Re: I Know How Is Babby Formed, Thursday, questions
posted at 8/22/2013 8:12 PM EDT
In response to BDCKristi's comment:
Can you give moms tips for meeting new mom friends? :)
I totally got sidetracked by life and didn't see this, but YES! First, I could totally see why someone would want tips. Meeting moms can be more stressful than dating
, for goodness sakes! And not every mom's group
will be a good fit. Here's an excerpt from one of our blog posts dealing with this very topic that originally appeared at Mom Meet Mom:
Get out of the house.
Whether you’re a working mom or stay-at-home mom, when it comes to managing your kids, it is almost always easier to stay around the house. But the longer you stay in, the more isolating it will become. Get dressed, pack the kiddos up and get out of the house!
Whether you venture to a park, go for a walk or hit the mall, try to keep it local. The farther you travel from your home, the less likely you’ll meet moms that live in your area. It’s much more difficult to manage new mom friendships with moms who live more than 20 minutes from you, especially when you factor in naps, food, and activity schedules.
Keep your head up.
It’s easy to get caught up in your own world and your kids, but try to stay aware of the people around you. I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked passed another mom who was so trapped in what she was doing that she was completely unaware of her surroundings. When you’re out and about keep your head up and eyes open for other moms.
Break the ice.
This is where it starts to sound a bit like the dating scene. Most people have trouble initiating conversation with complete strangers. Remember that all moms share an unspoken universal bond with other moms. You immediately have something in common and something to talk about. Take a deep breath and leverage that commonality:
And once you do meet some awesome moms, here are some tips for keeping your new friendship going even if you disagree on some of the mothering fundamentals! Very few moms agree on everything but that doesn't mean you can't be besties :)