Posts Tagged‘friends’

Why Old Friends are the Best Friends

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They say that if you keep a friend for 7 years, you have a friend for life. In that case, I’m lucky enough to have a handful of lifelong friends. I just got back from the most revitalizing girl’s weekend with one of my oldest friends. We were in Charleston and got to see a lot of great sites and eat a lot of great food but the best part of the whole weekend was just spending good, quality time with her. We always pick up where we left off but this trip was different: it was the first time since becoming adults we’ve been alone without other friends, our husbands, or kids and it was just what this mommy’s soul needed. I have some newer friends that I adore, but old friends are just so special. First, a little blast from the past: Below are my top 11 reasons why old friends are the best friends: They know what you’re thinking by the look on your face                 You can tell what is going through their heads without one word; their facial expressions say it all. This becomes especially handy in public spaces where saying what’s actually running through your heads wouldn’t be socially acceptable. They know the history                 There’s no wasted time explaining the backstory or history of a situation you’re discussing. If you tell them your cousin’s best friend’s sister is buying a home they know exactly who you’re talking about and which neighborhood she’s probably…

5 Reasons Why Being the First to Have Kids is Awesome

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When we first learned that I was pregnant with Annabelle I had just turned 23, putting me squarely in the “young mom” category and also instantly categorizing me as the first of my close friends to have a baby. Most of my friends were barely married or out of grad school and nowhere near being “baby ready” so I spent a great deal of time thinking about what little I would have in common with them after the baby came. I was sooo worried that they would be bored with my new, motherly life and leave me behind in their fabulous dust. Since the arrival of Lady A, and 13 months later, Graham, my friendships have only grown stronger. I have found out exactly what happens when you’re the first of your friends to have kids…and it’s pretty awesome! These are my top 5 reasons why being the first mom in your group is the bomb: 1.They have no idea if you’re screwing it up                 One of the best things about my close friends not yet being moms is that they have absolutely no idea if I’m practicing voo-doo magic on my children so they support every decision I make 100%.                 Oh, swaddling your child until they’re one is a thing? Cool!                 Putting your newborn son in smocked, monogrammed clothes is in? Sounds good.                 It’s normal for them to take off their diapers and pee in the crib? Whatever you say…                 Breastfeeding is a gift from…