So I have this totally unoriginal problem that everyone basically probably has but I’m gonna blog about it anyway. I never claimed to be unique.
Now that I’m a mom, I find myself wanting to schedule play dates… not that Molly necessarily needs to be entertained, but more because I need to be entertained. I’ve fallen victim to that classic conundrum – many of my friends don’t have kids or do have kids and don’t have time, and I find myself yearning for a little adult friendship (yes, I’m aware that sounds creepy). I know there are other moms in my area who probably have the same issues, so I was thinking, wouldn’t it be FANTASTIC if there was a Match.com sort of situation, only 100% platonic, and used as a way for like-minded moms to meet other moms for potential wine and friendship?
Turns out, someone beat me to the punch.
I literally Googled “moms meet other moms” (because I’m cool like that) and found this website – Mom Meet Mom – which I think I read is just in beta phase right now. It’s exactly what I’m looking for (and was considering creating if it didn’t exist… but this way is a lot less work). I love it! The only problem is, it seems fairly new, so perhaps most people don’t know about it just yet. Hence, I doubt I’m really going to meet many other moms in my tiny little area of the country. So far I’ve only received one “friend request” from someone in Canada who appears to be selling something. There’s also a pretty cool-sounding mom who I friend requested who appears to be ignoring me? Like, wtf? But at least there’s hope.
How did you make new friends after becoming a mom? Or did your existing friendships magically stay the same despite the many demands of parenthood/exhaustion/going to bed at 9pm most nights?
I’m lucky enough to have the sort of friends who I can hang out with once every few months and feel like no time has passed. But in reality… time has passed. And sometimes I get bored on weekends. I used to be part of a book club, but it fell apart, which is very disappointing. I need something to keep my busy on the weekends. Some jogging buddies for warmer weather. A couple people to call when I’m sitting around being a lazy bum.
The site feels like online dating in a way – which is kind of funny because I created my profile while sitting right next to my husband! So illicit. I literally just signed up, so I’ll let y’all know how it goes, if it goes. I know. Please try to contain your excitement…