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I am a mum to a 14 month old and I don’t really have any friends.  I am a bit shy so I do struggle to meet people and often get quite lonely.  I have tried a couple of mothers groups but struggle to meet like minded mums I can hang out with outside of the group.  I was just wondering if other mums out there have been through the same thing and if anyone has any advice on how to make friends and meet new people? Thank you for your help :)

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  • I’m in the same boat.. I’m too scared to even go to play groups or mother’s groups though, so well done to you! But I have no one close to me with kids…

  • I had 1 mum friend when I had my first born, then when I had my second I joined my playgroups in my local area I also joined a few facebook group for mums in my area. I know have 5 very close mum friends from it. Dont be shy, dont be afraid to talk. most of the time they are feeling the same way you are!

  • What I did on a certain moment I put a garden bench in front of our house and played with the kids in the front garden and sat with a cuppa or a glass. You see many people passing by and guaranteed there are people with children or people who’re up for a chat. Also at the shops, make eye contact, greet people, help them finding an item and start chatting

  • I am the same. I struggle to meet people that could be friends outside of whatever group activity with the kids.
    Sorry, no advice from me. :(

  • When you say like minded mums – that is hard to define and even harder to find. Maybe join some activities that interest you are you want your child to participate in as you think they are important. For example I think books and reading are important and used to take my daughter to a kids group at the library (‘rock and rhyme time’). I made a good friend through that. Playgroup might help or use facebook to find a group you can join. For example my friend lives in north Sydney and joined a group called ‘north shore mums’. I imagine there are some for different areas. Good luck and don’t be afraid to say hello to other mums – they are probably in the exact same situation as you. If you keep your head down and don’t make eye contact you might miss making a friend right there

  • it is a long road we moved and I have to say it took a good 2 years till I found friends (i am shy) it was not till Kinder that I found like minded mums

  • I am the same. Have just moved and struggling to find some friends.

  • Its hard and sometimes a daunting thing. I didnt have any mum friends 3 years ago. Now I have a massive network of mums around me amd all of it was just from going to Playgrouls and chatting to mums with babies close to the same age. I found kids to be perfect Ice Breakers for me. I genuinely do not have much confidence but since having my girls I am more confident and less self conscious. They need mum to socialize for them and with them.

  • I’m the same way but i haven’t met anyone yet either..

  • Some of these groups are quite clicky so just keep trying

  • Hope some of the suggestions below have helped.

  • How are you going with all this?

  • visit the community centre in your area, they may know of some mother’s groups that are running and you might be able to go to one of those

  • It can be very difficult, especially if the avenues you have tried have not been a great success. Maybe rhyme time at your local library or swimming lessons?

  • try things like swimming/gymbaroo – get to meet other mums that way.

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