My husband and I are expecting our first child - we are older, fairly introverted, no extended family nearby, and most of our friends either have older, not-very-dependent children, or are childfree. We don't belong to a church or synagogue (and won't be joining one) and our neighborhood is secluded and full of older folks who we don't really interact with much. I have a very real fear that I will be isolated once I have this child and stay at home with it - a friend of mine said "don't expect to find a fun time at Gymboree - those mothers are bitches!" So there goes that. Has anyone else overcome their introvert tendencies once they reproduce? If at all possible, I want my baby to get out in the world more than I usually do. I'm intimidated by the hot young moms I see with their babies in slings around town - I don't think I would have much in common with them.
posted by anonymous
on Aug 2, 2007 -
My mum loves interior design. She also loves puzzles but finds black belt Sudoku too easy. She's inheriting a laptop. What sort of programs and games can I load on this laptop for her? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Any advice for a single mother venting? She's a good mom, I've seen her and her kids. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only friend who understands. [more inside]
posted by packphour
on Mar 8, 2007 -
[MomFilter] Looking for first-hand suggestions for a good digital camera to accompany my mom on an upcoming trip. [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Mar 5, 2007 -
A female aquaintance of mine who is in the national guard expressed how she might soon be called to duty in Iraq/Afghanistan, however she isn't exactly willing. She claims that she will be exempt from active duty because she is a single mother (recently divorced). I wonder how accurate she is considering that she doesn't really raise any of her children full time. What do you think?
posted by protocool
on Nov 16, 2006 -
I want to get a great Seattle-themed gift for my mom's 80th birthday. [more inside]
posted by noahv
on Aug 9, 2006 -
My mom loved The Secret Life of Bees
and The Year of Magical Thinking
. She couldn't get through much of The Time Traveler's Wife
. What else might she like? [more inside]
posted by barnone
on May 5, 2006 -
[PodcastFilter] I bought my mom a 1 GB Nano for the gym. She loves books-on-tape but I want to subscribe to some fun Podcasts for her too. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Mar 2, 2006 -
On this sacred day, what are your fondest memories of mom? It can be touching,funny, tear jerkish or anything.
posted by wheelieman
on May 8, 2005 -
My mum will be 65 on March 18. She can just about buy anything her wee little heart desires. I cannot because money is, well, in short supply. What should I get/buy/do for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by deborah
on Mar 8, 2005 -
My two-year-old niece doesn't like guys anymore. That wouldn't be such a big deal, but she also rejects her dad, which makes him sad. My sister wants to know, what can be done?
I remember reading an AskMe about ways to cope with a kid who prefers one parent over the other, but I couldn't find it (and I looked pretty hard).
posted by Turtle
on Dec 22, 2004 -
Who is your daddy and what does he do? And while we're at it, how about your mom? Do or did they enjoy their careers?
posted by luriete
on Jul 8, 2004 -