Friday, April 06, 2007

Request for advice

I want to meet other moms of babies in my area. Keeping in mind that I'm tied to the house Monday-Friday till after 6pm, do you have any suggestions for me?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask your local Early Intervention office. They sponsor playgroups. At Hester's age, it's mostly a social thing for Moms. Also, you connect with the people you'll be seeing at toddler groups in the community, then again as the kids start school.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Clementine said...

Thanks, Lin! Our EI folks did tell us about a playgroup, but it meets during the week in the morning. In fact, all the cool things I've heard about are for SAHMs, not WAHMs (because I have all the kids during the week, I literally can't leave the house). I know you've been a mom much longer than I have; do you have any other ideas for meeting people? Thanks!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Mommato2 said...

Hi there:

Hope everything is going well for you. I am in Canada, but I am sure there are the same kind of programs in the U.S. Our library has a Saturday morning Mom and to drop in. Also, when the baby is a little older you can enroll her in swimming lessons...really just getting in the pool and splashing, but there are other Moms and babies there.

Good luck and have fun!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Psycho Kitty said...

It *is* annoying, here at least, that most of the great groups and such for the littlest kids are in the morning. Like, working moms don't actually want to do things with their kids. Grr.

But having said that, you usually *can* dig out some groups that are scheduled for working moms. Around here there's a "magazine" that you can pick up in the free newsracks you find at the library and outside grocery stores; it's basically just a bunch of ads for kids' programs/businesses, but I've found announcements for playgroups and off-hour classes there.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

When we moved to our area, I got frustrated because all the cool looking get togethers were for families. Dang it! I need a baby to get in on these things ;)

But I hadn't really thought about how most of it is probably during the day, for SAHMs. That doesn't help! Have you tried going to Yahoo Groups and typing in your area? I've often found groups of people that way- many are for parents. Since they keep up with each other through the internet, it's sometimes possible to get in on things happening on YOUR schedule, and meet people.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

I'm trying to think of how my parents knew other new parents when they were young but I think a lot of it was by chance or just the fact that everyone was a young married couple having babies so it was easy.

I guess I'd say the best thing is to find something that happens on weekends so you don't have to worry about the weekday daytime conflicts. That might be easier to start anyway. If your church was closer I'd say what about there but I guess you're most likely to only find folks from the Boston area there. When we were young my mom knew a lot of young parents I think from being involved in community parenting and pre and post natal courses. She even taught a childbirthing class for a while.

8:59 AM  

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