Connections: Meeting Other Parents
Find Meetups about Parents and meet people in your local community who share your interests. "You don't have to make friends with people you meet on the school run. But even if some of the parents at school already know each other, many will be . as the basis of her column, published online at Wonder Women. I feel like I am starting over,” Darlington, 34, told TODAY Parents. And yet, when asked if they would use an app or other online matchmaking so desperate to meet like-minded moms that she was willing to try another app.
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Feb 12, Photograph by Twenty20 Making new friends isn't always easy, especially if you're a parent. The reality is that when you have a baby, everything changes, including your schedule and priorities. It can be hard to keep up with friends who aren't parents.
But it turns out, there are apps surprise! It's sort of like online dating. But instead of finding a date, you're paired with other moms who share your interests.
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All you have to do is complete a profile to find your mommy soulmate. Here are 5 new options to put on your radar: MomCo, Free Moms need this more than dating people do. The MomCo app "helps women break the ice and saves you from that awkward feeling of when you meet a cool mom, but you are shy and don't want to ask for a number," Darlington said.
Through the app moms can locate and connect with local moms, find support in forums, schedule playdates, keep current with local events and save some money with in-app deals and giveaways. The Massachusetts mom understood the importance of finding like-minded moms who can understand the challenges of having a child with severe peanut and egg allergies.
You go out and hang with these new mom friends but they aren't a good fit because they don't know what to do when your child is screaming and throwing up all over the place. Everyone is feeding their kids peanut butter and jelly," she said.
Connections: Meeting Other Parents
Being able to connect with other women in the allergy and colic community online was like a breath of fresh air and took away the frustration of having to cope with her son's restricted diet by herself. Hello Mamas is really about connecting moms like you at your own pace and to find the support you need for your village.Meet the Parents Online Episode 3
Smile Mom, Free There's no doubt that being a parent is frustrating, but there's another app that puts a smile in motherhood. Smile Mom is an app and online community where you can get parenting advice and connect with moms with children of a similar age in your area. All of these things require different levels of confidence and commitment.
You may just want to take things slow and let things build.
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It is still early days. There is plenty of time to find people you do like and who you can build a friendship with. Or to relax into this new routine where even if you are not best mates with everyone in the playground you can feel comfortable saying hello, dropping off or picking up your child, and going about your day.
Petra Boynton is a social psychologist and sex researcher working in International Health Care and studying sex and relationships. Follow her on Twitter drpetra.
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