Having issues

Melissa - posted on 06/23/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I'm a single mom of two girls. I also have two jobs to support them! My friends don't have kids yet so they don't know what it's like. They are all like hey let's go to the bar or the movies and my answer is always I have the kids. I need to meet other people in my area with kids. My kids have no other kids to play with besides each other. So any helpful tips on how to meet other moms would be great but keep in mind I have two kids most playgroups for kids meet when I'm at work!

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Kristi - posted on 06/25/2013

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Oh...that definitely makes things difficult!! I'm sorry, I don't know how else to help. : (

Kristi - posted on 06/24/2013

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What days do you have off? I didn't know anybody when I moved here. I'm a poor, unemployed, single mother in a small community of mainly wealthy, married couples who are employed.

I had to reach out to the moms of the girls my daughter plays sports with or is friends with. It's extremely hard. I don't really fit in but I'm getting to know some of them enough to car pool to away games/meets. If I had more money and/or more guts, I could invite them for coffee or over to our house for a day at our neighborhood pool. I choose not to because I'm a big chicken but that doesn't mean you can't ask moms from your kids' school or daycare to get together when you are free.

The couple of times I have reached out I have had fun. The ladies were flexible and found time in their monster social calendars for me. So, I do know it can be done.

Kristi - posted on 06/24/2013

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How old are they? Could you set up play-dates for a Sat/Sun with other kids from school/daycare? Invite a mom or moms and their kid(s) to a local park or even a fast food restaurant with an indoor play palace...cheap, the kids can burn off some energy and you can sit and visit. Otherwise, maybe join a church? Probably not a lot of help...I'm not very good at reaching out. CoM's is my social life...Lol

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You might get more responses if you edit your title to be more specific...; )

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