I can remember the first few weeks and months after giving birth seeming a bit lonely. With family and friends at work all day, it was just me and a baby sitting around at home. As my body was healing and I was learning my baby's cues, needs and schedule, maternity leave definitely lacked the adult interaction that I had just a short time ago on a daily basis.
I hear you moms. Those days can seem long and lonely at times. Your friends and family aren't always readily available and maybe you've thought about meeting other moms.
We are fortunate enough to live in a city with some great options for new moms and a variety of groups. With the colder weather here for the next few months, getting out of the house can seem more daunting but I promise you, some weekly interaction with other moms will do you some good.
Social time with other moms can act as a sounding board and take comfort in that you are not alone. Whether it's your first or you have a newborn and toddler, we all need to feel connected and heard.
Committing to adding one of these activities to your weekly routine gives you time to get out of the house, meet new moms and experience your local community. Making friends can be fun! I've seen great friendships forged and ongoing play dates with moms rotating visits at each others homes.
We've complied a list of local businesses that support mamas and their babes. Some are structured programs that require registration and others operate weekly drop-in sessions (such as our Tuesday Coffee meetups at Commonwealth). There are programs for fitness, yoga, breastfeeding support, parenting classes, infant massage (we offer this as a workshop as well) and social interactions. Local libraries also offer programs as well as searching on Faccebook groups with your baby's month and year of birth. Lots of moms meet that way!
Not sure where to find these groups in the city? Here's a few great options to get you started:
Check out these links and let us know which one's you visit!
Need help finding local programs that will suit your needs? Send us a message or email and we'd be happy to help.