New Mom Friendship
Becoming a mom can leave you scrambling to keep up with friends -- or it can make them more indispensable than ever. Here's how friendships change and grow as you become a parent. Learn how you can become a better friend.
Meeting new people and finding new friends can be an anxious experience, even for new moms or moms living in a new neighborhood. Follow these simple steps toward scheduling the first playdate and connecting with mommy friends.
Wondering how to help a friend who just had a baby? Here's exactly what she needs from you right now.
Parenting can have a huge impact on friendships. But you can maintain your bond -- with some insight into the childfree point of view.
When dealing with the ups and downs of parenthood, who better to turn to than other new moms?
If you find meeting and making plans with other moms and dads to be the most stressful part of parenthood, here are six strategies for becoming less bashful.
Expert advice on why we need friends, how to keep old friends and make new ones, from Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis.
Having a baby will undoubtedly change your life, including relationships with your nearest and dearest. Here's how to maintain those ties throughout your pregnancy, and once your first (or fifth) little one arrives.
She might be the Amy to your Tina, but if her kid is a terror, or just annoys you, time together can quickly switch from a pleasure to a pain. Here's what to do.
Every new mom needs a cozy rocking chair, a sturdy stroller, and as many naps as she can get. Another must-have to put on the list? A group of supportive buddies to help you through the tough spots and celebrate the triumphs with you.
Although the instinct is to help, these comments are the furthest from helpful for a woman who has had a miscarriage.
These super-duper helpful strategies will help prep your friends for parenthood. We promise they'll appreciate every nonsensical 3 a.m. phone call to get them used to a nonexistent sleep schedule.
What happens when you're the first to have a baby in your circle of friends?
For the first year of my daughter's life I was far too busy taking care of her to think about making new friends. But after Samantha's first birthday, I found myself enviously watching women who pushed strollers in tandem down the streets. I felt like I was single again and looking, in this case, for a girlfriend. Here's how it went.
Child looks at how family life changes the quality of parents' friendships.
Advice on how to deal with a mommy friend who constantly cancels plan.
What to do when he's not interested in your friends.
Carving out time to spend with your gal pals is good for your health, your kids, and even your marriage.
It's hard to know how to help when a friend has a miscarriage or fertility problems, or is going through a divorce. Here are the best ways to tell her you care.
Should you stay or go? Here's how to decide -- and what to say if you're going.
How I discovered that making friends is easier when you have babies in common.
Because one woman's trash is another woman's treasure, this Portland, Oregon, moms' group hosted a "Naked Mama" swap party and watched the clothes fly!
One mom seeks expert advice on the playground politics she can't seem to break in to.