Mommy dating

Is there any dating that is more awkward than mommy-dating? Mommy-dating has all the fears and strangeness of “regular dating” with the added complexities of (1) the main thing you have in common is your kids (2) there are more people affected by the relationship than just you and the other mom. Namely, the kids. And also the husbands / partners / significant others.

Mommy dating is similar to regular dating in some ways —

First there’s interest. The moment you realize you have something in common with another mom. When small talk gives way to meaningful conversations that bypass bottle feeding, potty training, or soccer practice.

Then there’s the moment of “what do I do next”? Do we get together? With the kids? With the husbands?  What’s the protocol here? And how do I suggest getting together without being totally awkward?

When you get together – especially if it’s a mommy only outing – it really starts to feel like dating again. Thoughts drift through your mind like:

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The Hidden Perks of Pregnancy

There are some benefits of pregnancy that no one seems to be talking about. With so many books, guides, and other forms of information out there, how has no one touched on these perks?

 

  • Napping.  Anytime. Anywhere.
  • No one expects you to be on time. And no one dares to challenge why you were late.
  • Shopping spree! Everyone needs a cute new wardrobe to wrap that baby belly in. When pregnant, comfortable shoes trump cute shoes so obviously new shoes are in order too.
  • Grooming is not necessary to parts you can no longer see because your belly is so big. Who needs a pedicure when your feet have disappeared?
  • Unlimited mac and cheese and ice cream. (Not doctor recommended)
  • No lifting heavy objects (doctor mandate). Heavy things can be defined as anything you don’t feel like bending down to pick up.
  • Exercise optional! (Not doctor recommended)

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