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Parenting Advice Finding a Mommy Match: How to Make Mom Friends A local mom of two recalls her days of mom dating to meet other moms and fill the isolation when her kids were little.
I had friends, but I gathered them slowly. Crowds could be overwhelming, new faces intimidating. Yes, with the birth of my child came the sudden need to meet other moms. Sure, I knew women with children, but most of these women were seasoned, with older kids. I needed new, fresh, scared-I-was-doing-everything-wrong moms.
My street at the time was bursting with stay-at-home moms, but they all seemed, well, established. I went on Wednesdays to a nursing moms group, but no friendships transcended those meetings.
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Someone hinted that a local PTO group organized playgroups. She introduced me to her neighbor. This playgroup jelled, morphing and growing as a few other moms ed. We met weekly and provided meals when new babies were born.
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We forced our husbands to meet one another and play euchre. We waited for our babies and toddlers to actually pay attention to each other. Or, OK, a glass of wine.
But then school started, and the mom world expanded. All new moms in the kindergarten hallway. All new moms in the first grade.
I no longer felt the solitude-driven need for company, but now there was another driver to making some sort of connection. Play dates.
The kind where the kids actually want to get together, and not just loll about on the carpeting while their moms drink coffee. Was I supposed to get the ball rolling on those? Based on little more than a smile at a Halloween party and a cold call from the school directory?
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A local mom of two recalls her days of mom dating to meet other moms and fill the isolation when her kids were little. By Debbie Pecis.
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May 23, Which could be one reason I found dating in my 30s challenging. Dating moms, I mean.
But how? Umm … no. Then we moved from Ohio to Michigan. I got on that. And waited … and waited. In some cases, yes.
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