Making Friends As A New Mom
Being a new mother can be intimidating when it comes to social situations. Sometimes motherhood makes it more difficult to spend time with our friends and we are forced to find new friends that share our same new experiences! You might also be suffering from working full-time and being a full-time mother and trying to squeeze in time for friendships on the side. Here are a few ways to re-enter the social sphere as a new mom and come out with more friends than you thought possible!
1. Start A Group - If you haven't had time to pursue any hobbies or have been unmotivated because you have no one to do them with, you should consider starting a group for like-minded mothers or women in your area. Come up with a group idea and post flyers in your neighborhood, create a group email address and we guarantee women will be thrilled to join. You can host weekly meetings and plan trips or fun events to do with your new friends.
2. Reach Out to Your Kid's Friend's Moms - This may sounds like a no-brainer but sometimes it's as easy as approaching the moms of your children's friends at school, in the park or waiting to pick them up from summer camp. You can plan get-togethers that involve the kids and allow you to have girl time. This will not only benefit your social life but your child's as well!
3. Be Constantly on the Lookout - Moms are everywhere and easily approachable - especially if they have their children with them too. It's a simple conversation starter and could turn into a fast friendship. Approach moms wherever you go and try to reach out to them, you are bound to find a good friend sooner or later.
4. Do What You Love - Your time away from home doesn't have to be constant. It's as easy as finding an hour every week or a few hours every month to pursue your interests. Make a goal to try a new class every week that caters towards something you love (yoga, cooking or learning a language). Being with people who enjoy the same activities that you do will foster friendships easily and you can have fun doing it.
5. Join A Mother's Group - Creating a group on your own might be a daunting task, so instead focus on finding groups in your area! Check websites like momsclub.org and meetup.com and bulletin boards in your area; there might be a group near you that loves doing what you love! It's a fun way to get out there and learn more about yourself and other moms.