Our kids introduce us to many new things as they grow older, especially if you're a new parent.
Aside from the routine changes that come with kids, there's also the social alterations we all make to accommodate them. While far from the rule, going out is likely more rare an event than it was B.C. - Before Children. And when it does happen, most of us are apt to hang out with friends or co-workers.
That's where the kids come in, as they are now our door to new people: teachers, coaches, parents and other kids.
Teachers and coaches have a job to do, and their roles are essentially limited to helping your child learn and grow. Like them or not, you live with the cards your dealt.
Other parents and kids, well, that's where things can get dicey. What if you like your kids' friends, but not their parents? What if you'd rather your kids find some new buddies, but you wouldn't mind grabbing dinner with his or her parents?
Moms, tell us your thoughts and stories about the realities of these types of relationships.