Motherhood is not all about the kids. It's not just changing diapers, scheduling play dates, and making sure all the school papers are signed. Motherhood is also about the mom, and making friends who can help you make the best of the situations thrown your way. And, if you want to make the parenthood ride a hell of lot more fun, well, that's just one more reason you need to have mom friends around.
Once you find your people — or you Mom Squad — you'll want to stick to them like gum to a shoe. Hold these women close, because they are the ones who are going to understand you in a way that other people cannot. They are experiencing many of the same things as you, and won't bat an eye when you call them crying, asking for advice on how to clean puke out of a sweater. These are the women you will pick you up when you are down, and give you a reason to put on the high heels that have been collecting dust in the back of your closet for two years.
When you look back on your life, these women will be among the many things you count as blessings, because they were there for you in such an intense and unique way. There are so many reasons to love these friends, but here are 11 reasons you can always rely on your Mom Squad.