8 Ways moms can find support
Sep 28, 2009
Many mothers have a similar sense of aloneness and loneliness these days, with all the hustle and bustle and mobility in our society. But the good news is that there really are plenty of simple but effective ways to connect with other mothers.
Look for mothers clubs in your area. You can find out about them in local parent/family newspapers, or by asking preschool teachers. There are also directories on the internet of national organizations with local chapters, and groups like as
MomsClub, Parents Without Partners and this directory of mothers' clubs in California. If it feels comfortable for you, try to get involved with your child's school or preschool.
Many areas have informal mommy/baby groups, playgroups, etc. You could find out by asking around, or put up a little flyer and try to organize your own.
If you're so inclined, religious organizations often are ways to connect with other parents.
Ask your pediatrician for ideas.
Many areas have a parent hotline with community resources, as well as telephone support.
Go online. There are many great websites with strong communities of other mothers. Check out the message boards here on the
SheKnows.com. Think about connecting with relatives who are mothers.
More on finding and making mom friends
How to make mom friends
It can be hard to make mom friends
Why all moms need good mom friends