Mom friends are the best.
Who do you call when your two-year-old just won’t stop screaming about his pure dislike of carrots? A mom friend. Who do you call when, in a moment of complete panic, you’re just sure that you’ve screwed up your child for life by sending her to school in tears? A mom friend. And who do you call when your child spikes a super high fever at 10pm? A doctor? No, you call a mom friend. Because mom friends know stuff.
There is nothing even remotely easy about this parenting gig, and having a group of mom friends to help you through the ups and downs is essential to your survival. Moms give you the real input you crave. They don’t sugarcoat every little stage and pretend that parenthood is simple. Real mom friends don’t, anyway.
Real mom friends warn you about everything from explosive diapers to tweens who want to dress like inappropriate pop stars. They don’t pretend that their kids eat super healthy meals three times a day – they cheer when you admit that a pile of jelly beans is what finally got the broccoli down. They share their tips and tricks and listen intently to yours and they always have your back.
Mom friends rock.
I was really excited when Circle of Moms (one of my favorite online mom communities) asked me to check out their new Circle of Moms video series in partnership with Kia. I got to watch the latest video from Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR ( have I mentioned how much I love the great people at POPSUGAR?), that stars one of my new mom friends, Diane Mizota, alongside Tia Mowry, Lizzie Bermudez, and fellow psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser.
This episode begins with one of my favorite parenting topics – talking to kids about obesity and healthy eating. It can be hard to talk about taboo topics with kids, but with childhood obesity rates at an all-time high, we need to break down those walls and be honest with our kids. And as Stacy points out, we need to teach the importance of moderation.
As the Tia drove the other mom friends around town in the all new 2014 Kia Sorrento, they chatted about planning the perfect birthday party. It was fun to watch them compare notes and refreshing to see that Tia is all about going all out for kid parties while Diane prefers a more laid back less-is-more approach to party planning. Watching them chat made me feel right at home – the truth is that we’re all different, but we can still meet in the middle and talk all things mom.
The ladies wrapped up this episode with some tips for helping an oldest child adjust to a new sibling. Getting used to a new baby is no easy task for older children, and I love that Stacy focused on the importance of creating special time. Even big kids need their small moments with their moms!
Check out the episode below! And can I just say? Diane – you are perfection, as always. And Stacy – your parenting advice is spot on. I love this new series from POPSUGAR and Kia and I can’t wait to watch more. Go ahead mamas, steal a few minutes with these mom friends. You won’t be disappointed!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kia through their partnership with Circle of Moms. While I was compensated to review the Kia Motors video and write a review, all opinions are my own.