It is good to set aside time throughout the year for friends, but seasoned keepers of the home will tell you to be careful that your friendships do not cause you to neglect your family. If you feel disoriented from your home and family and dissatisfied after visits with friends, you may have to consider this.
Friends are a blessing, but let them be, as Anne would say, "kindred spirits" in that they are agreeable with and supportive of your serious role at home. Such friends are rare and valuable.
Hold your husband and children in such high estimation that you become particular about the time you spend with friends.
(Thanks to Lisa Marie for taping this video with my camera!)