Dating a friends parent
It’s simply this: Find people that make you feel at home in THEIR HOME. Lifting each other up when we are bruised a bit from a days work as a Momma.
Meet for the first time in a populated, public location – never in a private or remote location. Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you're going.Find people that don’t always agree with your view points, but are respectful of your opinions. Often couples just don’t mesh like we want them too. You’ll find your key couples with kids to hang with, clean up massive amounts of barbies with, and laugh with. Your safe place to confide in, and ask for parenting advice. These are key things in the relationship you will begin to develop with these parents. Hosting has gotten so far from gone that I feel myself clinging to the idea of cooking for families so the mothers don’t have to. But trust me on this, ask yourself after a playdate these questions: - Did I feel heard? If you feel uncomfortable when you parent your child who just jumped from the monkey bars to the slide, you may need to reconsider who you are at the park with. We all do it differently according to our viewpoints, and according to each child we raise. Did I walk out of that home feeling loved and accepted? Whether we like it or not, most of us can’t help but think of “daddy” as a horned up name of sexualized affection as opposed to, uh, fathers. Hey, nothing wrong with getting something about of calling your bae “daddy,” but I’m not going to pretend that I’m not a little thrown off by the utter saturation of a phrase “daddy” being used to seduce celebrities on Twitter. If you own a mobile phone, make sure you have it with you . Do not do anything that would impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret. Just in case things don't work out, you need to be in control of your own ride – even if you take a taxi.
Those first glances, the twiddling of the thumbs and hot sweats that come with first dates usually determine if there will be a second date.
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When Sophie was a newborn, before I had a blog, I was a stay at home mom.
Having parenting friends is all about a support system, and a breath of fresh air. There was no weird moments, no judgement, and definitely no holding back our feelings or opinions.
It’s not about condemnation, or judgment for ones actions.
You don’t have to have the same parenting mind sets, you don’t even have to have the same amount of children, or the same sex of children.