When my oldest was born, I felt lost in this new world of motherhood until I found a group of friends with daughters all born within six months of each other. They became my mom tribe. I learned more from those women then I would ever have figured out on my own – and had more fun doing do. I learned how to make friends as an adult and the importance of doing so.
This post is sponsored by Friendship Dairies.
One of the great things about a solid mom tribe is having friends who are at the same stage of life. From following milestones to helping each other with tips and tricks, my mom tribe got me through those early years and gave me confidence.
I thank my mom tribe for sharing their wisdom, their laughter, their recipes and most of all their friendship. Nine years later, I am still happy to call them my friends.
My mom tribe even gave me tips on how to make recipes even better, like this protein packed mac and cheese I previously shared. The secret ingredient? Friendship Dairies cottage cheese. If your family loves mac and cheese (who doesn’t?!), you have to try it.
Remember when making a new friend was as simple as starting to play with the kid next to you? “I made a new friend today,” my daughter often tells me. Making new friends is harder for most adults, I think in part because we don’t take the time to play with the kid next to us. We get so wrapped up in our busy lives, and focus so much attention on our kids, we don’t make time to look for new friends. I know I am guilty of that. But then again, the friends I have — they are amazing.
There’s nothing better than a true friend. Someone who can laugh with you and will be there to help when you need them. Although we mostly met because our children were friends first, our friendship has gone long past that.
But what’s really amazing about friendship is how it spans time and distance. Whenever I think about friendship, I think about the Girl Scout’s song:
Make new friends,
But keep the old.
One is silver,
and the other is gold.
Although it has been more than a decade since we lived in the same town, when I have a chance to visit with my college roommates it is like not a day has passed since we shared that apartment. We have been friends through our college days, weddings, the birth of nine children between us and I can picture us meeting up with our grandchildren decades down the road. That is the power of friendship.
Friendship Dairies – The True Power Of Friendship
From old friends to new friends, I know my friends are always there when I need them just like the friends in the video below. I won’t spoil the surprise, but it has a cute ending.