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Dear Diary,

This weekend, Caitlynn went to visit her father, and left me with an empty nest. In the beginning, I would mope around and miss her. Now, I’m adjusting to our co-parenting schedule and trying to make the most out of our time apart. Last night, some of my best friends from middle school came to visit and kept me company. We drank wine–and then coffee because we are no longer energetic teenie boopers–and celebrated Friendsgiving, a popular take on Thanksgiving when friends come together to celebrate good food and great company. We’re thankful for friends, wine and TV!

Although we don’t talk daily like we did when we were kids, we are thankful that are relationships lasted over the years. As a matter of fact, our bonds grew stronger. We’ve cheered each other on at college graduation ceremonies, walked down the aisle in bridesmaid dresses that weren’t always flattering, hosted baby showers when we expanded our families and made time to talk no matter how hectic our evenings. This night, our conversations centered around overcoming the fear of putting a child on the bus. Two of my friends conquered sending kids to kindergarten this year. We also laughed about no longer being able to stay up past midnight. And we embraced our newfound entertainment–the television. Watching shows On Demand and on Netflix was just as exciting as going to a nightclub, which we voted to skip!


Baby Shower

Here’s a list of grown up shows featuring friends.

Netflix November

1. Rory and Lorelai: Gilmore Girls
2. Schmidt and Nick: New Girl
3. Ted and Barney: How I Met Your Mother
4. Liz and Jack: 30 Rock
5. Walter and Jesse: Breaking Bad
6. Mulder and Scully: The X-Files
7. Wayne and Garth: Wayne’s World

Hey DFTM Fam–What shows are you streaming with friends and family?

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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