last time you were kid-free and met up with your girlfriends for happy hour? Bueller…? Bueller…? Thought so.
it — motherhood is freaking demanding. There’s always a sippy cup that needs a
refill or a mess to clean up. Yes, we love our kids but we love martinis too.
Remember life before baby, when you sat around the table with your girls and
laughed so hard your face hurt?
Sisterhood is so important. Whether we relate
to each other because of common interests or bond over mutual support, as
women, we need other women in our lives. But it’s so easy to forget this once
we become mothers.
way to keep my sanity is to have balance. I’m a stay-at-home mom, like many,
and there’s absolutely no other job I’d rather have. That being said, it can be
overwhelming. Even worse, it can feel lonely at times.
When your day feels chaotic and you want to pull your hair out, a glass of wine does wonders.
The comfort of my own home
can suck me in if I let it. I make it a priority to get out and continuously
meet new people, not only for my daughter but also for me. It’s as simple as
having a real conversation with an adult that can bring me back to center.
to get discouraged about things like “happy hour.” I knew it wasn’t going to
happen anytime soon. Then one day it dawned on me — my friends and I are already getting together so our kids can play. Why
not bring over a bottle of wine to share?
This little gesture was the beginning
of something really special. It’s been a way for me and the other moms to not
only enjoy ourselves but chill out. When your day feels chaotic and you want to
pull your hair out, a glass of wine does wonders. I’ve laughed, cried, given
advice and gotten advice just like I would if I were out with my girlfriends,
but instead my kid’s right next to me playing with her friends. I don’t have to
sacrifice one for the other. It’s made me into a happier, more relaxed mother
and wife. Cheers to that!