7 years ago a local mom by the name of Maria started a monthly tradition- a night out to meet other moms, build friendships and share a hot meal. We had our first evening out at La Paz, a local Mexican restaurant. And tonight, seven years later, we continued that tradition. It’s been awesome and I’ve made some real friendships over these past seven years. Having kids really made mommy friends a necessity, not a luxury. A network of other women who understand what you are going through and who can provide a perspective, a sane voice in the wilderness and often times ample laughter. It really makes you feel like you are not alone. And I know it has helped me be a better, saner mom. Thank you Maria.