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Making mom friends

Hey everyone I am feeling a bit isolated after having my baby. Any tips on making some Mom friends? Also going back to work so advice for a working mom would be great too.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 18

    I was the same after my son was born - what helped was joining my town’s family association even though it was outside my comfort zone. Ended up meeting my son’s future best friend and my sister from another mother at a family event 🙂 I am also a full time working mama and have made some good connections/friendships with moms at my son’s school. Tips for going back to work: meal prep 1-2 meals on Sunday for the week - enough so you have leftovers for a couple of days, prep baby’s stuff the night before so you aren’t rushing in the AM and always have a change of mommy clothes in the car for unforeseen accidents on your work clothes 😂 I learned my lesson. And let go of any mommy guilt that may come with working full time - life is hard enough so chin up- you got this!

  • Ali
    Jul 19

    I went through similar feelings ! Take advantage of what your local libraries. They offer a ton of opportunities to take your lo out for socialization and also you will meet other moms. I didn’t realize how much I needed mom friends until I started making them. Becoming friends with other parents can be a huge support system and wonderful community for you.

  • Cathy
    Jul 19

    I was going to suggest momsclub.org. It’s more geared for moms who stay at home but it will help you get out of the house. You may even connect with someone that is also working. Go for a walk at the park, the library etc. If your baby will go to daycare, you’ll eventually meet the moms of your baby’s peers and connect. It takes time.

  • Stay-At-Home Dan
    Jul 19

    Hard for SAHDs as well. 😔 On the bright side, it has cause me to adopt some new hobbies. 🙂

  • Jennifer
    Jul 19

    I was able to make moms friends through my daughter preschool. The babysitter was changing location and ended her home daycare in May. The school had 12 students. (State required) Since the kids grew up together and have known each other since they were 2-3yrs old, and now they are 5 going to kindergarten soon. Some are going to the same upcoming kindergarten, but some are not. We were sad. So we decided to ask all the older kids moms to keep in touch since are kids are all the same age from 4-5yrs old. I couldn't been happier. We now have weekly play dates. Out of the 12 kids, we were able to keep in touch with 9 because some of the older kids had little sisters and brothers who also go there. So I now have 5 mom friends. 🙂

  • Aya
    Jul 25

    Try local mom groups (through Facebook) or interest groups - often they have meet-ups. Also, once your child starts daycare/preschool you will naturally meet other parents there too, and there will be opportunities to organize things, or get more involved in class.

  • Suz
    Aug 10

    Our daycare provides a class list with parent emails. I emailed and invited the other moms to a dinner out to get to know each other and every single one was interested - I think we were all in the same boat! It was lovely and easy to keep in touch because our kids are together in daycare and we have something in common. Not everyone was able to come to the event/subsequent events but some have become good friends. Could also offer a meetup at a park with the kids if getting out at night is too hard.