The mom in the same boat
Why you need her: She gets it.
How to keep her: Whether the two of you are stay-at-home moms, working moms, or single moms, try to get some one-on-one time without the kids and make it fun.
The no-kids pal
Why you need her: For adult conversation — and so you can act like you’re still cool.
Another plus: They keep you up to date with what’s going on.
How to keep her: Put aside all the mommy stuff for an hour or two.
The been-there, done-that mom
Why you need her: She gets you through your “I don’t know what I’m supposed to do next” moments.
How to keep her: The good news is that she probably loves giving advice as much as you love getting it.
The I’ll-do-anything-for-you buddy
Why you need her: She’ll help you with your garage sale, drive the kids to soccer, and bring over lasagna when you’re dealing with a crisis.
How to keep her: It helps to remind your friends that you care.
The slightly glam girlfriend
Why you need her: For inspiration and a wardrobe you can borrow.
How to keep her: You admire your friend’s got-it-togetherness, so tell her.
The brutally honest pal
Why you need her: We all need to hear the truth sometimes.
How to keep her: It may take a day or two for you to digest what she’s told you, but once you have done so, call your friend and thank her for being honest.
Did you know….?
The most popular month in which to have a baby [PDF], with 359,000 births taking place that month in 2002. July, with 358,000, was just a shade behind.
The most popular day of the week in which to have a baby [PDF], with an average of almost 13,000 births taking place on Tuesdays during 2002.