I'm lucky to have an amazing group of girlfriends. We're scattered throughout the East Coast, and probably only see each other a few times a year. And, yet, I rarely feel disconnected or far or lonely. One group text message--a simple lament about a parenting problem or the need for a zillionth cup of coffee in the morning sparks a seemingly endless series of responses. It's the best. Every time I hear my phone "ding,"I smile. It's great to know your loved and supported by your besties...
Today is National Girlfriends Day--and while I celebrate my gal pal relationships 24/7, I want to make a special effort to make the most of it, share my girlfriend gratitude, and make plans for a ladies' night (or even weekend!) out!
Got a group of girls you love? Here are five fun and creative ways to honor your girlfriends!
Plan a Girlfriends' Getaway
I have two words for you: Spa Time! Book a room at a local spa resort and get away for the weekend. Facials, a non-couple couples' massage, pool time, and cocktails are just what the doctor ordered.
Sushi, Wine, and Real Housewives
Lucky enough to have your best friends within driving distance? Have a sleepover! We're talking popcorn, sushi, wine, ice cream, pajamas, and Real Housewives. (The Bachelorette works too!) Guilty pleasures all the way.
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This Year's Coolest Jumbo Pool Floats
Pool season is almost here! I can't wait to relax, read a book, and sip a cocktail while lazily drifting in an oversized float. (Just kidding, I have two toddlers--but a swim mama can dream, right?). If you've got a staycation planned, check out this year's coolest jumbo pool ...read more
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Snag Coordinating Styles
Remember when you used to coordinate your outfits with your bestie in elementary school? Channel that silly spirit, and embrace a more matchy mantra. Even matching pajamas for your PJ party are playful and fun. You'll be like two (or three or four or five!) peas in a pod--ready for their Instagram feeds.
Call a Babysitter
PJs are a great and all, but sometimes Mama needs to cut loose. Call a sitter, make a ressie, and remember what it was like to hang before kids. We're talking cocktails, dancing (yes, dancing!), and
Have a Family Date
Can't separate from the kids? One of the greatest joys of my female friendships is watching our children form their own relationships. It's like having a bunch of cousins, and I love that my kids get to grow up with my friends as family. So shlep the kids to a "home base" and co-parent all together. A few pizza pies, a cartoon movie, and a big campout in the living room.
Nothing like getting the girls together! Happy National Girlfriends' Day!
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