We have now lived in Texas for 16 months. Living in an RV park was a temporary living situation and we knew that. As a result, I didn’t put a tremendous amount of effort into making any friends.
Then we moved to our new home. We’ve now been here almost 11 months. I’ve had the privilege of being part of a local homeschool group and getting to know many of the other moms (and some dads) in the group. Our group has been meeting weekly for quite some time. Our children have established some good friendships and the parents in the group have established friendships as well.
I’m guilty of not taking many breaks from my kids and as a homeschool mom who spends 24/7 with her kids, those breaks really are a necessity. My kids also need a break from me every once in awhile. So recently I suggested that the moms in our homeschool group plan an evening out. Many liked the idea and a few of us attended our first Mom’s Night Out.
We met for dinner and drinks, then walked to Painting With a Twist to create our masterpieces.
An evening without our kids allowed us the opportunity to learn more about each other and we all left with better friendships. We also agreed that we needed to have a monthly Mom’s Night Out. That makes our evening out, a huge success.