Do you feel like you’re the only mom that stays at home and never gets out of the house? Are you a working mom that can’t seem to find the time to get out and socialize with other moms?
Let’s face it, being a mom can be lonely, and it’s hard to make mommy friends. Especially if you’re a working mom or new to the area. There needs to be a better way to make mom friends other than walking around Target.
It can seem nearly impossible or daunting to get out and make mom friends, but there are actually lots of great ways for moms to connect, such as moms’ clubs, parenting support groups, or by simply using the mom.life mobile app.
Having mom friends in your life may be more important than you think; They provide support, connection, friendship, and can even save your sanity. Here are the 5 types of mom friends that every mom needs to have in their life.
1. The Experienced Mom
The mom that’s been there before. The mom that has seen it all. The experienced mom is there to help you figure out this new journey of motherhood and reassure you that you’re doing a great job. She’s always there to answer all your new mommy questions, like when are you supposed to start taking your kids to the dentist or what to look for when buying overnight diapers? I promise she won’t make fun of you no matter how silly your questions may seem, so go ahead and give her a call whenever you need some advice.
2. The Mom That’s in Your Shoes
You definitely need mom friends that have kids the same age. You can schedule play dates that everyone will enjoy, and your kids can grow up together. You can wonder if you’re doing this all wrong or not together. Maybe you can even go through pregnancies together. The mom that’s in your shoes will completely understand what you’re going through, as they will most likely be going through the exact same thing. So round up the kids and head to the park or the pool so that the kids can have some fun and you can get that much-needed adult time.
3. The Fit Mom
Don’t get me wrong, getting a rambunctious toddler dressed and having to install car seats is hard work. But it’s still nice to get out of the house and get some real exercise. Get your yoga pants ready, because the fit mom will help give you the motivation to get out and get your heart pumping. She will help get your butt to that spinning class you’ve been talking about joining for months. You can always call her whenever you want to get some fresh air and take the kids on a nature walk. Find a mom friend that’s active in whatever kind of exercise you enjoy, whether that’s running, swimming, or yoga.
4. The Activities Mom
The activities mom knows of all the scheduled fun for babies and young kids in the area, and they somehow manage to attend them on a regular basis. She’s the mom that has her calendar neatly filled out with educational and entertaining activities. She knows when all the library story times are, the best parks & rec programs, and all the postpartum playgroups in the area. Call up the activities mom when you want to get your baby started with swim lessons or need someone to go to Kindermusik with. Head over to her house on a rainy day to engage your kids in some sensory play.
5. The Approachable Conversationalist Mom
Do you ever have one of those days that everything just seems to be going wrong? Not even just moms, but rather everyone could benefit from someone their life who they can always call whenever they just need to talk to someone. The conversationalist mom is empathetic and compassionate and is always there to listen to you. She’s the mom you can call or share a coffee with when you need to vent, need a shoulder to cry on, or just simply need to chat with an adult. Schedule a wine night with her when you need some mommy time and talk your heart away.
Summing It Up
Check your local area for moms’ clubs and groups or just use the mom.life app and start connecting with these 5 types of moms. Your mental health, physical health, and even your children and spouse will thank you. It can be scary to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people sometimes, but if you just get out there, you’ll soon have new found friendships for both you and your children.