Friendships: The Dynamics Between Mamas
We all know that so much changes when we have kids. We've talked plenty about our relationships with our spouse / partners, siblings, with other children, but how about our relationships with our mama-friends? Lori has an interesting question for the urbanMama community. She writes:
I hung out with some friends the other night without my toddler. During the evening, a good friend of mine who has two kids under three thanked me for the support I had given her over the last year. She was being sincere but I realized that that I really had not given her that much support. Yes, we have play dates and we talk on the phone at least once a week, but prior to having kids my female friendships were much different. I now find that I do not have the time to listen like I used to or demonstrate to my friends how much they mean to me. Luckily, most of them have kids also and are pretty understanding. How do you balance the needs of your family and the needs of your good friends?