How to Have Friends and Kids

How to Have Friends and Kids

It can be really hard for moms of small children to not feel isolated. The difficulties of getting out the door with babies and toddlers in tow often makes moms just hunker down inside. Even there, finding time for phone conversations can be daunting.

Here are a few tips of how to build friendships in this season of life:

• Learn the art of short phone conversations. Plan them for times when you know you’ll actually have 10 or 15 minutes to yourself.

• Invite other women into your home without expectations. That means you don’t expect yourself to be the perfect hostess! Other moms won’t be bothered by toys on the floor or a breast pump on the coffee table. Keep it informal and don’t create stress by thinking you have to cook or entertain like Martha Stuart. Be you!

• Make yourself invite women into your home a few times no matter how uncomfortable you feel. Soon, you’ll be more at ease and better at planning, and you will see friendships bloom.

This an excerpt from a previous post – read it here!

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