making time for old friends if you're a mom
When my son was born, and my friends who didn't have their own children yet, were kind of sad that I don't have extra time for them. I still did except phone calls, but wasn't able to maintain long conversations anymore.
I don't say I isolated my friends completely from me, I just rebuild my schedule based on my family's needs. My friends could come over and drink coffee, and then go for a walk. I didn't know if they like the fact that I cannot devote more time as I did before, but my first priority was my family, sorry.
Time changed when they got their own children, and now we can get together and go to the park, or movie theater, or just drink a cup of coffee together...if they have time...