Making Mom Friends
Dec 11, 2020
Who agrees that it’s hard to make friends as an adult? When I became a mom, I was 22. My friends were those who I went to school with and I was one of the first to get married and have kids.
I was an Army wife and when Jason was deployed to Bosnia, Ariella was seven months old and I packed up and moved north to live with my parents. Sure, my mom was an awesome help, but what I craved was friends who could relate to where I was as a new mom.
It was then that I joined the MOMS Club. For those of you who are unfamiliar with MOMS Club, it is an international organization standing for Moms Offering Moms Support.
Fortunately, there was a chapter within ten minutes from where I was living.
If you have a chapter near you, I highly recommend joining it. It costs to be a member, but it’s not much considering all the benefits that you can get from belonging. And as a stay-at-home-mom surviving on an army salary, it must not have cost much or else I probably wouldn’t have joined.
Seriously, it was instant friends and not like you have to be friends with every member, but you’re bound to find a few moms that you’ll get along with. To this day, 20 years later, I am still connected with moms who I met in this club.
It doesn’t have to be MOMS Club though, as there are other communities that I’ve heard of through the years, some of which aren’t international or even national, but just local groups of moms whose purpose it to be together.
And with COVID, I’ve seen some of these groups begin offering virtual get togethers, where you get some of the benefits of the group minus of course, the mom nights out and playgrounds playdates.
But it all starts with you. Friends aren’t going to fall from the sky. You need to make the first move. If you’ve decided that having a mom friend is what you need, then I encourage you to reach out.
In this week's video, I'm sharing with you some ideas about how to make mom friends as an adult. In the meantime, I want to know...what do you find to be the hardest part about making friends as an adult?