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  • Angelica Panganiban, Bela Padilla, Kim Chiu Show Us That New Moms Need Their Non-Mom Friends

    Followers of #AngBeKi love their friendship so much, they want to see them in a movie.
    by Judy Santiago Aladin .
Angelica Panganiban, Bela Padilla, Kim Chiu Show Us That New Moms Need Their Non-Mom Friends
  • New mom Angelica Panganiban had her close friends Bela Padilla and Kim Chiu over at their place in Subic, Olongapo last weekend. How did we know? Well, the three of them posted the photos of their bonding on Instagram the next day. 

    Angelica wrote, "Always tawang tawa. [T]hank you for making time mga momsies. Ang perfect perfect nanaman natin kahapon (laugh emoji). [L]ove you both!!"

    Bela captioned hers, "The invisible life."

    Kim, meanwhile, posted hers a day late, but with a quote, and a longer message, "True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but not in heart."

    She added, "Feeling lucky to call these two beautiful, strong women my friends!!! [W]e may not see each other that much but when we do, magkaka six packs na kami sa kakatawa and tutubuan na kami ng additional dimples sa kakasmile! lels yes ganun po ka lala!!!! Had a great time with you momsy @iamangelicap @bela namiss ko ang bonding natin. [P]lus ang sarap patawanin ni pretty bean!!!

    Kim thanked Angelica's fiance, Gregg Homan, and Direk Andoy Ranay, who also lives in Subic. "Umuwi kami ni momsy bels ng busog ang tyan and heart!!! [One] day felt like 5 months!!! Ang saya!!!! [N]ext week ulit???" She then added the hashtag AngBeKi, which is their group name. The three last got together during Amila Sabine's baptism last February.

    Could #AngBeKi be the new 'Do-Re-Mi?'

    In the comment section of the three posts, their followers have the same sentiment: they want, hope, and wish to have true friends like them. Some also tagged their friends, while others petitioned for the trio to have a movie or teleserye.


    One user tagged Star Cinema, and already had a plot in mind, "#AngBeki bilang pelikula. Kwento ng pagkakaibigan. Sumasalamin sa Buhay ng Isang anak, ate, Ina. Beke nemen. Pow." 

    Another user meanwhile suggested they recreate the 1996 film Do-Re-Mi, portrayed by Donna Cruz, Regine Velasquez, and Mikee Cojuangco.

    More than anything, what we're getting from AngBeKi is how much new moms need their non-mom friends.

    Becoming a mom is overwhelming, with all the focus and attention given to the baby, and it makes sense that new moms reach out to their mom friends so they can ask for parenting advice.

    But that doesn't mean moms have to lose touch with their single and child-free friends, or that they become less relevant to the current season the mom is in.

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    3 reasons why new moms still need their non-mom friends

    1. They give a different perspective

    Yes, your single friends may never understand the breadth and depth of motherhood until they experience it for themselves, but it doesn't mean they cannot give any input, especially on what's best for you. Let them pitch in their thoughts, and maybe you can pick up something from them.

    2. They are the best titas and ninangs

    It makes sense if your child's godmothers are mostly parents, but it doesn't mean your single friends cannot do the same duties. Sometimes, they're better at it - they have extra time to babysit your child, or they get the cooler gifts on special occasions because they are more likely to ask you what you want for your child, and not give you what you need. Most of the time, they are correct.

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    3. They have the juiciest stories (and the time to listen to yours)

    As Kim said, during their time together, they laughed their hearts out. Sometimes, all a new mama needs is a good laugh, or a good cry to shake out all the stress and anxiety that comes with motherhood. Expect that your single friends will fill you with all the stories that you missed. Trust that they are also willing to listen to your stories, even if it's about your baby's poop or your sore nipples. 

    We're not saying that mom friends are boring and that you should hang out with them less, but if you have lost touch with some of your single mom friends just because motherhood happened, then take this as your cue to reconnect with them. If you still have them now, cherish them and let them know that you value your friendship and that their inputs matter.

    Share this to your non-mom friends who keeps you sane.

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