Seeking Other Moms like Me Just Moved, No Friends, New Job

Updated on April 29, 2008
T.A. asks from Woodbridge, VA
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What are some things other moms do to make friends? What are things they can get involved in?

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J.C.

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Hi T.!

I live in Springfield and my son will be 7mths at the end of the month. Where are you located?

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E.S.

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Hi T., Welcome to Virginia! Are you or your husband in the military and got stationed here? You are very brave and I commend you for reaching out. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a great organization for new moms. I joined a local chapter of MOPS just after I had my first baby and have been a member for (gosh) 3 years. It's a great group - the only down side is that the group meets from August to May.

This Web site is also another great meeting place. I'm in the Annandale area. I work 3 days a week in the ER at Fairfax Hospital but love getting together for coffee. ;) Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Carabou Coffee?

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F.T.

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Hi T.

Where in VA are you located? I just moved her myself and I am in Woodbridge, VA.

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S.H.

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MOMS Club has been a life-saver for me!! We moved back to this area just before my son was born six years ago, and I needed to meet moms. I also met one of my closest friends at a My Gym class for my son when he was just learning to walk. Our boys are now in kindergarten and we're still quite close :)

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E.M.

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Hi T.,

I think it is hard to make new friends, but having a child makes it easier. Going to the playground with your child allows you to meet other parents of little ones. If I find a parent who's parenting style (at least as much as I can see at the playground) agrees with me, I strike up a conversation... how old is your child is a great way to break the ice. If the kids play well together, suggest another day to meet at the playground... or ask when they usually go. I think it's important to make sure the kids get along and that you agree with the parenting style so there aren't serious clashes down the road. Also, this way you aren't committed, you are just being friendly.

Another great option is to look for moms groups at your church. Ours has a group that meets on Wednesdays and they provide babysitting. You simply donate a dollar or two for each child in the babysitting and enjoy some fun with other moms. They go out to dinner once a month and work together on special events for the kids (like Easter and Christmas celebrations) or support a mission project. It's a fun way to meet really great people.

Good luck to you. I hope these ideas are helpful to you.
Liz

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E.L.

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Hi T. I know the feeling of being a single mom in and not haveing anyone around. I have 3 kids an 11 year old son, a 2year old daughter and a 7 month old son. I have a boyfrind and he's wounderful but I don't have any girlfriends. I am moving to woodbridge in a couple weeks. Were do u live?

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C.L.

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T., There are group and "clubs" you can join. Depends on what county or city you are in. One group is called MOPs, Mother's of Preschooler,s....that one has helped me tremendously......church is another way to meet friends and be in a comfortable place. If you want mre info , emal me, I would be glad to give you anymore info..
www.mops.org
C.

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M.M.

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Find a mother's group (ie MOPS) in your area to meet other moms. Sometimes churches have groups as well. Go to all of them and you will meet people with children.

Mary

P.L.

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Visit www.MOPS.org to find a group near you. It is a faith based oms group open to ALL moms religious or not, they have daytime and nighttime MOPS groups. One MOPS group I go to is meeting May 12th 7-9pm, since you said you worked. They meet at Immanuel Bible Church on Backlick Road in Springfield VA in the "Terrace Rooms" (the basement.) I have had absolutely wonderful experiences with MOPS and meetring other moms and even having a mentor mom. You could also try www.meetup.com
Good Luck!
Pammy

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A.H.

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Hi T.,

there a many MOMS clubs in the DC metro area. I just googled moms clubs and found www.momsclub.org which I know has at least 2 falls church chapters. MONA is a group in Arlington. There are a number to choose from, but I found the one I am now involved when my son was 9 months and it has been a very helpful resource and support system.

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