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Three Reasons Why Ladies Night for Mommy Is Important

Ladies Night - Making Motherhood Manageable

Ladies. Chicks. Mamas.

If I wasn’t one, I would say we are a very hard species to understand. But as it turns out, I am one and I think I have a good handle on understanding what makes us tick.

Most of us are multi-taskers, homemakers, career women, decision-makers and litigators all before 8:30am on any average day. And while we don’t mind this, we embrace it so long as once in a while we can get together for a Ladies Night.

So why is Ladies Night for Moms important?

1. We compare notes. An outsider may hear us chat and wonder why we talk of the very things that we are trying to get a break from – kids, schedules, discipline tactics etc. The reality is, through the wine and fruity-named drinks, we are gaining knowledge that allows us to streamline matters that would otherwise take us time to navigate if alone. Hey, if you have figured out why your Little Angel is acting out before school, perhaps it will work for my Cherub.

2. We are thirsty and hungry. This one is simple. It’s nice to have a drink that is free of four-year-old’s backwash and a bite of food that I have chosen to eat AND not some half eaten pizza bagel that my little one didn’t finish and I didn’t have the heart to throw away.

3. We need each other. Once you weed out the fake, over zealous, one-upper kind of ladies, you are left with ladies that really and truly care about you.  Together these ladies laugh. Together these ladies make you feel that motherhood is manageable.

In essence, Ladies Night Out for Mommy is way to recharge our batteries and give us a chance – even if just one or two hours – to be carefree, silly girls!

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Amy October 15, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Thanks Lisa. You're right!
shezza October 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Amy, I'm with you-sort of! I've only found one great friend in this town since I've lived here for about 13 years. The rest of my friends are in other places. MOST women in this town only want to get together to show off their houses but offer nothing in the way of REAL friendship. You will find a cool one! But, the gym? That doesn't sound fun.
Forked River Mom October 16, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Great article! I can't believe the ignorance some of these idiots are spewing! This is 2012 people! We're not living in the 50's anymore. There is absolutely nothing at all wrong with a mother going out with her friends once in awhile. My husband is always urging me to go out and get together with my friends! He's a realist, unlike some of you people here still stuck in the "leave it to Beaver" days. He knows that I enjoy getting together with my friends and he knows that I need it. I urge him to do the same. We all need to get out and be social. We work 40+ hours a week, come home, take care of our children, the house, then it's Friday and we're running around from practice to game to whatever it may be. We need to have a life aside from the daily hustle and bustle. Get real people, this is life in 2012. Embrace it!
Forked River Mom October 16, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Also forgot to mention that in addition to the monthly or bi-monthly Girls night out and guys night out, my husband and I get a sitter and go out from time to time just for ourselves to enjoy a meal or a show together. Nothing wrong with that! We do everything with our children, but we also know that once in awhile we need time for each other too.
Jennifer Hague October 16, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Ladies night, wine, no kids...where do I sign up? ;)

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