Ford concludes the video by saying, 'If you know someone that is your unicorn, text her right now and tell her how thankful you are for her.'
Editor's note: This article was originally published on April 4, 2023. It has since been updated.
No one would imagine finding a fellow mom friend once you enter parenthood would turn out to be a challenge. In a TikTok video, Annalee Grace Ford—who goes by @annaleegrace15 on the platform—shared that before having kids, she always thought it was easy to find mom friends. However, she has since learned that it is akin to finding a unicorn out in the wild.
Ford thinks that there are three types of mom friends and those fortunate enough to find the elusive "unicorn friend" has hit the jackpot. "I have a theory about mom friends and I need to know if everyone else feels the same way," she says in the video.
Ford goes on to say that before she had kids she had no idea how hard it was going to be to make mom friends. "Honestly assumed I would just take my kids to the park and find another mom there, bada bing bong boom, best friends. Not that easy," she admits.
She then explains the three different types of "mom friends." The first type is the "mom friends that you would naturally get along with anyways. You have the same interests, feels very easy, probably hang out with them even if your kids weren't there," Ford explains.
The second type is the ones "who actually have babies or kids the same age as you." Ford says that although you may not have a lot of similar interests with these mom friends, "your kids are the same age."
"If I have a 2-year-old, you have a 2-year-old let's go to the same park together baby. Let's go," she says in the video. Ford adds that it is generally hard to find a mom friend who you "generally jive with, and who also has babies the same age as you." She then talks about the third kind of mom friend which is determined by location.
"You have found a mom friend that you love, with kids the same age as you, who live in the same general area as you. You have hit the unicorn mom jackpot," says Ford. She thinks that all these things don't always work out together. "You love someone and you're in different states, you love someone and they have different babies, maybe the same babies as someone and they decide to just move away out of nowhere," says the mom in the video.
Ford concludes the video by saying, "If you know someone that is your unicorn, text her right now and tell her how thankful you are for her."
The video gained more than 924k views and 71k likes. It is captioned, "And they do exist!! So if you haven't found yours yet, keep looking!!" Many moms on TikTok completely agreed with what Ford shared. @kbellemore commented, "My best friend and I got pregnant 3 days apart. And we live down the street from each other. And our husbands get along. It's a dream."
@reelmomstuff wrote, "Mom friend hack: get pregnant at the same time as your other friends, and then you don't have to make new friends." @jojomichesailor commented, "I have found two unicorn moms that love each other, and have the fourth circle you didn't think about: husbands that fit together! 14 years friendship." @tyreecairnsx shared, "My best friend from high school has a baby the same age as me, we reconnected because of our babies lol." @leaahhiggins wrote, "I hated it when I became a mom and people were like 'you should be friends with *name* because she's a mom' I need more in common than that."