Motherhood can feel lonely sometimes, even if you’re a mom blessed with well-behaved, low-intensity kids without allergies, special needs, or health issues. If, on the other hand, you’re like most of us and your family or your life isn’t picture perfect in every way, being a mother may literally be isolating. Your old friends (read: your childless friends) are probably still be around and they’re doing their best to support you, but they may just not understand what you’re going through on any given day. To find someone like that, you need to meet moms.
Sleepless nights… breastfeeding problems… how impossible it feels to get out of the house. Finding a pediatrician. Vaccination concerns. The unique difficulties of being a single mom or a gay mom or a working mom or just a new mom. Colic. Autism. Prematurity. Heck, even having a picky eater can derail your motherhood momentum in countless tiny ways that add up. Motherhood isn’t for the faint of heart – and it’s certainly not as easy or as natural as most of us are led to believe before we have kids.
As for how moms meet moms, there’s no one right or wrong way to go about expanding your social circle once you have kids. But if you have dreamy ideas about encountering the ultimate mom friends randomly on the playground, it’s time to wake up. Making mom friends is pretty hard, especially if you’re new to an area or your family falls outside of the media-created “norm”.
And that’s why Mom Meet Mom is in development right now. As moms ourselves, we know how hard it is to make mom friends. Our eventual goal is to create a way for moms everywhere to find friends without having to deal with the stress and rejection of playground business card exchanges or coffee invitations that never pan out. So stay tuned and check back because more information on what Mom Meet Mom can do for your social life (and your kids’ social lives) is coming soon!