How do stay at home mom's meet friends?

[deleted account] ( 22 moms have responded )

We are stationed at Peterson AFB and I am a stay at home mom and am having trouble meeting people. It was so much easier making friends when you work b/c you are interacting with people but being a stay at home mom I don't interact with anyone unless I am out grocery shopping. I joined a Little Gym class with my son and I haven't met anyone there either. Ive called Family Rediness and the Chapel and Peterson doesn't have anything for mom's to meet other mom's. How do you make friends when you're a stay at home mom??

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Holly - posted on 11/27/2010

6

0

0

How old is your son? and Thank you very much for the info. I haven't had much luck in trying to find people with the right information, but I am new to the Army and don't really speak the language yet. PS If you would like to try to get together some time for a playdate type thing that would be awesome. Also, the meetup.com website has a Military Spouses group that I signed up for if you are interested. They have a meetup on Dec 1 for new members.

[deleted account]

Molly: I also went to a playgroup and felt like I was not welcomed! Im a shy person as it is so it isn't easy for me to just put myself out there. I hope you find some good friends at Elmendorf! PS: Thanks for replying back to my post =)

Fallon - posted on 11/23/2010

78

13

10

try going to a site called meetup.com. there you can join local military mommy groups in your area.

This conversation has been closed to further comments

22 Comments

View replies by

Donielle - posted on 03/07/2011

77

16

3

Meetup.com. I use it to find some good playgroups in my area. I also am a Christian, so I usually meet people through church.

Tabetha - posted on 03/07/2011

5

20

0

Hey, I realize this post is a couple months old however. Ive lived at carson for about 10 months now and essentially know as many people as when i moved here. Believe me thats VERY FEW! lol....in the last couple of days ive been trying to put together a play group. Ive found a few people who have children who also want to join the play group. I have an almost 2 yr old daughter (shes 2 in 2 weeks) and a almost 4 month old son (in a few days). Anywho We are trying to plan on meeting at Mr Biggs this wed at 10am if any of you are interested. They have a nursery area for the smaller babies, and lots of things for the toddler age in the area called "little big town". The toddlers are 5$ and the small infants are free. If you want to join us let me know! Tabetha.ann.ford@us.army.mil

Tabetha - posted on 03/07/2011

5

20

0

Hey, I realize this post is a couple months old however. Ive lived at carson for about 10 months now and essentially know as many people as when i moved here. Believe me thats VERY FEW! lol....in the last couple of days ive been trying to put together a play group. Ive found a few people who have children who also want to join the play group. I have an almost 2 yr old daughter (shes 2 in 2 weeks) and a almost 4 month old son (in a few days). Anywho We are trying to plan on meeting at Mr Biggs this wed at 10am if any of you are interested. They have a nursery area for the smaller babies, and lots of things for the toddler age in the area called "little big town". The toddlers are 5$ and the small infants are free. If you want to join us let me know! Tabetha.ann.ford@us.army.mil

Kristian Amber - posted on 12/03/2010

58

23

3

Hi ladies! I am in Cheyenne, WY right now with my hubby and I just got involved in a group called Moms Club. They are an international group with a lot of members in different places. I know they do a lot of stuff together, meetings, babysitting, moms night out, playdates, bookclub and stuff. I know they have one in Colorado Springs, and a lot of other places in CO, not sure about on Peterson AFB though. Just go to www.momsclub.org and check out the chapter links. I hope this helps!

Tina - posted on 12/02/2010

9

58

0

Lookup Meetup.com and try and locate a Mom's group in your area. We are in Tampa and thats what I did and have made some wonderful lifelong friends for myself and my son. You're absolutely right it is hard to make friends when you are a SAHM. Good Luck!

[deleted account]

I tried meetup.com and am very happy with what I found!! The ladies are super nice and I can't wait to go to more functions with them. Thanks for the meetup.com suggestions!! =)

Jessica - posted on 12/01/2010

3

26

0

Let me recommend a MOPS group...'cause there are several! Try Vanguard church MOPS. I have friends there!

3950 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
(719) 591-8800
http://www.vanguardchurch.org/
Meets: 1ST & 3RD Tuesday at 8:45am - 11am

Jessica - posted on 12/01/2010

3

26

0

Hi Ladies! I am an AF wife/stay at home mom, too. We're stationed in CA right now but have been in Colorado Springs before (that's where we met!). Anyway, anywhere you move you can always look up a MOPS group! It stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and it is a program specifically designed for this difficult stage in our lives. At the meetings you'll have a hot breakfast, chat time with other moms at your table, and listen to speakers and/or do crafts. You'll get a nice little break from your children while they go to a Moppets classroom and do crafts and play games in a loving environment. (I started a MOPS group here at the base that we're stationed at.)

Just go to www.mops.org and click on "find a group". And then you're on your way to building great friendships! My MOPS group is made up of mostly military spouses, too!

Hugs to you all!
Jessica Phillips
jphillips975@msn.com

[deleted account]

meetup.com. That's how I did it here in Charleston, SC. I have made some great friends through meetup.com

Holly - posted on 11/27/2010

6

0

0

Lol....I just joined today and was approved fairly quickly so I dont think you will have a problem but if not just email me. And yes mabey we will meet at the Dec1 meeting.

[deleted account]

Holly: Thank you for that information! I just signed up for Colorado Springs Military Wives. Hopefully that is the one you were talking about. My son is 1 and I have a daughter due January 6th. I would like to get together sometime. Im not usually down in the Ft. Carson area... maybe we can meet at the Dec. 1st meeting. Hopefully my request to join this group get approved before Dec. 1st. If not I will email you and ask you for the details of this meeting so I don't miss it. Thanks again!

[deleted account]

Holly: I know Ft. Carson has a playgroup for moms. You can try calling 719-526-4590 (the Family Readiness Center) and ask them about the playgroup which is held on Fridays from 10-12. They also have Mom's and Babies Walking groups and Toddler Time for children 18 mo to 36 mo. I went to one of the playgroups but I felt totally out of place b/c we are not stationed at Ft. Carson and I was the only AF wife there but it was fun espeically for my son. =)

Holly - posted on 11/27/2010

6

0

0

I have no idea and am having the same problem. I am at Fort Carson and can't seem to find much here either for mom to meet.

Molly - posted on 11/25/2010

50

30

8

I feel your pain. We are at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. We have been here for a year and I go to tonza of play groups. I have learned to be assertive and give my phone number to people but it is extremely akward. I went to the playgroup on base and wasnt welcomed by a single person. The meetup.com site does look like a good option. It is a bit odd though, you have to know there are other moms just like you one base. They are just hard to find.

Melissa - posted on 11/24/2010

2

0

0

Play dates work the best. Go out your back door and see what kids are out playing. If the mom is with them walk over and start talking. You have to put yourself out there and I have come to find that the women are very nice and will do anything to help you. Also start talking to your husband about how hard it is. Go to an FRG meeting and you will find lots of women who stay at home as well. I am a stay at home mommy and we have only been at fort sill for a few months and I have made some pretty good friends!

Bree - posted on 11/23/2010

194

5

30

Neighbors are a good start. I'm guessing the Air Force has something like an FRG? That's another good place. Any kind of functions for your spouses unit. There are tons of things in the Springs to do, figure out what you like and find others interested in the same thing. There is an awesome YMCA right near Peterson, the classes they offer are a great place to make friends plus they have the free child care while you're in the class. Just be open minded and paste on a friendly smile ;)

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms