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Hi I’m just wanting to ask how other mothers make new friends? I try to be friendly and put myself out there but I’m finding everyone has their “click” groups and I don’t really have a place. I’m a stay at home mum with three children 3 and under. None go to daycare, I don’t have family to help or even keep me company, my husband works a lot and I am just starting to feel so lonely and lack confidence.

Posted anonymously, 28th February 2014

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  • Maybe find a playgroup to join? Just take your kids to the park to get you out of the house will help in the mean time. I’m thinking you’re feeling very down at the moment, things getting on top of you, so just take a break. I used to love McDonalds. I would sit and have a coffee while the kids played in their play area.

  • Check out your local playgroup, kindergym or mums and bubs group (my local one meets at a church but not run by the church). It can be hard to find the right mix. Also when they are old enough try the parents and friends or council at kindergarten. This is a good way to meet people and find out what is happening in the local community. There are Facebook groups in some areas also.

  • I wouldn’t bother, just as you think you’re in, they’ll stab you in the back! But if you’re really into it, take the kids to things, they’ll have fun and you’ll get to meet new people

  • Hi a good way is to add some mothers facebook groups on facebook.

    There are some with thousands of Members for sharing stories or just everyday talk.
    feel free to add my little facebook group I made. :)



  • I found friends as I joined a ‘new mums group’ set up by the local community centre as we all had our babies within a few weeks of another another and were invited to attend. I still seem some every now and again but really I found the friendships I have no are more when the children go to school. I know your a bit away from that so I would try some local groups once you keep going back a few times they will get to know you and hopefully start talking to you.

  • I have 5 kids and have have worked and still working my advice to you is that many people are different and it’s not about making friends it’s about enjoying what you have and enjoying your time with your kids. Friends will come and go.

  • I have met some friends through joining a mother’s group/playgroup in my local area, also visiting at the local playground and chatting with some mum’s there with their kids. I also joined a walking group on Facebook in my local area, maybe there might be something similar for your area, not necessarily a walking group, but something social.

  • I’m finding it quite hard, but i have anxiety so thats not fun

  • it is difficult to make friends as you get older, just keep being friendly and approachable

  • start to do a craft or join a gym that is for women only

  • Join some local activity groups or take your children to activity centres like gymbaroo. You’ll meet parents with children of similar ages while your children are also having fun.

  • Once your children start going to daycare and school you will find it very easy to make new friends. Some of my best friends today are all from meeting them at school and my eldest is 20 so friendship that lasts. Make sure you also join the buy sell swap pages on facebook in your local area as these are also great ways to make friends our local page always has people asking to get together for walking groups and kids play groups and I have seen it on other ones as well.

  • i feel the same way :(

  • Are you on Facebook? I started a play group for this very reason. I could see who had young kids in my area that I was “friends” with and invited them to join my play group. It’s working well to connect local mums…. and I encourage them to invite other mums to the group too.

  • Find some local play groups to take your children to…often mums are doing the same thing to go out and get social. Would it be at all possible to get an evening job? I work at nights and it is wonderful for my social life because I get the opportunity to have adult conversations and I feel so much less isolated!

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