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Pracitcal Tips for Being Friends

Sunday, March 28, 2010

How to be popular with your childfree friends

Moms, want to be the "cool" parent among your childfree friends? Just follow these tips.

1. Edit all your kid stories-by 90%. The secret to great jokes, outfits, and everything important in life is good editing.
2. If you're talking on the phone, don't let your kids interrupt you unless it's an emergency. As in 911 or a plumber needs to be called.
3. Same goes for when you're meeting in person.
4. Trust that your husband knows how to take care of his own kids. If he's watching the kids outside while we're meeting in the living room, don't be looking out the window 99% of the time while continually shaking your head while muttering how you would do a much better job.


  1. Melly- Thanks! There's a few more tips on that subject in "Moms,your husbands are not complete idiots"

  2. Woohooo! Let me take out my pom poms and give a cheer!! :) Right on! I should print this and hang it somewhere visible. I don't even bother making conversation with moms anymore, there is no point. I will never remember her children's name, b'days and the last time they broke a tooth. I mean I want to be friends with 'her', not her children. I want to know what 'she' likes.
    Can you believe that I found your blog as I was trying to add an extra page to my blog??, I read your answer on a website on how to add a page on blogger, you provided a link to your blog as an example. Your blog caught my eye because I decided not to be a mum a loooong time ago. :)
    Its very nice to meet you!
    Elizabeth, NZ.

  3. 5. leave the kid paraphernalia in the nursery. don't invite me over to your home and have the place look like chuck e. cheese puked all over the joint.
    have some semblance of adult space. it's not inviting or welcoming.

  4. Violet-
    Excellent suggestion. I think even if you're not having your childfree friends over it would be a good idea to at least have part of the house free of kid clutter.