Being a mom is a hard journey to navigate alone. There are so many aspects of parenting that really benefit from sharing your experiences and comparing notes and being able to laugh about the insanity of it all, with others who can completely understand. There are things nobody says about trying to make mom friends, though; Things that can make it a far more challenging process than you might initially think it to be.
I have gone through a lot of trial and error when it comes to finding my mom squad. I have a group of friends who are also moms, but our kids are quite different in age. These women are amazing, but it can be hard for them to remember what it was like in the early years. Then there are the moms that I met during various playgroups, that were nice enough to chat with at the time, but we didn't really connect enough to remain friends as our kids grew older. Now that my daughter is in school, there are the moms of my daughter's friends, some of whom are nice enough, and others I have completely hit it off with. It's complicated, you guys. So complicated.
In the end, I really think the most important part of finding mom friends is finding those who share similar values and, at the very least, a few of the same interests. You can only talk about your kids for so long and having the ability to be real with someone is the best way to cultivate your friendship. Ultimately, you want your mom friends to actually be friends, right? So, with that in mind, here are 10 things no one will tell you about trying to make mom friends, but I will: