One of the things that I never thought I would do as a mom is join a mommy group. I don’t know why I had this pre-conceived notion, or if it was just a fear of becoming one of THOSE moms (I don’t think a description is needed)– but before my first kid – a mommy group was not on my radar for joining.
After having my first baby, I was invited to attend a mommy group and it was the best thing I could do for myself as a mom. Sure, not everyone was Mommy Friend material, but out of those few years in that group – I was able to create friendships that still remain strong today.
When I went back to work full-time, there wasn’t time for a mommy group or really anything other than work – and then focus to spend time with my kids. My friends that I communicated with regularly were those at work. Now that I’ve changed jobs and I don’t have the office or office friends to see – it was time to join another mommy group.
Last week we met for the second time. There are a few working moms in the group – which understand work, life balance. Some of the moms are first times mom, one is pregnant with her second – another has a few kids – we all bring a variety of knowledge to the table.
Having Mommy Friends is essential in this motherhood journey!
Where to Find a Mom’s Group
If you are looking for a mom’s group – here are a few resources:
- MOPS – Mother’s of Preschoolers
- Stroller Strides
- Moms Club
- Meet Up (search for a mom’s group in your area)
Online Communities for Moms