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.

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.

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.

A Dozen Reasons You May or May Not Want to Be Friends With That Mom

Making friends is a whole new ball game when you're a parent. Here's how to tell if she's mommy-friend material.

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.

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.

Building a Mommy Support System

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

5 Ways to Handle Friends with Different Parenting Styles

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can Friendships Survive Parenthood?

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

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.

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?

Why Moms Need Friends

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

Playgroup Pitfalls

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

When Your Husband Doesn't Like to Socialize

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

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.

"My Mommy Friend Always Cancels Plans"

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

10 Imaginary Friends You Want in Your Mom-Squad IRL

These ten imaginary friends would fill all your mom-friend needs. Because every mom needs a Party-Planner Friend and a Loves-to-Do-Your-Housework Friend.

The 5 People I'm Thankful for This Year

It's time to show a little gratitude for the people who help make being a parent a little easier.

Navigating Mom Cliques Is Just Like Middle School

My daughter's friendship necklace triggered my own memories of schoolyard BFFs. But they hardly prepared me for an equally tough group: the mom clique.

Things NOT to Say to Friends Who Don't Have Kids

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