If there is anything that I have learned over the past 7 years it is that making Mommy friends is hard. I don’t know why, but it just hasn’t been one of those easy tasks for me. I will often put myself out there, but nothing comes of it. To be frank, it sucks.
Motherhood while rewarding can quite often feel quite isolating. Sometimes it is just nice to be able to break free from the 4 walls whether it be for a play date or a girls night out. However, when you live in an area away from all your family and friends, it can seem virtually impossible to find that escape. Nothing is more disheartening than feeling like you haven’t found your village. I know, I have been there.
Recently, I came to find Village Mommy; a site designed by Christine Waldman. Christine wanted Mom’s to find a common ground where they could come together and start to build their village. She understood how lonely Motherhood can sometimes be, and how hard it can be to forge new friendships between nap times and playgroups. This is why she created Village Mommy.
Village Mommy is much like an online dating website, but rather for Mom’s.
The website features 2000+ members, and links you to potential new friends by matching you based on your geographical location, children’s ages, and interests.
I have been using the website for the past couple of weeks, and I have been loving the concept. I have been able to search the site looking for Mom’s in a current stage of life that I can relate to. I love that I have the option to search for new potential friends by kids age group, marital status, parenting and family, education, career and/or language.
I have come across a few woman on the website who share many common interests and have children in the same age bracket as my own. I have added a few of them as friends, and I look forward to reaching out to them in the coming weeks and seeing what comes of it. Ideally my end goal with all of this is that I will able to start building a village for myself. One that is local. I would love for my kids to be able to have play dates with children their age, and I would love to meet more Mom’s in the area who can relate to where I am at in my stage of life. Nothing beats the supportive network and bond that Mothers can have with one another.
Bring back the Village!
Are you pregnant or a New Mom? Looking to meet new Mom’s? Check out Village Mommy.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are those of my own.
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