Soon to be SAHM

Lisa - posted on 11/06/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello Momma's!
Soon I will be able to be a SAHM... I am so excited but also so nervious!! My oldest (boy) is three my daughter is 21 months and I am expecting my 3rd (boy) in Feburary.
We will be moving to a town that is about a four hour drive from where we live now. (Hubby got a better job) We found a great place at a even better price, we figured it all out and it looks like it'll be cheaper for me to stay home than it woule be to pay for daycare for 3 kids.
BUT.... we don't know a single soul who lives there.I am nervious because I have been working since I was 14 and have been making all my friends at work since. I plan on finding a play group (starting one if I have too) and going to Church, this is all just so intimidating!! Also moving at 7 months preg ith two toddlers seeems, well INSAINE!!
Any advice??

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Being a sahm is pretty much just like having a regular job. You will make friends in this role, just as you have in former jobs outside the home....the trick is to get outside the home. I've never really liked the term "stay at HOME mom" because most of them rarely actually stay at home.

Go to the library, local bookstores, and starbucks for weekly story times. Even in the smallest towns, you should be able to find at least 3 a week. You don't have to go to all 3 every week, but it's good to have a few to pick from so you can still get out if your schedule gets messed up.

Also, don't forget about parks and indoor play places--you can let your kids run wild and socialize with the other moms.

Mom&me classes work well too, but a lot of times they don't leave much time for actually talking to the other moms, so arrive early and plan to stay a few minutes after to chat.

Katherine - posted on 11/06/2011

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Try meetup.com for mommy groups. Look into the library for story times. See if they have other mom groups in the area.

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