We’ve moved around a lot in the last few years, after the first move I was lucky enough to start babysitting for a few really great women whom I was happy to become friends with.
The next two moves left me friendless, babysitting or not. Now I’m babysitting once a week, and while the mom and I are friendly we’re not friends.
So how do you go about meeting moms in your area?
- Family place/centers
- Local grocery stores with community rooms
One of the first things I do when we move to a new place is search Facebook for groups for the area, usually there is a garage sale group where you can ask about a local events page and some places will have a children’s sale page, or as Weyburn has, a mommy group page.
The next thing I do is look at the local library website for information, see what they offer. A lot, even small town, libraries offer story times, sometimes for different age groups (ie/ toddlers, preschoolers, school-agers).
Sometimes making small talk with another mom can make a big difference in a new area.