There’s a lot of talk lately about finding your “mom tribe.” Moms plan outings, wine nights, play dates, and book clubs in the hopes that they’ll find a true friend for this season of their life.
Although many of us (including me) are still very close to our pre-baby friends, there’s something special about a friend who understands that “I need five minutes without being touched or I’m going to gouge my own eyes out with a baby fork” feeling. You need a friend who understands that “today my baby smiled for the first time and I cried from happiness” feel. Sure, some people get along just fine without ever making any parent friends. That’s great, if that’s what they want! But in my personal experience, nothing has been as soothing to my soul as a friend who can say “me too.”