I adore the parents in dd's class, but I can't go to yoga at 10 am with the other moms. It seems like the other moms at our school are always getting together. They know I work ( I am the only person wearing a business suit at drop off) so I just don't get invited. Over the years this hurts less. And these are really cool, wonderful people I would love to hang out with. I find comfort in the fact I love my job. My life is just different. Dd is in a great after school program, I don't think she is suffering from not having "playdates." OTH when there has been an afternoon birthday party, I have had other moms offer to take dd to the party because they knew I couldn't. I miss out, though
I'd be annoyed too except that I tend to take half days or vacation days to do some of these things every so often. Makes me connected. Most of the families we know have nannies and part-time preschools and some moms work full time. A few work part time. But everyone seems to have a lot of help. I actually intentionally scheduled a mid-week birthday so that it wouldn't clog up so much weekend time for everyone. I have it went I loose my whole saturday going to an endless party. My favorites are the parties that begin 20minutes after preschool.
Other than a breastfeeding group, which WAS helpful, I didn't find a mommy group very helpful. Most of the parenting wasn't compatible with my values. If I had more time I probably could have found something but still, I found better support online.
I did have a LLL say she would work really hard to help me put together a weekday LLL if I could help her find space. But as she had never used a breast pump, it wasn't a great fit.
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