How to Find Mom Friends

By: Meghan Barrett

Finding friends as an adult is no easy task and finding friends as a mom becomes exponentially more difficult.

You have to find a friend that:

  • Can work with your hectic, unpredictable schedule and you can work with theirs
  • Can talk for hours AND also be okay with not returning a text for over a week
  • Gets along with your kids
  • Gets you as a person AND a mom
  • Accepts you for you and makes you feel safe and supported
  • Common interests

You’re constantly around other moms, but it’s difficult to get to know one another when you are half listening to her and half keeping an eye on your kids to ensure no one gets hurt or lost. Although it may not be easy, there’s plenty of places in the Triangle to begin your search:

  1. Storytime at the local library

Most libraries in the area have some sort of story time. This is an excellent (and FREE) opportunity to meet moms, especially moms with children the same age.

  1. TAPS – Triangle Area Parenting Support

A local non-profit that connects and empowers parents through support groups. I joined one shortly after my first was born and this is where I met my very first “mom friends.” They create groups based on children’s ages and have different times to fit all kinds of schedules. There is a membership fee – very reasonable, and assistance is available for those that qualify.

  1. Hit the park

It’s springtime and although there is some (cough: massive amounts) of pollen out there it is still a great time to enjoy the weather and check out all the fabulous parks the Triangle has to offer. A kid is a great excuse to go up to another mom and start chatting by the playground.

  1. Local Facebook Groups

I know this sounds kind of odd… but about 40% of relationships now start online! So why not find your next friend there too? There are a ton of FB Groups for moms and specifically moms trying to find friends. I’ve seen moms post looking for friends and described who they are and what they want and had 50 moms comment! Then you get to choose who you want to hang with!

Check out “Raleigh Moms Need Friends Too” FB Group

Know you aren’t alone in your search for mom friends. You will need to get out of your comfort zone a little and ask for a phone number or IG handle… It’s pretty much like dating again.

If you aren’t sure where to start, this “mom friend pick up line” has always worked well for me: “Hey, I see you raise tiny humans… I too, raise tiny humans…what’s your name?”

Now, it’s time to go out and find some mom friends – they’re waiting for you.

Meghan Barrett is a Mom Success Coach & Podcaster. She helps moms create a life they love as “mom” AND an individual without the mom guilt. Mama’s Daily Dose is the short, actionable podcast for mamas who want more.

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