I have been a stay at home mom for 4 1/2 years now, so I am feeling pretty well-adjusted. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely have my days and moments, but overall, I feel I have gotten used to life as a stay at home mom. However, one thing that I inadvertently have been missing out on as a result of our frequent moves was regular, planned interaction with a true girlfriend. After moving here, I met (through the internet no less) another mom to be who had just moved here. We totally hit it off, and after we each had our baby (her first, my third), we got together one day for coffee. Holy cow was it a good time. We talked for hours and I really felt like I was making a difference for her. I remembered those early days with my first and adjusting to life as a mommy and life at home all day with a baby. I felt like I was finally able to help someone else and impart advice, and just plain good old listening during this coffee “date”. My friend suggested we do it again next week, and here we are 5 months later and still meeting weekly for coffee. It is the highlight of my week , and I hope her week too. I am pretty certain she looks forward to our time hanging out as much as I do. It has really re-energized me and lifted my spirits to have someone that I enjoy interacting with and commiting to doing so on a regular basis. I think it is SO important to do this, so if you are a new mom or even an “old pro”, I strongly urge you to find some outlet for adult interaction that you can enjoy quite regularly….I think it has introduced sanity back into my life and I hope it can do the same for you! For more works for me wednesday, visit here.
Works For Me Wednesday-Coffee With a Friend July 8, 2009