My high school group of friends is unusual (in a good way, hear me out). A few of us married our high school sweethearts and many of us have stayed in very close contact throughout college, most moved back home and we have continued to see each other on a regular basis.
We used to do girls nights or at least happy hours on a semi-regular basis...
Since babies have entered the picture, the girls it seems, tend to get a little more left out. It's easy for guys to sign up for Thursday night softball, or organize a tee time, it's a lot harder to plan time with the girls, kids or not.
Recently we've been trying to be better at it. We've gotten together at a few of our hosues for girls nights over the last few months, and everyone brings something to share! Babies are welcome, it's up to the discretion of the mama:). Then the kids can play, we get caught up and the guys may even get a happy hour out of it!
In addition to girls night in, we recently had a "Baby's out, Mamas Night Out," to celebrate recent additions to the growing group of little ones. Babies were not invited and the guys were on deck for the kiddos. We went out for dinner and drinks to celebrate Meghan and that baby Madeline is out! It is so important to set time aside for time with just the girls, and we had so much fun. My girl friends are so great and so supportive of each other....one more thing to be thankful for.