Why Making Mom Friends is So Hard

This post is sponsored by BumbleBFF.  I only work with brands I truly love, so thank you for helping me to support them. 

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We’ve all experienced it- issues with mom friends.  I polled all of you on Instagram stories what your current issues are with your mom friends and whew did I get a response.  Thank you so much for sharing, by the way!  Let me summarize why making and keeping mom friends is so hard:

Why Making Mom Friends is So Hard

Why Making Mom Friends is So Hard by Atlanta mom blogger Happily Hughes

Why Making Mom Friends is So Hard by Atlanta mom blogger Happily Hughes

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  1. Judgemental moms: you know, the ones who judge everything you do.  “Oh you bottle fed?  Goodness forbid.”  Or:  “Your kids watch TV?  My son is 4 and has never seen a TV show in his life.”  Those are classified as Mean Girl Moms and they never hesitate to make you feel like absolute crap.
  2. There’s also the mom friends cliques.  They’ve been formed and there’s nothing you can do about it.  It’s reminiscent of high school and it sucks.  This REALLY sucks for those who have just moved to a new area.  
  3. Even if you do have a great group of friends, it is so hard to schedule time for each other!  Between the kids hectic schedules and the never-ending germs from school something seems to come up whenever you plan a big group play date!
  4. Another problem, you may love the other mom but your kids don’t get along.  So you may try and talk and bond, meanwhile your kids are trying to strangle/tackle each other the whole time.  

Why Making Mom Friends is So Hard by Atlanta mom blogger Happily Hughes

Every single one of these reasons is why I partnered up with Bumble BFF for a fun moms’ night out.  Having good and supportive mom friends is SO important for a mother’s mental health.  Since finding those good friends is so dang hard, Bumble BFF has aimed to make it easer.  You can log in to the app and look for fellow mommies close to you!

Why Making Mom Friends is So Hard by Atlanta mom blogger Happily Hughes

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At my Bumble BFF event with STK, I had old and new friends show up.  It was so neat seeing all of these very different women bond over raising tiny humans.  We had business women, stay-at-home mamas, breastfeeding and formula-feeding, and everything in between.  We had a GREAT time!  I got so many messages the next day from each of the women who attended thanking me for a night of fun.  

Why Making Mom Friends is So Hard by Atlanta mom blogger Happily Hughes

Like I said, it’s so important to have a strong support system of women and mom friends around you.  Login to Bumble BFF and see who you meet today! 

A huge thank you to STK for hosting us!! It was a wonderful night.

12 thoughts on “Why Making Mom Friends is So Hard

  1. Cynthia

    I have to admit that I like the way technology has changed the way we interact socially, but I checked this app and works kind of like Tinder, and Tinder did nothing but destroy my self-esteem 😀 😀 and by the way, cliques are horrible, doesn’t matter if you are a mom or not.

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  2. Tanya

    I’m living in a foreign country, and the difficulty of making mom friends is compounded by the fact that I don’t speak their language. Wish a Bumble BFF group could pop up here!

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  3. Angela Tolsma

    Oh gosh you pictures of food so beautiful!! I don’t think this is specific to moms. It’s hard to make friends as an adult because it’s hard to coordinate schedules and the other people surrounding your life. Though with kids you have to make sure everyone gets along and without that is definitely easier. It’s good to have websites that help plan good dates and make friends!

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  4. Candy Rachelle

    You hit the nail on the head with this one.! I don’t have mom friends for some of these reasons…mostly time and distance. I’ve always thought Bumble was a dating app. I will DEF look this one up. Thnx!!!

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  5. Elena

    It seems like it is really hard. I always thought that making friends as a mom is easier because you always have topics for conversation, and share experiences.

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  6. David Elliott

    I had heard about Bumble BFF and was wondering how it worked. That’s cool that you have met some good people through it all. I will check it out. And just to say, dad’s have their own issues making friends unfortunately.

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