Have you ever looked on meetup.com at all the different social groups in your area? If you are looking for a resource to help you find those crucial Mommy friends that you need to help you survive motherhood, then you should check it out. They have groups of every variety – Single Moms, Moms Over 40, Moms Who Exercise, Moms of Multiples, Crafty Moms, Moms of Blond Girls Whose Names Start with P… You get my point. There are groups for everyone.
When I moved to New England I searched through all the various Mom groups on meetup.com in my area in search of one (or more) that I wanted to join. I came across one that sounded pretty good. The description talked about playdates in the park, museum outings, girls’ nights out, and even couples events. Then I got to the bottom of the page and saw this line:
There is nothing wrong with jeans and sneakers but this is a group for moms who like to wear lipstick and yes, look put together. (Please do not join if this is not you)
I laughed out loud. These were not my people.
The dress code for being a SAHM is truly one of my favorite perks of the gig. Who’s with me?
Back in the baby days I would put “take a shower” on my to-do list and be proud of myself if I managed to cross it off the list. You are so tired that you can’t even function. You are dealing with every bodily fluid there is – one time my baby actually managed to spit up into my mouth (yep that really happened). Mothering a newborn is disgusting work.
Even as your kids get older motherhood is still a dirty profession. You crawl on the floor chasing and playing with your kids until you wear holes in your jeans. It’s impossible to carry an umbrella while you are toting a little one, so if it’s raining, you just get wet. When the weather is nice you spend your days sitting on the sidewalk coloring with sidewalk chalk. And it is almost impossible to get through a day without getting food of some kind on your clothes. Why in the world would you want to wear something that you were worried about messing up?