Friends take on a whole knew meaning when you become a mom. Not only do you need community in a way you didn’t before, you’ll find you also need a wide variety of people to help navigate the ever-changing waters of motherhood. These women understand if your sink is full of dishes, the sacred hours that are nap time and wont hold it against you if your bailing by 9 pm to get home and to that much needed sleep. Here are 7 mom friends you can’t live without.
1. The Veteran Mom
She is the been-there-done-that mom. The mom you always go to for advice as they have an answer for everything. You baby isn’t sleeping? She will walk you though sleep training. You need to find a new daycare? She can whip up a list of reportable places in under a minute. Anything you need to know about this new life of motherhood, she’s your gal.
2. The Granola Mom
She always has a home remedy at hand and some organic snacks to share after your kid finished their 3rd cookie and is still hungry. They are your go-to when you need some health and nutrition advice. Don’t fret, they will always be more than happy to share about their essential oil journey or organic butt cream.
3. The “Do Whatever Works” Mom
Sometimes, you don’t need advice. You just need someone to tell you to go with your gut. Someone to remind you that you are mom now too, and you know what is best for your baby. This mom doesnt care if your baby isn’t walking by 12 months or sleeping through the night yet. They don’t judge you for your parenting choices or try to make your fit their perfect mom mould.
4. The Always Prepared Mom
This mom always have a plethora of snacks, extra wipes, all the fancy gadgets and mom accessories. They kinda put you to shame when you’re attempting to stop your baby from teething on the shopping cart handle because you forgot the seat cover thingy. The good news is they are the best to organize play dates and always text you to see how your doing even though you haven’t gotten around to checking your email in 5 days.
5. The Neighbor Mom
This mom friend is possibly the most important. She may not have been an expected friend, but she lives close by and is always there whenever you need her. Whether in your sleep deprived state you can’t remember if you shut the garage, or if you need someone to watch the kids in an emergency, they a loyal and responsible and the best friend to have around. Just make sure you are returning the favor.
6. The No Kids Yet “Mom”
While play dates and conversations about breastfeeding and birth stories are great and all, sometimes you need to let your hair down, change out of your milk stained clothes and head out for a girls night on the town. Yes, you may have an earlier curfew than before and you will probably check in on your sweet babe once or twice but it’s still important to take time for yourself.
7. The Mom In The Same Boat
While it is nice to hear from our Veteran mom friends, and to hang out with our gal pals that haven’t entered motherhood yet, sometimes the most valuable friend you can have is someone who is going through the same exact season as life as you are. This friend is also awake for 3am feedings, exchanging potting training stories, and attempting to survive the toddler tantrums. This mom can sympathize and laugh with you about all the joys and challenges that motherhood brings.