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!!