being a mom
The 11 Types Of Friends Every Mom Needs
Let’s face it, motherhood is hard. With all the focus being on our children, it is sometimes difficult for us to take care of our own needs. We no longer have the time to invest in all of the things that we used to. We can also feel isolated. As our children get older, they are making friends. However, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t have our own relationships as well. In fact, mommy friendships are crucial. Often times they will serve as your lifeline. Sometimes even before your own partner. And that is why I am thankful for each and every one of them. I love the fact that I have friends that have qualities (and quirks) that are all their own. And that each friendship benefits me in such a unique and special way. As we get older, we are lucky to have a few really great friends. But, on any given day, we can look forward to the possibly of perhaps meeting our new “bestie.” In honor of all the wonderful women in my life, I present a list of the 11 Types of Friends Every Mom Needs to Have:
This one goes without saying. You can vent, vent and vent some more. And she hears you. And never judges. She even puts up with your nonsense rambling and annoying texts at 2 A.M. This woman has the patience of a saint. She cares and is always there for you. And for that, you are forever grateful.
The Funny/Sarcastic One
Every mom needs one of these. With motherhood, there are inevitably going to be many tears and lots of frustration. The funny friend knows how to lift you up when you are down. Because, well, she is funny. Her one liners are always epic. She can take you from hysterical tears to uncontrollable laughter faster than you can blink. She can even help you to laugh at yourself. She has a gift. And, with it, she has the amazing ability to heal whatever is ailing you.
This type of friend is wonderful for an ego boost. When picking up your kids from school, she is the one that marvels about all the weight you lost. Even though you just gained ten pounds. She also notices how put together you look. Even though you haven’t showered in five days. Full of shit? Or just extremely positive? It really doesn’t matter. Because, very suddenly, you are a thousand shades of awesome.
The One That Talks You Off the Ledge
It is five PM on a Wednesday and you are about to lose your mind. The house is in shambles. The kids are beating the shit out of each other. Nobody is listening. And you have the worst migraine ever. In fact, you are almost positive that you are dying. This friend assures you all will be okay and that “this too shall pass.” And that you are doing a wonderful job as a mom. That all will be better tomorrow and to just chill the hell out. Within minutes, you feel a lot better. And are able to smile through your tears. You can now happily get back to burning dinner.
The One that is Always Good for a Drink
Sometimes we just need to get the hell out of the house. This friend understands completely. She can’t wait to escape from prison as well. Before you can say, “Where to?” she is sitting at the bar waiting for you, cocktail in hand.
The Crafty One
Your son wants Yo Gabba Gabba cupcakes for his party. You can barely bake a cupcake, let alone design any with those creepy characters. Your crafty friend knows how as she can create anything. She is the one with all of the talent. You bribe her with wine and free babysitting. In exchange, she produce the most beautiful and tasty cupcakes ever.