There’s nothing like having a baby to reduce your opportunities for a social life, and that’s something that Zoe Marshall knows all too well.
But the 32-year-old, who shares one-year-old Fox with her NRL player husband Benji Marshall, said on Mamamia‘s podcast The Baby Bubble this week that while it’s not easy, making time to see her friends is part of her self-care.
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“[I see my friends] at my house, in their pyjamas, eating pizza, watching Married at First Sight together,” Marshall explained, adding that sometimes it’s just “for an hour and a half out of the house to have a fantastic dinner.”
“I try and do that once a fortnight at least,” the mum-of-one revealed.
But Marshall also shared that making friendship a priority wasn’t always an easy task, so no one should be fooled by her seemingly carefree socialising on Instagram.
“In saying that, there’s so much no. There’s so many other of my friends I haven’t seen.
“I’ve got ‘this’ much time in the day. I’m so restricted with my son.”
Marshall further explained that to fit in her even small social life means concessions elsewhere.
“Seeing my friends, something’s gotta give. That means I’m not getting a great night’s sleep that night. That means I maybe lose two hours of that sleep. It’s all a tricky balance.”