Why You Should Make Time For Your Friends

We all have busy lives. Whether it’s a new job, new baby, ballgames or something else–it’s important to make time for our friends. Plus, it’s fun to hang with your friends. Laughing is good for your soul.

Here are 10 reasons you should make time for your friends.

  1. If you stop hanging with your friends, they will stop including you.
  2. When you really need them, they won’t be there. — Someday your kids will leave home and you will really need your girlfriends.
  3. Girlfriends are the best at listening and understand you. We all need friends to confide in and blow off steam with.
  4. It’s pretty boring reminiscing alone.
  5. Good friends know each other better than anyone.
  6. You need vacation partners! 😉
  7. You need a life outside your spouse/mama hat!
  8. You need a life outside of work.
  9. Laughter is the best medicine.
  10. Let’s face it…girls are fun!

Celebrate the wins

Last night I had the evening to spend with just my daughter since my hubby and son had a pitching lesson and baseball practice.

The evening wasn’t anything “big”. She helped me organize my office, we did a little shopping and had dinner together.

On the way home we talked then we were listening to some jams when out of nowhere my daughter said, “Mom, I love you.” This girl tells me she loves me every night when she goes to bed but out of the blue, anyone with a teenager knows this is big. I asked where that came from and she said I love that we do things together. She went on to say she loves how we play games together, how we talk, etc. She said some girls at school say they don’t do anything with their parents and she was just thinking she is lucky. Melt my heart!

It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive you do together. It really is the little things that mean a lot to kids.

Not everyday do I feel like I’m doing this mom gig right but last night I sure felt like a winner. It’s these special moments that make me proud. I hope my daughter keeps wanting to spend time with her momma, keeps playing games with her parents and keeps talking to me through all her teen years. In the meantime, I will keep celebrating these wins – these special moments with my kids!

“In the end, kids won’t remember the fancy things you bought for them, they will remember the time you spent with them.” — Kevin Heath