Staying at home and kids

Kristy - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I was in the military for 9 1/2 yrs. I then got out with my second pregnancy, started college and now I am pregnant with my third child and still attending college. We moved from VA to TX in Oct 08 and my two boys have no other kids to play with after my oldest gets out of school and my youngest is home with me all day. I am not sure where everything is just yet, but we live I think in Falls County in central TX. Everything went from me being with friends, going to church, going to the college campus and my boys have a sitter and friends to nothing. I love my boys and want them to have other kids around, but where is there for us to go and how do I meet other moms around this area? I really miss being in VA where I knew I had my church, family, friends and could go out when I wanted to once a week. Now, all I get to do is my homework, my oldest son's homework, cook, clean, dishes, laundry, take care of the bills, etc. We all know what us stay at home moms have to do and sometimes I wonder if it is even appreciated.

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Autumn - posted on 04/23/2009

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I know it is so hard! I moved here in Nebraska from Oklahoma and it is taken me awhile to figure out who I was here..Start at a new church. There are awesome people there who are ready to jump in and accept you! Just start going to church and find out which one you like and settle in. Then start going outside with your kids to ride bikes or go to the park in your neighborhood. Try and get to know your neighbors and make a name for your self. Go to the kids school for parties or volunteer with a Spring Fling or Prom or anything that the school is doing so you can get to know other parents at your kids school. Encourage your kids to bring someone home with them so you can make an effort to know individual parents. Go to PTA meetings. Offer services or things your good at to the school and the churches bulletin boards. Go on www.cafemom.com and see if you can meet some friends there in your area. Set up a play date. I have found wonderful sanctuary in just talking with other moms on there. Start with one thing at a time and eventually you will be known in your community. Its hard. I know. These are the things I personally did. I felt so alone and even though I felt kind of dumb going out of my way to meet people, people still saw me as someone that was new and wanted to be a part of the community. Good luck mama! You can add me on cafemom also if you want! NEMOMOFBOYS

Claudia - posted on 04/23/2009

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Is there a local playgroup, can you search on yahoogroups? Have you found a new church home? I know it's hard to get plugged in to a new place. Sometimes if you just go to the local park regularly like every Wed at 10am,, you are bound to start seeing the same group of moms there too! =)

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