Mom friends

Anyone have tips for finding and making friends with other moms? My baby is only 6 weeks but I’m the only one in my friend group with a child. I’m also younger so many of them are still into the party scene whereas I need friends willing to just chill, visit parks and who I can vent with.

  • Chelsa
    Jul 11

    Congratulations! How are you feeling? I'm not sure if your neighborhood uses this but the Nextdoor app is a really good one that can connect you with your neighbors. Like Facebook without all the junk. I've posted there to see who has kids my son's age that will be attending the same school so he can start making friends and won't be so nervous to go. Also, I don't know if you go to church, but we've lived in the area for about 4 years now, and so I consider ourselves fairly new and lots of people still too meet. We found a church nearby and everyone is very friendly. We've met a lot of parent friends that way, and through getting into all Bible study groups, too. I bet if you Google Mommy and Me classes, you'd be able to find some. I've never gone to those, but I've heard of them. Once your baby is a little older (I think 6 months), maybe you could do a swim class together. A lot of times they do group classes with other parents, and you can meet Mom's that way too. And then baby will get an early start to getting acclimated to the water, so win win!

  • Kelz
    Jul 11

    There’s an app called peanut that shows mom’s that are local in your area that you can meet

  • Brandi
    Jul 11

    I met lots of Moms through a Parent Play Group at our local church. I also found a Facebook group for local Moms. Try searching for Moms of Gordonsville or something like that. Lastly, I met Moms at the library! Most libraries have wonderful activities for children. Yes, even infants!

  • Anonymous
    Jul 11

    We have a neighborhood Facebook page for moms and we all meet at parks or go on walks or what ever! Sure there’s on around you!

  • Anna
    Jul 11

    Congrats! It took me a while to make some momma friends. There are a lot of groups out there, but ways I connected were taking my baby to the local libraries, playgrounds, and parks. We always randomly met people there and struck up convos and sometimes that resulted in friends/acquaintances. Also, I met a really good friend through the “What To Expect” app-they usually have area specific groups, and you can ask if there are other moms in the area who would like to meet. FB groups are great, too. I’m sure you will meet some like-minded mommy friends. Also, do tap your current friends for coffee dates during the day! I love still having childless friends because it’s really nice to have conversations without so many distractions, and it’s also nice to live a bit vicariously through them from time to time! Lol. For example, one of my friends described her upcoming weekend— she was going to take a yoga class, get her hair done, relax...I laughed so hard but also just loved hearing it!! Take advantage of meeting with people one-on-one now while baby is still so little and helpless—when they hit the toddler stage it gets way crazier! Good luck! 😊

  • Ashley
    Jul 11

    I was the first one in my friend group to have kids too, and that can get really lonely. Hitting up local activities--like story times, mom and me classes, etc.--helped me connect with other parents.

  • Smita
    Jul 11

    Libraries and play grounds are great places to meet mommy friends. And toddler story times are always fun too.

  • Sarah
    Jul 11

    Meet up is a website and app you can go find groups with similar interest there’s always a mom group and if not you can start one. Find placeses that do story time usually a library and a bookstore but we use to go to a small toy store that did story time I loved it. One big place I found was church. Church is a great way but that’s if your into that.

  • Sarah
    Jul 11

    You can also look up MOPs and find a group near you it’s Mother of preschoolers. They meet up twice a month for 2 hours. It’s a way for moms to come together and hang out with other moms kid free while they are being watched in the room next to you! I love MOPs so when I saw it isn’t offered here in the area I moved to I jumped at the opportunity to get one going because i think it’s great for any community

  • JJ
    Jul 11

    I don’t, lol 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • Kendall
    Jul 11

    Libabry for sure!! We have several story times, arts and craft times, mommy and me yoga! I’ve met so many moms there! Even though your little one is young she can still sit in your lap for story time, there’s no harm 😁

  • Anonymous
    Jul 11

    My daughter is 9mo and I have yet to make any friends. We've been going to the library for 5 months. I'm very weary of using apps so that's a no for me. Good luck! Maybe a local facebook group?

  • Vee
    Jul 11

    Visit places where kids go and make convos with other parents and if you find one you like, just offer your number or something. One time I randomly told a lady I liked her hair at a grocery store, she took my phone and added herself on my fb and bam...found out she has kids and lived really close.

  • Sarah
    Jul 12

    I met my now best friend at MOPs! It was a complete lifesaver for introverted me! Now that they are older I meet a lot of their friends moms by volunteering at their school, preschool and Sunday school classes!

  • Megan
    Jul 12

    I was the first of my group to have kids too.. but we joined a church when my son was a few months old. I started volunteering and helping with his age group and that’s how I met other moms. As he has got older I’ve met other moms through his friends in daycare/preschool and playing sports.

  • Mallory
    Jul 12

    Ideas I want to second because I've found them helpful: -Play groups on facebook (search your town, county, whatever) -The Peanut app -Local library classes. Mine has events specifically for babies but also "all ages" story times. I go to both! -Mommy and me yoga or even just Baby Yoga, if available. I enjoyed Baby Yoga which can start at 6 weeks, because it helped baby get very strong! And he didn't have the attention span for Mommy and Me Yoga. -Swim classes, I haven't tried, but many places start as young as 2 or 3 months! Ideas I haven't seen yet: -Hike it Baby -$10/year membership but it's all parents and kids and babies! Plus I think you get a free 90-day trial. -Meetup (often has parallel groups with facebook) -Zumbini classes, which is Zumba for babies! I also want to add that I was struggling to find friends, so I went on to one of the facebook groups and just created my own play date. I chose a park, because it is in public, obviously, and laid out a giant picnic mat. I had bought a grab bag of infant toys from Amazon (Search "rattles" and they pop up!) which was $15 for 12 toys. I sprinkled the toys out around the picnic mat, and parents brought their babies, and they would just lay there exploring all the different toys. It probably cost me a total of $20 because I also provided water and donuts for the parents, but it gave my baby a chance to play with other babies and I also met some new friends! Sometimes you just have to take your own initiative! Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    Jul 12

    Look into a MOMS Club chapter near you! It was founded to support at-home moms, but ALL chapters welcome ALL moms (most activities are during the day, when kids are awake, with just one "moms only" night per month). I've met all of my closest mom friends through MOMS Club! https://momsclub.org/chapter-links/

  • Jenn
    Aug 13

    We go to a kindermusik class every week. I haven't personally made friends with people there (I'm an introvert, takes me a while to really talk to people) but it's definitely a good place to meet people.