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9 Tips for Making Mom Friends

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Prioritize “Mom Time”

Whether it’s a science fair project or a ride to soccer practice, your kid will always demand your time—so it’s critical to pencil in time for yourself, and stick to it. Friendships require effort away from kids to establish a lasting bond. Denise Cortes, who writes about raising her six kids on her blog Pearmama, agrees. “Make sure your friendship isn't centered around your kids only,” she says. “The minute your kids grow apart, so will your friendship.”