I find this odd...but maybe its just me and my group of friends? I have plenty of friends without children still...and many of my other mom friends do as well. How old are their children? When they are very young, yes, your life kind of centers around them and there is not really time to do too much chatting or hanging out but it gets better as they get a bit older and don't NEED their parents as much. Hopefully it gets better for you!