Everybody wants to know how to make “mom friends,” right?! I don’t think there’s some big secret, but I do know it takes work and getting out of yourself. If you’re willing to reach out, you’ll find your village.
Here is the equation:
ONE MOM FRIEND YOU REALLY LIKE + YOUR KIDS GET ALONG = HAPPY VILLAGE
Sometimes making new mom friends can feel like the first day of high school! If you’re feeling awkward or dumb about picking up on a mom, here’s a ‘lil sample convo for you:
You slyly approach a mom nearby who’s playing with her daughter in the sandbox. YOU: She’s so cute! How old is your daughter?
HER: Thanks. 18 months. Pause.
YOU: Oh awesome. My son is 18 months too. Is your daughter still putting everything in her mouth like my son is?
HER: Yeah! Ha ha. I have to watch her all the time.
YOU: Ha ha. Oh, I forgot to introduce myself. I’m ________. And you’re…? Do you live nearby?
HER: My name is _____. I do live nearby. Just one street over.
YOU: We love to get out and go to parks. Let me get your number and if we’re here, we’ll text you so we can meet up. Maybe we could have a picnic sometime?
See, that’s not so bad. It’s good to remember that you’ve got nothing to lose. Only awesome mom friends to gain! So, be brave, be confident, and be patient. Soon enough, you will have found your village.