Tips for Finding Your Village and Making Mom Friends
It can be tough making friends when your life revolves around little ones, but it's so important to have other moms (your village) to lean on throughout motherhood.
Here are a few tips to help you get started if you’re feeling the nudge to make new connections and friendships.
Find local moms groups or classes.
There's a good chance that there are other moms in your area who are looking for friends too. Attending group events is a great way to meet people with common interests.
A few groups that come to mind are Stroller Strides and MOPS.
These organizations have groups in most states.
Check your local city’s parks and recreation department
Some great hobby and sports options for all ages and bonus points because those classes don’t break the piggy bank.
Don’t overlook local children’s boutiques
These local gems usually have a heart for moms and their kiddos so many host Mommy and Me classes to help bring moms together.
Your Local Library
One of my favorite things to do is go to the library story time. You can always count on story time. It’s a fun and cozy place to chat with other moms while the kids take in a good book and activity.
Join an online forum or support group
This is a great way to connect with people from all over the country. But this is also a great way to find local moms to connect with. Often online forums like Facebook groups are an easy starting point. You can search for groups in your local area and then see if any moms want to meet at a park. These groups can be a great way to find pediatrician recommendations, sports teams, etc.
Sometimes just showing up is where the magic happens. Stopping by the farmer’s market or saying “hi” to a fellow mom in the grocery store or at a park.
The moral of the story is that if you want to find new mom friends, there are likely others out there needing some too and it is well worth the effort. These friendships are some of the most important relationships that we will ever have in our lives. By being intentional and following through with plans, we can find amazing women who will be there for us when life gets tough and our kids need someone to lean on.
Let’s all make a commitment to reach out to other moms, get together, and build lasting friendships.