Having a mom friend that gets all the hardships of parenthood is a true gift. Nothing solidifies a friendship more than matching spit-up-stained pajamas and sleep deprivation. Who else is going to understand why your Google search history is filled with questions like “what does green baby poop mean?” Depending on who entered motherhood first, you may use each other as search engines instead because only another mom understands the confusion and stress that raising children entails.
Regardless of being in different stages of mom life or having different outlooks on child-rearing, there’s one thing every mother can agree on: this is hard work. It’s work that never stops. Whether you have a day job or stay home with your littles, the demands are constant and often thankless. Your mom friends live it and get it. They understand why it may take you three business days to answer a text or that there is no such thing as “doing it all.” There is only trying our best.
Even though mom friends feel like coming home to a soft bed after a long day, they’re probably the friends you see the least. However, there are other ways to express you’re still there for them. When life gets too busy for that hour-long vent session you so desperately need, we’ve rounded up 10 gifts for mom friends to show that you’re thinking about them.
This one's for the stay-at-home mama who does it all with no days off. Mommy Time tells the sweet story of a mother's day from the POV of her youngest child. To her kiddos, that day is a happy blur of school and playdates, storytime, and bedtime. But Mommy’s time is filled with a whole lot more tiring work achieved with love in her eyes and care in her smiles. It's a wonderful way to show your stay-at-home mom friend that you understand and hopefully help teach her family empathy towards everything she does for them too.
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