Friends From Two Different Worlds

This week on Liberating Working Moms, I wrote a post dedicated to the lovely women in my life. I am proud to say that they are all fantastic mothers and friends.

So, I asked a friend of mine who is also a working mom what she wanted me to address here at LWM. The first topic that came to her mind was friendship. My brain brought me back to this post about finding your mommy soulmate and how wonderful it can be if two mommies jive and their kiddies (who are hopefully around the same age) jive, as well.

But when I continued the conversation, she said, “I meant juggling friendships with moms who don’t work.” And I thought, YES. That can be so hard for so many reasons. And then I realized how funny it was, because many of my friends are stay-at-home moms.

My closest friends—two of whom were there when my son entered the world (which… ew, right?)—are SAHMs. One of them was the Matron of Honor in my wedding. Three of them, I was in their weddings. The other, well, we go way back to dancing to Backstreet Boys in her parents’ living room.

All of them have been in my life since my teen years. Two of these women are currently pregnant with their second children and due two weeks apart in January 2013. One is my age with THREE–count them, THREE–kids. All of these women possess very different aspirations and viewpoints concerning motherhood than I do. Yet, we’re friends…

Continue reading at Friends From Two Different Worlds

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