Honestly, where would we be without our friends? Whether a best friend is a sister or a neighbor, a bestie from high school or an old college roommate, these people help us through the ups and downs of life. Having a support system is vital, and nothing makes that more obvious than parenthood. Many of our friendships may dwindle as time moves us forward and toward those big life decisions, but there are always those who stick by us no matter what. It’s no exaggeration: our BFFs help make us better moms, so I asked a few moms to share just how their person helped them adjust to parenthood. Fair warning: their answers are going to hit you square in the feels.
I'm lucky, in that I can't say only one best friend helped me be the mom I am today. When I got pregnant for the first time, it was my bestie who held my hand as I struggled to figure out what to do and wrap my mind around the idea of being someone else's mom. She was the first one to buy me a baby book and take me maternity clothes shopping. She was also the first one to come to the hospital when I lost that baby. Her support, from the very beginning and through the worst scenario imaginable, is impossible to quantify.
These days, I mostly rely on another best friend for emotional support. She and I message each other on a daily basis, usually about the trials and tribulations of motherhood. She’s who I can complain to and celebrate with and I’m so glad to have her in my life. Chatting with her helps keep me grounded as a mom. I spoke to several other mamas on how their BFFs help them be better moms, too, and this is what they had to say: