Trying to maintain a thriving social life with a baby in tow is hard.
With the little one requiring constant attention, it can be difficult to find time for yourself, let alone for other people.
One woman is facing this struggle, as well as the struggle of not knowing anybody else with young children.
She thought she’d finally found a nice group of parenting friends, but the group have just dumped her and the reason why is just bizarre – it’s all to do with cheesecake.
In a post on MumsNet , the mum of a five-month-old, going by the username NoelEdmondsBeard, explained her odd situation and asked for some advice.
She said: "I am a new mum and live in a block of flats in a city. I have struggled to meet other mums but by chance bumped into another mum in the lifts one day.
"We got talking and she invited me to meet other local mums and attend a few baby groups. This was wonderful and provided some good activities for me and bubba."
However after a little while, the group stopped being quite so friendly.
The woman continued: "Last month she got really cold towards me. Stopped inviting me to get togethers, said she was too busy for a meet up and even blanked me once in our buildings reception. I was perplexed because we had had no argument.
"Well I asked what I had done to a new mum (who has become a mutual friend) and she revealed that this friend was upset due to an incident that had occurred at our last get together."
The incident she discovered, was all to do with cheesecake.
"A buffet was laid out, we had all bought some food, and she had made some home made mini ginger cheesecakes in little ramekins," she explained.
"All the other mums were raving about these cheesecakes and she invited me to have one. I took one bite and it was horrible. I forced myself to take another bite but really could not stomach any more.
"The other mums had gobbled theirs up, so I thought I could not leave mine uneaten. So I discreetly scooped it up in a napkin and put it in my pocket. Turned out the mum had seen me do this!
"She told our mutual friend she had never been so offended and that I was very rude."
The mutual friend suggest that the woman text an apology and buy the cheesecake maker a gift as she was really upset.
"She apparently said she wanted a big gesture if she was ever going to be my friend again. She was also upset that she had introduced me to her friendship group yet I had been so snobby to refuse to eat her cheesecake.
"I am very embarrassed that she saw me get rid of her cheesecake. But I could not eat it and did not mean to offend.
"Part of me thinks she should just accept she makes mushy cheesecake and laugh it off. This is surely not worth ending a friendship over.
"Is cheesecake such a big deal?"
Other parents quickly rushed to support the mum, agreeing that her friend was being unreasonable to act that way over cheesecake.
One mum said: "She’s no friend. All that fuss over cheesecake, some people thrive on drama. Find some better friends."
Another commented: "That’s hilarious! I’d be happy to never see her again after that behaviour!
"I went to a party once where my friend made cupcakes but forgot to put icing sugar in the icing so it was just coloured butter. We all spat them into napkins and hid them in various spots around the house. We still joke about it now and she also saw the funny side when we told her."
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A third couldn’t help but compare the situation to the scene in Friends where Rachel and Chandler become obsessed with cheesecake.
However not everyone was in agreement.
"Imagine if you saw someone pocketing some food you’d made. I’d feel a bit miffed," one person wrote.
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