By: Heather McMechan Contributing Writer
When you become a mom, it can be a lonely time. You start second guessing yourself and questioning if you are doing this motherhood thing right.
You can go on the internet to find other mom friends at ask for advice, but you can’t really have a conversation when your just texting on posts or in a Facebook group.
It’s important to have a local mom tribe that you can go to or rely on for those celebrations or tough times. But where can you find these moms. I get asked that a lot.
Here is the scoop on 5 Ways You Can Create A Local Mom Tribe.
Join A Mommy and Me class
This is a great way to meet other moms, especially with kids that are your age. You can bond over a music class, gymnastics and more.
Invite a mom to a play date at the park
You met a mom. Now take a leap of faith and invite her for a park playdate. Then you don’t have to worry about your house getting destroyed and you can get a little exercise while you both swing and chase your kids.
Invite a mom to meet up for coffee
You still have little ones sleeping in strollers. This is the perfect time to meet-up for coffee. Call that mom you’ve wanted to get to know so you can chat about the latest celebrity gossip or your pediatrician.
No mom shaming, be open minded and a good listener
Every mom is going through something. And every mom does it differently. Find that tribe you have many things in common with, but be open-minded to learn to new ways of parenting that you may not have thought about.
Get out of your house
Don’t sit in your house all day taking care of your baby. Get out and do a few errands or take the baby for a stroll through the mall. You may be surprised how many moms are out and you just might strike up a conversation.
Join the YMCA of South Palm Beach County
Your tribe might be waiting for you at the YMCA. The Y Moms can be found at the DeVos-Blum Family Y in Boynton and Peter Blum Family Y in Boca. The YMCA provides childcare so you can hit that spin class with friends or enjoy a cup of coffee with another mom. They also offer mommy and me classes so you can bond with your child while meeting new moms.
The Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton is located at 6631 Palmetto Circle S.
In Boca Raton, Florida. Call (561)-395-9622 for more information.
The DeVos-Blum Family YMCA of Boynton Beach is located at 9600 S. Military Trail
Boynton Beach, Florida. Call (561)-738-9622 for more information.
Fax: (561) 738-6055
You’re not alone on this journey of motherhood. Create a mom tribe so you can have the support you need starting today.