I was never in the “in” group of Mums. But what I did was invite my children’s friends over to play afterschool, asking the mothers directly, and that worked a treat. That way I built up friendships with those mothers. The trouble these days is that a lot of mums work outside of the home, so there are fewer waiting at the school gate. I always knew somehow that I wouldn’t be part of the clique, so I managed to make my own friendships through my kids. I am still friends with one of the mothers, 35 years later! I wish u all the best. I am sure some of the other mothers also feel the same as u, especially mums from overseas. They are particularly lonely and shy.
Published 23rd February 2020