Tuesday, August 4, 2009

6 Friends EVERY Mom Needs...

I was reading the July Parenting Magazine and came across the article " 6 Friends Every Mom Needs." It was a great article and as I was reading it I started lauging since I could name a different friend for all 6 areas. Here they are...

#1 - The Mom In The Same Boat...I have lots of friends in the same boat...Nicole, Ginger, Tiffani, Shawna, but the one that stuck out the most was Marinda. Eventhough I didn't have triplets like her, I do have 4 boys that are all born in the same year. We laugh at our phone conversations when we can barely hear each other from all the screaming in the background!!!

#2 - The NO-kids pal...for me this one is not another girl. Lots of people don't understand how I can have so many guy friends and Brandon be ok with it. As I was reading this article to Brandon he said the very same thing I was thinking, that this was why I have guy friends. They have no idea what it is like to be a mom, or go through child birth, etc...so our conversations are NEVER about motherly subjects which is a nice break occasionally. I am grateful for my guy friends...Richard, Herzog, Tom, and Nicholas.

#3 - The Been-There, Done-That Mom...this is none other than my own mother. I am so grateful that I have her to turn to when I need advice. She definately has been there and done that and always knows how to help and what to say!!!

#4 - The I'll Do Anything For You Friend...once again I have lots of friends that are ALWAYS helping me out, but the one that came to mind first was Shawna. I can't say how many times she has come and got my kids when I'm having a stressful day, or brought us dinner, or has come over and helped me with one of my many projects!! She's amazing!

#5 - The Slightly Glam Girlfriend...this is totally my sister-in-law Tara. I love this girl and she is always helping me out with my hair and telling me what looks good and what doesn't. Don't know what I would do without my Fru-Fru Queen!!

#6 - The Brutally Honest Pal...the first one that came to mind was my one and only SISTER!! I love that she is honest with me and will tell me, from her much older and wiser view point, how things are but is nothing but nice in doing so. I love her wisdom and am so grateful God blessed me with one sister.

So to all my friends....thanks for making my life complete. I would be completely lost with out you. I know that God puts people in our lives for certain reasons. I am a better person because of my amazingly awesome friends!!!

4 comments:

Lacee Herbert said...

You're absolutely right! What a great post! We missed you in the Valley last weekend! Did you melt??

Shawna said...

You are way too nice. The only reason you have such great friends is because you are a great one yourself. Thanks for everything!

Marinda said...

Tiff I love this and you are so right about all of it. I love having friends around that know what it is like to love being a mom but still want to cry sometimes because they are. Love You Tiff!

Tara Tenney said...

So what I say about that is Toss Toss and how perkie you were, I mean are, I mean, I lovin the new do, you are going to have to tell me who does your hair they are damn good.