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Weekly? Once you’ve had kids?

Posted anonymously, 8th October 2019

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  • Ive found my close friends and I catch up a lot from October through to December
    Ex work friends yearly
    Sport friends during the season
    School friends yearly

  • very rarely – less than once a month!

  • On weekends or sometimes monthly

  • We all keep up to date online by messenger, i have 4 kids all my high school mates have children or are working 24/7 depending on the time of year… probably minimum of once every 6 or so weeks???? not very often and it sucks, but i have also had car troubles which has held ,e back from visiting, and life is jusf so hectic!

  • My friends and i all have kids aged between 7 and 11. There are 4 of us and we have been friends since high school. it was much easier to catch up when our kids were babies as we had time away from work- we would catch up, bubs in tow, for a coffee.
    These days we try and schedule in a dinner date every 2 months. A Night out where there are no kids (and no partners). we eat nice food, drink wine and generally catch up. Depending on life it may get postponed and end up being 3 months but we still make sure it happens and make the most of our time together. These catch ups have been my saving grace over the years! friend time is soooooo important!

  • Very very rarely – I don’t have any local friends, mine all live elsewhere :(

  • One friend every few weeks. The others, every few months if not more

  • I pretty much lost the remainder of my friends once I had a kid 10 years ago as they didn’t have babies then. now they all just seem to be facebook friends as im the only ones that make contact, so unless I ask how are you, I dot hear anything. so I technically have no IRL friends and im ok with that

  • I actually don’t see my friend as often as I should! It’s usually once every month or 2… I am quite lonely at times and struggle to meet new people. We all get lost in our home and work duties and I don’t about anyone else but when I finally get a day at home all I want to do is sleep!

    However, it’s healthy to make an effort to socialise even if it’s only on the phone

  • Kids made no difference to my social life. I didn’t have friends, still don’t, so I wasn’t busy socially at all. If anything, having kids got me out and about more as I was taking them places and dropping them at their friends or having their friends at mine

  • No where near as often as we used to. Its so much harder now that I have kids and some of them don’t

  • There’s an article on the mums site that has all the answers ???? I would say as often or as little as you like

  • Hardly ever, but I’m more of an Introvert. I speak to my friends daily via text but hardly ever in person. One good friend we try to see each other monthly

  • I barely do. No friends local enough really so maybe once every other month

  • I rarely caught up with some of my friends for about 12 months. Some moved and were too far away to go there and back in a few hours. By the time I got there with stopping on the way to feed my baby it was just about time to head home again.

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