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.

6 Ways to Make Mom Friends

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.

6 Things to Do When Your BFF Has a Baby

Wondering how to help a friend who just had a baby? Here's exactly what she needs from you right now.

5 Ways to Handle Friends with Different Parenting Styles

10 Things Not To Say to Your Childless Friends

Parenting can have a huge impact on friendships. But you can maintain your bond -- with some insight into the childfree point of view.

Building a Mommy Support System

When dealing with the ups and downs of parenthood, who better to turn to than other new moms?

Shy Parents Survival Guide

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.

Making and Keeping Friends as an Adult

Expert advice on why we need friends, how to keep old friends and make new ones, from Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis.

How to Keep Your Friends Through Pregnancy and Parenthood

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.

When You Love Your Friend but Can't Stand Her Kid

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.

The 5 Friends All Moms Need

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.

8 Things NOT to Say to a Woman Who's Had a Miscarriage

Although the instinct is to help, these comments are the furthest from helpful for a woman who has had a miscarriage.

10 #RealTalk Ways to Prepare Your Friends for Parenthood

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.

Friendships: When You're the First to Have a Baby

What happens when you're the first to have a baby in your circle of friends?

Making New-Mom 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.

Can Friendships Survive Parenthood?

Child looks at how family life changes the quality of parents' friendships.

"My Mommy Friend Always Cancels Plans"

Advice on how to deal with a mommy friend who constantly cancels plan.

When Your Husband Doesn't Like to Socialize

What to do when he's not interested in your friends.

Why Moms Need Friends

Carving out time to spend with your gal pals is good for your health, your kids, and even your marriage.

Say the Right Thing

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.

Playgroup Pitfalls

Should you stay or go? Here's how to decide -- and what to say if you're going.

The Importance of Other Mommy Friends

How I discovered that making friends is easier when you have babies in common.

Girls' Night Out: Clothing Swap Party

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!

How to Break into Playground Cliques

One mom seeks expert advice on the playground politics she can't seem to break in to.