Making Friends with Other Moms
The Internet has opened the door for millions of people to meet and connect. Mothers have been using the World Wide Web since its inception, sharing child-rearing tips, ideas, and offering emotional support with other moms across the globe.
The Internet can be a good place to start if you're feeling a bit isolated and want to reach out however you can. While chatting, posting and e-mailing aren't the same as live interaction and play dates, they can be intellectually stimulating, fun, and may lead to finding friends you can eventually meet face-to-face.
Mothersclick.com includes a feature that helps you find other moms' groups in your area. You'll find an abundance of mom communities for stay at home moms (or SAHM's, in e-speak), but Mothersclick.com is a space for working moms to connect with each other and express their points of view.
Momzone.com is another general interest site where mothers can post thoughts and share advice. You may even want to jump on the mom-blog bandwagon and add your own opinions and experiences to the mix. You never know, it might help you connect with others who share your feelings.
There are online communities for moms from various backgrounds, religious faiths, and interests. Just do a Google search and you'll likely find one that catches your eye.
Take the Reins
You need to be pro-active if you're going to meet other moms. This may be easy for women who are naturally outgoing and friendly, but it can feel forced for those with a shy or quiet manner.