Making Mommy Friends?

Jessica - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi, my name is Jessica and I'm new to this site. Recently most of my friends have drifted away since I got married and had a baby. They swing in and hang out every now and again, but not as often as when we would go out. I really want to try and make some friends with similar interests and have kids as well. Any suggestions?

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Chelsea - posted on 01/19/2010

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i thought of hosting a mom's game night, i'm waiting to see how that turns out on the 30th. and i'm starting a fajita night at my place with another couple, or some small group of friends, each week, thats starting this thursday. i'm hoping i can get some social life out of this.

Dee - posted on 01/19/2010

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oh yeah america - whats that like. yeah not sure of the support groups over there. if you need help online - i am usually on all the time.!!! i am in constant need of re assurin

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Maybe someone already mentioned it (I didn't read the other responses) but I use meetup.com. I had one good friend from before I had my baby who also has a little one. She's my best friend actually. But she lives far away:( I was determined to make new mommy friends and meetup.com saved my sanity!

Dalaynea - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hi Jessica, I was in the same boat and still kinda but now that my kids are in school finally meeting people. But it was so hard losing those friends you had who aren't married and have any kids. Just wish they'd understand. Things will get better!

Jessica - posted on 01/19/2010

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OMG thanks for all your guys' support. It's kinda silly but I wasn't expecting so much helpful advice. My son is about to turn one is February (the eighth), and I am currently in San Jose, California, but am in the process of moving to Springfield, Oregon.

Dee - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hey, yeah not sure where your from, but her insyd australia they have mothers groups, and we see each other every week. but yeah i know what you mean - my friends without babies dont really talk to me alot anymore. it also just helps having someone who is in teh same situation as you. so anytime drop me a message!!!! u can add em to circle of friends! happy to help anytime!

Amanda - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hi there my name is Amanda. Like you I have lost my friends since I had my daughters and gotten married. I was also there for my friends when they had children with their boyfriends but what have I gotten in return nothing really maybe a phone call every now and then. I have twins Hailey Nicole and Kailey Cheyenne they will be 3 in June.. If you need to talk just message

Stephanie - posted on 01/19/2010

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I am in a similar situation. I am a stay at home mom and I take classes at night and still I find it hard to connect with people. I am not the type of person who goes and makes friends easily. I moved from Phoenix almost 2 years ago, and had my son that September. I regret not taking the opportunity to take the Mommy and Baby classes thay were offered through the hospital. They do offer toddler classes, and I have even found some cafe's around my town(Beaverton, Oregon) that are just for mom's and babies to go and connect with friends over breakfast while the kids are taken care of by the staff. Other places like parks when the weather gets nice is a great place to interact. I hope this helps.
P.S. Where are you from?

Kimberly - posted on 01/19/2010

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I am thinking there should be mommy groups in your community, not sure where you are from so i am not too sure, but come spring i will defently be attending some of those. setting up playdates usually helps as well, even if you dont know the other mommy too well this will help you to get to know them, and your kids to interact. or even websites like this one, may have a mommy or two in your area. Or I find just being on this website helps with interacting and having an adult conversation with others.

Samantha - posted on 01/19/2010

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Hi Jessica, My name is Sam, I am farely new to this site as well. Like you a lot of my friends have drifted away because I had a baby. My daughter's name is Peyton and she will be a year old on the 23rd. How old is your baby?

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