THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

The perils of 'mommy dating'

Little kids do it all the time. So why is it so nerve-racking for mothers to make new friends?

''I don't know where the apprehension comes from,'' Kristin Walters (right, hugging her friend Eleanor Bertrand) says of meeting other moms. ''I don't know where the apprehension comes from,'' Kristin Walters (right, hugging her friend Eleanor Bertrand) says of meeting other moms. (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe)
By Beth Teitell
Globe Correspondent / November 6, 2008

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Karen Garb was downright giddy. The Newton woman -- a happily married mother of two grade-schoolers -- had just Met Someone. Another married mom. "She seems really nice," Garb, 44, gushed. The two chatted while their kids were at Sunday school, Garb explained, and exchanged e-mail addresses. (Full article: 1097 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass