Deanna - posted on 03/20/2009 ( 78 moms have responded )
Hello everyone! I'm new to this whole Circle of Mom's thing, but boy is it ever great!
I just wanted to post something and ask if other "stay-at-home mom's" feel this way too.
After my daughter was born I had post-partum depression which stemmed into a full fledged severe depression to the point that when I hit rock bottom last summer, I contemplated suicide. I'm proud to say that I am dealing with my depression and have since been feeling so happy and loving life! But I still have days where I feel very depressed, sad, lonely and I think it all comes down to the fact that I feel as if I don't have any friends. Sure I have all my "friends" on facebook and MSN that I chat with occasionally, but I don't have any human contact with other adults while I'm stuck at home all day with my daughter.
I have tried to set up play dates with other mom's I know but it never seems to happen. I'm hoping I'll have better luck now that the warmer weather is starting to arrive. But I think I need to make a whole new circle of friends. But I don't know how to do that, or where to start, or anything. It's scary! I almost feel like it's the first day of school and you don't know anyone and you need to start making friends all over again!
I live in London, Ontario. I'm 25 years old with a soon to be 3 year old little girl (April 13th). I'm a friendly person, I love to talk, I'll talk to anyone that will listen to me and always have!
Does anyone else feel like this sometimes or is it just me???