If you’re looking for mommy friends, go where the parents are—out shopping. Because, you know, kids need lots of stuff. And shopping with friends is always more fun. “I met this amazing woman while shopping for my newborn at Buy Buy Baby,” says Lyss Stern, author of If You Give a Mom a Martini: 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself. “We were comparing notes on our registries, then started talking and kept in touch. We wound up planning a lot of playdates at the park, and our kids will probably be friends forever."