I still remember the “moms” of my old friend groups; the high school friend who never (OK, rarely) gave in to the drama and the college friend who always shared snacks from her purse. These women seems tailed made for motherhood, as they seemed slightly more nurturing than the rest of us (and we loved them for it). Now that I’m a mom, I still see these women everywhere. Not the exact same women I knew in high school and college, but women with some of the same qualities and who show the signs they’re the grown-ass mom of their mom group.
If I'm being honest, I'd have to say that don’t think I’m one of these women. Maybe on a really, really good day I'll have an extra hair tie in my pocket or some spare wipes I can share with another mom in need. However, most of the time I’ve got just the basics on me; nothing more, nothing less, and I'm pretty OK with that. Hey, well all have our role to play, right?
So, I very much appreciate the other moms who are more ahead of the game. I’m learning from them. I’m relying on them. I’m inspired by them. I’m especially impressed when they cook something delicious and homemade for the potluck I most definitely went to the grocery store and bought pre-made food for. So, if you're looking for one of those mom's to befriend, be on the look out for the following signs you're in the presence of a grown-ass mom (or, you know, that you're actually the grown-ass mom of the group):