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Moms Find Comfort in a Mother's Group

Did You Find Solace in a Mom's Group?

As children, many girls dream of having babies at the same time as their best friend. While it's a nice concept, it rarely works out so perfectly. Geography, age, significant others, and life get in the way making it more common for women to enter motherhood at different times. In hopes of finding someone who understands their circumstances, many ladies turn to mothers' groups where conversations of breastfeeding, swaddling, and crawling are common, informative, and often fascinating. Through these meetings, women tend to form long-lasting bonds and their children become as close as siblings. However, they're not every mum's cup of tea.

I, for instance, tried to join a group but was only one of two to show up and even then, the other lady didn't speak English and lived across town. Luckily, I was fortunate to have many friends having babies at the same time and didn't need a secondary resource. A friend of mine recently laughed her way out of a session and was asked not to return. I think she may have been booted for fitting into her snug white prepregnancy jeans just a tad too soon for their liking.

Did you find solace in a mom's group?

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MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
She said she laughed her way out, which sounds like she found humor in whatever they were talking about and they asked her not to return because of it. I dont know if that's the actual event, but its how it reads.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
No, I never felt comfortable or like I fit in in any of the Mom's groups I tried.
Danni99 Danni99 7 years
I have never been so miserable as when I tried to participate in my parent's church's MOPS group. A more hypocritical self righteous group I cannot imagine. Fortunately I snapped out of the post-partum funk that had me feeling as though I needed to surround myself with other women who could "understand" what my life was like b/c they too were mothers. I find I actually connect more with women who don't have kids, b/c they expect me to be a person in my own right, and not just so-and-so's mom.
DStirk DStirk 7 years
I love my mom's group! I've met some great friends through it — and I think it's pretty cool that they are people I would not necessarily have befriended otherwise.
babysugar babysugar 7 years
Mommapoppins! You are hilarious about Regis and Kelly! I subscribe to a mother's group email and it is a great resource. I have many friends who are still very close with their mom group friends and completely agree that it's worth giving a shot if you don't have friends in your same boat.
mommapoppins mommapoppins 7 years
Yes! I have been a member of my local MOMS (Moms offering Moms support) since my first daughter was 9 months! I didn't have any local friends with babies and I was seriously lost in the salsa, lonely, and talking back to "Regis and Kelly" on the tv in desperation. Our club organizes plenty of activities for moms and kids during the week-playgroups, park dates, recipe exchanges ("Apple Crisp Throwdown")library storytime outings during the week and MNO(Moms Night Out) and Book Club without kids in the evening. My daughters (now 7 and 5) and I have met many wonderful, supportive friends. As a new mom- I really found all of the club emails (who's your pediatric dentist?etc.) a good source of info. I will cycle out of the club when my youngest hits 1st grade, but I know that I'll keep in touch with all of the MOMS and kids that we've met over the years. I encourage any new mom to give the club a try and to try a few events (general monthly meeting,etc.) before making a decision. Go to to find a link to a club in your area!
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