Monday, March 13, 2017

How to Find and Keep Mom Friends!

Mom friends, how many of us have them?! Since becoming a stay at home mom, it is hard to get together with my non mom friends. They don't understand working around nap time or having to be near a restroom. They are free on the weekends and I am beat on the weekends! But this is where your mom friends come in, the ladies who understand your daily struggle lol. Here are some tips to find and keep your #MomTribe.

How to Find and Keep Mom Friends! The Daily April N Ava

How to FIND mom friends:
1. Leave the house! Mom friends aren't going to magically show up at your front door, you have to get out and socialize.

2. Spark up conversations at the playground or other kid friendly places. Chances are the moms that are out and about during the day are stay at home moms and you should have an easier time connecting and meeting up with them.

3. Join Facebook groups for moms in your area. There are groups for practically groups for everything on Facebook.  I have meet some of my best mom friends in Facebook groups.

4. Search local hashtags on Instagram. I do this all the time and I follow some wonderful local mommies. Maybe ill have the courage one day to ask them on a playdate!


How to KEEP mom friends:
5. Keep in touch! You don't have to call everyday but a text every now and then to check in is great.

6. Write down your playdates. It sucks to have a playdate planned and you get stood up, not only for you but your child who wants to see their friend. Write down playdates in your planner or use your phone to keep track.
How to Find and Keep Mom Friends! The Daily April N Ava

7. Set up mom dates too! I love seeing my mom friends on weekends without the kiddies. Something simple like ice cream or go all out for a moms night out! Either way, it forms a deeper connection that just being moms.

I hope you find these tips helpful. Mom tribes are everything! Until next time!
April K.

13 comments:

  1. I only have a handful of 'mom friends', but they're awesome! We keep in touch with the occasional text, but we all understand how crazy motherhood is, so none of us get offended if we don't get a reply for several days...haha! This was an awesome post with some great points. :)

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  2. All great tips! Having mommy friends is essential to staying sane! Some of my best friends I have now are all a part of my mom tribe!

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  3. The local hashtag one is great. I've connected with a couple mom's that way. I'd say reach out and send a DM. I'm glad I did.

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  4. Great tips that we all need! I find reaching out does wonders!

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  5. This is such a struggle for me! I'm great at making small talk, but when it comes to connecting long-term, I always fall short. These are great tips!

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  6. Great tips! Had to laugh at the idea of Mom friends just showing up at my house. Maintaining positive friendships is a great form of self care. I love going out with my Mom friends. We often do something super fun and let the kids come along as well. Sometimes we go out for pizza and other times we might go paint ceramics. When we paint the kids usually hang out at one end of the table and the adults at the other end allowing us all time to chat with friends.

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  7. Love these tips, simple but so true. Moms are the best!

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  8. I SO need to work on this. Thanks for the great tips for this loner. ;)

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  9. These are such great tips, April! I def need the help because I am trying to build a mom tribe of my own. I feel alone sometimes as most of my friends here don't have children and don't really understand what it's like being a SAHM/WAHM. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. I only have mom friends in my life now lol and it's really fun to be around and share some common things

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  11. Love the use of hashtags on IG...super innovative and a great idea! And yes, mom dates are essential. Great read

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  12. This is interesting to read from the flip-side as a non-mom who is losing all her friends to the mom-tribe. I guess it's inevitable that my mom-friends begin to feel that they have little in common with me after baby comes. At least I can apply these tips to find some new non-mom friends too;)

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