So I’m Thinking About Placing a Personal Ad for Mommy Friends

shutterstock_112331498-3I may go by “Mommyfriend” online, but in real life I’m just Lori, a mom who struggles with making mom friends.

It’s not that I’m unapproachable or only wear pink on Wednesdays, but connecting with like-minded moms has proven challenging for me. Maybe it’s my fault. Maybe I haven’t put myself out there enough, but when your days are spent working from home and your kids aren’t involved in youth sports, assembling a mom squad from the comfort of your home office takes a little creative thinking.

“Place a personal ad,” my husband joked. “Mommyfriend seeks mommy friends for fruity cocktails and BravoTV marathons.”

I chuckled, but then it hit me.

Maybe placing a personal ad wasn’t such a crazy idea after all. People place personal ads and establish dating profiles all the time. While I understand the obvious difference between friendship and romance, companionship remains at the core. And isn’t that what we all want? I know I do. I want geographically desirable mom companionship over coffee. And drinks! And shopping! And maybe even exercise … but probably not.

The more I thought about placing an ad for my mom army, the more I wondered how it might read:

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