Creating a Mama Community

As a new Mum I went along to my local Mothers Group anxious to make a good impression, praying for my baby to sleep and not grizzle and to fit in…. I had spent a good hour or so the day before picking a outfit, washing my hair and thinking of things to talk about. 

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I don’t find it particularly easy to make new friends and as a new Mum I was worried about making a good impression and not ruffling any feathers. I went along, with bub in tow ready to talk about sleepless nights, coffee, dirty dishes piling up and post baby life… However I wasn’t prepared for the competitiveness on how my baby is “doing this” and “my baby is doing that”, “I’m already going for 5k runs”, “oh you can’t manage a daily shower??” Hmmmnnnn… totally hit me for 6. I left with my head spinning!


I got home and felt deflated. My first Mother’s group had left me with the distinct feeling I wasn’t as good at this mothering gig as I thought I was.  I chatted to a few of my friends with babies about my Mothers group experience and many had had similar experiences. As a new Mum I know we are desperately trying to appear competent and together, to find our own groove and get to know this little person we are now in charge of 24/7. There are enough pressures on new mums and making friends shouldn’t be hard or stressful. 


It took a few months but I eventually found a little group of Mummy friends, and although I don’t attend a traditional mothers group I have found so much comfort in my Mummy friends and online relationships I have built. Another blogger Flat Bum Mum and I created The Laundry Lounge on facebook as a safe place to share our questions, funny stories and support one another. Then I was introduced to Hello Mamas I could have sung with joy! I have spent hours reading stories and searching on the site and only wish I had found it sooner. The App allows you to search mums near you and find like-minded mums friends that have common interests and personalities. It totally takes the anxiety out of meeting mums and enables you to build your local community. I have now joined the Hello Mamas team as an Influencer! Watch out for me being featured on their blog with upcoming stories and join our community.


Lauren Roney is from Sandcastles and Paper Clowns. A bubbly, glamorous domestic goddess Wife and Mummy, Stylist and Blogger. You can follow Lauren on Facebook, and Instagram!!

Lauren is a Hello Mamas Influencer! Join our community today to meet mums near you!



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