Keeping in touch with friends as a mom can be so hard. You’re focused on your kiddos and your family, so you forget about yourself. You forget that having a tribe is healthy and important. It doesn’t have to be difficult!
Self care! Self care! Read all about it! It’s so easy, right? Well, for some, that’s wrong. But there are some easy ways to carry out that self care that don’t require gym memberships, massages and shopping sprees. One of those ways is to keep in touch with your mom friends.
I have a handful of friends that I can text and I know they will respond quickly and with the thing I need to hear most. Even if that thing is “no, you’re wrong and you’re acting crazy.” I consider this a form of self care for both parties involved! Here are some ways you can keep in touch with friends as a mom.
Keeping in touch with friends as a mom
- Snail mail: This is one of my favorite things to do! I will often send mail to friends if I know they’ve been having troubles or even if we haven’t chatted in a while. I have a set of cards that I sell on Etsy that is perfect for just this. You can pick your stage of life in packs of 10. The best part? They come with envelopes that are already stamped and ready to go!
- Monthly dinners: For a while, a good friend and I would have monthly dinner dates. We continued to have children so it got more and more difficult, but while it happened, it was so good for both of us! Pick a night and make it a monthly thing. Second Tuesday of each month or something like that.
- Monthly phone dates: My sister in law and I have a phone date once a month. No excuses, it happens every month. She lives in Denver and I live in Chicago so it’s so nice to reconnect and catch each other up each month.
- Text message check ins: Sitting around watching TV with your kiddos or husband? Grab your phone and send your bestie a quick check in text. Only takes a second.
- Play dates: Let’s be honest – play dates are mostly for the parents I feel like. So schedule those play dates – for yourself!
The bottom line here is to make sure you’re staying in communication with your friends. You scratch my back, I scratch yours. It’s good for you and it’s good for your friend. And when your friend reaches out to you to ask how you are doing, BE HONEST. No one can help you if you aren’t going to be honest with yourself and your friends.
How do you keep in touch with your friends as a mom? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to find new ways!