Connecting with other moms is key in order to maintaining mom-sanity. But where do you find them? At the library? Neighborhood playdates? A wanted ad in the newspaper?
Before you start looking, make sure you know what you are looking for in your next mom friend. To help you get started I put together my own Mom Seeking Mom Friend Wanted Ad for you to build off of.
Mom Seeking Mom Friend
Looking for Mom Friend: Long term, down-to-earth mom-friend who I can share playdates, wine nights and funny texts with.
I’m turning 30 this year. I cook (kind of). I enjoy long walks with my stroller, cute chubby baby thighs and yoga pants. I love being outside, trying new restaurants, traveling, country music (there, I admitted it) and running.
I surround myself with good people, good food and good wine. I have no musical talent, but I do hold dance parties in my living room every Tuesday at noon – you’re always invited.
- You need to be OK with walking across my kitchen and occasionally crunching on a cheerio or grape on your way to the bathroom.
- You aren’t shocked by a pile of dirty dishes in the sink.
- I don’t need to clean my house for 20 minutes before you come over.
- You have to pretend you don’t notice when I am wearing the exact same outfit I was wearing the last time you saw me (I’m sure I’ve cleaned it since…).
- Watching the Real Housewives makes you feel good about your own life’s chaos.
- Don’t judge me if I’m not using Organic Milk, Cloth diapers or I feed my kid a chip at the Mexican restaurant.
- You are able to ignore the dried oatmeal and fruit juice on my baby’s high chair.
- You are generally a positive person, who is able to look at the bright side of spilled milk… all over your brand new couch.
- You can fill me in on the playground drama… but you aren’t the center of that drama.
- You promise not to judge me when my child drops her pacifier in the park and I “spit-clean” it and give it back to her.
- When my child is having a break down while we’re in public, you ignore it and tell me a story about when your child had an equally embarrassing and passionate public display.
- You start the morning with a cup of coffee… and then follow that first cup with 7 more before noon.
- Conversations surrounding poop, spit up, rashes etc don’t gross you out.
Please don’t apply if:
- You aren’t open-minded, I’m not looking to be judged on my mommy-game.
- You are self-centered and think the world revolves around you and your baby.
- If you are overwhelmed by my long list of must-haves. I have a long list of requirements, but I will give back equally.
I promise grace as we explore motherhood together. I promise no judgement as we make mistakes and I promise laughter during life’s bloopers. I promise free babysitting when you need a break and carpooling when you are running late. You will always have a hot cup of coffee or
glass bottle of wine waiting for you at my house.
If you think you might be interested, send me a message at caroline_eaton
**I’m grateful to be surrounded by kind-hearted, strong, giving, forgiving beautiful women who lift me up and help me be a better mom. You know who you are. You were my inspiration for this blog post, and I hope every mom out there has at least one friend like you.**