Can I get a hand raise to see how many of you actually have time to spend with friends as a busy mom? We’ve all put our families and kiddos as our priorities first, and rightfully so, but it can be so hard to make time for friends as a busy mom! Friendships can suffer and women can always benefit from a little time with girlfriends, am I right? I put together a few ways that I make time for friends and thought it might be helpful to share!
Since the girls are little older now (2 and 4) it’s easier for me to get a sitter or leave them with their daddy, but if you have younger kiddos you can still take the babes along and make a play date! There are so many ways to get out and see friends!
- Schedule Monthly Playdates
- Breakfast/Coffee Dates
- Weekend Getaways
- Monthly Meets for drinks, movies, pedicures, shopping, etc.
- Invite them to your home
- Plan a trip
- See them for lunch
- Sign up for MOPS
- Bible studies
- Make a phone call and visit with them
- Text regularly to let them know you’re thinking of them
- Stay up to date with their lives
- Plan a staycation
- Girls NIGHT!
Most of these things require leaving your home, but there are some other ways to keep in touch and make time for friends! I think mostly, it’s just a great reminder to know that your friends are taking time out of their busy schedules to see you and make time to text you. If you’re not doing that for them though, don’t expect them to do it for you! My mom (who is the wisest person I know) always told me “it takes BEING a good friend to HAVE a good friend” and that holds true to this day.
I have a handful of best friends who it doesn’t matter how long we go without seeing each other, being in different towns, we still pick up right where we left off before. That’s how you know it’s a friendship you’d like to keep investing in and one that will always be there for you through thick and thin. Kristin is one of those friends for me, and we recently decided to take some time for one another and get away – just the two of us! Ha. It sounds like a romantic date, but really it’s so nice to be able to visit without kiddos running around and enjoy each other’s friendship! LOVE YOU KRISTIN!
We planned a trip to Dallas a few weekends ago (actually several, this is long overdue) since I had to go for work and she just came with me! I didn’t have to work the whole time, so it was nice to have that down time and get to spend some time having drinks, eating, sleeping in and having girl talk! It was SO good for the soul.
We stayed at The Adolphus in Dallas and if you’ve never been there I HIGHLY recommend. It is a very old renovated boutique hotel with AMAZING service and amenities. We actually keep texting back and forth about this amazing cheese tray we had at the hotel bar upon arrival and now want to go back and have another! Ha! #hereforthefood
Aside from enjoying the hotel and being in bed by 10pm every night, we rented a movie, caught up on life, shopped and ATE! Lots of eating! Haha! I highly recommend if you’re going to be taking a girls trip to consider The Adolphus in Dallas. It was the perfect host for our girls’ getaway and we can’t wait to plan another!
What are some ways you make time for girlfriends? Did motherhood change that for you? Would love to hear your comments on this, because I know I’d love to spend more time with friends and I bet all of you mamas out there would too! Hope you all have a happy Friday! Check back this weekend for a special post and some fun news coming to the blog!
HUGE thank you to The Adolphus for collaborating on this post! We loved our stay!