Frank calls the origins of the parenting-centered podcast she hosts “a selfish endeavor.” Today, it feels a strange descriptor for a p...

I'm a Mom, But I Prefer My Child-Free Friends

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

I get to experience child-free fun vicariously through them and they get a taste of motherhood while simultaneously remembering to take their birth control.

A Letter to Back-In-The-Day Friends

Christine Organ | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Christine Organ

I miss the way things were back in the day. I miss how spending time together used to be as easy as walking across the hall or picking up the phone to say "I've got wine and I'm coming over."

Dating for Mom Friends

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 05.08.2015 | 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?

5 Reasons Friendships Fall Apart After Having Kids

Shari Wargo Stamps | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Shari Wargo Stamps

If you're kid is 2 and your friend's is 6 months, be careful how much kind and helpful advice you give, thinking you're just one mom sharing with another. This one can backfire and make you look like a know-it-all.

Mothering Without A Past

Rachel Sherman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Rachel Sherman

All mothering attempts seem to be a reaction: you either emulate your own experience, or you rebel against it.

I Got Hit On

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

I got hit on. Or picked up, flirted with, whatever you want to call it, but it happened. Right in broad daylight. The person doing the "picking up" didn't even look around to see if I was there with someone else, they just leaned right into my personal space, and in a very assertive tone asked, "Do you come here often?"

8 Pieces Of Real Advice For New Moms

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 06.13.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Every parent of an older (or adult) kid likes to remind you how you'll miss these early days. But I think what those moms are secretly trying to say is that they miss being young, too.

The Art of Play Dating

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

All the usual pre-date worries of your bachelor/ette days will haunt you once again. What should you wear? You'll want to look pulled-together, but still casual. You don't want to seem like you are trying too hard.

Why We Need to Talk to Strangers

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Minding your own business (or calling the cops) is fine, knocking on a stranger's door or helping someone else's kid off the jungle gym is creepy. What has become of us?

Two Words For The Mom Who Sent Her Kid To School With No Socks Today

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

We moms can be so hard on ourselves, and, in turn, so hard on one another. I realized then and there that sometimes the nicest thing we can do for each other is just be human.

When Moms Bond

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

We look at each other and laugh and that's all it takes for the floodgates to open. She has three kids; I have three kids. We both worked in offices before having children and now stay at home. We're both killing time with our toddlers, wondering how we'll fill the next three hours.

Motherhood, Friendship and Swimming in the Weeds

Christine Organ | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

With two young boys, there is no question that my husband and I are in the thick of it. And so are most of our friends. We are in a beautiful, yet sometimes overwhelming, season of life.

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.)

How to Stay Close With Friends Who Don't Have Kids

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

If you'd like to keep your friendships strong with your friends who don't have kids (and you should!), here's some advice to follow.

6 Fellow Moms Who've Taught Me Lessons Of Love

Jessica Dimas | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Jessica Dimas

Throughout our lives, we meet people who influence us. Some of the best lessons I've learned have been from fellow moms. Here are six moms I'm thankful for.

9 Mom Friends You Don't Need

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

Sometimes, amidst the coffee cups and barf-stained yoga pants at the playground, you meet your mom BFF. And sometimes, well -- sometimes, it's the opposite.

Yes. I Do Know.

Shari Medini | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

They know that you felt obligated to go to the park because it was 65 degrees in November. They know that you would rather be at home (or more honestly, in bed).

When Friendship Is Lost

Kathy Radigan | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

Something about the way Dave had said she was doing well let me know that all my unreturned phone calls, the quick greetings and the explanations that she had to run but would call me right back had nothing to do with her increased hours at work, her dad or anything else. It was me.

The 5 Types of Friends All Women Need

Angela Keck | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Angela Keck

Every one of us needs that one friend who knows more about any given subject than we do. If you need advice on parenting, on cooking, on finding a mate or balancing your bank statement, this is the friend to call.

Moms Need Friends, Too

Karen Cordano | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Karen Cordano

I tried to play it cool around her, didn't want her to know that I was in desperate friend-love with her. On Facebook I wrote frequent, obsessively creepy status updates chronicling my quest to awkwardly befriend her.

'Moms' Night Out, Kill Me Now'

The Next Family | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
The Next Family

I need this. Solving world and relationship problems and drinking too many Very Dry and Very Dirty Martinis with Extra Olives and wearing heels with something low-cut in a non-nursing tank kind of way. I need all of that. The mom part of me needs to take a back seat for a night.