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    Updated on Mar 30, 2020. Posted on Apr 2, 2017

    15 Things You'll Only Understand If You're A Small-Town Mom

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    1. You usually try to lump all your trips into the city together to make the drive worth your while.

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    Like, if your kid has a doctor's appointment, you might as well hit up the mall while you're there.

    2. You have learned to always have at least a half tank of gas at all times.

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    And probably a spare can in your vehicle (just in case).

    3. It's always been pretty easy to find a babysitter because you have several relatives nearby.

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    Or neighbors who are pretty much like relatives.

    4. You totally shop at Walmart.

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    Hey, it's the closest thing to you and it has everything you need.

    5. There are always garage sales.

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    And the whole town usually knows about them.

    6. Your family usually gets dinner at the local pizza place at least twice a month.

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    It’s one of the three dining-out options you have.

    7. And whenever you go anywhere, you always run into other moms you know.

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    Because of course you do.

    8. If your kids have a playdate, it's always at the same place.

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    What? There's only one park in town.

    9. At least two of your other mom friends have a partner who drives a truck.

    10. You don't have to take your kids to the zoo to see a bunch of natural wildlife.

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    I mean, come on, you drive by deer and cows every day.

    11. You have mastered dirt-road driving with kids.

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    Hey, it's super scary at first.

    12. Your kid is so used to your small town that when you go to "the city" they think you're traveling to some distant land.

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    If you're being honest, they're pretty much right.

    13. You feel like your kid is safe if they run down the street to play at the neighbors.

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    It's one of the best perks.

    14. Your kids will likely go to high school with the same classmates they had in kindergarten.

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    And be on the same sports teams.

    15. Which means you'll be able to build the best bond with all your mom friends throughout the years.

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    Small-town mom BFFs for life.

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