- Put yourself out there. I was shameless about asking moms to get together. I took the roster from Caroline’s preschool class and pretty well emailed the entire list.
- Go to a park close to your house and get chatty. Talk to the mom pushing the swing next to you. Seems like most moms do the I-don’t-see-you-even-though-you-are-right-next-to-me thing. Which totally drives me nuts. If you do connect, odds are they live close by.
- Weekend brunch is great for socializing. It usually doesn’t interfere with nap time (unless you have an infant) or early bedtimes. Bonus: people come to you!
- Once you find a mom you click with, see if she can connect you with her friends. I haven’t really done this yet, but it seems logical.
- Don’t take it personally. If I got the brush off twice, I moved on. On a side note, if someone asks you to get together, SAY YES! You may be one of those moms with the oh-so-packed scheduled but you can make time for another mom.
- Stop feeling guilty about getting a babysitter. If you can afford it, do it. Meet another mom for coffee or make a date to go thrifting.
So moms, your turn to give advice! How do you deal with this? What tips or tactics worked for you in making new mom friends?0