Real Women Share: How to Keep Your Girlfriend Time

Michelle Obama, her friends and our own iVoices share how they make it a priority to set aside time for their most important friendships -- and how it keeps them going! (10 Photos)

iVillage on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:37PM

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Real Women Share: How to Keep Your Girlfriend Time

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Make it a Standing Appointment

"We started developing this playgroup when the kids were in carriers, because it was more of a mommy play date then. We found that many of us -- we were all working women. We had husbands who traveled -- sort of similar stories. Some were single-parent mothers. And we just found that being able to meet once a week, and kind of debrief and talk about the kids and talk about the challenges of motherhood and what we were worried about…that core of women, many of them were at Malia’s birthday party [this year].”

-- Michelle Obama

Watch the First Lady discuss the importance of maintaining friendships with Kelly Wallace.

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