11 Moms Share Why They Can't Live Without Their BFFs

11 Moms Share Why They Can't Live Without Their BFFs

Moms share how they met their BFFs -- and why they can't imagine their lives without 'em!


By: Maressa Brown

Whether you’re still watching your toddler take her first steps or your children are all grown up and out of the house, your kids fill your life with plenty of laughter and love. At the same time, every mom needs friends -- specifically those VIP friends who’ve seen you through years of your most exhilarating and less-than-ideal moments. Really, where would any of us be without our beloved best friends? Here, 11 moms open up about their BFFs – and why they can’t live without them.

1. “I just had lunch with my BFF, who I have been best buddies with for almost 48 years. I love and accept her unconditionally! We support each other and love each other through thick and thin. We always have a good time. Laughter and not judging is huge! We have each other's backs, always!”

2. “Other than my husband, my best friend is more or less my sounding board on everything. She knows every quirk I have and every weirdness and loves me anyway. She never judges my crazy thoughts, and there are many things I would only say to her. I can't imagine not having someone like that. We talk every day, multiple times a day and if I don't hear from her, I am immediately worried and vice versa. She is closer to me than many members of my family -- I would choose her over many members of my family! I am sure we will be friends forever.”

3. “I met my best friend on the school bus on the first day of fourth grade. She was the new kid. I asked her to come sit with me, and we've been best friends ever since. I love that we may not talk for months, and the moment we get back together, we are totally in sync on everything. And I love that she knows every bit of dirt about my past and loves me anyway!”

4. “She used to be my sister-in-law. We are two years apart, and we even decided to go to college together. I was her matron of honor. These days, we can paint our nails the same color, fix the same things for supper, and a bunch of other things without even talking to each other first. She is more my sister than my own sister!”

5. “We met at a BBQ thrown by a mutual friend to celebrate the birth of her sixth and last kid. I was standing there, staring at the pig turning on the spit, and a voice behind me said, ‘A whole pig and a 10-pound tiramisu? I may as well just unbutton my pants now!’ I snorted. We've been best friends ever since!”

6. “We were in in-school suspension together in 8th grade. We are just ridiculous together and always laughing, even when helping each other through hard times. My poor husband can't even keep up with all of our running inside jokes.”

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7. “We met on CafeMom.com! We became very close, very quickly! I'm in Canada, and she's in the U.S. Five years after ‘meeting’ online, she flew here as a surprise, so we could meet in person for the first time! She showed up on my doorstep and stayed the weekend. We got along even better in person than we do online. About 7 months later, she came back with her kids for another visit. We had family photos done with both our families together. I know I've gained a friend for life, and I'm so lucky we crossed paths in cyberspace! We talk every single day. She's always been there for me to talk to, vent to and ask for advice. She's thoughtful, selfless, strong, and beautiful!”

8. “She walked into 10th grade Honors English and said, ‘I recognize you! We had science together last year.’ We were inseparable for the next 3 years. We balance each other out. I love her like a sister, and her kids are just another extension of our family. The best part about all of this is that my S.O. and her hubby are the best of friends too, which makes get-togethers for us amazing!”

9. “My best friend and I met in the high school cafeteria on her first day at the new school. I was sitting alone reading a book, and she sat down and started discussing it like we'd known each other for a million years! It was besties since then! Now she lives about an 8-hour drive away, and we only see each other in person about every 2-3 years, but we're always talking and in contact with each other. My kids call her 'aunt.' I don't think I could live without her in my life.”

10. “We went to a local moms meet up picnic when our oldest were babies. Here we are 6 years and numerous kids later! We even started a business together!”

11. “A new girl arrived at our high school, and the office had picked one of the more ‘popular’ girls to show her around -- but the popular girl must have thought she was too good for the job because she ditched the newbie right before gym class. Poor newbie was asking where the heck the gym was, so I told her to come along with me. By the time we had walked to the gym, we were best friends. It was just one of those relationships that just ‘clicked.’ That was 38 years ago, and we are still best friends! We have been through it all together -- broken engagements, weddings, miscarriages, infertility, adoptions, family members going crazy, being fired and unemployment. Besides my husband and my kids, she’s just about the most important person in my life.”

How did you meet your BFF? Why are you two inseparable to this day?



Maressa Brown is a senior staff writer for The Stir. She loves writing about and reading up on health/fitness, relationships, and pop culture -- preferably on a beach somewhere. 

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I met my BFF while we both were volunteering at our children's school for hot lunch. We hit it off and I don't know what I'd do without her. I can tell her anything and she won't judge me. How freeing! It doesn't matter how much time goes by between our visits, we always are able to pick up right where we left off. Everyone should be lucky enough to have such a friend. Her birthday is this Sunday so Happy Birthday Lisa! Love ya lady!

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