When I first had Gracie I was incredibly lonely, I’ve written about that before, the long empty days that stretched out for months on end. It took me until she was over a year old to pluck up the courage to do anything about it, but I so wish I had done something sooner.
I was recently contacted by the lovely Sally from Meet Other Mums, to see if I would try out her meet-up site. I am all for helping other people make connections and so I signed up and have been handing out flyers around my town.
I love the idea of the site, it works in a similar way to a dating site really as it asks you about your interests and views to then match you up with similar mums in your area. I have a few matches but I haven’t been brave enough to reach out to anyone as yet. I think mainly that is due to many not having profile pictures – I like to see what someone looks like.
There are lots of tabs to look through, from your matches, to chat and a great blog section with fab posts to read. It is all very straight forward and if you want to create a mum date to invite some of you matches to then it is all very simple.
I am definitely going to keep an eye out for some mums with younger babies as all of my friends are all mums of the girls’ friends but you definitely need people who are going through the same stage as you, don’t you? You need to know that you can text someone to arrange a catch-up so you can share stories of sleepless nights and clingy babies, right?
I have met lots of people online and I honestly wouldn’t be without them, but there is a lot to be said for having friends you can meet in person. That is what this site is about really, about finding and building friendships to get you through the highs and lows of every day life.
If you have just moved to a new town or have recently had a baby and are looking to meet other women just like you, then give Meet Other Mums a try. Put yourself out there and you may just find your #MumTribe.
Let me know how you get on!