You are not alone. I was THE best person at keepi ng up with friends' birthdays and their kids' birthdays until I had a kid of my own! No ideas because I am still in the rut and I too live on the opposite coast from all my friends and family.
Originally Posted by tmarie
I look at it this way: I can beat myself up about it, but it won't change anything. Right now, my day to day life sucks up all my time and energy. Will it always? I hope not. But for now, I just do the best I can. If I feel I have neglected someone's special day, I acknowledge late, even if it is just in an email. I figure they will appreciate better late (and lame) than never. And altho it is cliche, I really believe that anyone who is really your friend will not hold it against you. They have been or will be there too someday.
Mommy to my One & Only 05.07