WW 91: The Importance of Adult Friendships


Hi there, my dears. Last week flew by as usual and so absorbed was in getting through our daily existence that I failed to take a single photo for my darling Weekly Wrap Up post! Lucky for me on Saturday we were invited to a Bar Mitzvah party for the son of some dear friends of ours. What you see here are the products of the fun photo booth they had at the party.

For we parents subsumed by the business of raising kids and overseeing their soccer practices, ballet rehearsals and homework, making time for friends can be challenging. Your household hasn’t been attended to (witness our broken washing machine that has waited months to be fixed since guess who didn’t manage to call the repair person) so how do you find time for a coffee, lunch or drinks date with your girl friends?

As I get older and wiser, though, I’m increasing reminded of the significance of time with close friends. What gets me through the parenting doldrums has been my sweetie, my family, and my close adult friendships.

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In my view, parties — especially as our lives become more complex — really matter. Nothing brings people greater joy that a festive setting offering the chance to eat, chat, dance and just enjoy time with others. If you’re like me and fried to the max by mommydom, NEVER say no to a party invite. Spending time with friends will invigorate you, refresh you, recharge your batteries and ultimately make you a better mom. There’s certainly something to be said for stepping out of your yoga clothes and putting on a dress and makeup, too!

So with all being said, on Saturday Marc and I exited our normal routine of driving to soccer practice, playdates and birthday parties and spent a fun-filled and meaningful day celebrating a thoughtful young man, his loving family, and the importance of family and close friends.

Here’s proud mom Brande (far right), my friend Tamela (center) and me posing inside the photo booth.

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Brande’s loving nature, her commitment to charitable work, her intellectual curiosity, and her stamina amaze me. She works full time while raising kids and then donates her time to amazing philanthropic organizations. When her son the Bar Mitzvah boy talked about giving back to needy children in India, I was not surprised.

Another proud mama who never misses a phone call, is always there to advise, chat and help, and who challenges herself to reach her full potential as a woman is my dear friend Tamela. Having a background in the fashion industry, Tamela has recently launched an interior design studio. Check out her gorgeous work and follow her please on Instagram!

And let’s not forget my best friend and partner-in-crime Marc. Thanks for putting up for me, for keeping the romance alive, and for being the one to do the early shift on Saturday mornings! Love you!

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That’s it folks for this week and make sure to check back in soon since we’re launching two amazing giveaways this week! Don’t miss out!

Thanks so much for reading and see you all soon!

Melissa

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  • margaretsmith

    I also feel that adult friendships mean so much. For years, we basically spent most of our time with our kids, but over the past few years, we’ve been enjoying more of our time with other grown ups.

  • Brandy Sue Monday

    I have to agree, adult friendships are very important

  • cynthiac

    I, too, have some amazing friends. They are there for all of life’s ups and downs and I depend on them.

  • Julie Wood

    My son’s name is Mark! It is so important to connect with family and friends and stay connected and get out of our comfort zone and be there for others. Thanks for a very nice post!

  • Susan Smith

    I agree, friends are so important!

  • Betsy R Barnes

    When our son was growing up, my hubby and I would try to go out with our friends at once a month. We would have dinner, see a movie or even just watch a football game.

  • Alicia Hewitt

    Adult friendships are important. I meet up with friends at least once a week.

  • shellypeterson

    although I do not spend as much time with my friends as I would like, the time with them is very important

    • Definitely! Thanks for reading!

  • Veronica Clarkson

    Love your post!

  • Becky S.

    The older I get, the deeper my appreciation is for all my friends! 🙂

  • Natalie

    I truly believe the most important thing in life is relationships.

  • shannon fowler

    Friendships are so important and yet can easily go so ignored with demands of family, work, errands, and daily tasks. i know i feel so much better about everything when i connect with friends though

  • calmond

    Yes! Adult friendships are so important! I am taking a trip with a friend next month to a wellness resort…that time is needed!

    • How fun! Hope you and your friend have a great time!

  • slehan

    Kids will come and then go out on their own. Friends are there before and after.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • Anel Winney

    I live so far away from friends, but I’m pretty good about sending a text here and there so they know I’m thinking of them

    • Glad you still can stay in touch! 🙂

  • Outrun1986

    Adult friendships are an important part of life.