17 Creative Ways to Find the Best Mom Friends Ever
Mom friends are hard to develop when you are a SAHM with little kids or at work full-time. I was so grateful to find my mom friends when my kids were young. My son was two when I met them. They have been my friends for 21 years now.
I would love to tell you the friendships I developed came fast and easy. They did not. They were slow, steady, and grew over many years. It was hard work.
In this post, I am going to give you 17 suggestions on how to develop mom friends. It’s okay if you are a little scared to put yourself out there.
Just take it one step at a time.
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How Do Mom Friends Develop?
You might wonder how these mom friends developed.
I already said it took a lot of time and patience. Those first few years were hard as new moms because we were all tied to schedules, nap times, and family duties.
It was difficult to get together outside of kids and develop deeper relationships.
Personally, I struggled with friendships because I didn’t like to initiate things.
I had to really push myself to call other women. The reason I hated calling was that I was scared of rejection.
After a while, I got so lonely I decided rejection was better than not trying. I kept repeating, “If you want a friend, you have to be a friend.” What really got me to call other women was that I was going nuts trapped in the house all day with a munchkin. He was cute, but we both needed friends.
If you are tired of being alone, make the first move. Call some moms and get together. You will not be sorry if you do.
Here are some other ideas on how to develop quality mom friends. Try a few of them, eventually one of these tips will be your ticket to a long friendship with another mom.
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17 Ways to Create the Best Mom Friends Ever
1. Attend events that include moms and kids in the neighborhood.
2. Ask to meet other moms at the park/house for a playdate.
3. Join a Sunday school class for young marrieds.
4. Join a prayer group with other young moms.
5. Camp/vacation together with other families who have kids.
6. Put together or attend a mom’s night out event.
7. Be a room mom at school.
8. Volunteer at school in the lunchroom or library where there are other moms.
9. Invite lots of kids and parents to your child’s birthday party.
10. Go to birthday parties with your kids and visit with the moms.
11. Attend a MOPS group-Mothers of Preschoolers
12. Go to sports/dance practice and wait with the other moms.
13. Have the neighborhood kids over and include the moms.
14. Host a block party.
15. Join a Bible study with other young moms. ( I recommend BSF.)
16. Join or create a babysitting club.
17. Volunteer at your place of worship in the pre-school or elementary age area.
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Benefits of Having Mom Friends
There are many benefits to having mom friends.
They are usually the first ones who show up in times of need. They send meals, pray for you, offer emotional support, help with babysitting, and many other things.
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It is worth putting yourself out there. Be patient. It takes time when you have young kids. Don’t give up.
You will see over time your quality of life is better because of the women who surround you. I urge you to think about other moms you want to be friends with this year. Maybe one or two people you want to know better. Make it your goal to call them and do something together.
How do you find mom friends?
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