Meet Other Mums

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Everybody knows that you can organise pretty much your entire life using the internet nowadays. I struggle to think of something there isn’t a website or app for. With a swipe of an iphone you find absolutely everything you want-from the gorgeous outfit you saw on Gossip Girl that you want to emulate, to deciding where you are going to eat, and for getting everything you could possibly need delivered to your door if you just don’t want to go out and hunt it down! When I first moved to a new city, and new nobody, I joined a website that organised socials in the city exactly for people in the same position as me. I went along with trepidation, but these evenings were fab, and I still hang out with some of the people I met there.

When I discovered I have having my first child, I didn’t know anybody else who was pregnant, or who had children. It was a real fear to me that I would be at home with a baby, with no friends, and no support. So I joined as many groups as I could. Every antenatal class that was on offer, I went to. I was really lucky that my NCT group was brilliant, and I still meet up with them once a week, and I met some amazing friends at another group, who are not only play date friends, but also have progressed to drinking friends, and 2 of them are now even Godmothers to my littlest assassin!

However, I know I’m lucky that I live in a buzzing city, with endless bazillions of opportunities to meet other parents. Some people maybe aren’t so lucky, and don’t live in areas with as many opportunities to offer. Some people just don’t click with their antenatal classmates-this is really common. For some, it’s just really difficult to make that first move, especially in a room full of people you don’t know. Soooooo, of course, for anyone feeling like they’d like to increase their circle of mummy friends, there is a website! Please take to the spotlight…. Meet Other Mums!!!! I’m lucky enough to blog for this brilliant site, which has been really welcoming and supportive of my posts! It’s easy and free to join-you can sign up here! The site takes loads of details from you, like the sort of mum and activity you are looking for, even what drinks you like (I added on my profile that I’d like to be linked to cocktail drinking mums,) and with a magical algorithm, you will be linked to a mum in your area, that matches your interests, and voila-new mum friends await!!

Even if you aren’t looking to meet any new mum friends, there’s loads of opportunity to chat in the chat rooms-I know I can spend hours on twitter having brilliant chats, so if you’re after some brilliant chat, check out some of the threads on Meet Other Mum’s forums, and offer some online support to a mum who may be feeling a little isolated, and offer a friendly word which just might make someone’s day…

Spread the word about this brilliant site, it has so much to offer mums at a time where they really can be so vulnerable.

Again, you can sign up here (did I mention it’s free?!)

You can find Meet Other Mums on Twitter, here

You can find them on Facebook, here.

Thanks for reading!!

xoxo

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57 Comments

  1. May 15, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I’m not off to take a look! It’s awesome have mummy friends!

  2. May 15, 2016 / 11:02 pm

    I must be honest. I had never heard of this site. A great resource! I’m sure many of us need some support/conversation at some point! Thank you for bringing it to our attention! x #bigpinklink

  3. May 16, 2016 / 6:44 am

    Meet Other Mums is a great idea, but in Greater London it’s still a little tricky to link up with mums who are actually in your neighbourhood. Hopefully once the word spreads and it has more members this will improve. There’s nothing more isolating being a new mum in new place where you know nobody. I have become a playdating whore! #bigpinklink

  4. May 16, 2016 / 7:59 am

    think my entire social life is organised through the internet lol x #bigpinklink

  5. May 16, 2016 / 8:42 am

    I’m useless at meeting new people! I did ok with daughter 1, but daughter 2 didn’t really get the same enthusiasm of me being a ‘new’ mum, which is sad… it’s hard, but this website sounds great! Thanks #bigpinklink

  6. May 16, 2016 / 8:54 am

    Such a wonderful idea! Makes the loneliness for some just that little less lonely #BigPinkLink

  7. May 16, 2016 / 9:01 am

    As a fellow member of Meet other Mums I can second what you’ve said – it’s a great site and I love how it matches you to like minded Mums – being a Mum can be so isolating so this really is a great website xx #bigpinklink

  8. May 16, 2016 / 9:22 am

    This is a brilliant idea, if I still lived in the UK, I’d definitely use it! #bigpinklink

  9. May 16, 2016 / 9:52 am

    A terrific opportunity and chance to mingle. It’s a tough gig meeting new people as grown ups…let alone when you have a new baby attached 24/7 and running on pepsi max and no sleep. Great to get it out there. #bigpinklink

  10. May 16, 2016 / 9:52 am

    This is a really good idea, I’ve not found it hard to meet mums per se, but I have found it hard to meet other mums who I have anything in common with other than a baby! Off to have a look- thank you! #bigpinklink

  11. May 16, 2016 / 10:11 am

    YUP. I’m already a member and a blogger for Meet Other Mums (although I still need to write my first post). Totally agree, I moved to London not knowing anyone and then when I became a Mom, none of my friends had babies! I met my fellow Mum group through hypnobirthing classes and now we go out drinking together and actually right this moment I am on the train going to a mummy and baby cinema with them! Haha : ) it’s funny how I have become so close with my Mum friends, I think it’s because they understand me more. : ) #bigpinklink

  12. May 16, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Ooh I might have to have a look at this as don’t really know many other mums locally! #bigpinklink

  13. May 16, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I do find the internet a great resource for making friends (both in real life and just online). I think with suffering from anxiety and probably being autistic it’s invaluable and stops me from ending up completely isolated.

    Thanks for the link (there was a link somewhere…right? 😉 ). I’ll check it out.

    #bigpinklink

  14. May 16, 2016 / 11:40 am

    I’ve found that its second time around that I’ve gotten out less and met new people because of having to take two children everywhere! This is a great idea – I’m off to take a look! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  15. May 16, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    This sounds great! I’m in Canada so not sure if your UK site can match me up locally, but I’ll give it a go. I love the idea. Visiting from #bigpinklink
    ~Jess

  16. May 16, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    I think it’s great that they match you with like minded people in your area. I definitely don’t think it’s always easy to move the friendships on from just saying hello in baby groups! What would we do without the internet ey? #bigpinklink

  17. May 16, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Wow! They really do have an app for everything, don’t they? I’m fortunate enough to have found a few other moms that I talk to occasionally when we meet up for coffee or schedule play dates with our kids but my introverted side has come more and more to the surface as I’ve gotten older because I have found that meeting new people who are like-minded individuals is hard for me. For now though I like the moms I do get together with on occasion. This is an interesting way to meet new people though! Thanks so much for hosting #bigpinklink

  18. May 16, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    I blog for the is the too, and I love the idea of an online resource for meeting new mums. There don’t seem to be many people on the site in Glasgow, but I’m sure that will change soon. We all need mum friends! #bigpinklink

  19. May 16, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    This whole Motherhood malarkey is bizarre. On one hand it can make you desperate for just 5 minutes by yourself, but on the other hand you can spend all day feeling incredibly isolated. I also blog for this site and I think that the whole concept is fantastic! Great post to help them spread the word.
    Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink xx

  20. May 16, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    This is a great idea! I’ve struggled to make Mum friends and I want some not only for my own benefit but so that George has little pals to play with ☺️☺️ I’ll definitely be having a look at the website! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink xx

  21. May 16, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    This is so cool. I love anything that brings about community and less negativity on social media and the internet. Thanks for sharing! #bigpinklink

  22. May 16, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    fab idea, wish id known about it when on maternity! #bigpinklink

  23. May 16, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    This is such a great idea – I’ve read about it before and thought I should sign up, but I really should take the plunge. I’m the only one of my close friends who has taken the plunge into motherhood, and since my NCT friends went back to work things have been a bit quiet. Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  24. May 16, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Sounds like a great idea, it’s not something I’ve ever really thought about but I imagine it a lot of people could benefit from something like this. #bigpinklink

  25. May 16, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    It doesn’t seem like dads are allowed, boo!

    • May 16, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      I meant to follow that up with a wink emoticon, now it just seems like I’m a moaning myrtle lol.

  26. May 16, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    nobody in my neighborhood unfortunately but great site.

  27. May 16, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    What a great idea! So many are left isolated and this would be a great tool to use.

  28. May 16, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing – will definitely check them out. Thanks for hosting – #thebigpinklink

  29. Nige
    May 16, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    What a great idea I would try but not the wife would be best please me having lots of mummy friends thanks for hosting ❤️#bigpinklink

  30. May 16, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Ah I’ve been approached to blog for them too, I really should get my bum in gear and write something for them as, although I’ve never used the site myself, it does sound great. Thanks for sharing this with and hosting #bigpinklink 🙂

  31. May 16, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    I had come across this site and wondered how it works. This sounds like a fab idea for connecting mums. I think having a child is one of those times when you need all the friends you can get so this is a wonderful concept x #bigpinklink

  32. May 16, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I think it’s very true that other parenting friends can be so valuable – they really get you where you are now and you can face some of the same struggles etc together. How lovely that two of yours are now godmothers! I have heard of this site but not really had a proper look…I will give it a little peek, I think it would be nice to meet mothers who are about to embark on their second child, there seems to be less opportunities for this as though you are expected to have made all of your friends forever first time round! Thanks for the reminder and thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  33. May 16, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    I will certainly be checking the site out. Oh and if there are any mums that like cocktails in West Yorkshire I am well up for that 😂🍸🍹 Great post #bigpinklink

  34. May 16, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    This is the sort of thing that’s missing from Malta although to be fair mine are much older so I’ve moved out of that lonely phase. Fab that you blog for them! #bigpinklink

  35. May 17, 2016 / 2:34 am

    That is fantastic, good on you for sharing this! I felt so isolated when Aspe was first born, none of my friends had children yet and hubby was at work, it was lonely. i met some lovely mums through the mothers group and even more once they started school, with 3 of them I am certainly not lonely of mummy friends now lol #bigpinklink

  36. May 17, 2016 / 5:53 am

    A great idea! I certainly wish something like this had been around when I had my first 10 years ago. It’s so easy to feel isolated as a new parent. I will be popping over to check it out! Thanks for sharing. #bigpinklink

  37. May 17, 2016 / 6:36 am

    ‘Meet other Mums’ really is fab! I’m a big fan too, I’m glad you had such success with the NCT groups in your area though! Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink x

  38. May 17, 2016 / 7:21 am

    Meet Other Mums is a really great idea. I champion it for sure, if I didn’t have my friends who had their kids at the same time as I did, I’d probably have taken a look. I feel proud to blog for them. #bigpinklink

  39. May 17, 2016 / 8:54 am

    What a great idea! Will be sharing this valuable info. Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink xx

  40. May 17, 2016 / 10:29 am

    This is such a lovely idea and so nice of you to share it. I definitely think that these sites are a godsend for new mums. It sucks to be lonely!!

  41. May 17, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Ooooh that’s interesting! Off to have a look. I have absolutely no mummy friends in the local area. #bigpinklink

  42. May 17, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Having friends who can relate to the stage of life you’re in whether it’s single, married, pregnant, new mom or mom of multiple kids is so important! Going through stuff alone can become daunting or downright depressing! When I moved to the area I’m in now, I was lucky enough to meet 2 other ladies with kids around the same age as Lilly in my apartment building and now our 3 families get together all the time. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
    Not everyone is lucky enough to bump into like-minded people so its good to have apps and sites like these out there. Will definitely give it a look!
    #BigPinkLink

  43. May 17, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    This is brilliant, I had heard of Meet Other Mums but didn’t really know the ins and outs of it. It is such a good way to meet local mums in your area, I can only imagine how hard it must be if you’re new to an area. I’ve made some fab friends from my NCT course in London, but we plan one day to leave London, so one day maybe I’ll be needing to use Meet Other Mums. Claire x #BigPinkLink

  44. May 18, 2016 / 8:58 am

    This really is a fantastic site! It can be so lonely as a new mother spending so much time alone in your house. Having a group to reach out to & other mothers who are in the same situation is a really fantastic thing! Thank you for hosting #bigpinklink x

  45. May 18, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Meet other mums is a great site and I completely agree with everything you said about them. If I was still living in the UK I would definitely be using them more but for now I will just contribute some posts. #bigpinklink

  46. May 18, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I did look on here when I first became a Mum and there wasn’t much going on in my area. Maybe I should go back as it seems to have grown some! Thanks for reminding me about them. #bigpinklink

  47. May 18, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Sounds like a fab idea and a great networking tool. I’m not overly close with my NCT friends but lucky to have other friends and sisters that I can talk to. I can imagine how tough it is to know no one. Anything that links you up to fellow cocktail drinking ladies is always a good thing! Thanks for hosting #BigPinkLink x

  48. May 18, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    This is great idea, my OH really benefited from having friends who had babies at a similar time. Can imagine it would have been quite isolating if she didn’t. #bigpinklink

  49. May 19, 2016 / 9:30 am

    What a wonderful way for Mums to find each other. It can sometimes be daunting going to toddler groups or if you’ve moved somewhere new and you don’t know anyone, taking those first steps to reaching out and finding people.
    Thanks for sharing and I’ve shared on twitter.
    x
    #bigpinklink

  50. May 19, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Oh I’ve never heard of this. Sounds like it is worth a look. Platonic dating for mummies!
    When I had my first I found it a lot harder because I was working 4 days a week, but I made a lot of friends through a forum and I am still friends with them all these years later.
    Second time around, I have made a really good friend who lives round the corner, it’s been great being friends as she is an older mum like me so she doesn’t make me feel positively geriatric ha ha.
    #bigpinklink

  51. May 19, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    This is a great site – I like how they match your interests together, it’s a bit like a staring site for mums 😊 Motherhood can be so lonely so it’s really good if you can go out and find someone who is going through the same things. Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  52. May 19, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Such a brill idea. I did actually join up to Meet Other Mums a few weeks ago as I tentatively enquired about joining their blog squad (something I would really love to do except in the last few weeks I’ve found it a struggle to even find time for my own blog). Like you I was lucky to meet some great mums at my antenatal classes when I was pregnant the first time and our kids have stayed close and we often catch up over coffee or, erm, wine preferably. I’m always up for meeting and chatting with other mums though so I will take another look. #bigpinklink

  53. May 21, 2016 / 6:33 am

    I am going to go and properly check this out. I had heard of it but didnt truly appreciate what it was all about. What a great idea xx #bigpinklink

  54. May 21, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    This is a great idea! Despite being naturally a bit anti-social, I will make an effort and go and check this site out! #bigpinklink

  55. May 22, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I think it is really important to find people in your situation and try and create a supportive little community for yourself. I am lucky enough that some of my best blogging friends are only 30 mins away otherwise I would be using what sounds like a great website!!
    #bigpinklink