Celebrating the “New Mom Friend” on Galentine’s Day

I speak often (too much?) about how much I love the show Parks and Recreation and the character of Leslie Knope specifically. One of my favorite Leslie bits involves her made-up holiday of Galentine’s Day, which falls on February 13 (today!). Leslie describes the holiday as follows: “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst, plus frittatas.”

I love Galentine’s Day. Female friendships are so critical, especially for new moms. In honor of the day I’m posting my favorite piece about mom friends, written by the wonderful author J. Courtney Sullivan. Whether you connect with new moms in person or virtually (through texts or online), it’s essential to have some “new mom friends” who are in the trenches with you.

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