Friday, February 19, 2010

The Mommy Want Ads

Wanted: A Mommy Friend


Requirements:
  • You must have a child around Isabella's age...anywhere between 6-12 months.
  • You must not be a super mom
  • You should like to drink coffee and wine, not necessarily in that order.
  • Interesting conversation about the kids are great, but we can also talk about other stuff, like politics and shoes.
  • Speaking of shoes, it would be great if you were the same size as me so we can share, I'm a 6.5 or 7 in American sizes and 36 or 37 in European sizes (yes I know my European shoe size).
  • It would be great if you weren't too skinny so this way I don't have to be known as the "chubby one".
I need some mom friends man! My cousins have kids but they're either newborns or older like 2-4 and they all live in New York, which means I have to drive 45 minutes to hang out. It would be great to have some mom friends close by that I could meet up with for play dates every once in a while. The thing is, as charming as I am on my blog, I'm actually pretty quiet and awkward around people I don't know IRL. So it would be hard for me to "pick up" a woman at babies r us or the park.

Maybe I'll just grow a set and try. I don't know. Sometimes it would be nice to talk to someone who is going through similar ya know?

20 comments:

Mrs.F said...

I feel the same! Too bad you don't live in the south :)
I only know 1 person here who just had a baby (who works full time) so it sucks not having anyone to talk to... especially being a SAHM & not getting to have an adult convo until Hubbs gets home between 6-7 :(

I might have to grow a set with you & try & pick up a mama at BRB too!

Mrs.F said...

Woops... I meant BRU!

Megan aka Mommy, Mom, Honey, The Boss... said...

It is always tough to find Mommy friends that are in the same boat at the same time. Almost all of my girlfriends didn't have kids until my Daughter was 6, and my son is 3 so they all have new babies and I have the "old" kids! Good luck on getting a "set" lol!

MrsBro... said...

So wish you lived closer!!!

Francis said...

Trust me, it is always hard to find mommy's with the same insterest whose kids are around the same age! I was a 21year old SAHM with my first kid and I always went to "mommy groups" but thought they always judge me for my age and we never really had anything in common.. Now Im a working mom and its so hard to go out there have a social life and meet moms while balancing everything else.

Becky said...

Hi,love your blog, i found it through leannabanna. I have 6mnth old son, but i live in FL. I understand completely, but i have BFF. I met her in child birthing class and we hang out a lot, she lives 7 min from me! We're doing a girls night out tonight! i also talk to another girl from child birthing, but i've only seen her a few times!! I would die with out my new BFF!! Here's hoping you find one soon!

Lisa said...

Can I raise my hand to your post too? I need more friends with babies Lily Anne's age. My awesome "girl" friends live away )30 minutes or more). I have few here, but finding time..

It is even harder to have social life when you work and balance a baby.

Can you move South please?

Oh...you can definitely come shoe shopping with me and Lily Anne.

Lucky said...

Hi my name is Lisa! I found your blog through Mrs. Foreste's today. I have a six month old son and no friends with babies. I wear a size 7 shoe, and am totally not too skinny! But I live in NJ, where are you?
you can find me here
www.sheaintheavy.wordpress.com

Shell said...

have you tired mommy groups?? I feel ya though. Most kids are 1-2 and Nanie is 5months so it's just not the same.

Quixotic said...

I totally feel ya!! Pity I'm in Australia though...

Sarah, Stephen, and Luke said...

I feel the same way! Most of my friends have older babies. And I was just telling Stephen 2 days ago that we need more couple friends with kids Luke's age.

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Mama Tully said...

Hi There! I am new to your blog, but I was in the same boat. I found a bunch of mom friends via my mothers group! What state do you live in?

Leannabanna said...

Aw, Not that we aren't already, but we would be great friends IRL. This post makes me want to move to NJ. I just bought a killer pair of red heels too. Size 7 ;)
I joined a mommy meet up group. you can look on meet-up.com. Good luck!

♥ Katinka said...

Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a great Saturday! :)

Debbie in Nashville said...

Your daughter is beautiful!

Thank you so much for stopping by on my SITS day. It means so much to me!
Have a great weekend,
Debbie

Sarah said...

I know the feeling! It's hard to meet other moms sometimes but it's so important. Have you tried meetup.com? There are tonnes of moms groups on there. As hard as it is, sometimes you just have to take the first step, go to a group or something, and strike up a conversation. Good luck!!!

Laura said...

It's funny how much friendships change when you have a kid. I'm right there with ya. loved the chubby friend part...so true! :)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Great idea! It is true that you need someone who understands what you are going through!

Mrs.T said...

I feel the same way about being married. i feel like its only appropriate to hang out with other married couples, and because the hubs is in law school there aren't too many couples to choose from!

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