Meeting other moms when you are a stay at home mom can be difficult. You are home with a baby, but all of your friends are still working. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone in your current tribe could get pregnant and have their babies at the same time as you! Then you wouldn’t feel so utterly alone and disconnected from the world.
But don’t become a depressed stay at home mom with no friends! Get out there and meet some people! There are moms EVERYWHERE and I assure you, they are interested in meeting people too because they are lonely as well.
How to meet other moms in your area as a Stay At Home Mom:
Start In Your Own Neighborhood
Your own neighborhood may be teeming with moms who would love to have a friend. But you have to take some steps to find out. Take walks, invite people over, play with your child outside, or start a FB group for the neighborhood. All of these ideas can help you meet others in your area.
Head To The School
Sign up for the PTA or PTO, talk to people at drop off and pick up, talk to people at the bus stop, volunteer for activities at the school, become room mother, help plan the holiday parties! All of these activities will help you meet loads of other moms. And they will most likely have kids around the same age as yours.
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This can fall under the “use facebook” category as well. Put out a post on Facebook to have a playdate at a park for any moms in the area who have kids from age x to age y. Then, request that people share the post.
You will be amazed by how many people will respond to your “advertisement”.
And if you need some activity ideas, here is a list of 84 FREE things you can do at this playdate!
lf Out There
This can be hard especially if you are an introvert, but sometimes you just have to put yourself out there. The Facebook Ad is a great way, but also by taking the
What I mean, is that you don’t have the safety net of friends at this point, so you and your child will be riding solo to these events. Bonus…most of the other moms will be as well!
Say Yes To Invites
When someone invites you to a playdate or a party at their house where kids are welcome, say YES! Even if you do not wind up liking the host, you may find some other moms that you click with.
Meet The Parents
Odds are that your child is going to come home a million times asking to have a playdate with some kid in their class. So, set it up. Give your number to your child to give to the other child and therefore their parent. When they call or text you, set up a playdate at the park or somewhere fun that the kids can play and the parents can talk and get to know each other.
Sign Your Child Up:
Whether it’s sports, drawing camp, or classes, signing your child up for things helps you meet parents that are doing the same thing as your child. Strike up a conversation about if their kid has ever done this class or played on this team before? And before you know it you will be talking to them every time you drop your child off.
Find Local Mom Groups
Do a search for “Moms Group” or “Stay at Home Moms Group” in your area. Then find out when they are having events and attend a few with your child.
Join A Book Club
Maybe you are just looking for a group of women to hang with, without the kids. Check out book clubs in your area. They will get you out of the house and sometimes they don’t even care if you read the book before you come.
Mommy And Me Classes
Attending Mommy and Me classes is a great way to meet other moms with young children. When my daughter was young, we did these all the time. Music classes, story-time, craft classes, tumbling. They were all lots of fun for myself and my daughter.
The public library is a great place to go with your kids when they are little. Not only can you read to them and pick out a few new books to take home, but many libraries have a play area, story-time, and crafts for the kids. And the best part is that they are all FREE! That is like music to the ears of a Stay at Home mom on a budget!
Technology For Finding Mom Friends
If you would rather let technology find your new mom friends, then check out these great apps and social sites.
Meetup App, Peanut App, Mom Life, Hello Mamas, Momsco, Moms Meetup, Mamaleave, and Social.mom.
Some of these suggestions are apps, others are membership sites. I did a complete review of each of them and that review will be posted next week, so stay tuned by signing up for my newsletter!
Mom’s Night Out
Once you have met some moms by using the steps above, seal your mom friendship by going out without the kids! Plan a fun “Moms Night Out” where you can get a few drinks, chat it up girl style, and not go home until dad has put the kids in bed!
Thanks for reading,