Let’s be real, the journey into motherhood is magical but also very isolating. Especially when you’re the first of your friends to have a baby or you just don’t have mom friends. You need someone to talk to and process what changes you’re going through. You NEED someone who understands.
While I love my own mom, and can talk to her about anything. It’s been a long time since she had a kid and times have changed. I needed mom friends and I didn’t know how to find them.
I joined every mom related activity I could find, it’s actually how I ended up here at East Valley Moms 6 years ago.
So now I want to help you! I want to help you find the adult conversation and loving mom friend you need. So I asked my fellow writers how they found their mom friends!
I hope their resources help you find your village!!
Kids classes and activities
Megan, Mom of 2:
Lindsay, Mom of 2:
Amy, Mom of 1:
Shameless plug, but creating more opportunities for connection between moms is one of the reasons East Valley Moms exist! Join us on an upcoming mommy + me hiking meet up, show up for one of our moms night out, or just slide into our DMs and we’ll get you connected with like-minded, local moms.
Jessica, Mom of 2:
Another reason to join a gym: mom friends
Kim, Mom of 5:
I have found my gym to be a wonderful place to find fellow mom friends. I attend the same time every day and started to find familiar faces and we began chatting during camp and then more so after camp and then it turned to phone numbers exchanged and then coffee dates and most recently a holiday gathering. We all have kids with ages that vary and are able to share and relate on so many levels that bring us closer. I’m so thankful that my healthy lifestyle has brought me likeminded friends.
Kira, Mom of 4:
Amanda, Mom of 4: