Becoming a mom is a wonderful experience. It’s also a complete life changer. All of a sudden, your priorities and interests completely change since you’ve got a baby to care for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As you make the transition into motherhood, you might consider joining a mom’s group.
Why Are Moms Groups So Great
The beginning of parenthood comes with all sorts of fun experiences and challenges. So, spending time with other moms gives you a peer group to celebrate with, and also a support group to help you get through trying times.
Mom’s groups are also a great way to share tips and information. Looking for the best stroller for the beach or a battery operated bottle warmer? Just ask the moms in your group for their favorites (and the ones to avoid)!
Where To Meet Other Moms
These days, the easiest way to find a moms group is on Facebook. Check the “Groups” feature and there is a good chance there is a group in your area. Facebook is great since you can post questions to the entire group and often get good answers pretty quickly.
Beyond Facebook, there are plenty of other online venues for moms groups. Check out The Bump, Meetup, and BabyCenter just to name a few.
Then, there are your offline ways of finding moms groups. Believe it or not, it is possible for these groups to exist without the Internet. Check for bulletins at pediatrician’s offices, daycares, preschools, libraries, and other kids related places.
Start Your Own Mom’s Group
If you’re having trouble finding a moms group in your area, you might try starting your own. After all, you’re probably not the only one that wishes there was a local group. While starting a moms group won’t be the easiest thing in the world, it only takes a few people to join before you’ll start to get momentum.
Try starting a Facebook page, and putting up some bulletins around town. Then, plan a fun family event or two. Maybe it’s a picnic at a park or just going for a scenic walk with strollers in tow. Before you know it, you’ll have a core group of moms getting together regularly.
If you’re interested in learning more, check out this longer article on how to find a good mom’s group on Smart Parent Advice.
Author Bio: Cristin Howard runs Smart Parent Advice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Cristin writes about all of the different ups and downs of parenting, provides solutions to common challenges, and reviews products that parents need to purchase for babies and toddlers.