Whether you are a new mom, single mom, or a seasoned mommy, there are times you are bound to feel isolated and without the support of those who understand what you are going through. I myself am not a mommy, but I have several mommy friends, and I watched my mom raise my brother and I all on her own, and when I say a support system is definitely how they made the most of their situations it is the TRUTH! Are you wanting and yearning to get out and meet new people, or desire to talk to other women who get why you are so obsessed with your baby’s newest habit, etc. Well if you are struggling to find other mommy friends try any of these suggested ideas:
Take A Class
Mommy and me classes are becoming the newest trend for mothers who want to take a hobby or athletic based class, but can’t leave their kids behind. Look up local music, art, swimming, yoga, gymnastic, cooking, etc. classes that both you and your young one can enjoy together. Not only doest this give you a chance to bond with your child, you can also meet other mothers and their children.
Find A Park
Taking your kiddos to the park is the perfect place for you and them to find friends. Kids can become friends after a few shared jumps down the slide. This is the perfect time to plan play dates and get to know their new found friends parents. Many times kids are the reason for their parent’s friendships.
Technology has made it so easy to connect with others, and there is no reason mommies shouldn’t take full advantage. Websites like meetup.com are great places to meet people with similar hobbies and interests as you. They even have a section of groups for people just like you under their Parents and Family filter. The great thing about meetup.com is that they keep the site organized by city and zip code so you can see groups that are in your local area. You can also see the groups calendar of events, meet and chat individuals from the group, and even host your own group and event!
Tinder for Mommy?
Tinder truly started the swiping trend. Now there are several apps available at your fingertips on your smartphone that allow you find new friends. Hello Mamas, MomCo, Kinnecting, and Smile Mom are just a few of the many apps out there that you can utilize to find your new mommy girlfriend. The apps do all the pre-screening work for you by matching you with other moms with similar interests, and those with children of similar ages. The best part, most of these apps are free! Other options haven’t hit the app scene yet, but can easily be found online such as CafeMom.com , BabyCenter.com, and CircleofMoms.com.
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