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Hoping to make some new mom friends but not having much luck? We can relate. Please consult local health recommendations and your physician for up-to-date information on the safety of attending community events. If my own friendship journey is any indication, making mom friends is nowhere as easy as they make it look.
If you are reading this because you are looking for mom friends, please know you are not alone. I can guarantee there are tons of women scrolling through Instagram and Facebook alone, wishing they were hanging out with a friend. Women are texting their friends from back home wishing they had mom friends in Spartanburg and Greenville. As a newcomer to Spartanburg with an infant, I was desperate to make mom friends.
Being far from family and friends, all I wanted was to know someone well enough that she could leave crackers and ginger ale on my doorstep if my family came down with the dreaded stomach bug. But, finding those people turned out to be much harder than I anticipated.
To make you feel better, here are just a few of my Spartanburg mom friend fails:. Thankfully, my story does not end there. I did find my mom friends, and they have taken turns leaving ginger ale and crackers on my doorstep. Invite her to get together at a specific time and place. We usually go around It makes me so sad to think of women who are doing all of this alone without other mom friends.
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I took my baby when he was only three weeks old and again at seven months. Filter content by category, age, area, price or time. To make you feel better, here are just a few of my Spartanburg mom friend fails: I worked from home and never saw anyone except my husband during our first few months. When he started to ask me during date nights what my friends on The View talked about that day, I knew I needed to make some real-life friends.
I ed up for prenatal yoga, believing this is where I would make my mom friends. I ended up being the only person in the class.
Instead of making mom friends, I had really awkward one-on-one yoga sessions while pregnant. We visited churches, and everyone was kind.
How i finally made mom friends
But, for me, it seemed obvious that while the women in attendance were nice, they already had their people. How do you infiltrate an already formed cluster of friends? I attended an advertised Moms Night Out where the only other mom who came was the host. It was a ploy to sell me something. I acted way too excited about seeing another mom in public — and she clearly did not remember who I was.
Instead, go where the moms actually are, such as library storytimes or events held specifically for moms. Their primary purpose is to help moms find support in their community.
We should! Take the First Step — I know how hard it is to take the first step. Since making mom friends feels like dating, it is awkward and risky to take the first step. But, it is also necessary. Look for opportunities to introduce yourself to a mom at the park or the play place. Find ways to invite other moms to hang out.
If you wait for someone to invite you, you may be waiting for a while. Open Your Home — Another one that may put you out of your comfort zone is to open your home to others. Yes, you have kids, and your house is messy. Be Yourself — Finally, you must be yourself.
We all have these ideas of what moms are supposed to look like and act like. Instead, be your true self — yoga pants and dry-shampooed hair or total fashionista. Where have you met your mom friends? About the Author Jennifer relocated to Spartanburg seven years ago, and now spends her days working from home and taking care of her two kids.
She loves this area because we can go from rural areas to urban areas to the mountains within an hour.
Her favorite things to do with her kids are using their imaginations and visiting Spartanburg County local libraries. Follow Jennifer at www. Notify of. Newest Oldest Most Voted. Inline Feedbacks. Carolina Raycroft.